Pain, Joy, Love, and a Christmas Playlist for You

A very Carrots Christmas playlist

We've had record-breaking storms for the past few days. Our driveway is under water and yesterday when we were driving home after visiting some friends, a huge oak tree had fallen across the street. Detour time. Yesterday we woke up to a puddle in our kitchen where our roof was leaking. Sigh. But it's almost Christmas. And I think the little stubby purple candle from the first week of Advent is … [Read more...]

Good Music Monday

good music monday

From the morning that started way too early (what happened to that awesome 6:30am wake up time baby Gwen? What's so great about 5am?!), last night's dinner dishes on the counter tops, and already losing my temper over messy bedrooms I definitely didn't act like the mama I want to be.  But maybe I'm not the only one who wished they could have a re-do on Monday before 8am? Here's a little Spotify … [Read more...]

A Dance Mix to Start Your Morning

So here I am at almost 40 weeks, completely exhausted, uncomfortable, and so ready to have this baby. And each morning it gets harder to start the day. I figure there might be some other folks out there as the school year comes to an end that also need a little help getting their morning started, so I thought I'd do something a little out of the ordinary here at Carrots and share a morning dance … [Read more...]

Sleepers, Wake! An Advent Music Guide and Playlist

After explaining how we fast from Christmas music during Advent (and then turn up the jams during the Twelve Days of Christmas until Epiphany!), I get a variety of reactions including “Are you insane?” Well, probably. And “so, what DO you listen to during Advent?”  To be honest I am just now discovering “Advent music” instead of just abstaining from Christmas music and I have completely fallen in … [Read more...]