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God Made Girls

Y’all know how much I love The Voice, right? And I can hardly wait for the new season to start!

This Monday! Yay!

So anyway. Hubby and I were out running errands when we heard this adorable song on the local L.A. country radio station.

Okay, yes, I’ll admit, I do listen to country. Not all the time. I’m basically a rock ‘n roll girl. But on occasion, I like to switch it up and broaden my horizon. You know, see what the other half of the universe is listening to.

Well, let me just say that when hubby and I heard this song, we cranked it up.

Now, granted, because we aren’t the most knowledgeable people regarding the latest and greatest in the country music world, this song may not be new to some of you, yet it was certainly new to us. You’ll see what I’m talking about in a moment.

First, because I was tagged by Cate Russell-Cole to participate in the “Inspiring Spaces Blog Hop”, I need to share with you what ignites my creativity. Not that you’ll find it all that interesting, but apparently, inquiring minds want to know.

So here is goes…

I think creative people have their own triggers that help them to produce no matter what art form they excel in. For me, there is no secret ingredient that sparks my imagination. My inspiration comes from many sources.

For one, I need to read in order to write. And I mean a lot. I find that certain writers will ignite my creativity. If I find myself stuck, I’ll pull out a book from one of my favorite authors and away I go.

Certain tastes, scents and textures can ignite my muse. I am inspired by nature. So if I’m on a walk, or down by the beach, or in the mountains, gazing at the moon and the beautiful stars above, I am inspired. So I guess being aware of all my senses can spark that gift of creativity.

Yet, if you noticed, I left one of our senses out.


But not just hearing. Listening. As you know, there is a difference. And it’s this difference that can have a huge influence on our creativity. If we really listen and take in all that surrounds us, there is great potential for ignition in our creativity.

It’s so awesome, isn’t it?

And that brings me back to our country song.

“God Made Girls”, by Rae Lynn, a twenty year old, third year contestant on The Voice, under the tutelage of none other than Blake Shelton. The fact remains, the lyrics to this song are so clever that it inspired me to share them with y’all.

Check them out…

God Made Girls

Somebody’s gotta wear a pretty skirt,
Somebody’s gotta be the one to flirt,
Somebody gotta wanna hold his hand,

So God made girls

Somebody’s gotta make ’em get dressed up,
Somebody’s gotta give ’em a reason to wash that truck,
Somebody gotta teach ’em how to dance,

So God made girls

He needed something soft and loud and sweet and proud
But tough enough to break a heart
Something beautiful and breakable that lights up in the dark

So God made girls, God made girls,
He stood back and told the boys
I’m bout to rock your world

And God made girls (For singing in your front seat)
God made girls (For dancin’ to their own beat)
He stood back and told the boys I’m bout to rock your world

And God made girls.

Somebody’s gotta be the one to cry
Somebody’s gotta let him drive, give him a reason
To hold that door

So God made girls

Somebody’s gotta put up a fight,
Make him wait on a Saturday night,
To walk downstairs and blow his mind,

So God made girls

Someone that can wake him up and call his bluff
And drag his butt to church, someone that is hard to handle
Somethin’ fragile to hold him when he hurts

So God made girls, God made girls
He stood back and told the boys
I’m bout to rock your world

And God made girls…

See, I knew you’d like it!

And for your listening pleasure, here’s a little inspiration from Rea Lynn.

That was easier than I thought! Now it’s your turn only if you wish to participate. Since we’re all curious what inspires other writers, I am asking a few to join in the fun! They are: Jenny Hansen, K.M. Huber, Tameri Etherton, Christine Claire MacKenzie, Angela Ackerman, Pat O’Dea Rosen, Amber Medina West, Jennifer Oliver, Jennette Marie Powell and last but not least, Coleen Patrick!

Inspire one another! Use a photo, video, any medium desired, which will show off your muse’s playground. The purpose is to discover something about another blogger that inspires you and to share the love around, so blogs are being seen by a new audience. Oh and please mention that the blog hop started here. (Thank you.) Happy hopping!


So what do you think? What do you have in your writing space? What do you need to get into the creative groove? Which of our five senses affects your writing the most? Do you find music inspires your creativity? If so, what kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Cheers everyone! And as always, thank you so much for all your support and wonderful comments!


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Country is Taking Country by Storm


Can you hear it?

Can you hear it coming?

With immense passion it’s gaining momentum,

Like a huge thunderous cloud rollin’ in.

Do you know what it is?

It’s Country.

And I can’t believe I’m going to do this.

Never in my life would I think of confessing to this.

I am going to admit to something I never thought would ever happen.

And that is…

I am listening to…


Yes, as in, Country music.

And I’m not alone.

Country has even taken over The Voice. Which is now taken over the Country.

I’m not talking about Hillbilly, Bluegrass or Honky tonk.

No, this is not the music Grandma and Grandpa used to play.

Somehow, over the last several decades, Country has infused with Rock.

Don’t ask me how it happened. But it is hap-pen-ing!

Hubby and I got an invite over the weekend to attend a free outdoor concert over at the Irvine District Mall in southern Orange County, California. This invitation came from some friends of ours that we’ve known, well, almost forever. It involved their son who is playing in a band called Black Label.

Well, may I just say this Country Band rocked!

Black Label is a group of five very talented musicians, whose background is mainly Rock. Confused? I was. That was until I heard them play. Or should I say sing. Well, sing and play actually.

But I was suspicious. Why would a group of obviously talented young men who lived and loved Rock ‘n Roll play Country?

It was the Voice.

No, not that Voice.

The Voice.

Let me explain.

The minute Hubby and I walked into the outdoor mini-amphitheater we heard it.

We heard—the Voice.

The voice was belting out notes with immense passion, like a thunderous cloud rollin’ over the crowd. It was powerful. It was resonating. It was captivating. It was a little Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks, all mixed into one. It melted like butter seasoned with grit. And it, the voice, is the reason why this group of musicians sacrificed Rock and made the switch-a-roo…

To Country.

So can you hear it?

Can you hear it coming?

Country is taking country by storm.

Here’s a little of what I’m talking about…

And Lady Gaga no less! Not bad, eh?
And if you live in the vicinity, Black Label will be appearing for a free concert at the Surfin Cowboy in Capistrano Beach this Friday, June 14th. Should be lots of fun! 🙂

So what do you think? Do you think that Country is taking over Country? What kind of music do you enjoy? Are you a little bit Country or a little bit Rock n’ Roll? Does your mood reflect the type of music you listen to? Do you find that listening to music stimulates your creativity? Got plans for a summer concert? Who are some of the musicians that you like to listen to?
Thank you everyone for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts!


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