Win Chris Tomlin’s “Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship” {Review & Giveaway}

We have a little rule in our family. No Christmas trees, no Christmas music, no Christmas anything until after Thanksgiving. It's so easy for me to miss out on the beauty of today if I'm always looking to tomorrow. However, when I had the opportunity recently to review Chris Tomlin's latest Christmas CD, I kind of broke my own rule. But you know what? It was worth it. {Scroll down to enter the giveaway!} Chris Tomlin is best known for his praise & worship music, and his latest CD … [Read more...]

Maestro Classics: “The Nutcracker” {Review}

Two years ago I took our oldest daughter to see a local production of the Nutcracker ballet. She fell in love and so did I. Afterwards, we checked out all the library books on the Nutcracker we could find and watched countless Youtube videos of the performance. Kate and her little sisters pirouetted across our living room floor to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and imagined they were each Clara on her journey with the Nutcracker prince. Since that ballet our girls have always gravitated toward … [Read more...]

How to Learn Piano at Home {Review}

I have fond memories of learning how to play the piano when I was a little girl. I was fascinated with music. Still am. However, at the time I was not keen on sitting still and practicing, and I didn't progress very far at all. Now, 30 years later, I'm yearning to¬†cultivate more¬†creativity in my life and to engage in the arts as a means of self-education. However, life is busy with lots of little ones so I have to be selective with my time. Online piano lessons are one way I am making time … [Read more...]