Name Your Favorites

I’m going to a party tonight in which we’re all supposed to bring 5 of our favorite things, each under $5. We’ll go home with five other favorites. I couldn’t think of what I wanted to bring so I posted my dilemma on Facebook and got several good ideas which I changed slightly to come up with this list:

  • A CD with 5 of my favorite songs from this year (and yes, I paid for them again so this will be a legal transfer of music)
  • One business card holder
  • Food Network Magazine, the Christmas edition
  • Riley’s Seasoning
  • A few bottles of Mike’s Lemonade (various flavors)

The songs on my playlist are:

  • Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ by Hanson
  • Stay Here Forever by Jewel
  • Wrapped Up In You by Wayne Kirkpatrick
  • Setting Up The Pins by Sara Groves
  • Listen To Our Hearts by Geoff Moore and the Distance

Two things: I know the Geoff Moore song is ancient. I still like it. Also, Hanson? Don’t judge. The video is addictive.

What would you bring if you needed to come up with five favorite things under $5?

If you were to make a 5-song playlist of your favorites from this year, what would be on it?


8 thoughts on “Name Your Favorites

  1. Christy says:

    This was harder than I thought it would be: 5 full size Snickers bars, nice toasty pair of socks, Pumpkin Spice candles, Ferrer Rocher candy pack, and Small bottle (sample size) of Juicy Couture perfume.
    Songs: Free to Be Me Francesca Battistelli; So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt Keith Green; This is Home Switchfoot; Move Mercy Me; Homesick Mercy Me


  2. Need A Nap2 says:

    I wanted to have a brother and sister from our college Christian ministry sing Listen to our Hearts at our wedding, but he was out of the country on a mission trip, so my brother sang Steven Curtis Chapman’s Go There with You instead. But it’s a very cool song!!
    Turtle Chex Mix
    Cinnabon cinnamon roll
    gold toe socks (one pair should be less than $5)
    Nacho Cheese Doritos
    Godiva smooth caramel chocolate squares
    or just about any Steven Curtis Chapman CD
    (do I have food issues or am I easy-to-please?)
    Life at our house – my youngest just came out with a plastic colored slinky caught around her neck (she was supposed to be in bed sleeping!). She’s fine, it wasn’t hard to take off thankfully. How much is abundant life worth??


  3. Jawan says:

    5 Reeses’ peanut butter cups
    5 albums (Sara Groves, Sara Barielles, Indelible Grace, Red Mtn., & Maroon 5….ha, that’s funny!)
    5 DVDs (Sense & Sensibility, Little Women, Tombstone, The Godfather, home videos)
    5 drinks (Diet Coke, Smirnoff, Sangria, Mike’s hard lemon., sweet tea)
    5 organizational items: My notepad, my calendar, my sticky flags, my post=it notes, my retractable Sharpie.
    That was probably a WAY OVER THE TOP kind of response.


  4. melissa says:

    I love this idea for a party! How is it decided what you will come home with?
    My five:
    – a favorite mug
    – a Christmas ornament
    – a package of pretty {expensive} napkins
    – your verse card holder 🙂
    – a package of note cards


  5. Lindsey Lohr Cox says:

    1. A bottle of “two buck chuck” wine from Trader Joes, which due to inflation is now more like Four Buck Chuck, but it still fits.
    2. one of my favorite paperbacks from the used book store (love that place)
    3. Burts Bees lip treatment
    4. A copy of Real Simple Magazine (or Southern Living, or Mother Earth News, like em all)
    5. A small bag of gourmet coffee. Our grocery store has mini-mini bags for $1 each
    The songs?
    1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwmo’ole (fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!)
    2. Light Up The Sky by The Afters
    3. Highway 20 Ride by Zac Brown Band
    4. Airplanes by B.o.B. featuring Eminem
    5. Appalachia Waltz by Yo Yo Ma
    I freely admit I have various and wide and weird tastes in music!


  6. Amy P says:

    A $5 gift card to Starbucks.
    Us Weekly magazine
    2 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics
    5 things from the Dollar Spot at Target (doesn’t matter what it is- I love that area!)
    a couple packs of skittles and a milky way bar.
    Vida la Vida, Coldplay
    You Belong with Me, Taylor Swift (with those last two songs I feel like I’m 17 or something)
    That’s not My Name, The Ting Tings
    yes, I know that’s only three, but I felt the pressure to make an awesome list and I could only think of these three. 🙂


  7. kristy says:

    So was this five items under $5 total, or five items under $5 each?
    The top five on my i-tunes playlist right now:
    Springtime Indiana- Sandra McCracken
    Beautiful Scandalous Night- Sixpence None the Richer
    Give Me Jesus- Fernando Ortega
    Why Walk When You Can Fly- Mary Chapin Carpenter
    1234- Feist
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is in my top 15- great tune!


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