Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | October 2019

Hello friends!

This month, my focus shifted from listening to Podcasts to jamming out to some of my most loved music at work.  I could not stop playing music, so that’s where a lot of my favorites are this month!  I’ve had some really crazy things happen, so as usual my excuse is that I didn’t have a ton of time to focus to the things I really enjoy!

Music:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Soundtrack: It’s not a monthly favorites without finding some new musical that I love listening to, and this month is no exception!  I’ve fallen in love with the Hunchback soundtrack – in particular, the following songs: “Olim”, “The Bells of Notre Dame”, “Hellfire”, and the Finale!

Change Your Mind by Miike Snow: This song is definitely not my usual style, but the upbeat, jazzy sound has me grooving every time I hear it!  It’s from the 50 Shades Freed soundtrack, and there’s really not much else to say other than I love it.

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Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | September 2019

Hello friends!

September was a very tech-heavy, busy month for me!  I have a ton of new favorites to share with you all – plus, my biggest accomplishment to date of starting my own Podcast!  I also heard some great music & watched some exciting videos; hopefully you all enjoy like I did!

Podcasts:

What's New Around the Barn

What’s New Around the Barn?: Obviously one of my favorites for September is the brand new Podcast that I launched!  It’s a horsey podcast and the first episode is all about me and my horse experiences.  I’m beyond proud of this Podcast so I’m going to talk about it for basically the rest of my life!

“Horse Stories with Our Listeners Part 2, Sept. 25, 2019 by Horseloverz” Horses in the Morning: Not only did I launch my first podcast episode, I was also on one of my absolute favorite podcasts as a guest – Horses in the Morning! I got to share my experiences and play a little game with Jamie and Glenn and couldn’t have had a better time!

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Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | July 2019

Hello friends!

I’m back to share some of the non-beauty things that I loved during July!  All of my favorites were tech-related; I had a love affair with some podcasts and found amazing videos that are totally worth watching.

Life Update:

This month has been the most wild in terms of changes in my life, so it’s the big reason why I don’t have a good variety of favorites!

I got a new vehicle, I switched departments at my job, I started riding horses more frequently, and I moved – wow, what a list!  I did share a small update about my move in a previous blog post, and that’s why I ended up skipping some blog posts for the last week of July.

Podcasts:

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Lifestyle

The Perfect Subscriber Tag

Hello friends!

I know this tag is basically exclusively done on YouTube, but even though I don’t post YouTube videos (yet), I still thought this would be fun to share since I’ve been an avid watcher for so many years!

1. Do you subscribe right away when you find a new channel/video? Or try a few videos first?

It depends on how much time I have!  If I have an hour to kill, I’ll probably watch a few videos before subscribing, and if it’s on a playlist like my “declutters to watch”, I’m watching just one video and moving on.  If I don’t have much time, I’ll subscribe and then add the videos that pop up in my subscription feed to my watch later list; from there, if I don’t like them I’ll just unsubscribe again.

2. Does the “make sure you subscribe” mantra ever sway you to subscribe?

Unfortunately, no!  I rarely go outside of my subscription feed anymore (not enough time), so I’m obviously already subscribed to them, and I just don’t have the time to sort through push notifications.

3. How many channels do you have the notification bell turned on for?

None.  I try to be pretty diligent on paying attention to the people I subscribe to, so I notice when I’m not seeing their videos. If I feel like I have less videos than normal in my feed, I’ll usually go to their page specifically to make sure I’ve watched all the recent videos.

4. Do you watch every video from your subscription feed, or only your favorites?

Usually everything!  Unless it’s a video that I’m really not interested in, they all go to my watch later playlist to be watched when I have time.

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Books

5 BookTubers I Watch

In the spirit of combining my love of reading and watching YouTube videos, I wanted to share with you all my favorite BookTubers to watch!

BookTube is the affectionate name for the corner of YouTube that houses people who talk about books. This may include wrap-ups (similar to my own blog post!), reviews, hauls, TBRs, tags, and more!  Anything that has to do with reading and books is considered a part of BookTube.

The list today is the five BookTubers that I felt had either content that interested me or a great personality!  Each of them are a little bit different, so hopefully if you’re looking to get into BookTube, one of these five will catch your attention.

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