…quite literally. And I’m sharing all of them with one of you!


Blame it on a number of things (holiday pandora channel, #givingtuesday, and all of the menorahs and christmas trees I’ve seen in the past few days) but it doesn’t really matter. I want to share some of my favorite things with you, and I’m the boss around here so I get to decide! Thank you SO much for reading – I appreciate each and every one of you!

Listed below are 10 of my favorite foods – and nail polish, random I know, along with anything else I decide to include – that I’m sending the lucky winner! Happy Holidays.


1. maldon sea salt flakes  | 2. choice organic moroccan mint green tea | 3. earth balance coconut & peanut spread | 4. tera’s whey protein powder | 5. flapjacked protein pancakes | 6. hail merry blonde macaroons | 7. keen-wah decadence chocolate chia bar | 8. intellegentsia el gallo organic breakfast blend | 9. nuts about chocolate & raspberry trex mix** | 10.  essie nail polish

**I searched for the trex mix to find a description and came across an old post of mine from 2010…which also references The Sound of Music. #obsessed? By the way, are you watching the live version with Carrie Underwood on Thursday? I drive by the set every day (it’s outside!) but I just don’t know if I can stray from the original…  [edited to add: I was wrong on the location, it's being filmed in NY!]

Ok, yeah, I’m totally watching it.

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15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Hyedi
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    I think I’m also going to watch the live version :) But I’m a little scared..


    • Emily
      Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:24 am

      Yes! I think I’m nervous that it won’t be as good…but I guess I can stop watching. We should live-tweet. :)


      • Hyedi
        Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:27 am

        Unfortunately, I’m taking a photography class tomorrow night so I’ll have to DVR it — I’ll be watching you live tweet! :)


  2. Mellissa
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    I love Essie, my favorites are Ballet Slippers and Absolutely Shore.


  3. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:43 am



  4. Karla @ Foodologie
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I’m TOTALLY watching the new Sound of Music on Thursday. My friend and I intend to watch it together while drinking wine and maybe laughing. I don’t expect it to be like the original, but entertaining nonetheless. Are you watching?


  5. erin
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Best picture ever! Can you believe I’ve never ever seen the Sound of Music?! What is wrong with me?!


    • Emily
      Dec 04, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

      OMG Erin! You need to watch it ASAP!


  6. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    1. I did the Sound of Music tour in Austria. It was all kinds of corny and all kinds of awesome.
    2. I’m DVRing it tonight.
    3. Have you tried the Hail Merry mini-tarts? They’ve been at our Costco and they are so good!
    4. Yes on the Keenwah Decadence – of course I’m kinda a bars junkie.

    Hope all is well!


    • Emily
      Dec 05, 2013 @ 10:28 am

      Oh my. I think my Mom and I need to do the tour.
      I have tried the citrus tarts…but haven’t seen them at our Costco yet, but would definitely buy them in bulk. :)
      Hope all is well with you too, Michelle!


  7. Danica @ It's Progression
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    such a fun giveaway!!


  8. Mercedes
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Loving your Sound of Music self portrait! Can you believe I have never seen that movie??


    • Emily
      Dec 07, 2013 @ 11:22 am

      Mercedes! How did we live together for so long and you never saw it?! Please watch it! (The original, not the live!)


  9. Amy
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    What a cool list!


  10. Lori
    Dec 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Haha! You crack me up with that picture. Love this list. I must try Earth Balances peanut and coconut spread!


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