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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  1. 301
    in wonder says:

    my favorite thing to drink over ice is Sweet Leaf honey mint green tea :)…how fun is this!

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    Kelly says:

    Considering I’ve tried and savored many forms of ice cream, it’s tough for me to choose my absolute favorite, but I have to say that it is an Apple Pie Jackhammer from Andy’s Frozen Custard. I know Andy’s isn’t everywhere in the US, but if you find yourself in Springfield, Missouri (or somewhere that there’s an Andy’s) during the holidays, I highly recommend you go find some joy with a whole piece of apple pie and vanilla frozen custard blended together with a shot of hot caramel sauce down the middle. Yum!

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    Phyllis - Lexington says:

    My favorite things is getting BIG hugs from my grandsons! Love it!

  4. 304

    My favorite drink ever is an iced soy latte. I could live on them. Okay not really, but they sure are good!

  5. 305
    Kristi says:

    My favorite thing to do EVER is to hang out with other women!! I love to laugh and share and talk and pray over a cup of coffee OR tea anytime!! If it’s gonna be “just the girls?”, I’m in!!

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    Michele says:

    You didn’t want shopping or mexican food? I’m praying for you, Beth! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My favorite thing ever is my dog Cindy. She was the best dog ever, I loved loving on her and being with her.

    As far as not discontinued – my favorite tv show is NCIS!!

    Lip plumper? 4 realz? Thanks to all who all who offer beauty product tips, I need those. Idk hardly anything about hair, makeup, clothes, etc. Hope that doesn’t get me voted out of Siestaville, haha. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Meghan Dawson says:

    My favorite cookies are red velvet chocolate chip cookies. YUM! Caution: you may want to sit down before indulging in one of these.

  8. 308
    Debra says:

    My favorite afternoon pick me up is a cup of hot coffee, I use Community Medium Roast and add a package of Chocolate Sensations Vanilla Cocoa made by Swiss Miss. It is sooo…delicious and makes me feel pampered.

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    Jill Wade says:

    My favorite face mask EVER is Proactive’s Sulfur Face Mask….it smells like sulfur, but afterward, your skin looks like silk! (I am a real customer….although this sounds like another commercial for them!:)

  10. 310
    Robin says:

    My favorite DVD is Madame Blueberry…watching that movie always brings a smile to my face.

  11. 311
    Victoria, Knoxville TN says:

    One of my favorite things is to get into bed with clean, crisp white sheets at night after a hot bubble bath…ahh

    • 311.1
      mandy says:

      Oooo isn’t it though. I love this too.. makes me fall asleep alot faster. Especially if the sheets have fabric softner with it tooo.

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    Redeemed says:

    My favorite perfume EVER is Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue!

    (I just watched “Nacho Libre”…..’my favorite color is light tan…my favorite animal is poopies….I love serving the Lord,hiking, playing volleyball….’ Makes me laugh every time!!)

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    Siesta OC says:


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    Peggy says:

    My Best Thing EVER! two front row tickets anywhere at Coors Field to watch the Colorado Rockies!!

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    Karen says:

    my favorite movie is “Gone with the Wind” I also loved the book with Margaret Mitchell expressing in her writing the dialect. I used to be a Scarlet now I am a Melanie type of New Creation…:)

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    shauna says:

    Right now my favorite is Caesar Salad w/ croutons from Trader Joes. I ate 2 bags of romaine lettuce in the last few days. YES – I’m pregnant!!:)

  17. 317
    Sharon says:

    My favorite FEELING/FILLING is the FULL-ness of our Savior! My cup overflows!!!

  18. 318
    Vickie says:

    My favorite tea ever (right now) is Republic of Tea “Ginger Peach”. Hot or cold!

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    Tisha says:

    My favorite macaroni & cheese is Michelina’s Authentico Macaroni & Sharp Cheddar Cheese. (The best part is, it’s only $1 in the freezer section at Foodlion and it is always enough to fill me up physically and mentally-it’s my comfort food!!)

  20. 320

    My favorite Springsteen song ever is “Thunder Road!”

  21. 321
    Earlene says:

    My favorite coffee is Caramel Machiotto(sp) from Starbucks, love it!

  22. 322
    Kerri says:

    One of my favorite memories EVER is from summer of 9th grade (1989) when i went with my youth froup from Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston to Astroworld. Beth you were with us and as we stood on the sidewalk you leaned over and called me precious…this is one of my fav memories because at the time I was living in a difficult world at home…i didn’t feel one bit good about myself in any way, much less precious. But that day you helped me begin a journey to see what God saw. I WAS indeed precious! I have held onto that memory many times over the years as i navigated through adolescence. I am so thankful for your words to a little 8th grade girl, as well as your words to me through your writings over the years through high school, college, and right into marriage and motherhood. Btw, i am always telling my kids (as well as their friends) that they are precious!

    • 322.1
      Beth says:

      Oh, my word, Kerri! I wouldn’t have remembered that trip to Astroworld! What a joy to have that stirred back up! Jesus is something else, isn’t He?

    • 322.2
      Dawn, Pottsville says:

      Bless you, Kerri. You have inspired me to also tell others around me that they are precious. So true that sometimes just a kind word can change a person’s life in an insant. To God Be The Glory! And thank you God for one precious Siesta Mama…our Beth.

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    Shirley Alt says:

    My favorite AUTHOR of all times is the lovely Beth Moore. Your studies have put me over the hump many times. Believing God is my life-transforming study. Beth, I love you and am ever so grateful for God’s call on your life to minister to women. May His blessings flow all over your life this day. My favorite food is anything chocolate, also. My favorite thing to do is curl up with a good book, especially THE BOOK–GOD’S WORD. Blessings

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    LubbockKristi says:

    My all-time favorite candle is a Trapp Candle, No.13, “Bob’s Flower Shoppe”

    LOVE IT!! Makes the house smell like fresh flowers from a flower shop, but not flowery-icky-sticky.

    I think i need to go light that candle now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for the smiles today, everyone!

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    Jill says:

    My favorite shoe is the Vibram Five Fingers. It looks a little like monkey feet, but its pretty fun to shock a few customers at Starbucks when they look down and see your shoes. If you are a runner and want to try the barefoot running craze, this is the shoe.

    • 325.1
      Diane Kinney says:

      I’ve been thinking about trying Vibram Five Fingers. I even when barefoot running for the first time last year. When spring comes, I may just have to invest in these shoes!

    • 325.2
      candifer says:

      LOVE those shoes! they’re especially great for trekking through muddy trails and while canoeing. and they start up some great conversations!!!

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    Amy says:

    My favorite thing EVER is shopping with my stepdaughter. ever. so. much. delight.

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    Patti says:

    My favorite apple juice EVER is….”Simply Apple.” De-lish!!! Tastes like a fresh apple.

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    Tatia says:

    My favorite fruit EVER (and for as long as I can remember) is a very red strawberry that’s not too huge and is just soft enough to be juicy…mmmm… ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband doesn’t like anything strawberry ’cause he can’t stand the little seeds that stick in his teeth. I tell him that he’s just gonna have to learn to like it, because I KNOW that there will be strawberries in Heaven! And, as good as they can be here, on this old sin-soaked world – just imagine a heavenly one!!

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    Stef says:

    I am a busy taxi-driving momma of five incredible blessings….so right now my ONE favorite is that rare time ALONE in my minivan driving down the road singing at the top of my lungs to a praise and worship song that will bring a smile or sometimes much needed tears!!! (wow, that was a long run-on sentence!-HA)

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    Heather says:

    My favorite thing is my husband of 24 years who still loves me, romances me, and when we are together laughter abounds.

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    Casey says:

    My favorite book ever is Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard.

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    Jen Potter says:

    My favorite ice cream EVER is Graeters Strawberry Chip!!!! YUUMMM!

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    Cheryl says:

    My favorite place by far is the beach!!! Specifically the Gulf Coast area of Florida.

    • 333.1
      Dawn, Pottsville says:

      My favorite place ever too! It’s where I feel closest to God. It’s a wonderful, comforting feeling.

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    Karen says:

    My favorite sound EVER is the windchimes my husband gave me years ago that hang on our back porch…wherever we have moved to, it always sounds like home.

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    Christen says:

    My favorite shoes of all time…yellow box flip flops! I am in love! Wearing silver ones today and loving February in Alabama!

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    Amanda May says:

    My favorite book, for children AND grown-ups alike, is the “Jesus Storybook Bible“. Anointed. AMAZING!!

    • 336.1
      Desiree says:

      I started reading that book with my 12 week old today as a daily devotion this morning (hoping to establish that habit for him early). I cried through the first two chapters! Love it.

  37. 337
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite frugal source for used books is You only pay shipping when someone requests one of your books, and then you get a credit for a free book from someone else. I love it!

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    Carol says:

    My favorite nail strenghtener ever is Nailtiques formula #2.It grows my nails so long and strong!

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    Joan in AZ says:

    My favorite treat — Culver’s Caramel Cashew Custard. When that’s the flavor the day, I’m there….and we have a new Culver’s within five miles of our home. Not sure that’s such a good thing, but it is wonderful to be able to indulge in this Wisconsin custard on occasion.

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    Zenobia Wise says:

    My favorite icecream EVER … Cold Stone! Love It Size, Cheesecake icecream with graham cracker and pecans. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! ;D

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    texatheart says:

    My favorite breakfast treat is: Cheese pockets from Steins bakery in Dallas. Love them!!

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    Katy in TX says:

    My favorite sound EVER is a baby’s giggle… it simply lights up the room!

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    Cindy says:

    I have sssoooo many favorites…I am addicted to make up. Bare Escentuals rocks. I think I own every single color of eye shadow they have put out. Their “Buxom Lip Gloss” is terrific. But hands down, I flat out love being a grandmother. I never, ever knew this kind of love existed. When I hold her tears sometimes just course down my face. Imagine just how much Jesus loves us if we can feel this kind of love for a grandbaby. Awesome love, awesome.

  44. 344
    Shannon says:

    My favorite bedtime routine: reading books and singing songs with my 2 year old. Her favorites right now are “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Amazing Grace.” Makes my heart happy!

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    Pam says:

    My favorite is a pair of Gap jeans that are at least 8 years old and are the most comfortable things I own. They are the perfect fit, but they are not going to make it much longer…they are starting to fray in places that it’s just not good if you know what I mean. We may have to have a service for these jeans. And to make it worse I cannot find any to replace them with that I really like!

    • 345.1
      jenn says:

      i so feel your pain…i have a fav pair of jjill jeans that ripped along the back pocket and i am on a quest to find some cool patch or someone who can do some amazing embroidery because i just can’t give them up!

  46. 346
    Connie Glave says:

    My favorite hair gel is Image Fixative. I have thin fine hair and it adds body and allows me to style my hair, but it isn’t stiff and sticky. You don’t know it’s there once it dries. It has a light scent, so does not irritate my allergies either. It is made in the USA, so American Workers have jobs.

    It use to be available in the salon where I get my hair cut, but now it is sold to barbershops. I buy it online.

    • 346.1
      jenn says:

      ooooooo, i’m going to have to make note of this. i have fine hair too, and i need some oomph that you can’t get from a bump-it because my hair’s not long enough!

  47. 347
    Angela Shupe says:

    Favorite cupcake ever: Salted Caramel Cupcake from MORE Cupcakes in downtown Chicago. Come to think of it, really any cupcake from MORE. So yummy…can’t visit Chicago without a visit.

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    Tammie says:

    My favorite tea EVER is PG tips ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jill says:

    My favorite meal is eating fried shrimp at the Grist Mill in Gruene,TX while over looking the Guadalupe river. Heaven.

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    Dawn says:

    My favorite ever food is Mexican!!!

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