Christmas Wish List

Before we get started with this post, have you placed your guess for the Turtleneck Challenge?  I can see that lots of you have viewed it, but there are only a handful of comments. Tsk, tsk.  Head on over and enter your guess! If you've been around me lately, you know that I'm firm believer in waiting til after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas (or listening to Christmas music or pretty much doing any thing Christmasy).  Is it just me or is everyone decorating for Christmas earlier and earlier every year?  Geez - can't we celebrate Thanksgiving first!?!?  It's a real holiday too, you know.  And a dang good one, at that.

Now, I might contradict myself a little bit here, because while I think you should wait until after Turkey Day to start decorating and whatnot, I absolutely think it's never too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts.  Just stash them out of sight when you buy them.  Plus, I love buying the perfect gifts for my recipients, so as soon as I see it, I snatch it up!

But, with as much as I love to shop, there's one day of the year that you could not pay me enough to get out and hit the malls: Black Friday.  I would rather pay full price for everything on my shopping list than have to fight the crowds and stand in lines.  It's just not worth it to me.  However, I have a feeling that some of you may not share my dislike for Black Friday and will be venturing out to get some really good deals.  With that in mind, today I'm here to make Black Friday shopping easier for you by taking out the guesswork of the best gifts to buy...for me.

Here's a list of my WANTS.  None of these are NEEDS.  I don't need anything this holiday season, except for all of you to stay healthy and happy.  Without further ado, I present...

Lucy's 2010 Christmas Wish List

First up, this super cute rubber vase. Available in a variety of fun colors.

Check it out - when it's not being used to hold flowers, you can fold the top down and turn it into a little bowl.  Multifunctional!

The brand is Menu.  Google it; it's available from several different websites, in sizes small or large.

Next up, a cute new case for my iPhone.  Maybe something like this colorful Johnathan Adler one.

Or ooooh, one of these.  They have a flashlight built in. Neat!

As much time as I spend in the woodshop, I should probably just get one of these that are made out of wood.

But I also kinda like this old school cassette tape cover, complete with cassette case to use as a stand.

All of these iPhone covers were found through Google Images.  I have no idea where to buy any of them.

I would really like to have a new Fossil purse.  Really, any new purse would be great since I'm still carrying around my lime green summer one, but I'm a little partial to the Fossil ones.  They're so cute and so comfortable to wear.  They may cost a little bit more, but they definitely hold up for multiple seasons.

Really like this bird one, and it could carry over into spring, too.

Same purse, different color.  Cute, but maybe too fallish?

The practical side of me says maybe I should just for a solid color.  But where's the fun in that?

Purse images from

I have a very nice Northface jacket that is great in cold, rainy weather.  The only problem is that when I wear it to work, I feel like it doesn't really go with my business casual attire.  It kinda makes me look like I'm going hiking straight from work or something.  Maybe I should get a new raincoat?  Something more plain-ish, that could be dressed up or down.

This one's from Lands End.  I didn't really know where to look for a cute raincoat.

A hood is required.

Lately, I've really been wanting a pair of cowboy boots.  I'm not sure how much I'll actually wear them, but I think they could be so cute! (I think Doc should have some cowboy boots too.  Maybe if we ever live on a farm...)

I'm loving this vintage pair from Fossil!

They might be pricey, but don't cowboy boots hold up forever?

My mom got a new catalog in the mail this past week - Red Envelope.  Have you heard of it? I hadn't.  But after flipping through it, I think I could like it.  And I think I need  want this collage of frames (found on their website).  (My mom may have dibs on this gift.)

I already know exactly where it will go - in the hall by our half bath downstairs.  Super cute!

Here's something I go back and forth on: and e-reader.  Maybe some of you can weigh in and tell me if I really want one or not.  At first I was thinking I wanted one of Amazon's Kindles.

But I've also heard that Barnes and Noble's Nook is pretty good, too. I really want one of those?  In my head I think I'd read more if it was so portable.  I could throw it in my purse and read anywhere - waiting rooms, drive-through lines, you name it!  But is it a hassle to download books? And how much do they cost?  Or can you get them for free?  I'm not very good at downloading music for my iPod, so I feel like this could end up the same way.   (Images from Google.)

I've enjoyed the sewing projects from this past fall, but the part I don't like is all the measuring and pre-cutting before you can sew.  I'm pretty sure if I had a quilting ruler, a rotary cutter, and a cutting mat, I'd enjoy that part a lot more. Right?

I found all three of these on JoAnn's website.

For our family pictures, I borrowed Beth's tripod.  And then I broke it.  I have since purchased another one for her and am currently borrowing it again for my turtleneck pictures.  I feel like maybe it's time for me to have a tripod of my own. Yes?

Image from Google. 

My sister-in-law already has all of her shopping done, so these last two may already be waiting to go under a tree for me. Who knows?  She did ask me what I wanted and these are what I told her, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see.  First, a new lunchbox, since the one I received as a wedding gift is missing.

And from the same website (, a sleeve for my laptop.  I always just carry my laptop as is since I don't have a case, so this would be great to have!

Well, shoot.  Now I've gone and gotten myself excited about Christmas presents.  I've got to start thinking about turkey so I can get back in the Thanksgiving spirit.  Turkey, turkey, turkey.  Just one more day, y'all!