"" Dream To Life: My Favorite Things Link Party!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Favorite Things Link Party!

Melissa at 320 Sycamore is having a "Favorite Things" link party!

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Link party

Here are a few of my favorite things today!

1. Vino!  Red, white, sparkling - I don't discriminate ;>)  I love it all!  A glass in the evening after a long rehearsal.  Tasting all my dad's new favorites at Thanksgiving with my sisters and mom.  A quick drink with girlfriends.  A long, lazy dinner with Billy.  Wine makes my world go round :>)

2. Tights and dresses, leggings and sweaters, boots.  That is my uniform when the weather gets chilly!  Bring on the leggings!!!

3.  My Mom's super easy "Smelly Stuff".  At least, that's what my sisters and I always called it when we were younger!  In reality, it's a pot of orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves that you boil in water.  It produces the most amazing Christmas-y smell!  Yummm!  She starts boiling around Thanksgiving and keeps it up through New Years.  I pulled my pot out yesterday while I was making pumpkin pies! It puts me right in the holiday spirit!

4. MercyMe: The Christmas Sessions.  It's hard to pick a "Favorite" Christmas album. I love them all! (Babs, Celine, Frank, Dean, Bing) But I do love MercyMe's album.  Every song is incredibly powerful, especially the last song on the record, Joseph's Lullaby.  I tear up every time:

Go to sleep my Son
This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head

Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price?
Or does the Father guard Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?

Go to sleep my Son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace

I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
Lord, I ask that He for just this moment
Simply be my child

Go to sleep my Son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You'll save the day
But for now, dear Child of mine
Oh my Jesus, Sleep tight

5. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub.  Yes, the title is a little scary :>)  When this face wash was recommended to me, I thought it would be much too strong.  WRONG! This face wash is THE ONLY thing that keeps my skin clear and happy!  Even when Kacey and I were on tour and I had to put a pound of make up on every night, I used this stuff before bed and my skin never broke out.  I mean NEVER.  It's magic in a tube!  You can also leave it on for 10 minutes or so as a mask.  It is absolutely fantastic!

6. My Family :>)  I know this post is supposed to be about "things", but I can't leave them out.  My family is the most important thing in my life, and my FAVORITE thing in my life.  

Link up to the party! It's nice to think of some of your favorite things as the season of giving begins!



  1. Ohh..I'm going to pick up the ingredients to make your mom's "smelly stuff". Sounds like the perfect Christmas smell!

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  2. Oh my gosh, how could I have left wine off of my own list!?
    Love your favourites. The "smelly stuff" is something I'd like to try...

  3. That's pretty much my uniform too when I leave my house. At home-sweats and a long sweater. Great List!

  4. wow! love your mom's smelly stuff recipe! i will definitely have to give this a try!

  5. I love that song! It may come in a close second to Kenny and Dolly! :) I have all the ingredients to make your smelly stuff so I will be making that this afternoon! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Howdy! I'm Cheryl. I like your favorite things list. Isn't Mercy Me's album beautiful? Love it. And Neutragena's Stress Control is a must around my house. Thank you for your comments. :)

    Cheryl My Own Snug Fireside

  7. Going to try that "smelly stuff" recipe.

    Coming to you from 320...

  8. What a beautiful family. My mom did the same smelly stuff...love it! I have never heard of mercyme, I'll have to check them out! Thanks for joining us~

  9. I love Mercyme and I love meaningful Christmas songs. I'll have to pick it up. Thanks.

  10. Your mom's "smelly stuff" sounds like a wonderful thing to put on the stove! Great idea. I was just listening to that MercyMe cd... that is a heartwarming song! What a beautiful family you have. Gorgeous photo! :)

  11. I LOVE Mercy Me's Christmas album and Joseph's Lullaby! We play that cd more than any other Christmas album. Love it!

  12. Great list! I love boots, leggings, and sweaters too :)

  13. You have a beautiful family. I am so with you on the tights, dresses, leggings sweaters one - love them, wear them all the time!