The people for the audience are hand selected because of their involvement in community or their own special way of giving back. Since I really have no hope of ever being in Oprah's Favorite Things audience I decided I'd play Oprah myself.
Here's what I'd include for my audience if I were Oprah.
The Garmin Forefunner 310XT
I never used to run with a Garmin but once you have one you'll never be able to run without it. I used to use the kitchen clock to know when I left and got back. It was a highly sophisticated method of timing my runs. I would also go out and randomly run a certain amount of time and then come home and "clock" my runs via my trip odometer on the car (also a highly sophisticated method). Everyone who runs should have a garmin. Mine is made for swimming, biking and running but there are ones out there specifically for running.
Tiffany Key Necklace
I love jewelry, particularly jewelry with diamonds! Seriously I can't describe to you the feeling I get in the jewelry store or Tiffany. I'd say it's like a kid on Christmas. I love the look of classic jewelry and there is something about this piece that seems timeless.
Viva Beads Keychain
Viva Beads are hand made clay beaded jewelry. I have the wristlet key chain. It is so convenient for a busy mom. As a mom you always need two hands free. You don't want to be digging through your purse looking for your keys at all times. If I had a penny, just one penny, for every time my mom shook her purse and said, "I can hear 'em but I can't see 'em" while looking for her keys I'd be a millionaire for sure. Enter Viva Beads wristlet. Slip it on your wrist and know where your keys are at all times but still have two hands to wrangle the kiddos.
Think of the Road ID as a dog tag for runners, cyclists, or other athletes. If you find yourself in an accident or a situation where you can't speak for yourself, the Road ID has all your personal information so that emergency personnel can contact your loved ones or know if you have any serious medical conditions. If you exercise alone then you really should wear one. I have the one pictured above (mine is pink) but there are newer/nicer styles available now.
Sonicare Healthy White
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Ugg Classic Short Boots
I know some people think Uggs are ugly and I don't necessarily disagree but they are super comfortable. What other shoe can you where in the dead of winter with NO socks and stay completely warm and comfortable. I have them in chocolate and requested charcoal for Christmas. I know I've been good so I hope Santa delivers.
I hope you've enjoyed Susan's Favorite Things. I wish I was on Forbes top 100 list so I could afford to send you all my favorite things. Heck I'd even throw in a trip to Hawaii and Range Rovers for everyone.
Aside from the Viva Beads all of these items on my list were gifts to me for special occasions (birthday or Christmas). Don't be fooled Santa isn't THAT good. I send him FREQUENT emails letting him know what would be good gift ideas if he ever feels the urge. Why make things difficult?
By the way, I have been VERY good this year.