Thursday Love List

1. I have been in full on Christmas mode the last couple of days. So much so, that I finally created my playlist for this season. It’s been playing like crazy and thought you might enjoy it as well. So here it goes:

A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel

Carol Of The Bells from Home Alone Soundtrack

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Do You Hear What I Hear? by Third Day

Frosty The Snowman by Ella Fitzgerald

God With Us by Jeremy Camp

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra

Joy To The World by Mariah Carey

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Michael Bublé

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jewel

O Come, All Ye Faithful by Britt Nicole

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Casting Crowns

Oh Holy Night – by Mariah Carey

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

Run Run Rudolph by Kelly Clarkson

Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World by Kristin Chenoweth

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Where’s The Line to See Jesus by Becky Kelley

Oh, our favorite Christmas Album is “It’s Christmas Time” by Kathie Lee Gifford. Yeah. It’s a childhood thing. Both of us could listen to it all season long on replay! You may laugh now, ha!

What’s your favorite Christmas song?? Please share.

2. Peppermint. PEPPERMINT. Peppermint. I am hooked. There’s just something about a good old peppermint candy cane stirring your cocoa while you sit snuggled up in a cozy sweater and watch a movie. Oh, and munch on other pepperminty things. Get ready for tomorrow – I have a fabulous recipe waiting for you.

3. Nail polish. I always wear nail polish on my toes and only get to see their natural state when I’m switching colors. I like dark, colorful and loud tones all year round. This is absolutely not the case when it comes to my fingernails. I prefer nude and most of the time clear nail polish on my nails. This week during my regular trip to the stores, I stumbled upon this color. I thought it would be perfect for a manicure. And I was right. So beautiful. ‘Tis the season. Quick, tell me what shades you’ve been loving before I’m ready to go back to plain and less adventurous.

4. Christmas in NYC. I’ve been wanting to take a trip to the big apple ever since I was a little girl (Home Alone 2, anyone?). A couple years ago I got the chance to visit the city that never sleeps in the middle of July. Ever since then I’ve dreaming of going back the week before Christmas and take in the wondrous sights! Someday…

5. Tea. I am a huge lover of all things tea. It’s my jam. I’ve been enjoying Trader Joe’s Harvest Tea Blend the last couple of days and am totally smitten. Perfect for late November nights.

6. Word by Alphapod. This app. Can’t wait to wake up in the morning to read the short devotional and look at the beautiful image.

7. Advent Calendars. Every kid in our house used to have an Advent Calendar when I was a child. It’s a tradition – one that I am planning on continuing once we have little ones. I think it’s such a cute thing to do. Did you have one growing up?

8. Munch, munch, munch. My favorite snack right now. It goes perfectly with my nails, ha!


9. Awwww of the week. These pics. So adorable.

10. Last but certainly not least: Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter. I know it’s been around for a while, but better late than never. A couple of months ago I tried and absolutely adored their Pumpkin Body Butter (best smelling body butter ever!). After failing to stock up, I finally decided to give the Coconut one a try. You see, I am not a huge fan of coconut, but this stuff is ah-mazing. Best decision ever.

11. Trader Joe’s. It just had to make this list!


5 thoughts on “Thursday Love List

  1. Hi 🙂 I came across your website for the first time today and I’m hooked 😉 I love everything about it, especially the yummy recipes and your blog that listed your favorite things from around Christmas time..I am curious to try the body butter from Trader Joes 🙂 Have a great day! Emily from Ohio

    • Hi there, Emily! I am absolutely thrilled you’ve stopped to say hi. I love hearing from you and thank you for your sweet comment. I hope you give the Body Butter a try – it’s so great. Lots of love being sent to OHIO!!

  2. Hi Emily,

    I just found your site and really love everything about it! I am new at blogging and enjoy the layout of your blog and the wonderful recipes – and heart ! I like the recipe plug-in you use too. I like having the choice of including the picture when I print out a recipe. I’ve signed up for your e-mails, so I’ll be back!

    JovyBeee 🙂

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