I was first introduced to the The Piano Guys a few months ago by a friend who’s a big fan. Initially, I was skeptical, as I’m not usually drawn to instrumental bands, but The Piano Guys immediately captured my interest.
Wearing scarves, especially infinity scarves, has been a noticeably popular trend this year. While it’s hardly surprising to see a lot of scarves during winter, the most recent type of infinity scarf is pretty unusual. The arm-knitted scarf craze has been slowly spreading, and it especially picked up around Christmas. The trend seems to have begun on YouTube, where there is a collection of tutorials to help people learn the technique.
Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter and Rupert Grint look-alike, has been one of my favorite artists for years. The first song I ever heard by him was “The A Team,” which I found on YouTube, and I immediately searched for the rest of his music. Ed’s genre is best described as folk and acoustic, but there are definite pop and hip-hop influences to be found throughout many of his songs.
I first heard about MercyMe when my church youth group went to see them perform at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in 2011. They were accompanied by four other fantastic bands, but they finished up the show and stuck in my head far longer than the rest. I remember being so moved by their lyrics and messages, and the concert experience just intensified that. I looked around and everyone was enjoying the performance just as much as I was, and it brought a feeling of closeness with it that made me very emotional.
By far one of the most entertaining and helpful books I’ve read recently was “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” by Kelly Williams Brown, an award-winning features reporter and columnist. I, like most of my fellow high school classmates, was feeling intimidated by the mysterious and terrifying prospect of “After High School,” and figured that a “how to” book on managing that transition would be helpful. I was right.
Married North Dakotan women 18 and older are encouraged to participate in the Mrs. North Dakota America pageant, a competition that mirrors other beauty pageants with the goal to celebrate modern, married women.