Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here are a few things that I'm digging lately...

Beverage
Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea (Decaf) - Apparently when this tea was first introduced in 2009, it sold out in record time. But, it's back and there's plenty to spare. And, at $1.99, you can't beat it. It’s goodness in a cup, y’all.

Art

Old Try is the Southern-inspired brainchild of Marianna and Micah Whitson, printmakers who celebrate the soul of the South through their business. The print above is on my Christmas list. Lord knows my kids hear me say it enough, so it might as well be hanging on the wall at this point.

Each southern state, including my beloved Kentucky, is featured, in addition to other musings associated with life below the Mason Dixon Line. The longitude and latitude of said line is captured in a print as well. May have to ask Santa for this one, too.


Jewelry
Christmas came early for this gal last Friday when I ventured to a favorite shop, Celebrations, and picked out the green and yellow agate necklace I've long wanted, designed by the gals at W&M Custom Jewelry. (Sorry, not the best photo in the world, but you get the idea.)

I know, shame on me for not waiting for a wrapped gift under the tree, but with several holiday parties and get-togethers approaching, I wanted a fun piece of jewelry to wear hither and thither this season. So, Hubby acquiesced.

Music
A friend of ours recommended the music of King's Daughters and Sons, and gave us their CD over the Thanksgiving holiday. His wife described the sound as “mello-Sunday-afternoon music," which is perfect for my drive home after a crazy day.


Good tunes, but I'm not crazy about their name - it sounds like a hospital that I often pass on I-64 near Frankfort, Ky. Just sayin'.

College Basketball
The number one men’s basketball team in the country: the Kentucky Wildcats. ‘Nuff said.

So, these are a few of my favorite things (cue Julie Andrews). What are you digging these days?

Oh, and a P.S. for Santa,

I would LOVE to have this box pleat skirt from Ann Mashburn, paired with the white boyfriend shirt or one of the many gingham options.
 


Seriously, Santa, if you have time to drop by Ms. Mashburn's store in Atlanta on Christmas Eve, see if you can throw some frocks in the sleigh before heading to Louisville.

Please and thank you.

Images from Trader Joe's, Old Try, King's Daughters and Sons, Ann Mashburn and necklace image property of A Place to Dwell blog

9 comments:

Amy R. said...

You have great taste J! I am going to add some of your favorites to mine:) We are supposed to get a Trader Joe's sometime soon, I can't wait!

Amy R.

Lily Lemontree said...

I love your list of favs, ESPECIALLY that last one, how gorgeous!! If I could only find a package with that outfit wrapped up under my tree this year, it would be divine!!

Renée Finberg said...

i NEED that sign for the boca raton patrons!!!

xx
and btw,
i want the last outfit.

The Southland Life said...

you must have that outfit! must!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jen-
Hope that Santa brings you all kinds of goodies. Love your list, and the skirt and blouse is a must have!
Teresa
xoxo

teresa-bug said...

Congratulations to you and all of the Wildcat fans!!! Basketball season is so much fun when you are on top, isn't it? {scary too!}

The Entertaining House said...

Peppermint stick Joe-Joes!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

ooohhh...Trader Joe's is about to finally open stores in my general area. praying it's somewhat close!

sweetpea said...

ooh...can I just copy and paste to my list! Love the outfit...I think you need it to go with the necklace!