Monthly Mixtape: Bone-Chilling Days and Firewood Haze

Well heeeeey, and Happy New Year! Let’s ease in, okay?

We’ll start with music today. I have a mixtape for you and it’s probably and most definitely 100% what you need. It’s a lot of ’70s vintage with a splash of ’90s goodness with a hair of current. And by current I mean a Taylor vault track that lives in my veins. Can’t be mad about it.

These mixtape posts never get much comment traction (which is okay! I get it!), but if you have twenty seconds on you, tell me how your holiday was. Are you back at work? Are your kids back in school? Are you losing your mind or holding on by a thread?

Let’s start here today. Tomorrow we’ll talk books. Sound good?


Let’s get in this. Without another word, I give you, the “Bone-Chilling Days and Firewood Haze” mix.

Okay, tell me the goods!

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10 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Bone-Chilling Days and Firewood Haze

  1. Sarah January 3, 2024 at 8:01 am #
    I had an excellent holiday in Nebraska where we had a white Christmas! Now im back in Brooklyn, taking down my decorations and loving your mixtapes!! Your December mixtape was perfection and I’m excited to press play on this one.
  2. Amy January 3, 2024 at 9:11 am #
    Back to work, back to daycare - kind of a tough transition day! Looking forward to the mixtape 🙂
  3. Rebekah S January 3, 2024 at 9:54 am #
    It’s probably because we all click the link and start listening to the music and then never come back to comment. Life is back to normal and I’m so glad. The holidays are fun but exhausting.
  4. Shannon January 3, 2024 at 10:50 am #
    Teen is back in school thank GAWD. She is a pistol. This mixtape is heaven to my ears. I loooove 70’s. Mamaloi is my all time happy soon. Check it out. Eat macaroons while listening. The peonies are to die for and I am on a mission to find some! As always love the blog!
  5. Kate B January 3, 2024 at 11:04 am #
    Starts off with one of my fav’s - so this is obvi going to be an excellent mixed tape! Christmas was grand - the family time and the days that stretched on were sublime. As always, I’m procrastinating and am thankful that we celebrate Little Christmas - so the decorations (tree and all) stay up until Jan. 7th. One of my kids favorite traditions is celebrating with a last gift on Epiphany.
  6. Kathy R January 3, 2024 at 12:24 pm #
    It was excellent - and exhausting! My son got engaged on the 22nd to the most amazing woman! So excited! They were here for Christmas, left and then came back for New Years. In between, we watched my 18 month old grandson for three nights - so much fun! Now everyone is back to work, decorations are down, and just impatiently waiting for spring!
  7. Deb Patterson January 3, 2024 at 3:34 pm #
    The holidays started off slow, like I had an extra week in there somewhere, but then it flew by and now the tree is down, not all the decorations, but at least the tree that was falling apart quickly. Looking forward to your mixtape and some book recommendations. I loved Riley Sager’s, The Only One Left and just started The It Girl by Ruth Ware. Happy New Year!
  8. Susan January 3, 2024 at 6:43 pm #
    I LOVE your mix tapes, and this month’s mix is perfect! I look forward to checking out what you put together each month. My kids are still out of school until Tuesday. Hope we all make it until then!
  9. Melissa January 5, 2024 at 7:50 am #
    I listen to most of your mixtapes and this is my absolute favorite, hands down! It’s so perfect for this dreary, cold weather. And REM!
  10. sheryl January 6, 2024 at 5:09 am #
    The holidays were great, but nice to be back to a regular schedule. Thank you for doing the playlists! They are always a great mix of songs.

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