These are a few of my….

IMG_9576My friend, Lara, got me thinking this morning. She is writing blog posts every day this week promoting her new book, “Bucket List Living for Moms.”
I love Lara’s intentionality in living life. She is amazing at creating her “bucket list” of things she wants to accomplish and then making those things happen.
Personally, I’ve been struggling in that area the past few years. I feel like I’ve been living more in a swamp, focusing so much on the urgent that I’ve failed to be intentional about the important. I’m finally getting to a place where I’ve been taking some deliberate actions to regain my focus and even identify the direction I want my life to take. (That’s a potential blog post for another day!)
The topic for today is favorite things. Lara is asking moms if they can name theirs. (You should go read her whole blog post to understand the context.)
I started listing mine in the comments section of her post, and soon realized I could write my own blog post about my favorite things. I realized as I listed them that I’m quite loyal to my favorites. In most instances, I won’t be swayed from those preferences that top my lists!
Here are some that come to mind.
Favorite color: green
Favorite drink: hot black tea (followed closely by iced sweet tea)
Favorite season: summer
Favorite camera brand: Canon
Favorite computer brand: Apple
Favorite clothing store: New York and Company
Favorite accessory store: Charming Charlie
Favorite outdoor activity: biking
Favorite place to ride my bike in the area: Waterfall Glen
Favorite writing utensil: Sharpie marker
Favorite way to label things quickly (Don’t you love that I even have this as a category?!): Washi tape
Favorite crafting tool: Silhouette
Favorite store to get crafty or shop for home decor: Hobby Lobby
Favorite store to walk around and daydream about cute stuff: Target
Favorite brand of nail polish: OPI
Favorite place to buy nail polish: Ulta
Favorite form of therapy: writing
Favorite dessert at a restaurant: Creme brulee
Favorite place to be: Sitting on my deck with my family
Favorite flower in a garden: sunflower
Favorite potted plant: mums (I can’t say that mums are my favorite flower, but I do love it when it’s that time of year to buy mums in a variety of colors!)
Favorite vacation: Near the ocean
Favorite hobby: Photography
Favorite thing that is part of my job and I also sometimes do as freelance work: Building web sites
Other favorites that don’t necessarily have a category:
Organizing my house
Sorting things in ROY G BIV order
Cowboy boots
Boots, in general 🙂
Planning parties
Extra gum
Scarves and necklaces
OK… Just thinking about my favorite things made me smile. I would love to hear some of yours! Leave me a comment here with some of your favorite things. And don’t forget to read Lara’s original blog post and also enter her contest to win a Kindle!


  1. I love your list, Emily! It reminds me of all the reasons I think you’re awesome. I’m glad my post inspired you to write this and that doing so made you smile. Yay!
    We share so many of the same favorites too (hot black tea & sweet tea, Hobby Lobby, the Silhouette, writing, Apple computers). So I think I need to try creme brulee now. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Lara! It’s true that we do have lots of common interests! I think that’s why you are one of those people that I always feel like I can pick up with right where we left off. 🙂 I think creme brulee should be next on our bucket list of things to do together. 🙂

    1. Sues, I agree that it was so fun to think about my favorite things! Why is that? I guess it’s kind of nice to take a minute to “tell” someone about all the things you love. I really enjoyed reading your list! Thanks for playing along!!

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