One of my absolute favorite authors, Chautona Havig, blogged yesterday morning about a writing challenge that she was joining in on and I decided to check it out.    I thought it was a really neat idea and thought I’d try and use it.  One of my goals this year is to try and blog at least once a week.  So, if I need inspiration I can use one of the prompts off the 52-week writing challenge from the MFRW blog.  I will say, this blog is mainly for authors (and I don’t really consider myself one since the only thing I’ve currently “authored” is this blog.  However, I love to write.  So while I did not actually sign up for this challenge over on the website (*I cannot fully endorse everything on it but want to give credit where credit is due for these blog prompts) I do plan on using some of the prompts to fill in when I need some inspiration.  Not because I want to blog just for the sake of blogging, but because I do appreciate all the readers who keep coming back to my blog looking for new content and I want to give that to them.  I don’t plan on needing to use one every week (in fact, I already have some book reviews planned) but I’m excited for the help in brainstorming.

This last week’s prompt was “A Few of My Favorite Things”

This phrase always makes me think of Julie Andrews singing while holding on to the ugliest set of curtains ever in The Sound of Music.  Which seriously, is one of my all-time favorite movies.  I love movies based on fact.  I just watched one called Sully about the pilot that landed the plane on the Hudson River.  So riveting.  Very dramatic!   Favorite Things - Family

My family is also one of my favorite “things” (hmm, that sounds wrong, people aren’t things…oh well, the idea is there).  I have a new family photo hanging around somewhere, on someone else’s phone, and I need to get that.  I will definitely share it when I do.  We adore the newest addition to our family.  Little Guy has this cute little onesie that says “Mommy’s Favorite”.  I haven’t told the other two Littles what it says, hehe.

Books are my favorite things.  I don’t have a favorite.  I love all books.  I could collect books.  I’ve decided to get rid of books this year because a book collection can outgrow your house, and that is never a good thing.  But I really like books.  School books, novels, Bible-based, etc…  A Kindle just doesn’t do a real book justice.  Sadly, all of Chautona Havig’s books that I own are on Kindle.  Although, maybe that’s a good thing, since I own most of them (Kindle books take up no space – except on my Kindle).

Tea.  You can’t read a good book without a good cup of tea.  I have to admit though, that my favorite kind of tea is the kind already in bags.  Although I love the idea of loose tea, it just annoys me.  Just sayin’ – or maybe I’m just lazy…sigh.

Cozy slippers/socks.  My feet are always cold.  We’re talking, middle of summer, hottest day of the year, my feet will be cold at some point during the day.  Yes, I know it’s related to low iron (which I do have an issue with ).   So fuzzy socks are my best friend.  And an amazing pair of slippers ranks right up there with them.  But I really do love the socks.  It’s the one thing on my Christmas wish list every year.

Organiztion.  My house is not the most organized, so those of you who have seen my house may be wondering if I’ve gone a little crazy.  But I seriously do love organization.  If I could have the shelving and filing cabinets to do everything I’d love to do, my house would be spotless.  But I don’t.  And so stuff sits around because it has nowhere to go…and it drives me crazy!!!  I move things around and try to reorganize about once a month.  I just moved the garbage can in the kitchen to the opposite side of the island because my son’s desk fit better where the garbage was sitting than it did in its old spot near the front door.  But now we’re all slightly irritated trying to throw garbage in my son’s desk, hah (but it does really work better there – it’s staying! We’ll get used to it eventually).

These are just a few of my favorite things.  What are some of your favorite things?   Head on over to my Facebook page and leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you all!

Amanda Cunningham

Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having two wonderful kids.She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun.While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community.Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and is hoping to start tutoring and teaching music again in the days to come.

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