Our YouTube Channel Summer's Corner

Summer’s Corner Episode 1: Summer + Mommy Learn to Karaoke

Hey everyone!  We have been making videos for our YouTube channel for almost five months now!  And, all because our daughter Summer wanted to be just like her favorite YouTube family making fun and silly videos, gaming videos, baking things + doing science experiments.  I’m not gonna lie, it was really strange getting started, I was super uncomfortable being on camera!  Honestly, even Summer felt weird about it and my husband is still getting used to it!  But, I saw it as a way to bond with our daughter and do something fun as a family.  So I set out to start creating these videos that she felt so strongly about.  It started out rough, our first series “The Messy Home Tour” was really just us getting used to having our crazy house + ourselves being filmed.  Once we got rolling, hours and hours into editing, it all started to become fun and exciting!  I now see why this family and so many others Vlog and make all sorts of videos that are then shared with the world!  I get it!  We are definitely still getting used to all of it but it really has brought us closer and given us so many nice memories to look back at already in the sort five months we have been making them! That being said, today we have a very special new video series to share with you!  We are calling this series, “Summer’s Corner” entirely because Summer decided that she wanted to call it that and I lost the battle.  The name is inspired by her favorite YouTube channel FGTeeV who have a space for their son called “Chase’s Corner”.  I tried explaining to her quite a few times that we couldn’t just “copy” their name but she insists that her “channel” needs to be just like his because she is their biggest fan.  I am figuring they have millions of subscribers and we now have 22!!  Yes, 22!!  I am so proud 🙂 because last week we had only 2!  So yeah, I don’t think having a similar name is really going to be a problem. We have made a few videos for her playlist that are coming up in my editing and will be posted soon.  There are actually a few that we recorded before this one but we were working on angles and trying out a different camcorder so the quality/ sound/ view was not very good.  Because of that, I decided to make this our first official video and it is just so silly and cute!  Summer makes me laugh with her enthusiasm and excitement for not only making the video but playing the keyboard, she truly loves all things music and arts just like her momma 🙂 I hope you all enjoy the video and look out for the rest to follow!

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Ear Worm

Ear Worm- April

James Arthur has an incredibly sexy voice and makes love to the song, it. is. amazing.  It makes you feel like love is just the most wonderful feeling in the world.  Which it is.  So when I listen to this song I feel love, I feel everything that it is.  It makes me think of the little moments.  I love when a song makes me feel something deep in the pit of my stomach.  That’s what this song does to me.  It makes me feel love deep down in the pit of my stomach.  And, I love that. Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur I met you in the dark, you lit me up You made me feel as though I was enough We danced the night away, we drank too much I held your hair back when You were throwing up Then you smiled over your shoulder For a minute, I was stone-cold sober I pulled you closer to my chest And you asked me to stay over I said, I already told ya I think that you should get some rest I knew I loved you then But you’d never know ‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go I know I needed you But I never showed But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old Just say you won’t let go Just say you won’t let go I’ll wake you up with some breakfast in bed I’ll bring you coffee with a kiss on your head And I’ll take the kids to school Wave them goodbye And I’ll thank my lucky stars for that night When you looked over your shoulder For a minute, I forget that I’m older I wanna dance with you right now Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever And I swear that everyday you’ll get better You make me feel this way somehow I’m so in love with you And I hope you know Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold We’ve come so far my dear Look how we’ve grown And I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old Just say you won’t let go Just say you won’t let go I wanna live with you Even when we’re ghosts ‘Cause you were always there for me when I needed you most I’m gonna love you till My lungs give out I promise till death we part like in our vows So I wrote this song for you, now everybody knows ‘Cause now it’s just you and me till we’re grey and old Just say you won’t let go Just say you won’t let go Just say you won’t let go Oh, just say you won’t let go Songwriters: Neil Richard Ormandy / James Arthur / Steve Solomon Say You Won’t Let Go lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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New York: An Idiots Guide to the City

Growing Pains.  That’s what our trip to New York City on Saturday was.  The show was amazing but we were clueless.  We don’t know transportation or where were going or when things close.  We made all of the mistakes and I want to share my experience so you won’t make the same mistakes that we made. Do use the subway.  Turns out it is only $3 a ride and you can get from one end of the city to the other.  I mean really that is a no brainer.  If you know the subway system you are golden.  Instead we walked 40 blocks in the rain, in the cold, wearing hoodies because we thought that we wouldn’t want to have to hold our jackets in the club. Do call ahead.  To everywhere.  If we had called ahead to the club we would have learned they had a coat check.  We would have worn our jackets and if we had used the subway we would have been warm and dry.  Instead we were soaked and cold.  My boots were sopping wet.  We had to stop and buy a three pack of socks, I had to change into a double layer then walk the rest of the way there.  When we got there I had to change my socks again.  We somehow magically got there right at 6 on the dot and were able to walk into an empty club walk upstairs to this awesome lounge area where no one was sitting and relax.  I took off my boots and tried to air them out a bit.  I put my feet up on the table and just stared out at the stage it was amazing. If you are going to a show like the one that we went to ideally you want to wear as little as possible.  I would have been much more comfortable in a tank top and a pair of toms with no socks.  If we had known about the coat check and the subway I would have been appropriately dressed.  All things to consider for the future. The show was absolutely amazing.  I went completely nuts jumping up and down in the middle of the crowd, singing every word.  We were so close, I was in the second row from the stage for the entire second half of their set.  I could see the sweat on Buddy’s face, the guitarist looked straight into my eyes and we were pointing to each other singing, he did the same thing to Mark I talked to him about it last night.  I mean seriously moments that I will remember for the rest of my life.  Looking up at that area above with all the people looking over us all around us.  Buddy said a few times and even posted about it on Facebook that it was the best show they had ever done.  I felt it.  Honestly all the bands that played up until the show.  The show being listed as …READ MORE

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