My Favorite Things This Year

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Tis the season to be jolly…and to shop for gifts for family and friends.  I’m here to share with you my favorite things this year that I think would be a great gift to give! I think we often tend to over think gift giving, when really, if we share something WE love, or know someone else loves, it’s likely to be a winner! Not only am I sharing my favorites this year, but 29 of my other creative friends are sharing their favorites as well. Even MORE FUN is that all 30 gifts will be up for grabs to win!  Follow the directions below to see how to enter each gift, but first, here are my favorites, all ready and waiting for a lucky winner to claim my gift.

Capturing Joy Favorite Things Giveaway

I love purses, treats, and gadgets. To read where to find each of these items in my gift, and why I love them, read below the gift collage and blog hop for a description.

NOW, here are the 30 gifts from 30 friends. I just love to see new things, or be reminded about something I had forgotten. Each of them can make great gifts for your loved ones. To see each gift up closer, and to enter to win, you must HOP to each site to fill out the entry forms.

The gifts:

Favorte Things Giveaway and Gift Ideas

I encourage you to HOP to each site to not only enter their gift, but to look around, and follow along on your favorite social media.

{In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on a link, try clicking on the HOME page, or come back later. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this.}

1.Capturing Joy // 2. People Want to Know // 3. The 36th Avenue // 4. Bombshell Bling // 5. C.R.A.F.T. // 6. PinkWhen // 7. The Pinning Mama // 8. Thirty Handmade Days // 9. Sunshine and Hurricanes // 10. Landeelu

11. Crazy Little Projects // 12. I Heart Naptime // 13. Craftaholics Anonymous® // 14. Lolly Jane // 15. Remodelaholic // 16. Yellow Bliss Road // 17. A Girl and A Glue Gun // 18. Spaceships and Laser Beams // 19. Your Homebased Mom // 20. Made From Pinterest

21. HowDoesShe // 22. Tatertots and Jello // 23. A Pumpkin & A Princess // 24. The Crafting Chicks // 25. The Taylor House // 26. Two Twenty One // 27. One Good Thing by Jillee // 28. TidyMom // 29. All Things Thrifty // 30. Eighteen25

***Make sure you HOP to each site, and enter for each gift price on those pages.***

We’d like to take a moment to recognize a site and blogger friend, Joan Hayes, whom we lost unexpectedly over a week ago. She was supposed to be a part of this Favorite Things event, and suddenly passed away from a heart attack just before this went live. She was a single mom with 3 children, and the website she ran, Chocolate, Chocolate, and More, was her main source of income for her family. Please take a moment to visit her site, follow along on your favorite social media, and SHARE her recipes with others so it can continue to be a blessing to her family.

Chocolate, Chocolate, and More on: Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter

Chocolate, chocolate and more


Here is a close up and detailed look at the gift I’m giving, MY favorite things. I’m very excited about all of them, and I want to keep the black purse for myself! All of the other items, I have, or purchase regularly.

***************ENTER TO WIN HERE!***************

 This gift has a $225 VALUE!

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Want more details and links on where to grab this stuff? Read below…

favorite things book and treats and FOTOstrap

FOTOstrap camera strap–I have TWO of these, one on each of my Dslr’s, and they are my favorite straps I’ve ever had. I love the leather buckle, solid durable fabric, and my name engraved on them! The luck winner of My gift, will get to choose their strap and have their own engraving on it, yippee! ($95)

How to Talk so Kids will Listen–Most favorite parenting book that really changed my perspective on things! I did a bit of a review on this book a while back, read it here. I love it, and I think all parents should read it and take the tips inside. ($10)

Larabar Renola Granola (grain free granola)–My new favorite cereal/snack!  This berry flavor is our fave, sold in bigger bags or snack sized. ($10 pack)

Ghirardelli chocolate covered sea salt cashews–I shared this last year in my favorite things, and it’s STILL my favorite! When I allow myself to buy a bag (or two) I keep them in the freezer. I have a hard time finding these, but Amazon is a sure bet, and at some Targets, never at my grocery store, though. ($5)

black purse

Black quilted purse–love the quilted pattern on this, as well as the gold chain on either side! ($35)

Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter–my husband and I BOTH love this stuff. Not just almond butter, but VANILLA almond butter! They also sell them in little pocket sized packets that I like to keep in my purse, just in case! ($8)

ANKER device charger–This plugs in two devices, and is amazing, works for multiple charges before it needs charging. ($20)

Justins vanilla almond butter

Glitter glasses (I made them)–these are pretend, but SO fun! I made a bunch last year, and gift them to my girlfriends

Say NO to Auto and Get Focused photography books–I give these away each time, because I wrote them and I LOVE to help other people learn how to use their fancy cameras! ($42)

Say No to Auto Beginning Photography book

Don’t forget to HOP to the other sites and follow their feeds!

Which item is new to you, or something you’ve wanted???

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