I'm really not this needy in real life... but my birthday IS coming up... JUST SO YOU KNOW, FAMILY, IT'S IN A MONTH AND A HALF. PREPARE YO'SELVES. Here are some ideas! And this is pretty much a generalized list of what I would want as a gift on any normal holiday/birthday. Something sassy, something classy, something to get my booty shaking, something to satisfy ye old sweet tooth, something cozy, and something that puts cozy to shame. I
1.) Vera Bradley's "Sittin In A Tree" Saddle Up Purse (or well, any tote.)
I love this pattern. LOVE it. Of course, my sister has this pattern and I'm not so subtly posting this because I also know she wants a new purse for HER birthday in a month. I'm not against her regifting her current bag to me. Just sayin.
2.) Willow Tree's Family Collection
Pretty much any of the family related Willow Tree collection is on my wish list. I received one as a gift after Lo was born of a Mama angel holding her baby and even our wedding cake topper was simply the "Embrace" figurine. I like simple, and her work snags at my heartstrings every time.
3.) Zumba Fitness Exhilarate: The Ultimate DVD Experience Set
I love the idea of Zumba. I don't like the idea of looking like a disjointed Mama with no rhythm in front of dozens of other women. Who probably look the same as me... but I can't see past my own jiggle to notice. I'm a big fan of working out at home and as much as I love yoga, Zumba is way more fun.
4.) Kitchenaid Mixer in Ice Blue
Mommy wants this. I don't necessarily need it, but I want it something fierce. First of all? It's my color. That is TOTALLY "Tiffany" blue. Which also happens to be one of my kitchen colors anyway. See how that works out? Fabulously.
5.) Sanuk's Yoga Glam Flip Flop in silver and/or bronze.
I wear Sanuk sandles all year long. ALL. YEAR. LONG. They are hands down the most comfortable flippy floppies on the face of the planet. I love them so much, that I not only want a pair for myself, but also a pair for the peanut. The Husband wants some as well, he just doesn't know it yet. They are durable and comfortable to the point that you will find ways to get away with wearing them. They're like walking on a stack of yoga mats. A STACK. Would it be too much to ask for these in both silver AND bronze? That way I could have a pair to match all my outfits. Wink wink...
6.) A well deserved shopping spree to some of my favorite places. Gap... Old Navy... Athleta...
Speaking of outfits. AHEM. I need this card specifically... with lots of monies on it. Have I reminded y'all lately of the time I lost almost 50 pounds and I'm still losing? I haven't. Well... I HAVE. Let's just say that my linen drawstring pants I wore to the grocery store tonight ended up around my ankles right around the time I walked through the door with both hands full of grocery bags. Mommy needs a shopping spree, and while I'd love to hit up American Eagle, I know that between Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, there's a chance I'll find something to cover every occasion.
7.) An hour (or longer, oh please longer) massage with some of my favorite massage therapists. I need some magic worked on me!
I'd also love a good massage... I've been going to Zen Massage now for years. Since I first got pregnant with the peanut. It's not uncommon for me to fall asleep half way through an hour session and wake up with a drool soaked towel under my head. My stress levels would thank you greatly. Or... they'll just be thankful period. It's been too long since I got a good rubdown.