Category Archives: Music Monday

In my awesomeness…

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I forgot to post yesterday, sooo here I am at 5am on Tuesday morning, doing my Monday Music moves me. The theme was thankfulness… I found it hard to think of a song with that in the title, so instead I choose to a song about something that I am thankful to have and be a part of… besides the fact that one certain member who will remain nameless *coughGabriellecough* has had me up since 4am.

All we need, all we need, all need . . .
Spread the love around.
Yeah.

Sometimes when I am sitting by myself,
Those quiet moments when not with no one else,
I’m mesmerized by all the many good things in my life.
I think about the time when I was younger,
And the older that I get, the more that I feel wiser.
With the love of friends and family,
Get stronger, and it carries me on through.

So, I say lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely
lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, love my family.
So, I say lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, love my family.

Sometimes when I am waiting for the bus,
The sun shines bright, and I feel peace like nowhere else.
I know I’m big and healthy, life keeps going, I keep moving, I’m alright.
I go to school and educate my mind, and the way the world is spinning
makes me want to turn around and start all over, hit the reset, and go back in time

Oh, baby, love me.
Oh, spread the love around.
Yeah.

So, I say lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely
lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, love my family.
So, I say lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,
lovely, lovely, love my family.

What are you thankful for?

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Monday Music Moves Me and Snapshot Sunday all in one!

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Because I win with remembering and completing tasks sometimes!!

First up is Snapshot Sunday, a little weekly thing I run with Kirsten from Gone Bananas. This week, my snapshot is of…. Kirsten! And Kirsten’s hat.

Kirsten from Gone Bananas and her new sock monkey hat!

Just as a few other mentions, this week I’ve also made:

A Very Hungry Caterpillar newborn hat

Toddler hat - themed on Happy Feet 2

I feel very accomplished! I’ve also nearly finished a sock monkey hat for my youngest… it needs ear tassels for her to nom on, eyes, ears and a mouth… so I am hoping a post for that cuteness later this afternoon.

And now! *drumroll!* I was made one of the spotlight dancers over on XmasDolly’s blog! WOOT! *danceflailskipmoonwalk* So if you’ve come visiting from over there, welcome, welcome… yes, I am insane (who wouldn’t be with 6 children… or to have 6 children?), but I am heavily medicated with lots of awesome chocolate and baked goods!

Spotlight Dancers

For my music selections today I have chosen to go with the colours, and I didn’t really have a prom (not an Australian custom). So here we go!

You can’t do a colour post without this one I think! Purple People Eater

This was also frequently played when I was growing up by my parents: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

and finally…. Somewhere Over the Rainbow… it encompasses ALL colours and I think is one of my all time favourite songs… this version in particular!

Happy Monday all!!

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Monday’s Music Moves Me – Owls are the cutest!

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I’m combining posts today. I was bitten by the crochet bug again yesterday after seeing one of my daughter’s friends winter hat. I immediately jumped on ravelry and found this owl patterned hat – because anyone who knows me well, will know that I am am all but obsessed with them. Hannah bears the brunt of my obsession recently – she now has an owl backpack and all her bedding is owl themed. Gabrielle didn’t escape either… I got her owl pajamas 😉 I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate more owls… I wanted to decorate the girl’s bathroom with owls – they have a gorgeous set available at Target, but my Hubby has started a fish/ocean theme and I just don’t have the heart (or the money) to change it up on him. Soooo… when I saw this hat, I had to make it. And since I finished it today, I decided that owls would be my musical theme this week. I will state that I am not so excellent at crochet… but all that matters is that Leia loves the hat (despite it’s one eye being off, and it being a little large). So don’t hate on my crochet skills 😉

Leia modeling her, albeit bit big, owl ear flap hat!

And now… onto the music!

This one has been a favourite of mine, all my life. The animation in this is very cute too!

I discovered this one this morning when I was scouring youtube for owl song… I love it… will have to watch the movie now!

Happy Monday everyone!! 🙂

Monday Music Moves Me – Boris the Spider

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I’ve done a lot of looking into halloween music the past couple of weeks – and I’d have to say choosing one song has been hard… sooooo I didn’t! Instead, today I am sharing three. One I heard only recently, one is a favourite song anyways, and the last, you’d can’t NOT listen to it and dance til your feet fall off… at least I can’t!

First up: Boris the Spider by The Who

Next up: Enter Sandman by Metallica

And finally… Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show

Monday’s Music Moves Me – It’s Lion King kinda day….

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As the weeks led up to Halloween, my husband and I have been scouring our brains for fun and interesting songs to download for our halloween pumpkin carving party this weekend. Since downloading The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens, I’ve been playing it almost constantly… so much so, that my 2.5 year old is now awesome at the long drawn out “Weeeeeeeeee we a win a wima way’s”. Anyways, I digress. Here are my offerings this week, as I slowly get back into the blogging groove.

First up, is Timon and Pumbaa singing the song – my children have been driving me nuts this weekend with repeated demands for The Lion King… so now you all get to enjoy it to 😉

And, since I think it’s a rule that there have to be the song with lyrics somewhere, here is the full version of the song, with the lyrics.

And finally, since you can’t do a post about The Lion King music with out including “Hula!”, I present Timon and Pumbaa 🙂

Happy Monday!!!

Monday Music Moves Me – Home sick for Australia Week

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For Monday’s music moves me and I am celebrating my Australian-ness. I am approximately 10,000 (probably more) miles from my family and country. I was born and raised in Hobart, which is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia… not Tanzania, Africa. Just in case you didn’t know… Errol Flynn was Tasmanian and so is Simon Baker from The Mentalist.

I spend a lot of time consciously NOT thinking about home. It’s my coping mechanisim for homesickness. This week, even though it’s Monday, I have not been so successful and it was all brought up by the fact that I ran out of vegemite this yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, the US can be a great place to live, and sometimes, just sometimes I am worried that of all the members of my family, I am going to have the toughest time readjusting to living back at home when the time comes. But, I miss my family, I miss the laid back, friendly nature of the people there. I am fiercely proud of being Australian and I can’t wait to be able to bring my girls home. Even more so, since my eldest daughter just asked me if the Australian National Anthem was the American one because Australia is part of the US…. wow… parenting fail there I think O.o *sigh* Moving on…

So, before I become more maudlin and get all depressed, I am going to share a couple of my favourite songs about Australia. First… the song that I would personally love to have as our national anthem. We are Australian, sung by The Seekers. Sorry, no lyrics with this one.

Secondly, in a song made famous of one of my favourite movies Young Einstein. Great Southern Land by Icehouse.

And because I can… because I love this song no matter how kitschy(sp) it is! Tie me Kangeroo Down Sport by Rolf Harris and his wobble board!

Please enjoy my brief tour of Australia through song. I close with this final song: I Still Call Australia Home by Peter Allen.

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Monday’s Music Moves Me – Accidently Kelly Street – Frente

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I LOVED this album growing up – and recently just brought it again from iTunes 🙂 It makes me happy – they don’t write just plain happy songs like this one any more – I think they need to!!

Lyrics:

Here’s a door and here’s a window
Here’s a ceiling here’s a floor
The room is lit like a black and white movie
The T.V’s on that’s what it’s for
And if you walk real slowly
You can feel the planet breathe
There’s no need to feel so lonely
Now that we’ve all learned to give

(Chorus)
Accidently Kelly Street
Where friends and strangers sometimes meet
Accidently Kelly Street
I never thought life could be so sweet

In the garden birds are singing
The sun is shining on the path
The wind is talking to the flowers
And dogs and cat all take a bath
And if you stop that talking
You can hear the traffic sigh
Throw away those keys start walking
And watch those tiny things go by

(Chorus)
Accidently Kelly Street
Where friends and strangers sometimes meet
Accidently Kelly Street
I never thought life could be so sweet

It’s Sunday everyday
There’s no need to rush around
Inside of everybody
There’s sun and laughter to be found

It seems that we’re on Holidays
And sleeping in is not a sin
All the house work done by tea time
And feeling good about the way I’ve been
Perhaps this optimism will crash on down
Like a house of cards
I know that my decision to change my life
Is not that hard

(Chorus)
Accidently Kelly Street
Where friends and strangers sometimes meet
Accidently Kelly Street
I never thought life could be so sweet

Accidently Kelly Street
Where friends and strangers sometimes meet
Accidently Kelly Street
I never thought life could be so sweet

Accidently, accidently,
Accidently Kelly Street I never thought life could be so sweet

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