These are a few of my favorite things…

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Last year I saw this fun idea on Nester’s blog…and while I never had a “favorite things” party in my home, I did share my favorite things here on the blog and lots of others did on their blogs too! So, we just had cyber space favorite things parties. :)

I thought I would share my favorites again this year….it’s fun to find new favorites!

Here’s Nester’s link for the Favorite Things Party 2012!! {Is it ok that I stole your graphic, Nester, since I’m linking up? I hope so!} :)

My favorite new socks. I love socks. I love cute socks. I know, I’m weird. On my birthday I got to go to a huge super target that’s over an hour away…and they had CUTE SOCKS  on sale big time!! I was super excited. :)

Found the links at Target!  I got these and these and these. The sale at this Target was 5 pairs for $10! can’t beat that for cute socks! ha!

Another new-ish favorite to me is Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, dish soap and all purpose spray. This stuff smells soooooo good! Guess what? They don’t have it at our small town redneck walmart…but I found it at the huge super target on my birthday!! :) This hand soap in HONEYSUCKLE is amazing.

I am not trying to toot my own horn or anything (I didn’t come up with the recipe actually!!) But this new lotion I’ve been making is FABULOUS!! I have been using it consistently for weeks now, have made several batches and still love it so much!! I especially love that each jar is less than $1 when you divide up the costs!! :) And ya’ll, it literally takes MOMENTS to make this. I’m not lying. :) I’ve given quite a few as gifts now…I love giving homemade gifts!! This lotion really is one of my new favorites.

For our anniversary in September, we got a Keurig ! oh my, I never thought I would say I love a coffee pot. But, I do. :)

Along with our Keurig, I love the fact that we got the Ekobrew Cup, Refillable Cup. We do use the k-cups and have them on hand for company as well, but I try to use this refillable cup for my daily coffee. :) Less $$ this way!

What about favorite devotionals…well, Jesus Calling is still one of my all time favorite books ever. God continues to speak to me through this book in amazing ways and I’ve been using it for over a year. But, this year, I have a new devotional that I have also been reading that is FABULOUS…a new favorite! If you loved the book,One Thousand Gifts, you will love this also. And these are new devotionals – same theme on gratitude, but it isn’t just excerpts from her book, if that makes sense! And in the back of the book there are journaling pages for counting to 1000 gifts!! As you know, I’ve been counting my gifts here on my blog each Monday and am at more than 3,400!! Wowzers!! But I started in this journal also… each morning I take time to be thankful. :)

Honestly, counting these blessings…naming the gifts…has increased my faith and trust in God. To see in a tangible way the THOUSANDS of little gifts He has given me — oh, HOW HE LOVES US, friends!!

One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces (One Thousand Gifts Journal)

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  • Candace Crabtree

    Oh, I love our Keurig, too. I use it to make a cup of hot tea a bunch – I just stick my tea bag in the hole where the k-cup goes. (I don’t even put it in anything.) Do you have a favorite flavor yet? Mine is probably folger’s caramel drizzle coffee. So good, especially with a little bit of vanilla creamer. : )

  • Candace Crabtree

    i love the fuzzy socks … and Jesus Calling has been a huge blessing to me (and my clients) this year!

  • Candace Crabtree

    Hi Candace, I found your blog through your link to the Nester’s favorite things party. I’m your newest follower. Your blog looks great!