Friday, September 25, 2015

Birthday Post: 31 Favorite Things + a $31 Amazon GIVEAWAY!

Today I turn

Ooh- that last one hurts.

Since I'm not a huge fan of odd numbers, and since 31 seems like a generally uneventful age (I felt the same way about 29 and 26... although at least 26 was even and still "mid-twenties"), I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things with y'all and do a little giveaway- because who doesn't love winning things?!

This list of favorites spans a lot of years- 31 to be exact.

Some of them are all-time favorites, and some are more recent.

If you're new around here, consider this a getting-to-know-me list... a little peek into the quirkiness that is- me.

And maybe you'll even find a thing or two that you need to try for yourself!

1. Book- Same Kind of Different as Me (although For the Love may beat this by the time I’m through!)
2. Movie- Dirty Dancing or Pretty Woman
3. Song- Bryan Adams’ "Summer of ‘69"
4. TV Series- Friday Night Lights & Parenthood
5. Adult Beverage- Red wine or a margarita on the rocks
6. Kid Beverage- Yoo-Hoo
7. Face Product- Clarisonic Mia 2
8. Cleaning Product- Roomba for Pets
9. Baby Product- Solly Baby Wrap
10. Place to Buy Clothes- Loft, BR Factory, J.Crew Factory
11. Candle- Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint
12. Me-Time Activity: Bath & a book or Cooking with a glass of wine & pandora
13. Date Night- Cooking class or exploring a new place
14. Family Time Activity- Playing in the backyard or hiking
15. Music- Country or 80s-90s
16. Food- Pasta anything
17. City- London (I need to share this post one day!)
18. Flying Vacation- Our Honeymoon & Turks and Caicos Trip
19. Driving Vacation- The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
21. Starbucks Coffee- Cinnamon Dolce Latte
22. Form of Exercise- Pilates
23. Ice-cream- Mayfield Moosetracks
24. Board Game- Scrabble
25. Game Show- Wheel of Fortune
26. Piece of Jewelry- My “R” Necklace from here
27. Season- Fall
28. Holiday- Christmas
29. Sport to Watch- Football & Tennis
30. Sport to Play- Tennis
31. Verse- Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”

And now for the giveaway!

I didn't work this into my list, but I buy just about everything on Amazon these days. Why drive to a store when what I need can be at my doorstep in two days or less?!

So in honor of the big 3-1, today I'm giving away a $31 gift card to Amazon.

To enter, just complete the Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!



  1. My favorite city is definitely Boston. So many special memories for Jarred and I there! And game doubt Family Feud! We need to come back to ATL for another taping, so fun! Happy Birthday!!

  2. My favorite kid beverage is orange hi-c!

  3. My favorite baby item is the baby bjorn bouncer! Happy birthday!

  4. happy birthday! ice cream is on my mind right now, since I'm trying to get back into shape before baby #2, and my favorite is the classic chocolate chip cookie dough. gah now I want some!

  5. omg.... I'm reading this and I'm like me too, me too, me too haha so cheers to #'s 2, 6, 7, 11, 15, 16, 24, 25, 27 & 28
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

  6. What?!? Not Publix brownie moose tracks?!? My favorite is TALENTI double dark chocolate with a small spoonful of Mediterranean Mint on top. And I'm going to feel guilty if I win this for YOUR birthday... Not that that means you shouldn't pick me. ;)
    Can't wait to celebrate you when you get back!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY friend! I loved this post!!!

  8. happy birthday! xx,kenz

  9. My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough.

  10. Happy Bday - Coffeee - Starbucks Mach

  11. Happy birthday!! I choose candle - and my new fave is Nest's Ocean Mist & Sea Salt!

  12. My favorite form of exercise is weightlifting.

  13. My favorite city is Positano in Italy. It's absolutely beautiful!

  14. Happy Birthday. Have a great vacation week.

  15. Happy birthday!! 31 is a good age! I pick food - my favorite is pizza - any kind!! esp homemade on the grill!

  16. Happy birthday!! 31 is a good age! I pick food - my favorite is pizza - any kind!! esp homemade on the grill!

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! made a really nice list! i was thinking what would write in my list like this. well for sure i would have to think a lot. one of the things i am sure about is my favorite holiday - Christmas too :)

  18. My favorite TV series is definitely Scandal!!

  19. My favorite is coffee ice cream!

  20. My favorite sports to watch are poker and football.

  21. I'm not sure if my last comment worked but Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog!

  22. I would have to say number sixteen - pecan pie - shaunie

  23. Movie - I prefer Dirty Dancing. Love the soundtrack.
    Jennifer Rote

  24. Happy birthday! Hope your 30s continue to be filled with fun.

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  26. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. I know it's so plain, but toppings can easily be added.

  27. I liked your 10 vegetable recipes under the "Last Week's meals section. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com Bernie W