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. 1551
    Stephanie says:

    I laughed as I read your list of Favorite things because some of them are mine, too!
    Right now, I am LOVING Sugar Buxom Lipgloss!


  2. 1552
    Redeemed says:

    My favorite thing isn’t a “thing”, it’s a place!
    The Little Lighthouse in Tulsa OK is a Christian developmental school for children aged birth to 6 with special needs…..it is AWESOME. God blessed my family with the opportunity to work with these wonderful kids and we are so grateful.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch this video to see our amazing kids in action!
    Merry Christmas!!!!


  3. 1553
    Kay Wiebe says:

    Kay Wiebe

    My favourite stocking stuffer is nail polish and little gift sets from Sephora 🙂

    Good luck everyone!

  4. 1554
    Debbie says:

    One of my favorite Christmas thing is fudge. there is so many different kinds of fudge that go with the holidays. I love them all.

  5. 1555
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    Right now I am obsessed with DoTerra essential oils, especially the OnGuard one that helps with sicknesses!

  6. 1556
    Joni Woodward says:

    Joni Woodward
    Love this idea! My favorite thing: All About Eyes eyelid and under eye moisturizer by Clinique. A small jar lasts two or three months. Feels great and not greasy.

  7. 1557
    Glenda Eckert says:

    Thanks so much for this post. I can’t wait to get some of the things that are listed. Have a blessed Christmas!!

  8. 1558
    Rhonda Whiteley says:

    Thanks for the stocking stuffer ideas!!

  9. 1559
    Stephanie Libby says:

    I love that y’all like to have fun sharing your faves with us:) One of my favorite things right now is THYMES’ Frasier Fir candle. It makes my house smell SO good this time of year.

  10. 1560
    Silvia says:

    Silvia Morales-my favorite things are Homemade stuff in a jar. (scrubs, soups, cookies). Have a wonderful Christmas ya’ll. Keep letting the Lord use your ministry to touch people’s lives. Love ya.

  11. 1561
    Emily west says:

    This looks so fun! One of my favorite things is Laura Mercier setting face powder in translucent. It is the bomb!! Merry Christmas!

  12. 1562
    Sheila Hankins says:

    Merry Christmas! My favorite thing is warm fuzzy socks. I have lots of socks.

  13. 1563
    Joni Yates says:

    One of my favorite things – Aquage Beyond Body Thermal Spray! Protects hair and helps to style :)!

  14. 1564
    Kim Pederse says:

    My favorite thing is the You Version bible app on my Iphone. I love the daily devotionals and currently I am doing Prepare Your Heart For Christmas and 12 Days of Christmas, The Overflow. So uplifting and the app is FREE! I encourage everyone to check it out! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  15. 1565
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Holgate
    I know it’s late, but I couldn’t resist sharing too!

    A hot cup of tea with enough flavor that you don’t have to put anything in it. (I like mint tea)

    Home-made soap.

    Warm fuzzy socks.

  16. 1566
    Meredith Barr says:

    You guys are so fun! My favorite thing is a Mr. Pumice bar. Just a dollars or two and it made my heels look so much better!

  17. 1567
    Kelley Wescoe says:

    Kelley Wescoe-My fav right now is the Clinque moisturizer,especially when my skin dries out in the winter! Great giveaway! May God bless you all during this Christmas season and beyond~

  18. 1568
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Wishing that all of you will be blessed this Christmas as much as you have blessed us all year. My favorite thing?
    Bare Minerals makeup products…all of them!

    Margie Snyder
    Hilton head, SC

  19. 1569
    Debi Carroll says:

    Hmmm…I’m usually putting stuffers into my boy’s stockings, and haven’t really thought about what I’d like…probably a little lip gloss by Sephora and most definitely Almond Roca!

  20. 1570
    Abbie says:

    Abbie Reimer – One on my favorite things is my Camelbak Eddy waterbottle. Might fill the whole stocking, but I love mine!!

  21. 1571
    Melissa Stoltzfus says:

    Great ideas. I just love stocking stuffers. I am the one who always likes to put something funny in stockings. I try to find something that fits that person for the year and makes them laugh. We always have alot of fun with our stockings!!

  22. 1572
    Judy Carroll says:

    One of my favorite things is Dove chocolate with almonds. This is easily accessible in most stores, which means you can get your “fix” without having to wait for mail order 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the stocking stuffer ideas! I’m planning on getting some of them for my granddaughters.

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  23. 1573
    Marti Moore says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your favorite things. I would like to add Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Yum!
    Blessings and Merry Christmas to all of you.

  24. 1574
    Jill Swarner says:

    What a great idea, and so many of these items are reasonably priced. One of my favorite things is Suave Professionals Rosemary & Mint Shampoo. I also enjoy reading Denison Forum online everyday. He covers today’s news from a spiritual perspective.

  25. 1575
    Ally says:

    You all are so much fun. Definitely need to try out that mascara, Kmac.

  26. 1576
    nikki says:

    All of it sounds wonderful…thanks for the great ideas!

  27. 1577
    Monica says:

    Monica Worstell – my favorite thing right now is coconut oil! What an awesome giveaway! Merry Christmas!!

  28. 1578
    Melissa Stoltzfus says:

    Great ideas! I love to put laughter in stockings. So I try to find something that fits that person for the year and makes them laugh. We have alot of fun with our stockings!

  29. 1579
    Kim says:

    I loved reading this list and agree that these sound like a great ‘top 10’ list of goodies. So hoping your elves draw my name 🙂

  30. 1580
    Bethany says:

    Bethany Lee

  31. 1581
    Amy Walker says:

    What a fun idea! I have to agree on many of the things on your list and am looking forward to trying the others!Thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas to you ALL and may God ABUNDANTLY BLESS you as individuals and in your ministry in 2014.

    What you do means more than words can say.

  32. 1582
    Diana says:

    i would love these stocking stuffers!

  33. 1583
    kellye welch says:

    Kellye Welch…my favorite thing is Christmas music. I listen to it ALL year long. What better way to remember and be thankful for all that Christ has done for me? So, if you’re shopping in Vegas and hear a strange woman humming Christmas music in July, its probably me. Merry Christmas!

  34. 1584
    Diana B says:

    i would love these stocking stuffers!! some of my faves right now are Korres Body butter in Basil Lemon & OPI Affair with red square nail polish!!

  35. 1585
    Suzi says:

    Suzi Stechert

  36. 1586
    Holly Herziger says:

    Holly Herziger, Glendale, AZ
    Must haves right now are: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula (unscented) hand cream, Beyond the Zone Freeze Hold hairspray and Revlon Colorstay Ultimate liquid lipstick (#1 Nude). This was a really fun post! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  37. 1587
    Eden Johnson says:

    This was a fun post! It’s important to be thankful in the little things.
    One of my favorite things is Burt’s Bees hypoallergenic face wash and a butternut squash soup recipe I found from All recipes.com.

  38. 1588
    Stephanie Shepherd says:

    Stephanie Shepherd, Little Rock, AR – My current favorite things include: Bath and Body Works lip gloss and Neutrogena Pink Acne Scrub wash!
    What a gift and a blessing these would be, and I am most grateful for this ministry and all of the ways you pour into so many of us!

  39. 1589
    Paulette Bowman says:

    What interesting favorites! My current favorite is moroccan oil for the hair. The weather is so cold and dry here now, and the oil really helps without being ‘oily’! Can’t wait to try all of your favs!

  40. 1590
    Tricia Johnson says:

    Tricia Johnson – I started singing ‘These are a Few of My Favorite Things’ 🙂 Thanks for sharing your favorite things – maybe we should rewrite the song and do a LPM Blog version 😉

  41. 1591
    Cathy Blount says:

    These are a few of my favorite things! LOVE everything in this awesome stocking!!
    One of my favorite things is the mentoring program for at-risk kids my daughter operates, Team Up Mentoring. Every year we shop for the kids (40!) and have a wrapping party (complete with yummy goodies) and then sponsor a Christmas dinner for all the kids and their families. It is such a joy to see them receive their gifts- they are so excited!
    Merry Christmas to all of you at LPM and may you be blessed with the spirit of giving this year!
    Cathy Blount

  42. 1592
    Sandy Hartley says:

    Good morning! Sandy Hartley
    One of my favorites is homemade double divinity! Listening to “Mary did you know?” And “Breath of Heaven” always feels like Christmas! Wishing you all a wonderful, love and memory filled Christmas! ~

  43. 1593
    Susan Nolin says:

    I know this is not as much fun as your favs, but crock pot liners. They are great! Saves all the time scrubbing baked on food around the rim. S. Nolin

  44. 1594
    Rebecca Cox says:

    My favorite things: Nutella, Kuhn Rikon paring knives, a tumbler and lots of Dove dark chocolate.

  45. 1595
    Laura says:

    Such a fun post! Laura wainscott

  46. 1596
    Barbara Wilkerson says:

    Barb Wilkerson

    These are a few of my favorite things: Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray, Nivea Shimmer Lip Balm, and Bath & Body Works Honeysuckle Body lotion.

  47. 1597
    Kolleen Birkmeyer says:

    Hi Y’all!! What in heavens name are boot socks?? I live here in the north east , in buffalo, ny ,and you would think I would know…I must live a sheltered life or too much in the Word and not in the world……my favorite thing is medicated chapstick, and lotion for dry skin, cause these harsh winters do havoc on my skin….

  48. 1598
    Lisa Smith says:

    Thank you so much for your generosity in offering these goodies! And if I don’t win I have some awesome recommendations! God bless.

  49. 1599
    Karin Yard says:

    I love Nivea “A Kiss of Recovery” lip balm

  50. 1600
    Marilyn Tolbert says:

    One of my favorite Christmas poems – “A Cup of Christmas Tea”.