The moment I accepted my life was a beautiful, chaotic, sometimes a little-messy-but-always-entertaining circus was the moment I felt a true release.

There's no sense in fighting the madness, but I've picked up a few tricks to keep the show going along the way.

I hope they work as well for you as they have [and still do] for me.

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Tuesday Jams – Cake by the Ocean

Tuesday Jams – Cake by the Ocean

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This song just puts me in a damn good mood. It’s so much fun to sing and I love it when it comes on my playlist during class. Maybe I’m a bit biased because I do live by the Ocean, but it’s a solid jam. Enjoy..

Warning: Explicit lyrics. Ridiculous video.

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Dance on, Campers!

Jennie B

Good things happen on Tuesdays. – Sista Sista, Jessica

Tuesday Jams – Ain’t Got Far to Go

Tuesday Jams – Ain’t Got Far to Go

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We’re bringing back the Music Snack! Why, you ask? Well, music is and always will be a big part of my life. And sometimes a good song just says it better than I ever could, you know?

*A tiny little change – what once was published on Wednesdays will now be on Tuesdays. Because let’s not forget how the circus feels about Tuesdays, yo. Enjoy!

Trouble viewing this video? Click here: Ain’t Got Far to Go – Jess Glynne.

Until next time, Campers..

Jennie B

Good things happen on Tuesdays – my awesome Sista Sista, Jessica

I double dog dare you not to dance.

If you’ve been around my circus for a while, way back in the days of the sassy steel magnolia’s red couch, you may remember my affinity for music.  (Music Snack, anyone?! Heyoo!) Music keeps me going. It does the talkin’ when I can’t find the words.

I started to notice one particular song seemed to keep popping up in my Pandora, on my radio, my iphone, my cds – you name it, this song just happened to be playing there.  I’ve often turned to Stevie Wonder’s amazingness in times of need or celebration, however clearly I wasn’t picking up the significance of this one! That is, until I found myself catching up on the winter finale of Scandal. [Please feel free to reach out if you find yourself wanting to yell “It’s Handled!” on a regular basis as well.]  Anyways, there I was, filling up on take out sushi, loving the winter finale but knowing a wicked twist was on the horizon when BAM the song came on.

My immediate thought was HOLY CRAP, there it is AGAIN! Ugh, THIS SONG IS STALKING ME. [<— Because that happens, right? No. No it does not.]

Not exactly the wicked twist I was expecting, but then Olivia started talking. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is when it allllllll came together and made sense.  She was letting go of all the circumstances weighing her down and she was dancing it out to Stevie. That’s why the song kept coming in to my awareness, I just hadn’t bothered to pay attention because I was too caught up in my head to see/hear what was right in front of me. Someone, this time in the form of the formidable Olivia Pope, had to spell it out for me this round.  I could’ve sworn I heard a giant, collective sigh of “hot damn, she finally gets it” come from above. Thanks, guys. Again.

2014 was such an amazing year, but let’s be honest … shit ended pretty heavy. #realtalk

So tired. So exhausted. And here comes Stevie, whispering the sweet everythings I hadn’t realized I wanted needed to hear.  So now it’s your turn to listen to the greatness. I dare you to try and be in a bad mood while listening to it.  And I double dog dare you not to dance.

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My action – my resolution – my song …… what up, 2015? I got your number, boo.

Coming up in the next post, I’ll fill you in on one of my tools to help with letting go.  It’s one of my favorites, for sure!

Until then, xxo

jennie b

currently obsessing over:

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This. Song.

Emeli Sandé – Next To Me

Can’t see the video? Click here to catch it on YouTube.

 

music snack [ beirut ]

Light-hearted sounds with a care free touch to it.

Beirut – Postcards From Italy

But isn’t that what summertime’s supposed to be about?

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The Music Snack comes out every Wednesday to put a little rhythm in your week. Requests are always welcome, so don’t be shy!

music snack – lovefool

Here’s to staying in for a girls’ night on a Saturday night, eating entirely too much cheese, consuming more than your share of wine, borrowing an 8Tracks playlist titled “F*#@ Yeah 90s!” and dancing around a living room singing

Lovefool by The Cardigans

I’ll cheers to that any day.

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The Music Snack comes out every Wednesday to put a little rhythm in your week. Requests are always welcome, so don’t be shy!

music snack: sing along on this one.

It is my finding that no matter where a person is – Subway, the Corner Store, a local Shrimp Shack, etc – when this song comes on they can’t help but sing along. (even if it’s to themselves) It’s just one of those songs. A tragedy if you DON’T sing along. You waist a completely perfect sing along song.

Bonnie Raitt – Something to Talk About

I hope you took a few minutes to sing along with Bonnie.

And if you didn’t, I hope you press play again. You’re welcome.

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When you need a little more than a smile or a cup of tea to get your week in motion, the Sassy Starter will be here every Monday to get your wheels turnin’ in a classy – sassy – fabulous sort of way

music snack : she ain’t got that boom

Updating my playlist to put a little pep back in my step, I thought back to my college years and songs that would help me get through practice or early morning workouts. One in particular sprang to mind, and with it came memories of my dear friend, Brittany, who would always finish singing if I started. I officially added it to the playlist last night & thought I would share it with you all today. Enjoy!

Blaque – She Ain’t Got That Boom Like I Do 

What can I say – I like to get a little sassy with my workouts. Makes the whole high-intensity, physical exertion situation a little more tolerable.

Cause she ain’t got that boom like I do ….

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The Music Snack comes out every Wednesday to put a little rhythm in your week. Requests are always welcome, so don’t be shy!