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A Few Of My Favorite Things For Christmas!


 

—–Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!–Dr. Suess

 

  1. Must De Cartier By Cartier: When I worked for Carnival Cruise Lines, our mean, super-model, Russian Pit boss, Leah, wore this. When I asked what kind of perfume she was wearing, she retorted in a thick Latvian accent, “Cartier, darling, but it wouldn’t smell as lovely on you.” To this day, it is one of my all time favorites!
Such Memories!

Such Memories!

 

  1. Buttercup Powder: I guess all the celebrities wear this for flawless, beautiful skin. My pen-pal, Mercy, swears by it and said I should order some, so I did.

Oh LA LA

Oh LA LA

 

 

  1. Vintage PU Leather Shoulder Bag Purse: A fabulous, chic looking bag for a low price. This excites me. Vintage Bag!

 

 

 

  1. Paris Luggage from TJmax- My Luggage!: Okay, it’s already under my tree from my mommy and daddy! Thank you!

 

 

 

  1. Volunteer at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota: I’ve been following these big cats for years. One of my dreams is to volunteer there for one day with my 2 boys, Andrew & Alex. Meowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Love These Big Kitties!

Love These Big Kitties!

http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/visiting/

 

 

  1. Skinny Cow: If you’re going to indulge, let it be with Skinny Cow. I’m obsessed w/ all of their products. Oh, and they’re low fat, baaaaaby. ( that means I can eat more! )
DeeeeLISH!

DeeeeLISH!

 

 

 

  1. The Vegetarian: Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize & New York Times top 10 books of 2016.
Catch Your Interest?

Catch Your Interest?

 

 

  1. The Underground Railroad: Winner of the National Book Award Winner
Also, Oprah's New Pick!

Also, Oprah’s New Pick!

 

 

  1. Soft, silky, warm blankets: Every year I get a new one to cuddle up with on my couch while watching Gilmore Girls, Stranger Things, & Game of Thrones. O, My! ( I would NEVER, ever buy anything with real fur or feathers inside )
Come Cuddle w/ Me!

Come Cuddle w/ Me!

 

 

  1. My boys home for Christmas: Forget all the other material stuff above. This is what I want the most!
My Heart Overflows

My Heart Overflows

 

—–Some of my favorite charities:

 

Men As Peacemakers   : Helping boys become (REAL) men! YESSSSSSS.

 

Home For Life!  : This is where Obama, the neighborhood cat is! He lives w/ rabbits, goats, and other cats with disabilities.

 

Safe Haven : Helping women and children transition from abusive homes.

 

Wild Cat Sanctuary : Supports abused big cats from circuses and other atrocities.

 

—Darlings, savor your holiday with family, prayer, food, sweets, conversation, wonderful wine, & LOTS of love.   xxX   Love You All!

——Tell me what you will do? What are some of your traditions?

—-I cry every single time I hear this. I’m crying now!


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61 Comments

  • Reply
    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    That is the best rendition of that song I’ve ever heard outside of the original. Big tears. I will have to find some of the Must de Cartier because I don’t think I’ve ever smelled it. And I bet it smells way better on you than it ever did on her. And the setting powder!!! Looks like Santa will have some amazing ideas!!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Nan,
      I know. I just adore that song!! xx

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        nan @ lbddiaries.com
        December 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

        p.s. I forgot to tell you, Leland saw a pix of you and said, “Wow she’s gorgeous” – just thought you’d like to know!! You are – inside and out!

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          My Inner Chick
          December 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm

          –how sweet of you to pass that onto me, Nan!!! xx

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    lisa thomson
    December 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Nice list, Kim! I think my mom wore Cartier back many years ago. It’s a pretty scent. She said it wouldn’t smell as good on you? Pfffff. A warm, fuzzy blanket makes a great gift! Did you love The Gilmore Girls Revival? Those books look interesting and I haven’t heard of either. Thanks for sharing those suggestions. Also, great list of charities! Happy holidays to you, Kim and enjoy your sons’ visit!! I will be making your chocolate squares again this year as all the kids LOVED them!

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    Dad
    December 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I love that video and song. Yes it is enough to make you cry. Also I think the Grinch turned out to be very wise. The tree, the gifts, the lights, etc., but that’s not what it’s all about. It’s about Jesus Birth.
    Love You
    Dad

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    Lisa Gordon
    December 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Great list, and what a beautiful video, Kim. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I wish you and your beautiful family, a very, very Merry Christmas.
    xo.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Hope you are well, dear.
      I’m not getting your posts.
      Shall go there now! x

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots
    December 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I’m like you on all I want for Christmas is all of my “kids” home. And they are supposed to be– the two daughters with their husbands, the son and the sweet nine-month-old granddaughter. We have not been together in 18 months and my son has not been back to Minnesota for a year (last saw him in May).

    I am praying for safe travel for them and for our time together to go well.

    Your boys will be home then?

    And really, you worked for Carnival Cruise Lines? Tell me more.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Carnival is where I met Mr. Liverpool!! The rest is HISTORY! xx

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    Elephant's Child
    December 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Love your list.
    Christmas here is HOT.
    I will make a huge fruit salad (mangoes, cherries, all the berries, nectarines, peaches, lychees, apricots….) and live on it for a week. And start the day itself with a glass of bubbles.
    Season’s best to you dear Kim.

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      Totally Caroline
      December 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Want a guest? Lol
      That sounds completely Devine!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      OOOOO, your salad sound dELISH!!
      HOT? That seems surreal right now as it is cold and snowing! xx

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    Totally Caroline
    December 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    What a fab list! I’m inspired to write one of my own. I am going to look out for that scent. I am very into perfumes. I love to know what others love. I think it says so much about them.
    ❤️❤️❤️

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Write one, Caroline.
      I want to see your list.
      Were you good this year?! x

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    Peta Kaplan
    December 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Haaha love this. I am all for putting “volunteering at the Wild Cat Sanctuary” plus getting your handsome boys home for Christmas way at the top of your list. Although I laughed out loud at the perfume amd the Russian. We currently have a Russian yoga teacher who tells us in a thick accent to “put your bottoms up to tha hills!”

    Have a wonderful holiday season Kim!

    Peta

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Happy Holidays, Sweet Peta.
      Have fun w/ the monkeys!! xx

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    Balroop Singh
    December 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Nice list Kim! Loved each wish.
    I have just one big one…would love to have all my family members around me for Christmas…if wishes were horses!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I sooo much agree, Balroop.
      Without family and friends, we are LOST! xxx

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    Monica
    December 11, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    You are like Oprah. Great list and you best of all, you make everything look tantalizing. I’m with you re Skinny Cow. I actually discovered them six years ago when I attended my first blogger’s conference and the Skinny Cow folks were there giving away their product plus coupons for free boxes. I took tons of samples AND coupons. My favorite are the chocolate ones. Yum!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I buy all chocolate, dear, and I feel NO guilt! xx

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    Mandy
    December 12, 2016 at 12:03 am

    All I want for Christmas to my Pete at home and he will be here in 2 sleeps time! I cannot wait. It has been a hard time having him away the last while. I cannot wait to fetch him at the airport and wrap my arms around him! Yes, that is my favourite thing. 😀
    Have a beautiful day darling Kim.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Mandy,
      I am sure Pete feels the same way.
      I hope he comes home quickly and safely and SOON. xxx

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    Mercy
    December 12, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Awwww…..the sacha butter cup 🙂

    Cant wait to see your face after you use it. It is a whole process….Good luck *Giggle*

    Mercia

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I hope it looks as good on me as you, you sexy bitch! xxx

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 12, 2016 at 5:19 am

    A great list, im and I love Cartier too!
    Have a marvelous Sunday!

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      OOO, you’ve tried it?
      I’ve not heard of anybody who has! COOL. xx

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    Barbara
    December 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I just discovered Skinny Cow and I’m obsessed!!!

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season, Kim!

    xoxob

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    Dana
    December 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I’m a sucker for a cuddly throw and a good book! Someone on my list got a subscription to the Book of the Month club, and I may or may not have purchased a little subscription for myself. 😉

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Great idea, Dana.
      One can NEVER have enough books, right?
      x

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    Debbie
    December 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

    What a lovely list, Kim, and I do hope you get your boys home. Domer will be home for the holidays, and I know how much it means that he will. Our decorations are up, the presents piling up beneath the tree, the cards going on (slowly!). We always do Mass on Christmas Eve, and everybody gets into the cooking spirit. How blessed we are to have so much!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Yes,
      I feel much gratitude, Debbie.
      Love from me to YOU! xx

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    December 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Love your list Kim! There’s a bit of everything for people in it. I’m definitely looking into the books. And yay for your boys being home for Christmas! 😀

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    My Inner Chick
    December 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Can’t wait to read your menu for the Holidays, Lorraine!!
    What are you watching now? xx

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    Solid gold creativity
    December 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I don’t believe it! Must de Cartier was my favourite too. My Dad got it for me when I was about 19. I’ve nursed that bottle for decades and I’ve still got a little bit left in the bottom which I get out every so often and inhale 🙂 We know sexy when we find it, don’t we? xxx

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      My Inner Chick
      December 12, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      OMGGGGGGGG,
      are you serious?
      We are TWINS! xxxx

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    Anna Johnston
    December 13, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Oh MY.. but I can hear your Russian pit boss let you know about Cartier not stinkin’ pretty on you …. that’s a good one. Well now… I’m thinking that it’s a YES to almost all of these. Big approval with the Fo-Fur – have a pink number that’s been my blankie for many a Gilmore Girls seasons too.
    Oh, and to answer your question – YES, loving my new life although I confess to missing my own kitchen here on the island so my foodie adventures are beginning to be missed… a lot. Everything else is…. well….. paradise really.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      So happy for you, Anna.
      Merry Christmas, Sweets 🙂 xxx

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    julie gardner
    December 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I love these suggestions, Kim, and I might have to try that perfume because I haven’t experimented with a new scent in years. So the other day, my son’s girlfriend was over and I LOVED the fragrance she was wearing. I asked her what it was, then quickly forgot after it occurred to me that my son MIGHT not want me smelling like his girlfriend – ha!

    Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday, fabulous friend!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      LOLLLLLLL.’
      Hilarious.
      That could be a blog post, Julie!
      xx MERRY Christmas!!

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    Chris Carter
    December 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Ah… my absolute FAVORITE SONG EVER!!! I tear up every time. EVERY time.

    And I’m hoping you have your boys home with you for a good long time during this season, my dear.

    Prayers, love, light, hope- HOPE for us all, in Him.

    God bless YOU.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      HOPE))
      Yes, my dear, without it,
      We are hopeless and nothing is worthwhile.
      LOVE and God’s abundance. Now. Always. xxxx

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    Jeri
    December 14, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    One tradition is to make sugar cookies and then drink copious amounts of booze with my sisters at Christmas. It’s always lots of fun 😉 Happy Holidays to you, Kim.

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    My Inner Chick
    December 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Happy
    holidays to you, too, Jeri!
    ENJOY. Savor. Love! xx

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    ladyfi
    December 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I’m reading The Underground Railroad – very good! Wishing you and yours much love and light.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 22, 2016 at 5:57 am

      Can’t wait to read, Lady Fi!

      Merry Christmas w/ LOTS of love! xx

  • Reply
    Mary@Swimming Pool
    December 22, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Love the list! I wore Cartier everytime i feel pretty and the smell is awesome! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 22, 2016 at 5:57 am

      Same to your family, Mary! X Cartier Rocks!

  • Reply
    Hilary
    December 22, 2016 at 5:38 am

    what a great list… have a very merry!

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    Kristi R Campbell
    December 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    You so have to take your boys to that park to help with those gorgeous animals. Please. Lots of photos too. Please. Also I’ve never heard of The Vegetarian but am going to download it right now. I’m trying to read each night during break to remember how big the world is. Love you and the Merriest of Merrys to you and yours.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Love you back, darling.
      Merry Christmas! Savor your family. xx

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    Emily@ juicer healthy
    December 25, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Your favorite things for christmas is so lovely, and your big cats are so cute 🙂

  • Reply
    Gary Sidley
    January 9, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Fab picture of you and your two boys, Kim – you are clearly very proud of them.

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