A Stocking Stuffed of Our Favorite Things

*Ladies! You make Christmas stockings all the more enjoyable! We have now closed comments and will post our 13 winners as soon as possible. (P.S. I’m out of the office today so this time you might have to be a bit more patient. Grin.) We love y’all. Happy Friday!

About 30 minutes ago I returned to my office laughing to myself after a birthday lunch for one of my co-workers. Lunches are a big deal around LPM in general, but throw a birthday lunch in there and you’ll never want to work anywhere ever again. Besides the food, the main event at any gathering is the words. Oh my, y’all, the words. We can easily toss around 20,000 words between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM on any given day. It is both fun and overwhelming at times. Me, the sanguine, is actually fairly quiet, believe it or not.

I’m tickled though because, I don’t know if you’ve ever worked with 14 women, but we like to play copycat. For instance, one of us could fall in love with a certain moisturizer overnight and by the next week, we’re all using the same moisturizer and the same eyeliner. I guess you might say we trust each other’s opinions. Today was one of those days; except we talked extensively about television series we all need to watch. Riveting, you guys.

I’m sharing all of this with you because of what we’ve planned for today! It happens to fall along the lines of things we love and never shut up about.

Because today, we’re giving away our staff favorite things! The things we go on and on about and claim it’s the best things we ever discovered! We get a little partial and enthusiastic about our worldly goods every now and then. (Well, maybe a lot.)

(If you’ve ever seen an episode of Oprah’s Favorite Things back in the day, imagine that and then scale it down by 100. Unfortunately, we won’t be giving away any cars today, but who would turn down a few stocking stuffers?)

Admit it, we all love giveaways around here, but there’s something about giving away objects you love. Hence why sometimes we give away food or books. So, I surveyed the staff here at LPM and told them all to send me a favorite thing, something they either use or think about on a daily basis. After I collected the emails and studied them, I took myself shopping, and with much glee, I might add to purchase every item for you, our dear Siestas.

Today, TEN of you will win a stocking stuffed full of LPM’s very favorite things! Y’all, I’ll unashamedly admit that I want this stocking for myself. It is just so fun!

The beauty of this post is that it will double as an idea post for stocking stuffers you may be looking for yourself.

Without further ado, (in my best sing song voice) these are a few of our favorite things…

1. Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam Fragrance Bulbs (plug in) from Diane
The best part about a plug-in is that once you’ve exhausted a certain smell, you can buy a new one, and they’re a lot cheaper than buying a new candle each time.

2. L’oreal Voluminous Mascara from KMac
Yes, we are serious about mascara around here. Well, most of us anyway. I’m looking forward to trying this myself.

3. Tazo Green Tea (with Lemongrass and Spearmint) from Kimberly
Have no fear, we are mainly coffee guzzlers around here, but some delicious hot tea is good for the soul.

4. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Peony from Jennifer
If you’re looking for a chap stick with a little hint of color, this is your best friend.

5. Trader Joe’s Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser from Linda
If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, beg the Lord to show favor on your city to build one. It’s a treasure, to say the least. But, do not be anxious if you’re not near one, you can find a ton of stuff online. Thank you, Internet.

6. Trader Joes Kitchen Soap from Sabrina
Shall I repeat myself? Pray yourself a Trader Joe’s near you.

7. Daily Light Devotional by Anne Grahm Lotz from Nancy
I’ve yet to use this devotional, but all of my coworkers sing its praises. I’ll be purchasing my own asap. As our beloved teacher tells us all the time, it’s good to study under other authors and teachers. Be wise, but be free!

8. See’s Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters from Evangeline
Who would say no to See’s candy? I can’t help you if you do. Grin.

9. Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream from Sherry
Philosophy has an entire line-up of wonderfully named products, from skin care to bubble bath. Purity, Amazing Grace, Miracle Worker. It’s all very fancy and nice, but is so worth every penny, if you’re into that kind of thing.

10. Essie Nail Polish from Lindsee
I think I may be repeating myself here, but for a girl who loves to paint her fingers and toes, I favor Essie polish. My current favorite winter color is, Ladylike. The name alone sold me.

11. Boot Socks from Beth
Just today Beth wore the cutest pair of boot socks you’ve ever seen. If I’d of had half a mind, I would have taken a picture for you. But for you who wear boots, this is the trend right now. Plus, they keep your legs and feet warm. Score!

And for a bonus, THREE grand prize winners will receive one:

12. Barefoot Contessa Cookbook from Susan
For a New York Time’s best seller, I have no doubt you might fall in love with your kitchen all over again.

Ladies, the fun is all yours now! Just make sure when you comment to leave your first and last name, as that will help us out when we announce the winners. Also in your comment, consider sharing your favorite thing with us. The more the merrier! We’ll leave the post up for at least 24 hours and post the winners this weekend. Okay, y’all, fire away!

Just a brief look at the winnings. (They’re not the prettiest giveaway pictures we’ve posted, but you get the idea. I had to spend more time shopping than photographing!)


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  1. 1601
    Barbara Gallier says:

    Favorite thing: peanut m&m’s — that and Junior Mints are a staple in my stocking!

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    Traci says:

    My favorite is my Clarisonic Mia.

    Was wondering though if you could provide a link to Beth’s boot socks. I have been looking high and low for a cute, warm pair 🙂

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    Pam Mayer says:

    I just discovered sprouted almonds at the local natural foods co-op and they are my new favorite healthy snack!

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    Teri Butcher says:

    My favorite thing and absolute necessity is Burts Bees Peppermint Chapstick. I have them everywhere!

    Teri Butcher

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    Marcia says:

    Marcia Smith
    I’m late to the party – my favorite thing is to be on time with the coffee!

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    Charlotte Hall says:

    This looks like such a fun package to win. If I do I’ll share with my daughters. Right now my favorite thing is my Nexus 7 tablet.

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    Connie Hughey – My favorite Christmas tree decoration this year is a strand of garland I made using felt balls that I purchased from Hello Maypole on Etsy…so cute!

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    Linda Pigott says:

    I love these great ideas…reminds me of my friend’s list called Punky’s Picks which she does for her Christmas stockings. I would love to win and then give them to her. One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE things is called FRANS DARK CHOCOLATE SALTED CARAMELS…seriously it so hard to stop at just one!

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    Amy Arnold says:

    How fun, thank you! Besides the mascara already listed, I love Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer. Republic of Tea brand pear kiwi green tea is also great!

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    Deborah Meabon says:

    Deborah Meabon

    One of my favorite things is chai tea

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    Brenda says:

    Thanks for sharing your favorite things. One of mine right now is a colorful warm scarf.

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    Loren Westerfield says:

    One of my favorite things is cooking at home!

    Thank you for being a light for us.

    Loved and shared the video Beth did on the 12th month 🙂

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    Lyndsey Eshelman says:

    One of my favorite things for the winter season are what my sister calls “Glittens”. They are those gloves with the fingers cut off, with the little flap that you can flip over to make it mittens when you need full coverage and warmth. They save the day for me!!

    Blessings,Lyndsey Eshelman

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    Amanda says:


    Things I “think” I can’t live without right now….
    Satin Hands hand cream by Mary Kay.
    Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo. (I have very fine yet thick hair and it keeps my hair from looking stringy) Love it!!!

    Hope you are all having a wonderful season of Advent. What a true blessing it is to give to one another in rememberence of what Christ gave to us!!!


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    Brenda LaMont says:

    My favorite thing is the Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young. I can’t believe how God orchestrates how it works for my day.

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    “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard. My favorite book and gift. I think EVERYONE should read it!

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    Hilary says:

    The Daily Light and Sees chocolates are two of my favourites too.

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    Tammy Hughes says:

    I love Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel lotion. Simply could not wait for the Christmas batch to come in!

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    Pam Collins says:

    I’d love to win this stocking give away. Especially the cookbooks. I typically do not cook but my daughter (who is 7 mos. pregnant with her second child right now) loves to cook would so enjoy these books. This is my first time to ever comment and I LOVE Beth’s blog and Beth Moore dearly. Merry Christmas!

  20. 1620
    Kenin Elrod says:

    Starbucks Green Tea, Reese’s PB Cups, Mac Hue Lipstick, Lancôme Coffee eyeliner, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara…

  21. 1621
    Kaylee Jinks says:

    My new favorite since I met my husband is a chocolate orange. He got one every year in his stocking and when I joined his family Christmases I got one too. They are the BEST and my all time favorite every year now!

  22. 1622
    Michelle Halulko says:

    Having my whole family together for a meal (that I didn’t make or have to cleanup).

  23. 1623
    Michelle says:

    I love those chocolate oranges in my stocking!

    What a great give away!

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    Julie Bottger says:

    Ann Voskamp’s “The Greatest Gift” devotional book. Have a blessed Christmas ladies!!

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    My favorite thing right now is listening to The Carpenters Christmas CD, a hot cup of Community Coffee in my favorite Christmas mug, and being all wrapped up in a cozy blanket. The bliss of Christmas. 🙂 I’m feeling all fuzzy inside thinking about it!!!

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    I have so many favorite things that aren’t actual products! This time of year(just not the weather we have in the Midwest!) Accessories- a girl has to accessorize! A good cup of coffee (that has slightly too much cream). Time with girlfriends! Time spent with family at any time of the year. A good book and a soft blanket. Deep tissue massages! Oh I could go on!

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    Darlene Moorehead says:

    My fragrance, Interlude, by Frances Denney–It is wonderful!

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    Ellen Yopp says:

    Favorite things: Bath and Body products! Love, Love, Love them :)Wishing you all and very Merry Christmas!

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    Janice Zalesnik says:

    Some of my favorite things are Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Glycolic Acid Toner and Vitamin C Serum. I used to have horrible skin, now I get compliments all the time. Mario keeps my skin glowing! Merry Christmas to all! Janice Z.

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    Jenn Parker says:

    My favorite gift is “Whispers of Hope”, I’m giving it to several friends (and myself) so we can start 2014 off focusing on prayer-together!

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    Darla DenHerder says:

    Please oh please tell me I’m not too late!!

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    Deb Beauvais says:

    Your blog is one of my “favorite” things. I love when gals share these great ideas with one another. LOVE!

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    Susan Kolb says:

    How fun is all this! Can’t wait to check out the Essie nail polish! My favorite thing is Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. It MELTS on your face and leaves your skin feeling so soft. Not cheap, but it lasts a long time.

    Love, Susan

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    Lauren Hoeltje says:

    My favorite thing is English Toffee. I look forward to a large “chunk” in my stocking every year. Yum!

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    leigh renn says:

    My favorite thing this year is listening to ‘Jesus King of Angels’ recorded by Fernando Ortega and my spinning Christmas tree…..

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    Carol Brenner says:

    My most favorite things, on a snowy winter day Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman and Hills Bros. Hazelnut Cappuccino. For makeup I have found the best mascara Bare Mineral’s Flawless Definition.

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    Pam says:

    I LOVE favorite things swaps. Would love to win this giveaway but if not, Merry Christmas to you anyway!

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    Bryna Jones says:

    Thank you and Merry Christmas. I’m listening to “Get Out of That Pit”. Whoa boy do I need HIM. Thank you for your giveway as well! I’m waving! Bryna Jones

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    Sherilyn Rank says:

    At Christmas, my favorites include just about anything red velvet!

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    Helen says:

    Helen Roseberry~I do very much like Bath and Body Works Exotic Coconut products.~

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    Warm In Alaska says:

    What a fun post! A favorite “thing” for me is to give books at Christmas – books that I think fit the receiver in some way either b/c of who they are or what stage/season of life they’re going thru – and also, it’s a fave of mine to receive books, too (or, now, gift cards to book stores – grin).

    And, on a sad note, the closest Trader Joe’s would be a couple thousand miles away; and no, I completely lack the faith to pray one close by. : )

  42. 1642
    Linette Simpson says:

    I love reading about other ladies favorite things!! Thank you for sharing!
    My favorite is bare minerals make-up.

  43. 1643
    Susan Minyard says:

    In Touch Magazine–It’s even free from In Touch Ministries

  44. 1644
    Lynn Cox says:

    Wow everything sounds wonderful!!! My favorite thing is See’s Dark Chocolate Caramel’s with Sea Salt.

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    Penny Doremus says:

    Streams in the Desert devotional, means so much to me right now.

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    Connie Kempf says:

    My favorite thing is a word from Beth, who speaks to my heart like no one else. Through the Holy Spirit she has helped me go from bondage and despair to hope and joy as I study the Word and her insights. Thank you all for all you do. Blessings in Him, Connie

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    LeighAnne says:

    I love your choices! This is so much fun. Right now I am in love with Chubby Sticks from Clinic. I might own 5 different ones in various shades of pink! 🙂