Monday, March 18, 2013


So much has happened. I've missed the last three weeks of "just another music monday". I just couldn't pull it off amongst the chaos. I know it's not the end of the world, it's not like the New York times front page headline  exclaims "brookie babble fails to post just another music monday three weeks in a row, a real disappointment". I know it's just a really small thing I'm doing in my living room, but I kinda need to be doing it for reasons i'm not really sure of. I will get back on track...  next monday... or tuesday, okay, probably wednesday.

A dear family member has just experienced an unthinkable tragedy, I have been grieving hard with a heavy heavy heart for, and alongside her for the last few days. I am reminded that we just absolutely can not take this life and our relationships for granted. We are all so vulnerable. We just have to love people dang it,  we have to love our families, our lives, our homes, ourselves, our God. just love, as much as we can, for as long as we get.

On a significantly incredibly less important note, I cleaned out a closet, and in that closet was ten years worth of shoes.  As you can see from the picture below, I have a hard time partin' with my footwear, but it was time. Honestly it was the last thing that didn't even make it on my to-do list, but every time I opened that darn closet, shoes would literally come a flyin' at my head, so after being attacked by a falling heel one day I just started chucking them into a pile. Luckily I had my trusty little side kick, the Loo, to help me get control of the madness. Mostly she just sat there and smiled and tried to chew on the heels of some gnarly old shoes, but man is she cute. I didn't part with as many pairs as I should have but, it's a start, and it feels good. 

Before this happened, the girls with glasses took over my house and kaboom... it kinda looks like it exploded. Every wall was painted a different color, every piece of furniture has been relocated to random places and I think it might take the rest of 2013 to put it back together again. I don't remember feeling this bonkerz in a long time. However, we had a legit crew, and these are going to be our finest looking videos, we're excited. Details to come, stay tuned...

I teamed up with my gal pal, Ashley, the one and only little miss momma and did a little tu-tu-torial for the  boho crown braid, aka, my go to hairstyle for day two hair, or three or four... like cheese, or leather, it basically  gets better with time, live in it, sleep in it, drive with the windows down in it, and before you know it a bird has landed in it and found itself a nest, and that's when you know it's time to take it down and start all over again. See it, follow it, do it... step by step over on Little miss momma...

It's been a crazy time, but I love my family, and art, and music, and while life is stinkin hard, it is beautiful too, and I love it. Thanks to you all for watching my music mondays, for reading my jibberish and for caring. There is more, so much more, but it is time for bed. Goodnight.


  1. Oh I can so relate to these words. Last week a friend of mine experienced a tragedy and it has sent me into a period of reflection. Mostly I just needed the reminder that no matter how scheduled, or prepared or organized I am life still happens. And that's because life is real. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. I often have those times too, when its like you feel like you can't quite keep up with everything! I loved reading this and being able to relate. You are just so dang cute Ms. Brooke. :)

    Hailey Devine

  3. Thanks for the reminder to cherish our lives and loved ones. I hope your sister or cousin or aunt can find peace in this time of sorrow.

  4. Sorry to hear the sad news. Prayers for your dear family member.I always look forward to your blogs. So are you going to write any children's books or heck a momma's book. Or just WRITE!! My children are grown but I know I would still enjoy it tremendously!! Take care and looking forward to the next one! Hey how about a video of a cover song or one of your own?! I sure your music videos!!

  5. I needed to read this blog post today. I am feeling overwhelmed with the to dos in my life and this was the "snap out of it" I needed. It will all get done but I need to make time to love each day because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. Thanks for always being honest. I am sorry about yours and your friends hard times, you are in my prayers.

  6. Sorry to hear about your family member's tragedy--my prayers are with her, and she is blessed to have you and your support in her life. Life and love are so precious.
    Don't ever feel pressured, Brooke, your fans are patient and will be here when you are available.
    Blessings to you and yours. Love the photos!

  7. So sorry to hear about your family member's tragedy. prayers are with you all.
    Life is so precious!!

    All those shoes, that pile makes my heart pitter patter ;) I see many a pair, that I wouldn't be able to part with... hope they find good homes.

  8. So sorry to hear about what happened; Brooke, you rock. I love all that you do here and am greatful for your thoughts and music.

    I just tried to leave this note for you girls on the GWG website...the form said it didn't go through.

    HEY GIRLS!!!!

    I would love to feature you on a series that my friend Vanessa and I started earlier this year. Our project is called "MY EVERYDAY: A Peek Into The Lives Of Creative Moms." We primarily use Instagram to connect with moms, but the Q&A is hosted on our blog-

    If you have personal emails that we can use to send you our VISION and Q&A/REFERENCE GUIDE if you are interested....we would love it!

    Love what you girls do. SO fun. So fabulous! I know women would love to hear from you.

    Thanks for your time and consideration!

    p.s BROOKE- I think you gave me your email just days before Ezra was brain now. Sorry!

  10. OH! And our contact email is HELLO@KELLIANDVANESSA.COM