Antidotes And Also Cure-Alls


This morning I decided that today I’m going to post a bunch of stuff that makes me laugh and smile because OH MY WORD BRING ON SOME HAPPY.

1. Tim Hawkins on Worship & Prayer

I’m sure that some of y’all have seen this already, but a friend sent me the link earlier today, and the first minute and a half was just what I needed.

2. This past Friday night I went to see NEEDTOBREATHE with my friend Heather. The show was at WorkPlay, which only holds about 300 people, and it was a top 5 musical moment for me. Pure joy from start to finish.

NEEDTOBREATHE 10/5/13 from boomama on Vimeo.

The song is Washed by the Water. You can buy it right here. Also, the NTB guys are on tour right now, and they’re deliberately playing smaller venues. If they’re in your area, you don’t want to miss them. What a treat.

3. Capri Blue Candle-in-A-Jar

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It has been scientifically proven that the smell of this candle makes any bad day a whole lot better.

Well, not so much with the actual “science.” But the smell is still divine.

4. All righty, Southerners (and people visiting the South) – apparently there are 100 places we need to eat now. I mean, I’m guessing that we’ll have to pace ourselves, and of course we can’t be 100 places at once, but I LOVE lists like this one. Such a great resource if you’re on the road and want to try out some new restaurants. The list spans from Texas to D.C. and all the way down to Miami, so it covers some geographical ground for sure.

For what it’s worth, I also got totally sidetracked by this list of 70 spectacular Thanksgiving sides. I am intrigued by the two-cheese squash casserole.

5. The Sweeney Sisters’ Christmas Medley

I know. It’s not anywhere near Christmas. But I have been looking for this video off and on for about three years (I posted it once before, but then it disappeared from YouTube), and I was so tickled when I found it today. In addition to the fact that it is singlehandedly responsible for my consistent overuse of the word “anyhoo,” this video is also, in my opinion, the funniest five minutes in SNL history.

Watch more Sweeney Sisters videos on Frequency

Oh, that is a blessing.

Hope y’all are having a great Monday!

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  1. Thanks so much for posting those videos! I needed a good laugh tonight!

  2. Molly P. says:

    I’ve been to 2 concerts at Workplay and loved the experience. Also, I may now be a NEEDTOBREATHE fan :) Thanks Boo Mama!

  3. Needed these laughs today! Thank you for sharing!

  4. One of my FAVORITE Tim Hawkins routines of all time. Have you seen the one where he teaches the different hand raising “techniques” in worship? He even has a tshirt with them illustrated on the front. Totally on my wish list for Christmas.

  5. Jennifer Beaugez says:

    You have made my day. Now if you can find the SNL Bettye Ford Christmas Special clip, I’ll be forever indebted to you.

  6. I bought the Capri Blue candles a few months ago after renovating our bathroom because I wanted the mercury glass jars. What a treat to find the candles smelled soooooo AMAZING! Love Them!

  7. You are my hero!!! There is nothing I love more or quote more than the Sweeney Sisters. Oh my word I love that clip. My hubby and I are sitting here laughing and now for the rest of the day (who am I kidding week) will be singing this treasure.

  8. We were in DC last week (from Texas) … ate at a place called Cosi. They had the best pizza, oh my word. Made me happy. We were actually touring the Capitol and White House on the day of the shooting … left before it all happened. That made me thankful. And even though things were shutdown, my first trip to DC was still blessed with glimpses of history. That made me very happy.

  9. I fell back in love with Southern Living over the 70 sides dishes…

  10. Oh, Sophie YOU are a blessing for sharing the Sweeney Sisters with us! That video is priceless! I would LOVE to see a list of your favorite SNL clips of all time. I know that the Will Ferrell skit with Mr. Bojangles would be on mine, along with Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood and Fernando’s Hideaway. I could go on and on. . ..

  11. I was just trying to explain to my husband the magic that was the Sweeny Sisters. I’m pretty sure I still have all of their medleys memorized! Thanks for making my day!

  12. I have never seen that video before. What a hoot!! I love the clips you post. Thanks for the laugh!!

  13. God must have known that I needed to come over to your blog to get my smiles on. Thanks so much because YES, I did need some happy.

  14. I love that you posted Tim Hawkins. He came to my church a few weeks ago and I have never laughed so hard in all my life. This is one of my favorites. I’ll never hear “servant’s heart” the same. Oh, and bless the PRAYER SQUEEZE.

  15. Love the Tim Hawkins video…having been raised in the Church of Christ, I just about died laughing!! So true…and so funny!

    And why do the Sweeney Sisters have microphones in their living room??? Hilarious!

  16. NEEDTOBREATHE is my most. favorite. band. EVER. I have seen them three times and every time it is just truly fantastic. Like I just got tears watching that short clip. That is how much I love them.

    I’m so glad you got to see them and that you enjoyed it! :)

  17. Oh my goodness! That video– hysterical! Looked him up because I would love to go see him and found out he’s coming to the church down the street in Jamuary! Hooray!!

  18. Thank you for everything in this post. What a delight you are!

  19. Oh my, the Sweeney Sisters were a delight to see! And hear! *yoohoo yoohoo*

  20. Loved the part about praying for God to change the molecular structure of Cheetos & Dr. Pepper to somehow make them nourishing! Thanks for sharing this clip. :)

  21. I saw NTB for the first time at WorkPlay – or was it the BJCC? – this past spring. MAN ALIVE IT WAS AMAZING. One of my favorite concerts ever, for sure.

    And you can’t go wrong with Tim Hawkins. Tell me you’ve seen the clip about a hedge of protection?!?