18 November, 2009

My Favorite Things Party - November 19

Melissa at 320 Sycamore is hosting My Favorite Things party, just like Oprah. What a good idea, Melissa. I love to be able to be tipped off to things you all love, especially if I can afford it. Not having Oprah's income, I like that real people are listing their favorite things. Click on the 320 Sycamore link to check out everyone's favorites. Here are some of mine.


1. Debbie Meyer Green Bags. They really work and pay for themselves by absorbing and removing the ethylene gas which causes fruits and vegetables to spoil. You can buy these in stores, on TV or at http://www.greenbags.com/.


2. Chenille socks. OK, Oprah beat me on listing them, but whey really are wonderful. The plusher and longer the better. Don't make the mistake in getting the really short ones as they come off.





3. Chicken Marsala at Carrabbas Italian Grill - This is a chain with over 200 locations. If you have a Carrabbas anywhere near you, go there and order their chicken marsala. It is my favorite restaurant dish in the world. We went there last week. Kerri was our waitress. I thought I took a picture of the Chicken Marsala, but when I went to upload it, it wasn't there.



4. Stash Chai spice black tea with a spoonful of Splenda and a splash of French Vanilla Creamora. Yum.

5. Velvet covered clothes hangers are on my favorite list. They really keep all my tops secure and they don't take up as much space as the plastic ones.


6. Is there anyone out there that hasn't tried these? They certainly are magic. Things I have tried to clean and though they needed painting or just thrown out certainly have become cleaned. The only thing you have to watch out is that they clean too well, so don't rub your wall too hard or the paint will come off.

Of course my most favorite things are intangible items. Blessings.

34 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I don't understand how those Magic Eraser thingys work, but they are incredible! I use them for everything, everywhere. I've got to get some chenille socks. Good list. laurie

Sue said...

hi and thanks for stopping by my blog...and thanks for your imput on the homeless situation in the country...I agree with your thoughts on the subject...and on your post...what a fun idea...I would have loved to have done a post to add to the link list...I hope she does it again sometime...I need to tell my daughter about the magic eraser....she has a toddler who just discovered crayons....my solution when she told me baby wrote on her bedroom wall was to hang a picture frame over the scribble....Magic Eraser seems a much better idea!!..I hope you stop by my blog again...
Sue @ Rue Mouffetard.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I've heard about those green bags and wondered if they are good...now I know. I love chai tea - just finished one with sugar and 1% milk! About my burlap runners....actually, this is the third year I am using them! I bought the burlap at HobLob and cut the length in threes. I pulled thread on the edges. My daughter had suggested it and I always listen to her! Didn't know she was ahead of the fad. Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Karen. You know, I haven't ever tried those magic erasers! Maybe I should because I've got some things that certainly needs to be erased! :)
Oh, I have some at home chenille socks and they feel sooooooooooooo good on my tiny feet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post girl...now I have not a clue how those magic thingy work either but will tell you before them I could not get my black stove top to ever look clean...their also great to clean silver and my glass shower door love them...now the socks I have and there all iwear to bed in the winter time ha ha!! Hey cold feet but I have a warm heart so there...I also love Romantic Homes mag and tea to me also a favorite thing in winter and my old red beat up robe...I tell you iis in threads now and I still won't toss it out ha ha!! every year my daughters buy me new robes just hoping maybe I will....Mountain hugs to you girl...Gl♥ria

Connie said...

Okay, a like minded person concerning those green bags!! Squeeeeeeal, aren't they just fabulous? My lettuce takes much longer to rot when I use them! ;-)

Nice to meet ya, chickee.

xoxo,
Connie

Deb said...

I was wondering if those "green bags" worked :-) and I love chenille socks - wearing them right now :-)

Richella said...

I like those green bags, too! And I wouldn't want to try to keep this house clean without Mr. Clean. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your list. I have tried everything except the socks. I need some of those. I always wear sock in the house in the cooler months and those look toasty warm. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments on my TT post. I really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Karen~
I have always wondered about the green bags~now I will try them! There is nothing better than cozy socks and I keep hearing about the velvet hangers~I definitely need them for a few of my tops. Thanks so much for sharing your favs with us~

Kate Starr said...

Stash is the best. THE BEST. Have you tried their Pomegranate Raspberry green tea? Divine.

I have got to try those green bags... very interesting.

Janean said...

warm, fuzzy socks!!!!!!!!!

Chrissie Grace said...

Great list. I live for my magic eraser! I've also wondered about the bags...

Leanne said...

Those socks look so cozy. I love the magic eraser. It saves my kids.

debra said...

Nice list! I love the socks. So warm and cuddly.

Jaime @ A Place Out West said...

Good ideas! I've wondered if those produce bags work...thanks for the tip!

Lori said...

Does the Magic Eraser really work? I've also wondered if those bags worked. Now I know! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Magic erasers are great, aren't they? I need to get some of those veggie bags. Glad you posted about them.

Nancy

gina said...

My friend and I drive an hour once to eat a Carrabbas- they ARE delicious! And magic erasers- Thank God for them!!!!

Heather O'Pry said...

I just got a pair of chenille socks for Christmas last year and I love them! Great list.

Hopeful Housewife said...

I love chenille socks & chai tea. I can't wait to try your recipe!

The Country Nest said...

Love Magic Eraser, it even got soot off brick. The socks and hangers are great too. What makes me the happiest is I will now try the green bags, I always wondered..
Thanks, great post.
Donna

Julia Stainton said...

What a great list! Love the magic erasers and I need to try out those green bags!

Tootsie said...

I should be a spokes person for those erasers...I use them faithfully for a lot...and everyone I know has been told about them! lol
I hated my chenile socks...they were too soft! lol...is that even possible???
your post today is great!

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Dena

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Magic Erasers really are the best - they will clean ANYTHING! I've wondered about those green bags, I guess I will have to get some and give them a try.

I noticed that your husband works for the EPA, my husband works for the GA EPD - Air Division (loves to call himself Capt. Planet)

Thanks for stopping by!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, so the green bags really work??? I threw some out not thinking they were worth my while. Shame on me!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sam said...

My sister in law loves those socks too. They make my wood floors too slippery! LOL :)

Cherry Blossoms said...

I LOVE Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! Thank goodness for those...my three year old has had many drawing mishaps!

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my favorite things...I love love love Tim Tams. I was able to find them at my local Kroger but I know Target also carries them. I have done the Tim Tam Slam and it is unbelievable...so much so I dedicated a post on my blog to it!

Thanks again for visiting and come again soon!

Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}
http://CherryBlossomsDesign.Blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Love your list of favorites. I love chai tea and Magic Erasers. I need to try those bags, though. I've loved checking out everyone's favorites.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.

Ruth

Cara said...

I love Carrabas, but I've never had the Chicken Marsala. It does look good. I always get Chicken Rosa Marie or the Chicken Bryan, but I don't think you can go wrong at Carrabas!

Mommy said...

Love the magic eraser as well. Oh- I must try those type of hangers...I hate my plastic ones :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

xinex said...

Thanks for sharing your list, I need to try them!...Christine

Kristy said...

I love Carrabbas' chicken marsala! Normally I almost always order chicken parmesan when I eat out Italian, but I make an exception at Carrabbas.