mixtapes are for lovers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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disclaimer: words like candygram, sugar bottom, and sloppy, mushy kisses might make an appearance at some point during this post. cynics beware. 

happy love month! if you were reading this blog last year, you'll know how i feel about february and valentine's day in general. if you weren't, let me give you my thoughts and feelings about it in a nutshell. 
it rules. 

come on, people. a day devoted to eating chocolate bon bons and handing out paper hearts with crappy poems on them? i'm in.

i have complied a few of my most favorite love jams. some are slow for making out with your honey (or your bowl of ice cream and brownies). some are fast for crazy, happy dance sessions. all are a good time. 

* february mix *

dream a little dream of me : ella fitzgerald and louis armstrong

the first time : michael castro

i'm kissing you : des'ree

yours forever : generationals

make out song : the rosebuds

that's how strong my love it : otis redding

sugar : paper route

she got the honey : mat kearney

dancing shoes : gavin degraw

snow outside : dave matthews band

falling in love : ben rector

i will not take my love away : matt wertz

working to be loved : future of forestry

happy sloppy, mushy kisses month!


  1. Love Dream a Little Dream! Husband and I have "Early Jazz" radio on Pandora almost non-stop in our home. Oldies are so incredibly romantic!

    1. oldies are the best! i need to create a jazz radio, too. such a good vibe.

  2. ooh a mixed tape, when was the last time i made a mixed tape?? cant remember but i can remember the last time i made a mixed CD and the reaction i got from my then boyfriend now husband was great.

    1. mixtapes/cd's are the way to my heart! well, and cookies.

  3. I would be with Brittany above on the jazz (if I was into all that lovey dovey stuff). Check out the collaboration "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman."

    So great choice on Ella and Louis.

    As for: i'm kissing you : des'ree

    Let me tell you a story. You Gotta Be by Des'ree was our school song at Vass-Lakeview when I was in 8th grade. No lie, the principal thought it was hip and played it over the loud speaker (in its entirety) after the morning announcements every...single...day. The 1st graders loved it, and us 8th graders were horrified and just wanted Boyz II Men or TLC. I mean, naturally.

    You're welcome for that nugget. :)

    1. hahaha. this made me laugh. a lot. your principal sounds awesome! but in 8th grade most everything that adults do is uncool, right? ;-)

    2. Yes..yes, very true. I guess I have to give her credit for trying. :)

  4. Mixtapes are the BEST. I'm going to have to put all of these on a CD and jam out for the rest of the month. Thank you for this! So glad I stumbled across your blog today. xoxo

    1. i'm so glad you stumbled across it, too! i love making mixes for people. if i could only get a boy to make one for me...

  5. I love that you love this holiday! Seriously, it is so fun, whether or not you have a date for it. Can't wait to check out some of these songs! I love your monthly mixes :)

    1. they are so much fun to make. i look forward to it every month. :-)


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