Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

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Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

Stress! Who has a completely stress-free life? Nobady, that’s who. The key is to acknowledge your stress and do what you can to bust it. Since it is National Stress Awareness Month, the gals of Home Matters have gathered some fabulous stress management ideas just for you. Enjoy, relax, and de-stress!

 

12 Stress Busting Foods from Carol @ Total Wellness Choices

 Overwhelmed + Overworked? 9 Ways to Beat the Stress from Andrea @ Popculture

 

6 of the Best Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress from Erin @ Womanista

 

Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke! from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

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Christmas Music Playlist & Karaoke

Christmas Music is a tradition that I cherish! Whether it is a traditional carol, a crooners sentimental or jaunty tune, or something fresh and new, they had me at Christmas. I’ll admit it, I’m hooked.

Christmas Music

Playlist & Karaoke

I absolutely LOVE Christmas Music! It plays throughout the holiday season in my house and car starting the day after Thanksgiving (sometimes even Thanksgiving night), and runs through New Year’s Eve.

Christmastime just wouldn’t be the same without the varying artists from past to present crooning through my decked halls. And of course, Rory and I singing along.

The music fo Christmas brings joy and happiness, but it also brings wonderful memories of Christmases past. Memories of my mother’s favorite Christmas Carol, “Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella,” to mine and Luke’s special song, “Santa Baby,” to, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.” I love every moment.

I have a Christmas Playlist that provides us hours of Christmasy entertainment. You will find songs from Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Eartha Kitt, Brenda Lee, The Ronettes, Harry Belafonte, Kings College Choir, Wham, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, The Irish Rovers, and so, so many more… Luke and I have been together for three years today, so give a listen to Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt in the playlist for us. Happy Anniversary, honey!

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Please enjoy the Christmas music and have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

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If you like to sing, try these super fun Christmas Editions of Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

Christmas Karaoke:

Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

Let your heart be filled with the sounds and joys of Christmas — Sing Christmas karaoke with your family and friends. You can even do it on your own. Enjoy!

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Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

 

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke #8!

Let’s put our Christmas hearts to voice and sing praises to the Reason for the Season!
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8
CHRISTMAS CAROLS EDITION
on Life With Lorelai…

https://youtu.be/LEhpsLS50N4

O Holy Night

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

https://youtu.be/KUrYlRfTek0

Away In A Manger

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

We Three Kings of Orient Are

https://youtu.be/3x7cm8vgAyE

The First Noel

https://youtu.be/BJSkfGNTtXw

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Angels We Have Heard On High

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joy To The World

https://youtu.be/yXBWQeL4Mw4

Silent Night

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8. I hope you enjoyed it.

I hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

 

 

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

On Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen,
On Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION 2 of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke on Life With Lorelai.
Christmastime is here! Let’s have some Holly Jolly fun!

https://youtu.be/1D_N1H51HJs

Silver Bells

Winter Wonderland

https://youtu.be/Sh4GMSRbrr8

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Nat King Cole

https://youtu.be/Y1D2J5WP53Q

Sleigh Ride

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

https://youtu.be/9ygHtciwhsw

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas by Gayla Peevey

https://youtu.be/4N6X-VAcOV4

Last Christmas by Wham

https://youtu.be/0UnTYo-uJZw

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by The Carpenters

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

Fa La La La La, Lalalala!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 on Life With Lorelai.
Get your Christmas spirit flowing and let’s have some fun!

https://youtu.be/fiEVj2ex8S8

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin

https://youtu.be/WMC8Pf97G_4

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

https://youtu.be/BlKkyljGeeA

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

https://youtu.be/Xk_Bs3Jpstg

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

https://youtu.be/kENif9FmseE

Baby It’s Cold Outside by Glee

https://youtu.be/cBirXuxjrEI

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Hopefully the Sing karaoke #6 has pit you in a holly jolly mood.

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #5 – Halloween Edition

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

Grrr, Growl, Hack, Hack, Cough!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #5, the HALLOWEEN EDITION on Life With Lorelai.
Get your wolf on and have some fun!

Little Red Riding Hood by Amanda Seyfried

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Witch Doctor by The Chipmunks

I Put A Spell On You by Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus)

It’s time to crawl back into the crypt as the doors creak closed on this Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #5

Did you have a MONSTERous good time?

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #4

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

La, La, La, La, La, La, Laaaaaaa!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time to
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #4 on Life With Lorelai.
Sing and feel your stress dissipate!
Put a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart…

Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt

Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar

Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles

Black Velvet by Alannah Myles

Respect by Aretha Franklin

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #3

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

La, La, La, La, La, La, Laaaaaaa!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #3 on Life With Lorelai.
Make your heart happy and just have fun!

I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes

Splish Splash by Bobby Darin

Rolling In the Deep by Adele

Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera

Crazy by Patsy Cline

I hope you enjoyed Go AHead… Sing Karaoke #3.

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Go Ahead…Sing Karaoke #2

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

Welcome to Go Ahead…Sing Karaoke #2 on Life With Lorelai.
Whether you are a seasoned karaoke singer, or just someone who sings in the car or shower, exercise your vocal chords and enjoy yourself!

Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood

Fearless by Taylor Swift

At Last by Etta James

Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon

Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar

I hope you had a blast with Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #2!

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

I love to sing karaoke. Singing is such an incredible stress buster. You should give it a try! I hope you enjoy the songs I’ve picked out for this very first edition of this new feature on Life With Lorelai.
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Joan Jett

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree – K.T. Tunstall

I hope you enjoyed singing. It just lifts your mood doesn’t it? Be sure to stop back by, and Sing Karaoke again.

Did you enjoy the featured songs in Go Ahead,,, Sing Karaoke?
What are some of your favorite songs to sing?

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