First off, I want to thank Slickdeals for helping us get through such a financially difficult year by sponsoring so many of our posts (including this one) in the absence of live entertainment to promote. Not only are they helping us stay afloat, they’re actually SAVING us money as well with the number of discounts we’ve found through their site at stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, and Hobby Lobby.
There are moments in your life where all signs point to the need for a major change. This year it seems to be the pandemic that’s telling folks all over the country that they should stop renting shoeboxes in big cities and escape to a place where they can breath in the wide open spaces. Continue reading Time to Take Off From Tinsel Town!
*Disclaimer: We may earn a small commission through the purchase of products linked below. All opinions are our own. With Christmas almost upon us a lot of us (me… I mean me) are just now getting around to filling out our holiday gift list. If you’re in the same spot I’m in, let me share with you some of the last minute gift ideas that have worked for me in a pinch. Uncaged Wine by Zac BrownLike many other country stars, Zac Brown has branched out into the alcohol business. We here at CMNB are huge fans of his Uncaged line of wines, and since his distribution game is on point, you can find it just about anywhere! Site-to-Store deals from Lowes and WalmartAs in all things last minute, shipping is usually where the best-laid plans fall apart, and none of us want to wade through the big box stores this time of year, especially as Covid numbers spike. How about doing your shopping online, taking advantage of all those online-only savings, but then selecting site-to-store for your delivery option. The items you order will get added to the big box store’s distribution truck with all the priority of a perishable good from the regional warehouse and be ready for curbside pickup in no time at all! Amazon Prime Purchases with discounts from SlickDealsThis year has been THE year to pick up a craft or hobby, and nothing has been hotter than hot cocoa bombs. You can help inspire creativity and get some hot coupon codes from SlickDeals and order the silicon chocolate molds using Amazon Prime for super-fast shipping. Subscription Gifts!I don’t know about you, but subscription boxes ALWAYS feel like a treat to me. Whether it’s makeup, wine, geeky toys, or yoga gear, the surprise element of never knowing exactly what will be in the delivery makes it a lot of fun to recieve, and makes it feel like an extravagant treat. CrateJoy.com has a great listing of hundreds of available subscription boxes that will suit the tastes of just about anyone you can think of. Many of the services will let you choose a one-time gift, an limited time subscription, or an ongoing delivery depending on your level of generosity. Discover 1,000’s of subscription boxes as unique as you are! Custom Made Cocktail KitsWant to keep with the cocktail options, but you’re not a big fan of wine? Try some other top-notch spirits from your favorite country music icons. Widely available are options like Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Rum, Redneck Riviera Whiskey from John Rich, Wild Shot Mezcal from Toby Keith, Smithwork’s American Made Vodka from Blake Shelton, or even Old Whiskey River Bourbon from Willie Nelson himself. Pair that with a mixer of your choice and tie a ribbon around them both and you’ll be the star of the holiday season! *Some links in this post may be sponsored, but all opinions are our own.
This year has been a picnic… if by picnic you mean we’ve had to halt construction plans on a half-finished community kitchen since Covid took away the live music industry and nixed the bulk of our income, leaving us prepping cold sandwiches and pickles when we’d rather be cooking up a storm! But of course, you can’t always predict the curveballs that life is going to throw at you.
Top Five Places To Live if You Want To Work In Music In this crazy world of self-quarantine and social distancing a lot of us have had the rare opportunity to sit back and really consider whether we are living our dreams or just working to live. If you are one of the many who took this time to really explore your musical talent and refine your instrumental skills, then you may have some big ideas about what you’re going to do when the restrictions life and you become free to move about the country.
They say out of trial and tribulation only hope can shine a light. If you’re like me, the whole pandemic has sapped a lot of your high spirits right out of you, but as we get ready to start our year in review around here I can’t help but notice that the greatest ray of hope for our future has just been happening panic-be-damned… Country stars as well as the rest of the world are just keepin on keepin the family ties strong as they have brought bundle upon bundle of joy into their lives and ours through the year. Maren Morris and Morgan Wallen are among the first-time parents in 2020, and country couples kept hospitals busy.
Last week we covered how we looked at our available resources, and identified our needs when it comes to building this tiny cabin country music community in the foothills of the Ozarks. This week we’ll be taking those resources and needs and showing you how they all play into fulfilling our dreams for the property, and how we’re using Slickdeals.net to pack as much luxury we can into our tight budget!
Today we’re going to explore some of the planning and budgeting aspects as we continue our journey into building a tiny cabin country music community in the foothills of the Ozarks. While the tiny home concept seems to be everywhere these days, it seems very few people talk about how to make the finance side of things work, both during construction, and long after it’s done. While every project is subject to a million variables, they all start at the same place: A dream, and the drive to achieve it.
This fall as the world finally starts to get back to a spinning status, many of our friends and family are planning tentative but elaborate get-togethers to celebrate the end of a very long and stressful pandemic summer. If you’re looking to up the wow-factor of your event, you might want to consider adding some entertainment to your plans.
Building tiny: Tiny cabin country music compound construction in the Ozark foothills of northeastern Oklahoma Continue reading Going Tiny: Doing More With Less