A few of my favorite things...

found on pinterest, but I cannot find the original source

As I have spent time this past week reflecting on what I am thankful for
it seems as though I have been channeling Julie Andrews
or should I say Maria?

This song has been running through my head, especially as I have been commuting in the rain. I have been screaming it at the top of my heart, because I don't actually sing in public, that would be offensive. And now that I am officially rambling, here it is, so you can listen along with me.

These are a Few of My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews on Grooveshark

my husband and son
and sisters and brothers
my parents
and my extended family too!

new music, great play lists, and someone else to make them for me.

the smell of comfort food cooking, and knowing that my family will be well fed.

time to giggle.

the girls in my life who often know me better than I even know myself,
who have encouraged me every step of the way,
and will be there when I fail, because eventually, I will take a leap too large.

fabulous packages {here is where Maria had it right} brown paper packages tied up with strings, bakers twine, crisp tissue paper, thick wrapping paper, untraditional box filler, and all other good things that come with packages, it makes me smile

for you, the fabulous blogging community.  
I love learning about you and seeing your children grown and homes come together and blogs boom.  
please keep writing.

white flowers. tulips, and peonies, and ranunculus.

getting crafty. working with my hands. creating art that will change someone's week or wedding, from calligraphy to stationery to a simple hand written note for a person I love.

and farm fresh produce overflowing in my kitchen.


what are your favorite things?


  1. love it love it. The blogging community has been such a great blessing in my life. SO excited for more in the future :)

  2. I love that movie! and I loved going to Salzburg to see some of the scenes from the movie!

    My favorite things lately: a day to lounge in my sweats, time at home with my husband, cooking for Thanksgiving, time with friends!

    Have a great holiday!

  3. Great list, Shannon.
    My favorite things are baby smiles and Nutella hot chocolate.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Love this list Shannon!

    Some favorite things: Vanilla chai, baby giggles, & an unexpected friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Really great list! Definitely my family is up there on my favorite things list. Also, a good manicure, holiday traditions, a gripping book and much needed phone calls with my best friend.

  6. adorable! this is one of my favorite movies! there has also been a "so long, farewell" graphic going around tumblr that is just as, if not more, adorable than this one.

    lovely blog, i'm following!


  7. I love it. Mine? Baby laughs, hugs, a big cup of coffee on Sunday morning and a weekend with no plans.



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