Evan’s Favorite Things– Day 5

2015-12-14_0004 I know, I know. I’m a couple days behind in posting this. My deepest apologies. My trip to New Orleans was much more fast paced than I expected. Friday (the original day this post was scheduled for) was go, go go with a full day of site seeing, eating and a fancy wedding.

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Speaking of New Orleans…Today’s Favorite Thing is one that I took with me on my trip. Every southern gentleman needs a monogrammed duffle bag, right? I LOVE my chocolate brown rolling duffle from You Name It! Their located in Montgomery, Alabama across from Faulkner University. The bag retails for $78.00. View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas Last but not least, and Possibly my most Favorite Thing… Greater by Steven Furtick, lead pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina. Steven states that “most believers aren’t in danger of ruining their lives. They’re facing a danger far greater: wasting them”.  I couldn’t agree more. Often times we find ourselves getting stuck in boring, powerless life ruts and are mislead lead into thinking that’s what Christ has called us too. Thankfully that’s not the case.  “Baseline living is not okay. Not for a believer in Jesus. There’s a price to pay for Christian complacency” say Furtrick. The book expands the the biblical story of Elisha to give you the confidence to know that nothing is impossible with God, the clarity to see what step is next.

This book is a quick and easy read. It’s almost impossible not to read through the book in a couple of day. I had to pace myself so I could really think about the points and arguments he was making. If you’re looking for a book with some instant take home points that you can apply the moment you open this book, than this is the one for you. As I was reading it, I thought of several folks I know would benefit from the read.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas To enter the last day of Evan’s Favorite Things is simple. Subscribe to my blog (on the right hand side of the blog homepage under the “Video” section), make sure you click the confirmation email or it doesn’t count. Once you’ve done that pop back on over here and leave a comment in the post.

We’ll be posting the winners of Evan’s Favorite Things on Wednesday. Don’t forget to share, share share. If you post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtags #evangcooper #evansfavoritethings, it just might increase your chances.

If you’re just joining in on the Favorite Things fun there’s still time to enter. Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3  | Day 4 

 

Evan’s Favorite Things– Day 3

It’s Wednesday— Day 3 of Evan’s Favorite Things. If you’re just now tuning in the wait is finally over. The next 3 days I’ll be posting my 8 of my Favorite Things that I couldn’t live without in 2015. If you missed the first 2 days of giveaways there’s still time to enter.  Day 1 | Day 2  2015-12-14_0004

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This past October I planned a FABULOUS 3rd Birthday party for E+Me in Troy, Alabama and my sweet friend, Chelsea (store owner) gifted me with my first S’well Bottle as a thank you gift. Not a day has gone by that my wood grain s’well bottle bottle hasn’t been part of my morning routine.  S’well bottles are made of non-toxic, double walled stainless steel that keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. They’re FANTASTIC. I love mine so much and I want you to have one too.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas If you follow my blog regularly you probably read my post “Dream Big. Pray Harder” from last week. We had a HUGE response with pre-orders for the t-shirt I designed as a fundraiser for my Mom’s trip to Costa Rica. I love the shirt itself,  but LOVE the story behind it even more and wanted to share it with one of you.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas I’m a big boy. I love to eat and I have no problem admitting it. My latest addiction (aside from the Oreo Truffle Popcorn]: Iced sugar cookies from Liger’s Bakery. They’re delicious. I stop in at least once a week to grab a few. That petit four icing is the secret ingredient. It’s so tasty. My mouth is watering now just thinking about them. In honor of the holidays, Mrs. Ivy and Liger’s Bakery have agreed to give one lucky winner a complimentary dozen cookies. After you taste them you’ll want them at every special event.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas To Enter Evan’s Favorite Things is simple. Subscribe to my blog (on the right hand side of the blog homepage under the “Video” section), make sure you click the confirmation email or it doesn’t count. Once you’ve done that pop back on over here and leave a comment in the post. You might even win extra points if you post on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtags #evangcooper #evansfavoritethings.

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Evan’s Favorite Things 2015– Day 1

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It’s officially here. The wait if over. Look no further. It’s Evan’s FAVORITE THINGS 2015! Are you ready?

Favorite time has become my favorite time of the year (no pun intended ;)). I LOVE giving to others and this year I racked my brain and came up with 8 things that I couldn’t live without in 2015. YES, Folks I said 8 Favorite Things. I’m giving EIGHT of my Favorite Things this year. I’ve been trying to keep it a secret, but I’ve realized I have really nosey friends.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas

Just to be clear these really are my most FAVORITE THINGS. It’s not just a random bunch of goodies I’ve selected and labeled “Favorite Things”. I couldn’t live without some of these products. Ok, maybe I could, but you get my drift.

One of today’s giveaway is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Candle for the holidays. “Holiday” by Nest Fragrances. It retails for $38.00 and is sold exclusively at Glow in Troy, Alabama. If you know me well, you know I am a candle snob. I LOVE a good candle and this is one of the only candles I burn at the office during the holiday season. I’m thinking about buying a whole case I LOVE it that much and you will too. View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas

Sine today is Day 1 of giveaways, I’m giving away 2 Favorite Things. Oreo Truffle Popcorn is a weakness of mine, Seriously! I could eat myself sick. If you know me, you already know OREOS are my FAVORITE cookie of all time. BUT, White Chocolate Covered Oreos popcorn, YES PLEASE!  Forget the cashmere sweaters and socks, I want Oreo truffle popcorn in my stocking this year. The popcorn is popped fresh daily locally at Popcorn Pizzazz and retails for $14.95 a bag.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/egcchristmas To Enter Evan’s Favorite Things it’s simple. Subscribe to my blog (on the right hand side of the blog homepage under the “Video” section), make sure you click the confirmation email or it doesn’t count. Once you’ve done that pop back on over here and leave a comment in the post. You might even win extra points if you post on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtags #evangcooper #evansfavoritethings.

Merry Christmas!

Kid Friendly Gingerbread House Tutorial

We’re just 15 days away from Christmas. Who knew? I need time to come to a screeching halt, please. I haven’t even purchased one gift. Who wants to tackle my list? Though we have a few corporate Christmas parities, I’m traveling to NOLA next week and there are a million of things on my to do list, I still made time for one of my FAVORITE holiday activities.

As a child I can remember making and decorating gingerbread cookies and houses with my friends and family. It was always one of the highlights of the holiday season for me. So I thought it would fun to invite some of my friends over to join, pajamas and all.

Meet Gage. Isn’t he adorable? He the funniest, most southern talking 6 year old you’ll ever meet. When I called to chat with him about coming over to shoot a video with me, He was more than excited.  2015-12-11_0004 We had a blast decorating our Gingerbread house. Watch for yourself– His accent gets me every time. ….and the finished product. Please don’t judge. I’m better at other things in life. I don’t proclaim to be a professional gingerbread house designer.  2015-12-11_0003 Of course we had to let the littler brother in on our fun too. I asked their Mommy and Daddy if they could make a baby for me. Aren’t the the most adorable kids ever?  2015-12-11_0002

Happy Decorating and Merry Christmas!