Whatever Didi Wants

When fall hits I start taking notes for Christmas lists.  Every time I think of something the kids need, or that I want, or that I think someone else would like – then I write it down in my Moleskine.  That way when Christmas comes around I’m not forced to buy things that are irrelevant.  And the children say, “Yay, we always wanted a family Sonicare system.”  But I’m not done with their list yet, so we’ll get to that.  My list, however, came quite naturally.

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For starters, I would like to sleep.  And considering how there is a strobe light shining in my curtain-less bedroom window, this is probably a good place to start.  The complimentary earplugs only make it better.

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A friend gave me a milk frother so I thought a 1-cup stovetop espresso maker would be just the thing for producing the occasional dessert coffee.

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Long johns!  Title Nine has this divine looking base layer that I imagine wearing under everything all the time.  And I would never be cold again.

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A 2016 calendar.  The kids really love ticking off the days and watching out for special events.  We didn’t do one in 2015 and I kinda feel disoriented.  Or maybe that was something else….  Like 2015.

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I’ve been wanting some honest to goodness Emma Bridgewater.  You know, so the kids can break it.

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A ridiculously expensive tin of coffee my friends swear by.

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In a house full of midgets and cabinet climbers you can really never have too many stools.  This one is from IKEA.

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Boy wouldn’t let me put the dictionary on the kids’ Christmas lists (with the electric toothbrushes), so I had to put it on mine.  I’ve been wanting a big dictionary to sit out open all the time for quick references.  I don’t know about you, but my kids are going for the dictionaries all day long, so I thought I might as well make one part of the furnishings.  I’m hoping my brother can make a podium for it.  Cuz that would just be so cool.  In a nerdy kind of way.

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A cheese slicer.  Because some day I’m going to cut off my whole hand on a block of Tillamook.613hLp7nsXL._SL1284_

A Rowenta Focus.  I’m dying over here.  I have not ironed anything for 6 months.  Ironing clothes is cheap therapy or something.  Smooths the wrinkles of the soul.

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Nike Plus adapter for my iPod for tracking runs.

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Winter running tights from Title Nine.  Because baby it’s cold out there.

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A cast iron teapot for everyday.  The kids are starting to make their own tea and are just itching to break something.  Break this.

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Ear protection for the shooting range.  You would not believe the amount of money you can spend on a pair of these.  These ones are cheap.  I don’t particularly like the style, but they are youth size.  I’ll probably need to look around more and try some on.

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A concealed carry class.  I’ve been meaning to take one forever, but never had that extra $60 laying around.

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An essential oil diffuser.  Because we like it when things smell nice.  And that’s it.  I think wish lists are kind of bizarre.  All the things in the world and that’s what Mavis wants.  A cheese slicer.  Okay, okay, so I also want this $1,600 Alexander McQueen clutch.

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That’s more like it.

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2 thoughts on “Whatever Didi Wants

  1. I like getting gift ideas from your lists! I will, however, take issue with one item here: the cheese slicer. I grew up with that type, and I never could get the cheese as thin as I’d like. Then, Ethan brought a cheese plane into the marriage, and I was like, “Where have you been all my life?” You have to cut half-sized slices on most large blocks of cheese, but the uniform thickness (thinness?) is glorious! I bought one for my mom just so I would have one there when we visit.

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