This site is an archive of For the latest information about Susy and her adventrures, visit the Cultivate Simple site.
Thank you for all your support over the years!

Friday Favorite: Amazon Music & Bose

April 21st, 2017

I keep my blog add free for a variety of reasons, mostly because I hate ads on blogs. There are some of you who support me with a monthly subscription of $5 or $10, that’s a huge help in paying my hosting bills (which are spendy). Another way to help support this blog is to click through my amazon links (or set up a bookmark through my affiliate account). I get a few pennies whenever you purchase something from amazon. Between the subscriptions and amazon most of the bills associated with maintaining the blog are covered. Amazon is a huge bonus for those of us who live rurally and can’t make it to the store conveniently or quickly or find some products locally. I also love that lots of small businesses use Amazon as their storefront so they don’t have to maintain their own websites. Because we purchase a lot from Amazon we have a Prime membership and we love all the features that come with it, like free TV shows and movies. One feature I’ve discovered this past year is Amazon Music, which is so much better than Spotify (which I was using before). Even their free version that comes with Prime has no ads (something I’m really keen on). A few months ago we upgraded to the paid version and am really enjoying it, since we have music on in the house for 12-14 hours a day, it’s something we get a lot of use out of.

We use our iPad mini as our music player and it hooks up to our speakers via Bluetooth. Mr Chiots got me a Bose SoundTouch for Christmas this year, the main unit along with a smaller speaker for my sewing room. It’s super nice because I can turn on the smaller speaker when I’m in my sewing room and it plays the same thing that’s playing downstairs. We’ve always liked the quality of Bose products (their noise cancelling headphones are another one of my favorite things) and we are really impressed with this particular system. If you’re in the market for a music system with add-on speakers I highly recommend it!!! In the future we’ll be adding a few more speakers for different rooms in the house, I’m thinking my office could use one next.

If you’re a music lover give Amazon music a try, I think you’ll end up loving it as much as I do! I even download lots of songs to my phone and use Amazon music to listen while I’m out and about. I’ve been able to discover lots of great new music that I would never have found otherwise. My music tastes are pretty eclectic, I’m a big fan of modern folk, bluegrass, and pretty much everything but top 40 type music.

Are you a music lover? Do you listen in the car and around the house? What’s your favorite style of music?

If you’d like to try Try Amazon Music Unlimited, click through this link for a 30-Day Free Trial, you’ll be supporting my blog while you do.

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Amazon Music & Bose”
  1. bonnie knox on April 21, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I like bluegrass music and also classical.
    We are very lucky to have a local, listener-supported classical station, WCPE 89.7 out of Wake Forest, NC. (It is also live streamed on the web.)
    My husband and son are musicians. I find I rarely turn on music myself; I just end up listening to whatever my husband has playing.

    Reply to bonnie knox's comment

  2. Misti on April 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Good to know! We have Sonos speakers in several rooms in the house but mostly we play through Pandora. Spotify requires paying to play through Sonos and I have linked into my personal Amazon music account but never the greater Amazon listening diaspora. I’ll have to check it out.

    Reply to Misti's comment

  3. Nebraska Dave on April 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Susy, music is indeed an important part of my life. Bluegrass is number one on the list for me and if it weren’t for the Internet I would get much to hear. Country and Western is the big hit in my area. I used to be a fan of country but it has changed over the years. It’s not the country from my teen years. Thank you so much for keeping your site ad free. It’s well worth a donation every month.

    It’s still chilly here at night with temperatures still trying to get into the 30s. My seedlings are outside all the time now and will be transplanted into buckets probably this week. The early tomatoes are always in five gallon buckets just in case of frost. April has brought much rain with still at least three days a week of rain and not much sunshine.

    I have the potatoes planted and two more beds to get dug up. This year it seems that a new weeds is trying to invade the garden. It’s called creeping charlie. It spreads every where. Every year a new weed appears. I’ve pretty much eradicated the bind weed problem but now old Charlie came to visit. I’m hoping by the end of the season to have Charlie on the run.

    Have a great spring time garden expansion.

    Nebraska Dave

    Reply to Nebraska Dave's comment


This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

Read previous post:
Quote of the Day: Gordon Hayward

"Stone gives our garden solidity and weight. It helps to frame views and bring out the colors of the foliage...