November 18, 2009

Favorite Things Party!


Here are a few of my favorite things:

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect
One of my all-time favorite Christmas books that helps bring the focus back where it's supposed to be~your whole family will love it.




Little Women Soundtrack
I listen to this soundtrack all year around. Thomas Newman is a musical genius: I love the whole thing~it is cozy, comfy, and beautiful. You can listen to a preview here.


Lindt Truffles=divine.

I especially love the white chocolate, but they are all delectable, rich, and smooth as silk.

Our Best Bites breadsticks.
My neighbors asked for one thing this year for their birthday. "I want you to bring me a batch of your breadsticks!"
Shhhh...they're not mine, but they don't have to know that, right? ;)

Target (Up and up) night time baby wash.
I dare you to bathe your kids with this and try not to kiss them afterward when they are in their snuggly pajamas.


Kids' personalized plastic name cups by John Hinde
Grandmas from both sides have found these in airport gift shops in all but one of my children's names (he got an airplane one) and we all have loved them. No more mountain of cups in the sink, or remembering whose is whose, and you can easily tell who didn't take their dishes to the sink after dinner :) I've since seen them at Toys R Us, or you can find them online in various places.

Spray Grip for spray paint cans
Joy first introduced me to this handy helper. It makes spray painting much more enjoyable and no more black spray paint finger! You can find them at Walmart or other big box stores for around $3:

My college roommate (Dani!) introduced Loreal Voluminous mascara to me and I've been using it since. Never found anything better, but waterproof is a must for me:

Wet & Wild 666 lip liner: I've been using this baby since high school! I've seen it featured in numerous magazines, most recently in Good Housekeeping: "This fabulous neutral works on everyone. And at 99 cents, it's a steal." —Maria Verel, makeup artist, New York City
I line my lips with it, put on some soft lips chapstick, and I'm good to go:


Bath & Body Works Winter home fragrance oil.
It smells like Christmas~there is no other way to describe it. People walk into my home during the holidays and instantly want to know what it is they smell and where I got it. I try to tell them that it's the natural smell of my home, but they don't buy it :) The stores around me are always sold out, but you can buy it online as well.
Chico's Silver Ox Cuff Watch
Oprah had this on her 2002 favorite things show, and I think it's the only thing I've ever been able to afford off of her list. I lost my first one and got another~it's a perfect, classic watch that can be worn with anything. I love it and love that Chico's still makes it. ($40)
One of my favorite Christmas albums~ and his beautiful piano. You can listen to a preview on Amazon here:
And last, but certainly not least:
You know I wouldn't leave this out, right??

Okay, now it's your turn! Can't wait to see what you have on your list.

Remember~

*please no self promotion, or pushing things you would make money on. Share things you have tried and love, and that you would share with friends.

*link to your favorite things post, not your general blog address.

*link back to the party

*enjoy visiting, leave comments!

320 Sycamore






48 comments:

  1. wooohooo - how fun to be your first one to play! i had so much fun putting together my list - can't wait to see everyone else's - i too have those kid mugs for my girls and am missing one for one child - she's a baby so we have some time...loved your list of gifts!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great List! Love that watch. Thanks for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. im sorry - i linked twice -- you can delete one if you can - i am 1 and 4 -- my fault!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I had a great time making my list! Little Women is one of my favorite movies, I can't wait to check out the soundtrack!:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great list and great idea! Thanks for doing this! I too have those name mugs. Perfect for stopping the endless bickering! lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ohmygosh, I forgot to list my favorite chocolate, sweet chick!!!! Ooooh, how in the world could I forgot FOOD like Moose Munch??? Yep, I guess we know where my silly mind goes—chocolate.

    I also use the exact same lip liner. Fabulousssss!

    But Mod Podge is my BFF just after ibuprofen also, sugar!!

    I'd better stop or I'll have a whole 'nother post on this comment, sugar.....

    Loving it all....
    xoxo,
    Connie

    ReplyDelete
  7. So Melissa, are you sending all these things our way? ; ) I will have to try that lip liner and mascara ~ thanks for that tip. I don't have a link up, but I will enjoy reading everyone elses.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you, thank you for hosting Melissa! What a fun party!

    Can't wait to read your Christmas book (in between baking, shopping, etc!). Also, I am going to pick up some of that Target soap... you have me curious!

    Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Little Women is definitely one of my all-time favorite movies - I didn't even think to look into the soundtrack! Christmas list... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. GoodMorning Melissa
    I think I am going to get some great Christmas gift ideas today :-) The spray Grip for spray paint cans is a great idea and perfect for my husband AND son & my daughter would love the Bath and Body Works Winter home fragrance oil! Looking forward to seeing everyone's Favourite Things today. Thanks for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is fun! I share some of your favorites, like the Spray Grip (a life saver when you're doing a big spray-painting project!). My daughter has a "Lily" mug--I found it at Hallmark and put it in her stocking last year. Oh, and I love those Lindt truffles, too. Yum! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Melissa, this is really fun! I loved reading about your favorite things, and I enjoyed writing about mine. Now off to visit other bloggers and find out what they like.

    If I'm really truthful, I should say that blogging is one of my favorite things. And yours is among my favorite blogs!

    Thanks for hosting a fun party. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Good stuff, Melissa! I remember that Chicos cuff watch from long ago too & never got it. AND, I did a post last year on my fave comestics & Wet N Wild #666 is on my list too! I have been using it for probably 15-20 years. Love the stuff & the price!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for hosting!! I really had fun making the list. I too use a spray grip and I LOVE it. No more spray paint finger cramp :)

    Love that watch and at $40 that's a good deal!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is one of the best parties ever! I love this kind of stuff and too funny that we were doing baths last night with my son's bath cup with his name on it - one of your favorites - and I thought how much I love the cup! Weird how little things make us so happy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the party, i've linked up. Cant wait to see everybodys favorite things.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I used to know the Wet & Wild lip pencil tip but I had forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder. And I'm getting one of those spray paint can do-dads if I have to buy it for my own Christmas stocking! I'll have to try "your" breadsticks. They look delish! Thanks for sharing. This is fun :).

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for the party. I'm getting some great ideas and new things I just have to try. I'm sorry, I should have put where I get the suit cases. The Land of Nod. I think it's www.landofnod.com . I have the blue and green ones in one daughter's room and the pink ones in another. I just love the look and they're great storage.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a great idea for a party! I've been looking forward to it since you announced it. That watch you posted is great! I've been looking for one similar to that!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am a fairly new follower of your blog and just SO enjoying it! :)

    What a fun post. I love Christmas books but have never heard of this tree one. I want to FOR sure get it this year. Thank you for the recommend.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is such a great idea. I came across a blog that was linked up to your party and decided to add my favorites in! I loved reading what others enjoy and its great ideas for the holidays!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for coming up with this favorites party. It is so much fun and I'm getting a whole list of things I want to try. There is no better advertising than word of mouth (or word of blog).

    ReplyDelete
  23. Just di mine- had to play, I still have people visiting from your my favorite paint color party. to this day. Anyways- thanks for the spray paint grip tip! I hate to spray paint because my finger HURTS after a bit. This should help. Also those breadsticks are a must ry! My faovrite movie will always be the Grinch. The cartoon since I was a kid and now the Jim Carey version.

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I finally finished my list! Thanks for hosting this party. I love your blog and so glad I found it.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fun stuff--and great recommendations. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love this party! I'm a lip liner and chapstick girl myself....well Nivea lip care these days....I'll have to try out that color.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Just found your blog and joined the party!! How exciting!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey Melissa - Love your list! In fact, I use the exact same mascara. Love it.

    I just realized I haven't been a follower of yours, and I can't for the life of me remember why. I've signed up now, so I'm sure I'll be stopping by more often.

    Have a good one!

    AnNicole

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hey Melissa - Love your list! In fact, I use the exact same mascara. Love it.

    I just realized I haven't been a follower of yours, and I can't for the life of me remember why. I've signed up now, so I'm sure I'll be stopping by more often.

    Have a good one!

    AnNicole

    ReplyDelete
  30. I linked up! I'm looking forward to trying the lip liner and mascara! I'll definitely be purchasing those on my next trip to Wal-mart or Target!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love this concept. It's great fun to think about what my favorite things are and I could have gone on forever.

    It will be just as much fun to read everyone else's posts.

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a great idea! I am going to play! Well...as soon as I figure out what my favorite things are ; )

    ReplyDelete
  33. Natalie has one of those personalized cups and she loves it. We share several Favorite Things. :) If I can get my act together, I'll try to get a post to link up before you close this up. Great party idea!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love this! I just started blogging and I don't know how to to the linky thing but when I get a minute (from unpacking:) I might try and figure it out and play along. Great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  35. this was really fun today -- i checked back on here soooo many times today and truly got some good ideas -- it was so nice to have so many newcomers to my own blog today as well -- loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  36. This was so much fun! I was reading everyone's list at work and couldn't wait to jump on the bandwagon. I can't wait to try the target baby wash!

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a wonderful list! I need one of those spray paint gripper things -- my thumb is currently black from spray painting this afternoon :) And It's A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas time movie!

    XOXO
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks for hosting "My Favorite Things Party"...great time to have it before Christmas with...great ideas...blessings..pam

    ReplyDelete
  39. I recently wrote a post about my favorite things....what a coincidence. I love reading these....they're so fun! :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. We actually used one of the Little Women songs at our wedding right after we were pronounced husband and wife and went back up the aisle. It was so perfect!

    I think a trip to B&B is in order tomorrow and that lipstick looks so great. Yea!

    ReplyDelete
  41. What fun Melissa!! I've been so busy I have had time to blog hop! I was so upset I almost missed your party!! - glad you still had Mister Linky up this morning!!

    ~TidyMom

    ReplyDelete
  42. We could be twins - or maybe sisters! With the exception of a few items on your list that I've never tried...some of your favorites are mine too! Lindt chocolate? Little Women? Perfect Christmas Tree? Grip Srayer? Yep, even the L'Oreal mascara (the only kind I will buy!). Check, check, and check! Great list. :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. This was so fun!!! Thanks so much for hosting! So funny, I have been using lip liner #666 for as long as I can remember!
    Hugs,
    Sariah

    ReplyDelete
  44. Would you please tell me how you use the fragrance oil?? Do you have some way to heat it?

    ReplyDelete
  45. This party actually sounds like alot of fun.
    I'll join in this week. Thanks to Tidymom for providing a link to your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I missed the deadline, but here is the link for my favorites. I can't wait to try out some of the others.

    http://txtanya.blogspot.com/2009/11/few-of-my-favorite-things.html

    ReplyDelete
  47. Ahhhh! How did I miss this party? I'm going to have to go through everyone's link. I watch Little Women every year, and have always loved the music and wanted the soundtrack. Now I really Need to Get It!
    Also, I've used that lipliner too. It works great in a pinch to line, then "color in" your lips and top with lip balm.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I missed the party:( but wanted to share my favorite things still! Please check out my post by visiting:
    http://michaelandjennifermead.blogspot.com/2009/11/few-of-my-favorite-things.html

    Thanks!! This was so fun!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a note!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips