August 16

4 Faves – Friends Version 8.0

Posted by lori . 5 Comments


August’s 4 Faves all come from my friends.  Check out what they like.

This week’s 4 Faves all come from Carrie, author of Tales and Tails.  The beautiful model…that’s Bunny.


Thirty-One Gifts

Carrie loves Thirty-One bags because they come in a WIDE variety of sizes, shapes and colors for a variety of uses.  PLUS, you can personalize them!  

“I have a lunch bag for school with my name on it, so nobody has to wonder who it belongs to, a bag for our dog stuff that we often carry with us, and a bag for our nursing home visits.  It just makes it easier to not have to pack and unpack everything.  I like being able to have everything coordinated and pretty.”


Moleskine® Notebooks

Here’s what Carrie says about this favorite, “Moleskine® notebooks have been made based on an old design.  I love the quality that goes into them, the pocket in the back, the elastic closure, and the fact that it makes me feel like a real writer when I write in it.”

Check out the beautiful colors they come in…not just your basic black.


I was thrilled when Carrie mentioned Fiestaware.  I’ve been wanting to replace my very chipped plates for a while now but couldn’t find anything I liked.  I had forgotten all about Fiestaware!  I think Carrie says it all:

“Fiestaware is like a party for your table.  I like being able to mix and match the colors based on the holiday, mood or whatever.  There’s something about it that seems both old-fashioned and modern at the same time.  I can see why a lot of people collect it, although I just have it for general use.  I love that you can keep adding pieces, and that you can dress it up or down on your table.”

Harry Potter

“The Harry Potter books are sort of an era of my life, and I’ve heard a lot of people say that.  They have such a broad appeal for all audiences, and while they follow the rule of good triumphing over evil in the end, they also show that nothing worth fighting for comes without a price.  The stories indulge that secret longing in all of us that we are really something more, deep down inside, that’s something special and unique.  They let you believe in magic for a little while, and escape the drudgery of the muggle world.  I think the stories will be classics from our time that people will be reading for years to come.”

Beautifully described, Carrie.  You’ve captured the magic of “story.”

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5 Responses to " 4 Faves – Friends Version 8.0"

  • MayzieMom says:

    These were super fabulous faves! And I’m not surprised. Bunny and her Mom are Most Fashionable and oh-so-cheek! (Mom says it’s spelled “chic” but that can’t be right. I’m gonna have to get her a dictionary.)

    Wiggles & Wags,

    • lori says:

      I’m hoping one of my friends has a Thirty-One Gifts party. If not, I might have one towards the end of the year. I want a bag that says “What Remains Now.” I’m such a copy-cat! They do say it is the sincerest form of flattery.

  • houndstooth says:

    Heck, I hope everybody wants to copy the trend! I have a friend at school who sells them, and she keeps telling me that I should have a party, even if it’s just a book party, and let people order stuff. It’s getting more and more tempting! I always have the Moleskines tucked into those bags, too. I’m such a nerd!

    I definitely say to give Fiestaware a try. Even if you decide you want something fancier or different, I’ve found that it mixes well with some of my other dishes, and I’ve really fallen in love with it.

    Well, I have dreams of writing, like a lot of others I know. I think the Harry Potter books have captured a generation that was in danger of being lost to the love of books and writing and brought them back in.

    • lori says:

      Thank you for participating in these “Friends Faves.”

      I’m hoping the Fiestaware solves a problem at my house. My husband loves heavy dinnerware, square plates and plain, plain, white. I like light dinnerware, square plates are “okay” with me and color, color, color. Fiestaware has a square plate…so he’ll get the heaviness he wants, the square plate and I’ll get color! I think it’s the perfect compromise!

      You have a gift for writing! I look forward to following wherever your writing journey takes you! You have many fans, and I hope that gives you confidence.

  • houndstooth says:

    I’ve seen the square plates, although I don’t have any. I like my round ones. 😛 Heck, you could mix and match and have square and round!

    Aw, thank you! I have a friend who’s been needling me to do more creative writing, so I need to carve out some time to do that. I’ve dabbled in poetry, but haven’t felt inspired lately.

    I got the book today! It is so, so cool! Thank you! 😀

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