Sunday, December 19, 2010

Favorite Things

In November my friend Ann threw a "Favorite Things" party. It was so much fun! Each guest was supposed to bring three of the same favorite thing - something we can't live without - for 10 dollars or less. I chose my Conair 10 dollar curling iron from Target. Definitely something I can't live without. Love that thing! Anyway, we all shared our favorite thing with the group and why we love it so much and then the shopping began and things got really fun! We went around the room and each chose one favorite we wanted for ourselves - then back around the room again and again until we each had three new favorite things to take home. We also took notes and came home with tons of great gift ideas for Christmas. (Oprah's got nothing on us!)

And we also ate lots of yummy food....

and we also gabbed the night away. So fun. A new tradition for sure.

A few more of my favorite things these days...

Several favorite things about this picture. First, my girls are quietly playing together - helping each other - not fighting. Love that. They are in p.j's and have messy morning hair. That's a favorite thing because it represents a morning (probably a low key Saturday) where we don't have to rush to be anywhere.

Ahhh...my Lean Cuisine pizzas. My friends who know me well know just how much I love my lean cuisine dinners. I would be perfectly content to eat one of these babies every single night.
But alas, I have to think of the rest of my crew who don't seem to care for them as much as I do. *sigh*

My new Plumberry lipstick and glitter gloss by Bobbi Brown. In fact all things Bobbi Brown would be at the top of my favorites list. Best make-up ever. EVER!

Fixing snacks for my girls on Christmas plates. Really all things Christmassy are at the top of my favorites list. Can you believe this weekend is Christmas!!?? I'm so excited! And stressed. I still have so much to do. I'll think about that tomorrow. :) Marshmellows are a favorite of Addison's.

Wearing my various boots is always a favorite thing this time of year, but this season I've also enjoyed seeing mini boots on my mini man. Even though he won't hold still long enough to show off his latest fashion.

And another favorite - Miss Addison in her mommy's boots. I see this pose on my little fashionista multiple times every day. As she parades around in multiple outfits. Every day. Aside from the drama and laundry that always accompanies this pose - a favorite for sure.

21 comments:

Mairs812 said...

I LOVE the new tradition of a favorite things party! Very cute and so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Some girlfriends and I did a similar "blog" party showing off some favorite things...

Heather L. said...

I LOVE the favorite things party idea! Sounds like so much fun!

So now I have to know - what kind of curling iron is it that you love? I have one that is very thin, but need a thicker one for looser curls. I know yours is Conair, but is it some particular model? Thanks!!!

Becky said...

I love, love that idea for a party. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing. Your kids are so sweet. I remember the days of mine playing together and just loving 'the moment.' Enjoy and hope you a very Merry Christmas.

Devon said...

oh my, that party sounds like SO much fun!

Kim said...

Love the lipstick color. And I am so with you on the Lean Cuisine pizzas...have you ever had the roasted garlic one? Delicious!

Tara said...

Please give us a list of everyne's favorite things!!!!
:)

Shari said...

That parts was so fun!! And of course I have thought of about 10 other things I could have brought. :)

Missed you on Sunday. Not liking that I never see you lately. :(

Sara Ancich said...

I'm stealing the Favorite Things party idea!! That is the BEST!

Josie said...

What a fun party idea! Love that you took your curling iron.

And love all the pics of your favorites. Love that Addie sporting your boots, too cute!

Courtney said...

I love that idea!! I just did a fav things post on my blog, but a party?? LOVE THAT.

Love your blog - beautiful family. And I love your organizational skills!!b

Traci said...

What a great idea to have a favorite things party! I bet it was so much fun. I'll have to try those pizzas.

Anita said...

Please share a list of all the favorite things. I think that was an awesome idea for a party.

Anita
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Hopie said...

You should be a lip model... is there such a thing? They are perfect!!!! Out of this whole blog, I got out of it, "Erin had perfect lips"!!!! AWESOME!!!!

Genn said...

Cute post. Fun party. I was thinking what would I bring? I think it would be the delicous and pretty lip glosses from Bath & Body Works. Have you tried those? Oh my I love them.

Cute brown boots. :)

Oh yes one more thing...
You MUST get yourself some Hunters.
I have just been giddy wearing them this week. They are worth it. Tell your husband I said you just NEED them and that is that. ;)

Katrina @ mommyninetimes.blogspot.com said...

I love that party idea! I might have to share that with a few friends of mine...we always need new ideas on what to do for get-togethers.

Amber@Timeless Treasures said...

A favorite things party- brilliant! I think I love that a lot more than a white elephant (although those are great for a good laugh). Your sweet miss thang is going to be a fashion model someday... I just feel it. :o) Thanks for sharing!!

Darci said...

Hi Erin! Love hearing about all your fav's!! Love the lips!! Miss you! Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

HI,
My name is Nicole. I found your blog from Genn Hass. I love all your organizing tips. I am a very organized person. Maybe a little ocd! But oh well. Anyways. Your favorite party idea is great. How fun.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea for a Favorite Things Party! Such a fun idea! I totally want to do that with friends next year!

Kelli said...

A favorite things party sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing some of yours...I love those plates (and the boots!). Have a wonderful Christmas.

The Harrises said...

So, had Addie received boots of her own? I'm just wondering if she would even wear them. Thanks for keeping the Christmas thing real. I enjoy your down to earthiness.