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Lost New Years Resolutions…or Life as a Playlist, Part 2

At the beginning of the year, one of my resolutions were to give more attention to this blog. That train sort of left the station already, huh? BUT, I am back and attempting to keep myself (and you, if you need it) motivated! Of course, there is a playlist for that!! Check it out:

1) The The~This is the day: I first head this on an AT&T commercial. I have to confess I did not know it was from the 80’s. That is sad, considering I was there..(in the 80’s, I mean).

2) Hanson~This Time Around: All the teeny bopper crap aside, these boys can sing!

3) Miley Cyrus~The Climb: I swear, I am a grown up! I just really like this song!

4) Mary J. Blige~No More Drama: I love the way this song starts out slow, builds up then slows down again. Makes you just want to clean out the closets-literally and figuratively!

5) Kelly Clarkson~Stronger: I think I used this for the Valentine Playlist, but it bears repeating!

Now, I chose these songs for what they say. The rest, for how they say it. Loud and fast, makes you feel like you couldn’t keep still if you wanted to..(and since the point of this is to stay motivated, you really don’t want to…do you?)

6) Motley Crue~Dr. Feelgood

7) Guns N Roses~Welcome to the Jungle

8) ELO~Do Ya

9) Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Charley Daniels (take you pick)~Orange Blossom Special

10) The Beach Boys~Good Vibrations

11) Neon Trees~Everybody Talks

12) The Heavy~How you like me now?

Sooo.. if you show early for a check in and we aren’t expecting you, don’t be surprised to hear anyone of these blasting out of the Cottage or White Pine’s windows!

We’ve been real busy down here on the farm! Lots of big stuff going on. I promise to give more details after next Saturday! See Ya Then!


Happy Valentines Day..or Life as a Playlist-Part 1

Happy Valentines Day! I have always enjoyed Valentines Day, I guess because it was my dad’s birthday and because I enjoy any excuse to eat candy and birthday cake.

Although the Cottage has been booked for a while (by a sweet couple who are repeat guests), the White Pine Cabin is available for a special couple! Sized just right for 2 and priced just right so you have plenty left over for the fanciest of gifts~only $100 per night. You can hardly get a hotel room for that!!

Now, for Life as a Playlist…Anyone who knows me knows I am never far from my iPod. Archaic and beat up as it is (she’ll be coming up on her 7th birthday soon), she is never far from my side. I have a playlist for every occasion. So, in the spirit of Valentines Day, I’ve created a playlist of my favorite love songs that rock…no sweet sappy slow stuff here!  So, grab your favorite life partner and rock on! In the spirit of fair play, I’ve included an equally rocking list of somebody’s done someone wrong songs…Submitted for your approval:

1) Stole my Heart by Little and Ashley

2) Must Have Done Something Right by Relient K (who just happen to be from Canton, Ohio-DearFarmerHusband’s hometown-Salut!)

3)Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler. I am trying to talk Emily and Clayton into walking down the aisle to this when they get married. I’ve even found a local guitarist/singer who already knows it!

4)  Bang Shang A Lang by the Archies. I grew up watching the Archies on Saturday morning (way baaacck when that was the only time you could see cartoons!!) and still have my comics and record albums. (You can skip to .50 if you aren’t interesting learning the Bubblegum from Jughead!)

5) From My Heart To Yours by Laura Izibor

6) Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You by Brooks and Dunn

Now, in the spirit of fair play…

1) The Happening by the Supremes.

2) I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying by Toby Keith and Sting

3 You Dropped A Bomb On Me by The Gap Band. Funny story-neither of the farm dogs are a fan of the Gap Band. When I play this song, FarmDogBuddy gets all uptight when he hears the sounds of the bombs dropping. When I play Burn Rubber, FarmDogDougal gets all wound up at the sound of the motorcycle in the beginning. Odd dogs, they are.

4) Long Time Lovin You by McGuffey Lane. These guys are definitely in it for the long haul, I remember listening to them back in the 80’s while driving to Big Walnut High School. (Also native Ohioans!)

5) All Of Me by Louis Armstrong.

6) Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.

BONUS: Because I had so much fun doing this and because it’s Valentines and we love our guests……

~ Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner


~Don’t Leave M This Way by Thelma Houston

We’d love to have you enjoy Valentines Day with us!!