Tuesday, June 28, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

...when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad. ~ Julie Andrews

I absolutely love the Sound of Music.  It is one of the few movies that I could watch over and over again and one of the reasons is for this song.  Although, I am not feeling sad, I thought I would capture a few of my favorite things as of late.

Favorite Blog: The Lettered Cottage I love following Layla and Kev along on their remodeling journeys and I love their clean, crisp, cottage style.  Added bonus: they are adopting a child from Ethiopia, what more is there to say?

Favorite Keurig Cup: Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend. It's bold, it's nutty, and it comes in a close second to Joe.

Favorite Wine {s}: Yes, I have two.  One is soft and sweet for summer, and one is rich and bitter to suit my usual taste in wine.  The first is Mascato by Barefoot.  At 6 dollars a bottle you can't go wrong.  The second is Pinotage by Hudsonville Winery, and although it is a bit more expensive, it is worth the upgrade.

Favorite Word: Maddening. mad.den.ing. an adjective. definition: driving to madness or frenzy.  I don't use it often, but if I were to use the word I would hypothetically use it in a sentence like: Boys, it is maddening when you don't listen the first time.

Favorite Workout:  My friends and I have been working out for six months now, and we have done many different workouts that I have loved, but my new favorite workout is water aerobicsKT found this workout and as we found out last week, it's not just for those with silver hair.  We were huffing and puffing and found ourselves sore the next day, all of which are components to a great workout.

Favorite Show on T.V.: The Bachelorette...what can I say, I am a romantic at heart and always root for the underdog.   

Favorite Children's Book: The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand their PersonalityKatie introduced me to this book, and I wish I could have read it 20 years ago.  As Steve and I read it to the boys, we were laughing out loud at the way this book so perfectly portrays the strengths and weaknesses of our own personalities.  It is a perfect book for any age and has opened my eyes to the many facets of who I am.

Favorite Pastime: Spending time in Community.  We are so blessed and the boys are at the age in which they crave to be social. Whether it is time at the cottage, talking after church or at a play date, we are thankful for our Home Team and love spending time with them.

What are some of your current favorite things?


  1. Lying in bed and listening to the gentle rain on the roof.

    Hugs...from anyone...but the ones from my grandsons are especially nice!

    Tim Horton Coffee.

    Oliver Winery Soft Red Wine.


    Starbucks Green Tea Frappacino.


    Movies about real life events.

    Fridays off.

    Fixing things.

  2. Method all-purpose cleaner (cucumber), drinking Coke out of a glass bottle, inflatable kiddie pools, fluffy summer fiction, Keurig Earl Grey Tea out of my Tervis Tumbler Travel Mug, and I second the H2O aerobics!

  3. The Treasure Tree looks really good! Thanks for the inspiration. :)


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