THE COWGIRL MERMAID COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
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Saddle up it's time to spread some cheer! Click to receive some LL encouraging words to kick off the holiday season
While making the album I came across some obscure tunes as well as got re-obsessed with old favs. Click to listen to a Spotify playlist of LL curated feel-good Christmas favs
Throw Back! Click to learn more about the Christmas "gateway drug" that started it all ; ) https://www.lorenaleigh.com/post/the-gateway-drug
FIRST FRIYAY OF ADVENT! Click for recipes to my favorite Christmas Cocktails. & Join me for my Happy Hour Live Stream TONIGHT on FB @ 6PM CT !!!
Movie night! This is a formal request that you cozy up & watch your favorite Christmas Movie tonight (or today)! Click to watch a favorite clip of mine.... & take notes for if someone tries to dampen your Christmas Spirit, you can assume they prolly fall into the category of smelling "like beef & cheese!"
As you may or may not know, I'm posting Christmas memes on FB through-out the month. BUT there were far more than 25, so please enjoy this FULL Christmas Meme Collection, linked below just for the LOLs
Santacon in NYC Circa 2016 - All I'll say is, I'm lucky to have friends willing to hold a camera and allow me to publicly embarass myself dressed as Santa Claus for 8 hours straight (looking at your Sarah Badham!)
Grab a pen and some paper cause today we're diving in to a lil 5 minute journaling of self love!
TODAY! I have put together a pintrest board of CHRISTMAS INSPO! If you're going to a party & need to brainstorm lewks or just want to look through some aesthetically on point Christmas cheer - this is for you!
"SORROW WON'T BRING ME WAY DOWN!" There is power in music and especially what we repeat to ourselves over and over. I encourage you to fill your spirit with whatever music, mantras & prayers are most worth the repeating to help you grow towards the happiest, healthiest & most empowered version of yourself through-out this season and beyond.
Feeling like your phone background isn't doing THE MOST to put you in the holiday spirit? Check out these wallpapers!
Remember to take care of yourself! Today, this weekend, this month, THIS YEAR. My advent calendar assignment for you is (if you have access to a bath tub), take a nice Bubble bath & breath while thinking through all of the things you love. treat yo-self (added bonus pair it with a SHINE candle!)
This isn't exactly CHRISTMAS-THEMED... but it is one of my favorite videos of all time lol. If you find yourself feeling a little low on morale & need a pick me up... check out this vid!
The video was from the first Christmas after I moved back to Texas from NYC (2018). And boy, I REALLY missed my friends - in the same way I have missed them over this last year of quarantine. Music is the great connector, sounds and frequencies that bind us all in ways words never could. If you will see someone you love today, HUG THEM! And to the loved ones you'll see next week, sing them this song....
Oakley has a lot of lewks and really has been the star of every Christmas music video so how could I NOT do this?
I love a good winter time puzzle and while I'm not at the resource level (yet) to plaster me and Oakley's face on a puzzle and ship it out to everyone... I AM ABLE TO MAKE A WORD SEARCH!!
Shine BRIGHT! and fun fact lyric hack: change the choruses that say "2020" from "won't shine as bright as us in 2020" to .... "won't shine as bright as us PAST 2020!!!!" Cause as dear lady Florence has wisely told us all "It's always darkest before the dawn" 2021, LET'S GOOOO!!!!!
Virtual Christmas Costume Contest! That's right - we're taking this virtual advent calendar into real PARTY MODE. Have you been to a tacky Christmas Party? Are you going to one? Upload a pic of your best Christmas costume into THIS GOOGLE FOLDER by Dec 22nd 12Noon EST. I've assembled a panel of JUDGES (My social media-less husband, Ross, Sister & Costume Expert Jill Lord) who will decide a winner on Wednesday December 23st. Top 3 costumes win a prize!)
From recording the song in just a few days in NYC with Ernesto to figuring out a storyline hours before we were booked to film, the making of this video was a trip!
I love this song & love it even more when I get to sing it with these beauties! Please enjoy this lil cover of Auld Lang Syne feat Emma & Grace Lord : )
Kids on skis are so resilient, stoked & good natured - the positive spirit that I think we all need to channel into our own adult lives from time to time & remember that the most important rule of life is... to have fun!
Nothing says "let's celebrate Jesus" quite like a big ole cuppa specialty JOE....AMIRITE ?! Check out this 'Cowgirl Mermaid Christmas Coffee' Recipe!
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear" - Buddy, The Elf Go ahead & find your inner pop star this Christmas!!!!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas (eve) and Happy New Year with my 2020 Christmas Music Video!