March 10, 2014
This is my mantra for the week. I need to remember that we need to make the decision to try on a daily basis. We need to do what we can to regularly remind ourselves of the end goal to help us stay focused. That may mean writing your goal on your bathroom mirror, on an index card that you keep in your purse, or even as your phone's wallpaper. Then each day make the decision to try and try and try again.
March 5, 2014
Because some days I need a reminder... and I realized I still had the default desktop background on my laptop. There is a white border around the desktop wallpaper. You can't see it because my background is white, but it's there. If you click on any of the links above then you will automatically download the desktop. I hope it motivates you as much as it has motivated me in the past 24 hours! Enjoy!
February 24, 2014
Today is a really busy day. Working from home on Americana Music Association stuff, my ebay business, tutoring a kid in math and then Imagine Dragons tonight. Whew! Not enough hours in the day. So, this post will just have to be short and sweet.
Blue Jeans and Melodies is now Simply in Bold. www.bluejeansandmelodies.com has been set up to redirect you to www.simplyinbold.com, so no worries about changing any bookmarks or links.
Why the change?
As I posted before, I wanted Blue Jeans and Melodies to mainly focus on music (especially Americana), but then I was offered a permanent position with the Americana Music Association. I felt like it was a conflict of interest to have my blog focus so much on Americana music, so my blog got stagnant and I missed it.
Why Simply in Bold?
Simply stated, I want to strive to live a non-complicated and bold life and help empower others to do so as well. The posts will vary in topic, but it will all come back to supporting this premise. They will be about style, travel, relationships, music (I can't abandon it all together. Music is too much a part of my life.) and other various topics. By the way, do you see the play on words in Simply in Bold? It refers to putting words "in bold" typeface which is what I am striving to do in certain aspects of my life.I still have some finishing touches to put on the blog design. I am not a website designer so this has taken me SO long to do. It has been a great experience, but I recommend hiring someone that knows what they are doing unless you are interested in spending hours upon hours learning. It is a beast when you have no clue what you are doing.
What do you think about the new focus of my blog and the blog design? Have you ever made major changes to your blog? Finally, what is the boldest thing you have ever done? I look forward to hearing all about it!
January 8, 2014
When I started this blog I wanted it to be 80% Americana Music and 20% me. My fantastic news is that I was hired as a permenant employee at the Americana Music Association. Ever since then I have felt like 80% of this blog is a conflict of interest explaining my absence. The opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and I never want what I say to affect the association.
What have I been doing instead? I have put an emphasis on my health, learned to use my DSLR, and am contributing to my husband's blog, Nerdgasm Now. I customized it and have even guest posted. He really liked the posts so I will probably contribute once a week or so over there. It looks like Tuesday will be my day.
What will happen to this blog? A complete redesign and restructure. Sorry boys, the blog is going mostly girly! I am still working out the plan, so details will come later this month. I will tell you this... It is going to be much more personal and posts will come more regularly. The blog will still have some music posts because, well, I wouldn't be me without it. However they will be majorly scaled back and will branch out to other types of music completely based on my interest level.
How do you feel about the changes? What is your favorite existing thing about this blog? I want you to still enjoy it here, so if you absolutely love something about it then I will try to keep it. Your feedback is important to me so please comment below.
December 5, 2013
Little known fact about me, I am a sucker for a cappella and for Christmas music. Also, Little Drummer Boy is my least favorite Christmas song... until now. Take a listen. And look deep into his eyes. You will know it when you see it.