My Favorite Things....

I can't believe it is already December!! It really is unbelievable how very fast time flies. When I was little, it seemed that Christmas took forever to get here, and now, it seems like I just got all the Christmas stuff put away, and it's time to get it out again!! I must say that I haven't exactly gotten quite into the Christmas spirit yet, but now that it is December and my tree is finally up and decorated, the good ole' Christmas spirit can come and visit me any time now!!

As I was blog stalking today... one of my favorite downtime hobbies... I came across the most fun and interesting post. You can read about it here. Basically it was all about your favorite things and how to host a really fun party where instead of bringing a gift to exchange, you bring your favorite thing to give away!! FUN right?!? (And... Lesley C., if you happen to read this, you must plan one of these!!) The blogger set up a fun way to link up with other bloggers so that we can all share our favorite things.... so I thought I would join in the fun!! The goal was to keep the favorites under $30... I kind of followed the rules!!

So, here are a few of my favorite things:

Bare Escentuals Buxom gloss is my absolute, most favorite, have- to- have item. I have tubes all over the house, the car, at work, in my purse. Cannot do without them. They give your lips a little tingle, and come in all kinds of fun colors!! Can you be addicted to lip gloss?? I think I am. I think these are around $ 18. Worth. every. penny.

I found the Secret Moments collection at Victoria's Secret and I LOVE it!! I must have the body cream. My 2 favorite scents are Good Day Sunshine and Girl's Night. They are fab!! So sad though, you can't really find them right now. I asked about them last time I was at the mall and the salesperson told me they went to Semi-Annual Sale. I really hope that means they will be back, because I promise, they are great! I stocked up at the end of the season and got like um... 10 tubes to hold me over, but on sale for $ 3 each. Yes, please!!! And VS, PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!!!!

So, yes, I do have a smart phone that will keep up with my oh so busy schedule, but that just will not do! I have to have a planner and I love this one! I have purchased the same Barnes and Noble Gallery planner for 3 years now. I love it because it has big blocks to right in, and all kind of handy info pages in the back. Every year, I have just got a brown tannish color, but this year.... it came out in pearl glaze!!! The picture doesn't do it justice... it is really pretty!!! Cost $ 19.99

I don't really have these yet.... BUT.... I have tried them on several times, and I really hope Santa reads this and decides to bring me a pair! These are a pair of glitter Tom's shoes. They are really cute, very comfortable, and the best part..... for every pair of Tom's shoes you buy, they will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. I love that!! These are $ 54 (I know... over the limit!!)

Ahhh....Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I love this book. I have blogged about it here in the past, so I won't rewrite whats already been written, but this book was so motivational to me and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. It would be a great gift as well. Can be ordered from Amazon for $ 10.19.

And.... my most favorite thing.... my "Faith" necklace. I got this necklace over a year ago... way before our journey began. It means so much to me and I wear it every day. It is sterling silver, is inscribed with the word Faith and has a mustard seed charm. It is beautiful... and meaningful. And a beautiful symbol of our adoption journey. It is from Silpada jewelery and is $85. And, if you really like it too, you can purchase one here, and help bring our precious Tulah home. It is $85... .I know... way over the limit... but it is for a very good cause!!!!

So, there you have it. A few of my favorite things!!! Wanna see other peoples favorites... click below to check it out!!!


  1. Great favorites! Found you from the Nester...I am a huge lover of Tom's too :)

  2. Thank you! I JUST had this same conversation with my hubby! He laughed at my 'paper' planner when I have an iPhone, but I LOVE my paper planner!!! :) Glad I'm not alone! :)

    So nice to 'meet' you today! I blog at "Only A Breath" and would love for you to stop by and visit :)


  3. Will totally be checking out the lotion at VS during their sale coming up soon! And Oh my gosh! I totally totally have to keep a paper calendar, as well as my ipod one! It's crazy and takes double the time but otherwise, I feel lost! I am totally going to be checking this calendar out! :-) Thanks for the suggestion. And I just wrote down that book title, will be looking into getting that as well! Just wanted to say "hello" from The Fouladi Family http://thefouladifamily.blogspot.com/ - I am now following you and am excited to read your blog and especially follow you on your adoption journey!!