Birthday Wish List

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Christopher keeps asking me what I want for my birthday. Every day, at least twice. Every time he asks, I answer with "nothing", because really, I have absolutely everything that I need. "But what do you want?", he asks. "Nothing", I respond with, because if y'all remember, a few months back I got my new Canon Rebel, and at the time, I considered that to be my everything present- covering every gift giving holiday at least until Christmas. I wasn't just saying that, I really am in love with it, and the only thing I hope to see on my birthday, is a chocolate raspberry cake, made with love by my beautiful family. I know that sounds lame. But I'm lame, so-

Today while I was putting away the dishes, I was thinking back to when I was younger, and I'd ask my mom what she wanted on her birthday. She'd say "nothing", too. Only, she'd say it in a way that was that was heavy with self pity, and with that I never knew how to react. She wanted something, but didn't want to tell me what, because- well I don't know why? I put a plate on the bottom rack, and then glanced over the counter into the living room. I really, truly, have everything that I need. I have more than I need. I have things that I never even dreamt I'd have. How beautifully blessed am I? A house. A family. A warm cup of coffee to help round out my sanity every morning while I'm waking up. What more could I possibly want?

Wait. I can want things.

But what do I want?

So I decided to make a wish list. A birthday wish list. I sat down at the computer (both of them, on and off throughout the day. 10 minutes on the couch, cook dinner, 10 minutes at the desk, feed the babies, 10 minutes on the couch) and started hearting things on Etsy and google searching anything that came to mind. A couple right clicks and save pictures as later, and I was finished.

It turns out there actually are things that I want...

1. A coffee mug cozy. In blue. Its bright and fun, and maybe my coffee would stay warmer for just a few extra minutes.

2. Some heart shaped measuring spoons. With cute sayings on them. "a pinch of kindness", aww!
3. A yummy red Macintosh Apple scented candle. Not "baked apple pie" or "apple crisp", but Macintosh Apple.

4. Aloe bath bombs. Any bath bombs, really, but aloe sounds particularly nice, doesn't it?

5. A KitchenAid stand mixer. Maybe in yellow? Maybe in blue? I really don't care, just having one would be nice.

6. A really fun macro lens to go with my everything-gift.

7. This "No Gluten Necessary" print. Theres actually a cute little series of them, but I like this one the most.

8. I looooove the music of Stevie Nicks. In the geekiest of ways. I even went so far as to ask Christopher if we could name our child Bella Donna. He said no, haha. So this shirt would probably become my new favorite. In an XL, since its American Apparel, and after having the bean even that will be a stretch.

1. Yellow Rose Stud earrings. I don't have very many items in my jewelry collection. My favorite pair of earrings broke recently, and now I don't have any studs at all. These ones would look nice, I think?

2. Some blue rain boots. Like the one in this picture? Maybe some blue floral rain boots. I want to go puddle stomping. Ok and maybe I want the picture too.

3. This Print reminds me of the Time Travelers Wife. I haven't finished the book yet (I don't even know where it is, I think I hid it in the desk drawer and then ...think its still there?). I lose myself in that book, and maybe thats why I haven't finished it yet, so I can make it last longer.

4. Don't laugh. I want this wolf tank dress, and I want it bad. We saw it at a booth when we went to the Rattlesnake Roundup, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. It would be so hideously perfect on me. I need it. In a size L.

5. A chocolate raspberry cake. I want my babies and husband to all huddle in the kitchen together, wearing matching aprons, holding wooden spoons and plastic bowls, throwing gluten free flours into the air- yum!

6. A butterfly cat coffee mug. Yes, such a thing does exist!

7. More pictures of fruit. I don't have much of a theme in my kitchen, but ever since I've had my own stove to cook on, the only things I've wanted to hang on the walls around it have been pictures of grapes and apples. Even though I can't have either of those things. Fruit is pretty.

8. A bird bath. How about... a mermaid bird bath?! Yes? I've been telling Christopher about how I want a bird bath for months now, but I really don't want to pay full price for one. I'm hoping that randomly we'll come across one at a garage sale sometime this summer, or find one on sale when we're least expecting it. And wouldn't it be amazing it if was mermaid themed?? I'll take what I can get.

Yay, that was fun. It was like internet window shopping. I got to browse brightly colored kitchen gadgets and tank dresses all while changing diapers and putting together tuna noodle casseroles. Now, I probably won't get around to doing that again for another year, maybe longer, but- it sure was fun! Happy birthday to me next Wednesday!


Christina April 28, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

A very fun wish list! :)

Natalya's Studio April 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

What a wonderful list! Thank you so much for choosing my Blue Cup Cozy! :)

Nyla April 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Good list! I've been working on one myself since my birthday is coming up. All I've got on it so far is an iPod and a stand mixer.

beka April 28, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

I heart those measuring spoons! Ohmigoodness! So cute:)
Love that coffee cozy too!
Sweet list:)

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? April 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

I have a stand mixer and I love it. I love the fruit print.

CraftGirlAlli April 28, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

It's always fun to make a wish list!

and when is this birthday of yours?!?!

Oh Mandie! April 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

It's definatly ok to want things :) I'm saying that because I want half of the things on your list too!

Oh, and if you do get to choose, go for the Kitchen Aid, that thing seriously has saved many a recipe in my house!

The Momma April 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

That is a wonderful wish list!! I must say I don't know WHAT I would do without my Kitchen Aid. I would absolutely LOVE if someone wanted to donate a new orange or aqua one to me though!

Casey April 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

The Time Traveler's Wife was SO. GOOD. I was really upset when I finished it. It's like dying a small death when a good book ends.

Megan April 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

Fun! But...


Seriously. I don't bake half as much as you do and I don't know what I'd do without mine. You could make him get the stand mixer and THEN make them use it to make you a cake. Win-win. ;)

Anonymous,  April 29, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

You want the cutest stuff! I could see you rocking that horrible wolf dress.

elsiee April 29, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

I did a birthday wish list on my blog last year and scored some of my favorite - good luck with yours!

Anonymous,  April 29, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

Oooo I have very similar earrings & I love them! I hope you get a pair.

CourtneyKeb April 29, 2010 at 7:06 AM  

Those heart measuring spoons are so cute!

I've been wanting a kitchen aid mixer, and a macro lens for a while now too.

and I totally looked twice at the wolf take dress.
You could rock that momma!

erin rogers pickering April 29, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Lovely post!
Happy early Birthday... and thanks for including my GF cupcake print. :-) I will be having some giveaways in May... so you will have a chance to win it.
Thanks again!

Brandy L April 29, 2010 at 7:56 AM  

I love your b-day list. Some of those are on my list as well. :D

emily April 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

before I could see where this blog post was going, I had this comment in my fingertips ready to type: "tell him you want a kitchenaid mixer!!"


ElegantSnobbery April 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

OMG, what an awesome selection! I want that fairy cat mug!

BeckyKay April 29, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

that kitchenaid mixer is a NEED. Trust me. ; )

Johanna April 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

you know- good for you for actually saying what you want. I too play the "oh nothing" card when really I want something....I think it's perfectly nice to have a wish list and it helps those who love you get you something that you'll actually like.
so whens the birthday???

Christopher And Tia April 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

For those of you that asked, my birthday is May 5th.

And I'm so glad that y'all think I'd look good in the wolf dress, hahah.

Anonymous,  April 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

Thanks so much for including my print! I hope some of your wishes come true, and that your birthday is fabulous!

Nen April 29, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

fun fun fun! you'll have to post about what you DO get! :)

Bombdigity April 29, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

awesome list!!! if we were neighbors I'd give you my orange Kitchen Aid mixer (if you like orange lol)

I thought of you earlier today, I was at the bookstore and saw a No Gluten cookbook and you popped into my head =o) seeing the print with the cupcakes in your list reminded me

They call me mommy... April 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM  

Sounds like a good list to me! (=

Kunklebaby April 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

Fun! I'd LOVE a macro lense too!! Happy Early Birthday. We celebrate our birthday WEEK, here at our house---so start celebrating. Haha!!

TXadventureGirl April 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

My husband has a Rebel and he loves what he calls his portrait lens. I am not really into that hobby myself. I like to use the product for my hobby. But I am sure you could find a portrait lens somewhere. Also the brand tamron fits canon cameras and is a lot cheaper. My hubbie has that brand for his telephoto lens. The reason I like his portrait lens is that it focuses well on the face and blurs everything behind. It produces a really cool effect. Just my two cents.

Hybrid Hopes May 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

I got you none of those things, and finally mailed today, so it might be (probably will be) late.

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