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Ear Bug: New Albums

Cut the Cord – Shinedown

While the album is not out yet, Shinedown just released Cut The Cord as a single. Do you ever hear a song on the radio you don’t know but immediately recognize the artist and subsequently loose your mind sitting in your car? This is precisely what happened to me, without a care in the world to the onlookers on either side of me at the gas station. Can’t wait for the full album release!

Halestorm

I admit it, I am head over heels in love with Lzzy Hale. After my love affair with the first two albums, I was initially a bit disappointed in Into The Wild Life. But guys… this is Lzzy Hale…I had to keep giving it more time. I am so glad I did. First track I fell for was Apocalyptic, followed by I Like It Heavy & Jumped the Gun. Amen and Dear Daughter are also great, especially the last 90 seconds of Dear Daughter. The rest are still growing on me!

Muse

I have always loved Muse since Time is Running Out way back in aught’ three. That being said, I have usually loved only a few songs from each album, typically the more upbeat ones like Hysteria, Supermassive Black Hole, you get the picture.

In the case of Drones, the album plays out like a dystopian novel, and I love the whole damn thing! So excited to listen to the full album from start to finish, even though I’m still more drawn to the more positive tracks, like Mercy and Defector.

Walk off the Earth

I found Walk off the Earth when my sister shared Home We’ll Go, since the lyrics reminded her of me.

Don’t let your head hang low
You’ve seen the darkest skies I know
Let your heart run child like horses in the wild
So take my hand and home we’ll go

I still am so proud of my sister and how strong she is. It makes me cry when she says she is strong because I have endured the struggles for her so she didn’t have to. That’s all I want, for my experiences to make it easier for others, especially her. I still love that she see’s me as strong, when she was the one that saw more of what I went through than anyone else. Even when I feel that she is the one being strong for me.

X Ambassadors

During the world cup last year, Beats by Dre had an incredible ad that featured this song, and I have been obsessed ever since. I actually wasn’t as impressed with the new album VHS as I was their first few, specifically Love Songs, Drug Songs. That said, I absolutely LOVE Renegades!

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I did this iZombie Liv Moore in Full-On Zombie back before my surgery and just haven't gotten around to posting until now! I had wanted to come up with some kind of Valentines day themed look to kick me back into things now that my arm is mostly functional, but I was just struggling to think of what I wanted to do. Valentines Day is just not my thing. Unless there is chocolate. I Digress.
Halfway into my glass of wine, I realized this was the perfect time to post this look. I technically have a video, but the jury is still out on whether or not to post it just yet. I'm mostly just glad to be at a point where I can start experimenting with makeup again!
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  • Hanging out with mystic while I tackle my next sewing project. I like to think her interest is in hanging out with me, but there is a high chance she just wants the Fritos I’ve been munching... #cosplay #cosplaydog #sewing #mccallspatterns #cosplaymccalls #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram
  • Bull in boots! It was enough of a battle to get her into them, and she refuses to move anywhere wearing them! 😂😂😂 I was so looking forward to a little dance, but so far she is just laying there looking helpless. Maybe if I get out the peanut butter? #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #doginboots #notcoolmom
  • I decided to spring for new ornaments this year and went from hyper colorful to classic beauty with a Gryffindor Christmas tree, complete with Hedwig ornaments! No DIY here (except the jingle bell snitch) just a very content Gryffindor snuggling on the couch enjoying the lights and a glass of wine. #twomoresleeps #harrypotterchristmas #gryffindor #housepride
  • New Christmas gift to myself... the long curly in emerald green from @rockstarwigs ! I’m hoping my ideas for some holiday makeup looks can inspire me to get back at it now that I can finally use my right arm! Any guesses or requests? #merrychristmastome #cosplaychristmas #rockstarwigs
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