What I Love

September 22, 2016
laughter through tears

Laughter Through Tears – Favorite Things

Many of you will remember this iconic line, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” It’s from my all-time favorite movie, Steel Magnolias. No matter how many times I’ve watched it, I am still drawn into the close group of women who share their lives with each other; good times […]
September 15, 2016
first radio interview

First Radio Interview – Favorite Things

Last week, my voice went out across the air waves in my first radio interview! I grew up listening to the radio. In fact, next to air-conditioning, the radio is the most important accessory in my car followed closely by well-placed cup holders. I’m crazy about it! I often contemplate […]
September 8, 2016
grateful for 49 years

Grateful For 49 Years – Favorite Things

Here I am…today I launched my 49th year. I have one more year till 50. I blew out the candles and suddenly I’m looking at one short year before I reach yet another age milestone. Most years of my 40’s passed by with little thought…except for 43. I had a […]
September 1, 2016
denim shoes for fall

Denim Shoes For Fall- Favorite Things

Can you remember a time in your life when denim wasn’t in the picture? We love the stuff! Ever since Levi Strauss opened his store to sell this sturdy fabric to gold miners, people have worked to find ways to wear it. Denim never goes out of style and this […]
August 25, 2016

Unexpected Getaway – Favorite Things

After a crazy, event-filled summer the inevitable time had arrived to actually say goodbye to our youngest child as she starts her college adventure. I have to say I felt gutted as I drove away from her dorm; glancing to see a last glimpse of the building disappear around the […]
August 18, 2016
smiling about elephants video

Smiling About Elephants – Favorite Things

I have been thinking about adding some video elements to the blog for a while, but I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do. Now, I have finally come up with an idea that strikes a chord with me and I hope it will with you as well! […]
August 11, 2016
Beauty In The Skies

Beauty In The Skies – Favorite Things

I love the long days of summer. I have special memories of watching my babies play in the wading pool as we enjoyed the final hour before the sun slowly slipped behind the horizon. The kids would run in and out of the pool as their five-pound diapers dropped progressively […]
August 4, 2016
Favorite Things Celebrates 250 Linkups

Favorite Things Celebrates 250 Weeks

Today, Thursday Favorite Things celebrates 250 weeks and I celebrate 6 months as a co-host! I love taking a moment to reflect on my favorite things. Each week I sit down to purposely consider what makes me smile, laugh, love or feel just a little more appreciative. Not only do […]
July 28, 2016
Jergens Natural Glow Face, favorite things

Jergens Natural Glow Face – Favorite Things

As many of you, I made a decision a while back to keep my face out of the sun. On the bright side, my face is less vulnerable to its aging effects, but I really miss the sun-kissed glow of summer. Not only does a little extra color feel more […]
July 21, 2016
Summer Fun, Favorite Things

Summer Fun – Thursday Favorite Things

It’s been another great week of summer fun, but an extremely busy one. My daughter and I spent the first several days attending her freshmen orientation for college. There’s nothing quite like watching your grown kids launch out into their adult lives. I loved hearing her relay all the details […]