A Few of My Favorite Things
Today’s post is an updated re-run that I originally posted in March 2007. Apparently I originally picked it up at Kimberly’s Cup. It’s similar to the ABCs of Me post I did a few weeks ago but with a somewhat literary spin. Just a few of my favorite things:
- L.M. Montgomery
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Frank Peretti
- Francine Rivers
- John Grisham
- Rick Bragg
- Ann B. Ross
- Susan K. Marlow
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
- Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
- Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
- A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter
- These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caramel Machiatto. Hot in the winter, iced in the summer.
- cherry cheesecake
- blackberry cobbler a la mode
- peach pie a la mode
- caramel something. anything.
E: Elegant Object You Own
China tea-pot that my mother brought me from England. It’s white with a cluster of violets on it. Since then a dear friend gave me a coordinating-but-not-matching tea-cup and saucer to go with it, and then later my mother gave me yet a different coordinating-but-not-matching cup-and-saucer. Since I first posted this in 2007, quite a few lovely pieces have been added to my collection. I love my eclectic tea set!
G: Guests for Tea
- my mother
- my daughters
- my sisters
- my nieces
- dear friends
Wherever my husband and children are. I’m not thrilled to be living in a Big City currently but I learned long ago that home is not a place…
I: Inspirational Author
C. S. Lewis
J: Jane Austen book
K: Kitchen Gadget
Keurig. And what a happy coincidence that it starts with K.
Nobody asked what my favorite letter is. But it’s K. I’ve always been happy that my parents chose to spell my name with a K rather than a C.
L: Laundry Help
Rebecca. She’s the Laundry Queen of our house.
The Sound of Music. “The hills are alive…”
Sunday afternoon. It’s a tradition! (Only today I’m blogging because, you know, Write 31 Days.)
O: Organizing Tip
“A place for everything and everything in it’s place.” Ha! Wish I could live up to that!
P: Pride & Prejudice Character
Elizabeth. Because, of course, she’s meant to be.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. . .” Robert Frost
Coffee Cake. It’s quick and easy and I almost always have the ingredients. I’ll be posting the recipe soon. I’m surprised I haven’t posted it before now.
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom
Peppermint with honey.
U: Underwater Creature
Goldfish. When Laura was a toddler I would take her for walks in her stroller downtown in the small town where we lived. There was a goldfish store that she loved to visit. We eventually set up a goldfish aquarium.
V: Voyage You’ve Taken
I’ve never been on a voyage by sea. Lotsa road trips, though. My two favorite road trips have been: from Kansas to Pennsylvania in 1991, and from Idaho to California via the Grand Canyon and historic Route 66 in 2006.
W: Water Feature; Lake, Creek, Ocean, etc.
Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. (Unless you’re familiar with the area, you probably wouldn’t guess that it’s pronounced Pond-a-ray.)
X: X-tra Special Treat for Yourself
A weekend away with my husband. (Coming up soon in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. Yay!)
Y: Thing About YOU!
I’m tall! Is that my favorite thing? I dunno. It’s just part of who I am.
Z: Zoo Animal
Otter. So much fun to watch them play.
What are your favorite things? I’d love to know.
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I love this! I will have to do this after my series this month. I love caramel macchiatos too! And this morning, I know it’s not peach pie, but we had a peach crumble (peach desserts are my favorite).
Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day
I love these! I’ll have to do it too in November. NiftyBetty I’ll look for yours too!