I have had a frame hanging above my piano for a year. This weekend it was finally finished. It says on it "These are a few of my favorite things" referring of course, to my children. However, lack of inspiration today leads me to take a page from O's book. Today I wandered around my house taking pictures of a few of my favorite things. Here you go.
There is a sloshing noise in the background of my house. I am eagerly waiting for it to stop. When it does stop, I will have liquid manna on my lips. I am not paid to advertise this, but I wish I were. I have recommended this and bought it for many people. I love my Cocomotion! I love that I can go and pick my daughter up from school and when she arrives home, she can have warm, fresh hot cocoa. I love that when we go outside to play in the snow, I can start it before we go out and when we come back in, it is the perfect temperature. This is my Mormon version of Coffee.
Speaking of being cold and my grandmother. My grandma made my husband and I this afghan when we were married. It is so soft and I love snuggling up in it on cold evenings. It currently has a place at the end of our bed. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of how much time and love were put into making it for us.
While grocery shopping about a week ago, I remembered that I was out of mascara. So I went to the makeup isle of the store. I looked for my usual standby that I haven't been too pleased with as of late. I spied this little gem out of the corner of my eye. I thought it couldn't be any worse than my old gunk. I LOVE THIS MASCARA! My lashes are long and so pretty when I wear this. It puts just enough on that I look like I have thick Hollywood lashes, but not the fake, clumpy kind. Run, don't walk to get this!
Winter is getting long. VERY LONG! I love flowers. Absolutely LOVE them! On our piano is a sweet little ceramic vase with dried flowers in them. YELLOW dried flowers! It makes me smile when I walk past them.
Last, my favorite stool. My dad made this for a vanity when I was a little girl. It used to be padded and covered. When I was a teenager, I took it apart and painted it peach. Then when I was a little older, I painted it blue. It has been used as a stool for when I paint rooms, it is used when I need a place to set a project that is still wet from painting. My kids use it to help me bake cookies or make dinner. It has been the support system for many, many forts made out of blankets and pillows.
So I am curious. What are your favorite things? What is it that makes you smile? What brings back warm memories of your family or childhood? What are those things you just can't live without? Post on your blog and leave me a comment. I am working on getting Mr. Linky going and then I can move your links to that.