Battle of the Bands for 01.15.2020

Hello, blog friends and BotB-ers! Some of you from the battles may remember me, and some may not - I most notably post covers every now and then that literally NO ONE likes. Seriously. Ask anyone. I've been absent from the Battles for a few years, but it's a new year, a new decade, and I am back and ready to rumble again! And I am apologizing in advance in the event that I submit anything that's been done during my sabbatical.

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The Twenties just roared in like…

wait...we are calling this new decade The Roaring Twenties, right? If so, I certainly approve. It's one of my favorite vintage eras for fashion, beauty, housewares, and architecture. It certainly ticks all the boxes, what with it's Dapper gentlemen (and high-stalin' gangsters!) in wingtip shoes, Flapper girls in their beaded dresses and turbans throwing back bathtub gin and dancing the night away, and ART DECO everything!

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Five For Friday for 12.27.2019

It's the end of the year and since there's a pretty good chance this post won't be seen, there is also a pretty good chance you'll find it regurgitated sometime in 2020. If you are here reading, though, I'll get right to it as I don't want to take up too much of your time. Here are five of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow (in no particular order):

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Music Monday for 12.23.2019

Here are a few Holiday tunes for our final Christmas Music Monday. I tried my best to pick versions that maybe everyone hasn't heard yet. I've included a few well-known songs as well as some originals. Hope you enjoy!

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Book Review – The Winter Sisters: A Novel, by Tim Westover

Right before Halloween, I picked a book up from Netgalley which I had hoped to have reviewed BY Halloween. Needless to say, that didn't happen. But I did finally finish The Winter Sisters: A Novel, by Tim Westover, and get it reviewed.

I was so excited about this novel, because as a weird southerner AND appreciator of superstition, folklore, herbalism, the supernatural, and history, it makes my heart happy to find books which appeal to many of my whims all at once.

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Music Monday for 12.09.2019

Today would have been my Daddy's 73rd birthday, and Bob Seger was one of his favorite musicians. So I think it's only fitting that during this month of Christmas music, my Music Monday selection for today is...

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Writer’s Workshop for 12.05.2019

Here it is not even a week post NaBloPoMo and it seems I've already reverted back to my old habit of only posting to two blog linkups per week. My pitiful posting this week is mainly due to the work schedule getting wonky, which put my mind in a state of disarray, not unlike the house - but I digress. I haven't been procrastinating on posting, I just really don't have much to post about at the moment, although I am crafting some posts as we speak that I hope (and need!) to have finished before the end of the year. We'll see how that goes!

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