TV

Besties with NBC

We stopped by NBC's studio here in Nashville the other day to play a song and it was SO fun! Now we are totally besties with NBC ..which pretty much makes us part of the Braverman family from Parenthood...which also happens to be on NBC. That totally makes sense, right? :) So, did you catch us on their "More At Midday" segment?

Here are some pics from our visit there:

photo 2-1Warming Up The Vocal Chords

chairKate may or may not have sat in this chair and broken it. Okay...she didn't. But it was still a funny photo op.

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All set and ready to go!

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Performing "What Do You Say"

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A friend watched the show and sent us this pic....we were so excited!!!

Things I Like (February 23)

"F-R-I-E-N-D-S." It's now on Nick@Nite...what's not to love about that? Flip-Flops. We have been in Florida for the past week and I've been able to wear flip-flops daily. It's like a dream. If I could wear flip-flops every day for the rest of my life, I would. They are far superior to shoes...in my opinion.

The show "An Idiot Abroad." It's our favorite show to watch on the bus on this tour. It is AWESOME. If you need a new show to watch, check it out. I think you'll be glad you did.

Pinterest. Why was I so late to the party on this? It's brilliant and addicting and inspiring. What's not to like?

This hilarious skit from SNL last week: 

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=1386283

Those are the things I like this week.

Peace!

-j-

5 Things To Do...

If you feel so inclined... 1. Drink More Coffee (try this new creamer our friend Jenny told us about "Natural Bliss"...yum)

2. Watch Revenge (my favorite show on TV right now...if you haven't seen it, go download all the episodes! It really gets you thinking about revenge, retaliation, forgiveness, etc.)

3. Listen to this song and tell me it's not awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVrSChJPfhw

4. Read The Hunger Games. (Give into the masses. It's good. I just read the first book in 2 days and am onto the second.)

5. Forgive someone you're holding a grudge against. ("It's hard to give, it's hard to get, but everybody needs a little forgiveness." -Patty Griffin)

This is all optional. I'm not trying to tell you what to do! Haha. As always, returned suggestions are welcomed. What should we do?

-jill-

Little House on the Medicine Woman

Oh the simple life. I just finished a book that was set in the late 1800's and OMG I kinda wish I could live like that now. I realize they did not say OMG in the 19th century but still....there is something about that sort of simple life that TOTALLY appeals to me. Living off the land. Living in a tiny cabin with a fireplace. Being surrounded by undisturbed nature. Sounds so peaceful. Ahh...seriously...a time period where men got their muscles from hard work like chopping wood and harvesting wheat...come on!! And a time when women were proud if they had a good set of "birthing hips." And carrying a little extra weight meant a nice layer of fat that would keep you warm during the winter. That's what I'm talking about people. Skinny bitches girls wouldn't make it.

You would rise with the sun and sleep when the sun did too. I love the idea of everyone in a household coming around a fireplace at night. Just hanging together. Singing or storytelling. Simple entertainment. I love the idea of gathering food and eating it that same day. There must have been great satisfaction in that lifestyle.

People wrote letters. Not emails or texts. They took out a quill and ink. It took time and effort to write down your thoughts and feelings. How romantic is that? Don't even get me started on how cute I think those wax seal things are. You know when they'd light a candle, let wax drip down and then push their seal on it. Not gonna lie, I totally have one with a "K" on it and I get giddy like a school girl each and every time I have opportunity to use it. It looks like this:

Now, I realize that back on the Prairie with Dr. Quinn and friends life was not always the shiny version it is in my head...you know, full of romantic courtship and apple pies. But, there is something timelessly romantic about it to me. Women wore petticoats and bonnets. They read by candle or lantern light. Ahhh. Maybe it's my alter ego...I live on the road in a fast paced lifestyle so maybe the other half of me wants to hide out in the wilderness with only my loved ones and God's great big earth. Who knows. Maybe I need a vacation in a cabin. With a fireplace.

Haha. Just to get you in the mood, watch these clips...hahahaaa....they are horribly awesome. I mean come on, travel in a covered wagon? Yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx0pCzYCQwI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5h052g5-Rs

-kate-