Friday, December 7, 2012

Four Things

I'm linking up with Elizabeth @ E, Myself & I and following in Erika's footsteps and talking for a few minutes about my Christmas list. I've heard this idea from many people who claim to have done this before it was Pinterest-cool (you hipsters.), and of course now it's obviously all over Pinterest.

The idea is that you buy "Something you want, something you need, something you wear, and something you read." I think that when Isaac is a little older, it'd be a great idea to implement this gift buying philosophy for Christmas and birthday buying. It's a great plan to be purposeful without going overboard. Usually, Jordan and I get each other one or two things and call it a day. I've actually already received my gift this year and hope to share with with you all soon!! I have such a hard time coming up with Christmas gift ideas (ask any of my family members and they'll certainly testify!) and would definitely prefer being on the giving end as opposed to being the recipient. But with some time and deep thought, I was able to come up with my own Want/Need/Wear/Read list.

Let it be known that I'm not getting compensated for promoting these goodies...
I just Want/need/wear/read them. Over & Out.
Ok, so we NEEEEED towels. Even before Isaac was around, our towels were looking pretty puny.  Now that they've taken on the job of cleaning puddles of spit up, we are in desperate need of a new set. We could also really use a deep freezer. I think I'd be classified as an "overproducer" of breast milk, because each night for the last 5 weeks, I've pumped off between 10-15 ounces. As a result, our freezer is almost completely full of breast milk and we're running out of room for food! I am so blessed to have such an abundant supply to feed my little buddy with, and now need a place to keep it all!

My want is completely frivolous. I've been eyeing those Clairisonic face scrubbers for a while now and have always thought it'd be neat to have one, especially after hearing so much great stuff about them. But the price is outrageous... over $100! For a face scrubber! People say they're worth the money, but I would totally consider it a major splurge item.

You know how when you go to unearth your summer wardrobe after winter is over and feel like all the old stuff isn't very cute anymore??? Maybe its just me. Either way, now that I'm not in maternity clothes anymore (although I'd love to wear stretchy pants for-ev-er), all my pre-baby clothes just aren't awesome. Maybe it's because everything fits a lot differently these days, namely, the "girls" don't fit into anything. In an effort to hold onto some level of coolness as a mom, I would totally like a pair of Converse sneakers. You know, gotta maintain my street cred.

Although with that last statement, I'm sure I lost any and all credibility.

Lastly, my friend Kimberly recommended the read Kisses from Katie last week while we were having lunch. It's the true story of a girl named Katie who, instead of going to college, chose to live in Uganda as a missionary, has established a ministry there, and is in the process of adopting thirteen children. Yes, you read that right... thirteen. Keep up with Katie via her blog.

Just for fun.... what would YOUR Four Things be??


E said...

Great list! Thanks for linking up!

Erika said...

Good choices! Last year I got the Olay version of the Clarisonic...It's like the $30 version. Ha. In my opinion it works great!! Of course, I have not tried a Clarisonic, so I can't compare...and really, I don't want to, because what if I'm dissatisfied??! But I do hear great things about the Mia, so...if you get it, I'll be a little jealous. :)

One Crafty Cupcake said...

Love your list & blog, Merry Christmas!

Erin said...

I'm reading Kisses from Katie right now and absolutely LOVE it!

~Stephanie said...

Kisses from Katie has been on my "To Read" list.

And I'm with you on the non-maternity clothes!

Arielle said...

I'm going to have to read that! Over from the link up) New follower!

Natasha said...

I'm visiting from E's linkup and I'm going to check out that book. It sounds awesome!

And I hear you on the post-maternity wardrobe. I went through that same crisis this past summer.

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