gift card winner + my picks at amazon

As a special bonus, everyone who purchased from the shop on Cyber Monday was entered to win this:

A $300 gift card from Amazon.

Congratulations to REBEKAH FOX. You are the big winner!

Please send me a note and we’ll get your gift card out to you ASAP.

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Are you an Amazon shopper? Our family is. It seems like every time I find something in a store I think to myself, I bet you could get that on amazon. Most of the times, it’s true … for an even better price.  You have to love that.  And with Amazon Prime, we don’t even pay for shipping. It’s like I’m a walking Amazon saleswoman – which I’m not – but I really do like Amazon and order all kinds of things online.

Anyway, just for fun I thought I’d show you some of my faves that I would buy {and a few I already have} if I were the winner of the gift card

1. pencil sharpener {we have worn ours out and it’s time for a new one}

2. think thin protein bars {the only bars that don’t taste like chalk to me}

3. Q & A journal {I profess my love for this little book on this post}

4. le pen assortment {just plain happy}

5. milk steamer {I wanted it then, and I still want it now}

6. tocca candle in florence {a light, fresh scent}

7. pure barre workout dvd {to tone at home and an excuse to wear my ballet shoes}

8. good bones, great pieces {coffee table book that’s extra pretty}

9. silpat baking mat {why do I not own this yet?}

10. thoughts to make your heart sing {beautiful children’s devotional}

11. rotary paper trimmer {what I use nearly every day}

12. taylor swift cd {what I listen to nearly every day}

That is my list.

What’s on yours?

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21 Responses to gift card winner + my picks at amazon

  1. Lindsay at Life of Splendor December 5, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Okay, I want so many of the items that you just listed! That coffee table book sounds beautiful…maybe that will get added to my list. Thanks for sharing Emily!

  2. tina December 5, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    The silpat is a time-saver. I use it so very often. see it here & try the cherry pie bars! http://tinyurl.com/c9aovkg
    I’ve been considering the kids version of #3. the devotional looks pretty; i bought the sara young kids devo on your recommendation!

  3. Sarah Barksdale Design December 5, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I love those Le Pen pens…. We use them at work all the time to make colored notes on drawings

    • Jacquelyn December 5, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      I want that milk steamer for my hot chocolate every morning!

  4. Chaney December 5, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    What a great list of items! You’ve got great taste :). And I love Taylor’s new album too, and listen to it almost ever day!

  5. rosa paz December 5, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    OOH PLEASE PICK ME……LOVE LOVE ALL THE STUFF! AND YOUR SITE IS BEYOND……..I ACTUALLY DID THE LIGHT PLATE CHANGES IN MY HOUSE…..LOOKS FANTASTIK….ROSA

  6. Sharon December 5, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Yay for Rebekah! I don’t know her, but that’s exciting. :) I love your Amazon list. I have the Q&A book and my new year’s resolution is to actually write from it instead of just peruse it! I also love the silpat mats, makes baking much easier, and I love Think Thin bars! The peanut butter chocolate is my fave and I really appreciate the company’s mission and philosophy. So handy to have in your purse when hunger strikes too. Merry Christmas!

  7. Allison December 5, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Hey! I just bought Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing last weekend! Are you familiar with Andrew Peterson and his album/show Behold the Lamb of God? {If not, you can listen to the whole thing for free on his website!} Anyway, he always reads from Sally Lloyd-Jones Jesus Storybook Bible at the beginning. They had this for sale at the show and I love the JSB so much that I HAD to buy it! :) SOOO good! {I don’t even have kids, lol!}

  8. Amy-KY December 5, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Congrats, Rebekah! Very cool to get that card this time of year!!

    I absolutely adore the Taylor CD. I have it in my Tahoe. It goes everywhere with me. Love her new music!

  9. Andrew December 5, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I love amazon too! But i typically only use it to do my Christmas shopping.

  10. Sharon December 5, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Thanks for the suggestions. Just ordered that sweet devotional!

  11. Kelli December 5, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Looks like a great list! I will be checking some if them out for sure!

  12. Jo December 5, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Re the frother – a friend and I both bought one – same day, same time, same place. It’s the Breville. When she froths the minimum amount of skim milk she gets so much froth it’s like meranigue. When I do the same amount only with 1% i barely get any bubbles. So I called and they are sending me a new whatever it is that does the frothing. We’ll see if it works then. She’s elated with hers – me, not so much, considering they cost $129.99. I bought the Q&A and am starting it 1/1/13. Can’t wait. I might just buy those pens and make it pretty!

  13. Maryjt December 5, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    You have the best ideas! Just don’t make these lists too often because I just went on an Amazon shopping spree (although it was mostly for Christmas).

  14. Lemonade Makin' Mama December 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    LOVe this collection. Congrats to the winner. :)

    I also have that little Q& A book and it’s so fun!!

  15. Erica Hankison December 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    I really want the Taylor Swift cd! It is on my Christmas list. I also love the Q & A journal. I love the idea of writing in a journal, but I have never committed to writing in one. I think the question and answer format would be more fun. And it would help me learn more about myself.

  16. KEverett December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    I think you would really like the Barre3 online workout videos. They are awesome and there are so many to choose from. You never get bored. It’s a great value for only $15 a month. I bought the Nespresso espresso machine and Aeroccino milk frother and we use it every single day. They are running a ton of deals on them right now. It’s 20% off this weekend (Sur La Table) and you get $100 credit from Nespresso on the coffee pods. We buy so many things from Amazon but I thought you might enjoy these things too!

    • emily December 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      wow! Thanks for the great tips!

  17. Betsy December 6, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I’d love to see a list of your favorite children’s books!!! I’m trying to get Christmas shopping done early for my two little boys (ages 2 and 3), and I remember a bookshelf post you did that looked full of wonderful children’s books. Would love any advice!

  18. Sheila December 6, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I have a tip for you re: a milk steamer. I got one at Costco for 40 dollars! I love it! I live in the Puget Sound area so you might be able to find it as well.

  19. Carolyn December 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I second the Nespresso U with Aeroccino milk frother. We got one a week ago and it’s amazing. I don’t think strongly brewed coffee will be quite the same. And the price comes out to what that Breville frother costs almost (with the $100 credit for Nespresso pod purchase). My husband was skeptical about a ‘fancy’ coffee machine, but he almost loves it more than me.

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