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It’s that time of year again, my friends. Time for my annual Favorite Things Post! Hooray! I love putting these posts together and am excited about the items I have to share with you today. I’ve also listed a couple of my favorite podcasts and my latest favorite music group.


I’m also happy to be participating this year in a Favorite Things Blog Hop Hosted by 320 Sycamore. Be sure to click over to 320 Sycamore for a list of all the fabulous blogs participating this year. Welcome to you if you are here for the first time!  The next blog in the hop is NoBiggie. She’s got a lot of great looking food over there, as well of a list of her Favorite Things. It’s always so fun to hop around and get ideas for Christmas gifts.

Now, on to this years list of Favorites!



Tramontina 14-Piece Covered Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
My sister in law gave me a set of these mixing bowls for Christmas last year and they are fabulous. I love the rubber traction on the bottom and the tight lid. They fit together nicely which makes for easy storage as well. They are available at Amazon and Sams’ Club.


Pickleball Paddles and Balls
Our extended family has been teaching us how to play Pickleball year and it’s been so much fun! My daughter Anna bought this set of rackets and highly recommends them.


Cordless Variable Speed Leaf Blower
Ok, I know you might be wondering why I’ve got a leaf blower on my list this year…but, man do I love this tool. We have a lot of trees and this thing has been a life saver when it comes to cleaning up leaves in the fall. We use it a lot throughout the summer to tidy up our driveway and sidewalks after the lawn gets mowed. It’s super handy.

Smart Light Switch that works with Alexa and Google Home
These smart light switches are amazing. My husband installed them in our bathroom and in our entry way. You can literally say “Alexa, turn the bathroom light on.” or “Alexa, turn the porch light on.”

Smart Light Bulbs
The smart light bulbs he installed in our bedroom lamps which has been super handy as well. Technology…she’s a pretty amazing thing, am I right?


My hairdresser introduced me to this fabulous leave in conditioner. It’s really made a difference in my hair this year. It’s helped it be much smoother and less dry.

20 Piece Velvet Scrunchies
Love these fun scrunchies. The elastic in them is nice and tight and this particular package comes with lots of great colors. They are also super affordable (7.99 on Amazon).

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Wash
Oh, man…if I could pass this body wash through the computer screen and let you smell it, you would be in heaven. It smells so fabulous. A friend gave some to me for my birthday and I am hooked.


True Blueberry Herbal Tea
I’ve become an Herbal Tea fan over the past year or so and this True Blueberry is my favorite. I love it with a little splash of the White Chocolate Skinny Syrup below. Zero guilt 😉

Skinny Girl White Chocolate Syrup
This white chocolate syrup is yummy in tea or in my morning oatmeal. Yum!

Kinders seasonings have become a staple around here. This Buttery Steakhouse is especially great on potatoes and cooked veggies (broccoli and cauliflower especially).

























We’ve fallen in love with these fun gourds and pumpkins this year. See the cool turban pumpkin in the top right hand corner? Amazing, right? We planted all of these in our backyard rock wall (mostly to keep the weeds down) this past year and were pleasantly surprised with how fun they were to watch grow. The different’ shapes and sizes are so amazing to me. MyHandsomeHusband picked the seeds up at Lowes, I found the above links at amazon.


Better Than Happy | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

Jody Moore, Better than Happy Podcast
I love this podcast. Jody is a master life coach giving great advice on learning to manage our brains and emotions. It’s been super insightful to me. Not ashamed to admit, I need help in this area. 😉 Lots of anxiety rolling around in this brain of mine.


Talking Scripture | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
Talking Scripture Podcast
This is a great podcast that focuses on the study of the Come Follow Me curriculum for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love it! It’s been super helpful to me as we have studied the Book of Mormon this year.

Gentri - Gentri - Music
Gentri as an amazing trio of super talented singers. They have some fabulous arrangements of a wide variety of genres (pop, musical theater, religious) and also generate some beautiful original work, complete with stunning story style music videos. Don’t Let Go is a favorite. The music video is really something to see. Check them out! They are worth a watch and listen. 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping by today, all. Hope you found a few things worth trying out!

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  1. We LOVE that Revlon hair stuff. Try the coconut version! Super light scent. Also, a favorite thing of mine is the Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream. Try it! Lovely lemon scent. I use it in bed before I go to sleep.

  2. I have a small bakery out of my home so those bowls would be awesome! Love that they stack together, have lids, and can easily be hidden away. I’d love just about everything on your list. Thanks!