I’ve had this book, The Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, saved to my desktop at work for a long time.
Although I couldn’t really care less about gluten-free recipes, I am really into whole foods and clean eating. I don’t practice clean eating all the time, but I am in love with the Whole 30 program and do it often. In fact, I’m planning on a recharge at the start of the new year (anyone with me??).
This book has tons of plant-based recipes that look pretty easy and delicious. It’s not high on my wish list, but I would love to try out some of the recipes.
When I was in Junior High I was obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie, not the shitty TV show – sorry Cat). I was especially into her tough girl-ness, and the fact that she rocked a boxing bag.
My brother has been a boxer since his early teens and I’ve always been a little envious of his boxing equipment. He’s let me utilize some of it in the past, but he’s sort of a grump and I’d rather play with my nephews when I’m there anyway.
Several years ago I started attending kickboxing classes off and on. And I absolutely love it. I still go on occasion, but to be honest, it can get expensive AND when I’m teaching my own classes, I don’t always have the energy to go to other classes (aside from Zumba). But, I love boxing.
So, on my wish list this year, aside from my all my princess gear, I’m adding a free-standing boxing bag.
That way, I can haul it out and workout at home any time I want.
Some of you may not know this about me, but I am a huge Star Wars nerd. I mean, I’m not a super geek or anything, but I grew up watching Stars Wars (likely where my initial love for Harrison Ford began, followed, of course, by Indiana Jones), I played Star Wars with my brother and cousins, I even have a crazy Chewbacca doll from when a Christmas when I was very little ….this one, actually:
And a few weeks ago, while in Florida, I got to meet Chewy himself. It was an incredible moment for us both. 😉
So, for the past couple of years I have been wanting, desperately, a Han Solo cell phone case. I mean, this is pretty much the coolest thing ever created.
I keep going to order one, but never do. I have also been wanting, yet, it remains in my unshipped cart, a Daryl Dixon phone case. Just because it looks super rad (and, of course, because it’s Daryl Dixon):
In the meantime, while I wait patiently for Santa to find me, if you see this guy around, will you send him my way? PLEASE:
Today I put up my Christmas tree. This may be the earliest I’ve put it up but, it has been crappy weather outside, I’m home, and after doing some crazy Black Friday weekend shopping yesterday in the City with the girls (followed by an evening of spicy wine and girl chats) I was kind of in the mood.
So, the tree is up, the presents are underneath (although not yet wrapped), and I did some more shopping this afternoon.
I also got a massive splinter underneath my fingernail in the midst of all this, which is still dug in there and doesn’t seem like it’s planning to vacate itself anytime soon.
But, since I’m at the computer already and basically in the Christmas mood, here is the very first of my Christmas Wish List posts for 2016.
I love bib necklaces. They are the perfect way to make a statement and dress up any outfit.
I have a few “sorta” bib necklaces, but when I visited Amazon recently I was overwhelmed and jealous of all the gorgeous necklaces that popped up. I want one…or two….or a half dozen.
Listen, if anyone out there in WordPress Land wants to indulge me and buy me a bib necklace like these – or any variation – I happily accept.
This is a reblog from last year.
My little heart still desires this portable turntable (or any turntable, really. Or even a new needle for my turntable), because I still truly believe that everything sounds better on vinyl.
I used to be a shower girl. Then I discovered Lush bath bombs. And now I am a bath girl.
My favorite part of my workouts is getting to soak my sad, sore muscles in a luxury bath when I’m finished.
I have a horde of Lush bath bombs in a treasure chest so that I never run out.
My absolute favorite bombs are:
and Lord of Misrule (I love me some patchouli)
The crappy thing about Lord of Misrule bombs is that it’s only around for Christmas. It really needs to be around all year. Really.
Lush is always coming up with new products and a few on my list to try are:
Golden Wonder (anything that glitters catches my eye!)
Actually, who am I kidding? I would be happy with any Lush product.
I’d also really like to visit to the Lush Oxford Street store…hello bath product dreamland!
Ack! If you know me you know that I love dresses. Love them. Live in them throughout spring, summer, and half of fall. Basically, I live in dresses until the weather is too cold to go bare-legged and wear open toe shoes.
So it’s very fitting that the next four items on my wish list are dresses. Not just dresses but gorgeous dresses that I must have in my wardrobe.
#1 This turquoise dress is what dreams are made of *sigh*
#2 This cream dress is a fairy tale
#3 Every girl needs a little black dress (or 10) and this LBD is so bewitching
#4 My favorite color is yellow and this dress, although not as elegant as the others, is adorbs. And I could totally wear it to work.
Dresses 1 & 2 http://www.rosewholesale.com/
Dresses 3 & 4 http://www.tbdress.com/