I LOVE sharing Favorite Things, so I decided to do a gift guide of some of my favorites as gift ideas. Things I have been given or bought and just love. Christmas is the joyous time to get someone a really special gift that they will use and love for years. Can’t wait to tell you why each of these is a favorite. Truly I could share dozens of favorites with you. And seeing as The Sound of Music is my favorite movie of all time, without further ado, these are a few of my Favorite Things......can you just hear me singing it, lol.

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Oh, I am a HUGE fan of Hunter Boots! I have 3 pairs; black, violet and the beautiful cardinal red. While I love the colors, can I just tell you that if you’re going to invest in Hunter boots, your best bet is black! I see myself getting the most good out of the black ones and when you live in a snowy area such as we do, they are fabulous for running errands and having to walk through the slush. They definitely should be called rain AND snow boots! They literally wipe right off. 

Hands down my most favorite NSale purchase ever is this blanket. All the fabulous colors of the In The Wild collection are in stock right now and it is the coziest blanket we own. Everybody deserves and LOVES a luxurious blankie! 
We have always loved Cuisinart Coffee Makers and used to have a regular coffee maker in addition to a Keurig. Imagine my excitement when Mr. Nine found a combo of the two. Been loving this for several years now.

This is a fairly new favorite but one I was excited to find! Whenever I order make up, it often comes with samples and most of the perfumes, I do not like. I am a very picky perfume wearer and tend to wear the same thing over and over which is Chanel No5, Pure Grace from Philosophy or Jo Malone scents.  I was super excited to realize I love this set from Lancome! And with all the great reviews, many others do as well! The gift sets are a super great value and this one is especially nice because it has a spray purse sized bottle.
I have 2 pair of these slippers and cannot live without them in the winter. I love my Chestnut  ones too. Not only do I wear them around the house but the bottoms are hard soled so I can go down the drive to get the mail or out in the porch. I have even been known to walk my stepper in them. And to think I used to despise Uggs.

I LOVE statement earrings. These Nickel and Suede medium size gold cork were the first N&S pair I ever got and while I have purchased many since, they’d are for sure my most worn pair. They go with everything! I also love the spotted ones too!
7. Black Tiered Tray
I am indeed that crazy tiered tray lady. This beautiful Black One is my 3rd. I already had this distressed white one and the original distressed brown wood. I was super excited to find this black one after I saw a Pinterest Pin. What I like about this black one is the top portion is a little higher up so you can fit a little bit taller pieces underneath plus it comes with three interchangeable toppers. this is also the company that I bought my miniature letter boards from. They are awesome. You may just have to get this tiered tray for yourself if nobody you love wants one. They are addicting!

Ahhh FitBit how I love the and have for years! I know I know, many of you are asking why don’t you just get an Apple watch? Well, I have lots of cool bracelets and I really don’t want or need the features an apple watch has plus Fitbit is a fourth of the cost. I’d rather spend the money on that jewelry or clothes, LOL!. Here’s what I love most about it, the CLIP, this Inspire model can be taken out of the band and clipped on which is the way I wear it 90% of the time. They had stopped making the clip model so Mr. Nine was getting the old ones off ebay for me..since I tend to lose them, lol, but it's back and better than ever!

And make sure you check out my FAVORITE THINGS PARTY that I had a few years ago.
Are there any of your favorite things on my list?


This week goes down in history as the earliest and most accumulated snowfall and coldest temps! Winter has arrived. On Tuesday, schools were closed down and we had 18 inches of snow on the ground. It was crazy but it allowed me to get the entire house decorated except for my Balsam Hill big tree, which we FINALLY got a replacement for...only it went to the wrong address. Thank goodness it is only 7 miles aways and Mr. Nine has a big truck. That sucker is HEAVY!!

Had to share the beautiful snow first, it's favorite just NOT this early!

1. Flocked Trees First
Speaking if trees, Since I can’t have the big tree up yet, I decorated several other trees, you know I have a total of 15. I thought I would share a couple of them (the new flocked ones) with you now but of course I’ll do a whole Christmas decor post at some point.

I have wanted a flocked tree but with all the Balsam Hill stuff, there was no way I was getting a thousand dollar flocked for our big tree, but I did get a 6 1/2 footer for my office and I love it! Don’t you just live the girlie pinks, champagnes and faux fur!
BUY Similar Unlit HERE

And how sweet is this little 4 foot lit Flocked Tree from Wal-Mart. I raised it by putting it in a basket, added some faux fur around the base and a strand of Faux fur white ball garland and I love it! It reminds me of the snow, and I am honoring our sweet Daisy with it since she loved the snow. Can you believe it is only $27 bucks. I saw similar ones this size for $80!!

 2. Festive Tees
You know I’m crazy about my holiday graphic tees! These two for Thanksgiving are still available this year and I got so many compliments on them last year that I think you’ll absolutely love them! The Gobble one is PRIME too so you'll have it in 2 days!


Here is my MERRY & BRIGHT tee from last year, also still available and you can bet I’ll probably have a couple this year to share soon in my holiday festiveness!
BUY Merry & Bright Tee HERE

3. Week's Attire
Jacket HERE // Scarf HERE // Boots HERE

Lightweight sweatshirt HERE //Sparkle Slippers & HERE ...

AND These Moccasin Sherpa Lined Sparkle slippers HERE.....Great Gift Idea

4. Olive Utility Jacket and Floral
So, you know I’ve been showing you my pumpkin colored and burgundy colored utility jackets, but I forget about the old standby: the olive utility jacket. Not quite sure how this outfit came together but when it did, it really worked!
Oh and with all the snow making it tough for photos, I am glad I still ave several from pre-snow on the ground!

Jacket HEREHERE & HERE // Boots HERE // Black Jeggings HERE // Cami HERE // Hat HERE // Purse HERE // Necklace HERE // Earrings HERE // Sunglasses HERE

Monday ~ WE DID WACO
Thursday ~ Cash for Christmas Giveaway 2019

I am crazy about pillows, especially Christmas pillows! Here are a couple of the new ones I got this year. The minute I saw the set of three HO HO HO Pillows, I  immediately scooped them up and knew that they would go perfectly in the Christmas Bedroom!  They are so stinking cute!


On Tanya's Blog  this week, I saw this be merry pillow from Walmart and I remembered seeing it in the store, so I raced back to my local Walmart and got it, it looks so cute with all my other white and red pillows and it’s under $10! AND Great Quality!

In case you missed it, Yesterday on the blog, myself, along with 28 other bloggers shared our Cash for Christmas GIVEAWAY! Just in time for some serious shopping. If you have not, make sure you enter! CHECK IT OUT HERE

Have a FESTIVE Weekend, I hope to drink a reindeer mule or something festive and trim that replacement Frasier Fir!

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday


It's time for a Christmas Giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don't we all!

We are so excited to join forces and give away $430 in cash prizes that you will be able to use beginning Thanksgiving weekend! 

Here are the prizes:
1 - $150 Amazon Gift Card
1 - $100 Target Gift Card
2 - $50 Walmart Gift Card
1 - $50 Kohls Gift Card
2 - $15 Starbucks Gift Cards

There will be 7 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use either in the online store or in the actual store.
Now it's time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.

Starting at the top row we have:
Tammy - My Life Abundant | Heather -The Super Mom Life | Carrie - Curly Crafty Mom | Audry - That Recipe & Munofore | Jodie - Jodie's Touch of Style | Linda - A Labour of Life | Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Trish - By Trish Sutton | Susan - Crafting A Family | Debi - Life Currents | Sinea - Ducks 'n a Row | Gladys - Mom to Grandma | Meredith - The Mom of the Year | Kellyann Rohr - This Blonde's Shopping Bag | Andrea - Living On Cloud Nine | Michelle - Our Crafty Mom | Kristin - White Arrows Home | Emily - Domestic Deadline | Kathleen - Our Hopeful Home | Jamie - As For Me and My Homestead & Coffee With Us 3 |Ahna - Ahna @ Hammers N Hugs | Lois - Walking on Sunshine Recipes | Christy - Ice Cream N Sticky Fingers | Donna - Blog by Donna | Beverly - Eclectic Red Barn | Lisa - Blogghetti | Erlene - My Pinterventures | Janelle - Num's the Word |Tammy - Creative K Kids
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on November 27th on the day beforeThanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don't hear in 48 hours, we will have to choose another winner.
Open to anyone who can receive gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohls, and Starbucks
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