A Capella Geek

It’s no secret that I love music. It’s also no secret that I have a special place in my heart for a capella music. Not only do I sing in a women’s 4 part a capella barbershop chorus (and quartet), but I absolutely love listening to a capella music. I’m not talking Glee. I actually can’t stand Glee. It’s over-processed and auto-tuned singing and I am just not a big fan.

Music is a huge part of my life, and a huge part of my soul. I wanted to share some of my current favorite a capella obsessions!



Effington – Ben Folds

Rosanna – Exit 245
{Quality’s not great on this one. Check it out on iTunes to get the full effect.}

Fix You – Exit 245

A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Manhattan Transfer

Everything the Manhattan Transfer does is absolutely amazing. I’ve been listening to them since I was a kid, and I’ve recently started downloading their music on iTunes and to my delight, Nellie enjoys the upbeat songs they sing a lot!

There is something magical and powerful about people making music with nothing but their voices. I am so happy to be a part of an organization that lets me make beautiful harmony with other women with just my voice.. No piano, no drum, no external instrument of any kind. It’s an amazing feeling.

I hope that you enjoyed the songs I shared! I hate that the YouTube videos are so large, but I couldn’t think of any other way to post these songs!

What is your favorite type of music? Are you an a capella geek like me?

Wordless Wednesday: Snowpocalypse 2011

Music credit: Scotch & Chocolate by Nickel Creek

My Family is Elfing Hilarious.

Get it? Elfing? Instead of.. Whatever. Anyway, when Elf Yourself first came about a few years ago, I spent about two hours making various funny creations featuring the faces of people I knew and loved. Then I sat there giggling like a moron, because it’s funny.

I think I’ve outdone myself this year. I created a truly epic Christmas video starring me, my husband, and Nellie.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Want to make your own, and join a linky of other people making funny videos? Link up here:

Elf Off 2010

Happy holidays, from my strange family to yours!