My Favorite Things!

Oh!  You want to know some of my favorite things, that you can BUY
this holiday season???LOL.

okay, okay...

You got it!

Alright... here we go:

My Favorite Movies of ALL TIME!
Nacho Libre and The Holiday

If you've seen either of these, then you don't even need to ask why.

I've got it all covered between these two movies.
Laughing, Crying, and everything in between.
And yes.  Sadly I can pretty much act out all parts from the movie on the left.
I just don't know what it is about "The Nacho"... he hits my funny bone.

Step Up 3D Soundtrack
I've recently downloaded this soundtrack and have been bustin' a move
while I work, clean, fold laundry... you name!
These songs just make me feel like I'm 20 years old, in a night club, and 
"oh-so-cool" again.
What can I say?  I LOVE to dance, even if I'm not ANY good at it :)
It just makes me happy!

K... now that we've danced ourselves crazy... let's get cleaned up.

 "SOAP CRACK"... that's what my hubby says it is.
Once you wash your hands with it... you can't stop smelling them... even hours later.
Besides how soft it leaves our hands, and how great this soap is for kids, because it's anti-bacterial...
The smells are AMAZING!
Coconut Verbena has got to be my MOST favorite sent :) 


I just found this combo about a year ago.
Makes the BEST mixture for the ideal foundation!
About a pea size dot of the strobe cream, and a little more of the foundation... and wa-la!
Bright, fresh, perfect coverage every time!


Particularly - Root Pump Plus
Don't know what I would do without it.
When I get out of the shower in the morning, I look like a drowned rat.
Thin, droopy hair, just hanging lifelessly.
Till I get the R.P.P (root pump plus) on board.
Then a miracle occurs!
Full, long-lasting volume, pretty much, all day!

Whew... after all that "gettin' pretty" SOMEBODY better be takin' me out!

The Cheesecake Factory...I think, yes.
By FAR my most favorite place to eat.

Cashew Chicken and Tuxedo cheesecake... please! :)

And just in case you need any MORE dessert after that... I've got you covered.

Red Velvet bite size Bundtinis from

I honestly have no way to describe these little morsels of perfection, other than...


Everything but the... ice cream

Literally... EVERYTHING.
A Collision of Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Creams with HEATH® Bar Chunks, White Chocolatey Chunks, Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolatey-Covered Almonds
'Nuff said
When it comes to MY ice cream...
Light on the ice cream ... bring on the toppings!

Who says you can't have NOTHING and EVERYTHING
all at once???

Okay... now that we're kickin' back with our favorite ice cream at home,
let's talk about just that...
Some of my favorite things that make my house "pur'dy"

Crafting Storage from Making Memories
I got this whole set for Christmas one year from my Mother in law.
And have loved EVERY PIECE!
It keeps me and all my crafting goodies... SO organized, and acts as room decor,
all at the same time!

Distress Ink
A girls best friend.

I've used this amazing product on LOTS of projects... big and small.
Forget the mess of glazing, if just wanting to add a BIT of distressing.
Distress Ink in "Vintage Photo" is definitely the way to go!

And finally...the pièce de résistance...

The Digital Cannon Rebel XTi
 My blog would be non-existent without it.

The photos and memories that I have been able to capture on this bad boy, are worth EVERY PENNY.

To me... there isn't anything more valuable then the moments that we remember though a great photo.
If you are debating on whether or not to dish out the bucks for a camera like this.
Stop thinking about it... and do it.
You'll be glad you did.
I promise.

So, these are a few of a my favorite things!
And I'm pretty sure that if you give them a try, they will become YOURS as well


  1. I love the Red Velvet Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, I love MK Full coverage foundation, & my Nikon D40:) All those make me happy too.

  2. Love this post! Funny enough my net post is my fav makeup picks! I don't have strobe cream need to try! And we need to go to cheese cake together. . . .if avocado rolls isn't on there we have a problem. Wait, lets really go- with all the gals. ok fun :)

  3. Love me some Big Sexy Hair and Cheesecake Factory!! :) You really do have a wonderful list! Will have to try some of them!

  4. Loving this post. Almost felt like I was on an episode with Oprah and her favorite things. :) What a great fun list to read about.

    :) Teri

  5. Naaaaaaaachoooooooooooooooooooooo! Me and my husband LOVE Jack Black and Nacho Libre is an all time favorite, "Did you not tell him those were de Lord's cheeps?" Favorite line, and used often. :) PS. I do have a craft blog but my full-time beauty blog is doing a giveaway right now and its a MAC giftcard---enter and see if you win (its not a massively huge blog so you have a good chance). ! :) www.getprettywithlaura.com

  6. This is a fantastic post..loved it all and keep forgetting to tell you how much I love your blog, thank you for sharing

  7. I knew I liked you! I can't live without my Sexy hair products! I have most of my clients hooked on them. And I am going to try your foundation mixture. Great post!!

  8. Just found your blog and I had to tell you that you are so creative and super adorable!!! Keep em' comin!

  9. Great post! Love the intro!! Someone else mentioned the other day your introducing them to Distress Ink...I seriously need to get me some of that!! Might have to check out the MAC strobe too.

  10. I just found you (thanks to Today's Creative Blog..who I would give a bear hug to if I could because she lead me to you) and I am so excited. I have years worth of reading to do. :)

  11. oh my! i just found your blog thru today's creative blog and have to tell you that i LOVE it. it is amazing! you have a beautiful family and i just {{{heart}}} your decorating skills and organization as well!!! have a wonderful day~

  12. I so enjoyed this post, I need to list some of my favorite things! I'm hoping for a new camera for Christmas!

  13. What a great list! I love hand soap too...and Bath & Body has a great one! And I am a fan of the Mary Kay too!

  14. wOW! I love your blog and just found you from the Today's Creative Blog. I'll be folling now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. So so glad that TCB led me to you!! Your site looks like a blast of creativity! Really looking forward to bookmarking your blog and checking in for some great ideas. So nice to meet you:)

  16. Well hello there!
    Delighted to meet you!
    I'm Teresa...from Blooming on Bainbridge!
    I just popped over from Kim's TCB and now I'm in LOVE...with YOU!
    What a doll~baby you are!
    I love The Holiday too!
    And I think those little mini bundt cakes just stole my HEART!
    Would you please come create in my pantry what you did in yours!
    My hubby would LOVE LOVE LOVE for our pantry to look like that!
    Sweet~Girl...you have got it together!
    I'm delighted to meet you!
    I subscribed by email...big time!
    Bainbridge Island, WA

  17. What a fantastic post!!! I love all of your favorites. My best friend just opened a Bundt cake store...I LOVE THE RED VELVET!

  18. I love all of your favorite things. Your pictures from the cheesecake factory and nothing bundt cakes makes me want to live in Utah! Yum! By the way, thanks for the vinyl, it turned out great! Have a great day!

  19. Just had the red velvet for the first time last night and I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!! AMAZING!!!

  20. Shelley, love the blog! And your daughters are gorgeous!!! (like their mom)
    You'll have to tell your mom hello for me!

  21. Love this list! Some are already my favorites too, but others I'm going to have to try!

  22. i am so happy to have found your blog!!! la la LOVE it!!!

  23. i am so happy to have found your blog!!! i la la LOVE it!

  24. ok this is the first time I have seen your blog and it is too stinkin cute! Im gonna go read some more! ;)

  25. Better go check yourself out on Today's Creative Blog! I love the family pics of y'all she posted. Wow, you have a beautiful family and a great photographer. :)

  26. Oh my gosh...Coconut Verbena is my favorite scent from B&BW too!! Although I'm a foamer lover! =)

  27. You just made me want ice cream really really badly.

  28. Tuxedo cheesecake? You're my new best friend! That is hands down my favorite, and I get it every time I go to Cheesecake factory. This is a fun post and will be fun for you to look back on, I might have to try it sometime.

  29. I so want a new camera but am confused after reading all of the reviews on the popular ones...
    Is yours easy to run? I have a sony cyber shot now, which is basically a point & shoot. Not sure if my mommy brain can learn anything more complicated but Im sad with some of my pics! lol

  30. i am totally obsessed with your awesome trendy blog- you are a TOTAL hoot!! love your style and taste~ everything is so interesting and the blog overall is SO inviting and pleasing to the eye!! i just keep clicking the links within thing from one post to the next!! just wanted to say thanks for all the inspiration!!! :)

  31. Sweet Shelly,

    Love your blog, girl! My "designer" friend from college introduced me and I actually get disappointed if days pass without a new post. My husband told me it is a tad "stalkerish" - I completely disagree! ;-)

    FYI the MK full coverage is being reformulated and will be on the market January 15th. If you love the current full coverage formula. Buy those puppies up!

    Have a blessed Christmas!

  32. All great things!! But the best advice is the camera. I have been hinting to my hubby for several months now - that I really REALLY want a nice camera!! I'm gonna leave your blog up so when the hubsters gets on the computer he will see the hint! Good work:)

  33. I loved reading this post! I need to have you show me how to use THE hair products! And I need to try that foundation combo! Thanks!

  34. I'm truly amazed how much talent just one woman can possess! You're a supa-sta! ;)

  35. Where did your mother in law get that awesome crafting storage center for you? Love it. You are awesome!

  36. I'm getting ready to organize my own craft room, and have been searching for inspiration! I featured your organization set on my blog (I have the same one--but the question is can I make it look as cute as you do?!)! Thanks for inspiring! Here is the link:




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