31 Favorite Things.

Just like last year, I promised a happy mail package to one lucky commenter to celebrate my birthday. It was a highlight of my day to read your kind words and in the end, Natalie was randomly chosen as the winner. It takes me awhile to gather my favorites. Each one is hand picked and truly is something I'm excited to share. This go around I compiled 31 of my current faves. 

Thirty-one favorite things: (in no particular order)
1. Martha Stewart Organizing Magazine
2. Martha Stewart labels
3. Rifle Paper Co. notebook
4. Essie Ballet Slippers (the prettiest neutral polish)
5. Twine from Mignon Kitchen Co.
6. graph paper sticky notes
7. tinsel glitter
8. striped socks
9. spice jar
10. Bow stamp from Fifteen/Eleven (this might be my favorite of all!)
11. Black Apple greeting cards
12. cross stitched letterpress cards from Pistachio Press
13. Rosebud Salve(favorite lip balm)
14. Spin Pins(perfect for buns!)
15. Nutella & Go(favorite snack)
16. kraft bags
17. striped straws
18. wooden cutlery
19. striped washi tape
20. tiny Altoids
21. Orla Kiely pencils
22. Jane Eyre Penguin Classic
23. cross stitched heart pin
24. black string on a wooden spool
25. Orla Kiely notebooks
26. cross stitched cards
27. ceramic berry box
28. tiny white bags
29. glassine pouches
30. wooden pushpins
31. Izze in Sparkling Clementine

I shipped Natalie's package on Saturday and since then have thought of a few more things I could have included. My favorite eyelash curler, peanut butter M&M's and Twirl from Kate Spade to name a few. I guess it's a good thing I plan on making these birthday giveaway packages a yearly tradition. 

If you were sending a package of your current favorites, what would you pack up?


  1. Your so kind! I'm new to your blog and I simply adore it. :)

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. I LOVE this idea...you are so creative! And everything in the package looks absolutely amazing. Lucky Natalie :)

  3. oh so jealous of that package. congrats Natalie!!

    where do you find the orla kiely pencils? i love those!

  4. I know!!! I am the LUCKIEST girl! Thank you, thank you for all of the wonderful things! It felt like Christmas yesterday as I got to open my box and look at all the fun surprises!

  5. Natalie is one lucky lady! I can't imagine a package more fun than that to open!

  6. This is such a wonderful birthday celebration! Such a cute idea!

  7. Thanks, guys! :) April, the Orla Kiely pencils were picked up at American Eagle. I wasn't able to find them online.

  8. I have those same Orla pencils and they make me really happy. These favorite things are so perfect! In my box? Twine, more pencils, yummy chocolates or salted caramels, striped twistie ties, button push pins, smartwool socks, my favorite garden gloves...oh the list could go on and on. :)

  9. PS - I found my Orla pencils at Paper Source!

  10. Oh, I would love to win! Such sweet little treasures. You are very kind! Here's to hoping :)

  11. such a lovely idea for a giveaway. and what awesome things it includes!

  12. What a great idea!!!! Totally unique and awesome! And we have a few favorite things in common!!! Love it!

  13. I just love this idea and the time and effort you put into picking out each and every little item! I seriously love everything you picked out!

  14. Wow! What a lovely package and generous idea on your part. I'm with everyone else, I wouldn't mind those goodies arriving on my doorstep.

  15. What a great and giving idea!
    My box would include peanut butter m&ms, gummy bears, teal shade of essie nail polish, pride and prejudice book, Bride and Prejudice movie (bollywood P&P) chevron print clutch, altoids, burts bees lip balm, cabbage roses, tropical spice B&BW candle, oh I could go on forever..

  16. Fabulous- gift giveaway....I might try and do something like this for my birthday- but my box would have to be much bigger...I'm a whole lot older than you =)

  17. what a seriously generous prize. you are amazing.

    i will admit a twinge of jealousy when i saw another natalie won!

    i have that copy of jane eyre and really need to read it. one of my life goals is to read and enjoy some of the classics...bronte/austen/etc.

  18. Your favorites are so inspirational!!

    I have a birthday in December, too! I think I will start compiling a favorites list to share with a reader, too.

    Martha Stewart labels will definitely be on the list! I love 'em! Maybe Jane Eyre, as well, because it is my favorite book. I don't have it in the Penguin Classic, but it is now on my list of wants. I could go on forever discussing all of the the things that have just been added to my list of wants after looking at your favorites, but I won't! ;)

    Lucky, lucky Natalie!!

  19. and such a lovely collection of 31 things!! we have much in common.. many of those things might show up in my favs. too!
    and yay for natalie!!
    such a sweet idea :)

  20. wow, lucky girl! ;) so many fun faves! :D


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