These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Have you ever loved something so much that you annoy the folks around you because you won’t stop talking about it? While this is so true of new budding relationships, I’m really talking about materialistic things. You know, things like a new pair of sandals, your favorite chocolate milk that you can’t get enough of and well, I think you’re getting the idea.

Needless to say, I think I wear my friends out with my obsessiveness.

Let’s have a little fun, shall we?

I’ll share a list of my recent favorite things, and you share some of yours.

Boom.

After all, it is summer, and for those of us who don’t get a summer break, we all need little things to keep ourselves happy and entertained. Grin.

1) BIC Velocity Pen

Y’all. I do have an unusual love for pens. But I’m beginning to think it’s actually not that unusual.  It’s just that not everyone admits their love for such small, random and possibly nerdy things. But I needed a new batch of pens, because I don’t know about you, but my pens tend to wander. It’s hopeless to try and retrieve them all, so new ones it was. I surveyed the thousands on Staples.com and landed on the BIC Velocity Pen. When I say it took all the self-control in me to not just doodle all day yesterday, I’m not even lying. In fact, I did do a little doodling. So, if you’re looking for a good, inexpensive pen, BIC is your friend.

 

2) HEB Almond Chocolate Milk

If you do not live in Texas, I realize you have no idea what HEB is, but it is simply a local grocery store. In fact, HEB owns Central Market, which is another Texas gift. I guess we could say that HEB is the generic brand of Central Market. If we were ranking grocery stores (because we never do that) I would place HEB in third place, right behind Whole Foods and Central Market. In fact, it carries many of the Central Market items and that is a beautiful thing. Side Fact: Whole Foods originated in Austin, while the Central Market division originated in San Antonio. It’s ALL a Texas thing. And now I’m laughing because you could care less about all of this grocery store trivia. It’s hard being humble when you’re from Texas. Needless to say, HEB Almond Chocolate Milk takes first prize. I can’t vouch for any other brands since I’ve not even attempted to try any others. But what a waste it would be if I bought a ½ gallon, only to strongly dislike it. I’ll stick to what I know. I’m so addicted I may have to have a glass every night before bed. And maybe every morning. But, hey! It’s better than a bowl of ice cream, right? It’s a little taste of love and joy in a cup.

 

3) L’oreal Telescopic Mascara

If your eyelashes mean nothing to you, then at this point you might be rolling your eyes at me. If so, feel free to move on. But the number one question I get asked is what kind of mascara I use. I happen to love me some mascara, so I’m delighted to share it with you. And selfishly, I’m not sure what I’ll do if they ever discontinue this particular tube.  So maybe my sharing will get more people to purchase it which might mean it will last forever and ever. But L’oreal Telescopic Mascara is where it’s at. For me, the mascara is all about the wand, and I happen to love the skinny wand it provides. Plus, you can purchase this mascara at virtually any grocery or drug store. Which thrills me to no end.

 

4) Essie Nail Polish

I think I’ve mentioned before that I am a nail polish freak. My nails and toenails are painted at all times, and as much as I love getting a manicure and pedicure, typically the painting is done by me as I’d rather not break the bank. In fact, for me it’s slightly cathartic. My favorite color right now happens to be watermelon. It’s the perfect pink summery color. But currently Essie has no lack of fun and summery colors.

 

5) Volcano Candle

As much as I love candles, I’m awful at remembering to light them. That is until the store Anthropologie introduced me to the Volcano candle. The aroma is both inviting and intoxicating. And oh, so addicting. This isn’t necessarily new to me, but rest assured, it will always be a favorite.

 

6) All Sons & Daughters Live CD

You know how sometimes a musical group sneaks up on you and surprises you with their gifts? That’s how All Sons & Daughters was to me. A few of their songs had been on our rotation at church, but it wasn’t until right before they released their new recorded live CD that I fell in love with them. It was love at first listen. If you’re looking for a new worship CD that is worth your money and one you’ll quite possibly fall in love with every song, look no further. Be blessed. Be ministered to.

 

7) Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I’m nearly speechless when it comes to these babies. All I can say is it might be a little taste of heaven on earth. Every other peanut butter cup pales in comparison. They’re just THAT good.

And these, my friends, are just a few of my favorite things.

What are some of your favorite things recently? I love finding new favorite things!

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  1. 101
    Brenda Trafton says:

    Everyone is napping (except me)in Franklin, Tennessee after celebrating my granddaughter’s , sweet Norah Roses second birthday! Love this blog and had to giggle quietly as to not awake everyone!
    Favorites at this moment:
    Children that love God
    Sweet Grandchildren
    Fireflies
    My beloved husband’s breathing patterns
    Sonic cokes
    Homemade cinnamon rolls and peach ice cream
    Mrs. Rhodes frozen pull apart rolls
    Lancomes eye makeup remover
    New soft pink mixing bowls my son bought me for my birthday!
    Happy summer to all my sisters!

  2. 102
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    1. Hillsong United’s new album Zion. I can’t stop listening to it!!!! I sorta get picky when it comes to worship music, but these guys never fail to amaze me musically, lyrically, and worshipfully!

    2. American Film Institute’s top 100 films- My husband and I have been going through this list for 2 years now and we have finished 68 and have 32 left!!! I love film and researching each movie.

    3. Headbands/wraps-just cut off my long hair for a pixie-ish cut. I love the new headwraps with the wire in them so you can twist a cute knot on top of your head. Wish I could show you all a visual.

    4. Doterra Essential oils-I tend to go more of the natural route with things and I LOVE LOVE LOVE essential oils. My favorite are the Serenity blend for stress, Deep Blue for aches and pains, and man oh man I could go on!!!! Love my growing collection.

    5. Juicing-I got a juicer and I am loving it!!!! I am trying new veggies I never really eat. My favorite is a apple/ginger/lemon/kale/cucumber. I also frequent a juice bar in SLC where I live.

    6. Gideon study by Priscilla Shirer- way stoked to get into God’s word and learn some new things about the Bible and myself!!!

    7. Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea perfume!!!- smells so yummy!!!!

  3. 103
    Linda says:

    Love the lists…I’m getting writer’s cramp from jotting down all the good ideas.
    I’m a pen junkie too. Weird how many there are of us..

    I just started using CoverGirl lashblastvolume…really separates your lashes. Also so love eos lemon drop lip balm. The smell is great and gives you a little aromatic lift.

    Also love Pandora…my daughter just introduced my to it.
    Thanks for a fun post, Lindsee.

  4. 104
    Cindy says:

    My Vitamix. I love that thing.

    Friday night movies with my man and a big bucket of popcorn

    Naps in the afternoon

  5. 105
    Sarah says:

    1. Dt Mt Dew. My coffee, my drug.
    2. PB& J on Toast. My breakfast every morning, and sometimes, my dinner, too! (I am single and live alone)
    3. Skinny cow candy. Fave kinds: mike choc. caramel crunch and peanut butter creame filled bar
    4. Pentel EnerGel Needle Tip 0.7 purple ink pen. Has lasted well over a year. Need to find another one because I will be in withdrawal when this one is out of ink!
    5. Supernanny. Never saw the show when it was really on, found it on Style network and now love watching re-runs. Am watching her new “Family SOS with Jo Frost” but don’t like it quite as much as the old shows.
    6. Amish Christian fiction. Have read soooo many. It’s light romance meets good family fiction and very easy, light up-beat reading before I go to bed. Per prior comment re: living alone, sometimes I go to bed way early just to read longer! 🙂

  6. 106
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla almond milk- was just choking on it a few min ago (:
    Starbucks Iced TRENTA 1/2 green & 1/2 black tea
    Prayer walks down by river
    Oilerie-quality olive oils & 25 yr old aged balsamic vinegar (to die for)
    Moroccan Oil for curly thick hair
    My Twitter friends 🙂
    My”Personal Chef”-my daughter Megan

  7. 107
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    Worker Bee Lip Balm, every night before bed. On my 2nd tube!
    Grande, skinny, iced, caramel macchiato – everyday.
    The book, Unglued
    Duck Dynasty, seriously, that show is a hoot.

  8. 108
    Terri says:

    Now the just shall live by faith.

    Hebrews 10:38 (KJV)

  9. 109
    Terri Donahoe says:

    I’m currently listening to All Sons & Daughters, and wow! But I have to tell you, one of my new favorite things is a band called Bellarive. This group of young folks came and led worship at our church a few weeks ago and we just fell in love with their sound and the band members themselves. All their songs have powerful lyrics that stick in your head and have you lifting praise to God at all times of the day or night! You can find them on Facebook or just google Bellarive. You won’t regret it! “Stand tall, for we are daughters, we are sons, step straight into this love, we bear the mark of our Creator!”

  10. 110
    April Jones says:

    I just bought these amazing taco plates off zulily.com. they have three “wells” to hold three hard taco shells so you can fill your tacos without the shells falling over. We have taco night once a week and these plates make it so much fun! I even posted a pic on Facebook I was so enamoured by them. My new favorite thing!!! Came in 6 festive colors and have spots for additional sides of rice and beans!!! Genius!

  11. 111
    Jeni Scudder says:

    I’m a pen person too. Someone recently gave me a great pen and it is inexpensive :
    SCHNEIDER Slider Memo XB I love it! I actually bought a box and have been sharing them with friends.

    Other likes right now……

    Schwann’s Summers Delight Ice Cream

    Wendy’s new Berry Almond Chicken Salad

    Subway’s new Avocado sandwiches

    Camping with granddaughters and my kids – we bought a huge camper so we all fit. So much fun!!!

    So enjoying my flowers this year.

    Amazon instant videos – watched Downton Abby for the first time. Watched the whole first season in a weekend. Addicting.

    Candy Crush – app on IPhone. Cannot quit playing it.

    Josh Wilson’s song – Carry Me (I have a granddaughter who has been experiencing anxiety attacks and found out this song is about Josh Wilson dealing with the same thing)

  12. 112
    Candy says:

    My Corral cowboy boots. I researched them for months and finally decided on the pair I wanted and now I cannot wear them enough! That’s my materialist favorite!

  13. 113
    Amy Hawk says:

    One word, ladies. I can’t stress how vital this product is to me:

    Burt’s Bees Body Butter. I put it on my hands every night and really, it helps my nails stay healthy and even grow longer.

    Also adore Silk Dark Chocolate almond milk. Mascara=Lancome hypnose

    REALLY going to try the Essie watermelon toes. thanks for the tip, lindsee!

  14. 114
    Molly says:

    I do not like having favorites, so I love and giggle when you wrote “what are your favorites right now.” I love learning about The Lord and His creation, so I find I have “daily” favorites. 🙂

    1. Water
    2. Watching something once dirty becoming clean or cleaning it myself
    3. Waking up to the sound of children (nieces/nephews/etc) in the morning
    4. Fresh mango
    5. Walking barefoot
    6. Dancing under the stars
    7. Owl watching at night
    8. The sound of song birds
    9. Praising The Lord in song
    10. Watching spiders spin webs
    11. Walking on the beach
    12. Skiing
    13. Horses
    14. Peanut butter-filled pretzels
    15. Salsa- Dancing and for chips

  15. 115
    Tammy T says:

    Love this thread!

    My current favorites:

    #1 – My Erin Condren lifeplanner – just so much fun!

    #2 – Lush USA Sympathy for the Skin, the best moisturizer ever!

    #3 – Soma Cool Nights pajamas (Great for this pre-menopausal stage of my life)

    #4 – Project Life for documenting my blessed life.

    #5 – Streams in the Desert devotional. I stop during the stressful time in my workday to read it and refocus.

  16. 116
    Jemy A. says:

    Thanks for asking about our favorites, Lindsee.

    I am really encouraged with the sheer beauty of God’s Word illuminated in breathtaking script writing and original artwork! Check it out at flowergirlgreetings.com — you will assuredly be blessed!

    Also, one of my lifetime favorites… Chocolate (of most any form)! Current favorite is Kroger’s Private Selection Black Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. Yum! A friend once gave me a magnet that said “I’d give up chocolate, but I’m no quitter.” 🙂

  17. 117
    Elizabeth says:

    Oh how I miss HEB and Central Market! Right up there with Chuy’s and Niko Niko’s. I do not miss the TX heat this time of year though…not that here is much cooler (it IS not so humid).

    Amaranth made with almond milk, topped with cherries and homemade peanut butter and ground ginger for spice

    The $2.50/lb table at Denver Fabrics–found 2 lengths of knit for summer t-shirts!

    My garden–who knew that watching kids pull up radishes was so beautiful?

    • 117.1
      Deanna says:

      I recently moved to Houston and do NOT like this neat whatsoever. Hopefully getting to move back to my beloved CO in 2-3 wks!!!!!

  18. 118
    Gennie, Solon Springs says:

    “Your word is a lamp
    to my feet,
    And a light to my path!”

    Psalm 119:105 NKJ

  19. 119
    Bethany says:

    Lindsee,

    I have a similar love for pens. I recommend the uni-ball 207 micro. As an engineer this provides precision but I love how effortlessly it writes and that the ink lasts forever. If you like gel pens, I highly recommend this product.

    From one pen lover to another! : )

  20. 120
    Katy says:

    Now I’m singing (in my head) rain drops on roses and whickers on kittens…ok you get the picture 🙂
    A few of my favorite things….
    1)White Chocolate Macadamia Nut liquid creamer by International Delight. Bottom line, if I don’t have it I can’t drink coffee because all other liquid creamers pale in comparison to it. For real!!

    2)My newest Beth Moore read: So Long Insecurity. It was absolutely written for me, you are speaking volumes to me girl!!

    3) Pinterest love cooking new recipes and finding new and exciting things to do with my Emma Kate-she’s 4.

    4) Hi, my name is Katy and I’m addicted to Clorox Wipes 🙂

    5) I know I’m a girl and I’m not suppose to be fanatical about sports, but I love me some Alabama Football (baseball, gymnastics, softball) to a fault!!! Roll Tide!!

  21. 121
    mary from jonesborough tn says:

    my precious grandbabies & their parents who want to raise them to love & honor the Lord are my favorites!

  22. 122
    Vilma says:

    I love the lists!
    1) Dave Ramsy – this guy gets you on a financial plan that will change your life forever! I’m paying my debt so I can be free to give. It’s been a dream of mine to give.
    2) Farmers Market Red Tomato – local grocery store (rancho cucamonga, ca) that has a ton of veggies and fruit that I can buy without blowing my budget. Allows me to juice and not be expensive at all.
    3) Electric Meat Smoker – love this thing! You can put ribs in it in the morning and by dinner you’ll have ribs that fall off the bone. You can also put finish and veggies in it. So yummy!!

  23. 123
    Elisabeth says:

    1.)Disneyland (I go roughly 10 xs a year, have friends that are cast members, & talk obsessively about every detail. I even have an app that plays all the music from all the lands and rides.)

    2.) Zumba. Zumba. Zumba. Zumba.

    3.) Africa. Left my heart there last year. Going back in a few weeks. Absolutely obsessed!

    4.) The South. Never lived there, but have the weirdest fascination & it’s next on my list.

    5.) Musicals. (If my friends hear WICKED one more time I think they just may scream.)

    6.) the Podcasts app. I can’t live without it. I listen to sermons from all over, (LOVE Bayou City Fellowship), Connect with incredible ministries (like YWAM & A21) and make sure I’m getting a healthy stream of the Word from all kinds of amazing people.
    7.) Mabeline’s Baby lips. I only have every flavor in my purse at once:)
    8.) Lush skincare. Totally natural, organic, and fair trade. Totally amazing results.

  24. 124
    Sally says:

    Favorite things in my life right now:
    1. Weight Watchers (praise God, its working!)
    2. C-paps for both my husband and me, no more snoring, way more energy
    3. Netflix for blowing through entire seasons of unwatched shows
    4. Great local restaurant with outdoor patio overlooking a pretty creek
    5. Guacamole recipe that not only helps my weight loss, but also makes my skin feel moisturized

  25. 125
    Genevieve Garrison says:

    I have to say it is my NIV Life Application Study Bible.
    I do BSF every year. It was over mid May and I have not been diligent in my studies since that time. I am so grateful for the Summer study on Beth’s blog, Gideon. I started my lessons today. I got on my knees this morning and cried because I missed talking to God. I mean, I talk to Him all the time everyday but this morning I opened the pages to my favorite Bible. God truly spoke a Word to me. Or should I say, I listened to Him. I have several Bible apps on my iPad but it is not the same as my NIV Bible – hard copy.
    Be blessed in all that you do.
    GG

  26. 126
    christina says:

    1. Watching and listening (and relistening) to the piano perfomances from the recently concluded Cliburn International Piano Competition (also born in Texas… grin).

    2. Phone conversations with my sisters and grandmother

    3. Time with my husband’s full attention (These are not in order, or maybe in reverse order.)

    4. Leisurely times in the Scriptures

  27. 127
    Nancy from Ottawa says:

    Romans 12: 20-21
    To the contrary , if your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink;
    for by so doing you will heapburning coals on his head.
    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” NIV

  28. 128
    Annette Baal says:

    Annette, Stouffville, ON Canada
    Lindsee! You are so right! Bought the Essie today in Watermelon and put it on my toes. It makes me happy to look at them. Grin!
    Another absolutely favorite thing is “The Sound of Music” movie. Whiskers on kittens and bright copper kettles!

  29. 129
    Lauren from Springfield MO says:

    Favorites:
    Rainy days when you can stay home all day
    Cafe Francais Gen Foods Coffee
    Coming across verses in the Bible that I recognize from praise songs
    When my husbands phone calls start with “now just listen, I have an idea”
    All the nick names my 4 boys call me
    New crayola crayons & the smell of play dough

    Favorite verse, discovered during a very difficult time:
    “For I know the plans I have for you” declares The Lord . Plans to prosper you
    And not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jer 29:11
    Thank you God for your faithfulness

  30. 130
    Deanna says:

    Deanna, Houston- moved to Houston 2 mos. ago. My five faves:
    1) coffee/tea will always be my first fave
    2) new to BCF and while waiting for church to start, I Shazamed the music playing. It was All Sons and Daughters. I downloaded it later that afternoon and haven’t given it a break since.
    3) my crochet purse project I’m working on
    4) my ipad for allowing me to research Rifle, CO (hopefully moving back to CO in 2 weeks!!!!!!)
    5) being my first June here in Houston, last but not least, it has to be A/C….:-)

  31. 131
    Shirley says:

    Oh Beth I have some very things too and when I saw your blog post it made smile and chuckle. Some of my favorite things are, Zebra fine point pen and Pentel mechanical pencil, Caribou Columbia coffee, Utrech 238 Red Sable #6,3,2 watercolor brushes (unfortunately they are now discontinued :(, and Iggy my watercolor brush holder. Thanks Beth for posting favorite things, it brightened up my day! God Bless you!

  32. 132
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hey Lindsee:)

    A few of my favorite things right now are:
    1. Like you, I LOVE chocolate almond milk! I especially like Coconut Chocolate Almond milk:) I’m craving it these days.

    2. A flower shaped necklace I found at a store in Pigeon Forge up in the mountains near the Smoky Mountain Natl Park. It’s a long necklace with a huge jewel flower on it, and I think it’s great. The best costume jewelry ever.

    3. Nursing clothes. It’s like everytime I’m in a clothing store, I’m scoping them out. It’s hard to find cute nursing tops.

    That’s all I can think of…Fun topic Lindsee:) I have to say something else, it’s why I checked out the blog today and discovered your post: Happy Father’s Day to the fathers out there who might read this:) Keith, Travis and Curtis included!:)

  33. 133
    Shirley says:

    Oh Beth I have some very favorite things too and when I saw your blog post it made smile and chuckle. Some of my favorite things are,
    1. Zebra fine point pen and Pentel mechanical pencil
    2. Caribou Columbia coffee
    3. Utrech 238 Red Sable watercolor brushes #6,3,2 (unfortunately they are now discontinued) 🙁
    4. Iggy my hedgehog watercolor brush holder
    5. White Turtle Ice Cream
    6. Turtle Clusters

    Thanks Beth for posting favorite things, it brightened up my day! God Bless you!

  34. 134
    Beth Rottrup says:

    Beth R Liberty Lake, WA
    James 1:12 NIV
    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

  35. 135
    amybhill says:

    I wanted to post this for Beth but didn’t want to post on memory verse post bc I know that is strictly for verses 🙂

    Beth,
    This happens to me ALL the time: i land on someone’s page, or listen to their music all day, or randomly catch a sermon & then it turns out that it is their birthday. This happened to me today with you. There’s no question God delights in you (Zeph 3:17), but I’m also entirely convinced God delights in celebrating our birthdays with us too (and that is just one way He happens to show it to little old me). Happy birthday to you, beloved Beth. Hitting my knees for birthday prayers for you as soon as I “Submit Comment”! I am one of the “spiritual daughters” you’ve never met. And I can’t wait until one day it is all laid bare at the feet of Jesus. So much love to you. xo! -Amy 🙂

  36. 136
    Joan Vera says:

    Thanks you for sharing your favorite things…. I grabbed the All sons and daughters live album and haven’t stopped listening to it! It’s been literally a large breath of holy fresh air that I’ve needed in this time of my life.
    It’s now on MY favorite things list 🙂

  37. 137
    Kari Flom says:

    1. the series Mad Men
    2. Blinc mascara-it’s amazing
    3. Deva curl hair products-tames my curls
    4. Mary Kay oil mattifier-keeps shine at bay for the whole day
    5. Pilot G2 pens-addicted to these pens-love them

  38. 138
    Tracey says:

    1. my NEW PUPPY!!! I was away this weekend and missed him so much I cried on the way home and then slept with him on the couch last night. Shhhh… don’t tell my husband! He really is like my 3rd child. (the puppy, not my husband) ;P

    2. this is random, but I love love love that I can lock my car with the key fob from far away. I know everyone can but, seriously, don’t you just love it! I think most people take it for granted nowadays but, I still love it!!

    3. my iphone. it’s my first “smart” phone and yes, how on earth did I ever get by without it? “Siri, can you tell me how to get to…” , “Siri, can you remind me to…”

    4. my You Version Bible on my iphone!

    5. Did I say my puppy? Sleeping on my lap right now… <3

  39. 139
    DLana says:

    I enjoyed reading your favorites list. I plan on trying your favorite mascara and the chocolate almond milk. I want you to invite you to venture into a Market Street grocery store. It is my favorite grocery store. It is also a Texas brand store with the generic version being United Grocery stores. At both stores having your groceries taken to and loaded into your car is not optional it is provided to ALL customers with a smile. No tips allowed. I try to provide a pleasant smile and conversation to the employee that shares their enthusiasm of their job with me; a customer. Market Street during the holidays when they are packed to the gills with shoppers frantically buying groceries for their holiday meals; has the ability for their customer service to improve! I mainly shop at the Market Street in Colleyville. I took my husband who has a short fuse for crowds on an occasion when we needed our groceries for our Christmas dinner, there was no more time to delay. He agreed to go with me. The parking was on the grass! The line was out the door! It was cold so I ran on in to grab my free sample of hot apple cider while he waited in line to be given a shopping cart. The crowd was so large all shopping carts were in use. The orderly fashion of waiting in line to get a shopping cart directed by a manager of the store was like a well oiled machine in an factory assembly line. The lines to check out were down the isles. There were more managers working the long lines to ensure an efficient manner to move the customers along with out any one being “slighted” of their position in line. This brief description of my husbands 1st trip to Market Street left him very impressed and it is now his favorite grocery store. The quality of service and products from this store are top notch. One other joy of grocery shopping is the food court & gift store upstairs. Allow yourself time to see it all.

  40. 140
    Susan Venning says:

    1. Plain Hummus
    2. Vegetable Crackers
    3. Physician Formula foundation
    4. CoverGirl Blue Sapphire Mascara
    5. Cherry cobbler

  41. 141
    Heather says:

    Love the “proud Texan” moment! 🙂

    That is probably the way I annoy my friends…!

    -Heather (Texan. Currently serving in the mission field of Memphis, Tennessee.)

  42. 142
    Denise says:

    I love those peanut butter cups! I can not keep them around because they disappear in days. All eaten by me!

    I love EOS lip balm. Little egg-like containers and the lip balm is rounded. You can slather it on both lips in one swipe! You can find it at the check out of Target and Walmart.

    If you are a tea drinker, I love STASH’s Jasmine Blossom Green Tea with a teaspoon of honey. What a good way to start my day!

    I have recently discovered Norwex microfiber cloths. At the risk of sounding like a commercial for this pyramid-based company, I really do love them. Theya are super absorbant and they leave my granite counters and windows streak free. The coolest thing is they have silver woven in the fabric. You can’t see it, but it has an antibacterial affect. So after you rinse your cloth out, you hang it to dry. The thing never smells! I do launder it, but not every day like you would a cotton cloth without the silver. You have to try it to see what I mean!

  43. 143
    Michelle C says:

    Just found myself looking for the “like” button!!! Lol I liked your favorite things;)

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    Well, I have to say my favorite things at the moment aren’t material really, and believe me that is not because I’m so spiritually mature. I’m sure if I was I would have been able to achieve permanent sobriety by now and, of course, if I had I would probably have some material possessions by now. I mean, obviously, I have a few, or I wouldn’t be able to even get on the blog! Well, I guess I could, cause I could go to the library, but I’m not at the library. I’m at home on my laptop. I’m at the moment extremely grateful for friends who will always welcome me with open arms no matter how many times I mess up or how much time I allowed them to celebrate with me before I drank again! Thankfully, this was an extremely short relapse (only a couple of days) and nothing truly horrible happened. It could have been a lot worse. So that’s #1. A second thing I’m grateful for is thunder storms. I actually love them! They should terrify me since I went through one a few years ago that was directly over the top of us and we almost had to evacuate over, but it didn’t. Okay, that one scared me a little, but it didn’t stop me from loving them, and we had a small, fun one tonight, that was just what the doctor ordered for my first day sober again! Thank You, Jesus!

    And I do have to say (jokingly of course 🙂 ), why are you guys so selfish with your awesome Texas based businesses? I mean, come on, we northwesterners were willing to share Starbucks with you!!! And that was HUGE!!! I believe your boss would agree 🙂 A little give back is in order here, I think!

    Otherwise, I think that’s all of my favorite things for now, though I obviously love Starbucks (Someday I might be able to afford to drink some of that again!) And I do like my computer and my phone, even though it’s very basic and doesn’t include texting. At least it’s a phone. And, of course, still having a roof over my head and a husband whose still willing to give me another chance and let me go to camp with them this summer. I think. I’m not sure he’s totally decided yet. But knowing him, he’ll let me stay.

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    1 – The ‘Venmo’ app for smartphones. Allows for instant free transfer of $ to other individuals who have the app. Don’t have the right cash on you for splitting a dinner tab – bam! Have an iou for someone – bam! Easy easy!
    2 – Riding my bike to get from point A to point B. I feel like a kid again.
    3 – Green juices (Think carrots, cucumbers, spinach, kale, gala apples & pear)
    4 – TRX gym classes (The saddest part about this one is how late to the game I am)
    5 – Book of Romans is speaking to me these days…man oh man does it preach for itself

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    Anne says:

    Oh My Goodness! Beth I googled “All Sons & Daughters” and have been listening all morning! They are my new fav’s! We are going to see them next Tuesday night in Phoenix with some friends and then adventuring out on another favorite: Cibo Urban Pizzaria! You could join us!!! Grin <3

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      Anne says:

      Sorry Lindsee! I was totally not paying attention that you wrote the favorite things… my bad. But don’t you want to come to Phoenix next Tuesday? Sounds like a very large time!

      • Lindsee says:

        Anne! You’re so good. That sounds like a BLAST! I hope y’all have the sweetest time. I know it will be a blessing!

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    Eden says:

    Loved reading everyones favorites. We have so much to be thankful for! Apparently the majority are thankful for writing instruments. lol 🙂

    My faves

    Yoga pants.
    At first I did not understand why everyone was wearing them, but then I bought a pair and they are what I change into first thing after work!

    Pioneer Woman.
    Her recipes are so simple and delicious and her narration to her blog is hilarious.

    Music!
    I have something on my Ipod from almost every Genre. Will have to check out that CD too.

    Walking with my dog.
    I get joy from watching him *literally* stopping to smell the flowers. this pup loves to smell EVERYTHING and jump in every puddle. (and chew all my shoes but that is not one of my favorites haha)

    Good company.
    I get such joy from fellowship with encouraging and kind people who love Jesus.

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    donna huneycutt says:

    I saw All Sons and Daughters in November – they opened for Chris Tomlin. It was an awesome night of worship. If they come anywhere near you, GO.

    Favorite things:
    My Bible study “peeps”. I just had a brother growing up, now I have 9 sisters.
    Original Dove bar soap
    Cherry Lemon Sundrop – a North Carolina soft drink
    Moe’s Joey bag of donuts-style burrito
    Lighting a new candle

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    Melissa says:

    I love that you are not afraid to admit that you’re a little obsessed with things! I know it must annoy others when I get so excited about something because it doesn’t excite them like it does me. But I just love some things!

    I’m currently obsessed with my new Louis Vuitton handbag that my husband got me as a one year anniversary present. Totally surprised me! A

    nd since it’s summer, I’m also obsessed with smoothies of all kinds lately!

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    candifer says:

    i LOLed when you said your pens tend to wander. at work we use Pilot G2 .5mm pens. i can twirl them (thanks to hours spent on hold with insurance companies and the IRS…) and they are my favorite pens to doodle with. i also happen to have a purse full of them!! i always stick em in my scrubs pocket and promptly forget until i’m at home… (: thanks for the light-hearted post. it was fun!

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