Ugh, 30?! Seriously, when did that even happen?! I don’t feel 30… does that count for anything?!
I have to say this was one exciting year though! I celebrated my birthday last year, pregnant without knowing it, in Missouri. Weeks later, finding out about the pregnancy the morning of our day at Walt Disney World in Florida… flash forward about 6 months, buying a new house, having a baby, AND THEN moving into the new house. Throw in some fun work projects like getting my lettering in Hobby Lobby (next to Isaiah, this may be my best accomplishment of my life!), and here we are. The Big Three-Oh.
I couldn’t help but assemble another Wishes post… they are just too fun! I almost didn’t make a Wishes list this year… hence why I’m posting this so close to the BIG day. The big THREE-OH. Ugh… but I figured, why not. It was fun picking stuff out for myself! And being lazy and rolling over wishes from last year haha
Disclaimer: making these yearly birthday lists has just been for fun but now that my friends and family have gotten used to them, I can’t just stop releasing them. Right….? Plus they’re kinda fun to make, it’s like window shopping but online.
1-6. New Books
My usual book section is a little different this year… I’ve finally accepted the fact that reading books at an adult reading level may be out of the question right now, but I really don’t mind as reading to Isaiah is just THE BEST! I get so into the rhyming books that it’s hard to talk like a normal person for at least an hour afterward.
1. No Slurping, No Burping! | 2. Let Me Finish! | 3. Maxwell the Monkey Barber | 4. Good Good Father | 5. The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home | 6. Chick ‘n’ Pug
7-8. Kuretake Metallic Pens and Zig Brush Glitter Markers
I have a serious addiction to pens. I must try them all, in a variety of colors. ALL OF THEM. Especially metallic ones… oh so shiny!
9. Main Street Bakery Candle
My Disneyland themed guest room was finally finished earlier this year… and then we moved. So all the wonderfulness of the Happiest Place on Earth is sitting in boxes still. That must change soon. I think this candle would be a great smelling aroma during the unpacking!
10. Disneyland Paper Cut
Speaking of my Disneyland guest room…. this this this!
11. Amen Paper Co’s Advent Calendar and Devotional
My favorite lettering artist, Lindsay Letters, created the lettering for this devotional AGAIN this year. Yay! This advent calendar is paired with a devotional for the month of December. Such a neat idea.
12. Sugar & Type’s Rule the World Planner
I bought this for myself during the presale…. I just loved my planner last year so much, I couldn’t help myself!
13. Lettering Prayer Journal
I only recently discovered Krystal Whitten because of the release of her lettering prayer journal, but as I’ve followed her on Instagram… I’ve come to love her! Her posts are always so inspiring as she shares her walk with God with the world. She created this journal to letter through the Bible while keeping a place to write down your prayers. It’s so beautiful!
This would be so incredibly useful during the season of envelope addressing! However, I’ve seen letterers also share about using a laser level from a hardware store… to each their own! Sliderwriter image by @pishposhletters
15. Full Set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Ooooooh the colors! I want all the colorsssss! I only have one set of these markers, and I’ve come to find out that 9 is just not enough. I
want need them all!
16. Jenny Rijke Ceramics
Jenny Rijke ordered a logo stamp from me last year and I just fell in love with her clean yet textured style of pottery. I just had to include something from her shop on my list, but it was hard to choose!
17. Jerry Seinfeld Tickets
A night out sounds nice… with Jerry or not 😉
18. Disneyland Entrance Plaque
This is so perfect for my Disneyland room. So so perfect.
19. ”Partners” Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue
And what’s more even more perfect is this Partners statue.
20. Holiday Photo Session with Jessica Rose
This wonderful lady (and one of my closest friends) is taking holiday photo sessions again this year and this year I am totally taking advantage of it! Andy and I haven’t had a professionally taken Christmas card photo in years… who knows if we’ll actually make it on the card. Isaiah tends to steal the show and I’m totally okay with it! See our newborn photo session with her here!
21-22. Laser Printer & Paper Cutter
My lists are never complete without a handful of very boring business related items… this time a fancy paper cutter and laser printer. Must haves for my growing stationery shop! You could even look at as being an investor in Your New Friend Sam 😉
23. Area Rug
I can get lost on the Magnolia website and since we’ve been looking for an area rug, and the infamous Joanna just came out with a rug collection, I can’t help but drool over them.
24-27. King Size Bed
All Andy’s been talking about wanting for HIS birthday is a king size bed… we were too spoiled during our road trip last year with all the hotels. I guess he just wants his space 😉
PLUS he did go from having a king size bed to sharing a queen size with a growing pregnant mama haha
Bedframe | Bedspread | Sheets | Mattress
28. Disneyland Pass
Our passes are about to expire—next month! We’ve already gotten to take Isaiah once to the Happiest Place on Earth, but I’m looking forward to years and years of more memories with my little Mouseketeer.
29. Wacom Tablet
For the past few months, I’ve had the luxury of borrowing a Wacom tablet. I’ve officially become addicted and so dependent on it that I don’t know how I’ll function without it. So I’m going to start saving… and saving for one of these little babies of my very own!
My favorite use of the tablet has been how easy it’s made making my monthly milestone charts for Isaiah! (plus I was just looking for a shameless way to insert some cute baby photos!)
30. Chevy Equionox
For the last 4 years, this car has been on my list. Three years ago we ended up buying a truck, and 2 years ago a new smoker for catering, and last year another new truck… in other words: BBQ, BBQ, BBQ! And then this year…. we bought a house—and had a baby. So maybe next year. 🙂
Happy Birthday to Me!
Another year, another candle on the cake, another list of wishes!