Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great day everybody!! Count your blessings and remember to tell people who and what your thankful for!!

Return to Alabama – MIX IT UP

Here’s a look at my return home back in October!! Enjoy!! 🙂

Throwback Thursday 11/21/2013

Elyn is back on Mix It Up for the first Throwback Thursday episode

Check it out!!

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A Day at EPCOT – MIX IT UP

When I was on #vocalrest I still had to have a show or two of MIX IT UP. Here’s what it was like with Jon at EPCOT. Enjoy!!

Have a great day ya’ll!!

Photo of the Week

This week for my photo of the week I’m sharing a picture of my niece and nephew. My mom sent me this picture the other day and it made me smile. They were just having fun playing on the bed.

Have a great day everyone!!

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Happiness from You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – Song/Music Video of the Week

Again this is a day late oops. But this last few days has been pretty chaotic.
This week’s Song/Music Video of the Week is “Happiness” from the musical “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
One of my all time favorite shows. This song just shows how happiness can come from some of simplest things in life.
I encourage everyone to find something this week that makes you happy. Whether it be something big or something simple. Anything that makes you smile. Comment or email me and let me know what it is and I’ll talk about it on MIX IT UP!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Obama Gives People One More Year On Insurance

This morning President Obama announced that the people whose insurance had been cancelled could have it from their insurance companies for another year.  But then would still be forced to get one that meets the new government requirements.

Sure this is good for now, but what happens in a year when people still don’t want Obamacare plans??  It is absolutely asinine to me that people are being forced to buy health insurance that they don’t want, need, or afford.  Sure I think it is great that people who have always wanted or needed it and haven’t been able to have it can now get it.  But that shouldn’t require the rest of the nation who are happy with what they have to be forced to get a new plan.  

Anyway I could go on and on about this.  I just think the whole thing is a hot mess that has been poorly designed and put out to the nation.  Hopefully somewhere down the road a better way will be discovered and some new legislation can be put forth.

Here is a link to an article from ABC News that talks about today’s announcement

Leave your comments below

Have a great day ya’ll!! :):)

Royals (Pentatonix Cover) Song/Music Video of the Week

So this is a day late but welcome to Song/Music Video of the Week. This is another blog from the “Of the Week” series.
Normally I would have posted this yesterday but it was my roommate’s birthday so we were celebrating all day!!

Pentatonix is one of my favorite bands to listen to. When I was in high school and college I was always involved in choirs, vocal ensembles, and concerts. So I have always been such a HUGE fan of ensemble and group singing. I just LOVE harmony!! And I love when people take popular songs and redo them in a group setting with fun harmony and musical changes. PTX is by far one of my favs because they are so creative with their vocals.
When I first heard the song “Royals” by Lorde I was in love with it. Then recently PTX did a phenomenal cover of it and put it out on YouTube and iTunes. It is absolutely amazing. So in the reboot of my blog and the “Of the Week” series I thought it was a perfect first Song/Music Video of the Week. Enjoy and buy their stuff and iTunes and watch all their YouTube videos. You won’t be disappointed :):)

Have a great day y’all!!

Frozen’s Anna & Elsa – Selfie Sunday

Here’s the selfie for today. Me with Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from Frozen 🙂

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Have a good night!!

#VOCALREST

I have been on #vocalrest since last Saturday Nov. 2 and all I must say is it has been an experience.  I never have had to do this before and it is very frustrating.  Sometimes I just want to open my mouth and communicate the way I always do but instead I have to write on a dry erase board.  Definitely have a new respect for those who cannot speak.  God bless you.  I am very grateful though however that there are other ways for people who can’t speak or hear to communicate.  Like sign language, etc…

I will be on #vocalrest until Tuesday so you won’t hear my voice as much til then.  But of course I have my blog and I have two episodes of Mix It Up that have been filmed that I am gonna be working on to fill the space as well.  One is from when I went home to Alabama and the other is an episode I filmed with my friend Jon while I have been on #vocalrest that is quite hysterical.  So be on the lookout.

In the meantime here is the episode of MIX IT UP titled #VOCALREST which oddly enough since the two part debut of the show on YouTube has had the most views haha also the trailer for my trip home for Alabama in a special MIX IT UP

ENJOY!!