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Carry On Song Inspiration

The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Keep your chin up honey, Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Was there ever someone in your life who said something to you and in one moment it immediately lifted your spirits and stuck with you for good? It's the best, right? My grandma Mary Jean, pictured here with me, once said.. "Not everyone's gonna like you. Just be nice to everyone, smile and... keep your… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Keep your chin up honey, Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Carry On song lyrics capture a childlike spirit

That's me in the picture. Yes, I'm floating down a river in Wisconsin with no life jacket! I found this photo when I was looking for pictures that carry the spirit of the song I wrote and am now recording called CARRY ON. I've been playing around with making it my single cover art. Like… Continue reading Carry On song lyrics capture a childlike spirit

1980s kindergarten classroom picture

Why I thought I was an orphan in kindergarten, and how it led to Annie Lynn Music

Were you ever told how you got your name?┬áNames are weird right? It's literally the first thing that's given to us by our parents and we live with it the rest of our lives. Well, except if you legally ever change it, like when getting married of course. Then there's the question of whether or… Continue reading Why I thought I was an orphan in kindergarten, and how it led to Annie Lynn Music

Vintage Dollhouse made from kit

How it broke: The dollhouse my Grandma built, its similarities to my new house, and how I’m fixing it

It's not the first time it's broke, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The dollhouse my grandma built has had quite the journey over the years, to which it's landed at my new house I just moved into back in Wisconsin. I say "back" because I grew up in Wisconsin, Madison to be… Continue reading How it broke: The dollhouse my Grandma built, its similarities to my new house, and how I’m fixing it

My Dad had a monkey in college named JoJo

So, My Dad had a monkey in college. Writing this, I know most people would be like, "What? Are you kidding me?" Nope.┬áHe did. His name was JoJo. My Dad's told me stories about JoJo so many times. While I typically only blog about my own stories, I feel like hearing ones about JoJo over… Continue reading My Dad had a monkey in college named JoJo