My Favorite (Fill-in-the-Blank) EVER

(OK, I’m coming back on here about four or so hours after putting up this post so that I can tell you that it turned out to be one of “My Favorite Comment-Sections EVER”! I’m not kidding. You guys are the world’s biggest blast. But, I’m now in the shopping mood again.)

Good Monday Morning, Sweet Things!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you were able to observe some Sabbath rest and be still for a few moments, knowing that He is God. I had an usually wonderful weekend with unexpected joys. For starters, this was a weekend off. That means I got to awaken slowly on Saturday with no plans whatsoever then had an impromptu call from Amanda saying that she had a few hours to hang out. Turned out Melissa did, too. (The joys of having her back are too many to count!) As we were trying to think of what we wanted to do (and were shopped out and grossed out at the thought), Amanda said, “Let’s go see Aunt Gay’s new apartment!”Β  I’m hoping it won’t be long before you get to know my big sister here on the blog. She has a story that might hit those of us presently slogging around in faithlessness with a fresh bolt of lightening. Her boys (25 and 15) also headed over to her new place at the same time and the thought of us all being together was better than a bubbling plate of cheese enchiladas with chili gravy running all into the rice and beans. (Man, I hate that I just did that to myself.) The six of us were inseparable in the early years when my mom, our Queen of Everything, was still alive and in complete control. (I say that with great affection…and without deception.) I have almost as many pictures of my sister’s boys as I do my own girls. Then a whole lot of life happened and that’s a story for another time. We had a blast together Saturday and laughed our heads off, which has always been a Green (my maiden name) family trait. What we lacked in emotional health, we made up for in humor. As my older brother, Wayne, says, we all have a keen sense of the absurd. And I might add, we earned it.

If you only knew the whole story…but, then again, you could say the same thing to me. Some whole stories don’t need to be told in public but they do indeed need to be redeemed. (To me, the line is drawn where the glory to God and the good to the listeners profoundly exceeds the pain of the testimony. If the listener will likely be left with graphic visuals and oppressive thoughts or pervasive sadness, we need to refrain from telling it in detail. In those occasions, generalities are best. We don’t have to tell people everything to tell them an important something. We also have to be very sensitive to the other people – often family members – whose secrets are inadvertently told as we tells ours. These are HUGE issues that need to be worked through with great sensitivity. Mind you, I’m talking about audiences here. I’m not talking about counseling sessions. We do indeed need to find someone trustworthy and mature in the faith, with a gift for counsel, to hear our whole story.) All this to say, if you’re alive enough to read this blog, you’re story is not yet finished and you’ve got time for a really great turn in the narrative that leads to a brilliant finish. I know that for a fact.

OK, can you switch tracks really fast? I thought we’d do something fun today. I was thinking again yesterday while I was putting on my make up and getting ready for church how ticked I am that L’Oreal discontinued the mascara Melissa and I used to use. It was our favorite EVER and no other mascara does lashes like it did. It’s so annoying when that happens. And what a double whammy after my favorite pen got discontinued! Some of you remember that nail biter. No wonder it’s been such a hard year. (Of course, I’m being ridiculous. I don’t want to insult those of you going through tremendously hard times. Like many of you, last year actually was really rough but, oh, that it would have been over pens and mascaras.) I decided it would be fun today to share your favorite ___________ ever. By all means, don’t share something that’s been discontinued or you will dangle a plastic carrot in front of your Siestas. Beyond that, it can be anything! (Suitable to this blog, of course) It can be your favorite mascara. It can be your favorite book. It can be your favorite recipe. It can be your favorite meal. It can be your favorite memory. It can be your favorite song. Share ONE FAVORITE THING of yours (only 1!) with your Siestas today. It may mean that some of us find a new favorite something this very day.

Start it like this: My favorite (fill-in-your-blank) EVER is… (then, for crying out loud, tell us)

I think this is going to be fun. I’ll start with a really stupid one.

My favorite lip plumper EVER is Sally Hansen “Lip Inflation.” It’s dirt cheap and it feels like you’ve rubbed Tabasco all over your mouth. If it plumps like it hurts, move over Angelina.

What’s your favorite something, Siestas??


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  1. 1151
    Kristi says:

    My favorite clothing store is Dollar a Pound in Cambridge, MA (right next to Boston), at the Garment District. I can find the most darling Ann Taylor & Jones NY clothes (& many more of my fave brands), cute bags, dress clothes for my husband, even GAP & Aero jeans for my kids — all for a buck or two per item. Amazing! Well worth a visit if you’re in the northeast.

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    sally says:

    Relaxing in a hot bubble bath after a hard day at work. I usually use Bath and Body products and I have a large stockpile of it. I stock up at the semi-annual sales and get enough to last for 6 month!!! Right now my fragrance is “Sweet Wonderland.”

    • 1152.1
      sally says:

      Oh I forgot to add the ending to the bubble bath is slipping in a bed of clean sheets with the scent of a great fabric softner, read a great book, watching a good movie or snuggling with husband. Does it get any better than that??? So relaxing!!! Forget about all your troubles and be thankful that you have been blessed!!

  3. 1153
    June says:

    My favorite romance story EVER is “Who Brings Forth the Wind” by Lori Wick.

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    Deb says:

    My favorite time of year ever here in New England is when the clocks have changed and there’s more light and we have our first really nice day. Usually it’s April and maybe I listen to the Red Sox game on the radio…open windows and remember what it’s like to hear the outside…smell the scent of muddy earth and spot sprouting dandelions. Everyone feels and acts lighter and in that moment, it’s almost worth suffering through the endless New England winter just to get to that reward.

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    Kori says:

    my favorite thing to eat are Trolli gummi bears- no other gummi bears are like them!! My favorite book is “take your best shot” I read it a few months ago and it’s life changing!!

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    April says:

    One of my favorite things is Tazo Passion tea, hot or iced.

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    Jodi says:

    My favorite eyeliner is Silver Lightening by L’oreal HIP. It glides on smooth and stays put.

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    Sandi honick says:

    My favorite makeup is the new loreal magic souffles makeup. So smooth and flawless. Good for aging son like mine

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    Laurie, NC says:

    My favorite memory is the day that I finally got to hold my baby girl, Mackenzie Anna-Leigh. That was almost 7 years ago. I can still remember holding her for the first time and this amazing feeling of LOVE came over me. I never knew that I could love another person with the depth of love that I have for her. She is truly an amazing little girl. πŸ™‚

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    Melissa Thacker says:

    My “recent” favorite song EVER is “Somewhere Down the Road” by Amy Grant on her newest album. Truly speaks to the truth that somewhere down the road all the heartbreak will make sense.

    • 1160.1
      Laura says:

      I agree! That song has been an encouragement to me dealing with my daughter in a domestic violence situation. Tough stuff…but I know I can trust Him!

  11. 1161
    KiKi says:

    My favorite nap that I ever took (and I am not typically a sleep-in-the-middle-of-the-day person) was after snorkeling with the manatees at Crysyal River in FL during spring break in college. I was so cold after being in the water, but had the best nap ever laying on a dock in the sun:)

    • 1161.1
      Simple Believer says:

      Ive BEEN there! We used to get subs at Publix (my FAVORITE GROCERY STORE), and rent canoes at Weeki Wachi for the day trip down the river. We would stop at various places along the river and swim with the manatees! Great times!! Thank You for reminding me of my favorite family one-day trips! =D

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    Going on vacation with my daughters and their husbands and my grandaughter

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    annette says:

    I didn’t think I could do it–just pick one but it finally came to me: long, steamy hot baths in the evening with sesame oil and clove essential oil drops=bliss!

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    Teri says:

    My favorite time of the day right now is bedtime with the kids. My dad started a tradition with my sister and I called “kisses, hugs, scratches and rubs” and I carry that on with my kids. At bedtime, after I get my hugs and kisses, they get a back scratch and back rub from me while we talk about their day. Being as busy as we all are, that is my favorite time with them and I treasure it.

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    baseballmama says:

    My favorite candy EVER is Starburst jelly beans!

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    Jamie says:

    My favorite thing is the ability to listen to podcasts on my ipod (gift from my kids). The idea that I can hear fabulous Bible teachers while I get ready each morning or when traveling is such a blessing!

    • 1166.1
      Lara says:

      Jamie I am right there with you. On they asked what was our favorite workout tool and I said my IPOD. I just love Andy Stanly’s Leadership podcast.

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    Fiffer says:

    My favorite vacation spot is Marriott’s Grande Ocean on Hilton Head, South Carolina. Just thinking about it is an escape for me, especially on this snowy Pennsylvania day!

    And Mama Beth, did you warn the Sally Hansen people that there was going to be a major run on Lip Inflation?! They ought to give you some commission from their sales of it this week! πŸ™‚

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    Deborah J. says:

    My favorite water/music show EVER is Disney’s California Adventure’s new World of Color. AWESOME!

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    Rachel says:

    My favorite Cupcake EVER is Vanilla Sprinkles Cupcake, from Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery! Oh the cake and frosting with sprinkles is simply heavenly in your mouth.

    …and Beth, there is a Sprinkle Cupcake Bakery in Houston. You and your girls must indulge! πŸ™‚

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    mbpastorwife says:

    A day at home with coffee and then barbecue potato chips with chocolate milk!!!

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    LynnOnTheNet says:

    My favorite bumper sticker states in simple white letters on a black background:


    I especially enjoy the period at the end of the statement. I have never even attempted to have a bold Christian bumper sticker on my car as my driving behavior may give believers a bad reputation. At least I admit it’saIm issue and I certainly don’t want to contribute to that mess. But God and I may work more on me in this area just so I can put this on my car. I’d like to know who made these stickers – I saw no other writing on them.


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    susan backhaus says:

    WOW, just reading all of the posts is fun and exhilarating!!!
    So I must say, “My favorite thing is to see a rainbow: whether it be in the sky or produced as the morning sun projects it through a bottle of shampoo in my shower. I feel perfectly blessed to be in God’s presence when I observe a rainbow.”

  23. 1173
    Angie says:

    My favorite thing ever is my 18 year old son’s belly laugh. It is so deep and infectious. Once he starts laughing I start laughing too and soon neither of us can breathe. I love it!

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    Carol says:

    My favorite thing ever is the painting of Christ called “The Light of the World”. It is on display in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The only time I have ever been to England, thankfully I got to do some sightseeing there and so while on a tour of the cathedral, I walked around a corner to find myself looking face to face with Christ…standing at a door…knocking. Took my breath away! It is life size and seems so realistic. I will never forget it.

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    Amberley says:

    My favorite thing is to hear my two boys (Ages 6 and 3) belting out at the top of their lungs “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”. It blesses my heart to no end to hear them loving Jesus so much!

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    My favorite AP is Skype: I get to see my grandkids who live far away and my Father-in-law accepted Christ via Skype while sitting in hospice half a world away!!!
    God is good!!!

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    Today my favorite thing is slobbery, wet, open mouth kisses from my baby boy. Nothing beats it!

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    valerie (in TX) says:

    My absolute favorite thing EVER about fall is that the Canada geese migrate to our town for the winter. I love, love, love watching them come in every fall and fill all our playa lakes and ponds all winter long. Then I’m so sad to see them leave in the spring. πŸ™

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    Becca says:

    My favorite thing right now is

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    Jennifer says:

    My favorite lip balm EVER is Burt’s Bees. My husband jokes sometimes that I love Burt more than I love him πŸ™‚

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    Dawn says:

    My favorite soda/pop (when I splurge and have it) is Dr. Pepper!

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    Michele says:

    My favorite indulgence is chocolate. I just heard today that it is going up in cost by Easter…ugh! At least it won’t be discontinued just more expensive.

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    Missy says:

    My favorite thing is plastic. No not as in credit card plastic but plastic containers. I love to go to Wal Mart and look at all the plastic stuff they have. Plastic containers with lid or without lid. All colors and shapes. I always find a plastic container in my buggy when I check out. I have to buy a plastic container just to store my plastic containers in. I think I need help.

  34. 1184
    Cathy says:

    My favorite thing ever is playing duets on the piano with my daughter for an annual spring ensemble festival (well the preparation for, not the actual performance). The first was Gone Fishin’ when she was in 3rd grade and now she is a Junior in High School and we are starting to work on the Hungarian Rhapsody. Yikes…I have to work twice as hard as she does at this level to get it, but they are so much fun to do together.

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    Nicole Diaz says:

    My favorite fabric is felt! You can do a million things with it.

  36. 1186
    Traci says:

    I have TRULY enjoyed this post! I’ve been writing tips, recipes, mascaras, and websites down for over an hour! You girls are resourceful!!

    my favorites…stationery website…

    my favorite popcorn maker……whirley pop! A friend of mine turned me on and I’ve never had better popcorn (and I LOVE movie theater popcorn!!!)
    *now all I need is a fountain diet coke, with extra ice!

    • 1186.1
      Laura says:

      Traci, I bought note pads as gifts from Queen Bee due to your recommendation. Thanks. I can’t wait to get them.

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    Traci says:

    BTW…you can get the whirley pop at Bed,Bath, and Beyond (with a coupon!)

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    Another Beth says:

    Rich. Creamy. Not greasy. Jergens Ultra Healing.

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    A Siesta says:

    Best Inexpensive Decaf Tea: Tetley British Blend.

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    Kim Safina says:


    PLEEEASSEEE I need to ad this and then answer only 1 afterwards ~ IS THAT OKAY???
    Because I am still having removal addiction from the MASCARA THAT WAS DISCONTINUED!
    I even called the company and asked them “WHY???????”

    My favorite MASCARA EVER was L’OREAL!!!!!!!!

    (below is for Melissa)
    Melissa it is all your fault for getting me HOOKED on this mascara and then having me go through removal addiction after it was discontinued!! giggle giggle ~ JUST KIDDING ~
    I had to PRAY A LOT when I used to think I was breaking one of the 10 Commandments for coveting your eyelashes from photos.

    Okay now since I cannot have my L’Oreal anymore!!!
    I will try and answer the question without frustration.

    My husband only makes it for me on LEGAL DAYS.
    Legal days are Friday,Saturday and Sunday.
    Why, because he believes that others will appreciate him for only making it on Legal days and not every day.
    LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tuesday morning, my oldest son called me on my cell phone and within 10 seconds, he interrupted and asked, “Mom, did you have an espresso this morning?”
    I went into the biggest LAUGH when he added, “it isn’t a legal day MOM!”

    My sweet husband made me an espresso since he was gone over the weekend!!!
    I truly NEVER realized what a Chatty Cathy I become when espresso is in my system.

    Kim Safina
    “Chatty Cathy from California”

    • 1190.1
      Kim Safina says:

      anyone want to join me for an espresso and a nice walk on the beach as I CHAT with you?
      blessings always!!! πŸ™‚

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    Lindsey Osburn says:

    My favorite family vacation spot is the Frio River in Concan, TX. I met my husband there, married there two summers later, and last summer we brought our beautiful 2-month old baby girl there for her first (of MANY) summer vacations! Great memories πŸ™‚

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    Tracey says:

    this is so much fun! i’ve started a list of things i want to try. πŸ™‚
    my favorite store ever is forever 21. except the salesgirls hate me there b/c i try on 4,756 things before i come out with three items to purchase. but my favorite things are from there. even though i’m 47. πŸ˜‰

    beth, we are so ready for you to come to little rock!!!

    • 1192.1
      Debbie Graham says:

      This is one Tulsa gal that is planning on being there in your beautiful city during Beth’s appearance

    • 1192.2
      Joan says:

      that blesses my heart so much because I am 47, shop there and do the same thing!!!! wish we lived closer to shop together – I would get you more to try on!!!

      • Tracey says:

        i would love that, joan! and i would do that for you. and we would get lots of stares, but it would be fun. πŸ™‚

  43. 1193
    Elise says:

    My favorite month is July

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    Mary Anne Jester says:

    My favorite thing to hear is my kids laughing as I tickle them. It does a soul and a Momma good!! My favorite chocolate candy is Almond Joy. My favorite sight is my Hubby walking through the door after a long 7 days in the Gulf of Mexico and my favorite daily phone call is first thing in the morning when I just want to tell my Momma “Good Morning”! And last but not least, this blog community!!!

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    Elizabeth says:

    My favorite STRESS RELIEVER, Origins “Peace of Mind” sensory therapy. It’s in a teeny bottle, a couple drops rubbed in…the scent calms you. It’s great.

    Of course, a Lindt creamy milk chocolate bar may do the same thing.

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    Erin says:

    My favorite thing(s) to grade papers with are Mr. Sketch smelly markers. They make grading fun!

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    Sheryl F. says:

    My favorite lip moisturizer is Moisture Therapy by Avon. I have used the product for years and never get dry, chapped lips.

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    Tanya says:

    My favorite grocery store is Central Market in Poulsbo, Wash. (even though I live in South Dakota!). One of the best afternoons of my life was the day that my brother and dad and I discovered it and spent time acting like tourists (which we were), oohing and aahing over the wonderful assortments of cheese, seafood and other goodies! Central Market also lets you post photos of yourself with their shopping bag, so there’s a photo of me with my belly dance group – and my shopping bag – hanging on their wall. πŸ™‚

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    My favorite book(s) The Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers!!

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    Norma says:

    My favorite thing, was last week was when my sister Bernice came to visit and brought her grandbaby Kenzie who’s 3 y.o.Hearing her laugh and seeing her smile,was more than I could stand.I just wanted to squeeze her and never let go!I can’t wait to have grandkids!

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