Annual Favorite Things Party

2019-12-03_0002Love our annual tradition of a “Favorite Things” party, especially when we combine it with a great cause.

We joined together and shared our “favorite stocking stuffers” and then had fun filling stockings full of goodies anchored by a beautiful, artisan Noonday jewelry piece for 15 special moms who are rewriting their stories and rebuilding their lives.

Here is a list of favorite stocking stuffers and some quick pics from the evening –  It is especially fun hearing everyone’s reasons and memories behind their “favorite things”:

  • Lottery tickets
  • “Joy to the World” sign – an homage to always finding items that are too big for a stocking!
  • Vacuum Wine Saver with 2 Vacuum Stoppers
  • Pier 1 Imports 3-wick scented Alpine Bloom Candle
  • Holiday Mailbox from Dollar Tree
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Papyrus Specialty Christmas Cards
  • Lots of Starbucks Gift Cards
  • Kohl’s “The BIG One” Plush Throw
  • 1818 Farms Southern Tea Shea Creme
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Lily’s Extra Dark Chocolate
  • Lindt Truffles
  • Zum Body Frankincense and Myrrh Lotion
  • Truffle Queen Truffle Salt Imported from Italy
  • Beautycounter Mandarin Violet Hand Cream
  • Trader Joe’s Essential Oil Collection with Wool Diffuser
  • Pioneer Women Pretty Bowls at Walmart
  • Book:  the Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman – a simple soulful practice for making life decisions (and she has a great podcast too!).
  • Starbucks Ceramic Cup with Lid (cozy to hold and keep your hands warm) plus Goodies
  • Hand Towel, Chunky Pen and Notepad, Soft Scarf from Bangladesh and Wine Holder
  • Bath & Body Works Shea Butter + Vitamin E Body Lotion
  • Christmas Fun Socks to wear during the holiday season
  • EOS Lip Balm – Mint Vanilla in all shapes and sizes for every purse, room, office and vehicle.
  • Necklace piece by Lauren Conrad
  • Handheld Palm Zest Grater so you don’t tear up your knuckles when you zest something
  • “Eye Need To Hydrate” Hydrating Eye Mask
  • Jason’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – “A special buttercup for my buttercup” memory
  • Salus Bath Bombs
  • Book:  The Invitation by Oriah – It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.  I want to know what you ache for.
  • Buff City Soap and Lotion – Inner Peace and Bath Bombs
  • Smartwool Socks – moral of the story trust a Colorado/Minnesota girl and wear good socks and always put your best gifts in a cheap walmart gift bag so no one wants to pick your bag in a gift exchange and the last person ends up with a great gift!

Thanks all for joining in on the gift exchange and a very special thank you to each and every one of you with your generous hearts and contributions to the Holiday Smile Project.

Can’t think of a better way to launch the holiday season and close out 2019!


Much Love,


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