December has arrived and I've decided to share a list of the things that I enjoy. Hey, Oprah has her list of favorite things, so why not create my own list? Now, this isn't an exhaustive list, but I tried to cull together 25 items that I adore and think would make great stocking stuffers and gifts for you and yours. Each item links to where you can purchase it. So let the fun begin...

1. Prince: A Private View by Afshin Shahidi

Anyone who has been within 10" of me knows that I am a HUGE Prince fan. He's the reason I learned to play guitar and piano for that matter. My confidence, unique brand of creativity and individuality have all been greatly inspired by him. So I was excited to purchase this book. It is full of drool-inducing photos of Prince, many never seen before. It's a real treat to fams to be able to take a peek behind the curtain of this enigmatic genius's life.

2. Garrett Popcorn

Chicago's favorite popcorn. The caramel and cheese mix, of course, is where it's at. :)

3. Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything by Iyanla Vanzant

When my life fell apart, I decided to "fix my life." I purchased this book and it truly helped me to rise from the ashes with new perspective and tools to continue my forward momentum. I strongly recommend this for those of you who have become stuck in your victimology.

4. Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer