Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My birthday wishlist

So, your favorite blogger will turn 32 29ish in exactly three months from today. There are a few finds from Etsy that are on my birthday wish list. I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to hang onto my money for things like food and kids stuff, or I would have already bought every single one of these things. 

 One thing I want is this sign. I'd get it in these colors exactly and put it in the girls bathroom. Handmade? Handpainted (not vinyl)? Score. My children seem to think that "Go wash your hands" means "Go run some water on them for .42 seconds, ignore the soap, and then shake the water off of your hands all over the mirror." I don't know if this sign would help them remember how to wash their hands, but it's so awesome I don't think I'd care anymore. So this sign would save me the stress of yelling at them. Score.

WordWhipped "Wash Your Hands sign"  $60 plus shipping

I am DYING to get this stencil. (How do you become one of those lucky blogs that get to do reviews on this kind of stuff?)  I want to use it in my older girls room. When the baby comes, the two older ones are going to have to share a room again. The oldest isn't excited to share a room again, and I'm trying to make sure it's super cool for them. Arielle already has a blue wall in her room, I'd use this stencil with white paint. So pretty! Think I could just serve mac and cheese for the next two weeks, and spend my grocery money on this instead? 

Royal Design Studio stencil "Rockin' Roses" $69 plus shipping

I keep browsing through Etsy, looking for things for the girls room, ways to personalize it even though it'll be a shared space. How awesome would these be above their beds? We're planning on doing bunk beds, and I'd love to have each of their names above their bed. Imagine these, with "Arielle" and "Jasmin" in bright yellow? Gorgeous! 

DeckyDecor "Custom wood name sign" $50 plus shipping

Now, it's obvious I have a love for wood signs (perhaps I need to add "scroll saw" to my Christmas wish list, but then you'd have to read a post about me cutting off my thumb or something). And you know that your favorite blogger lives in Texas, right? My husband (from St Louis) always teases me for saying "y'all". So how perfect would this sign be? We plan on extending the back patio in the fall, so I'm starting to keep an eye out for things to decorate it. I think this sign in barnwood red would be perfect. Throw in his "Sweet Tea" sign, and my back porch would be perfect. Think he'd take me on as his honorary granddaughter and make me one for my birthday? A girl can always dream, right? :)

SlippinSouthern "Hey y'all" sign $50 plus shipping

I am in love with these candle holders. Just pop in a tealight (which is included in the price). I think they'd go perfectly on my dining room table. Imagine a group of them, tied with some raffia, on a distressed wooden tray? Perfection. I could also see these at a rustic wedding. I love that the birch is cut from fallen trees, so you're not hurting the environment.

My Garden Gate "10 birch bark candle holders" $35 plus shipping.

I know you've seen those fabulous alphabet walls that are everywhere. I adore them, and would LOVE to have one in the new baby's room. I have a couple of girlfriends who have put one together for their kids, and their main complaint was being able to find all of the letters. It took one of them 6 months to find all of the letters. If you want to save the hassle, something like this would be a great option. The letters range in size from 6 to 12 inches. How cool would it be to order one of these for a baby shower? Or, if you've having a Baby Sprinkle and aren't having guests bring gifts, maybe ask all of them to chip in $10 instead and split the cost. You could have a table with scrapbook paper, craft paint, mod podge and other embellishments, and have each guest decorate one or two. What a great way to remember your baby shower! I think my favorite letter is the button O. And the J. Cause, everyone who's name starts with a J is awesome.

GalleryWoodLetters $85 plus shipping
 So if I was rich, or my kids and husband didn't expect me to feed them, these are the things that would be on their way to me, because I would have already bought them. 

What's on your birthday wish list this year? 

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SkinnyMeg said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhhhh I love it all!! 32 deserves some awesome gifts, you listen' J?? ha!

Ness said... [Reply to comment]

Email me your name and address and I will send you a check for the total of these needs. Everyone needs "needs" once in their lifetime. A caveat to that is my heart is huge, but my checking account is very small, almost as small as the Grinch's heart. But seriously I could toss in a $20 if someone gets a collection going.

Have a great week! Ness

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, I saw those candle holders on Etsy last week and totally ordered them! I thought to myself, " You could totally make these, right? " but then I thought, " Will you EVER make these? Probably not! " So I splurged!
I dig the Hey y'all sign, too! I've been watching a lot of House Hunters International lately and I'm adoring the ones in Texas. I'm think I want to live in Austin because the Food Network tells me that my tummy would be happiest there.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said... [Reply to comment]

Ness, my sweet friend, I can't ask you to do that. Why don't you take that $20 and go do something nice for yourself, and know that just by offering you have made my day. <3

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love your wishlist! The metal letters and the "Hey Y'all" are definitely my favorites. I love anything that is about design and typography. Hope you get what you want for your birthday!