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27 Wishes

Why hello October! This year sure came and went fast, didn’t it? I am pretty sure life isn’t going to be slowing down anytime soon—if ever!

And with the coming of October, that now means I’m about to turn 27…. so here’s to another set of birthday gift wishes and to being totally self indulgent to blast this off to the Internet. Happy birthday to me… what are some of your current gift wishes?

1. Coffee Bean

My favorite drink of winter: Winter Dream Tea Latte from Coffee Bean! I save up my coffee cash all year just to splurge on this piping hot drink!


2–3. Some New Tunes

Over this last year I have fallen in love with The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men… but of course I only listen to their music online, I think its time to own some the goodness!


4. Ampersand Temporary Tattoo

Last year, I decided that if I ever got a tattoo, it would be of an ampersand. Well ladies and gentleman, I found this awesome Etsy store that sells custom temporary tattoos… and they have an ampersand collection!


5. OPI Nail Polish

I have loved getting back into painting my nails this past year! And of course, I love the OPI nail polish, especially this San Francisco designer set.

6. Bath and Body Works’ Leaves

Ever since discovering the scent when working there many years ago, I just love BBW’s Leaves fragrance! Perfect addition to the perfect autumn day!


7. Movie Tickets

Andy and I are too cheap to go to the movies on a regular basis so we usually plan ahead for the year’s blockbusters… coming soon to a theater near you: Thor and the Hobbit are on our must see in theaters list!

Photo below: seeing Superman weeks after its release, but we still had to be there at least an hour before showtime. 🙂


8–9. New Books

Quite a few new books have just been released, including the paperback version of the Casual Vacancy! Aaaand the final piece to the Divergent trilogy too!


10. Butter Dish

For the last year I have been idlely searching for a colored butter dish, but finding one that’s not white or clear has been a challenge. After a quick search online though, I found this darling dish in Apple Red! Cuuuute!

11. Wrist Watch

Guys, I lost my watch in August! I keep hoping its going to turn up but so far, no luck! So I went back to the Etsy shop where my husband bought it for me… and of course there are so many to choose from! I finally narrowed it down to this watch though, in brown! It has a little bit more to it than the one I had before… but I am still hoping me other one will turn up eventually! 🙂 But I can’t wait until whenever that day may come!

12. Maxi Black Skirt

I’m late to the “maxi” dress/skirt trend… but I do love the one maxi dress I got last year. It’s time to expand the wardrobe with the staple black maxi skirt!

13. Skillshare

Gosh I love perusing the Skillshare site, seeing all the amazing designers I look up to that are teaching their skills to their peers. I can’t even decide with class to take though… from Brad Woodard’s Illustration class to the lettering classes: The Art of Modern Calligraphy or Hand Lettering with Mary Kate McDevitt… or even a combination of them both with Jon Contino’s Illustration and Lettering class.

14. Camera Strap

I’ve been wanting a decorative camera strap for some time now but have never actually looked until writing this post! Now that was fun! Of course, I want a neutral-ish one and totally fell in love with this camera strap, especially the bonus lace-like trim! PLUS it has a lens cap pocket! Yes!

15. Letterpress Wood Type Letters

This would be the perfect addition to our mantel, letterpress wood type letters spelling out our last name: ALLEN. Pick your own letters here.

16. Waffle Maker

Not sure what started this, but my hubby and I have been really craving waffles lately! But we don’t have a waffle maker… so it had to make this list! Yum!

17. Just Dance 2014

Oh how I have loved this “game” over these last couple years… and just when I start to tire of the songs, a new one is released. Thank you Just Dance!

18. Bamboo Tablet

The more and more I grow to love the art of the handmade design, the more I long for a Bamboo tablet that will aid in taking the handmade straight to the screen.

19. ”Partners” Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

I’ve slowly been decorating our Disneyland themed guest room, but you can’t have a room themed around Disneyland without a miniature of the Partners statue!

20–21. Disneyland Attraction Posters

And of course, Disneyland attraction posters would definitely add so much to the room… after making some tough decisions, I’ve finally decided to start collecting the frames and 22×28 prints. It’s slowly coming together…


22. Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour

In the back of my mind, I knew that you could visit the Central Perk set from FRIENDS on the Warner Bros. studio, but never have I once looked into it! My mom and her friends went just last week and I can’t stop thinking about it! She sent me a ton of photos while she was there, but its just not enough. Now that I’ve seen the outside of the FRIENDS apartment building in New York, including Central Perk, I have to see the inside! That would make such a perfect day!


23. Peter Pan Necklace

When my husband bought me my watch for Christmas last year, he also checked out the variety of Peter Pan themed necklaces. There are a ton to choose from on Etsy, but none were “perfect” to me… until I just recently found this one. I love the vintage feel to it, along with the fact that it covers so much of the Peter Pan story in an “organized fashion” without being too much. But I would customize it with a slightly longer chain. 🙂

24. Point and Shoot Camera

Is it bad that I want a second camera, just to be able to take along for the day to day? It’s my wish list, so I think it’s okay. 🙂

25. iPhone 5S

Well my contract says I can get a new iPhone this year… the release of the new iPhone couldn’t be timed better.

26. Tokyo Disney Sea

This was totally on my list last year too but after seeing this post on Micechat with the Top 10 Scenes at Tokyo Disney Sea, my yearning as only increased! Who wants to go with me??

27. Chevy Equionox

This was also on my list last year, but now the debate has been settled and the mister got his truck so now it’s my turn!!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Another year, another candle on the cake, another list of wishes!

Here’s to the 27, the more official entrance into being in my late-20s.

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!


  • October 2, 2013

    Debbie Anderson

    You sure make my job easy. Thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone

    • October 7, 2013


      Oh it’s my pleasure!!

  • October 2, 2013

    Kathy Lewis

    I wish the Lewis girls would do this!

    • October 7, 2013


      I’ll try to drop that hint with them, Tutu!

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