These are a few of my favorite things

Here’s my list for 2009…these are a few of my favorite things that I received for Christmas and some for my upcoming birthday… (but I received them in December so, they count for 2009 ;) )


This necklace from the very talented Nicole over at Duchess Catherine


This book….I’m hoping it’ll help me get organized in all facets of my life.

Organize Now!: A Week By Week Guide To Simplify Your Space And Your Life


My sister sent me, all the way from Michigan, a bag full o’ Trader Joes goodness.

We’re talking a bucket of chocolate covered edamame, a bucket of chocolate covered sunflower seeds,  and a box of organic brown rice & marshmallow crisp bars, among other treats…O.M.G. Heaven!

It just might be The.Best.Gift.Ever. (we don’t have a Trader Joes in Hawaii…if you DO have a Traders you know how much this sucks for me).

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My mom got me a package of Smooth Away pads.  I was leary as to whether they would really work…but they do! Just be sure to really follow the directions and not rub too much in one area. Yeah…I lost some skin. But it does get rid of hair, all without shaving!


Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss.  I actually got a pack of four from my parents.  They know me well…I am a lip gloss junkie.

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And this bad boy, iRobot Roomba Pet Series 532 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

It hasn’t arrive yet.  I’m waiting, impatiently staring out of the window all day for the postman to bring it my way.

I’ll let you know how it is when I get to use it.

What was your fave gift this year?

(in addition to awesome quality time with family..I know that is the best gift…)

disclosure: irobot, smooth away, burt’s bees and get organized links are affiliate links.  if you use that link and purchase them I get a a few pennies. So if you do buy them, “thank you!”


  1. LOVE the burts bees lip gloss! Great list :)

  2. I had bad luck with a Roomba once, but I’d LOVE to try out the Pet model!
    .-= marybeth @´s last blog ..Bumbleride Indie Twin and Bumbleride Jam Pack Review =-.

  3. I’ve always wanted to try Smooth Away, but weary that I’d lose some skin, or it just wouldn’t work. I can’t believe it really works!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..December Giveaway Winners =-.

  4. ooooh I want the Irobot…so jealous! My husband went and bought me the Wii & the Wii Fit…I love it, but do you think he’s trying to tell me something?
    .-= Deal-ectible Mom´s last blog ..Case of Earth’s Best Baby Food as low as $6.79 Shipped! =-.

  5. Ooh, I luv Trader Joe’s! They have the most awesome Key Lime Cheesecake there!

    You received some nice gifts!
    .-= Cindi @ Moomette’s Magnificents´s last blog ..Ice Wine And Early Bird Specials =-.

  6. I really think I am going to buy that book. I love all your gifts.

  7. i so want the irobot cant get my husband to spend the money. i love trader jos. we had one back home in ct but none here in sc.

  8. Great list…I love Trader Joes!!!

  9. My mom got one of the iRobots. She loves it. You just gotta make sure you keep the trap cleaned out.

    My favorite Christmas gift was from my hubby! It was an Olympus E-520 camera!!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..New Year, New Blog Desgin =-.

  10. That looks like a fun list. I hear you have to empty them too often and that they don’t have a lot of sucking power. I need lots of power for dog hair, but I’ll be interested to see if what I have heard is different from your review
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..Cooking with Kids – Bread Machine Pizza =-.

  11. I seen those iRobots last month when I was shopping. I was so tempted to buy it but wanted to read some reviews on it first. I will be looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it.
    .-= Stefani´s last blog ..Happy New Year =-.


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