I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Summer Music

Alright, well the pic of Brandon Flowers is definitely for my own personal viewing pleasure.  I love his music and he is pretty easy on the eyes as well (okay, VERY easy, and, yes, we're both married so I shouldn't be looking anyway, but... ).   I've been listening to his Flamingo album almost daily the last couple months so he is currently a prominent fixture in my daily life.

Tristan Prettyman released My Oh My yesterday on iTunes and I snapped it right up and have downloaded it into this mix.  Love it.

Recently my sister posted a few summer songs she's enjoying and I liked seeing what she's got in her current music rotation.  I make a new music mix every so often, load it onto my iPod and enjoy it until my mood shifts.  I find that the seasons play a role in my mood for music.  This summer I've been drawn to mellow music - probably due to the overwhelming heat.

Summer 2012:



Rach said...

My summer music listening has been more along the lines of upbeat and beachy to try to combat the misery that is the heat and humidity of Hampton Roads.

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