Christie DuPree

Christie DuPree

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hi everyone!
So... some of you might already know that I write music and play in a band with my brother, Collin.

For the past few years we have been playing shows together under the name Christie DuPree - my name - and I guess everyone just considers me a me a solo artist with a backup guitar player but in reality I have never actually thought of myself that way.

As soon as Collin began playing with me I felt playing shows under my name felt sort of weird and unfair. I didn't like the whole – "It's all about me" notion. Collin is just as valid a piece to the puzzle. About the time we were finishing up the EP, it occurred to me that if we didn't change our name now, we never would. But what name?

So, I was sitting in my room a few weeks ago and all of the sudden I thought of the word "Merriment". Something just sort of clicked in my brain; I felt we should use the name for our band. It seemed to fit the feel of our music and… I just liked it.

The next minute I walked into Collin's room (across the hall) and asked him what he thought of the name. He really didn't even have to think. He said, "I like it!"... and the rest is history!

We'll be launching our new site and new EP on March 6th on iTunes and will have hard copies with us at the merch table on the road. COME SEE US ON THIS TOUR!

Also here is a clip from one of the songs on our new EP "Through The Rough"
The song is called "Blessed Soul"


Friday, February 24, 2012

The niceness of others!

I don't know about you guys, but when people do nice things, for no reason, it really just MAKES my day! 

I recently bought a dress from Coury of Fancy Treehouse, and for no reason other than being a complete sweetheart, she sent a few extra dresses along with my order for me and my sisters to share. 
Seriously so nice of her, and I could not be more grateful!

Also recently a photographer/acquaintance/might as well be friend, heck! sent me a package in the mail of some of her art prints, because she had taken photos of me a few months back and we had kept in touch through instagram, etc.. and I mentioned wanting some of her prints and she emailed me right away asking for my address and sent me this wonderful box of goodies! hair bows, prints, other handmade things.. seriously SO sweet. Her name is Bliss Katherine and you can check out her photography here, seriously just spend a few minutes looking at her stuff.. it's absolutely GORGEOUS. You can see some of the photos she took of me in the instant film section and the music section.

And anyway, enough of my rambling, but I just want to encourage you (you, meaning all two of you reading my blog) to do something nice for someone for absolutely no reason. Send someone a package in the mail with something you made- art, a hair clip, some stickers, anything! Just simple things that will cause someone to smile! It's honestly just as much, if not more rewarding for you than the person receiving the gifts. Try it! and just see how happy it makes you.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Outfit Shmoutfit

So I wore this outfit to church today and then out to get pizza with my brothers and sister in law,
 and then pretty much as soon as I got home I put my pajamas back on and took a pretty severe sunday NAP. But I just bought the dress yesterday so I was excited to wear it!

This coat is definitely one of my favorite purchases I made this winter. Icy blue with big black buttons! I stood in the store staring at it for a good 10-15 minutes or so trying to talk myself out of buying it because I already had a coat, but ended up talking myself INTO it because the one I had was old and black and boring. End of story.

I am a sucker for collars and pockets on dresses - like I mentioned in my last post.
And I know collars are like the "IN" thing right now, and following trends is probably unoriginal and uncool, but I seriously LOVE the collar trend and love all the collared dresses everyone is coming out with these days! So cute and I can't seem to get over them. And pockets are simply a necessity! A gal like me in a long distance relationship needs a place to keep her iPhone 24/7 ya hurd??

Plus I love the apple print and colors on this dress :)

Seafoamy mint nails. My favorite color in the world!
(As you can probably tell, because my room is the same color.)

Had to document how perfectly my nail polish matches my purse! haha!

Coat-Wet Seal, Dress-Macy's, Tights-Target, Shoes-F21 <3


Friday, February 17, 2012

Fairy Tales Forever!

So I Just bought this adorrrrrrrrrrable dress from Cory of Fancy Tree House!
I pretty much stalk her blog daily -amongst other online shops- because Tyler, TX has practically the lamest mall in the history of lame malls. Like I'm not kidding, it's worse than a mall that wild armadillo's would create out of cactuses and cow skulls in the desert....... what they would sell at that mall, I have no idea.. probably dried leaves and petrified rocks or something. And the only other place to shop here is Target, which is a serious hit or serious miss most of the time. 

It had me at the collar, but what sold me was the pockets! <3

Can't wait to get this lil' baby in the mail.
Anyway! You should check out her blog if you haven't seen it yet cause it's awesome and always super cute.

Gonna go snack hard on some parmesan crusted tilapia for dinner, then off to see some unknowable Denzel Washington movie with my parents and a few of my siblings because my mom has a crush on him! (hehe)


Saturday, February 11, 2012

So a couple of years ago I bought a pretty Holga camera and we were hot and heavy for a couple of weeks and then the only place in Tyler that would develop the 120 film stopped doing it! Ah! So I had a roll of film sitting in my camera just waiting on my shelf collecting dust for about 2 years.
And then a few months back I met a photographer girl at one of our shows, (She took some promo photos for us like a sweet little lady!) her name is Vicky, and you can check out her photography here. And I mentioned to her about my sad Holga story, and she offered to let me send her the film and get them developed for me because she knew someone who did it! Thank you, Vicky :)

Only a few photos actually turned out but I just love the black and white film with the old movie-esque dreamy vibe that the Holga produces. These just made me so happy that I had to share them!

My sister Sherri, smiling a bit like a deer in the headlights, but still beautiful!

 And again, only this time smiling a little more like a creep with a nasty secret. (hehe)

Our front yard during spring! 

All of the lovely ladies during Sherri's wedding! So happy this one turned out as well as it did :)

A mysterious mess that I believe was a photo of me and my niece, Kayla.

That's all for now.. I need to invest in one of the Holga's that actually takes 35mm film, because Lord knows I'm not smart enough to rig it so that it'll take the 35! haha!