So I’ve got a good chunk of my Christmas shopping done. I’m not finished, but I think I can kind of sort of see the finish line. Maybe. I’ve got a few more things to pick up for Boo Boo, and one or two additional items for family. I don’t know what those items are yet. That’s the tricky part.
In an effort to make things less tricky for those shopping for me (!), I actually have a Christmas list this year. It’s not a huge list….not all items on it are particularly practical to buy as a gift…but it’s a list all the same. Here it is, in case you’re curious, or are looking for ideas for your own lists:
Blog Life | A Beautiful Mess
This is an online course about…you guessed it! Blogging. I’ve been following A Beautiful Mess for a few years now…long before sisters Elsie and Emma turned it into a million dollar business. They could probably teach me a few tricks. (Bonus: I qualify for a discount due to a past course subscription…so I’ll probably be buying this for myself).
Fillmore in Redwood Ash | Warby Parker
I’ve mentioned these glasses previously – so at least I’m consistent. I love that they’re practically tortoise shell, but with a little kick of red. Obviously, since I’m blind, I’d kinda like them with my prescription…extra thin lenses, too, so I don’t look like I have coke bottles on my face (do people still get that reference? please tell me yes…otherwise I feel so so old).
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling | Amazon.ca
Though I’d seen her in The Office, I only really discovered Mindy Kaling recently when I started watching The Mindy Project on Netflix. It’s awesome. Laugh out loud funny. So cute. I kinda fell in love with her, and could use a little Mindy humour while I wait for the next season.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler | Amazon.ca
I love Amy Poehler. I think she’s smart, funny, and extremely talented. I desperately want to read this book.
iPhone 6 | Apple
So my iPhone 4 is feeling….dated. It’s slow. Apps optimized for much faster phones run slowly. The camera is somewhat lacking (it’s why I’ve basically stopped using it – the crummy quality of the pictures it takes depresses me). I need an upgrade. The only thing that’s been holding me back is the “new” minimum monthly spend all of the phone companies now have in order to get it and other “Plus” devices. I’ll eventually just suck it up and do it. But until I do…it’s on my list.
Mammoth Evo Clogs | Crocs
I feel bad about this entry on my list. I got a new pair of slippers last year from my in-laws. Slippers I’d picked out. And they fit great and were comfortable. Until the wooly insides got compressed. Suddenly they were a little too big…and the heels? They never really broke in or got malleable, and consequently rip my ankles up. Not great. So I’ve been eyeing the Crocs my husband was gifted last year…when he first received them, he confided to me that he “despised Crocs, and would never ever wear them because they looked ridiculous”….except they happened to be really comfortable, and he wears them all of the time. So yeah. I’d like to give ’em a shot.
Handwriting Name Rings | Silver Promo
The author of one of my favourite blogs wears a series of name rings instead of her wedding band. Each ring has the name of one of her children, and her husband. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with the idea and started plotting how and when I could get my own set (to wear on my right hand, though…I love my engagement and wedding rings too much to supplant them). SPOILER ALERT: I’m totally getting these rings.