Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Wish List

I saw a Christmas wish list on my sister's blog and thought, hey, maybe I should start keeping a list since I can never figure out what I want when it comes close. I know this is early. We haven't even figured out who is giving to whom, yet. Hope this doesn't make me look too materialistic or gift-obsessed. Anyway.

So I started brainstorming. Scraping the bottom of the idea barrel... I mean, come on... whitening strips and lightbulbs? Well, folks, it is amazing how the struggle to think of 2 items can quickly turn into a huge list of things you didn't even really realize you needed! :) I've survived fine this long without these items, so I'm sure none of them is going to make or break my health and happiness, but for what it is worth. This is my wish list!:

  • Extremely comfortable (meaning, pretty firm) new mattress!
  • stacking bamboo steamer (the round, flat tray kind) Addendum: I decided I don't need these since I discovered my rice cooker has a pretty good steamer tray attachment!
  • dehydrator (quality kind that heats from the side, not from the top to bottom- so all dry evenly)
  • Cetaphil face lotion Addendum: I decided I don't need these right now because I am trying out Clean & Clear
  • Crest whitening strips
  • brighter lightbulb in the lamp by the chair-- or a better lamp!
  • attractive toy chest (that kinda matches our decor- like a dark wicker or wood) for keeping Gwen's loot in the living room more attractively sequestered away when she is not running around. Something cute and classy like this (no names monogrammed or boy/girl stuff, please-- needs to fit all future children just as well. Plus, I'd love for it to match the room)
  • wet/dry swiffer for the kitchen
  • a nice, flat-bottomed, sturdy plastic basket for under the bathroom sink that has a handle to put all the bathroom cleaning supplies in so I can carry the entire thing upstairs and downstairs without a hassle
  • jeans/cords (I need pants very badly!)
  • black, grey, or other dark solid color loose, comfortable, sort of flattering (if that is possible) winter exercise pants (imagine non-tapered yoga style- but not necessarily booty-tight!)
  • nice fitting/flattering sweaters (no buttons or librarian styles) or long sleeved shirts (I like collars a lot)
  • black, white, purple, green, etc long tank tops (modest up top- no need to be showin off... :) for wearing under other clothes (some with sleeves is fine, but make sure they are fitted)
  • warm black church shoes- possibly boots, but no 4 inch heel. Need to be comfortable... but cute! Something classy but stylish, like this:
  • gift cards to Joann's, Michael's, any shoe store, Target, Home Depot (for flowers, not hardware!) etc.
  • silicone, 8-9 inch round cake pans (2 please)
  • hair accessories: specifically, things that I can put in my hair on down days when I'd like to throw up my hair in a pony tail but not have it look too lazy. I have a great brown/orange/red already, but need something for purple, blue, turquoise, green, black, etc. I like the kind that are curved with two holes and you hold it in place with a decorative stick. Not like this, but I think this comb with all its stones and jewels is pretty. I like stuff like that or natural things with wood, real stones (not jeweled or fake looking), or shells. I'm all about texture, rather than color, actually.
  • hanging flower planters (I like the pretty wrought iron ones with twiggy stuff already lining the inside so you don't see the dirt) for along the fence or from the railings of the carport for next spring
well, there you have it. and now that I've demonstrated my greedy, materialistic ways, I think I'll go read my scriptures or something more... wholesome?


  1. The one thing that I have to say is that expressing that there are things out there that you want does not make one "materialistic" or "greedy"...or any of those other negatively conotated words. It just means that you have a certain taste, and there are things out there that you happen to like. Now if you were to go out and demand that people buy these things, or that you complain because you don't already have them and you can't see yourself being happy without them...that would be what makes you materialistic. When it comes to Christmas gifts, it's tradition to buy and receive presents. It's nice to know that there are items that you would prefer over other ones so that they can get you items you'd appreciate. There's nothing wrong with telling people what you would like...just don't expect to get any of it and be happy that you have what you've already got. I don't think that's something difficult for you, Elisa! :)

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has started their Christmas list! We have tried to keep a tight budget around Christmas around here, and we have to buy a new computer, so my list is going to have to be short. But I think it's great to have an on-going list of stuff you'd like. Hope you get at least one this year! You've been a good girl. :)

  3. I loved reading your list. But I still don't have anything to put on my own list! It could have to do with the fact that I had a birthday this week and got the couple of things that I was already wanting... for Christmas I want money for pregnancy massages and/or chiropractic visits. That'll do it for me this time. I'm pretty easy to please... although if I really looked around at a store, I'm sure I'd find plenty of things that I'd like to have!

  4. That's so funny - Ry'a mom has been asking for our Christmas lists lately, and for the life of me I couldn't think of anything. NOTHING! Then one night I sat down at the computer and started daydreaming and trying to come up with at least two things, and then out of nowhere I had a list of like ten things! Crazy how that happens ... I love your list though - I think you're wholesome in your requests! :)

  5. I love your list! And it's totally wholesome! You are genius to ask for gift cards to places like Joann and Home Depot! I always have a hard time coming up with things I'd enjoy, too. I'm usually pretty uncreative when it comes to asking for what I want. I'll I can usually think of is dresses :) I guess it's time to start daydreaming!!

    It's suppose to be beautiful this week. Want to go for a walk at the lake??

  6. Love your list! Thanks for never know what might show up on your doorstep now. ;)