December 9, 2012

My Christmas Wishlist

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I've seen other bloggers do wishlists in years past, but never had the desire to write one up myself- well, at least for people who weren't Sky or my parents. But after reading a Mel's 4 part list and Fran's book wish list, I felt inspired to do my own. It's probably a little silly, but here we are- the wishlist of chambanachik.

The first few things are much more...reasonable. First off, this Brown/Cream Double Handle Bag from Target ($45). You know those heart palpitations you get when you see The Bag? I'm only kidding, but it was love at first click with this beauty. I need a bag with multiple carrying options when it's just Millie and I here. Number one on the list right now.

Of course, a Life Planner from Erin Condren  ($50). I'm not saying it because an Erin Condren gift card is a prize in the Christmas Giveaways (and is still open!). I won one last year and have used that gem more than I even imagined I would. I would be completely lost without it. And I hear it's improved this year!

Another giveaway sponsor this year has a treat I want- Peppermint Foot Lotion from InspriBody ($5.50). They tell you every pregnancy is different, and this time I'm experiencing the whole achy-legs thing (yep, already). This sounds so soothing.

This  Diamond Band Ring from Amazon. ($69) has been on my list for a while. There is something simple and elegant about a small band like this.

I caught up with/became a big fan of the Mad Men series this year-obsessed, maybe- so the Mad Men Seasons 1-5 DVDs need to be included. There are shows I watch for the comedy, and others I watch for the information or thoughts they provoke- this one is one of the most well-written shows I've ever seen, and the script combined with the great acting, the costumes, and the direction blow me away every single episode. Oh, and the first season closed with a Dylan song. That didn't hurt.

Yes, I put this on my list before the movie came out- The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage book from Amazon ($11). Maybe it's being from Illinois, or maybe it's the way I identify with his struggles with depression (if you haven't read Lincoln's Melancholy, you must), but Lincoln is fascinating both as a man and as a president. This book would be very interesting.

And lastly on the list based in reality, I'm digging this Illinois & The Other States shirt from The Social Dept ($25). It just amuses me. I also liked the Midwest Succeed shirt (so random!), but some of the responses to the presidential election made it decidedly less funny.

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And now, for the three things less likely to ever be found under my tree, like these Sapphire and diamond stud earrings ($2,800). Sapphire is my birthstone, but who are we kidding- these are beautiful no matter what your birth month. However, if the debate was ever earrings or car, I'm pretty sure that car would win out.

I've wanted a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers ($125) for years. I have to admit, I've bought into their history- everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Bob Dylan has worn them- and they're probably the only pair of sunglasses everyone looks good in.

Lastly, plane tickets to England (photo source). If it doesn't happen until I'm 105, I will see it.

What are you most hoping to unwrap this year? And more importantly, what do you wish for that can't be found under the tree?

11 kind comments from you:

ines said...

love this!
the minute i think of what i want for Christmas zero ideas pop into my head and i know that's not true because the entire year i say "maybe for my Christmas list".

Nicole said...

That bag is to die for! I think I need to add it to my list!

Mel said...

What a great list! I love that bag and think it's perfect mom-on-the-go chic! I love any book about Lincoln (as you saw from my list!) And those Ray-Bans? Awesome!

Birdie said...

I'm hoping to get a small record player, I have a big collection of vinyl waiting for it :) aside from stuff, I would love it if we could have a drama free holiday with my stepdaughter

Michelle said...

YES for MadMen!! I want that too! I'm totally intrigued by the Lincoln books. I'll have to look those up!

Plane tickets to England and Ray Bans? We share a dream.

Fran said...

That bag, I want that bag so bad! I don't really know what I'm hoping for other than really good books haha

Kaylee said...

I like your list!!! What do I wish for that can't be found under the tree? A cute little puppy? An iPad? A plane ticket for a honeymoon with my man? Oh one can always dream, right?

greaterexp said...

Great list! Besides the ever-popular world peace, my list is short. I just want all my kids and grandkids to live in Oregon. That's not asking too much, is it? And three hard-boiled eggs...(See Marx Brothers movies, please.)

Amanda said...

Great list. Love that bag!!! So freaking cute. This is a great idea too.

Gina Norman said...

fun fun, i love that beautiful ring, i hope you get it sky (cough cough) if you're reading :o

beka said...

great list! :)

and...well.....all i can say is, don't splurge on the foot lotion yourself..... ;) online wishlists are useful, just sayin'....

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