A List Is A Beautiful Thing

1. If you have an extra $3.96 sitting around, then I would like to encourage you to add this little nugget-o-wonder to your Christmas music collection.

It’s a Christmas EP by Act of Congress. And IT IS A DELIGHT. I just found out about Act of Congress, oh, yesterday, but it was totally love at first listen. I may have to put their version of “Carol of the Bells” on permanent repeat. So good.

2. Yesterday my pastor wrote a blog post about grandparents, and I may have needed a tissue or four when I finished reading. Consider yourself warned.

4. My friend Anne’s post about installing a backsplash cracked me up. And it also reminded me why I rarely attempt home improvement projects.

5. I can’t wait to sit down and read every single one of the Favorite Things posts on Nester’s blog today (with a great guest post by Hayley, by the way). Makes me want to have a real-life Favorite Things party of my own.

Happy Wednesday, everybody!

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  1. That backsplash post? Also a reminder why I should NEVER attempt a project of ANY kind. :)

  2. Loved the post by your pastor about grandparents and their adoption journey.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. All the games on Big Fish are only 2.99 today. They have a coupon on the website! Dire Grove is one, but there are tons more! Happy Wednesday.

  4. Goodness gracious. The Grandparent post wiped me out. It certainly makes me look at my favorite job with a new perspective. Thank you for sharing this powerful piece!

  5. We had something else in common a while back in a post regarding something or someone in Birmingham, right? I say that because now we have ANOTHER thing in common…..we both love ACT OF CONGRESS! I’ve been a fan of them for years and I actually know the lead singer and his wife, Adam and Jessica Wright, since we used to go to the same church in the Moody/Leeds area, east of B’ham. Wow…..aren’t they just the best band in the world! Check out all their albums on itunes. Amazing.

  6. Thanks for sharing. Thanks to you I read the Nester’s post and bought three new Christmas songs! :) Happy Advent!

  7. Ooooh, love Act of Congress. Thanks!

  8. You know Boo, I STILL use that John Freida bump it in a bottle hair stuff that you wrote about a year? two years? ago. I LOVE it when you tell us what you are using and I thought of you when I listed some of my favorite things.


  9. Miss Sophie!
    I was flipping through the latest ULTA flyer and saw what you be #1 on your “Favorite Things” list or “Christmas Desires” list:

    I FANCY You — a fragrance by Jessica Simpson.

    <3 it.