My Life’s Mix Tape, Tuesday Talk V12

Today’s post should be a fun one. I am linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals for Show & Tell Tuesday: ‘My Life’s Mix Tape’.

I probably should have started thinking about this post a month ago instead of a couple days before I shared it. But procrastination and life won out this time. Today I want to share a few songs with you that I have loved through the years. From songs I used to sing as a kid to songs that have spoke straight to my heart.
It is bound to be random.

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If my life had a soundtrack, this would be it. 

If my life had a soundtrack here are a few songs that might make the cut. 

I was raised in Kansas in a little cow-town called Baxter Springs.
So it’s no surprise that my music roots were pure country. 

I loved this song and would sing it over and over along with my cassette tape in my room. 
Go ahead and laugh, I would.

Next up is the one and only boy band I have ever liked.

I have zero recollection of why this band was so cool in my 8 year old mind. But I still have a New Kids On The Block dress that would probably fit Marissa laying around as evidence of my love for this band.

The years went on and the next song I remember loving came in the mid 90’s

As a “confused and conflicted” teenager this song felt so appropriate on more than one occasion.

A few years later I fell in love with Jesus and a band called Waterdeep.

I became a bit of a groupie for years and years going to any shows that I could.
The words of their songs spoke of truth in such a bold way, I couldn’t get enough of them. They were pretty much the only band I listened to for years.

In my mid 20’s when my grandma passed away I went through a bit of an emotional patch.

Going back to my roots stirred up some emotions for me and this song always makes my eyes water. 

Then in 2011 after the tornado it felt like all hope was lost.

But we still had joy. No song summed up exactly how I felt quite like this one.

Over the next year we saw that we were never once alone through the trials we endured rebuilding our life.

This song spoke everything we felt and more. 

Since the closing of our church one year ago there has been one album that has spoke to the very core of who I am and where our life is, giving me life and hope when all felt loss

Words and music are powerful friends.
That is something that I started learning when I was a 15 year old girl who fell in love with a band.

But if I had to sum it all up with one song, I’d choose this one.

What would your life’s soundtrack look like? 

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  • Jessica

    Pretty eclectic my dear! 🙂 love it!! I’m a big boy band fan and although I liked NKOTB I was too young to really understand their awesomeness. Ha ha! But I’ll take backstreet boys any day! I love that you explained why each song spoke to you. A little glimpse into you.

    • Eclectic is such a great word to describe me and my taste :). I didn’t know exactly how to go about writing this post but I think it fell together just fine. Thanks friend. Hope your week is going well.

  • Love your post! I remember listening to the Judd’s over and over, too! I think you should break out that NKOTB dress! Marissa could dress “vintage” for the day!

    • I will totally break it out and give some IG photo proof soon. I thought about doing it today but time got away from me as usual.

  • I love that most of these posts that I’ve read have NKOTB somewhere. Great songs!

    • You may be 30 something if….

      Baha ha! Love it too!

  • I was scrolling down through your list and got chills at 10,000 Reasons. That song gets me every time!

    • Isn’t it just the best. I choke up when I hear it too.

  • chall1018

    Grandpa tell me about the Good Old Days will forever be one of my favorites. Brings back so many memories. I just love it. 80s country is my favorite. And I am not ashamed to admit that I was obsessed with New Kids on the Block. Everything in my room was NKOTB…even my bed sheets! Confession – I don’t think I have ever heard Waterdeep. The House that Built Me was popular when I was pregnant with Mason. I would listen to it on repeat and bawl my eyes out. Everyone joked saying that Mason would come out knowing every word to the song. I love all of the songs you chose and would have chosen many of these, too, if I had joined in! Music moves me in big ways!

    • Me too friend. It doesn’t surprise me that you haven’t heard of Waterdeep. They were never a main stream band and were pretty local (from Wichita, KS) BUT if you have heard 3rd Day sing ‘You are so good to me’ That’s Waterdeep. They wrote that song :).

  • I love how everyone is sharing their life’s mixed tape. I am SO bad at remembering songs and their titles I had to skip this one 🙂 And the No Doubt one…yes!

    • Lol, YES!!! Me too. I was just telling a friend the other day that I can remember songs but I SUCK at linking a bands name to the song and you might as well forget about the song title. Thank God you can google lyrics :D!

  • So love this post! I can’t believe I passed on it..I’m loving everyone’s picks.

    • It was such a fun post to do. I am going to be passing on some of the others coming up in the next few weeks. I am sure I will regret that decision too.

  • What a fun post! I was all about NKOTB and No Doubt when I was growing up!

    • You might be 30 something if…. right?! Lol. Those were some amazing bands.

  • Do you live in Joplin? I remember the tornado well, but we are 3 hours north in Kansas City.

    • Yes, I sure do. You are SO close to me! I don’t get up there often but when I need my IKEA fix a few times a year I head your way :).

      • I was so happy when Ikea opened here!

        • I can only imagine. I was equally as happy even though it takes me just a hair over 2 hours to get there :D!

  • So I’m definitely not seeing your posts in my Blogger feed. So bummed. I’ll have to keep a closer eye on Bloglovin! Anyway, The Right Stuff!!! I’m dying over this video. I can’t even remember the last time I heard that. NKOTB was my one and only boy band love as well. 🙂

    • Yeah Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me had the same problem. She re-added my blog with my .com url and they appeared though so it can be fix. Just add this http://ourprettylittlegirls.com/ and poof they should appear. Let me know if it doesn’t work though because we really thought this was the fix all!

  • So I was made fun of by a friend because I wasn’t completely in love with NKOTB, but I was only 5 and didn’t have a big sister who could show me the way lol. Oh boy bands.

    • I would’ve beat them up for you 🙂 xoxo.

  • Too many to list! Fun post.

    • Thanks Michelle. It was a really fun and hard post to work on.

  • So much fun!

    • Thanks Danielle it was a fun post to write.

  • I need to listen so some of these because I’m a huge fan lyrics and the message given. I’m a huge fan of John Mayer because of that. Also? I could stare at him all. day. long.
    Some of my favorite songs..
    Trisha Yearwood “She’s In Love With A Boy” – it’s the first song I ever learned every single word to.
    Garth Brooks is a favorite, he was the first concert I ever attended. Not bad, right?
    Allison Kraus “When You Say Nothing At All” makes me think of my Grandma that passed away almost 25 years ago. I miss her more than I ever imaged.
    And finally.. Greater by MercyMe defines my new beginning of a Christian walk. I wander off the path for a bit but when I heard that I song last year, it hit me hard and truly made me think that there is “Greater” in me because God is living within and always has.

    • Aaahhhh I love all of those songs to. She’s in love with a boy, heck yes I probably could still sing all the word. This was a really fun post to put together and I am glad I thought to add in the YouTube videos. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites with me. If you aren’t familiar with All Sons and Daughters you MUST check them out :).

  • There are some new and great songs here I have never heard of before! I like your Mix Tape! New Kids On The Block? You are hilarious! I had to play that one at full volume for the kids. They thanked me. And you.

    • Baha ha! That was some great music right?! This was a really fun post to put together.

  • The House that Built Me – yes. I love Miranda. She is such a strong and powerful woman. I love her music!

    • Isn’t that song the best?! I will love it for years and years.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    This is such a fun idea.
    It’s amazing what a big part music plays in our lives.
    The House that Built Me is so good. But to pick just one song to sum it all up? That may be impossible.

    • It was such a fun post to throw together, you should totally do one just for the heck of it sometime.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Our mix tapes from the earlier years would have looked very similar! I grew up listening to so much country that I know all those old songs. Also loved boy bands somewhere in the middle years. You mentioned several songs that were new to me so I’m going to have to go back and listen to your favorites.

    • I still like to listen to country music sometimes but I don’t listen to the radio all that often and when I do I try to crank up the worship music now days. Enjoy the last little bit of your weekend.