Girls and Their Favorite Things...

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
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While it's said that boys like their toys, it's also said that girls like their favorite things. Sunshine likes her toys and her things. I'm not greedy it's just that some of my toys are my things.

The reasons to appreciate your favorite things are endless. Here are just a few reasons!

  • They make you smile or laugh
  • They offer comfort and ease
  • They make you feel good about yourself
  • They taste yummy
  • They make you feel pretty
  • They make you think
  • They smell good
  • They help you relax
  • They are handy and dandy

Some of you might remember Oprah's Favorite Things. During these shows the viewers at home were green with envy. The audience guests were able to tote their gifts home with them. What a treat that was for them! I so wanted to be one of those audience members!

Chickies Rule!


The definition of Girl: A female child from birth to adulthood

The definition of Favorite: One that is treated or regarded with special favor or liking. A person or thing who is specially loved or trusted and appreciated.

The definition of Thing: Personal items or belongings.

Girls and their favorite songs!

Girls Favorite Things...

I interviewed my granddaughter and her friends. They were more than ready to share their favorite things.

Favorite surprise: Getting a new barbie, a birthday party, going to Disney

Favorite boy: Cole, Jonyen, Tristen

Favorite game: Brat doll, Pokémon, stuffed bunny

Favorite school subject: Science, Art, Learning about animals

Favorite singer: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber (Bieber rules)

Favorite movie: Tangled, Dolphin Tales, Rapunzel

Favorite Disney Princess: Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel

Favorite Movie Star: Vanessa Hudgens, Jim Carey, Miley Cyrus (???)

Favorite type of dog: German Shepard, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua

Favorite TV Show: iCarly, Spongebob, Pokémon Black & White

Sunshine's Favorite Things

Some of my favorite things in no specific order are:

  • My family and friends.
  • Avon Products.
  • Books. I prefer paperbacks, but will read hardbacks and I have tried digital books, just not a big fan of them.
  • Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Country Music.
  • Lip balms.
  • My iPhone which is attached at my hip.
  • Old Navy Flip Flips in assorted colors.
  • My Dell Laptop.
  • A basketball and shooting hoops with my Chickies.
  • Body sprays and mists.
  • Thunderstorms, rain, lightning and hopefully a rainbow afterwards.
  • Spicy Chicken wings and Ranch Dressing.
  • Dark Chocolate in any shape or form.
  • Sunshine on my shoulders, makes me happy.
  • Pens that click, the clicking helps reduce stress.
  • Chewing gum preferably, Wintermint by Stride and Shaun White.
  • Post-its, I could never have too many.
  • Comfy Tank tops in all colors.
  • Law and Order and Criminal Minds TV Marathons.
  • Freshmints Tic Tacs.

I wish I could send each reader my favorite things, but I don't have Oprah's resources to just give things away. If I did, I would!

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Girls rule!

My suggestion to you: Make a list of your favorite things and take the time to enjoy them. Remember to take time out for yourself.

You are special. You are important. Once in a while you just have to say "The heck with it" and just "be here now" and enjoy the moment.

My challenge to you is to at least once a day, if even for 30 minutes...think of YOU!

My favorite Oprah quote in honor of her many "Favorite Things" shows: Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.

~~~Keep on shining~~~

Girls like to party!


© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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What are your favorite things? 48 comments

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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Great hub, Linda! I thought the answers the girls gave you were so cute! I'm surprised they gave you the names of their favorite boys. The question mark by Miley Cyrus? She was in a few movies; the only one I can think of is The Last Song, based on a Nicholas Sparks book.

Voted up and sharing! How many more until 30? ;)

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Marissa, I said favorite TOY and they all started yelling BOYS names WOW they were all prepared! Haha! I know of one Miley movie which is why I added the question mark. I'm not going to argue with 5 and 9 yr olds:) This hub is #29 ... one more to go! Woohoo! Thanks for stopping by!

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Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

This hub is really cute. It brought a smile to my face. ^_^

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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

A nice introduction to girls, a subject that I'm mostly clueless about. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Your granddaughter and her friends are so cute! But I agree about Miley Cyrus, but hey they're young! Great hub!

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Linda, I am glad you interviewed your grand-daughters. This made you even fonder of them esp since you know about their likes ;)

beautiful hub!

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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Hey, Linda! Great hub! One more and you will be at your destination - 30/30! Yeah!

I am surprised that one of your favorite things was not HubPages.

I loved reading about the girls' favorite things. The things kids say can certainly make you smile.

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Phoebe!

You know more then you think Aloc:)

I agree Alecia, they are youngens...I think they were thinking more Miley Cyrus.

Hi Ruchira, it was a fun interview. Faith and her friends had no problem participating UNTIL they realized I cut into their play time! Oooops!

Thank you all for your comments and votes!

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Yes Cindy only one more, it can't get here soon enough! Maybe I'll do a 30/29! Hahaha! :)

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Rusticliving 5 years ago from California

Awwweeee.... I love this HUB.. and don't forget.. Girls are made of "Sugar and spice and everything nice!"

Voted up my dear!


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina

That is really, really sweet. Seems the girls took and opportunity to be hammy. This hub demonstrates why girls rule and boys drool. My favorite girl things are chapstick, coffee, my Ipod, and of course my friends and family. This is so inspirational. Well done!!

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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Mmm chicken wings and chocolate, two of my favorite things too! This was so cute Linda - I loved reading about what your granddaughter and her friends favor. It reminded me of the days when my favorite surprise was a new Barbie too :)

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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes! Girl POWER!! I am woman, hear me roar! and Peggy Lee sang, "Yeah, I'm a W O M A N! W....O....MAN!!!!

Stevie Wonder sang, "Isn't SHE Lovely?" Let's not forget the Temptations and "My Girl"....I've got SUNSHINE on a cloudy day....when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May..................GIRLS ROCK!

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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Wonderful, Fun, UpBeat Hub, Sunshine. I Love Life, Lover Man, Grandchildren (the older they get) talks with my sister and the Condo with the View!

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this is so sweet! I have to agree with Jim Carey being favorite actor, I love him, and your list with chewing gum and a pen that clicks! I love babysitting my friends children, it gives me a really good excuse to go back to my childhood, and I must admit to browsing the toy shop every time I go down the town! lol! rated up!

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Lisa...Yes they are made of sugar and spice:)

Hi Sue, Thank you for sharing stories about your wonderful granddaughters!xo

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Tammy! I like your favorite things too! What a great list. Yes the girls are hams!:)

Hi Ardie, I still like playing Barbies also BUT Faith tells me what I could say and what I can't say. lol

Keep on singing Effer, I can hear you all the way in Orlando!!!

Malin, Thank you for sharing your list of favorites:))

Nell, Keep on being a kid. It's not written in stone that we have to ever grow up!!

Thank you all for your comments:))

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Stokermm 5 years ago from Gainesville, FL

Cute!!! I wish I was there when you interviewed the girls. :) I wonder who those boys are!! hmmm.... :)

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Fabulous hub sunshine, I bet the girls loved it when you interviewed them! great photos and the lists of favourite things, I was surprised to see tank tops on your list!!

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Stoker, We wish you were here also! They were quick to answer with their favorite boys:)

Hi MM, Tank tops are clothing in the states, what are they in the UK? :)

Thank you for your comments!

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KDF 4 years ago from Central Illinois

Great stuff as always Sunshine625. Did I miss something, I didn't see fastpitch softball in there LOL!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey KDF, I couldn't hit a ball no matter how hard I tried so I opted out of softball. I could kick a ball though! :)

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I wish you could afford to send us your favorite things as well Linda, but please keep the thunderstorms. My dog doesn't like them.

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onlooker 4 years ago

A beautiful hub you have here. It is simple and honest in its truest nature. Thank you, Linda for sharing the wonderful pictures and insights.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hello MT! I also wish I could send you the fav things!:) My dog doesn't like thunder or fireworks either. I understand.

Hi onlooker! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by!:)

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Thank you for brightening my day Linda! Spread your sunshine everywhere!

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Audrey:)

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting to read. I'd love to have chocolate when you can! Linda.

Voted up & interesting.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rajan, Do you mean we can't? :) Thank you for your comment!

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Very cute and interesting read. Love seeing little Faith in your articles. Your granddaughter is so cute and beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have also voted up, shared and tweeted too!!

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

wow awesome,

cute kids

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ignugent17 4 years ago

Love the answers of your granddaugther and friends. Enjoyed it. :-)

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

What a fun read. Loved your video, too. I miss not having little girls running around. Can you believe I said that after raising 7 of them? My Greatdaughter is just now learning to talk well, and she is a joy.

I voted this UP, etc.

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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

I think your list will make it easier to Christmas shop this year.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Janine! I also enjoy seeing your adorable daughters in your hubs! :)

Myownlife, Thank you for your comment!

ignugent17, getting the answers wasn't quite easy. Short attention span. They get that from me:)

Mary615, Bless you and your 7 daughters! :))

bridalletter, Very true about Christmas shopping!

Thank you all for stopping by!

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

that's very cute!! the girls are amazingly happy!

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Spy! Yes, these girls are overly excited and happy lil rugrats! :)

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I looked at that photo of Faith and her friends and I just though "I wish that was me", ,that I was that young again and hanging out with all my pals...happy days!

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Am back again, because I just cannot get enough of Faith. She is such a cute honest to god. Thanks for sharing her with all of us on here :) :)

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

I came back for another read because it made me smile! lol! and your photos are gorgeous!

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

One of my favorite things as a girl was my Barbie. Thanks for sharing, Linda. Passing this on.

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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jools ~ Janine ~ Nell ~ Michelle ... Thank you for stopping by! :)

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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

As always, your hub made me smile...I'm still smiling at the great pictures of your family and all of Faith's cute friends. Girls Rule! :)

We do all need to take the time to enjoy our favorite things, smell the flowers, eat dessert and spend time with our favorite people...those are the things that make us look forward to each day! Thanks for a great hub!

Riyaz 3 years ago

I do follow it but I do know that they could alyaws use more. So buying extra $.15 crayons, stickers, hand santitizer (cause i don't want my kids to get sick there) and anything else that I find a good deal on i will add it to the list. They aren't going to complain as long as I get what they ask for. They do thank me for the extra's though. Doesn't hurt to butter up the teachers!

suzettenaples 18 months ago

One of my favorite things? Reading Sunshine's hubs! Love this one!

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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

I love the pictures here, especially of the different generations of girls in your family! Beautiful hub Linda!

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Vellur 18 months ago from Dubai

A lovely hub, cute photos of your grandchildren! Enjoyed reading!

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