Favorite Things

A changing list of books, people, products and beautiful things that bring me joy.

Here are few things that are keeping me coming back.

Put that down! October is over. You can’t eat candy corn anymore. The window has passed. Ok, ok, you can finish the bag you have in your cupboard, but no more candy corn purchases. I’ve got a hard rule.

Unless its a candy corn dog toy. Like this one which I just bought for my dog. I mean come on. I’m a sucker, but it’s cute. So that’s my first Favorite Thing for November. Technically, still a purchase in October, but hey, maybe they are on sale now since Halloween has passed.

Here’s the rest of my list for the month. Enjoy!

2. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

I can’t stop thinking about this book. It’s brilliant. I wrote about my initial thoughts here and the book has inspired me. What moments am I working to create?

So worth a read.

3. Isle of Skye Board Game

We have a lot of complicated, interesting, and creative board games at our house. This is my husband’s latest purchase. If you like learning new games, thinking outside of the box, and the idea of taking over as a Scottish man, check it out.

4. Lollia In Love Shea Butter Handcreme

I’ve had this handcreme awhile, but I’m starting to realize not many other brands compare. Delightful scents that replace my need for perfume and soft hands. For a low maintenance beauty girl like me, this stuff is a win-win.

5. Gratitude

It’s that time of year. Growing up at Thanksgiving we always went around the table and had to share what we were thankful for that year. I still make my family do this and I’m starting to realize how rare it is to stop and say thanks. I’m encouraging you to make a list, write your thoughts in a journal, share what you are thankful for here.  In fact – if you send me a list of your top 5 things you are thankful for this year – I’ll post it on Thanksgiving!

Need more fun ideas to share your gratitude with loved ones around the Thanksgiving table? Pinterest has tons, but I liked this idea below.

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Hey friends – yeah those coming over for Friendsgiving – I’m going to make you do this at my house. Use that Sharpie Permanent Marker on a white pumpkin.

Everyone, yes everyone, has something to be thankful for.

May this month be full of gratitude, good reads, good eats, and love. 

I’ll share my list of my 2017 52 Thankfuls on Thanksgiving Day as well.

Past year’s lists are here:      2016            2015 


October 2017

Candy Corn

 

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

Pumpkin bread – Recipes from Minnesota With Love

Short Boots

 

Football is back – Blue Moon

 


September 2017

CU Gear – May I suggest these fine options?

University of Colorado CU Buffaloes Alumni Nation Stripes Flag

NCAA University of Colorado Buffaloes Custom Athletic Crew Socks

Stumptown Coffee

This Osprey Daypack

Lauren Graham’s Book

This video.


August 2017

The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss by Sandra Marinella

Essie nail polish 

Ansel Adams Artwork

Be Brave T Shirt 

Sprinkles


July 2017

Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home

Popsicle Molds Set – 6 Ice Pop Makers + Ice Cream Recipes E-book

Citronella Tub Candles

Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence


June 2017

Gold and Navy Blue Paper Drinking Straws

Fun Express 12 Mini Pirate Rubber Ducks Duckie Ducky Party Favors Novelty (1 Dozen)

Asti Cinzano 750 ml

Jobe’s Tomato Fertilizer Spikes,

Mattel Blokus Game


May 2017

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Alba BotanicaTM Even Advanced Natural Moisturizer Sea Moss SPF 15 — 2 fl oz

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner, 16 oz.

Starbucks Vanilla Syrup (1-L.)

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

If you are interested in having your product featured here, email me at 52beautifulthings at gmail dot com.

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