My Favorite Things 2013



Here we go! Up 1st this year….

I absolutely, positively, without a doubt LOVE my french press coffee maker! This is all I use at home! (and yes, this exact one!) I also love Starbucks Veranda Roast and I love drinking my coffee from fun coffee mugs….it’s one of those simple things in life that brings much JOY! (the cups are from Pier 1, btw).

Register your name and email address in the comments section below, and Hitch will randomly draw a name by 7pm tonight! We’ll announce the winner on my blog tomorrow morning!

Favorite Things #1

Favorite Things #1

Staying in the kitchen…my Favorite Thing #2 is The Pioneer Woman’s “A Year of Holidays” Cookbook! I love this cookbook! Ree literally walks through the entire year … New Year’s, The Super Bowl (yes, it’s a holiday), Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and so on … and shares her holiday inspired recipes. This is great gift for the one who loves to cook! I actually got one for my daughter for Christmas, but I couldn’t wait – I’ve already given it to her! We’ve only made a couple of things so far. But will definitely be trying additional recipes over the Christmas break!  This is also a great gift for that newly wed or newly engaged couple, too!

Favorite Things #2

Favorite Things #2

I always always have a pair of earrings every year on my favorite things list! This year, it’s a pair of Flirties from Rusty Crickett’s! These earrings are only $16! My personal favorites are the clear ones and I love them!!  I wear them at least 4 days a week; shoot I have them on right now! You can dress them up or down! Thank you, Charlie, for providing me some to give away! (BTW, if you want a pair you can call Charlie at 941.720.7677). Register in the comment section on my blog between now and 7 p.m., and we’ll announce the winner in the morning!

Favorite Things #3

Favorite Things #3

Last year it was Table Topics, this year it’s Chat Pack! Yep, my favorite thing #6 is a Christmas Chat Pack! Using Table Topics or a Chat Pack has become a staple around my table! My kids expect it, and they love it! The Chat Pack is very inexpensive; I found mine at Barnes & Noble, but you can also get them on Amazon. This makes a great hostess gift, as well, for the Christmas parties you’re attending this year.

Favorite Things #4

Favorite Things #4

One of my FAVORITE THINGS, not just at Christmas, but IN LIFE, is CANDLES!!!! I love love love candles! It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and if I’m totally honest….I spend way too much money on candles; I’ve had to go on a budget! I actually buy different candles for different seasons. I have a great Summer candle that I love, one for the Fall, etc. And this year, while it was very hard not to list the Woodwick Fireside again, I did look around and find a candle that I think smells like a Christmas tree. Nothing can duplicate the original scent of a real tree (and there are a LOT of bad Christmas tree smelling candles out there!), but, I think this one comes pretty close. It’s Yankee Candle’s Holiday Garland scent. Btw, Yankee Candle’s Vanilla Lavender is a favorite, too.

Favorite Things #5

Favorite Things #5

I wasn’t a believer, but now I’m a believer! Dave & Bill converted to a Kindle a few years before me. But my girlfriend, Becca, sold me on the Kindle Paperwhite that had the lights that went around the screen! And that meant I could lay in the bed and read!! (Reading makes me sleepy, and since I get up at O’dark :30, I need all the help that I can get to shut my brain down). I ended up getting Dave, Bill and my husband Pete each one for their birthdays last year….and all 4 of us LOVE our Kindles. I think Pete has read more books in the last year than he has in the past 10. It’s well worth the money, and you’ll certainly make up the difference because Kindle books are less expensive than traditional books. One last note, this isn’t me selling out on hardback books; I still buy them too!! I just love books, period.

Favorite Things: #6

Favorite Things: #6

“The experts” say you should walk an average of 10,000 steps per day. Of course, we had no idea how far 10,000 steps was. But we certainly found out when we ordered our Fitbits this Fall! We quickly learned we were NOT walking 10,000 steps per day….hahaha! So, my favorite thing #7 is the Fitbit! I’ve worn mine everyday since September, and it’s really motivated me to get out and get some steps in, when I might not otherwise would have. Welp, that and the fact that we’re super competitive….and with the friend feature on Fitbit, Dave, Bill & I can see exactly how many steps each of us is getting! It makes being active fun, while it holds you accountable. I’m actually getting my family these for Christmas!

Favorite Things #7

Favorite Things #7

I’m not kidding when I tell you I’ve been listening to his Christmas record since September! It’s no secret that Brandon is family to us, so it should also be no big shock that my favorite thing #8 is Brandon Heath’s Christmas is Here! Y,all!! he knocked it outta the park!! The instrumentation (especially the strings!) are top notch on this record. If you like Nat’s version of “White Christmas”, you’ll love Brandon’s! The choir in “Silent Night” feels like you should be at a Christmas Eve service somewhere in New York City, and “Just a Girl”….well, the first time I heard it, I cried. Brandon wrote this song from the Inn Keeper’s perspective, and it’s hands down, no question my favorite song on the CD. I gave the CD to the women in my bible study this year, and Pete is giving to his clients. This would make a great Christmas gift for a co-worker, girlfriends, a hostess gift for the parties you attend, or a fantastic stocking stuffer!

Favorite Things #8

Favorite Things #8

My favorite thing #9 is straight up nostalgia! It’s a light-up ceramic Christmas tree! I was having lunch with a friend a month or so ago at Cracker Barrel, and as I was leaving I spotted ‘em!! Most would say this falls in the “tacky Christmas decorations” category, but both Maw-Maw Brown & Me-Maw had one of these, and it reminded me of them! Mine is sitting on the corner table in my den and I love it!! Every time I glance over at it, I smile and think of a sweet memory I have with each of them. And, aw man, do I still miss Maw-Maw Brown’s chicken & dumplings that she made me every year for my birthday. I can’t wait to see them both again one day!

Favorite Things #9

Favorite Things #9

And lastly, my favorite things #10 is incredibly special to me. As you know, we’ve partnered with Abolition International the last few years, forming Team Freedom, to run for those who aren’t Free.To.Run….yet! Abolition International exists to bring an end to sex trafficking and exploitation. They focus quite a bit on quality care and restoration, after the rescue. This year they launched the Penh Lenh Collection. Penh Lenh means “whole” in the Cambodian language Khmer. Abolition sent a jeweler to Cambodia to teach rescued girls how to make jewelry, so that they may support themselves in a gainful way. My favorite things #10 is the whole Penh Lenh collection, but I’m specifically giving away the Dalmatian Jasper Flower bracelet. Each piece of jewelry is hand-made by a girl who was rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia. What a meaningful gift, and what a terrific way to help fight this evil. And, if you’re interested in joining Team Freedom, you can find information HERE! 

Favorite Things #10

Favorite Things #10

174 Responses to “My Favorite Things 2013”

  1. Patricia Richey December 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    I have Never had a French Press cup of coffee. After listening to your enthusiasm about this, I know this is something I really NEED!

    Thanks and have a Blessed day

  2. Tammy December 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Would love to see this under my tree.

  3. Kelley smith December 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Would live this for my hubby, his bday is tomorrow!’

  4. janene harper December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    My hubby loves coffee too!

  5. Sharon Kilgore December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    I have a friend that loves coffee. We work together. During November and December they leave to go home to Brazil to be with their family and new grandson this year. Matter of fact, I usually don’t make a pot of coffee in the office until he is here to help me drink it. I know they will love this gift. When they return in January they will have a present.

  6. Kerrie Livingston December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    This would be awesome!!

  7. Sharon Brosius December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    I have been a coffee drinker for quite awhile, but, my husband is fairly new at it. It has become our morning thing to do together. He LOVES it, now and I think he would LOVE this, too!
    Thanks for sharing your mornings with us!

  8. Regina Eldridge December 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Sounds absolutely delicious….the finer things in life are the simplest.

  9. Brittany Scurrah December 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    This would be the perfect gift!

  10. Crystal Lopez December 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Would love to have this…. I love me some coffee!!!

  11. Alex McArthur December 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I would love to be able to give this French Press coffee maker to my AMAZING girlfriend of 2 & 1/2 years! We are both college students and she loves and drinks Starbucks coffee every day, so this would make it a lot easier and cheaper on her! I am so proud of her and how well she is doing in school and I want to help in every way I can to see her succeed:) Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

  12. Dawn Bourne December 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Would love this for my daughter who has requested one for Christmas. She is 23 and a senior in college studying to be a teacher. She has really just discovered coffee and is fascinated by the French press.

  13. Noel Jotham Rivera December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    My wife loves coffee. Great gift idea.

  14. Jenna DeRosse December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I love coffee, love the Joy FM, but most importantly love Jesus :) This would be a great gift!

  15. kimberly jensen December 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    This would be a WONDERFUL gift for my 23 year old son. He is an amazing young man, and is in school in Tennessee to be a Pastor at Welch College. He has the candle burning at both ends, as he works full time for UPS as a Supervisor and is a fulltime student in Pastoral Ministeries. Coffee is a staple for him as well as a love. Coffee is one pleasure we share, and this would be a little of home for him as he is so far away from us. Would love to share “THE JOY” with him as he comes home for Christmas. Merry Christmas and remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season! All because of Christ!

  16. Pam Smith December 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I know a couple people I would love to share this coffee pot with. It is so cute Carmen. I look forward to your show every morning!

  17. Ray December 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    would love to try one of these

    • Ray December 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Would love to try one of these coffee makers.

  18. Melissa C December 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    A French press is just “classy.” Would love to add class to my Christmas!

  19. Julie Stroud December 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    This would be such a perfect gift!!

  20. Laura Okin December 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    This would be a wonderful addition to my house. :)

  21. Stephanie Sharpe December 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    My father-in-law would love something like this, he’s a huge coffee drinker having multiple cups a day.

  22. kim march December 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I wanted to register to win Carmen’s favorite things. I would love to received the coffee press for Christmas.

  23. Kim Langford December 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Love to cook and new recipes are always a nice welcome. The Pioneer Woman Cookbook would be great under my tree.

  24. kim march December 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    I would love to receive Carmen’s coffee press for Christman.

  25. Waleska Gonzalez December 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    I love coffee I would love to win this little price and put it under my Christmas tree….:-)

  26. Mary H. December 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Good Morning!!
    My day begins with coffee and the Joy FM. I’m an avid coffee drinker, don’t know how I’d function without it! My 2 kids and I commute from Hawthorne to Gainesville each day for work/school and we are always tuned in to the JoyFM. We wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s always amazing to me how the “right” song always plays at the “right” moment. Being a single mother, those moments happen more often than I’d like but it’s a great blessing to be able to tune it. God is always at work through the Joy FM and the Morning Cruise. Thanks for all of the blessings you guys give to so many!! <3

  27. Tina Dix December 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    I LOVE to drink coffee and my husband and I are expecting our second child in February. We will have 2 kids under the age of 2 so coffee will be a necessity for us :)
    Thanks !

    • Hitch December 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Congratulations Tina! You have won the French Press. Email me at with your contact info and we will send it out to you.

  28. Nicole Pringle December 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Would LOVE one of these!

  29. Kelly Daniel December 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Looking for a new experience and have always been interested in the coffee press and would like to give it a try.

  30. Treavor Goodwin December 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    This would make the perfect gift for my girlfriend this Christmas! She is a new coffee lover now that she is in nursing school with all the late night studying! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Pam Broucinek December 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Thank you for this generosity. Would love to share this with someone….Blessings~

  32. Theresa Stride December 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Oh man I love the kitchen and this would be such fun to have!

  33. Monika Craig December 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    French press is definitely the way to go; would love to win a better one.

  34. Rene Collins December 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh la la! I would love the French press! :)

  35. Lizbeth Strother December 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Few of my favorite things :)

  36. Brittany Scurrah December 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    This would be a perfect gift for my mom this Christmas!

    • Brittany Scurrah December 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Did not realize my first one posted! I’m sorry!

  37. Pam December 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Love the Morning Cruise and all the Joy fm! Y’all truly bring JOY to this wonderful Christmas season! Merry Christmas!

  38. Leah Hauhe December 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Tried calling in to win the Pioneer Woman Cookbook this morning but didn’t get through :(.

  39. Amity Hoffman December 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Love that you’re starting this again. The cookbook is right up my mom and my grandmother’s alley! I took a peek at it and now I’m starving!

    • Hitch December 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Congratulations Amity! You have won a copy of the Pioneer Woman cookbook. Send me an email at with your contact info and we will send it out to you.

  40. Candice December 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    So cute! I live the mugs! And the press. That is the best way to make coffee.

    • Deena December 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

      Always look forward to “My Favorite Things”.
      Would like to give The Pioneer Woman Cookbook to a very
      special person.

  41. Dawn December 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    My husband would love this coffee mug since he is a big coffee drinker and i would love to get to try some of those recipes.

  42. Rhonda Tillman December 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    My daughter would loves the Pioneer Women, she is a good ole country girl and loves cooking from scratch the way my grandmother and mom does. Sure didn’t get that from her mom, lol. Thanks for all you do Carmen, your truly an inspiration to me and my family!! Merry Christmas : )

  43. Cindy VanKirk December 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I love hearing your favorite things. It gives me ideas of what to get my daughters. My oldest is one month younger than you.

  44. Anne Davis December 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Registering to win the cookbook.

  45. Mango December 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Would LOVE to win The Pioneer Woman Cookbook!! Love the Christmas music, thanks for helping me get into the Christmas spirit!! Jesus is the Reason!

  46. Dawn December 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    would love to win these!

  47. Vilma December 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I would love to try the press I have never pressed coffee before and heard it is the best way to make coffee.

  48. Michelle Mitchell December 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I have never tried a French Press coffee maker, but I would love to try this!!! Love your station and pretty much listen to it all day long – thanks & Merry Christmas!!

  49. Christy Rideout December 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Okay, I am on here because I want to win the French Press-oh, and to break my, “i never win anything on the radio streak” but I am sure that somehow I am related to Pioneer Women-stellar-makes me laugh hysterics every time I read or try to cook anything on her blog,site-whatever it’s called…wonder if she knows Jesus…her and Marlboro Man-love her photos too-i so need visual aid! Merry Feliz Christmas Carmen and Joy Fmers-you guys rock-really, pun very much intended!!!!

    • Christy Rideout December 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      …can I correct my spelling:) Pioneer woman…not woman…and my quotations should go after radio…not streak-can you correct that in moderation???? -who worries about this stuff? don’t answer that…

      love, influenced by PW and way too concerned with spelling and punctuation…

  50. Lisa Mason December 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I love coffee, just about any flavor. More than coffee, I love listening to 93.3 Joy FM, the morning cruise. I am a new listener, but you guys already seem like family. Thanks for all you do!

  51. Lori Hutcheson December 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I would love to be able to give this to my daughter for Christmas.

  52. lynnette lugo December 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    hi! carmen!
    i love those mugs they are beautiful! thank you so much for sharing all this things with us, sometimes idk whats out there until i hear you guys talk about in the morning on my way to take my daugthers to school, we love listening to you! well i love coffee! and i would love to try the french press coffee maker, just the name it sounds so fancy lol, thank you for everything and God bless you guys, keep up the good work!

  53. Heather Streit December 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I’ve never tried a French Press either…would LOVE to try something new! Love you guys & your show! Merry Christmas!

  54. Stacy Higgins December 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Sounds great. I must get one if i dont win!! I love coffee!!

  55. Gloria Hall December 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    I LOVE these gift ideas!! My parents are daily coffee drinkers and I remember my dad’s mother using a french press when I was little. I would love to surprise them with this gift! And Ree, (love her!) I have made many of her recipes. I am actually using her filet oscar recipe for Christmas dinner. I am excited to go buy this cookbook for myself!! Thanks for the great ideas Carmen!!

  56. Martha Threadgill December 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    LOVE PW!!

    • Deana VerBerkmoes December 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank you so much for starting my day off right…I enjoy your show and look forward to it every morning during the week. Thanks so much for sharing your favorite things…some great gift ideas!!!

  57. Sarah Weisensee December 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    I am a huge coffee drinker and love using a French Press. This would be a great present to pass along.

  58. Trish December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Since I am coffee maker challenged, this may be the best solution! As far as the cookbook goes, my kids would greatly appreciate it!!

  59. Phoebe Chang December 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Love it !!! Need it !!! Please ~ !!!

  60. Tammy Rucker December 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    I LOVE coffee and would love to have this! However, I would love to give this away! My family has been blessed with several people who have helped us this year during a difficult time. I would love “BLESS” them back with such an awesome gift!

  61. Laura G Gilliard December 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    I would seriously love the cookbook!

  62. Kim December 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I’m a sinlge mom of two teenagers….I need and love my coffee in the morning and can’t wait to try something new! thank you!

  63. Becky Bonanno December 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I definitely could use this to keep up with the relatives this Christmas!!

  64. Stephanie December 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    It would be so nice to win the cook book!!

  65. Arlene Kincaid December 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I love listening to the Joy fm every morning. I especially like the conversations between Carmen and her mom. Would love to win the Pioneer Woman cookbook!

  66. Chandra Youngblood December 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    I am a teacher at an elementary school in middle GA. As educators, we rely on that perfect cup of coffee each morning! Our students provide us with the perfect cups for each holiday, which does make the experience so much enjoyable. You MUST have the right cup! Our coffee made in the lunchroom leaves something to e desired (no offense, lunch ladies). Our hallway has a community Keirug. We take turns buying the K cups. We love getting together in the mornings before the kids arrive, over our cups of coffee. Because of the use we’ve put on our Keirug, it does not work as well as it’s younger days! Our 3rd grade teachers (and students…LoL) would greatly benefit from us receiving a new coffee maker!

  67. Heidi Fletcher December 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Would love to win this! Your station and the Morning Cruise is amazing! My son (he’s 14) and I listen every morning on the way to school!

  68. Jennifer December 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    My hubby would love this!

  69. Stephani December 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Carmen, I am so in love with you and TMC. You all make my morning so much better.

  70. Arlene Kincaid December 10, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I love hearing about your favorite things. They are better than Oprah’s! Thank you for it. Merry Christmas!

  71. Amanda December 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    My hubby loves his french press. This is an awesome gift idea for a coffee lover.

  72. Sherry Gemberling December 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Love the earrings. I know my daughter would love to find them in her stocking.

  73. Sherry Gemberling December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Beautiful earrings and I know my daughter would love to find them in her stocking!

  74. Elizabeth Upton December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I love Flirties….they have them at a boutique in Ocala!

  75. Heidi Inlow December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Love Love Love hearing your “Favorite Things” every Christmas season! So very helpful! Thank you for sharing ideas!!

  76. Danielle Paulsen December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I would love to win!

  77. Hee Thurau December 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    I would love to win Flirties!
    My 7 year old daughter always asks for Joy FM whenever she gets in the car. When there’s ANY kind of gift-away, she tells me to call. When you were doing Minute to win it, she would always hurry me up so that we can be in the car on the for Minute to win it.
    I actually would love to give the ear rings for my mom in Korea. I have not been able to send her any presents since I left Korea. I also want to let her know where the earrings came from and use it to really introduce her to the Lord.

  78. Christine Kolhoff December 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    These are very pretty!

  79. Mary Jo Morris December 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Flirties would be a great present for my daughter-in-law! Love them…..

  80. Renee Parker December 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    I love the Morning Cruise and just love listening to ya’ll. The flirtie earrings are so cute.

  81. Sharon B. December 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I have enjoyed watching The Pioneer Woman and making some of her meals for my family. Will have to look up this cookbook! Also please put me in the drawing for the earrings. Blessings! :)

  82. Ruthie Lightner December 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I have never seen Flirties but they would complete a gift for a very dear friend of mine who just graduated for college with her nursing degree. Probably will buy them if I don’t win them. Thanks for the great ideas Carmen!

  83. Sherrie Abrams December 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Love your favorite things #3. (flirties)
    Love the morning show, it gets my mornings started off right.

  84. Hayley Durham December 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I would love to win these.

  85. Sara P. December 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I love your favorite things! I think we would get along beautifully. :) Thank you for the chance to win…Merry Christmas!

  86. Rachel Finnerty-Fields December 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    The flirties are just the cutest. I would be thrilled to have a pair. My husband and I have decided that we would not gift exchange this Christmas, instead we want to show the true spirit of the holiday by hopefully setting an example of our Savior. A friend has 3 boys ages 12, 6 & 7, her 6 yr old has autism. The family is seriously in dire straits and there would be no Christmas for them. My husband and I decided to to rally around the family and used our gift money to get gifts for the kids; some dear friends have also decided they will help as well. To God be the glory and we pray the family sees the miracle of Christmas as well as the true meaning and reason for the season! Merry Christmas!!

  87. Cindy Pugh December 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    The earrings are gorgeous! I’ve never heard of them! Thanks for all you do for the community.

  88. diana callahan December 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Ha Ha! I think I left a comment yesterday on another comment section! I am so computer illiterate:( Nonetheless, I would love this for my husband since I broke his a few weeks ago:( He had gotten it as a Christmas gift several years ago and loved using it every Saturday morning as he sat with his Bible and journal. It was the one time I would actually see him relax during the week. I would love to get this replaced for him:) NO way we could splurge o this with 5 kids-2 in college on a cops salary. It is now or never:) At least for about 10 more years! lol

    • diana callahan December 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Ps. Starbucks is his favorite coffee!!!! Sumatra:)

  89. Jacquelyn Blauvelt December 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    The Flirties are very pretty, would love to win them!

  90. Lori Elliott December 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Love. Love. Love it!!!

  91. Lori Elliott December 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Would love to win these :)

  92. Michelle Thomas December 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    I love these earrings, would love to win a pair!!

  93. Dona Hand December 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Would love to win these!

  94. Racquel December 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Great list of REASONABLE favorite things, Carmen! Love!
    I would love a chance at these Flirties and I am for sure getting my family a set of the conversation starters.

  95. Annette December 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Count me in!!! Love them…

  96. Susanmarie Ard December 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Would love to win the flirties. Don’t have any everyday earrings and they are so cute!! :)

  97. Debbie Witherspoon December 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Love Flirties …. In all colors ❤️ Thanks Charlie for your generosity … Merry Christmas

  98. Becky Fleming December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Would love to give my mom this for Christmas!

  99. Mindy Adams December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I love the earrings!

  100. Beth Dulaney Aramini December 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I have always wanted to try this….

  101. Kristal Reid December 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    My 9 year old son tried to call for the Chat Pack this morning. He was very disappointed when he didn’t get through. I told him we’d try to register and if that doesn’t work, we’ll have to see if we can find them somewhere! =) Thanks for all that ya’ll do!

  102. Ray December 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    The Flirties are so fun looking and would be a great gift.

  103. Julie S December 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    So far I have loved every one of your favorite things!!!!

  104. Lynnette Lugo December 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    thank you for sharing the earrings they are beautiful, i like them bc they are small and you say they go with everything which thats a plus! merry christmas and God BLess xo

  105. Toni Johnson December 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    The earrings are beautiful!! I definitely have to get myself a pair!

  106. melinda kimball December 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I would love to enter for the chance to win a pair of flirties! Thanks Carmen, Dave, and Bill!

  107. Shirley Colteryahn December 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Hi Carmen, beautiful earrings. I guess this is how you register?
    Enjoy the Morning Cruise and JOY FM so much.

  108. Pam Cosper December 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Hi Carmen, love the flirties. Thanks for doing “My Favorite Things 2013″. Good gift ideas for my daughters and daughter-in-law.

  109. Kimberly Jensen December 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Good morning to all,
    Let’s just say I’m a jewelry fan of all types. These earrings would be shared with my daughter. We are the bling, bling couple. Would love to have these under our tree or better yet, on our ears!

  110. Jessica December 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    I would love to win a pair! They’re super cute!

  111. robin ringeisen December 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Your so fun Carmen! Love you guys!

  112. tina dix December 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Would love the earrings to give them to my sister in law for Christmas :)

  113. Peggy Hazard December 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Hi Carmen, I listen to the Morning Cruise on my way to work every morning its a great way to start the day. Love the flirties and am a big Pioneer Woman fan. Thanks for the gift ideas. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

  114. Christina Stephens December 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    These flirties are so stinkin cute! I love them! Being a nursing student, we weren’t allowed to really wear lots of jewelry. We were however allowed to wear small stud earrings, just like these flirties! I would love to be able to show these babies off the next time I’m at the hospital (or out on a date with my hubby!)

  115. Vicki Powell December 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    I would love to win the earrings. Merry Christmas!~~

  116. Vicki Powell December 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    I submitted this at 3:25 pm?

  117. Sara Silva December 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Love all the things! Thanks for this giveaway!

  118. Laura Okin December 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    The earings are awesome and I am soooo low on earrings.

  119. Renee Jordan December 11, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Hi Carmen, I love your “favorite list” you always have great gift ideas. I pray you and your family have a blessed Chirtmas. The Morning show blesses me so much each morning. Thank you

  120. Catherine Livesey December 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Love the Pioneer Woman! Will have to find this cookbook. Thanks for the info.

  121. Nancy Hammond December 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I always enjoy hearing about your favorite things-I too love to have all kinds of earrings-my weakness. I hope you and your JOY FM family have a wondrous Christmas.

  122. Bobbi Ann Martino Hill December 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Merry Christmas to all:)

  123. Bobbi Ann Martino Hill December 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Would love this – pretty please:)))) Merry Christmas!!!

  124. Kathy T. December 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    I would be blessed to give (or receive) ANY of your favorite things, Carmen. (But I’m most blessed by His gift!) May God bless you for all the joy you bring to others. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  125. Nancy Turner December 12, 2013 at 2:51 am #

    I love, love, love the Pioneer Woman! So do my daughters!

  126. Sherry Heard December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I am hoping to win something because this Christmas is going to be very lean in our house. Thanks!

  127. Annette Natareno December 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Is this how I register for the Fitbit?…I would soooooo love to have this!!! :)

  128. Connie Furno December 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Love your favorites and would love to win one!

  129. sharon jones December 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Not sure how to do this I hope it works this time.
    I have gotten 5 error messages. :( Would love to get a Fitbit.

  130. Alicia Weaver December 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Good morning! I love each of these, I’ve never had the french press before, will have to try next time I go through sb. Those earings are adorable. Would love any of Carmen’s favorite things. Will have to find that chatpack for sure, seems like loads of fun. Merry Christmas everyone.

  131. Rebecca Patrus December 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I love Brandon Heath and his encouraging words and music!! Congrats on your engagement…it is a very special time in life!! ;-)

  132. Carol Kendrick December 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I love Braden Heath, and would love to have his Christmas CD. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas

  133. libby atkins December 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I would love to win the Brandon Heath album. He is awesome. Love the show. Merry Christmas!

  134. Heather Walker December 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Your favorite things list is fabulous. You have great taste. Merry Christmas and God bless.

  135. Ryan HIll December 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Your picture labeled #4 is listed as favorite #6 in the paragraph describing it.

  136. Ms Miichele Rae Dahl December 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I love coffee and the morning cruise.

  137. Karen Phillips December 12, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    I am torn between the Fitbit and Brandon Heath album – both would be awesome!!

  138. Joann Alkula December 13, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    I would like to register for the Brandon Heath C.D.
    My name is Joann Alkula my email is Thanks and God Bless.

  139. Debbie Lee Garrett December 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Would lovevto have this to share with my hubby! Just wanted to say, God bless the Joy FM!!!

  140. Shay Sims December 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    What a great gift! Pick me!

  141. Jamie Spencer December 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to win the Brandon Heath Christmas CD he’s my favorite christian astrist :)

  142. Jaycee Black December 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Enjoy listening to the morning message every morning. Hope you all have a great Christmas! Everyone remember to go through closets and find coats and blankets to drop off at the nearest shelter or food kitchen…

  143. Julie December 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Wonderful things! Thank you for sharing…I thought I had finished my Christmas shopping, but after these gifts, I might have to make another trip out!

  144. Tim Encinosa December 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Great ideas!!!

  145. Kathi Jagacki December 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Love everything on the list. Have Bandon’s cd & a fitbit!

  146. beverly December 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Carmen, thanks for sharing your favorite thing.
    My husband loves the french press, he used his so much that it worn out

  147. Heather Rowa December 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    So the Kindle paper white is worth it, huh? I was wondering about that. You can get free kindle books at :)

  148. Shannon Emery December 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    I have never had coffee that has been french pressed but would love to try it. Everyone is my home are coffee drinkers so it would be used a lot!

  149. Lisa Johnson December 14, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    You have some great favorite things!!!

  150. Sandi MacKenzie December 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    I loved your favorite things this year…most interested in the fitbit as I truly want to change my unhealthy lifestyle…but all are cool things!

  151. Jill Bench December 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Great gifts!

  152. Beth Blair December 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Awesome things

  153. Anthony medina December 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Maybe I will have better luck this way than trying to call in :)

  154. Stacey Cooper December 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Would love love Love to have all of these!

  155. Jeanette December 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    ❤️Would L O V E to receive the flirties❤️
    ❄️CHRISTmas Blessings everyone!⛄️

    • Carrie Meacham December 16, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      Love this list! Rusty Crickett’s has amazing merchandise! But I may need to get my husband that Fitbit!! Merry Christmas to you and the gang! Love listening every day!!

  156. Tara Eiken December 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Love your list:) I’m a teacher and listen to you all every morning on my way to work:) Starts my day off right:) Thanks for all you do! LOVE the Penh Lenh jewelry and really love supporting that cause:) Thanks for sharing, just ordered 2 bracelets:) Be blessed;)

  157. Karen December 15, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    How awesome are all of these, would love the chance to win them! :-) <3

  158. Michelle Rinaca December 15, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    As a single mommy of three… I bet you I walk more than I realize… but sure would be great to put a number on that with a fitbit. If I were to get one I would add Carmen to my list of friends so that I could give her a real challenge!! LOL. I adore you Carmen and love listening to the morning cruise. :) Thanks for sharing the greatest gift of all… the love of our Lord and Savior. Pure joy!

  159. Jackie Ireland December 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I love this list. I would love to try the French coffee press.

  160. Susan Lamont December 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    All of these sound wonderful. Would love to win something!

  161. Reba Bryant December 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Really need that FitBit! Merry Christmas!

  162. Jennifer Thomas December 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    I am so excited to have a chance to win the coffee maker!! <3 God bless today and always!! <3

  163. Victoria H December 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I love coffee use to drink it since I was 7 in Honduras :) it’s part of my tradition I met some many friendships & won many people over by just making them a cup of coffee through the years. Hope u have merry Christmas & love listening to you in the morning<3

  164. Beth Bodai December 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    What was the name of the book that you read recently on healthy eating? I thought I might see it on your favorites list. I’m sure your list of favorites could go on and on. Mine could, LOL. Thank you and have a blessed, happy and safe New Year! ~:o)

  165. learning January 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

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