Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Earlier this month I entered the last year of my twenties. I got to spend this morning in the woods with the hubby. We drove to FDR state park and spent the morning exploring. 29 is going the best yet, I feel it.

[this spot was amazing]

[at Dowdell's knob]
[Dowdell's knob, a favorite picnic spot of  Franklin D. Roosevelt]


"You don't get older, you get better."
-Shirley Bassey

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Hi all, E here. Today I will bringing you my favorite video game music

Stickerbush Symphony- Donkey Kong Country 2.
I just like it.

Dire, Dire Docks and Jolly Roger Bay- Super Mario 64
I think everyone who has played Super Mario64 will remember this song. It is the best in the game

The Best is Yet to Come- Metal Gear Solid
All of the Metal Gear music is awesome, but this is by far my favorite.

Love Theme- Metal Gear Solid 4
It is one of those depressing ones. It gave me feels

Ice Cap Zone, Act 1- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Childhood memories.


"Everything not saved will be lost"
-Nintendo 'Quit Screen' Message

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Positive vibes for a Tuesday

A positive outlook and kind heart are the best attributes to have. 
I challenge anyone who reads this to radiate positive vibes every chance you can.


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"
-Jimmy Dean 

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19th.

January 19, 2011 Eric asked me to be his girlfriend. January 19, 2014 Eric asked me to marry him. I kinda sorta have a thing for the 19th of January.The past four years have been the best of my life. Something magical happens when you find your soul mate. I am so thankful that I got to marry my best friend. Here's to many years to come! 


"Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip."
- John Lennon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Love Me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding
I don't know about you...but I'll be in watching Fifty Shades of Grey on the opening weekend. I heard this song for the first time this week and was happy to find out it is on the soundtrack.This song is carefree and I love it.

so...that got me thinking...I have heard Beyonce in the trailer and now I am loving this Ellie Gouling song...what else is on the soundrack? So, I looked it up and it turns out this is a bad-ass soundtrack.

Track list
1. Annie Lennox - "I Put a Spell On You"
2. Laura Welsh - "Undiscovered"
3. The Weeknd - "Earned It"
4. Jessie Ware - "Meet Me In the Middle"
5. Ellie Goulding - "Love Me Like You Do"
6. Beyoncé - "Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)"
7. Sia - "Salted Wound"
8. The Rolling Stones - "Beast of Burden"
9. AWOLNATION - "I'm On Fire"
10. Beyoncé - "Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)"
11. Frank Sinatra - "Witchcraft"
12. Vaults - "One Last Night"
13. The Weeknd - "Where You Belong"
14. Skylar Grey - "I Know You"
15. Danny Elfman - "Ana and Christian"
16. Danny Elfman - "Did That Hurt?"

See ya'll at the movies!

"God forbid that women have fantasies."
-E L James

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

[birthday gifts from E mixed with wedding keepsakes that he arranged as a surprise for me!]

Inspired by my friend Josh, I've decided to make a playlist for each year.
Since I have a January birthday I kinda just made it a mix for the year.

The goal is to add a song each time I am crazy about it. It doesn't have to be a song that comes out that year but it has to be one that means something to me that year. Here's to another year of Melly music!

2014 Melly Mix
(in no particular order)

Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?- Arctic Monkeys
Chandelier- Sia
Lazaretto- Jack White
Afire Love- Ed Sheeran
Doses and Mimosas- Cherub
The Heart Wants What It Wants- Selena Gomez
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Take Me To Church- Hozier
Til It's Gone- Yelawolf
Top Notch- Manchester Orchestra
Dollhouse- Melanie Martinez
Heavenly Father- Bon Iver
Cecelia & The Satellite- Andrew McMahon.  
XO- John Mayer
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
Oceans- Hillsong United
Take Your Time- Sam Hunt
Fancy- Iggly Azalea
People Loving People- Garth Brooks
Blank Space- Taylor Swift
Back To The Shack- Weezer

Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.
-Chris Hardwick

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Elastic Heart- SIA
No matter the song, SIA will get stuck in your head. I dare you to listen and not find yourself singing it later.

The Party Line- Belle and Sebastian 

I can't place my finger on why I really like this song but I do. 

This song has recently been released with it featuring Sheryl Crowe. Not that The Sheryl Crowe version was bad, but this version is the winner for me. 

Immortal- Fall Out Boy


"At it's best, life is completely unpredictable"
-Christopher Walken

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday Sounds on a Monday

Sunday came and went.
Please forgive me and accept a Monday tune.

ah, Marcy Playground. 
Maroon 5 covering Marcy Playground...I can barely handle this! 

so...true story.
In 1998 I was a 12 year old free-spirit who loved Marcy Playground and my disco ball. I can remember many nights I would listen to the self titled album with my disco ball spinning away. This is the era where my true love of music really began. I remember spending so many nights with music playing and staring at reflections from the disco ball endlessly spinning. Thank you mom, for the music and for the disco ball.


"The more one does the more one can do."
-Amelia Earhart