Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IDINA MENZEL HOLIDAY WISHES

I grew up listening to Christmas music. Not just any old Christmas music, but the classics.
Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and so forth.

So when it comes to finding 'new' Christmas albums that I actually like, I can be a bit picky. I don't like over the top or someone that wants to change the classics. Christmas music should be fun and packed with memories.

I recently received an invitation from One 2 One Network to review Idina Menzel's new Holiday Wishes album. I was a little leery at first.. again.. I'm picky and I don't want my Christmas music ruined.



And thankfully, it wasn't!

Idina Menzel's Holiday Wishes was quite a surprise for me. Packed with lots of my favorite Christmas tunes, Idina puts her Broadway touch on each one. From beautiful ballads like Do You Hear What I Hear to fun classics like Holly Jolly Christmas, Holiday Wishes will definitely be on my playlist this Christmas season.

My favorite song on the album is Idina Menzel's duet, Baby It's Cold Outside, with Michael Buble! I have loved this song for years but have only liked one version.. until now. Idina and Michael did such a great job!

Holiday Wishes is a great collection of Christmas music that will have you wrapping presents,baking Christmas cookies, and singing along in no time.


You can find Holiday wishes on iTunes and Amazon

More Info on Holiday Wishes:

Holiday Wishes, a Christmas album recorded by Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel, is out now on Warner Bros. Records.

The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as well as Joni Mitchell’s Christmas-themed “River,” one of Menzel’s favorites.

Another highlight is a duet with international superstar Michael BublĂ© on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” An exclusive Target edition ofHoliday Wishes features two bonus tracks, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”.

Idina’s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box-office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” After her performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

Idina currently stars as Elizabeth in the original Broadway production of If/Then.


Holiday Wishes Track Listing
  • Do You Hear What I Hear

  • The Christmas Song

  • Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

  • All I Want For Christmas

  • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

  • December Prayer

  • When You Wish Upon A Star

  • Silent Night

  • River

  • Holly Jolly Christmas

  • White Christmas


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Recipe for Love by Brandy Bruce



Is Jeremy Mitchell Cooking Up Romance? 

Overworked chef Jeremy has ordered up the perfect vacation: a fly-fishing getaway and some much-needed alone time. But when he arrives in the Colorado mountain town, he's immediately captivated by the lovely proprietor of the bed-and-breakfast, not to mention her young son. 

Alison Taylor still mourns her first husband even as she fights to keep their shared dream of a B and B alive. But there's no denying that she and her big-city guest have all the ingredients for something special. Will this star-crossed pair realize that second chances can happen…if only they'll let them?


Not So Perfect Housewife Review:

Great things come in small packages...

That can definitely be said about Brandy Bruce's newest book Recipe for Love. A delightfully charming book that will have you loving Jeremy's and Alison's character right from the beginning.

I have been able to read all four of Brandy's Heartsong Presents books and have loved each one of them. With each book I have been able to follow a character from a previous book which makes the story line even more interesting.

Monday, November 17, 2014

#WowSummit 2014 Recap

I can't believe it's just been a little over a week since I was heading down to Orlando with my daughter to attend my first WOW Summit hosted by Moms Meet.



I've been to a few bloggers conferences, but this was first 'mom/blogger' summit, so I was pretty excited. It was going to be packed with all the things I love.. other blogging moms, companies that love to make healthy foods, speakers that passionately want to share their knowledge and desire to share great information, and lots of amazing helpful topics to help bloggers.