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These are a few of my favorite things

I’m so excited to share with  you a few of my favorite things! This post was so fun to write because I’m sharing items  I love and the reasons why I love them!

Since Christmas is just around the corner, these items would make great gifts for you or someone else. 

Erin Condren Life Planner: a few of my favorite things

I love pretty planners!

Every year I search for the perfect planner. This year, I couldn’t resist another Erin Condren planner. Here are the priorities I have when searching for a calendar:

1. It has to have a horizontal calendar page layout where I can see the whole month. (You can choose a horizontal or vertical layout). I don’t like to have to fill in the days/numbers myself (who has time for that?) 

2. It has to have a weekly/daily layout

3. It has to have enough room to write on. While I would prefer some lines in each box to make my writing more organized, I’m still happy with the amount of room it provides. I would actually love this planner if they made it in an 8.5X11 size. But I simply can’t find one that’s as sturdy and pretty at the same time.

4. It has to be sturdy

5. It HAS to be pretty (no exceptions)!

This is a beautiful personalized planner and in my opinion, it is well worth the money! The cover is laminated and the spiral binding is very sturdy. I love that it comes packaged with such care. There’s a pocket holder in the back and stickers to place in the calendar for haircuts, birthdays, doctor & dentist appointments and even mani/pedis. You can also order different covers and change them up. 

Check out the beautiful planners here.

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Kerusso Christian T-Shirts

I’m in love with these shirts! I have five of them! I think the coral color on the first shirt that says amazing grace is so pretty. I just love to wear shirts that motivate me and are comfortable to wear at the same time.  (just tap on the shirt to see it on Amazon) I paid twice as much for my first two shirts at the Christian bookstore before I discovered that Amazon sells them way cheaper. Woohoo!

 When I saw the shirt (on the top right row) that says,”Let your faith be bigger than your fears” I had to have one for me and one for you. Yep, I bought one (M) to give away during the Trading Fear for Faith series that starts in January! So you’ll have to come back and enter to win.

 I also love the verse on the pink shirt that says “hope is an anchor for the soul.” I read this verse in  one of my favorite memoirs this year, Hope Heals. 

I'm so excited to share a few of my favorite things that make great gift ideas!

Hope Heals

 I have several  favorite reads this year and this was definitely one of them.  Since we have friends who went through the same experience, I was captivated by the hope this couple found after Katherine suffered a massive brain aneurysm.

My husband bought me the NIV Life Application Large Print Study Bible for my birthday. This Bible is huge. I love it! I never thought I would need a large print Bible but it makes it so much easier for me to study. The Bible is too big to take to church but I love having it as my main study Bible. I finally found some highlighter pens that don’t bleed through the page. 

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope and Love

Teen Bible Review 3

 If you are looking for a Bible for your teen girl,  this is a great choice! My 12-year-old daughter loves it! Special features include devotions for teens as well as character profiles of women in the Bible. You can read a more detailed review of this Bible here. 

Coffee Mugs

Any coffee lovers out there? I love my Pete’s coffee in the morning in one of my favorite coffee mugs.  The first cup with the broken pieces reminded me of  a great book I read called, The Broken Way. Right now my favorite mug says “Fueled by Jesus and coffee.” I really want to get the cups with the sparrow on them because sparrows have a special meaning for me (see Post).

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp is now one of my favorite authors! I just love her poetic style of writing. It just captivates me! This book is a life-changer! See my review here.

Genuine Italy Leather Wallet Phone Case

This is STILL my favorite iPhone case! Two years ago I was looking for a case that would protect the front of my phone.  This wallet case was perfect for me. I can put my phone in my purse without worrying about it getting scratched. This is quality genuine leather. I  keep my license in it and a few credit cards. The magnet that closes it is very sturdy too! When I first bought this wallet case there were only a few reviews. I’m not surprised to see the perfect 5-star rating now.


I’ve worn several brands of athletic shoes and Asics are my favorite! I love the mesh material that allows for your foot to breathe. I wear mine to the gym and also have gone running in them and my feet have never hurt. I recently ordered these and can’t wait for them to arrive. This will be my third pair of Asics. They are pretty affordable too! Normally I buy the Gel Noosa style here, so I’m hoping these are just as comfortable.


Aqua Di Gioia by Giorgio Armani

If you know me, you know that I am a perfume lover! I usually love to have a lot of different scents. But one scent that I keep on buying is Acqua Di Gioia by Giorgio Armani. It has a fresh clean smell with notes of jasmine samba, cedar, labdanum, aquatic green accord, peony, brown sugar accord, mint leaves, pink pepper.

 I also love the sweet smell of Prada, Candy!

Every year I get compliments on Vanilla Bean Noel from Bath and Body Works. It’s actually a Christmas scent but I wear it year round because it smells like cinnamon cookies! This is the one scent I purchase every year. I also LOVE Cherry Blossom! I wore Cherry Blossom after the birth of my first-born daughter 13 years ago! I still love it! Bath and Body Works discontinued it, but you can still get it online.

Vanilla Bean Noel/Cherry Blossom

I would LOVE to hear about some of your favorite things!!! Tell me about them in the comments below.

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