2018 Holiday Playlists

Click to discover playlists that we most definitely get you into the Holiday spirit!

I have been working on creating these for a while now since it is never too early to crank up the Holiday tunes. There are three playlists I have created for this Holiday season and I cannot wait to continue adding songs to them as I discover more throughout the next month. Follow the links, crank up the volume, and get yourself into the Holiday spirit.

I hope you love these as much as I do. Enjoy!

Xoxo, Lexie


Pop Christmas Essentials

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Country Christmas Essentials

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The Reason For The Season

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Biggest Dream Achieved!

This isn’t a post I would normally share, however, I wanted to share this one for myself. I want it to serve as a reminder of the greatest day of my life and one I will truly never forget.

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On July 8th, 2018, the day I had been counting down to finally came around. I had traveled more than 20 hours to meet someone whose music and example has helped me through so many moments both good and bad.

I had the privilege of a lifetime to meet Faith Hill and Tim McGraw during their 2018 leg of the Soul2Soul tour. It was by far the best show I have ever been to. Faith and Tim along with their entire crew made the VIP experience more incredible than I ever thought it would be. Directly after the meet and greet, as I was shaking and crying with excitement and happiness, I was so surprised to learn that the autogenerated ticket that I got when I purchased this package had placed me directly in front of Faith’s entry point onto the stage.

The show is filled with energy, power, incredible vocals, and an endless amount of love shared between these two lovebirds. I am headed to their show again tonight and I can’t help but feel so lucky to see them once again.


Below I will share my feelings and thoughts that I wrote directly after the meet and greet and show! Oh, and of course my cute meet and greet photos will be included!

I shared this on my Instagram the day after I had met them.

“I don’t think it will ever fully hit me that last night happened and my biggest dream came true. Last night will forever be engraved on my heart. I truly don’t think people understand how much this experience means to me. Faith’s music has been something I have leaned on and grasped to through every good and bad moment in life. It was a constant when nothing else was. My biggest dream in life came true last night on July 8th, 2018. I got to meet her face to face. I was the first in line and had to stand in the empty meet & greet room until they appeared from behind the curtains. The only thing I could think about was how insanely gorgeous she was. I have always seen photos but never thought a human could be that beautiful! I wore a dressy gown and heels and right as she walked in she exclaimed: “you are so beautiful sweetheart, what’s the special occasion?” I said the occasion was meeting her and she went straight a hug. I also got lucky enough to get a solo photo snapped with her. I woke up this morning and could still smell her rose scented perfume, I sat there wondering when it is going to hit me like a ton of bricks that I met one of the biggest role models in my life. She is so real and authentic and her example in everything she does pushes me to be a better and stronger woman every single day. Faith, I am completely mesmerized by you and am so grateful I got to stand right in front of where you performed on stage last night. Until we meet again…I love you Faith Hill & thank you for making this the greatest day of my life, forever and always.
Xoxo, Lexie ***Also, I have had so many people dm, text, call, and comment saying that I could pass as Faith’s daughter and let’s just say if that isn’t the biggest compliment idk what is.”S2S070818SouixFallsM&G(2of17).jpg


My meet and greet experience:

I was the first one in line tonight and Aubrey was the sweetest at calming my nerves. I talked to her about her birthday and the Salt Lake City show next week. When it was finally time some of the staff help open the curtain and Faith walked in first and let me just tell you…FAITH IS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON OH MY GOSH! Faith was the first to walk in and see me and was like “oh my gosh you are so beautiful sweetheart, what’s the special occasion?” And I said “you”. I was so awestruck that I practically forgot my name for a few seconds. She goes “awe, aren’t you just the sweetest thing” and then went straight for the hug. She said, “My name is Faith, it’s so nice to meet you”. Tim also introduced himself like that and asked me what my name was. It’s so sweet how they make the m&g’s so intimate. Faith’s hug was everything I could have ever wished for and more. Tim’s handshake was amazing and I got to get two. I was able to snag a photo with the both of them and one with just my girl Faith. We lined up for the photo and she goes you want to be in the middle. I said of course & then I looked her on the eyes after the photo and we kept talking. She then pointed at the camera as if we were going to take another picture. I said, “wait, can I get a photo with just you too?” She said “of course!” Y’all HER HUGS ARE AMAZING and she smells SO GOOD & now my dress smells like her. I was so starstruck and could barely get out any more words but Faith was so sweet about it. We talked a little more and then Faith gave me one more hug and Tim gave me a hug/handshake. My entire life is complete. I have met the woman that continually makes me strive to be a better human each and every day and it was more than I could’ve ever asked for. So damn blessed that I was able to get this opportunity and I will never ever  take it for granted. Faith & Tim, I LOVE YOU❤️You are truly my heroes and I am ready to scream every single song at the top of my lungs.


I just wanted to say how grateful I am for their music and the power that it has. Faith’s music makes me feel so empowered and her example only exemplifies that empowerment more. I am so blessed that I was able to save up the money to make this opportunity possible. I worked to make my biggest dream come true and it was the greatest decision I have ever made. If you ever get the chance to witness their gifts in person, don’t let it pass you by.

I will remember this all:

“FOR THE REST OF [MY] LIFE”!

About to head to my final show of the 2017-2018 Soul2Soul tour right now. So many mixed emotions yet still so excited! I will keep you updated!


Xoxo, Lexie

 

 

 

 

 

Focus on Yourself

As humans it is often inevitable that we tend to focus more on other people and things rather than ourselves. As a young adult in today’s society I often feel pressured because certain life milestones aren’t occurring for me. I am only nineteen years old! I truly do not need my sole focus to be relationships, marriage, or children. Although each of these milestones is something I desperately crave for my life at some point down the road, it is deeply important to spend this time by myself to focus on my soul and personal happiness. The summer time is a perfect time to focus some much needed attention on you, your dreams, goals, and aspirations. It is not selfish to make time to make yourself happy and is incredible important to do so.

I decided to come up with a few of my favorite ways to focus on myself and thought I would share with y’all.

  1. Get lost in a good book!

My current top 4 favorite books!

  • Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
    • I am currently reading this and loving every minute of it. It is a continual reminder that we are all destined for a love that can never be taken away.
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    • It takes you on a journey to find yourself and work towards reaching light and truth. It reminded me that the mind is a powerful tool and if used correctly can provide a create deal of peace.
  • Troublemaker by Leah Remini
    • I have always had an interest in learning about others beliefs and religions. Remini does an incredible job at sharing her journey within the Church of Scientology and left me wanted more.
  • Radical Self Love by Gala Darling
    • This book stressed the importance of determining what makes you so incredible. It taught me one incredible thing: when you truly love yourself, life is limitless.
  1. Unplug.

Whether it is for a few hours or an entire day you would be surprised to see how refreshing being unplugged can be. I try extremely hard to do this; however, the one thing I cannot go without is my music! Instead I just turn off all notifications to all of my apps in order to still feel unplugged from everyone and everything.

  1. Treat yourself.

It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but take a day and focus on yourself. Whether it is doing things you enjoy, sleeping in, making your favorite foods, or watching your favorite movies…make a day of it and relax and unwind.

  1. Experience the outdoors.

Trust me when I say I am not the outdoorsy kind of person, however, there is nothing more refreshing than going on a hike or taking a long drive on a sunny summer day.

  1. Single.

If there is anything I have truly learned it would have to be that it is okay to be single. I haven’t had a relationship for almost 5 years now and it has allowed me all of this time to understand what my passions, dreams, and aspirations are. Trust me, it really isn’t as bad as it may seem.

  1. Appreciate the little things.

Sadly it is a common occurrence for so many individuals to complain about the smallest things in life. It is crucial to take moments and appreciate all of the things surrounding us. Learn to appreciate being able to wake up with breath in your lungs and the opportunity to be on this earth another day. Learn to appreciate the opportunities this life grants you because you never know when they may not be there anymore. Life is a precious gift.

  1. Learn to love yourself.

This is probably one of the hardest things we are told to do for so many reasons; however, it is so very important. When you are happy with who you are you are able to give love without worrying about if your love is good enough. Spend the necessary time focusing on yourself and falling in love with who you are as a person. You would be amazed at what you can accomplish and the happiness it will bring to your life.

 

Summer is upon us and I cannot wait to take some necessary time and continue to focus on myself. What will you chose to do?

 

Xoxo, Lexie

Love This Life

I have been thinking a lot lately about how this life is a mixture of unique experiences and opportunities and new places and people…or so it should be. It is all up to you to decide how you want to go about life. It can be a magical journey full of defeats and triumphs and should be considered the utmost precious gift.

Now, I am in no way claiming to always be the person who radiates positivity, however, we must challenge ourselves to be positive more often. It seems the first step to loving life is by gaining a better understanding of why it is so magnificent.

Here are a few important reasons I think life is magnificent:

  1. Endless opportunities

Opportunities can be found wherever we turn, but we must be willing to keep our eyes open for them and take the first step of pursuing them. It isn’t hard to find new chances to learn and grow, meet new people, pursue a new job, or follow your dreams. So, what is holding us back? It is most likely due to the human inability to notice the opportunities that are right in front of us, however, it will always be your choice to recognize what opportunities you want to take and take them.

  1. New places, new people

I am finally in a position in life where I am able to save up every penny I have to fulfill this gypsy kind of soul that is within me. I want to travel everywhere, and I think about it ALL THE TIME. I find myself imagining all of the incredible places I could and will see and how many genuine individuals I could meet along the way. Imagine meeting new people in the new places you are exploring who increase your energy and have the potential to leave an unforgettable mark on your life. HOW INCREDIBLE DOES THAT SOUND? My advice is this: if you have the desire to travel, find any and every way to make these desires become a reality because you will not regret it.

  1.  Take a moment to live in the moment

This one is often the most difficult for so many to figure out. Believe me when I say I struggle with this one quite often, however, I am learning to let go of the past and stop worrying so much about every little detail of my future. Every moment might not be the greatest moment, but it is important to love and appreciate each moment and make the best of it.

Take a moment and let that soak in.

Now, why you think this life is beautiful and what are you going to do to make the most of it? Comment below and let me know!

Xoxo, Lexie

 

 

The Weekend Warrior Tour

February 02, 2018. Another day, another concert and an eternal growing love for music.

Brad Paisley’s show in Boise was INCREDIBLE, to say the least. He is one amazing performer, artist, and guitar player. He gave away a guitar he signed on stage to a young boy and brought five servicemen on stage to thank them for their service and treat them to a beverage. It got to spend time with a beautiful friend and take my little brother to his first concert ever! This ordinary Friday night reminded me why I spend my money on concert tickets and why I love country music, country artists, and the country community so much.

As for country music, it is my favorite genre and the one that has my heart. The artists never fail to thank God for everything He has provided and thank the service men and women of this beautiful country we live in. Every 9E9F26FB-3EC8-48BB-81FA-AC26ACF1F7D8.JPGcountry song is so relatable and either focus on things I have been through, am going through or will go through in the future. Each lyric has meaning and each song tells a story. What more could you ask for when it comes to music? I also love their tributes and love for small towns. I have always lived in or close to the city, however, my heart lies in the small town way of thinking and life. Lastly, their concerts never fail to be incredible and who doesn’t want an extra chance to dress up in their boots and hats?

THIS IS WHY I SPEND MY MONEY ON ARTISTS LIKE BRAD PAISLEY.

I often get rude comments or looks when others ask me how often or how much I pay for tickets to concerts. I have yet to regret spending money on any concert ticket. Music makes me so happy! It speaks to my heart, mind, and soul in a way nothing else can. There is nothing that feels as great as seeing your favorite artists in person and singing at the top of your lungs to every song you have had on repeat. I chose to spend my money on experiences that bring me happiness, joy, and unforgettable memories. It is something I like to think of as PRICELESS. Trust me when I say if you start spending your money on experiences like this you will understand where I am coming from and never turn back.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO BRAD, DUSTIN, LINDSAY, AND CHASE FOR AN INCREDIBLE SHOW! COME BACK TO BOISE SOON! WE LOVE Y’ALL!

Xoxo, Lexie

Dreams

Today’s post is short, sweet, and to the point.

Let’s talk about dreams. I want you to think back to your childhood. Can you count the number of times someone told you to follow your dreams? It is pretty hard, huh? This statement seems to be drilled into the minds of young children. As we grew up we often tend to lose sight of our dreams and put them on the backburner. There is always some reason why one of our dreams can’t be fulfilled. These reasons may include not having enough time, being worried about the cost it might take, or never actually taking action to make them happen.

All I have to say about this is FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. Life is so short. Work hard. Set goals. Be spontaneous. Save and spend your money on the adventures and experiences your heart desires. Never let any time or money constraint get in the way of your dreams.

I recently began to work extra hard on making this a priority in my life. In December, I booked a flight to Nashville. This is the first major trip I have organized, put together, and paid for all by myself. After graduating from high school and finishing my first year of college I never thought this would be possible. I work so hard to make enough money to pay my bills and place money into savings. I will tell you giving up those few nights where I didn’t go out to the movies or dinner with friends because I wanted to save money has paid off. I am seeing the benefits of it now. I am not telling you to never go out and do fun things but rather spend your money wisely.

Some of my biggest dreams are coming true this summer and it has been a complete whirlwind these past two months booking these trips. I get to explore Nashville for a week and soak in the rich history and country music. I also get to see my favorite country artists, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in concert twice in July. If this wasn’t already enough to make my heart full God blessed me even more. I was able to get enough money together to make a huge dream of mine come true. In July of this year, I get to road trip to South Dakota. I get to see Mount Rushmore for the second summer in a row and I get to meet Faith and Tim.

After this summer, I am not sure many experiences will the joy these dreams bring me. However, my next goal is to spoil my younger brother with a high school senior trip that I was never able to experience. I am sure that with a lot of hard work, goals, and trust I can make another dream of spoiling my younger brother come true!

Everything I just shared is proof that hard work, setting goals, trusting in God, and following your dreams can bring you great joy, memories, experiences and more. Trust me it is worth the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve your goals. The joy you will get from knowing you have worked to make your biggest dreams come true is indescribable. I urge each one of your to do the same. Who knows maybe your wildest dreams can come true!?

 

Xoxo, Lexie

 

 

January Playlist

Lately, my taste in music has been changing a little bit. Over the past few months, I have fallen in love with music that brings a softer tone to the table. It provides a sense of calm during the crazy of day to day life.

The following songs are ones I highly recommend listening to and each of these is on my Top 25 Most Played. Whether the lyrics are sad or happy, they each have beautiful stories behind them. It brings such peace and happiness. Isn’t it incredible how music can completely transform your mood?

I hope you give them a listen and enjoy!

  1. Believing – Charles Esten & Lennon and Maisy Stella
  2. Incredible – Celine Dion & Ne-Yo
  3. Have a Little Faith in Me – Will Chase & Maisy Stella
  4. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  5. The Rest of Our Life – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (THIS WILL BE MY WEDDING SONG🙊)
  6. Speak to a Girl – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  7. .O’Lord – Lauren Daigle
  8. God, Your Mama, And Me – Florida Georgia Line
  9. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  10. Your Best – Lennon & Maisy Stella
  11. Lies of the Lonely – Connie Britton
  12. This is Real Life – Connie Britton, Lennon, & Maisy
  13. The Blues Have Blown Away – Connie Britton, Lennon, & Maisy
  14. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Natasha Bure
  15. Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
  16. Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  17. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  18. Humble & Kind –Tim McGraw
  19. Bigger Love – Colbie Calliat
  20. Take Me As I Am – Faith Hill

I believe the people you surround yourself with, the music you listen to you, and the things you watch all influence the person you are. I want to radiate positivity, sunshine, light, and love wherever I go and I try really hard to have it be seen throughout every aspect of my life. I hope you enjoy this little playlist I put together.

Xoxo, Lexie