My Life's Mix Tape

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Tuesday! It's time for show and tell and I thought this would be a fun link up to participate in! If my life had a mix tape, these are (a few of ) the songs that would be playing on it.

The Childhood Years

Red Red Wine by UB40

My daddy would sing this when I was young and for some reason it's the one song that makes me think about him. It reminds me of growing up in Baltimore and having no care in the world.

Come to My Window by Melissa Etheridge

On the way to school each morning, my sisters, dad, and I would blare Melissa Etheridge and sing at the top of our lungs. If the song wasn't over when we got to school, my dad would pull over to the side of the road so we could finish it.

Another Night by Real McCoy

After school every day I would meet the neighbors outside and we would roller blade around the neighborhood. One of the girls got a CD of The Real McCoy and it soon became our anthem as she played it in the boom box each day.

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Every childhood Christmas Eve was spent with family and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  It's the best watching my own kids love it as much as I do!

The Teenage Years

Backstreet's Back by Backstreet Boys

My best friends and I were die hard BSB fans. We would stay up until the wee hours of morning making up dances to the latest BSB songs and dreaming about our favorite member falling madly in love with us. Totally normal teenage girl behavior.
Also on the teenage year playlist: Wannabe by the Spice Girls, anything Destiny's Child, BBMak, Ace of Base... I love pop culture.

The Adult Years

Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

The night Justin proposed we returned from Asheville's gorgeous Biltmore Estate to an engagement party at a cabin we were staying at. My closest friends and family had this song playing on loop. It will always remind me of Justin and when he popped the question.

Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

This song was on the top of the billboards when I had my bachelorette party and got married. It got my wedding party pumped for a big night of dancing.

Whatever It Is by Zac Brown Band

Our wedding song. I still love the lyrics to this day. We will be married 5 years in July!

African Queen by 2Face

My good friend made Justin and I a CD as a gift for us to listen to on the way to our honeymoon.  We went to Jamaica and they had just been and purchase this CD from Jamaica. This song was one of our favorites and its Jamaican feel always takes me back. I love to play it on a summer day in the car with all the windows down.

Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice

For this stage in our life, this song is almost perfect. When Justin and I spoke at the marriage retreat a few weeks ago, we had to choose a song for the participants to listen to afterwards. We spoke about seeing Christ in each other and seeing love in the small, everyday moments of our lives.  Now, married with two kids and one on the way, these lyrics are a good reminder for us in all the small daily moments we have. I love this song and where life has taken me so far.

I have a very eclectic mix tape on my hands.  Looking back at all these songs makes me so nostalgic.  It's amazing how music can transport you over time!

Linked up with Andrea today!


  1. Love all of these songs...but most of all- LOVE that wedding photo of you, husband and your wedding party!!! All the colors are AMAZING!

  2. I love your wedding photos as well! Gorgeous colors and I love how crystal clear the pics are! How fun! And I must say, I was in love with BSB for a while too! Ha, those were the days!