30 Wishes

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

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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!

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10. Disneyland Paper Cut

Speaking of my Disneyland guest room…. this this this!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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14. Sliderwriter

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

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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!

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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!

jenny rijke PLATTER. Modern, textured, organically formed white ceramic platter_plate with gold rim

17. Jerry Seinfeld Tickets

A night out sounds nice… with Jerry or not 😉

06301210215, 10093708 On 2012-11-30,at 1:02 PM Rockingham, Graham (GRockingham@thespec.com) Subject: Seinfeld photo Jerry Seinfeld performed two-sold out shows at Hamilton Place Friday Graham Rockingham Music Editor Hamilton Spectator 44 Frid St., Hamilton, ON, L8N 3G3 905-526-3331 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation: A Night of Comedy honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday June 30, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for David Lynch Found

18. Disneyland Entrance Plaque

This is so perfect for my Disneyland room. So so perfect.

here you leave today plaque

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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 🙂

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Happy Birthday to Me!

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

 

 

 

29 Wishes

This is gonna be strange birthday as my hubby, Andy, and I will be celebrating our shared October birthdays away from home. Plus it’s my last birthday in my twenties… waaaaah!

Just forewarning you, this is the most geeked out birthday wish list yet! This year it’s all about the work tools and fun “girl-boss” apparel, feeding my Disney fan girl side, with a large splash of books (but even those have work related and Disney snuck in!)

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. Gold Vintage Scissors

This is a random one to start this list off, but I’ve been looking for some small gold scissors to use in my greeting card photos in my shop and finally found a small pair that doesn’t have a crane on it (since birds just aren’t my favorites!).

Gold Vintage Manicure Scissors"A", Antique Small Scissors, Sewing Scissors, Retro Scissors, Embroidery Scissors, Craft Supplies

2. Lettermate

This handy little tool is such a neat idea… with little windows to aide in addressing envelopes!

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3-14. New Books

Kindle Books: It took me awhile to go the e-book route, but I am so glad I finally did! The convenience of it just on these road trips alone have made it so worth it. These books have been hanging out on my Amazon Wish List just waiting to be devoured!

3. #GirlBoss | 4. Creativity Inc.  | 5. Americanah | 6. All the Light We Cannot See | 7. A Northern Light | 8. The Goldfinch | 9. Yes Please

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Printed Books: There’s certain books that just need that tangible feeling…

10. Hand Lettering Ledger | 11. DIY Type | 12. The Art of Disney Golden Books | 13. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | 14. The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age

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15. Peter and Wendy Kiss Necklace

I love this necklace! It’s too adorable! Love the wood acorn and the bronze thimble and that it’s like the play with the acorn. Love it!

Peter Wendy Kiss Necklace

16. walt before mickey

I’ve been following this project for sometime and its finally available for preorder! Whoo!

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17. It’s Mailing Date tote

This bag is far too perfect. I love love LOVE it.

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18. maker and Dreamer Shirt

After finding the Mailing Day tote, from the same shop I found this Maker and Dreamer top. Adorable!

Maker and Dreamer shirt

19. Ampersand Tank

Not too long ago I started following Cake for Breakfast on Instagram. I loved following along with her wedding and then her office tour… and of course her collection of ampersand tanks and tees in her shop!

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20. Wood Poster Hanger

Love these vintage like poster hangers and I love how easy it is to trade out work. Hope to use it to update some shop photos too!

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21. Acacia Wood Cake Stand

It’s been really hard to find a cake stand that matches our house… for the one or two times I’ve needed one, I was quite excited to find this guy at Target!

Acacia Wood Cake Stand

22. Naptime Diaries Advent Calendar and Devotional

I released my birthday list right before discovering Naptime Diaries’ Advent Calendar last year. My favorite lettering artist, Lindsay Letters, created the lettering for it last year and AGAIN this year. Yay! This advent calendar is paired with a devotional for the month of December. Such a neat idea.

Naptime Diaries Advent Calendar and Devotional

23. Jenny Rijke Ceramics

Jenny Rijke ordered a logo stamp from me a few months ago 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!

jenny rijke PLATTER. Modern, textured, organically formed white ceramic platter_plate with gold rim

24. Jerry Seinfeld Tickets

Too bad Jerry will be in L.A. the weekend of my birthday this year… too bad because I’m not in California! So maybe next season 🙂

06301210215, 10093708 On 2012-11-30,at 1:02 PM Rockingham, Graham (GRockingham@thespec.com) Subject: Seinfeld photo Jerry Seinfeld performed two-sold out shows at Hamilton Place Friday Graham Rockingham Music Editor Hamilton Spectator 44 Frid St., Hamilton, ON, L8N 3G3 905-526-3331 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation: A Night of Comedy honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday June 30, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for David Lynch Found

25. Disneyland Entrance Plaque

This is so perfect for my Disneyland room. So so perfect.

here you leave today plaque

26. ”Partners” Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

And what’s more even more perfect is this Partners statue.

27. Disneyland Pass

This is happening. For reals. Good timing since the passes just went up in price again though! It’ll totally be worth it though!! Yay!

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28. Walt Disney World

10 years ago I stepped foot in one of Walt Disney’s last projects, Walt Disney World. And I am so thankful that to end this giant road trip, I get to go back but this time with my husband in tow!

Thanks Mama for already crossing this one of my list! Eeeek!

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29. Chevy Equionox

For the last 3 years, this car has been on my list. Two years ago we ended up buying a truck, and last year a new smoker for catering, and this year another new truck… in other words: BBQ, BBQ, BBQ! Maybe next year. 🙂

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Happy Birthday to Me!

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

28 Wishes

How did October get here so fast? No, really? Wasn’t it just, like May or something?

October means autumn coming in full force, which around here means that we might be able to start wearing cardigans. And pants, just at night. October, also means birthday month for me and the hubby. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this… birthday wish list time! Indulge me as I fire off my fun list of wants, not needs of course!

1. Friends Peep-Hole

Oh I totally want this… almost to the point of needing it. I think every Friends aficionado needs one really… but the question is, would Andy even let me hang it on the door?! DIY here.

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2. App: iFontMaker

Oh how I’ve always wanted to make my own fonts! How fun would that be?!

iFontMaker

3-6. New Books

3. Once Upon a Dream  | 4. Creativity Inc.  | 5. The Art and Flair of Mary Blair | 6. Little Book of Lettering

28 wishes book list

7. Alphabet Calligraphy Tea Towel

How amazingly simple and classy is this tea towel covered in Flourish and Whim calligraphy?!  Found on Lilikoi.

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8. Made to Create Necklace

I’ve loved this necklace ever since Lacey and I worked on a stamp for her business cards a couple months ago. It’s been on my birthday wish list ever since! Her hand stamped jewelry is so darling!

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9. The Lego Movie

In July, I only saw bits and pieces of this movie and loved each second of it. So once I finally got to sit through the whole thing, I just fell in love with the imagination and creativity of the movie. And the hilarity of Chris Pratt from Parks and Rec. I put it on my birthday wish list right away, but then ended up just buying it for myself! Whoops!

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10. Disneyland Coasters

PERFECT addition to my Disneyland guest room: coasters! It took me forever to decide between this set from newspaper ads or the Magic Kingdom map ones… but it is a Disneyland room, not a Walt Disney World room after all. 🙂

Disneyland coasters

11. Paint and Painters Please!

But first things first, I need to paint the Disneyland room… I want to go with a light light yellow, like a lot of the exteriors of Main Street, USA. (this is turning into a very weird list…)

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12. Travel Tripod

How cute is this little tripod? I’m the queen of auto-timer selfie shots with friends so this would be a must have!

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13. Ampersand Tank

Not too long ago I started following Cake for Breakfast on Instagram. I loved following along with her wedding and then her office tour… and of course her collection of ampersand tanks and tees in her shop!

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14. Camera Strap

I loved the camera strap I found last year but it doesn’t look like the shop still carries it… so I got to shop around again and found this fun but neutral double sided pattern design with chevron and polka dots. And of course it has the lens cap pocket too. Bonus!

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15. 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!

just dance 2015

16. Set of White Floating Shelves

Now that the walls are painted (haha see #11), time to hang shelves! I found this shelf at Hobby Lobby and it helped me dream up the final wall for my Disneyland themed guest room… but I want 3 of them in a range of sizes. Hoping to get them custom made from one of my new favorite Etsy shops: Rooftop Wood Works.

hobby lobby shelf

17. ”Partners” Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

I’m almost done in collecting something from each “land” for the Disneyland room… this Partners statue will be the perfect finishing touch.

18. Brother Sewing Machine

Now that I’ve completed, somewhat successfully, like 4 sewing projects… I obviously need to get my own machine! Oh brother…

brother sewing machine

19. Disneyland Pass

Oh how I miss the Happiest Place on Earth. I want… need… to have a pass again! (Actually, I don’t even know why I put this on the list, I stopped going because I didn’t go often enough.)

disneyland sam

20-23. Silhouette Cameo Products

Thanks to a certain someone 🙂 the seed has been planted and now I really really want this amazing tool. I’d love to be able to cut out my intricate lettering designs and create my own rubber stamps, magnets, chip board table numbers… tattoos!! The list can go on and on… after shopping around I kinda settled on these as my immediate must haves. Except I chose 3 paper stocks but we’re just going to count them as 1 today okay?

20. Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle | 21. Stamping Starter Kit | 22. Vinyl Starter Kit | 23. Temporary Tattoo Paper, Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper, Adhesive Magnet Paper

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24. Macbook Pro

Since I just can’t work enough, I saved up for a laptop to work on the go. A MacBook Pro! Just waiting for the new one to come out… ETA January hopefully!

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25. Adobe Creative Cloud

A new laptop, means new programs…

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26. Everlane Snap Backpack

And of course, a new laptop means a new laptop bag! I’ve had my eye on this backpack from Everlane for some time now.

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27. Tokyo Disney Sea

This was totally on my list the last couple years, but I’m not giving up! 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??

28. Chevy Equionox

For the last 2 years, this car has been on my list. Last year we ended up buying a truck, and this year a new smoker for catering… in other words: BBQ, BBQ, BBQ! Maybe next year. 🙂

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Happy Birthday to Me!

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

Here’s to the 28th year of my life, I’m most officially in my late 20’s now!

Evernotes Every Friday

1. Austin City Limits

Andy and I have always dreamed of living outside of California, in either the Pacific Northwest or in Colorado… but with my husband’s undying passion for all things BBQ, Texas has now been added to the table. So when I saw this adorable and so very cool illustration of all things Austin, I just had to save it. I may one day need to post this Invisible Creature’s graphic in a someday blog post titled “We Are Moving to Austin!” But until that day I will just admire the many details of this illo, from its colors to its creative use of all things geometric from my office in southern California. Designed for Austin City Limits Music Festival by Invisible Creature, found via Veerle.

2. Ann Shen’s Alphabet Print

In July, I posted about our weekend away for Kathleen’s bachelorette party… while at the Renegade Craft Fair I discovered the work of Ann Shen… and I seriously fell in love with her style. Especially this Storybook Alphabet Print that gives a giant nod to Disney without being ” too Disney,” plus it includes so many more storybook characters. Which is totally me, I do after all want a storybook themed baby shower… and I kinda want a baby to justify having to buy this adorable print. But until then, I have saved it in the back of my mind for whenever that day comes. But seriously, check out Ann’s Etsy shop, so many cute cute things. Next on my wish list would be her Once Upon A Time print, notice the theme?

3. Warehouse Wedding

When we got married 6 years ago, Pinterest wasn’t a thing and it was just at the beginning of the “wedding blog phenomenon” Okay, wedding blogs totally could have been a thing and I just didn’t have a clue. I also had no sense of style and left wedding planning to my husband, mother, and amazing florist. Anyway, after seeing this post on Green Wedding Shoes, I think this may be what my wedding would look like today. In large part, this wedding’s decor reminds me of my house but in wedding form. They even have a giant [pirate] ship! Oh man, I’m in love… See oodles and oodles of more photos here.

4. 25 Great Cake Stands

I’ve made a few cake stands, but I don’t actually own one myself. I think I may need to add this to my wish list next year… even though it’s not a “stand,” I really like the one toward the end of this Design*Sponge list, the mercury “glass-esque” one (Victorian Cake Dome).

5. Courtyard of Angels – Now Closed…

Back in January, I posted about my favorite spot in Disneyland: the Courtyard of Angels. And since then, they have decided to close that spot and reopen it as the entrance to Club 33 (I’ve totally been there!!). While that will make the entrance to the club more epic, I will miss my quiet little corner of the park. But its more than just a quiet corner, I enjoyed this article on Micechat, I think he summed it up quite well by reminding us that Disneyland was created to flow like a movie:

One of the things Walt Disney loved to do was to add little surprises throughout the park that guests could stumble upon. In filmmaking they were known as interstitials, events between the major events. Within the best films, you need occasional pauses in the action to catch your breath. If you remove them, the film would be a chaotic jumble of raw emotions. Disneyland and Walt Disney World were designed with interstitials in mind and that is why they are not a Six Flags style amusement park.

Read the full article here.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. 🙂

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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!

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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…

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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!

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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.

26 Wishes

So guess what?! My birthday is next week, kinda forgot about it actually. But never fear, in case you forgot too here is my 26 wishes for birthday gifts. 🙂 Remember my 25 Wishes last year? Totally just a fun little post of some of my favorite things! Yay!

1. OPI Nail Polish

I got my first OPI nail polish this week—I never got the hype, never understood how a nail polish could be so amazing—but I get it now. And now I want to try every color!

2-7. New Books

I just love reading—okay I may like looking at and buying new books rather than the actual time it takes to read! ha!

8. Ampersand Necklace

This is actually one of the few realistic wishes for my birthday, it’s just too adorable and too perfect for me and my neck!

9. Ampersand Tattoo

Oh and speaking of ampersands, its the dream tattoo too.

10. 31 Bits

For quite some time now I have admired the 31 Bits jewelry lines from afar but its time to own it myself now right right?

11. The Avengers on Blue-Ray

Does this really need an introduction?

12. See The Dark Knight Rises in Theaters

There has not been one single opportunity to see the Dark Knight Rises in theaters, and I just have to see it on the big screen!

13. Vintage Fan

Yup, totally need this to complete our living room. Really really neeeeed it. 😉 I am pretty sure this is the appropriate use of the word “need.”

14. Jewelery Display

Thanks to my mom and my friends, my jewelry collection has been ever growing and now I need a cool way to display it for easy access!

15. Photo Ledge

Still wanting one of these to grace our upstairs hallway wall. But now I am wondering if I want one shorter one in addition to the first to add some height!

16. Speedball Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit

I have been wanting to learn how to make stamps for quite awhile but I could never find a kit to do so at Michaels, but thanks to this A Beautiful Mess DIY, now I know which kit to get—sold on Amazon!

17. Dip Pens

I really really want to learn calligraphy. I just adore all the various styles and want to find my very own look! Thanks to Lindsay Letters sharing her list of tools, I am wishing for some of my very own dip pens. Please oh please.

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. Letterpress Machine

Luckily this post is for dreaming, otherwise my wish for my very own letterpress machine would not have made the cut!

20. This Paper Ship Print

Totally want this to hang in the office. I just adore This Paper Ship’s work. Love them!

21. ”Partners” Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

Can’t have a room themed around Disneyland without a miniature of the Partners statue!

22-23. Disneyland Attraction Posters

Totally wishing away for more Disneyland posters to join our Pirates of the Caribbean one on the walls of our “Disney room.”

24. Disneyland Paris

I know, I know I asked for this last year too, but a girl can dream.

25. Tokyo Disney Sea

Oh and speaking of internation Disney Resorts, I have really fallen for Tokyo Disney Sea as well this year. It seems like such a beautiful and innovative park that Walt would have been proud of.

26. Chevy Equionox

This brings up the “Great Allen Vehicle Debate” on which do we need first: a gas effecient car to replace our Toyota Corolla or a truck to tow BBQ related items. This is my vote.

Happy Birthday to Me!

25 Wishes

I turn 25 in one week from today. In a totally unselfish act of kindness for all my friends and family, here’s a list of 25 things I am wishing for my birthday. I did this for all of you. You are so very welcome.

1. C.O. Bigelow Ultra Mentha Lip Shine

2. A roll of kraft paper for Christmas gifts

3. Dave’s Insanity hot sauce

4. Freshly Bakes Chocoloate Chip Cookies (still warm from baking)

5. David Crowder Band to remain a band forever

…but I’ll settle for their new Oh For Joy album

6. A potted succulent plant

7. A Shelf Made from Wooden Pallets

8. Curtains for our bedroom window

9. Lion King on DVD

10. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

11. Photo ledge with some large matted frames

12. Seinfeld discs

13. Car Charger for the iPhone

Got it! Thanks Mom!

14. A Coffee Table for our living room

15. Tiny Leaf Necklace Silver

16. Homemade by Andy Seafood Dinner on my actual birthday

17. A Red Cardigan

18. A Bathroom Door

19. [Another] Tour of the Walt Disney Studios

20. Jon Courson’s Thru-the-Bible Teaching

21. iPhone 4S

22. Macbook Pro

23. A Pirate Ship for My Disney Guest Room

24. Dinner at Club 33

25. Trip to Paris Disneyland

Note: This is obviously unrealistic… I wanted to make that clear for all those who may be taking this seriously. But thanks for reading!