Fireplace Songs by Music Bed

Music, Photography

I tried and I tried and I tried to post this on Friday morning and to no avail. For some reason every time I hit publish it would publish the title of this post but delete the content…after drafting the writeup a couple of times I was too frustrated! So I will try again.


Last Friday was Melissa and my Christmas Potluck (already on it’s 7th annual!) and one of my favorite (although…I pretty much love everything related to our Potluck) things to organize is the music for the evening. Music for a party can sometimes make or break the mood and we always want to make sure that all of our friends are in the best of spirits to celebrate the holidays with us. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from The Music Bed with a free download of their cozy holiday music collection and I just couldn’t resist! And boy was I excited with what I found — so many fantastic artists and songs and after the fourth listen I am still falling in love with some of the selections. The Music Bed is a website that licenses awesome music for all kinds of media projects (hello videographers and photographers out there!) and is something that I am so glad I have stumbled across. If you have a chance or if you are interested I would suggest checking out this download to help get you into the holiday spirit or add some new selections for your Christmas mix.





Have you heard of FOTOSTRAP? I hadn’t until a couple of months ago and now lust after all 13 colors of camera straps that they stock. This company is just over a year old (founded in summer of 2011) and exploding with awesomeness as far as I can tell! One of the best things about FOTOSTRAP? Their philanthropic (or as they like to say, ‘fotolanthropic’) mentality. ‘FOTO is a socially responsible company and donates a generous portion of each sale to Fotolanthropy so that we can give the products to our Fotolanthropy families’. Which is sooo great to see and at least for me it really makes me want to support such a company. You can customize the strap and add a personal monogram, maybe a logo or a name. If you have heard of this company or the ladies behind it I encourage you to check them out -I have suggested this Christmas present (for me) to my boyfriend about six times…hoping he has gotten the hint! 😉