These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Are you singing now? Because you should be. Or at least humming…

The fabulous Sarah T. hosted a favorite things party for our friend holiday get together. She got the idea over at Nesting Place and I convinced her that we should go ahead with it.  So. Much. Fun. Not only did I get to find some awesome new products (and foods) I also got to have a girls night with some of my favorite friends and met some new friends too!

I can’t keep all this amazingness to myself now can I? There was some yummy food (everyone brought their favorite snack):

Some awesome girls (that were seriously not ok with my camera! I don’t know why though because they all are gorgeous.):

And lots of great gifts. I really wish I had taken more pictures at the party, but these girls were not feeling it. Oh well, I’ll get them next time! Here is my awesome stash:

(Almost every image is linked to a place where you can buy the item. You know you want to!)

This is what I brought along with a cute mug (wish I had pics) for each lovely lady. I can't live without my Chai!

I really wanted to bring something from the Melaleuca dry skin care line, but I didn't want them to think I was trying to sell them on it so I just stuck a lip balm in each mug as an 'extra'.

I knew Elissa is allergic to the chai, and preggo, so I brought her my favorite preggo tea.

Sarah brought this, and my whole family is already in love!

How cute is this little guy from April?! A bunny ring holder that is already sitting by my sink.

Elissa brought some silicone spatulas for everyone, but she had already given me a couple of the awesome little guys so she brought me these silicone pinch cups instead.

Nadine is a girl after my own heart. She also brought chai. Side note- my favorite place to go out for chai is 'The Steepery'. When getting my Christmas present Andrew found out they use Pacific Chai! Four scoops Pacific, two scoops creamer. You're welcome.

Katie misunderstood so she brought a different favorite thing for each lady. Who cares! I happen to love what I got.

This was also in my gift from Katie, and is great too!

Carrie's favorite thing is a bath, so she got us bath salts,

a candle,

and some lotion.

It was such a great way to get to know everyone better and find some awesome new products! The favorite things parties are going to keep coming, with new themes each time. Sweet right?!


I am thankful, really

Last week’s post on my favorite things left me with a foul taste in my mouth. It is fun to have those little things in your life that you just love, but they don’t compare to what really matters right?

I love God. He has blessed me over and over and over again. I have seen His work in my life and in the lives of countless people who I am close to. I never cease to be amazed at His goodness.

My husband. Without him who knows where I would be. Andrew has taught me so much about life and love and all the good and bad inbetween. I love you baby! He also gave me two beautiful children (with one on the way) who are my joy.

My kids. While I was pregnant with Axel we thought we were going to lose him. Countless hours of prayer and tears and here he is! Sweet and handsome. I had troubles during my pregnancy with Miracle as well and when she was born she stopped breathing. She earned her name that is for sure! It is a little humbling when you receive a bill for “newborn resuscitation.”


My family in general. I won’t start naming names but you know who you are 🙂 I have been so blessed with a gigantic family all whom are extremely loving and caring. I even married into an amazing family!

Then there are the little things that I love:

  • Tea and coffee with my hubby in the mornings
  • The view off my deck at night. (we live in Maplewood and can see all the way to Inver Grove Heights on a clear night). So very thankful for our new house!
  • My daycare babies. Yes, I love them.
  • Eating ice cream with my kids. Axel loves all the toppings and making it just how he likes it. Miracle is just addicted.
she can't even wait for a spoon

she can't even wait for a spoon

I could go on and on. I really am so blessed in so many ways! Praise the Lord.

A few of my favorite things

I’m no Oprah, but I still have some faves!



  • The Bible
  • The Power of A Positive Mom – Carroll Ladd
  • The Power of A Praying Woman – Stormie Omartian

Things In My Life:

  • Provo Craft Cricut
  • Victoria’s Secret ‘Pink’
  • My purse from Styles By Elaina
  • Mona Lisa (the Mazda 5)
  • Black and Pink Putter Andrew got me (yes, disc golf)
  • Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
  • New furniture set in our basement
  • My pink bicycle (that I can’t ride because I’m pregnant)

And we can not forget the things on my wish list. After all, it is almost my birthday!

  • I-pod Touch
  • A new bag from Elaina
  • Some new RocketDogs
  • Pots and Planters for my new deck garden
  • Wii Fit
  • Accesories for my kitchenaid
  • IPod touch (oh wait, did I say that already?)

Hopefully you can find some new faves from my last. I want to know what yours are too! Give me some new things to try. What can you not live without, and what is your frivolous love?

Disclaimer: This is my favorite THINGS post. Not people, etc. Yes, it is a very superficial blog post.