November 18, 2010

2010 favorite things party!

{click here to see my favorite things from last year’s party. I wish the links were still up from last year’s party!}
There are a few more things I wanted to add this year:
I can’t tell you how much I love this book. My mom showed it to me when she was visiting last spring. It has the neatest experiences of people living in the Great Depression. I love reading of how they helped one another, how they “made do” with everything. It brings me back to a simpler time, and is a beautiful reminder that happiness doesn’t come from things …just remember that as we’re sharing “things today :)
(it looks like Amazon is out of it right now, but check Ebay or Half.com!)


His music brings me back to my childhood. My grandma would play “Joy to the World” as we came down the stairs on Christmas morning. A reviewer on Amazon said it best:
“Tracks from this album were played everywhere when I was a kid: at parties, in stores, in commercials. It was THE sound of Christmas for me, but I had no idea what the album was.”
It’s timeless~you can listen to samples on each album…see if it takes you back :)
 If you are lucky enough to have Music of Christmas 2, guard it with your life! Almost impossible to find anywhere under $100)
Vintage Tupperware Sugar Shaker
november 2010 022 1 I must be feeling nostalgic this week, because this brings me back to my childhood as well. My mom had one of these in harvest gold and I have wonderful memories of smothering my Cheerios with sugar. :) There is an end for a little sugar and and end for lots of sugar, and they both snap close. I was thrilled to find this at a yard sale a while back. I’m pretty sure you can find them in an array of colors on Ebay…
Rubbermaid Rough Neck Storage Bins
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These are the best. I’ve had some now for over 15 years and they are still going strong. They stack, they’ve held up through moving, all temperatures, and they don’t break or crack. They have a lifetime warranty! I have at least 20 in closets, up in the attic, the garage, etc
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The other ones may be cheaper, but this is what will happen:  november 2010 024 1 Go for the roughnecks. They usually have the best sales on them at H.Depot or Lowes in January.
Kind of a random list, but there you go.
It’s your turn!! Link up below. Thank you for following the rules:
1. If you’re going to enter, please visit at least 5 other entries and comment. This makes the party fun! Would you attend a party and not speak to anyone else? Of course not. Go visit someone you’ve never met! I’ll make it around to everyone…eventually! :)
2. Please link to your specific post, not just your blog in general. After you have published your post on your blog, click on your title of your post and that will give you the link you want to share.
3. Here is the button (I know it’s big, you’ll probably have to copy, paste, and resize it in your post) and I would be very grateful if you link back to the party in your post.
favorite things button 
4. Please don’t link to Etsy shops or other stores/companies. You are welcome to include a favorite thing from an Etsy shop, but please put it in a blog post.
Oh yes, I did say there would be a prize package, didn’t I??
I will randomly select (from all those who link up) a winner of a favorite things package from our fabulous guest bloggers this week:

giveaway collage
Can’t wait to see your favorite things! Linky will be up until Monday morning.


40 comments:

  1. So excited to see all the lists! Last year gave some great ideas! Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to this party, Melissa! I loved the party last year--and there was lots of good visiting among all the bloggers who participated. Thank you for asking people to visit at least five other bloggers--I think that's awesome!

    I remember Percy Faith Christmas music! And thanks for the tip about Roughneck storage boxes. I need to buy a bunch of storage boxes, so I'll keep this in mind!

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  3. What a fun list... and such a great idea for a party! I am looking forward to getting some new 'favorites' ideas! :)

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  4. Oooh, my Mom has the same sugar dish, but in (faded) yellow. Love it.

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  5. Yeah for a party! I loved joining in last year. Such great ideas!

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  6. Oh, I remember that sugar shaker. Now I want to find one. I'm excited to come back and check out all the favorites again this year. I love this party.

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  7. So much fun! Thanks Melissa!

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  8. Melissa, the book about the Depression sounds amazing!! My Nannie will be 100 in May, and she has some great stories too. I think it's important to listen to our older generations and learn from them. :)

    Thank you so much for hosting! When I get home from preschool drop-off today, I'm going to have a blast perusing the links. :)

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  9. I'm so glad to be here again! Last year was so much fun and I'm so excited to meet new people! Your giveaway package is awesome - thanks so much for hosting this for all of us!

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  10. Yea for Percy Faith Christmas!! The cd "Christmas is..." is my favorite. The title song was always playing on Christmas Eve as we drove home from the family Christmas party. Nostaligic memories!! I also love Ray Coniff Christmas!! Amazon has such great prices on them also! I'm giving 3 of the old-time cd's to my dad for his birthday this weekend. It's just fun to listen to the music that we listened to as kids, cause to be honest, Yoko Ono and Bruce Springsteen don't say Christmas to me ;)!! Your Favorite things week has been so fun!! I'm thankful for your great blog! It brings a smile to my face everyday!! Have a great weekend!

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  11. My parents had those albums! Oh that brings back such memories of growing up. Every christmas they would be played in our house non-stop. Thanks Mom and Dad for instilling great values and such happy moments in our lives.

    Cheryl @My Own Snug Fireside

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  12. Thanks for hosting this enjoyable party! I'm gonna check out We Had Everything But Money. Thanks for sharing :D

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  13. My mom has the same tupperware sugar dish and is still using it! Hers is yellow though.

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  14. What great fun, enjoying the party.

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  15. Thanks for having the party! I've already gotten lots of things I need to try! My grandparents still have their yellow sugar shaker. They just don't make things like they used to!

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  16. I really enjoyed participating last year, and I'm excited to be here again this year. Can't wait to check out all the great lists!

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  17. Very fun party Melissa! I enjoyed looking around at the entries so far. I may post and link up later tonight. Hmmmm....What are my favorite things? :)

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  18. Ok so I had to giggle when I saw your old sugar dispenser. Growing up we had a pale yellow one that we used for our cereal. When I was visiting my parents this summer I asked my mom if she still had it. She did and wasn't using it. So I brought it home and now my 5 kiddos use it for their cereal. It is so convenient.

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  19. Thanks for hosting this party! I've just started my blog and this is officially my first link up. I hope I did it right :). Thanks for being such a fun part of my day, even though I don't even know you personally. I love your great ideas and positive outlook. It always makes me want to make my home a little cuter and be a better mom to my six amazing kids.

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  20. This is such a neat idea! I love this link-up! Another great idea was to have readers visit and comment other blogs. Such a great way to meet new people.

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  21. Thank you for hosting this fabulous party. I love your blog and I had so much fun reading about your favorite things from last year and every elses favorite things. Thank you for letting me be a part of this party it was my first time ever doing one and it was os fun!

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  22. Hi Melissa! Loving your blog and this party is such a fun way to visit new ones amd make friends. Thanks for being hostess! Will definitely be checking out the book...I LOVE to read!! Hugs, Judi

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  23. Love those rubbermaid totes too! The other ones just don't hold up. Your blog is one of my favorite things too! It is one of the only blogs in my reader that I stay read up on! We Moms of 5 have to stick together against all those that look at us like we are crazy nuts! lol

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  24. This is such a fun Link Party! Thanks for hosting Melissa!

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  25. What a fun party! I'm glad I joined in. You are so right about the roughneck totes. Hands down, the best!

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  26. Laughed about the golden rod tupperware sugar container. We had one of those FOR YEARS!

    If you like the depression book...have you ever seen Reminisce magazine? You may like it as well! :)

    Thanks for a great blog!

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  27. Thank you for commenting on my blog! I was so excited...a blog celebrity visited my blog!! :) I got my mop at Walmart!

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  28. Hi Melissa! Thanks for hosting - I am so excited to join in the fun this year. I'd love to find a copy of that book - It looks like an interesting read - {that stuff fascinates me}

    I checked out a few links yesterday and can't wait to read more...I love finding new stuff to 'love' =)

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a fabulous holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  29. Hi Melissa! Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog. I've been a faithful follower of yours for a while now and just love all your tips and decorating style. I'm a new blogger myself and this was my first "party." So much fun! I love seeing other people's favorite things. Hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  30. I love this link party...thanks for sharing and do it! I love seeing what other people's favorite things are...it is so much fun!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  31. oh, no! i just went all the way through twice and it told me both times that it failed and now i'm here to start a 3rd time and see BOTH of my entries. is there a way you can remove one of them? so sorry for cluttering your list!

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  32. Great idea for a linky! I am getting some great ideas of things to try. Thanks so much!

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  33. This is the very first link party I have ever participated in! I am so excited! :)

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  34. I love storage containers! With all my son's toys, I don't know what I would do with out them.

    And I think this is my first link party...maybe

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  35. I'm so excited to join my first linky party! I am not sure how to link up, so here's my post website: http://mygreenbraecottage.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-10-favorite-trader-joes-items.html
    Let me know what else I need to do to link it up! Thanks!! And Happy Thanksgiving. :-) Blessings

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  36. It says the linky party is closed already :( but I thought it was supposed to be open until monday morning...

    Here is my post: http://www.styleplease.com/2010/11/favorite-things.html

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  37. Okay, got them both and linky is open until noon! :)

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  38. Ooops, I missed the link before it closed.
    Thanks for doing this though... very fun!
    Here's mine list:

    http://thenorthens.blogspot.com/2010/11/favorite-things-2010.html

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