Friday, November 19, 2010

"I Think of a Few of My Favorite Things...

...and then I don't feel soooo tired cranky worn out bad."

I knew I'd get the words right.

I like kittens, and roses, and mittens, but I didn't want to copy Fraulein Maria. I'm glad that my friend Melissa decided to host a Favorite Things Party over at 320 Sycamore so I can share some of my own favorites without feeling like a copycat (no offense to kittens with whiskers). In no particular order...

1. My DVR

This magical silver box faithfully records the best TV so that when the day is over and all I can do is sit in a dull stupor, I can veg out with the folks at The Office.

2. Clinique Super City Oil Free Daily Face Protector, SPF 40
I have a fear of looking like my great-aunt Vera or a Shar Pie dog when I am older, so the sunscreen is a must for me. It's so lightweight I can barely feel it, and it doesn't get greasy under my foundation!

3. Peppermint Mochas
I have a little tradition of kicking off my Christmas season by ordering one of these at the start of my Black Friday extravaganza shopping day. Perfection in a cup!

4. Christmas Music/Movies
When it comes to Christmas tunes, I prefer the oldies. Hearing Bing Crosby croon "White Christmas" or listening to Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" puts a smile on my face. I look forward to our Christmas Eve viewing of Ralphie Parker's quest for a Red Rider bb gun in A Christmas Story

5. Girl Time
Whether I'm hitting the movies with my Chick Flick Club girls (we are way overdue!), or heading off for some retail therapy, it is so important to me to have a chance to talk with women who are going through the same things I am. I'm going North tomorrow for some shopping at Tyson's Corner with a girlfriend or two. Can't wait to check out the goods in Williams-Sonoma!

6. My Purple Ruffled Booties
'Nuff said...

7. Chick Lit.-

Give me some Mary Kay Andrews, Emily Giffin, or Sophie Kinsella and I am a happy girl. After chasing the kids around all day, I need some light reading to settle in with. Martha Stewart Living, anyone?

8. My Bread Maker
I love being able to mix up sandwich bread for my family! It has saved us a lot of money this year, and my sister taught me how to make "Cinnabons" with it last weekend!

9. My "Silent Wonder" collection from Blessings Unlimited

I can't. wait. to decorate with this stuff after Thanksgiving!! Not the best photo, but I am loving the blue-gray and white color combo!

10. My Super Skinny Jeans from Old Navy (see #6)

Trust me. "Amanda" and "skinny" haven't gone together in a long, long, loooong time. But those jeans paired with a long sweater or tunic are fab-u-lous! To get some tips on how to wear skinny jeans if you're not a size 2, click over here

So..."these are a few of my favorite things."

{How about you?}


Stop by and enter my RJ Charms Giveaway if you have a chance. I'm also still looking for great Thanksgiving ideas. Link up a Thanksgiving-related post to my Thanksgiving Round-Up for an extra entry in the Giveaway!

Happy weekend!

36 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovin your favorite things! The old classic Christmas music put a smile on my face too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love my dvr too! I think peppermint mochas are really the only kind of coffee drink that I like:) This was a fun post!

robyn said...

Super fun post! I like the sound of music intro with photos! I like to listen to the classics around the holidays too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Robyn @the pink peony of le jardin

Richella said...

I like your favorite things! Never tried a peppermint mocha, though--maybe I should give it a shot! (Oops; sorry for the pun. Since it's Starbucks, maybe I should make it two shots??)

Do you have any bread machine recipes you could share? And seriously, you made cinnamon rolls? Please share!!

Abby said...

Amanda -
Can I steal some of your ideas? DVR and skinny jeans... LOVE BOTH!
I hate having to delete stuff off my DVR. Glee and Sarah's House always stay!
And did you know you can get Stella & Dot pieces for free? Its really easy! I'd love to help you do that! Let me know what you think!

Nadir@StitchSense said...

LOVE your list! I'm not really a shoe gal (shocker I know, I'm more of a purse hoarder) but those ruffled booties are pretty fabulous! :-) I love you blessings unlimited set too! So pretty! I certainly do hope I have some time to do some reading this season too. :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

Holly said...

Aren't DVRs the best? When the guy came and hooked up our first one, he said "it's gonna change your life" and we scoffed. But he was so right!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Ditto on the old-school songs! Love them.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Look at that collage! bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens...love it! The dvr has become one of my favorites as well...watch shows in silence when the kids are down and fast forward through all the commercials=heaven! Thanks so much for joining us today~what would a party be without you??

Sarah said...

Lost your list! I bought a bread maker last year and use it like crazy too.

The Starr Family said...

Woot Woot on the DVR.. yeah baby I'm with you on that! We always say its the best spent money of the month!

Those purple booties are adorable, my favorite color! Where on earth did you find them, inquiring minds must know!

Kim's Treasures said...

Fun post! : )

The Homemaker said...

I watched A Christmas Story for the first time last year (yeah, I know, it seems like I lived in the dinosaur age) and I was hooked. Thanks for sharing. Oh, btw, I love your header - it made me smile :D

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I loved reading your favorite things! thanks!

Leanne said...

I'm with you on the DVR and I can't wait to get out the Christmas movies. Hubby won't let us watch until after Thanksgiving dinner, so at 6pm Thanksgiving night we'll be watching Miracle on 34th Street. Love your booties too. Great list!

Mrs. Bliss said...

I love all things Clinique, and super city block is the BEST! Wonderful blog you have, I especially love your name!

Mynders @ What Matters Most said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love my DVR too!I'll have to check out what Blessings Unlimited is. That decor is nice.

Mrs. V said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog and look forward to reading it now! I also LOVE the peppermint mocha! :)

Melissa said...

Awesome list Amanda! I almost put Pumpkin Spice Latte's on my list but all my readers know that I think they are the best thing next to sliced bread! :o)

Thanks for the visit and I hope to see you again soon!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Paula said...

I love, love, love my DVR, too. We haven't had it for long and we are keeping it.

I just got home from Old Navy. I tried on some of their skinny pants, but my legs won't go in them. I was bummed. I did manage to find a few other things.

I haven't tried a Peppermint Mocha, but it sure does sound good. Is it coffee or hot chocolate or a combination??

You have to be doing well with your Blessings Unlimited. Everything that you've shown us has been super cute.

slommler said...

One of my favorite things is your purple boots!!! Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dawn said...

Those boot shoes are super cute!!

I'm going to have to go visit that site that tells how to wear skinny jeans if you aren't a 2. I just can't imagine. I put on a pair yesterday at a story and almost peed my pants laughing at how ridiculous I looked.

I also thankful for girl time and my DVR. Ah....

Erin S. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! It made my day :). I love "A Christmas Story" ("you'll shoot your eyes out"). Thanks for all the fun suggestions of things to try!

Centsational Girl said...

Purple booties, chic lit and peppermint mochas? Girl, we are so BFFs.

xo
Kate

Stacey said...

Love the ruffle boots! I want a pair of those!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Yes... bring on the Christmas movies and music! Love! I would love to have a DVR... we need one. This is such a fun party. Great list! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

ummm.... cinnabuns? When you are filling us in on this little lovely. I 'need' to know this. =)

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Lovin' the purple ruffle booties, girl! Swanky! : ) Have a great weekend.
Love,
Laura

Erin said...

Great list Amanda!!

I prefer the Christmas oldies too! I finally got the Time Life Christmas CD's last year and they have all the oldies on it. I love it. :)

Delchick41 said...

OMGosh! Amanda, I love your fav's list! It's so great. Especially the Starbuck peppermint mocha, your Christmas plates and your beautiful shoes! Love love shoes lol. It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind words over at my blog. I sure wish my list was longer lol. Take care.

Cheryl My Own Snug Fireside

Tee said...

Cool shoes! I love peppermint mochas too.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

We always watch "A Christmas Story" at my parents house on Christmas every year! I love Starbuck's at the holidays- must fuel up!

Lani @ Diapers and Divas said...

Love the booties! And I happen to be sipping on a Peppermint Mocha right now! The white chocolate variety...oh joy!

Deni said...

I love peppermint mochas! mmm, I just had a super delicious one from Caribou Coffee.

I like your list, I am loving skinny jeans too

Traci said...

Great List! You're right about those shoes, "nuff said!"

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