Thursday, November 19, 2009

My favorite things

One of my favorite bloggers is Melissa from 320 Sycamore. Today, Melissa is hosting a Favorite Things party, and I'm excited to participate.

I have so many favorite things, it's hard for me to identify just a few. If you ask my favorite color, I'll say, "Green. But I also love red and blue. And shades of yellow." Before I'm done, I'll have pretty much covered the color wheel. But I'll try here to tell you about a FEW of my favorite things.

Crosses. If you've visited me here before, you know I love crosses. I've shown you the wall of crosses in my living room.



Here's a new favorite, that I plan to display at Thanksgiving every year:



Coffee. I do love a good cup of coffee. But I like my coffee hot, and I like it fresh. So I LOVE my coffee maker:


I tried valiantly to get a good photo, to no avail. But I so love this Keurig coffee maker. It makes one cup at a time. The K-cups required to make coffee in this machine are a little expensive, but we find that in the long run it's worked out to be fairly economical, because there is NO waste. It just makes you one perfect cup, which you can enjoy in your home or to go. No stopping by Starbuck's or Dunkin' Donuts necessary.

Christmas music. Yes, I'm one of those irritating people who sings along with every carol. Here's my favorite album:



Perry Como. Swoon. Ever hear Perry Como sing "Some Children See Him"? If not, you need to.

Soft skin. I'm a texture person, and I love my skin to feel soft. Not always easy to achieve, especially in the winter. But easier with this product:



Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter. My dermatologist turned me on to this several years ago. Squirt some onto a puff and scrub away. It really works. Smells nice, too.

Portuguese and Italian pottery. I love this stuff. I always keep an eye out for these pieces at the thrift store and at TJMaxx and HomeGoods. I'm lucky to live close to the Vietri outlet (you know--"Irresistibly Italian"). In fact, I love this stuff so much that I'm giving away this cute Rudolfo chip and dip set to celebrate my 100th blog post.



Click here if you want to enter!

(I hope that wasn't self-promotion, Melissa.)

What are some of your favorite things? Visit Melissa today to see lots of fun answers to that question!

26 comments:

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Is there anything better than Perry Como at Christmas? It makes me want to go home...I love the classics. I'm listening to it on an Amazon preview right now, and it is a fantastic cd. I'm going to have to try the Olay~you are the second person to tell me they love it. And the pottery is beautiful...you're giving it away, so I would definitely not call that self promotion. :) You know you're one of my favorites~love ya!

southerninspiration said...

Pretty things!!! And I did sign up for the giveaway...it's pretty!
I'll have to see if I can't come up with a list...

suzanne

Deb said...

Great Favourite Things list. This is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE the wall of crosses in your living room! Absolutely stunning! I followed the link to your giveaway ~ love Vietri pottery - how lucky are you to live near an outlet :-)

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Perry Como at Christmas is AWESOME! It's one of the albums my mom always pulled out and put on while decorating the tree!

Kate Starr said...

Amen to Christmas music... we stared playing ours 2 weeks ago. Can't. Get. Enough.

Thanks!

Leanne said...

I've found a lot of things I've left off too, but I'm getting some great ideas. I love Christmas music and Perry Como is amazing.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm going to have to try that lotion!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

I listen to Christmas music year round...anytime I am in the mood haha!

Cara said...

Great list! I've been wanting a new single-serving coffee maker, and yours sounds great. Love Perry Como at Christmas, too!

Dawn said...

oh how i love to find out just a few more things about you :)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm going to try the Olay moisturizer with Shea Butter. I am always putting on lotion. It must be good if your dermatologist told you about it.

Nancy said...

Great list! I really love your crosses, and the newest one for Thanksgiving is really neat.

Nancy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Always love your cross collection! And Perry Como is one of the soundtracks of Christmas, isn't he?

Blessings!
Melissa

gina said...

I hate dry skin too- so thanks for the tip- I'll pick some up when I 'm at Walmart tomorrow. :)

Destination Seaborn said...

Great list! You're right about the oil of olay...it really works! Good to hear you like the Keurig. I've been considering one, but a little skeptical of the cost. Thanks!

Carri said...

I love my Christmas music I have been playing it for a couple of weeks now. I know some say to earloy oh well I enjoy driving listening to Christmas music all day everyday I just cant get enough. I also love your wall of crosses I know you have shared it before but I love it more and more everytime I see it.

Jennifer said...

I have a large collection of crosses too!!
Great list of favorites!

Sam said...

I just got one of those coffee makers 2 days ago and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Made my list of favorite things too!! :)

Brenda@let'splayhouse said...

Ahhh ...... Perry Como! Now that's Christmas. And, yes I remember Some Children See Him. In fact, my daughter chose it as one of the songs for a Christmas CD she made.

Anonymous said...

I too love the Olay Moisturizer so let me tell you about a product that will take your skin to a new level...after using the body wash, use the Olay "in shower Body Lotion" ultra moisture with shea butter!!! You will not believe what it does for your skin!!!

Sandy Toes said...

You have a lot of crosses!
wow!
sandy toe

HeathahLee said...

Speaking of self promotion...I have to say that you need a cross tassel to complete your collection...Hmmm. Now where would you find a cross tassel? Oh, I know! ME! :D I crack myself up.

Love your favorite things! But I have to say I'm a Bing fan. Gotta hear "White Christmas" only a bazillion times before it's truly Christmas!

Kristy said...

Oh, I LOVE Christmas music too! In fact, I think I have more Christmas music than any other single genre. The only problem is, I can't pick a favorite song, because there are so many different ones...

And that Oil of Olay stuff...I've been using Oil of Olay creme ribbons for maybe 4 years now, and I love it. Sometimes I get seduced by something that smells great at Bath and Body Works, or someplace else, but I always come back. Nothing else keeps my skin nearly as soft.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I LOVE that wall of crosses! We have a few, but you have a wonderful collection!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

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Thanks

robert said...

I share your love of Christmas music. Round about the end of November I bring out all the CD's and old cassette tapes. Going caroling each year with a group of friends is also a delight. Christmas without music would not be Christmas!

And if you’ll excuse a brief “commercial:” If you don't have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at mine, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon, or directly from Jebaire Publishing. (Might make a great gift too!)

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