My Favorite Things 2011


Welcome to the Oprah Winfrey show RWS show! My mom keeps asking me what I want for Christmas, and I am not sure what to tell her. I thought maybe I could help some of you out with your lists with a few of my favorite things of 2011. Some are health and fitness related, and some are just plain ‘ole fun, and some I don’t own but think are pretty cool! So so no particular order…


1. Keurig single cup brewer:


I love this little baby. I am the only coffee drinker in my house, and always fond it a waste to make a pot of coffee for just one cup. Not to mention, I always made it wrong. Too watery, too strong, but this way it’s perfect every time! I also love trying out all the different flavors and love that you can make tea, cider, and hot chocolate as well!


2. Running Skirts Capri Skirt:


With the colder weather upon us, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a cute running skirt until spring. it just means you need to buy a capri skirt! These skirts have a drawstring and the same pockets, comfiness, and flattering fit as the regular skirts.



3. Acer Android Tablet:


Bobby got me one of these for my birthday and I use it every single day. It’s so nice to get online without having to turn on my computer or look at my tiny phone screen. We debated between the ipad and the android tablet, but in the end the android won because 1.) it was cheaper 2.) it has flash player 3.) has a full sized USB plug in. It’s great to take on a plane or to a hotel with free WiFi, I love being able to travel lighter!

4. Tall Boots:


I got a brown pair and black pair from Shoe Carnival on Black Friday and I love them. They are comfy and you can wear them with cute sweater dresses or with skinny jeans or regular jeans. I am generally not a trendy person but they are everyone this season!


5. Alarm Clock on Wheels:



That’s right, you read it correctly. I do not have clocky here, but think he’s pretty cool. Clocky will give you one chance to get up and turn off your alarm like a normal person. If you don’t, he will literally jump off your nightstand and run from you, beeping and flashing until you get up, catch hi, and turn him off. That will wake you up in the morning!


6. Tervis Tumbler


I pretty much only drink out of these cups. If you live in the south, you understand how humid it gets here and how much glasses sweat and then water gets everywhere. Not to mention it helps keep your drink hot or cold due to the insulation. I also love the cute logos you can buy! You can also get a lid and/or straw to go with it.


7. Running Chics shirt

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No lie, these shirts are so soft I want to wear one every day. There is a great selection and the logo is really cute, too. Great for wanting to be cozy and comfy in the winter months ahead. You must buy one!


8. Digital Picture Frame:



I got a Kodak digital picture frame for Christmas last year and I love it. I have mine in the kitchen, so it’s fun to be able to look over at pictures of my family while I am cooking or doing something in the kitchen. It’s also nice when you have company over, they seem to really like looking at vacation pictures, etc. in that way instead of flipping through a photo album.


9. Brookstone nap blanket


This is the softest blanket every created. Bobby bought one for me a couple years ago, and somehow the dos managed to steal it, but I am taking it back. It’s the perfect Sunday-afternoon-on-the-couch blanket. If you are ever in Brookstone, go check out how soft this thing is!


10. iPod nano


This is one gift I may ask for. I have a very old school iPod mini. Remember those things? I usually just bring my phone and listen to Pandora but I hate carrying my phone but I know this would easily clip onto my clothing, Now, which color should I ask for?

*Check out last year’s Runner Gift Guide!

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  1. I love your favorite things list because I have a lot of those too… Keurig, Tervis Tumblr, so awesome :). And, I just got new boots two weeks ago and am waiting for cooler weather to wear them (been in the 70s here).

    My favorite K-cups are the Gloria Jean’s so you should try those if you haven’t, it’s flavored coffee!

  2. I totally want a Keurig with the filter basket so I can use my own coffees too!

    I use my Tervis every day at work still! I think I need a new one, though, b/c it’s all stained with coffee…boo. Still works, though…

    I just ordered new boots, too, but they are ankle boots with cute buckles. I think I’m too short/bowlegged/thunder thighed to wear tall boots. :-/ hahaha

    I don’t think I’m asking Santa for anything, since I will probably be shopping till I drop on the cruise next week… 🙂

    • My mom has the little basket for regular coffee and likes it.
      I’m.glad u like the tumbler still Lol! My dad stains his with tea all the time.

  3. I LOVE the NAP blanket!! So incredibly soft! I’d ask for the snuggie version but I already own a snuggie!

    We bought my parents a digital picture frame last year and pre-loaded it with scanned photos from their wedding, all us kids growing up, etc. It was a big hit!

    I asked Santa for some running skirts, runlove compression socks and some actual day-to-day clothes, too! 🙂

  4. ok, I totally need that alarm clock!! And I am drinking from a Turvis Tumbler right now 🙂 Santa brought my gift early this year–a new laptop to replace my 5 year old desktop that refused to run the new photoshop.
    But our big christmas gift will be the new house—fingers crossed for a Christmas closing!

  5. I actually put up my dear santa letter on my blog last week but I must get a new blender (though I’m trying to hold out for Blendtec or Vitamix but I’m entering week 3 of no smoothies so may have to settle for cheapie blender), punching bag, and few other things are on my list….now unless Santa really exists I don’t foresee getting anything on it since ummmm who’d buy it?! 🙁 one of many downsides of being single lol

  6. I asked Husband, er I mean Santa, for new running shoes. Since I now work for a shoe store, it’s more likely that we will go in, I will purchase them and he will wrap them.

  7. Wannnnt a Keurig sooo badly! I don’t do coffee either but the cocoas and teas are awesome!

    Dropping by my fave blogs to let ppl know I’m doing an ornament exchange and they should stop by if interested.

  8. I am feelin’ you on those Tervis tumblers. I think those are the best drinking devices ever invented!!!

  9. I’m asking for a backup pair of Brooks Adrenalines. Need to stock up before they discontinue them!

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