Something for me?
What is this idea of creating a list of my own desires?
I am a bit scared, my friends. Where do I start? Initially, I thought I would keep this list to the real world and forward it to my loved ones as a hint for the holidays. Keep things budget conscious, as I usually do. However, I said screw it, and decided to go big, really big.
And Santa, if you are reading, I have been really good this year. I've eaten all my veggies, said my prayers, and been nice to my parents, children, and husband. I hope you consider me for your nice list.
My Nice List
1. Burberry Scarf
There is something about Burberry plaid that makes my heart skip a beat. Perhaps it's the classic style that appeals to me. Wrapped around my neck on a cold January day, this scarf would dress up any day.
2. Blue Ball Jars
I may be the only person asking for these for Christmas, but I love them. I have written about my grandmother's collection of blue glass which is now mine, and I believe these jars would make the most beautiful and complimentary centerpiece for our dining room.
3. A Personalized Sign from Barn Owl Primitives
The talented Kristi from Barn Owl Primitives makes some of the most adorable typography word art. Taking inspiration from children's songs like You are my Sunshine or creating Family Rules boards, I find myself imagining these pieces in bedrooms, family rooms, and playrooms in our home.
So cute & so crafty.
4. Fun Skirts
I spend most of my days in jeans or yoga pants. Being a full time mommy of a toddler and preschooler, means that my need for cute and flirty winter skirts is non-existient. I love the collection of fun skirts from Boden, and only wish I had some place to wear them.
5. Mom Car
I drive a minivan.
I don't mind it.
I'll even admit the potential label of soccer mom doesn't freak me out either.
I drive a minivan, I'm a mom, no biggie.
I do, however, have car envy when I see a mom driving an Acura MDX.
6. Riding Boots
I don't ride horses.
I don't live on a farm.
I don't spend a lot of time in a position where I would need riding boots.
And I haven't gotten the courage to wear leggings or skinny jeans,
however I long for riding boots.
7. Calligraphy Lessons
I have always been complimented on my penmanship. Thank you Catholic School and the D'Neilan method. In turn, I have enjoyed writing out things like cards, envelopes, and name tags. I would love to kick it up a notch, and learn how to accurately write calligraphy. How perfect for Jeanna's wedding!
Heck, if I do it well, perhaps I could turn it into a work from home business.
8. Ghost Chairs
We have a very classic dining room right now: huge Persian rug, even larger wood table, a new Stickley buffet piece, and a small side board from my grandmother. I would love to turn the room on it's side a bit, and get ghost chairs, ten to be exact to offer bit of whimsy in the room.
We have lived here for over three years and a great many walls are still unadorned. Our master bedroom is one of those rooms that just doesn't look finished yet. I have seen these before in the Potterybarn catalogue and thought how perfect above our bed. Alas, their price tag a bit high, so for now I wish.
10. A Happy Holiday for All
I guess I can't be too greedy.
I have so much to be thankful. My beautiful little girls, my fabulous group of friends and supportive family, as well as the love of my life, Bryan. My final item on my wish list is for all those who read this little blog to have a happy holiday season and wonderful new year.