Thursday, November 19, 2009

Favorite Things


Buddy the Elf really says it best, I do love to smile! :)

One of my sassy bloggy friends Keely decided to do a "Favorite Things" bloghop and giveaway! Fun fun! Here is just a sampling of my favorite things:

These are absolutely my two most favorite things. But you probably already knew that. :)

Honda Mini-Van
This is the make, model and color of my minivan. Yes, I am a mini-van mom and I am proud of it! A couple girls were over at my house last week and they said "we never imagined you in a mini-van". I think they were trying to give me a compliment. :) I LOVE MY VAN. Have you ever driven one? Brett and I BOTH wanted one long before we had kids even but thought it would be silly to get one without the need for a carseat in back. :) I know there is a certain image that comes with a van, an image most people might try to avoid. But me? I don't care about image, I care about my stow and go seats, DVD system in the back and super low, practically interest free payment!

I don't scrapbook. I don't put pictures in albums. I don't journal. I blog. It is so much fun to keep track of memories, share my thoughts with others, and enjoy a community of other mama's that inspire and encourage me!
The Jessica Simpson "Dafa"

This shoe changed my life. :) I am on my second pair of black flats, have another pair of brand new black ones still in the box, waiting to be used once these ones wear out. And I bought them in brown. If you can't tell, I am a big fan. They are super cute, have just a little bit of a heel so you can wear them with skirts or slacks, and can be dressy or casual. LOVE THEM!! (You can't get them anymore, unless you get them on eBay I think)

Glade Soy Candle in Pomegranate & Cranberries

I bought this candle for $5.99 somewhat impulsively at WINCO the other day. I can't stop burning it; it smells SOOOO good!! And the fragrance really travels throughout the house which is nice. I highly recomend this candle!!
MacBook Pro

I used to think that Mac people were all fanatics and overly obsessed with their computers. But then I got one for a really good deal. And now I am a fanatic. I LOVE this laptop!!!

Mariah Carey's Christmas Album

I have loved this album since I was in high school. Come on girls, you all know you have sang "All I Want For Christmas" with a hairbrush as a microphone at least once in your life... :) This is my all time favorite Christmas album and I can't wait to listen to it this year and dance with my baby girl to the upbeat songs. :)

Play Kitchen @

This is all that Emersyn is asking Santa for Christmas. Our neighbors have the same one and Emersyn LOVES it!!! I love that it is red, gender neutral that way! Emersyn's favorite part: all the doors that you can open and shut. Too cute.

Not much explanation needed here. :)
Those are some of MY favorite things...what are some of yours? :)


Anonymous said...

I love all of your favorite things too - except the mini van :) Not that I don't love it, but I don't have one. I always liked the way my Mom's drove, so I know I would like it if I had one. The Kitchen is adorable!!!! I want to get a work bench for Riley eventually, stuff like that has hours of entertainment!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That is awesome I have always loved that Mariah album!!!

And the fact that you included Buddy... Oh my sweet Will Farrel.... NO one makes me laugh like that movie! ("Syrup in coffee? What a great idea!")

Melissa said...

Yes, that is my favorite Christmas CD, too!! I love that kitchen, so cute! i need to do a favorite things blog!:)

MannMom3 said...

Thanks for thinkin' I'm sassy!! :-)

I love your favorite things and I am so wanting a van a could care less about cool factor..

and that kitchen!! I want to get that for Edyn!

So today is my Emersyn's birthday, so I went and had lunch with her at school..We sat by another Mom who was having lunch with her daughter..who happens to be an Emerson (she doesn't spell it the cool way)..So I asked the Mom what her daughter's middle name is..and it happens to be Grace!! Crazy!!

Just wanted to share..thanks for linking up to the Fav's!!


Roxanne Schultz said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this! It described your favorite things so well! Love you xoxo

LeAnna said...

I'm with you on just about all but the mini van. I haven't arrived there yet. ;) But I won't say never 'cause eating words is NO FUN. Heehee. The shoes are adoooorable!

Kristi said...

Love those shoes too...I have them in brown and they sell them at Nordstrom. Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE Mariah Carey Christmas and of course the Starbucks Christmas cups :)

Sue and Kevin said...

Love Buddy the Elf!!! Especially the syrup on the Spaghetti
Don't get me started on the CD!!!
Kitchen is cute!
Love you Sweetie!

sister sheri said...

Loving your list!

Megan M. said...

I don't know what it is about the smell of pomegranate, but I have a TON of pom candles and burn them all the time. They smell phenomenal! Great list (and I'm a recent minivan convert. I totally get it.)