Tuesday, December 15, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

I've always wondered why that Sound of Music song plays during the Holidays.. I've been hearing it a lot at Home Goods lately ;)

Anyway! Tis' the season and as I mentioned earlier this month I wasn't doing any gift guides besides Buy Handmade This Holiday. BUT I thought this is a good time of year to share some of my favorite go-to things.


These filter the light beautifully and are only $10 a PAIR! I buy the 98" pairs, fold the bottom up 3", run through a sewing machine and am done hemming in one Regina Spektor song ;)

Pier 1 Wicker Chairs

Ah, Wicker. You either love it or hate it. I personally LOVE it. It can turn a modern/contemporary room turn from cold to inviting and casual. Maybe I'll do an entire post dedicated to them someday. I love Pier 1's wicker chair designs, and they are usually always under $100.

Lowe's Valspar Paint

{"Vintage Map" by Martha Stewart for Valspar}

{LOVE Lowe's Mistint section!!}

I've tried a lot of paints but I always seem to gravitate towards Lowe's. It's really thick (which covers nicely), it's a great price, and they beautiful grays. HOWEVER. I was very upset to see they got rid of Martha Stewart's line of colors and according to her Twitter, Home Depot picked her up. So I may be a convert in 2010. But for now, I'm still a Valspar girl.

I love Lowe's Valspar Mistint's too!

Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm

I'm a no-frills type of girl when it comes to makeup.. and this is my go-to lip stuff. It's simple enough to slap on in the car or at my desk but also adds a touch of color. And the smell (taste?) is amazing!!

This trench coat is currently in the sale section at Target for less than $30. It's paid for itself in compliments! Definitely a staple for years to come.

For the first time, ever I think, I have been listening to non-Christmas music during Christmas time... and it's all because of Regina. Her voice and words go deep into my soul.. cheesy I know but it's the only way to describe it. And I love that she has curly hair, too!


  1. Great list! I love Regina too. I remember when I discovered her I listened to only her music for weeks. :)

  2. I love seeing what's on other people's lists ~ Thanks for sharing!

  3. My husband would kill me if he knew I was sharing this...but I once wanted to buy one of Pier One's wicker chairs. He sat in the display chair and...it broke!

    Definitely try them out in the store.

  4. LOVE Regina! And I cannot live w/out B.B. balm (must have the nourishing pomegrante oil!)

  5. I, too, was bummed to learn that MS paints were no longer to be available at Lowes! I might defect to Home Depot if I need to get those MS colors!

  6. although I am done with my dresser. it would be nice to know what you did with that pink one still.

  7. Regina is wonderful! I also love Burts Bees but the regular is my fave- maybe I should branch out! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Oh I LOVE Regina Spektor!

    If you haven't tried Behr paint, hopefully you'll like it (is that the brand Martha will be using at HD?). For our plaster walls, Valspar did not work for us at all (neither did Olympic which was a bummer because it's cheap and has zero VOC's) but Behr and Glidden work really well.

  9. Valspar is pretty groovy, nice n cheep and pretty decent colors.

  10. I love burt's bees products as well! Their face creams are divine!!


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