Monday, August 14, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ August 14th, 2017 ~ NEW NEW NEW ~

Danielle Bradbery - "Human Diary"
fr "I Don't Believe We've Met"

Starting this weeks New Music Monday off with a new tune from Danielle Bradbery. A winner of the voice, a past opening act for Thomas Rhett, and cover songs queen Bradbery is finally ready to release her first full length album. She has been sharing bits and pieces of the journey on her socials and I must admit it is all very interesting and makes so much sense. I know that post "Heart of Dixie", I wondered where she went and why she wasn't cranking out single after single like her reality show cohorts. Well, she answers that lingering question and many others on "I Don't Believe We've Met", which releases December 1st. The first two tracks are "Sway" and "Human Diary", the second being today's share. It is SSOOOOOOO painful!!!! But in all the right ways, if that makes sense to ya. Discusses the loss of love beyond the comfort of a snuggle buddy, etc. Give it a listen, a download and mark your calendars for the release of "I Don't Believe We've Met", which is also avail for pre-order. Check Danielle's socials for more details.

This weekend Kip Moore released the second video for his upcoming album, "SLOWHEART". "The Bull", is the first and only song that Moore has recorded that he didn't have a hand in writing. Luke Dick one of Moore's co-writers for the upcoming album shared the tune on the off chance he would consider it. Turned out, he did and found it worthy of a spot on the album. I must say, I am in love with this tune, personally. Who doesn't know what it is to be knocked down and have to get back up. While, if having been asked before hand if I would have chosen my hard times I obviously wouldn't have. With that said, I wouldn't change them. I know they have made me who I am and I think that is a bit of the vibe with "The Bull". Moore was quoted as saying he likes how it kind of takes you through the journey of losing yourself and after some falls, some encouragement, finding yourself again and being better for it. One of my fave lines may be " It'll sure feel good to laugh when I look back and flip the bull the bird", I mean..... 100 Xs YES!!!!!! "SLOWHEART" releases September 8th and is currently available for pre-order both on Kip's web page and iTunes. When pre-ordering fr iTunes you will get two tracks immediately, "More Girls Like You" and "The Bull", plus a third that will be shared this Friday. If you pre-order from Kips site there are other bonus', check there for more details. Along with the release of "The Bull", Moore announced his upcoming Fall tour the "Plead the Fifth Tour" with opening acts Drake White and Jordan Davis. I legit can NOT wait for this album. I know I might say that often, but this is for realsies you guys!!! I have a lot to say when it comes to the music that Moore and the Slowhearts have been making of the years, but I think it deserves a post all it's own so, for now, this is will have to do. Sometimes music hits your ears, mind and heart exactly when you need it most and that is what happened for me when coming across the "Up All Night" record. Give "The Bull" a watch, listen and download ASAP!! It is also avail on Spotify!!

Kip Moore - "The Bull"

Lindsay Ell - "Waiting on You"
fr "The Project"
Lindsay Ell, member of the Raging Idiots, GF to radio personality Bobby Bones, Canadian gone country, and solo artist waiting in the wings to hit big. She has been touring with Brad Paisley this Summer, finishing her album "The Project", which was produced by Kristian Bush (Sugarland), promoting, and basically doing the dang thing. I'd swear, but I reserve swears for when I am irate and Lindsay Ell does not make me irate. If anything she challenges me. Girl is on the grind. There are few artists, I feel, that share the complete look of what it is like being on the road 3 1/2 weeks out of a month with a day off to empty your suitcase only to refill it, fit in caring for your health, getting work done, making appearances, etc., but Ell is very open with her fans. Several weeks ago her doctors put her on strict vocal rest after loosing her voice during a performance. That did not slow her interactions with fans! She wrote them messages and used avenues like Insta Story to keep everyone up to date on how she was doing, what she was doing, and when they could expect to hear her solid, somewhat lower toned voice, again. I like Lindsay. I think she is representing the grind and doing it in a way that makes you hopeful that she is gonna catch the brass ring. "The Project", Ell's first full album is available now and her latest single/video, "Waiting on You" is out and about for requesting, voting on, etc. Give her a watch, a listen and a download!!!

Lastly this #NMM is The Cadillac Three and "Demolition Man", from their upcoming album, "Legacy". "Legacy" drops August 25th....NEXT WEEK!!!! And the trio has shared another creative video for the record. "Demolition Man" takes me back to High School and playing Super Nintendo when I couldn't sleep at night, LOL!! I think it is a creative second video for this album and it only makes me more excited about what else is to come once "Legacy" is officially released. TC3 have been on tour this Summer as well as hitting some festivals. "Legacy" is available for pre-order and I am sure that a Fall tour is going to be announced if it hasn't already. Personally, I wish they were opening for Kip again, along with Drake White. I think that would just be a stellar line up. The party would never stop!!!!

The Cadillac Three - "Demolition Man"
fr "Legacy"
Have a beautiful week music lovers!! And don't forget to request these tunes with your local radio and to vote for them on video countdown pages like GACTV and CMT!!! 

~ New Music Monday ~ August 11th, 2017 ~ Kip Moore #SLOWHEART ~

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~ Spotify ~

Go. Now. Don't Ask Questions. Just. Go! Download, Add to Streaming Play Lists, Pre-Order Digital, Order Individual or in Merch Bundles @ . Skip a Meal, a Starbucks or Two & FIT THIS INTO YOUR BUDGET!!!! Friends! Fam! Followers! Fellow #MusicAddix !! I've Yet to Lead You Astray Musically So, Take #NewMusicMondays Advice & Get This Album. If Not in Pre-Order (which I recommend b/c of bonus') Then for Sure Upon Release, Which is SEPTEMBER 8th!! Seeing as my Bday is in Sept & Y'all Know How I Roll Come Bday Time, I'm Considering #SLOWHEART A Early Birthday Gift fr Kip. Sure. Am. Now, Go Go Get!! ~ #KipMoore #SLOWHEART #ComingSoon #Sept8th #SLOWHEARTSept8 #MoreGirlsLikeYou #TheBull #LifeInRewind #PJForTheVideoWinAgain #PreOrder #HeyMrDj #SpinSpinSpin #PlayThatFunkyMusic #LocalRadio

~ Quick Fix ~ Summer To-Dos ~ Glam Bag Decor ~ Part 2 ~

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A Little More #Glam Decor for Your #GlamBag Fix. Along w the Make-Up Bags I Shared a Few Weeks Ago, I Have Also Received, Collected, Bought Other Glam Items That I Planned to Use as Decor. While I'm not Sure Yet Where I'll Put These I Really Like How They Turned Out.

Top Left are Glam Tweezers (not plain ol' silver, but bedazzled, etc) ~ Top Right is a Necklace a Friend from High Scho...ol Brought Back for Me Fr a Mission Trip to Brazil. ~ Bottom Left is a Get Well Card My HS Bff Sent. ~ Bottom Right is a Mirror Compact One of My Dear Virginia Friends Gave Me for Christmas Several Years Back.

I LOVE That These Things Don't Have to Stay Hidden Away in a Drawer or Box & Can Be Used Instead Not Just as Pretty Things to Look at, but Sweet Reminders of the Beautiful Friends the Lord Has Sent Me Throughout My Journey. I Have a Few Other Ideas for Other #GlamDecor, but You'll Just Have to Stay Tuned for Those!

Frames are from Dollar Tree. Glitter background is scrapbook paper I purchased from Target clearance last year for thirty eight cents, lol!!! I knew it wouldn't be a waste.

~ Insta Blog ~ August 13th, 2017 ~ Motivation Monday ~

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Happy Sabbath #BeautyQueens! Thought I Would Share #MotivationMonday on Sunday p.m. To Encourage You as You Gear Up for Monday. Lots of Folks are Back to School, Some Coming Off of Vaca's, Some Didn't Take Time Off This Summer & It is Simply Back to the Grind. All That Said, it Seems Summer is Slowly Coming to an End. I Hope Your Summer Season, Whatever it Consisted Of, Allowed You Some Time of Renewal, Reprieve, Revaluation, & Revamping for This Next Season. Remember, #HeisForYou & #HeGoesBeforeYou Whatever Your Monday May Hold. Shine Bright Beauty Queens!! You are Loved!  #MotoMonday #BackToSchool #YouAreLoved #HeIsForYou #HeIsWithYou #HisTiming> #HisPlanning> #HisPurpose>

~ Glam Bag ~ Wet-N-Wild Cosmetics ~

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Thanks @wetnwildbeauty !
 I'm Looking Fwd to Sharing My Affection for Your Products w M'Fam,
Friends & Followers. I've Been Watching #BeautyCon Coverage & Am on the
Edge of My Make Up Chair Excited About Getting My Hands on a
Few Products fr the New #MidnightMermaid Collection
Thats Coming Out Soon!!! Edge. Of. M'Seat!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

~ Insta Blog ~ Change Me ~

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My Current Prayer.

Lord, If I Cannot Have the Strength, Resources, Options to Change (fill in the blank), Then Father, Change Me. Change How I See Things. Change How I "Feel" About Things. Allow Me the Strength & Wisdom to Change How I React to Certain Things. Change My Mind, Change My Heart & I Believe These Changes Will Inevitably Change My Actions & Reactions.

Change, it Happens With or With Out You. Whether You're Paying Attention or Not. Whether You Acknowledge it or Not. Father, Change......Me. 

Praise Him for All He Has Done. Praise Him for All He Has Yet to Do. ~

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

~ Coming Soon ~ Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Review ~

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I am a #DomesticGoddess....That Gets By w a Little Help fr Her Friends!!!
~ Coming Soon to #TheFaithJournals ~ @hellofresh Review & Comparison to @blueapron ! ~
 Stay Tuned!

~ Glam Bag ~ August 9th, 2017 ~ e.l.f. Beauty Squad ~

@StacieTennessee Instagram and Twitter

@elfcosmetics Thanks So Much for the Fun Present!!
I Love Being Apart of the #ElfBeautySquad & Sharing Your Products w My Friends/Fam/Followers. 

This #VelvetSmoothMatte Lip Color is Gonna Be A Fave!!!

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~ Insta Blog ~ Social Media 101 ~ Fakers Gonna Fake ~

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@StacieTennessee Instagram and Twitter

Seeing as it is Back to School Time & I've Gotten Yet Another Troll Account Sending Me DMs, I Thought it a Good Time for a Quick Course in Social Media 101. Repeat After Me......

"Report (to social media outlet ie Twitter FB Insta), Block, Move Along w Your Day".
No, @kipmooremusic Did Not DM You.
No, #PrinceHarry....Did Not DM You to Show You The Royal Jewels.
No, @samhuntmusic Does Not Have a "private" Account to Speak w His Fans Through w/o Monitoring by His Team.
No. "But?" No.
"He Called Me Beautiful", While I'm Sure You are, No.
"He..." No he didn't.

Class, You Will Be Tested on These Skills for as Long as You Have Social Media & Follow/Post About Public Figures. Just How it Is. Be Smart. One More Time, as a Group,

"Report, Block, Move Along With Your Day"

Class Dismissed.

Monday, August 7, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ August 7th, 2017 ~ August Already??!! ~

Happy August Music Lovers!! How is it already AUGUST???!!!! HOW????!!!!! In my town kids and teachers return to school this week. The Summer time "Yankee's" (its a term of affection 'round these parts) are starting to slow their visits and this weekend you could get from one end of town to the other with out getting stuck in traffic. So, it would seem that Summer is winding down. That doesn't mean that Summer activities such as festivals, tours and new music are slowing down. Oh No!! This month we have The Cadillac Three dropping their second full length studio album, "Legacy". Last Friday, Brett Eldridge dropped his latest, self titled, album and released a new single. September will bring new albums from Thomas Rhett and Kip Moore. All albums are available for pre-order on each artists site. And as you all have been warned, every New Music Monday post leading up to the release of Kip's latest album, "SLOWHEART", will have a little Kip in it. So, let us start this week there...

Kip Moore has begun the teasing of his fans with varied sound bites, video clips, and concert performances of the tunes that will be on his next album, "SLOWHEART". With each audio visual glimpse I have a new favorite that I can't wait to hear the completed version of. I already feel a certain attachment to "The Bull", but one that keeps replaying in my head uncontrollably is "Plead the Fifth", which I think the clip below may be a teaser for. Today Kip and Life in Rewind both shared the clip with the tease caption that, "something's coming Friday". So, all of us Slow Hearts sit on the edge of our seats awaiting Friday with our phones in hand awaiting those weekly texts. Suspiciously and I am sure intentionally, Moore nor Brown shared the sound that goes with the clip, leaving us all guessing. I suppose we will find out Friday!!! SLOWHEART is available for pre-order now at Kip's web page!

~ Kip Moore Social Media Post August 7th, 2017 ~

Kip Moore - "Plead the Fifth"
Thanks to a Canadian fan I was able to find this little clip of a show performance of "Plead the Fifth". I couldn't find a name to give credit so, if this is yours drop me a DM and let me know who to thank properly. I hope this concert clip only sparks your fire even further for the release of "SLOWHEART"!! I know it has mine!
Along with all the other new music dropping this month one of my new favorites, Jillian Jacqueline released a new single, "God Bless this Mess". Below you will find the lyric video. I do not know where she has been hiding or why it took me so long to find her, but so far I am loving every track I get my hands on from this artist. I think that you should consider her one to watch. IDK I would put her in the country genre category, but genre's are so intermixed these days I'm unsure it even matters anymore. Give Jillian a listen and go add her tunes to your Spotify, iTunes, etc.

Jillian Jacqueline - "God Bless This Mess"

Brett Eldredge - "The Long Way"
I can't recall if we have ever shared a Brett Eldredge tune on New Music Monday, but I think that with his album drop this weekend, now is a good place to start. Above you will find "The Long Way", the newest single off of Eldredge's latest, self titled album. I have not listened to the entire album yet, but to quote Blake Shelton's Twitter, "You only name the album after yourself if you know it's damn good!!". Eldredge is a bit of a country music Sinatra with his blue eyes, sharp suits, and charming ways. I think his music is something that stands away from the crowd in the sense that he isn't singing about being in the mud, driving a truck, a girl in jean shorts, or wearing a cow boy hat and boots, etc. Well, not on his most recent albums at least, lol!!! Give "The Long Way" a listen and then purchase Brett's newest album, available now everywhere.
Speaking of Blake Shelton, he just recently scored his 24th Number One with, "Every Time I Hear That Song", from "Now Hear This". Shelton seems to be juggling a lot when it comes to entertainment. Still a coach on NBC's The Voice, still forever in the gossip mags for who he is dating, doing some light touring, festival stops, single and video drops I'm unsure when he sleeps. I like Blake. I like some of his past music a lot. I like his sarcastic way of speaking his opinions. I like that he has in the past written for other artists, Hello Toby Keith's, "Lets Talk About Me". But, right now, while I realize that in the grander picture he very much is considered a face of the country music genre, I feel like he has become another cog in the machine of the music/entertainment industry. DJ's get the music, see the name, and play it automatically with out consideration. There are artists that get to a certain peak in their career, it would seem, where this happens and it really annoys me. It is kinda like music industry tenure. They no longer have to fear losing their job or looking for another one ever again. They have enough green backs banked that they can say yes and no to whatever they choose. They can phone in a performance or even an album with out putting a breath of personal experience and creativity into it. I suppose "that's just the way it goes", but I don't care for it!!! Like I said, I like Blake!! I just hope that in all that he is doing to be the country music version of Dean Martin with all his multitasking, I hope that he has not given up writing for himself or caring about what kind of project he is putting out there.

Blake Shelton - "Every Time I Hear That Song"
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And I'm not against artists using other writers to convey their thoughts, but I mean, for the entire album??!!! IDK. Maybe that is just me. Well, I hope that you have a beautiful end to your Summer and beginning of Back to School season!! New Music Monday will be back next week with more tunes, recommendations, etc. 

~ Glam Bag Copy Cat ~ MAC Cosmetics ~

This may be completely ridiculous, but I get super amped to see a cosmetics company post a look similar to mine, AFTER I have posted mine to Glam Bag. Does that sound so social media lame?! I can't even help it!! It just reaffirms something for me, when it comes to the things I am doing, creating, writing, sharing, etc. Helps me to feel like I am on the right track somehow. With being so back and forth with my physical abilities, due to my health, there are a lot of things I just simply do not have the energy, resources, ability, etc. to do and live as I have in the past. While I have plans to regain my health and strength I know that is all going to take a lot of time and a lot of God. In the mean time, I have clung to my creative outlets these last few years. Writing, music, cosmetics, painting, drawing, ministry, etc. Basically anything that I can do in my pajama's from the bed is on my list of weekly to-do's. I have plans to expound on my health journey in a future post, but for now that is all I feel like I can share. I am still sorting it all out for myself, day by day.

Anyway, back to the Glam, now, I am not saying that these companies saw my look and did something similar. No way!! I am sure they are far far far ahead of my mind in the creative department. But, as I said before I like the affirmation it gives to see them post a similar look after I have posted mine. Lets me know I am not completely crazy and if I am, that I am not alone, LoL!!!

That said, here are a few from this last week.

Dear MAC Cosmetics, I love you. I adore you. I kinda want to be you when I grow up. I desperately need one of your new personality palettes, like, ASAP!!! Hook this #Cosmetics Junky up!!! Clearly, we already think a like so, I don't see how it could go wrong.
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~ @StacieTennessee Instagram & MAC Cosmetics Insta ~
@maccosmetics You Jackin' M'Style, Again. It's Cool!
I Got My Eye on One of Your New #PersonalityPalettes
So, I May Be Borrowing Some Inspiration
From You in the Near Future as Well.
When You & @maccosmetics Are On The Same Page. 
 Pictured = #Maybelline #CoverGirl #Elf
~ @StacieTennessee Instagram & MAC Cosmetics Insta ~
Happy Glam-ing Beauty Queens!!! Remember, you do you baby doll!!!! Ya never know who you might be inspiring, encouraging, challenging and flat out getting through the day.


~ Glam Bag Insta Story ~ Can You Paint w All the Colors of the Wind?! ~ Part 1 ~

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~ Purple Rain by Prince ~

 #Lips @revlon #HDLipColor #Twilight #Liner @jordana_cosmetics #Berry ~ #Foundation/#SettingPowder/#Blush @clinique #FreshIvory #Lotus ~ #Concealer @wetnwildbeauty #ColorCorrectorPalette ~ #Shadows @ultabeauty @maybelline #CityMiniPalette #GraffitiPop #Liner @tartecosmetics #ManEater #Black #Mascara @lorealmakeup #ParadiseLine #Black ~ #SettingSpray @hardcandylife
~ "Purple Rain" by Prince ~

Last week I began a block of #GlamBag Instagram Stories that mix two of my favorite things, music and make-up. There is a song for just about everything so, I am doing some fun, simple, quick looks that are music inspired. I am not done with this block of posts, but took the weekend to work on a few other projects. So, sometimes this week I will return to my musical themed Glam Bag looks.Some are the theme inspired the lips, some inspired the shadows and some will have inspired the entire look. Some video's will make it to the blog and some will just transfer in photo form. You may be surprised at how many songs are color inspired, LOL!!!

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~ Pink by Aerosmith ~
Shadows by Tarte ~ Lips by Elf ~ 

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~ I'm Blue Da De Da Die Da by Eiffel 65 ~

 #Lips @jordana_cosmetics @elfcosmetics #Highlight/#EyeLiner @elfcosmetics #Mascara @lorealmakeup #TealEyeLiner @covergirl #Shadows @maybelline #Foundation/#SettingPowder @clinique #Concealer @wetnwildbeauty #SettingSpray @hardcandylife
~ Elf Auqua Shadows in Island Breeze ~

This next look is inspired by Coldplay and Elf Cosmetics newest shadow line called, Auqua Shadows. The shadows come in one of two sets of six colors. Island Breeze, which is in the video, a mix of fall colors in my opinion. Browns, Cream, Yellow and Burnt Red which are all a soft, creamy, strongly pigmented product. They also offer a second palette called, Cool Mist, which is a mix of blues, browns and white. I originally was drawn to the Cool Mist palette, but went with something out of my usual color choices and have the Island Breeze palette. I used the Cream and Yellow colors from the palette for this look and paired them with my bedazzled daisy hair clip. Absolutely perfect for a Summer day!!! I did struggle with what lip to pair with this. Yellow is not my normal go to color and I feel like it usually makes me look washed out so, this was new territory for this make-up-ista. I started with a bold red/brown, but was not feeling it. I ended up with a more neutral lip. I think with bright yellow eye shadow you don't have to do much else bold with the look.
~ Yellow by Coldplay ~
Stay tuned for more music and make up Insta Stories, Glam Bag tips and tricks and product reviews!! You can follow me @StacieTennessee on Instagram or Twitter for up to date info on the Glam Bag Series, New Music Monday, Motivation Monday, etc.
Happy Glam-ing Beauty Queens!!!


~ Glam Bag Philosophies ~ Critics ~

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The Critics? Forget 'em!
Boldly Be, Uniquely You.

~ Monday Motivation ~ August 7th, 2017 ~ Fortune Cookie Wisdom ~

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From My Fortune Cookie a Few Nights Ago.
Interesting, No?! #MondayMotivation ....... #LOVEYOSELF !!!!!
 This Post is For Me as Much as it is For You.
We ALL Need a Reminder Now and Then.

Monday, July 31, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ July 31, 2017 ~ Boys of the Summer ~

Kenny Chesney - "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"
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Happy sunshine-y Monday to you all!!! Today is one of those days where I made plans for one thing, but ended up needing to do something else. Days like this are good reminders for me to always be flexible with my "plans". I do my best to not get too attached to a days schedule. All that to say, the change of plans has allowed me time to cook, sit, update the blog and handle New Music Monday. So, all in all, it's a pretty o.k. Monday for The Faith Journals.

This weeks New Music Monday is gonna focus on one of my most favorite of seasonal perks....boys of the Summer!! I think they may be my favorite even more than holiday clearance isles, maybe.  Let us be real, who hasn't in their high school, college years, or really, even last week, been to the beach, on vaca, road trippin', etc. and found a warm weather beau??!! There is just something easy about a vacation romance. No pressure. You know it has a expiration date. It isn't a big deal if your friends don't get along with him as he will only be around for a moment. Maybe that sounds heartless, but I'm just telling some truths from a females perspective. The guys aren't the only players in the game after all. Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, and Jake Owens aren't the only ones allowed to speak reminiscent on Summers gone by.

Now, along with these momentary romances there is most always a song or two that even a solid decade later will take you back to that night on the beach watching the sun set and the moon rise. Today's #NMM is going to focus on some of my favorite #BoysOfTheSummer and the tunes that come along with them. Now, none of them have been my personal boy of the Summer, but I am about 99.99% they have been someone's. I mean, their lyrics tell me so!!! Beginning with a guy known for his love of all things Beach. Rum, waves, dive bars, shell necklaces and going barefoot, Kenny Chesney. The song above is the inspiration behind the name Chesney's fans go by, "No Shoes Nation". Chesney has so many video's filmed at the beach that I lose track. This one though is one of my faves. Enjoy that beautiful blue water as you take a listen and a throw back to "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem".

Next is Dierks Bentley and "Somewhere on a Beach". "Beach" was the first single off of "Black", Dierks most recent studio release. While I don't think it goes along with the theme of the rest of the album, I still think it is very Dierks. I believe I read somewhere that he knew it would be a song radio liked and that was the reasoning in cutting it. I also think, just my own opinion from afar, he needed a little breathing room to finish up "Black" and this was obvious win that would provide that time as well as create hype for the drop of "Black". But, that's just me. "Somewhere on a Beach", isn't a love song, but it is still very Boys of Summer in my book. I mean, sometimes it isn't about who you fall in love with at the beach so much as it is about who you fall out of love with at the beach. Am I right?! Give "Beach" a listen and add it to your beach play list ASAP!!

Dierks Bentley - "Somewhere on a Beach"
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Jake Owen - "Beachin'"
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My sometimes spotty memory is getting the best of me today. I'm not sure if it is cause it's Monday or just me, either way, I can't recall if this is the first feature for Jake Own on New Music Monday or not, but I'm just gonna go ahead and say it is. When you are the boss you can do things like that, LoL!! When you think Summer tunes, you almost automatically think Jake Owen. I mean, he does not shy away from his love of being barefoot in the sand,  heck, it is apart of his social media handle!! With several tunes under his belt glorifying Summer, the beach, the lake, etc. he was an obvious addition to this weeks post of "Boys of the Summer".
About.....uhmmm........8 or 9 Summers ago I worked a festival called "Riverbend" in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is a yearly outside event that happens in Summer that show cases a multitude of artists on a variety of stages for about 4-6 days. There are carnival esq foods, booze, lawn chairs, and a stage built on top of the Tennessee River. It is the highlight of many Tennesseean's Summer. The year I worked Billy Currington was the headliner for the night. I was a fan prior to his performance, but after watching him rock that floating stage in what felt like 1000 degree weather I became an even bigger fan, a legit fan, not just a "Party for Two" fan. BC fans will get that.
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@bccoconutman is another artist known for his love of the laid back beach vibe of life. He is a known surfer, explorer and waterfall jumper. Over Winter holiday, it would seem via socials, that Billy met up with one of New Music Monday's favorites, Kip Moore. Moore also a avid surfer and beach bum has toured with Currington in the past. Well, since this encounter Kip has been asked on multiple occasions if they will collaborate sometime soon, he hasn't given anything definite and with Billy currently on tour, Kip preparing to drop "SLOWHEART" in September, etc. I can only assume that if they do, it will be a 2018/2019 thing. I however expect we will see surfing trips on socials prior to that. Several weeks ago Currington posted a invite to Moore for drinks while they both happen to be in Nash at the same time. A rarity I would think for friends that are performers.Given that most would presume that you would text such a invite my New Music Monday antennas immediately went up. So much so that I shared my thoughts via my socials. It is my inclination that they discussed that possible music collab, future surf trips and their mutual crushes on Shania Twain, LoL!! After posting my suspensions Curringtion posted this pic later in the evening.....
~ @bccoconutman Insta ~, I'm not saying it was posted because I shared my thoughts, but I mean, I think it was posted because I shared my thoughts, ahahahahah!!!! Whatever the reason I am stoked at the idea of some fun social media pics of their surfing and maybe some sweet tunes in the not too far off future. As I mentioned above they have toured together before, so, ya just never know!!! Gonna close out this weeks #NMM with tracks from both Billy and Kip. It just seems right. If ever there were "Boys of the Summer" it is these guys!!

Billy Currington - "Must be Doin' Somethin' Right"
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Kip Moore - "Girl of the Summer"
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I hope you all have a wonderful week! I know some are already gearing back up for back to school, while others are just getting their Summers started. Either way I hope that The Faith Journals and New Music Monday is a resource as you soundtrack your days!! Happy Listening and Happy Summer Lovin'!!!

~ Insta Blog ~ Pray First, Plan Second ~ July 31st, 2017 ~

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The Faces You Make When You Give the Lord Your Day to
Do What He Will & He Takes You Up On It.
When Will I Learn?! Pray First, Plan Second.

~ Glam Bag ~ Product Details fr Insta Story ~ I'm Blue Da De Da Dy ~

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Happy Monday #BeautyQueens!! Here are Glam Bag Detz from This Weekends Insta Story.

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~ Insta Truth ~ July 31st, 2017 ~ God is With You ~


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I do not know what season you are in your life, but for me it is a very complex time. One thing can't be done because of another thing and another thing needs to be done if I want to make progress, etc. It's all a vicious cycle and I, for the last few years have been doing my best to sort through it all. Both spiritually and physically. All that to say, I have needed A LOT of encouragement over these last few years and I am so grateful that the Lord has continued to send what I need, when I need it most. Whether it be words, like these pinterest pics, a text from a friend, or a piece of snail mail, He always seems to know exactly what I need.

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Currently I have so many stressful things whirling around in my mind and heart it is really rather overwhelming. And I know that allowing that anxiety, stress, and whirling is NOT how He would have me handle it all. I know that in His timing He will reveal, provide, etc. whatever it is that I need and my part is to just remain faithful in my relationship with Him. But sometimes that is just easier said than done, if I'm being honest.

So, I thought I would share a few of the things I've posted to my socials in the last week or so that have brought me some calm to this jangled mind of mine. I hope that they provide something for you that you might need too. I am grateful for those of you that follow and read on a regular basis and I pray often for you. Not by name, because I don't know all that, but I do pray for my followers and readers. That is the main reason I blog, the belief that it isn't all about me, but maybe something someone else needs as well.
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You are loved. You are prayed for. He is with you. He is for you.

~ Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose ~ Mamaws Earrings ~


A Long While Back My Mamaw Gave Me a Shoe Box of Old Jewelry. Some Pieces Broken, Some Earrings Missing Their Mate, Some Tarnished fr the Years, Some Still w Price Tags on, Etc. She Said I Could Throw it Away if I Didn't Want it. Well, the Hoarder/Repurposer I Am Of Course Didn't Throw Them Away.
I've Brainstormed on What I Might Use Them for, for a Long Time. This Isn't All of the Jewelry or the Only Project I Have in Mind, but I am Glad to Get a Idea from Inside My Mind, Out & It Turn Out as I Hoped it Would.
I Kinda Love It & Haven't Settled on Where it Might Live in My House, but I Love That it Will Be a Different Way to Display Some of Mamaw's Old Earrings. I Haven't Showed it to Mamaw Yet So, Who Knows?! She May Not Approve & I'll Burn it, LoL!!! For Now, I Love It!! I Plan on Attaching a Broken Necklace to the Back for Hanging.

~ Dream Destination ~

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~ Insta Blog ~ The Excitement of Uncertainty ~ July 29th, 2017 ~

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~ Moral Revolution Instagram ~
The Difference in a Ordeal & a Adventure is Attitude. Uncertainty Can Either Send Us into a Downward Spiral of Anxiety & What Ifs or it Can Ignite a Anticipant Flame in
Our Hearts for What God Might Do Next. Perspective. The Decision is Ours.

Monday, July 24, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ July 24th, 2017 ~ Radio Who?! SNS ~

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Kip Moore - "S L O W H E A R T"
Releasing Sept. 8th, 2017

Happy New Music Monday my fellow music addix!! I hope that you are having a beautifully sound tracked Summer. I have seen on socials that some are already back at school. Not to sound all elderly and stuff, but in my day we didn't start back till near end of August. Isn't this early? Is it just me?! Well, whether you are sound tracking your morning drive to school or still soakin' up rays pool side I have some tunes to suggest for your listening pleasure.

As I mentioned in my last #NMM post Kip Moore is gearing up for a September drop of his third studio album, "SLOWHEART". He began by teasing some tune tid bits, behind the scenes working of tracks, and is following up those teases with texts to fans with first looks at things such as the albums cover art, as seen above. If you haven't signed up for these updates and texts head to and do so now. SLOWHEART is also available for pre-order on his site on it's own and also in some varied merch bundles. Below is a clip from Kips Facebook sharing some behind the scenes on "Just Another Girl", a track off of the upcoming, "SLOWHEART". "Just Another Girl", is a tune that most Kip fans is already going to know, but based on some recent performance footage along with the clip below I think we can expect it to have been changed up a bit from its original version. Kip is the kind of artist that will write a song in the afternoon with some guys in the band, mess around with it at sound check and then test it out on the fans during VIP acoustic or even during the full band part of a live show. I recall seeing footage on Youtube of "Just Another Girl", perhaps the first time he performed it. He seemingly had the words written down in front of him on the floor and while he still missed a few words, I mean, who wouldn't?! The fans hung on every last phrase and or pause. I get the feeling it was loved from the beginning which is one of the reasons I am so stoked to see it make it to "SLOWHEART". Head to Youtube and look it up or just give it a quick audio glance from the clip below. Either way I think it will only make you "Moore" excited for the release of "SLOWHEART"....see what I did there..... "Moore" not "more"....mkay, onto the next.

Kip Moore - "Just Another Girl"

Danielle Bradbery - "Sway"
You may recall Danielle Bradbery from her stent on NBC's The Voice. Another member of Team Blake that took home the trophy and headed straight to Nashville. With a few singles released not long after the win Danielle then seemed to disappear a bit. Still serving as opening act for folks like Thomas Rett she was mainly absent from radio. Apparently the reality show winner has been working on what and who she is as an artist. "Sway" is the first single of her upcoming record and is currently available on Spotify, itunes, and on Bradbery's page of course. If your local radio isn't playing it then give them a hollar and request it be added to their spin cycle! I teeter back and forth with reality show winners when it comes to music, but I feel as was with Carrie, there simply is no denying that this girl has a voice all her own. She is not a manufactured artist at this point. Which I think many will disagree with simply because she comes from reality contest popularity, but I do think that Brandbery has a voice all her own and it took none other than Country's own, Blake Shelton to prove it. He has compared her to Pam Tillis and her earlier singles def have a throw back country vibe with a bit of current country lyrical spin. I think that "Sway" is the beginning of a possible lighting of the fuse for Danielle. Radio can be unpredictable. They may feel they already have a long haired blond topping their charts and call-in's. If I could figure out how to topple radio politics all on my own I would and I'd spin all sorts of artsits like Bradbery, TC3, Kip, Sturgill, Cam, Kelleigh Bannen and my list goes on for days and days. Anyway, rabbit trail aside I think there is potential here for radio wave domination. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.

Speaking of folks that radio pretends like they don't know until they need something, The Cadillac Three has sent out their second single from the upcoming album, "Legacy". "Dang if We Didn't" is a tune that "should" fit in with a lot of what is getting played, lyrically. However, I am unsure if it is the bands instrumental choices, vocal arrangements, I have no clue, but "White Lightening" from "Bury Me in My Boots" seems to be the only track of the trio's that radio will play. If I get on the who radio will play and who they won't track for to long I'll get rage black out mad, so, let us proceed to listening to some Cadillac Three and mark our calendars for the release of their album, "Legacy" coming out in August!! Below is a vid from the Pennzoil Garage Sessions series on Youtube featuring the bands new single. Give it a watch and listen and start asking your local radio to play the dang thing!!!!

The Cadillac Three @ Pennzoil Garage Sessions
 "Dang if We Didn't" fr "Legacy"
Releasing August 2017

RaeLynn - "Lonely Call"
fr "Wild Horse"
Another blond hitting airwaves and video countdowns from Team Blake is RaeLynn. Releasing the second single and video from her album, "Wild Horse", "Lonely Call" is that friend that helps you let go of a bad habit you have. I am a fan of the album so I don't know that I would've been disappointed by any track getting a release to radio, but I think "Lonely Call" has the potential to slide in and take down a few of the guys on the top of the charts. The lyrics just hit home with so many, and I think especially with females. Who btw are starving to be represented in multifaceted ways both visually and lyrically. Taking a sharp turn from the visual tone of  "Love Triangle" the first track dropped from the album, Rae serves as your bestie that calls the other besties and commits to getting you through that bad habit that began by way of text messages. A technological break up is sometimes harder than any other kind of break up. Not always because you had these deep rooted feelings, but because you had this habit which gave you feelings and real or not, they become hard to let go of. I think the video is cute and fun and I like that the singer isn't the love interest this go 'round. Rae is just getting started so there will be plenty of video's to come that place her in the romantic lead. I am guessing she is waiting for her man, Josh Davis, to return from military training before going the love story route visually on a video. Give "Lonely Call" a watch and a listen then head over to CMT and GACTV sites to vote for it on the video countdowns!!
O.K. Last share of the week and I am stepping away from the country genre for this one, Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry". WARNING: This track has language NSFW (not safe for work) or really anywhere or in front of anyone that you wouldn't be o.k. dropping a F'bomb in front of. Girl has pipes and ain't no body that can say different!!!! Like her, don't like her, follow her on socials, don't,  WHATEVER, girl can sang!!!! I love this tune, swear words and all. I don't even care if you judge me for it. I think we all would like to think of ourselves as making the one that left sorry for it in one way or another. These days, one of the most popular phrases and revenge tactics is a "revenge bod", i.e. gettin' even more fine physically than you already were to begin with. This kinda hits on that idea of visual regret on the leavers part and the sweet sweet taste of vengeance on the part of the one left. The vid has a few cameo's like Paris Hilton and Jamie Foxx. Paris is apparently a DJ now, which actually kinda makes a lot of sense. Who else has spent that much time on the club scene and managed to turn it into a actual real job??!! I mean, other than reality stars who "host" their bday party's in vegas and what not, lol!!! Anyway, serving as vid D.J. Paris makes a cameo. Give it a watch and or a listen and add it to your break up play list ASAP!!!

WARNING: Language!!!

Demi Lovato - "Sorry Not Sorry"
Have a beautiful last full week of July, loves!!!! Check back next week for more New Music Monday!!! If you would like to be apart of day to day vids, updates, etc. you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter @StacieTennessee

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~ Glam Bag ~ Make Up of the Day ~ Natural and Neutral ~

A little glam for those not inclined to peacock inspired shadows. Natural and neutral are a good place to glam as well!!! Like what you like. Rock what you got. Boldly be, uniquely you. Bold isn't always neon, ya know?!
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Not Every Day is About Purple Eyeliner & Pink Lipstick. Sometimes it is About the #NudyBlues. Highlighting Your Natural Tones. Of Course, for Me, There is Still, Always, Shimmer Involved Even in My Neutrals. It also usually includes some pink as my undertones are naturally pinkish. This was a look from the weekend. Chill, not so glitzy, not so bold, but I love it just as much as I do my turquoise eyeliner and purple lip stick. Thought I'd share for those looking to start glamming up their "every day" natural.

You are loved. You are beautiful!!

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