Month: June 2011

God’s Shelter for Your Storm by Sheila Walsh *Review & Giveaway*

God’s Shelter for Your Storm by Sheila Walsh *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Darcie K. who won***   We all have storms that we go through, it’s unavoidable in this life. It seems that many times when we reach a stormy period in our life it does just  that, not a […]

Endangerbles CD *Review & Giveaway*

Endangerbles CD *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Darcie K.  who won***   I always think that it’s important to have my kids not only listen to music that is fun and entertaining for them, but that also teaches something, whether it be about our Christian […]

Women of Substance Radio Interview

Women of Substance Radio Interview

What does the name Women of Substance represent for you?
Substance can be defined as “significant quality with the implication of a hidden or special significance.” Music of Substance is not just entertainment or fluff, but has an essential “core” brimming with heart, soul, and spirit.
What kind of artists do you play?
Women of Substance Radio plays music by female performers who deliver high quality music that speaks to the listener through vocal excellence, depth of character and emotion, and lyrics that leave a lasting impression. Our tagline is “Whether you’re a label artist or an Independent, if you’ve got great music, you’re on Women of substance Radio.”
What distinguishes your station from other online stations?
We play lots of quality Indies that don’t get played on other stations. Our listeners appreciate and trust us as a source for great new music. We do the work for them weeding through the massive supply of music available to find the good stuff. When I find that one gem amongst a sea of lackluster music, I see it as a privilege and responsibility to shout it from the rooftops–or at least from my blog and on Facebook.  We have a monthly Top 10 for Indie songs, create special genre-specific and themed shows, offer free downloads from our artists, and do lots of promotion of our artists through our newsletter and Facebook/Twitter. We organized a live “Showcase” in the Los Angeles area for the past 2 years to feature some of our best artists.
Who are your personal favorite artists?
Well-known artists: Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Missy Higgins, Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow, Jonatha Brooke, Aimee Mann, Carrie Rodriguez, Heart, Tori Amos
Some current favorite Indies: Tina Dico, Beth Waters, Cheryl B Engelhardt, Alana Grace, Katie Cole, Rebecca Loebe, Karmina, Kari Kimmel, Myla Smith, Jenn Bostic, Rachael Sage, Chloe Temtchine, Emm Gryner
How long has Women of Substance been around? 
Since 2007, almost 4 years
How was it started?
I created WOS Radio because I was sick of the big broadcasters telling me what was going to be popular—limiting my choices to mostly watered-down music that had no heart and no meaning. Before starting Women of Substance Internet Radio, I was already almost exclusively an internet radio listener for that reason. I want a variety, to be introduced to fresh sounds and new artists constantly, and to be drawn in by what I hear and be moved or challenged by it.
It started as a hobby, a way to arrange and play my own favorite music and music I discovered, but it really caught on and has grown rapidly into “the” destination on the Internet for great music by female artists.
Tips for buying used baby items online

Tips for buying used baby items online

I remember the days when the classifieds could only be found in the newspaper.  These days you can still find that section, but it’s far more common to shop for any and everything online. Through multiple sites you can find everything from a couch to […]

These Hearts Forever Ended Yesterday *Review*

These Hearts Forever Ended Yesterday *Review*

Though you might not think it about me at first glance, there is a little bit of a hard core rocker chic in me! It’s been buried way down deep since having kiddos (after all, as I commonly say I listen to screaming all day […]

Tables for decorating

Tables for decorating

When we lived in North Carolina I got a job working for a furniture store. Even though my job was to price everything I sometimes got to help the interior designers and decorators with setting up the different displays. One of my favorite pieces that we sold were the console tables. They were the best for decorating with accessories. My very favorite are cherry wood pieces like the one in the picture to the left, so beautiful! Some of the most fun pieces I came across were the nesting tables. I just love nesting dolls and these cute tables reminded me of them! There are so many fun things you can do with them! Of course one of the most popular furniture pieces is a coffee table set. I’ve been wanting to buy one since we got married, hopefully once we move to our next station we will be able to get one. In the meantime Tyler has been enjoying the one at my brother’s house–it’s the perfect size to stand up on and bang things 🙂 When you are looking to decorate your living room any of these tables make a perfect and professional looking touch to your design!

TreSemme Color Revitalize Shampoo & Conditioner *Review*

TreSemme Color Revitalize Shampoo & Conditioner *Review*

I’ve been getting my hair highlighted/lowlighted/dyed and more since I turned 16. I’ve also used a ton of different shampoos and conditioners, from super fancy expensive salon brands to “Wal*Mart specials” I’ve found that normally there really is a different in the feel and quality […]

Custom Sticker *Giveaway*

Custom Sticker *Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Chisum Crew who won*** I have gotten address labels from UPrinting before and have been super pleased with them! I’m sure their sheet labels will be wonderful as well!   Custom address labels aren’t the only things you […]

Kitty Wolf Jump the Tracks *Review*

Kitty Wolf Jump the Tracks *Review*

Jump The TracksAs I’ve mentioned before I’m not the biggest fan of kid’s music. Tinky pinkling high pitched noises give me a headache after about one song! When I was asked to review Kitty Wolf Jump the Tracks I was happy because it looked like it would have a different “flavor” to it than most family music cds do. I wasn’t disappointed, the cd is definitely unique and unlike any other kid CD I’d heard before. It has a bluegrassy rockin’ feel to it. Though this means that I like listening to it much better than other kid cds Amber wasn’t as crazy about it. She danced around to a few of the songs but then quickly lost interest. I think since she’s 3 it might be just a tad old for her and that she will probably like it more in the coming years, once she can sing along with and appreciate the funny lyrics. If you’d like to check out Jump The Tracks for yourself you can purchase the MP3 Here be sure to check out their Myspace Page Here and their website here as well!

The Night Night Book *Review*

The Night Night Book *Review*

The Night Night Book is an adorable bed time story. With unqiue pictures and cute phrases like “Bubble clean. Teeth are brushed. Milk in tummy. House is hushed.” it makes for a whimsical and cute recap of the day and the things you do to […]