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Favorite Things 2013!

Favorite Things 2013 baby!  This year Melissa at 320 Sycamore (love her and her blog) invited me to join her annual Favorite Things blog hop.  SO FUN!  So after you read all about my favorite things this year make sure to check out the next fun blog on the list!  All sorts of great gift ideas for those of you still doing some Holiday shopping!
Two of our all time favorite things at my house – books and pajamas.  :)  My mom bought Kole these fun pajamas that match one of his favorite books.

He loves them both so much!  He has been wearing the pj’s and wanting the dinosaur story every night since.  So I checked Amazon for more books and matching pajamas and found so many darling options!  My kids will definitely be seeing more matching books and pjs in their future.  :)

My two favorite cleaning supplies right now:  Bona for my wood floors and Meyer’s Lavendar spray for my countertops.  Love them both.  (Meyer’s has so many good scents – I’m just really enjoying Lavendar at the moment!)  A cute basket full of good cleaning supplies would make a great gift.  Especially for someone who doesn’t mind cleaning.  We do exist.  :)

 This stylish trellis pattern dish dryer mat makes me smile every time I use it!
Plus it folds up so nice when I’m not using it.  I couldn’t find the link for it, but you can find it at Bed Bath and Beyond.

I got the Epson LabelWorks Label Maker last Spring for my birthday.  My husband knows me well.  :)  I’ve only used it a few times to practice labeling, but come January I know the two of us will be inseparable.  I’m in love.  This is a fabulous gift for the organizer in your life!

I’ve shared this candle as a favorite before, but feel the need to mention it again because I just can’t imagine a better scent for this time of year.  It will fill your house with the smell of fresh pine and I have one burning round the clock come December!  In fact as you can see from this picture, I recently stocked up when they went on sale.  :)  The color and label on the candle change each year but the heavenly scent is always the same.  Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam candle.  A long time favorite and one of my favorite gifts to give this time of year.

HGTV magazine has become one of my all-time favorite reads.  So many fun decorating ideas.  I find that by the time I’m done reading through an issue I’ve torn out half of the magazine!  A subscription to this fun read is on my Christmas list this year.  :)

While I haven’t been able to spend as much time scrapbooking as I would like to, Project Life albums and accessories still make my favorites list.  Now that our new house is finished I’m anxious to start catching up the kids’ albums.  Or at least attempt to anyway.  :)

 I’d be lost without my camera and my all time favorite lens is my 28 mm wide angel fixed lens.  It is my go-to lens 90% of the time.
My Nikes from Nordstroms are a favorite for sure.  These shoes come in so many fun colors and are a great reasonably priced running shoe.  Along with my label maker, I’ll also be seeing a lot of these shoes come January.  :)  While I attempt to work off the damage from our latest Christmas tradition – our hot chocolate station.  (Totally worth it though!!)

You all know I love nothing more than for things to be organized so organizers that help me make that possible are always a favorite of mine.  A lot of people want to organize their homes in January which is why I think organizers make great Christmas gifts!  {My desk calendar from Target and files and bins are some of my favorites!  You can see more in my “back to school organization” post and in my “oh the organizers” post.}
These fun “dream drawer” dividers are also favorites of mine.  I use them in SO many places to divide drawers and create more space.
 Enjoy hair straightener and Moroccan Oil are still my all time favorite hair products.  Perfect for getting your hair silky smooth!  You can see all of my favorite make-up here.
 And I can’t pass up a favorites post without including my all time favorite OXO clear containers.

I use mine in my pantry (just setting them up in the new pantry now!) but you can use them for so many different things.  Really fun gift idea.

One last current favorite of mine.  My girls have been busy making cards for EVERYONE we know.  Makes me smile seeing them around the tree.  And filling up every other nook and cranny throughout our house.  :)  Santa will need to bring some new paper and markers to replenish our stock!

You can check out more fun gift ideas in my Favorite Things Gift Ideas Round-up post.
You can also see past toy ideas here.
Soon I will be sharing more recent toy ideas for those of you who (like me) still have lots of shopping to do!
I love you Amazon Prime.
Happy Holiday Shopping everyone!
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xoxo, Erin
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19 thoughts on “Favorite Things 2013!

  1. Yay! I always love your ”Favorite Things’ posts…they are my favorite ;) I am definitely getting some of the book& Jammie sets. They are adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family Erin, I hope it is a great first Christmas in your new home!!

  2. Yay! Your “favorite things” posts never disappoint! My colleagues and I are doing a “favorite things” office gift exchange for the second year in a row… Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. So funny! Bobbing my head up and down to so much on this post! In September we had a girls weekend in park city (lots of gals you would know… (Seventeen Pine View gals!) and we played the favorite things game. My basket included some Mrs Meyers lavender cleaning products and HGTV magazine (amongst other items)! I also sing Project Life praises and would die without Amazon Prime! Love this favorites post and have wanted the label maker forever. I keep borrowing the one from my husband’s work, but really I should put one under the tree for me! Our house doesn’t function without labels! Love this post!

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