Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Favorite Things...

Here's a list of my favorite things. I hope you find something here that will help with your holiday shopping, or perhaps something to add to your wish list! I love supporting independent businesses and I've featured quite a few on this list. While they are in no particular order, I hope you enjoy my selections....

1. Get to Work Planner

(photo borrowed from Elise)

This is the book that keeps me organized. In spite of the fact that Boomer ate two weeks of September, it really is durable and well laid out. Elise has a wonderful little video that details all the features and how it works.

2. Patchwork Threads shirts

Not only are their shirts is the customer service! The quality of the cotton and the colors are really nice. This is the second shirt I've ordered and it won't be the last. I purchased my "I quilt so I don't kill people" shirt here. It has to be one of my all time favorites. Go ahead and order one, you deserve it!

3. Tazo Tea

I've never tasted a flavor of Tazo tea that I didn't like, but Wild Sweet Orange is my favorite. I also want to try Organic Baked Cinnamon Apple. I'm a coffee drinker in the morning for sure, but I love a good steaming cup of tea in the afternoon or evening when it's cold. I will do anything to warm up and this tea does the trick every time!

4. Me and My Stitches Jewelry
Photo borrowed from Julie

Everything Julie makes is amazing and I get compliments every single time I wear a piece of her jewelry. She does custom orders too! I ordered charms for each of my bee group members this year and she customized them with colors and designs that were perfect! I gave them as birthday gifts throughout the year, but they would make awesome holiday gifts too. 

5. Comfy Shoes

I have these shoes in red and they are my favorites! They come in other cute colors too. Comfy and cute: the only combination for footwear in my opinion.

6. Bobbin boxes from Temecula Quilt Co.

I don't actually have one of these YET. But my friend does and the moment I saw it I NEEDED it! It is so cute and will be perfect in my stocking! They are available with or without the bobbins. There are advantages to being Santa's helper. LOL

7. Paper Jewelry

This cool jewelry is made from paper! It is cut into super thin strips and then rolled and coated into a shiny finish. I've ordered a couple pairs of earrings from them and their service is superb and the quality is amazing. I really like that these are so pretty and lightweight! I plan to order more.

8. Aurifil Thread

I have both this set and this set and I love using them every day! The neutrals are perfect for piecing and the colors are perfect for quilting. This is the best thread ever and my machine is such a snob it won't let me use anything else. I think my machine has very good taste!

9. Burt's Bees Face Wash

I've got sensitive skin, and super dry skin. I keep this in my shower and use it on my face every time I wash. It feels so good and works well. If you don't need super moisture like I do, they have options for other skin types as well.

10. Scrap Quilt Secrets

This should probably be number one, but I am trying show a little restraint here. LOL I would love for you to pre-order my book now or wait until it comes out in March and order it from my website if you want a signed copy. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this book. You may have noticed that already though.

So those are my favorite things at the moment. I'm no Oprah, but I do love a good recommendation when I get one. Please share your favorite thing(s) in the comments, so we can try them out too!


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  1. Who doesn't love a list of favorites? Great ideas!!!

    1. Thanks Kelly. It was fun to put together. I haven't started my holiday shopping yet but I have started thinking about it. 😊

  2. what a great list of favorites - I have very similar ones - where's the wine and chocolate???

  3. just ordered those same shoes - love the look. Mary Janes and clogs are my favorites too!!

    1. Oh I hope you will love them as much as I do!!!

  4. Thanks for including me on your favorite things list! I see that we share a lot of favorite things, and you listed a few that I'm going to go check out now.

  5. I love the Passion Fruit Tazo tea, but iced please!:) It's a good list. Hope your family is checking this one out!

  6. It was fun to read your list of favorites. Super cute shoes. Who made them? But I agree with Barb where's the chocolate! :0)


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