My Christmas/Birthday Wishlist {2015}

Once again I had so much fun making wish lists for the girls that I decided to make one for myself. Last year I put some pretty insane items on my wish list and God amazingly provided all of them. Through presents, Christmas money and a few really great sales and coupons, it was awesome. I don’t expect to receive everything on this years list, but I also decided to scale it back quite a bit. 

So, without further explanation here is this years Christmas/Birthday wishlist:

1) A Lens hood. I’ve been meaning to pick one of these up for quite some time.

2) An essential oil diffuser. It is long past time to take the plunge.

3) Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. In teal, it is just SO pretty.

4) A Lens Pen. This little tool is SO handy.

5) A wireless blue tooth adapter, so I can easily play music in the house from my phone.

6) A vest. It doesn’t have to be this one, but I do really like it.

7) A speedlite flash, my indoor photography wish come true.

8) A new wallet. Mine is falling apart, literally.

And there you have it my 2015 Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday to me list!

What’s on your list?

Did I miss anything good?

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Our Girls’ Wish Lists 2014

Last week I posted my Christmas wish list. Since I had so much fun making mine and I have had a few people asking about present ideas for the girls, I decided to make a wish list for them to. 
*Disclaimer they didn’t make their list!
 I did.
 I did ask them what they wanted for Christmas. Emily replied “MINNIE” and Marissa said she wanted panda bear baby. I did include those items then I added some things I think they might be interested in based upon sheer mommy instinct.
Notice a theme here? This girl is SO in love with all thing Mickey and Minnie. We have already purchased item #1 and #2 on her list for her. 
1. Figaro Pet Carrier Play set – We purchased
2. Minnie Mouse Logo Sweatshirt – We purchased

Marissa’s list is kind of a stab in the dark. The girl is rarely very specific about presents that she wants. She could look through a toy book and pick out just about everything in the book. Russ and I are kind of getting “toyed”out though. At what point does one have enough dolls and Barbies? So knowing her interests I picked some craft supplies, books and games and of course the one toy she is begging for. We have already purchased items #1 and #7 for her
1. Fur-real Panda – We Purchased
7. Ariel DS Game – We Purchased
So there you have it. Two lists full of toys, books and games that would make two little girls VERY happy. 
What did your kids put on their list?

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My Christmas Wishlist 2014

I thought it would be fun to put together a little holiday wish list. I remember laying and staring at the toy catalog for HOURS circling every ridiculous toy I could find when I was younger. Kids can be so clueless when it comes to understanding how much things cost. 

As an adult making this list seems equally foolish. We just aren’t gift givers in the Newman house. I think of the 8 Christmas’ Russ and I have spent together we have exchanged presents once. And let’s face it even if we did decide to exchange gifts the chances of me getting a few things on this list would be pretty slim. 

But just like the little girl with her red marker and toy catalog. A computer and Google 25 years later is equally fun. 

1. Garmin Forerunner 15

After a year of running I definitely envy Garmin wearing runners. I like the Forerunner 15 because it can serve as a running Garmin or a fitness band. Two birds, one stone.

2. Canon EOS Rebel T3I

Definitely a far fetch item. The thought of a DSLR has makes me giddy, but I just can’t bring myself to pay that much for a camera. I have had my eyes on a Canon DSLR for about 11 years now. Maybe someday I will make the purchase. 

3. Lauren Conrad Slim Bootcut Jeans

Hands down my favorite jeans EVER. They fit me perfectly and I pretty much live in the ones I bought last year. Another pair would be great.

4. Plaid Infinity Scarf

I adore this scarf. SO cute and perfect for fall/winter. I would probably wear it all the time so maybe I should get a couple in different colors. 

5. Cow Creamer

Okay, I know this one seems a bit weird but I have wanted one of these goofy cow creamer things for years now. Why have I not bought one?! I have no clue, it isn’t like they are expensive. It just seems like a silly purchase and I try to avid those. I think the only way I will ever get one is if someone else buys it for me. Kohls has them in some really cute colors like this yellow. 

6. Brown Boots

Yup, I still want a new pair of brown boots. Eventually I will cave in and get some. 

7. Purse

I have been purse shopping a lot lately. I know exactly what I want but I can’t seem to find it and if I do I don’t want to pay what it costs. That combination is like spinning your tires in the mud. You get no where. This one is pretty much exactly what I am looking for. 

So there is my 2014 Christmas Wish list.

What’s on your list this year?

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