Songs to Love from People I Love.


Sometimes there’s just nuthin like a love song, am I right?

A few years ago I came up with a list of my very favorite love songs (as well as some of the saddest) …and ya know what? I think I’d stand behind that list to this day. When it comes to giving me all the feels, nothing hits the spot like Love Me Tender or The Luckiest. 

In the spirit of Valentines Day, I decided to ask some people in my life to share their favorite love songs and give a little explanation why. So here you go: songs to love from people I love…

Sarah, 31, sister + big fan of classic movies

Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

“My first thought was Signed, Sealed, Delivered, but I was looking at the lyrics and realized that the song is…mmm…probably about a guy asking for his girl to take him back? Still, it’s a song that’s technically about love and it’s one of my faves.”

Claire, 15, high schooler + most likely to be a famous fashion blogger one day

Speechless by Dan + Shay

“It makes you feel so happy and it describes a good, wholesome, happy relationship. It really makes you want to be in love.”

Creighton, 32, boyfriend + collector of fun socks

What Do You Say to That by George Strait

“To start, the melody and chord progression is the very sound of romance. In the lyrics our narrator is understanding the depth of his love. The story told in the lyrics depict the narrator having a realization of that depth for the first time, and recognizing not only the distinction, but the uniqueness of it, then turning to the object of his affection, to ask with anticipation and a smile, the line: What do you say to that?”

Katie, 14, middle schooler + lover of PetLand

Love Story by Taylor Swift

“It’s so fun to sing to.”

Derek, 27, co-worker + podcast extraordinaire

Refuge by John Legend

“I like that it talks about how your girl is a refuge when you’re going through stuff.”

Shiloe, 24, friend + fellow Bachelor fan

Alps by Novo Armoire

“I walked down the aisle to this song. It’s the prettiest song in the world.”

Happy Valentines Day, friends!

Currently listening to Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by Sleeping At Last

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid.

It’s February 14th, and you know what that means: it’s Valentines day!


…and the first day of lent. This timing is rather unfortunate, as I decided to give up sugar for lent. So, I can’t partake in any Valentines treats.

(Just for future reference, I say we never align Valentines Day + the start of lent ever, ever again.)

Anyhow, if you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ll remember this Valentines day blog that divulged my take on the best fictional couples + this blog that showcased the best and worst love songs to listen to on V-day. This year, I went the lazy route and simply threw together a bunch of love quotes (because, quite frankly, I’m running out of ideas). Enjoy!









flat,900x900,070,fHave a wonderful, love-filled day!


Currently listening to “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Dixie Chicks

Just a couple of couples.

Happy Day o’ Love 2017. Last Valentines, I shared my top picks in love songs, and this year, I decided to carry on the merriment by highlighting my very favorite fictional couples. So here you go—my top 9 favorite TV/movie couples (because try as I might, I could not come up with a 10th couple…and I refused to slump to a “Ross and Rachel” or “Kate and Jack” pick).

9. April + Andy (Parks and Rec)

Sometimes the weird couple is the best couple. April and Andy are certainly two odd balls, but they love and support each other—quirks and all.

8. Gilbert + Ann (Ann of Green Gables)

Fun fact: I went through what I can only describe as a “phase of obsession” with Ann of Green Gables during my middle school years. Oddly enough, I never really liked Ann. In my opinion, the real stars were the scenery, the music, and that handsome and sincere Gilbert Blythe. He loved Ann for who she was and continued to pursue her, even when she threw him the heisman. Gilbert was a stud and my middle school self still has a crush on him.

7. Bill + Claire (The Cosby Show)

I know, I know—controversial choice. But if you can get past the fact that the real Bill Cosby turned out to be a terrible person, fictional Bill and his wife Claire are the coolest. I loved watching their interactions as a kid and remember thinking marriage must be fun because look at them! So for that reason, they make #7 on my list of best fictional couples. Not endorsing Bill; fully endorsing fun marriages.

6. Jim + Pam (The Office)

Probably the most popular fictional couple in recent years, Pam and Jim showcased a surprisingly healthy and fun relationship on everyone’s favorite comedy, The Office. Jim, the lovable friend, beats that pesky problem of unrequited love and proves that sometimes the guy really can get the girl.

5. Carl + Ellie (UP!)

Confession: I’ve never watched the entire movie “UP!” In fact, I rarely make it past the first 10 minutes where the beautiful and, let’s face it, heartbreaking story of Carl and Ellie is told. I think it’s about time that Pixar made an entire movie dedicated solely to this adorable couple. And if that happens, I’ll meet you at the theater with a pile of tissues.

4. Lucy and Jack (While You Were Sleeping)

Oh man. I don’t even know what to say about this couple…except that I distinctly remember watching this movie for the first time in elementary school and telling my mom I was going to marry Jack when I grew up. (Still waiting for you to give me a call, Jack…) I think what’s so sweet about this couple is that they truly enjoy each others’ company. And really, what’s cooler than loving someone who’s your best friend?

3. Kristina + Adam (Parenthood)

This couple is the definition of a team. They support and love each other well, even in the ever-turbulent Braverman house. I just love these two (especially Adam. I mean, C’MON).

2. Mary + George (It’s a Wonderful Life)

“George Bailey, I’ll love you till the day I die.” George and Mary’s relationship is proof that sometimes love can get better with time.

… And our #1 best fictional couple is….

1. Tammy Taylor and Coach (Friday Night Lights)


Happy Valentines. You are loved.

Currently listening to “The Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel (because of the line “I love it when you read to me, and you can read me anything…” That gets me every time.)