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!”ย  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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    Carol Obenhoff says:

    My most favorite thing Ever is “fluffy white frosting”…it’s a powdered mixture all you had is hot boiling water and beat …it is yummy, Marshmellowy goodness. It tastes the best when combined with chocolate cake!!!

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    Marlinda Flynn says:

    My favorite thing is being outside in my yard(I live in the country) no one around, kids at school, and just listen, letting it all soak in, luv that! and then the topping is my dogs/cats come over and what some love!

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    Natasha says:

    Dark chocolate with best girlfriends and a Doris Day movie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle says:

    My favorite quote (at least for the day) is “Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder, and your hand over my mouth!”- Unknown

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    Cindy says:

    Suave Professionals Rosemary and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, $2ish instead of $10.50 (for a small bottle) from Aveda, almost the exact same product, smell and all.

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    Debbie Graham says:

    ONE of my favorite memories my grandpa would read the Bible to me on a Saturday late afternoon while we were visiting with them. After he was done he would say debert (his nickname for me) we have been in Gods Word now it is time to turn on the wrestling (on tv). It was our special time.

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    karenzach says:

    LynnOnTheNet: I have the Love Wins bumper sticker on my car. Simple black and white. It comes from a ministry in Raleigh, North Carolina that cares for the homeless. I wrote about the founder of Love Wins in my book Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? Which has to be my favorite book title ever — it was meant to be a joke, not a book. You can find out more about Love Wins at

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    Linda Tavares says:

    One of my many favortie things is that first sip of cappuccino every morning at 4:15 AM in a totally quiet house:)Obviously by this time, I am almost finished my entire cup..some time with the Father and I am ready to face the world…God’s touch on espresso beans is well appreciated:)

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    Adele says:

    My favorite thing at work is when my preschoolers ask me at nap time, “Miss Adele, will you tuck me in?” It’s the one moment in the day when I get to look in each individual kid’s eyes, give them the biggest smile, and show them how much I love them. (It’s also the only time of the day when the squirmy 4-year-olds are all quiet, and I get to play instrumental worship music to them. Most come from other faith backgrounds.)

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    Becky Brown says:

    my favorite vacation spot is Norris Lake Tennessee with my family! The water is so blue and the hills and trees are so beautiful! Nothing like having the family together in this heaven on earth:)

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    Jane from SC says:

    My favorite thing is when I turn around and see my boys in church – which now at 25 and 22 is few but a joy when they do come!

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      Mona says:

      One day, that will be my favorite too. I am so looking forward to when my two (boy and girl) – same age as yours – come back to the Lord and church. The Lord has given me two verses to cling to – Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 10:23. Thank you Lord!

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      KaRetha says:

      Amen Siesta. Mine is 26 and back in church. Praise the Lord!

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    Melissa says:

    My favorite thing EVER is smelling books. Don’t know when it started. Don’t know why. But if I got one in my hand, it gets sniffed. (Some are definitely better than others…)

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      Rebecca says:

      OK I wasn’t going to write anything BUT this is my farourite too. AHH the smell of a new book. Got a whole room full to prove it. And opening a brand new Bible. So Sweet!!

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      Leslie says:

      Melissa I love that too! I used to totally embarrass my kids by having them stop in the door of the library and “sniff” . I think that is such an amazing smell. Thank you got sharing…nice to know I am not the only book smelled on the planet!

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      Oh my! I do this too! I thought I was the only one! Yay!

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      Karen Schroer says:

      My daughter and step-daughter and I love smelling books, too! Why is it so satisfying? Guess we’re not so weird after all!

      • LuAnn says:

        I can still remember the feeling of getting a new book. Books are the one of the greatest things ever! My family didn’t have money for lots of things growning up but Dad & Mom always found some $’s for books. I am personally opposed to ereaders. Though I secretly desire an ipad! LOL!!

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    Kristen Pottinger says:

    I have so many! My favorite pen EVER is the pen they give us on our church womens retreat. I went through three last year thanks to my generous friends in Bible Study that would give me theirs each time I wore one out! It is a pen and highlighter in one and is just perfect! i also could not live without my Loreal Sublime Glow self tanner and my Loreal Silverstone lipstick.

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    Stephanie Jackson says:

    My favorite thing EVER (at least right now) is hearing my two toddler granddaughters’ (cousins six months apart)pray (the youngest only repeating AMEN) over their “food” while playing house. They are a delight and being a grandparent is even better than being a mom!!!!!!!!!

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    Jessica says:

    A Sonic Vanilla Coke.

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    Allison C. Lee says:

    “Fried Dill Pickles” (sliced thin) dipped in ranch dressing… BBQ 1 in Marietta, Ga has the best in the entire world!!!

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    Ashley says:

    My favorite ice cream is Publix Premium Chocolate Trinity. This is its description from the carton! “Premium dark chocolate ice cream swirled with Mackinac thick fudge and sprinkled with mini thick fudge cups” It’s awesome. I have to hide it from my husband or he’ll eat it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Breahn Scheppler says:

    My favorite MOVIE ever is… STEPMOM!!! Love it so much and could watch it everyday!!

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    Linda Eddy says:

    My Favorite Veggie Burrito EVER is one my friend Sheila made for my family before my husband had surgery. It has spinach, mushrooms (sauted in olive oil), chopped tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, basil, cumin and black pepper. BUT the secret ingredient is a can of artichokes! Oh yea… and it’s yummy!

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey Ladies on the subject of the discontinued mascara you might be able to find it in Big Lots or the Everything’s a dollar store. A lot of times when a big company discontinues an item, they usually have to get rid of the extra inventory they have on hand and they usually sell it to stores like Big Lots or the Dollar stores. I’m in GA so I’m not sure if these are in your area.

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    Misty says:

    My favorite mascara, after the L’Oreal discontinuation, is Maybelline Lash Stilleto. I’ll also add that I secretly like it more than L’Oreal!

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    Becky says:

    My favorite people to spend an evening with are family – my kids and their families and then my siblings. We’ve lived away from family most of our married life and when we have a chance to visit I love sitting around with a dessert and a cup of coffee talking for hours. Second best choice is playing charades with them!

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    Joan says:

    Where do you find Sally Hansen Lip Inflation?? Looked at walmart and found lots of Sally Hansen fingernail products – but no lips. Looked in other places at walmart to no avail. Help?? haha

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    TraciG says:

    My favorite doctor’s appointment ever was yesterday! I hit 5 years post-breast cancer, and he told me I’m “normal” (from a medical perspective, I guess). He also told me I have a higher chance of being diagnosed with any other kind of cancer than recurrence of this particular one. Thank the Lord for many answered prayers!!

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    Pat from Kansas says:

    Well, my favorite thing is expecting to get a granddaughter yesterday and instead being surprised with a GRANDSON!
    Now it’s off to exchange all the pink, re-do the already finished room, and to pick a name! I guess technology can always be trusted! ๐Ÿ™‚ I told my daughter and son-in-law that God has a life of surprises for them through this little boy!

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      Diana A says:

      18 years ago, I was to have a little girl, and then my son came into the world. Thankfully I had a few white sleepers and a couple yellow, but all the pink went back! lol

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    Tanya says:

    My favorite romantic movie ever is really a combo….The Man from Snowy River and Return to Snowy River. I could watch these movies over and over and never get tired of seeing him jump his horse off the side of that mountain. Then in the second movie when he ….well, you just gotta watch the movies.

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    Dana says:

    My fvorite thing ever is Coffeemate’s Pepermint Mocha Creamer! It’s now available year round! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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    Lyn says:

    I love my gray knitted Ugg boots with dark gray buttons down the back. I never thought they were especially cute until I owned a pair, they haven’t left my feet since December!

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    Kristi says:

    My favorite time is one of those five (okay maybe a few more) days each year when there is no wind in Oklahoma. The temperature is in the mid 70’s. God provides the gift of a gorgeous sunset. AND I am sitting on my back porch looking out over the pond and soaking up the sounds of nature and silence.

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    Lyn says:

    Sorry, I had to post two things. My favorite cookbook is…The Pioneer Woman Cooks! She is amazing and oh Beth, her Cowboy Chicken Spaghetti is AMAZING!!!

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    Amie says:

    My favorite thing is Bare Escentuals Buxom lip gloss! It makes your lips feel all minty and pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mary Jane, Ochlocknee says:

    My favorite store ever…THE CONTAINER STORE!! My heart starts racing when I walk in the door!

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    Carolina Cheesehead says:

    Ben&Jerry’s Cherry Garcia FroYo in a Quiet place.

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    Marilyn, Yukon OK says:

    My favorite name is Nana, addressed to me by all 11 of my grandkids. My favorite prayer is the spontaneous one spoken by the 2 year old as he was going downstairs last week. Priceless.

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    Leah says:

    My favorite eat-out spot with friends is at Barberito’s in Athens, Georgia. They have awesome queso dip and me and a friend always split a mini-burrito…who’s hungry now!!

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    Lynne Jones says:

    My favorite thing is Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee. So comforting and I have to stock up during the holidays when its available. Praise you Lord for the small blessings which bring great joy!

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    Michele says:

    ONE of my favorite things…Arizona Asian Plum Green Tea. So yummy, good for ya and in a beautiful bottle!

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    Kathleen says:

    My favorite thing ever was the fudge cookies kebler USE to make. I see that there is a new Oreo fudge cookie! Will have to try those. It has been years since I had a good fudge cookie. 25 years or more. I still think of those cookies all these years later.

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      laura says:

      You HAVE to try the Trader Joes: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Jo-Jos. Only available from Oct – Dec. I have never had a store bought cookie that good! They were only letting us buy 3 boxes at at time..such a sell-out!

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    Sandy says:

    My favorite thing to do anytime, watch Philadelphia Story with my daughters.

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    Chesney says:

    My favorite pen ever is by Pentel (fine tip). Preferably blue. Unless I’m writing in my SSMT spiral…then I use the black one.

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    My favorite day…a hot cup of Lady Grey tea, a good/great book, curled up in an afghan and watching it snow. (It rains alot in the Pacific NW, more than snow unfortunately.)

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    Cheryl Lemmons says:

    Two of my favorite things are that first sip of coffee in the morning and the first sip of a really good glass of red wine (savoring every sip helps keep one from over-indulging in either the caffeine or the alcohol).

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    jamieb says:

    My favorite thing ever is to have “round-table dinners” with our whole family. Face to face fellowship and good food… it doesn’t get much better than that. And when we go out to eat my family knows the wait for a table will be extra long because I always request a Round table ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amie says:

    The smell of a newborn baby after they have just had a Johnson’s Baby bath. I could just grieve the smell of them!

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite vacation ever was the Christmas my family got to visit my sister and brother in law(who is in the Army) in Italy! It was so much fun getting to spend time with family while experiencing a new culture. We even went to Rome on Christmas Eve.

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    Kristin says:

    Oh I have so many! My favorite Christmas candy is Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares. They only come out at Christmas time and I buy as many as I can so that I don’t run out until…this year it’s going to be late Feb! I always have withdrawals when the last one is gone. :o)

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    Cynthia says:

    My favorite thing ever is holding either of my boys (ages 19 months and 7 years) while they are sleeping. The rest of the time they are super high energy and exhausting. When they are sleeping though I get a glimpse of the sweet baby that they used to be. Don’t get that opportunity much, especially with the big one, but I do love it when I get the chance.

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    Barbara Head says:

    My favorite thing is my oldest grandaughter sending me a text message. I am just getting good at texting back so it thrills me to get a sweet text that say “I love you, Mimi”. Also I must say fried pickles is one also! There is a place near Montgomery, TX that fries kosher dill spearsand they are delicious!!!

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    opal says:

    My favorite thing ever is having time with a close friend, where we talk, laugh, and sometimes cry. Where we can be open and honest, where we both feel like we can be ourselves, no pretense. Where we laugh till our sides hurt so bad and tears are falling from our eyes. Memories with a friend or close love one is one of my favorite thing.

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