Mostly because it is December 21 and Matt hasn't started Christmas shopping, and partly in case there is a Santa out there, here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for me:
1. Kitchen Aid Hand Held Mixer
I have had several hand mixers over the years and I have always been told to not spend much. Well guess what? Those suckers burn out. So I'm saying I need a good one.
2. Cricut Explore (or Cameo Silhouette)
A few years ago I got rid of my Cricut machine because I never used it. Mostly because I couldn't afford cartridges for it. But NOT you download your images and cut those. I could really use that not just for scrapbooking, but also for PTO stuff at the kids' school.
3. Maternity Clothes
I am in need of Large/Xlarge long sleeve sweaters. I can't find any locally that aren't completely hideous, but I can find plenty of short sleeve things. Which, wouldn't be so bad, but I am literally always freezing.
I know Matt took pictures of several books that I showed him in Barnes & Noble, so there is no excuse for books to not be under the tree. But I'm also a fan of a gift card because there are a few books coming this spring that I will want for sure.
I'm a fan of earrings. I wear them all of the time.
These black ones are super pretty.
The good news is that I'm a size 8 and the mall in Duluth has these.
I need some new socks. Kind of warm ones but not super warm. I'd like browns, blacks, grays, or patterns. Anything but white. I have enough white.
8. Birthstone necklace
Fortunately for me, the March one is beautiful!
9. A new purse
I need a new purse, preferably a cross body one that can double as a diaper bag in a pinch. I texted a picture, it's still in stock on Target, this is an easy one. Oh, AND I gave him a Target gift card to boot.
10. A fuzzy blanket
I figure it might be nice to have a big fuzzy blanket to keep warm while I rock Penelope to sleep, right?
BONUS: a chair back massager. My back is killing me and it would be glorious to have a thing that will massage it on demand.
I'm kind of excited about Christmas. This year we were fortunate to have enough money (and spent hours of couponing and bargain planning) to get the kids most everything on their list. Which normally I would feel kind of embarrassed about, but considering I don't buy them fun things all year, and they get one birthday present each, I feel OK about Christmas overload. Plus, Olivia got a few games I'm kind of eager to play with her too, so that's like a gift to me, I suppose.
I might be a bit quiet this week with Christmas and all, but I'll be back with a back with book reviews and some other fun stuff.