A Few of My Favorite Things…

I wanted to do this post the week of my birthday, just before Christmas…but late is better than never, right?  It is that time of year…to reflect on things we want to take with us into the new year…and those we are happy to leave behind. 

For my family 2010 has been a VERY eventful year, but it just goes along with our family motto of “Never a Dull Moment”.  I am forever grateful for our good fortune this year.  It started off with my husband relocating from Arizona to South Carolina without us…we were prepared to be separated, we had done it for six months on the move out to AZ…what we weren’t prepared for was the impact on our children.  It was tough for all of us, but we made it through!  Our home in AZ, the one we brought all four of our children home from the hospital to…where they took their first steps…we sold to a couple, expecting their first child at any moment.  I told her to watch out, this house is fertile ground LOL.  I hope they are making wonderful memories there.  I wonder if our old house misses us…we miss it, sometimes.  It was definitely divine intervention that we sold our home, in one of the worst housing markets, in 7 days…for a small profit, even.  The story of my husband’s new job is even more incredible, but I will save that one for some other time.  I seem to have gone astray from my original intent…but can’t say enough how grateful I am…we are so blessed in so many ways.

So my favorite things that I am looking forward to taking along on my journey into 2011, I’m sure it will not be dull!

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day  I cannot tell you how much I love this stuff…particularly the Lemon Verbena scent…makes me (a self-proclaimed not-so-good housekeeper) want to clean!  I enjoyed the seasonal Iowa Pine scent throughout the holiday season, too!

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm  I know I’m late to the party on this one, but Mocha Rose flavor is delicious!  It isn’t sticky…I have even used it on super dry skin on my hands…it is silky goodness!

kms sea salt spray  it is truly summer in a bottle…fabulous summer hair anytime you want it!  I get mine at ULTA.  My most fabulous BFF turned me on to this stuff, I am totally addicted!

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee!!!!  My day just isn’t the same without it!  It is what I once thought to be my biggest vice, but a wonderful article in Southern Living explained that it is good for me…oh happy day!  I love it best with a bit, well alot, of Coffee Mate’s Italian Sweet Cream…but unless they start making it in sugar free, I’m gonna have to give it up :(.

The Nesting Place  this is one of my favorite blogs to read…I am really digging The Pioneer Woman, too!  I really procrastinated visiting PW’s blog, because I just knew that once I started…I would never stop.  PW’s blog is what I dream of mine being…if you’re gonna dream, dream big!

Wishes for a happy, healthy, & prosperous new year to all of you! 

Today’s secret revealed…I love, love, love that there is never a dull moment for us!  Bah-bye 2010…HELLLLO 2011!

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A Few of My Favorite Things… — 3 Comments

  1. I love you and I love your blogs! You are the definition perfect reguardless of what you or others think. I love you!

  2. I don’t know if your old house misses you, I just know that I miss you! All of you! But I am grateful I have the means to visit you often. I am looking forward to leaving this year behind and starting the New One. Happy New Year!