Friday, December 16, 2011

My favorite things

Melissa at 320 Sycamore is having her annual "My Favorite Things" party today. It's such fun to see what people like!

Now that winter's here, my skin care favorites are even more important than they are in summertime. I swear by two products, both very affordable and both made by Olay:

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Want pretty skin? You need to do two things: moisturize and protect. And you don't have to spend a foturne. The body wash with shea butter is the most moisturizing, nourishing product I've ever tried. And Olay Complete moisturizer is a fantastic sun block as well as moisturizer. I have no affiliation with Olay, but I use these great products all the time.

Christmas with Southern Living 2011: Savor * Entertain * Decorate * Share [Book]

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As much as I love reading blogs, at Christmastime I like to have real books in my hands, and the Southern Living books have always been among my favorites. Lately I've enjoyed pulling out my old copies. I have Christmas with Southern Living 1985, which is from the year I got married. Now I've started looking for copies from the years my sons were born. It's such fun to see what was fashionable during those important times in my life!

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One of my favorite things to do during December is to listen to music. Two years ago, my guys and I saw Straight No Chaser live at Christmastime. Now it's an annual tradition for us! We'll see them in concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, this Saturday, December 17. They always put on a great show.

Lastly, my favorite thing to do in December is to reflect on the most precious gift ever given: the gift of God's son. In fact, I'm having a party on Monday, December 19, to celebrate ways to mark the occasion. I'd love for you to join me here for "Home for the Holy Days."

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So what are your favorite things? I'd love to know!


Paula said...

Parties like this are so much fun! My skin is already drying out this winter. I'll have to check out the Olay products you recommend. Affordable products are a plus, too.

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

What a neat idea to look for copies of that cookbook from the years your sons were born! That would be such a sweet gift for their future wives, too. :)

Visiting from My Favorite Things - Merry Christmas!

The Starr Family said...

Oh Olay.. tried and true! I have used the original beauty fluid for years, my grandma of all people hooked me on it! Simple, but good!

Stacey@Real Southern Living said...

Oh yeah another party! I will try to remember to link back up...I wanted to a post about our traditions so now no excuses. said...

A good book or magazine cannot be beat! Enjoy the concert. :) Kerstin

Kelly said...

I like your favorite things too! I've been an Oil of Olay user since I was a teenager and swear by it. My mom always used it. So, I just followed suit. I enjoy looking at those Southern Living books too. I have quite a few myself. I was just telling my husband that I need to go to the bookstore so I can check out this years issue.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Olay needs to sign you up for their spokesperson! You know I'm a fan of Olay Complete too :) Looking forward to Monday!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love Olay, too! Such a fun list! Have a very merry Christmas!

Ange said...

I am looking for a good moisturizer, will be looking at Olay tonight. Thanks! I like your list, Jesus is the best gift! Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

I love Olay too, it smells so good. Straight No Chaser is new to me, but I do remember seeing them in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this year. I'll have to remember to get a few of their songs on itunes.

dee said...

I use both of those Olay products! Love,love,love them!

Kathy Olson said...

I love those Christmas with Southern Living, too! I bought a couple last year on ebay. I've even been known to check them out at our library in the summer (just to get ideas and it makes me feel happy to have them at home:)

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