Friday, December 14, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things...

I have always loved Oprah's "Favorite Things" show...it is always one of my favorite parts of the holidays.  Not only do I love seeing the usually VERY worthy people she gives these things to, but I also love getting ideas from her on the newest and greatest products!
 
 
 
So I decided to play Oprah a little bit this year.  No, I'm not giving any of these things away (sorry to disappoint), but I did put together my favorite things that I could give out if I win the lottery someday. :)
 
If you're needing any last minute Christmas ideas, here are a few that I have absolutely loved this year!   Most of these link to the product on Amazon, and I read yesterday that you can still order from them for a few days.  And no, this is in no way my "Christmas list." There are some I would love to have, but there are also some I already have, and some of them just wouldn't be for me at all...but I think they would be great for others!

 
Urban Decay Naked and 
 
 
Urban Decay Naked 2
 
I cannot sing the praises of this one enough.  I have only had this eyeshadow pallette for a week, and I am in love!  Like I mentioned a few days ago, there are literally thousands of tutorials on youtube/pinterest for how to use these.  The eyeshadows also last all day!  I am in love with my Naked pallette, and kind of want Naked 2 already. 
 
 Urban Decay Naked Basics
 
And I just found out that this came out this week!  It doesn't have as many colors as Naked, but is almost half the price...so if you're not wanting to drop a lot of money, but still want to try it out, this is a good idea!
 
 
Houdini Wine Bottle Opener
 
I will admit, I don't have this one and want it!  I've used one before - it is the easiest wine bottle opener in the history of time.  Not fussy at all, and can open a bottle in literally seconds. 
 
 
 
B Box Essential Baby Bottle

For the formula users out there, this is SO convenient.  Just put the formula in the bottom, the water in the top, and twist to mix the two!  There are just some things in this world that I sit and think "why couldn't I have come up with that?"
 

Cabledrop Cord Clips

Another "why didn't I think of that?" idea!  This would be a good stocking stuffer.  These are awesome for holding the (what seems like) hundreds of cord we have lately!
 
 
 iRobot Roomba

Ok, I will admit this one is on the pricier side...but it is worth it.  We got one for a Christmas present last year.  I try to run it every day (sometimes it's hard to coordinate with Emma Ramey's naps), and if you do, you can easily keep your floors maintained without having to vacuum very often!  I will warn you though - if you have cords or other things on the floor, it's bad about getting stuck.  But that was just motivation for me to get all of that junk off my floors. :)
 
 
Kelly Moore Camera Bag
 
I have been lusting after admiring these bags for a long time.  It's a camera bag that doesn't look so frumpy and "photographery." I would gladly use this as a purse/diaper bag/camera bag!  This is the one I love, but there are many, many more.  And Erin and Nina are doing a giveaway for one right now too (hint hint Erin and Nina, I NEED this bag. Please and thank you.)


Cozy Coupe
 
We've received word from Santa that Emma Ramey might be getting this for Christmas. :) I think it's just one of those classic toys.  She loves being pushed/wheeled around too.  And there are lots of places with these on sale right now!
 
 
Scentsy
 
These are perfect gifts!  I have loved all three of my warmers since getting them a few months ago.  And the scents they offer are fantastic - apple press and pumpkin roll are my favorites!
 
 
 
Sportula
 
Ok y'all, I think this is just adorable for a guy that likes to grill and loves sports!  They have all kinds of different teams (y'all know I had to pick Alabama, but there is one for just about every team you can imagine).  I was this close to buying these for Noah's and my brothers! 
 

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

I have had one of these for a few years, and love it!  Everybody has jewelry, so everybody needs a cleaner, right?  I scrub my rings just a little with a toothbrush before putting it in here (with just a tiny squirt of dish soap), and it comes out looking professionally cleaned.  Love this thing!
 
 
Ribbon Hair Ties
 
These are supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread...anything that doesn't leave a crease in my hair is a good thing in my book! 
 
 
Lipstick Shades Personalized Otter Box Case
I haven't purchased my iPhone 5 just yet, so I'm holding off on getting this until I do - but I just LOVE these cases!  An otter box is a must for me, and I think it's so cool that you can personalize them.  This is the one that I would order, just in case you were wondering. :)
 
 
Chewbeads
 
This is just the BEST idea!  Emma Ramey is in a stage where she is chewing on any necklace I'm wearing.  These necklaces are safe for a baby to chew!  And they are all really cute too.
 
 
 
Philosophy Body Wash
 
This is my favorite body wash of all time!  There are so many different scents and it leaves your skin so soft. 

Original Sega Genesis System

If you can find this, get it. :) We tried to get our hands on one for a present and couldn't seem to track one down, but it seems like they are back in stock now!  They are making the "original" Atari too.
 
 
Fisher Price iPhone/iPod case
 
I have it on good authority that Emma Ramey might be getting this for Christmas too. :) This is a baby-proof case for an iPhone.  We're planning on putting one of our old ones in it and just loading it with apps/movies for her! 
 
 
Lunch Crock
 
This is pure genius.  It is a mini crock pot that is spill-proof and dishwasher safe.  You put your food in it and it's warm by lunch!  I'm thinking Noah might need this...he refuses to break down and buy a microwave (aren't they like $50?) for his office, so he takes peanut butter sandwiches every day.  Emma Ramey never had a chance in the stubborn department with the two of us as parents.
 

Essie's Matte About You

This would be a great stocking stuffer for a nail polish lover!  It's a top coat that turns any nail polish into a matte finish.  I think that would be fun every once in a while!
 

Bloom Theory Camera Strap Covers


Oh, these are just stunning.  They are a little expensive, but from what I've heard, worth every penny. 



Green Mountain Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cups
 
These are my new obsession.  If you have a coffee lover that likes a little flavor, these would be perfect!  The coffee is awesome and you can taste just a little hint of blueberry.  Mmm...I want one now just thinking about it!
 
And for that matter...
 
 
Keurig Coffee Brewer
 
I literally use this every day.  Y'all know I'm a cheap-o, but this is worth the money!  It makes great coffee, and not too much of it either.  Noah and I have different coffee tastes, so we can each just make our own!  This is the model we have...not too expensive, but nice enough that it has all of the features you need.
 
 
 
 
Beauty Blender
 
Girls - if you wear liquid foundation and you've never tried this, it will change your life.  It's a almost suede-like sponge that doesn't have any harsh edges, so it doesn't leave makeup lines when you apply.  I was a skeptic - but it makes putting on foundation SO much easier!  Another great stocking stuffer idea.
 

Eco Brew Refillable Keurig Cups

This is a great way to save money on using a Keurig daily.  These are cups you can fill with the coffee of your choice and reuse over and over!  We have these and use them almost daily too.
 
 
Circle E Candles
 
These are my favorite candles ever, when I do burn candles!  They last forever and have great scent.  My favorite is Country Morning...such a homey and cozy scent! 
 
What are your favorite gift ideas this year??



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Scentsy picture courtesy of Scentsy, Bloom Theory strap cover picture courtesy of bloomtheory.com, Otter Box case photo courtesy of Lipstick Shades; all other pictures courtesy of Amazon. This post falls under my link/review disclaimers. All opinions are my own, and all items were picked by me personally.