Monday, April 16, 2018

What's On My Amazon Wishlist

Oh, Amazon. I don't know what I do without you! Living in a small town really limits your shopping options, so I'm very thankful for that quick two day shipping for anything I might need in a pinch. It comes in handy so often!

Blake and I both started Wish Lists for a funny reason actually. It was probably our 2nd anniversary, and I had no idea what to buy him. Blake is very particular about what he likes. I can either totally nail a gift, or quickly realize he is never going to use or wear whatever it is I buy him. I had him whip up a quick list so I knew exactly what he was hoping to get. (This is especially helpful if your recipient wants a particular electronic.) 

Since then, we've both kept up an Amazon wishlist! I've even gotten some of our family to make them up as well, and we've saved their lists to our dashboard so we always know what to buy on special occasions. (I personally don't feel like this takes away any surprise. They still don't know what you are buying, but also guarantees they will like it.)

Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to share what's currently on my list. I'm always curious to see what other people are buying or saving up to buy!

Starting my list off with the most expensive item first! I've been learning to sew, and one day I'd really love to get my own machine. I've picked this one for a few reasons. Brother is a good brand, and I really love that this has a monogramming feature. 
These are kinda pricey, which is the main reason I haven't bought them yet. I usually pick up a cheap pair of slippers off Groupon every fall, but they really don't hold up. I'd like to invest in a great pair that I can keep wearing. I love the color of these and that they have a hard sole for when I have to take the dogs out in the morning. 
We love watching cooking and baking shows! Recently, we were watching a baking competition and they used these attachments to make ice cream. It was SO cool, and I instantly added one to my wish list. 
I'd really love to get a copy of this cookbook. It's plant based recipes, which really fit our lifestyle right now! I'm mostly interested because these recipes seem uncomplicated. The author is in London, so I sort of wonder if the measurements will need converting. But at less than $15, I think I'd be willing to try it.

Almost as expensive as the sewing machine, but I really have my eyes on these headphones! I have weird ears, and earbuds have never ever worked for me. I was so excited when over the ear headphones came back in style, and I have a cheapy pair that have worked just fine. A nice pair of noise cancelling, wireless headphones would make me so happy though!


It might be the most boring thing on my list but it's something I think about getting all the time! Using paper towels to dry your lettuce it just so time consuming. Especially now that my garden is taking off, I really would love to get a salad spinner.
My dream home definitely includes a bigger bathtub, but for now my standard tub works fine. I'd love to get this caddy to hold my tablet or a book while I soak!
Gosh, I think this tripod arm would be so helpful for blog photos and for photos for my Etsy shop! I find it so hard to hold my arm steady in awkward positions. It would save quite a bit of time if I could line up a shot and get it over with-instead of trying a gazillion times to take a picture without my eye in the viewfinder!  


These are probably going to stay on my wishlist until I can find a good dupe! Last summer I found two pairs of shoes at an outlet that look exactly like the standard Jacks. But, I really really really love the style of this sandal and the color of course. (These are a shoe you definitely can't buy used either! The shoe gets a big dark foot mold of the person who wears them.)


This is the shower head that we installed in our guest bathroom. We adore this shower head so much, and I really would like to get a second one for our master shower. It's really easy to install too. It just attaches to the regular shower head pipe, and you glue the bottom half attachment down with silicone. So luxurious and fun! Plus, It makes dog washing a dream with that hose!
Quite glamorous, huh? Truthfully though, I would love to start composting. We did it growing up, and while it was sort of an experiment, it really did help our family cut down on waste. I recently read that a lot of things that could decompose easily, can't because they are mixed in with other household waste that doesn't decompose. This composter looks easy to use, and I think it would work well in our backyard. Plus, if it works I will be able to use it in my garden!


Leave a comment below with what's currently on your wishlist! Do you and your spouse tell each other exactly what you want, or do you try to be surprised!?

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22 comments:

  1. You are so sensible with your composter! :)) If you do get the sewing machine you must post on it as it is up there on my list of 'when I get time' things. Would love to whizz up cushion covers, dresses, the lot. Same with the plant based recipes - please post on it! My herbalist told me to read a book about this called 'how not to die' - I think the whole plant based thing will transform our health. My barrier is always how long do the recipes take etc - meat and veg is so easy isn't it? So please do post on it - need some inspo! Joanne

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    1. I will definitely post about sewing if I can ever feel confident about it!
      But, I do feel confident about plant based eating-so I will absolutely share a few recipes. I will work on that this week. It's cheap and easy, I promise!

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  2. I always have wish lists too. It reminds me to pick up stuff when there’s a good sale. That sewing machine sounds amazing! My grandma has a nice one, and I love going over to use it. Happy Monday! xAllie
    www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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    1. Yes, it is nice/tempting to get those price drop notifications!
      The tricky thing is that I'm learning on a realllllly nice sewing machine-it even threads the needle for you! So I'm already spoiled.

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  3. How cool that you're learning to sew! I'd love to learn, too.
    A new laptop would be on my wishlist, for sure!

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    1. I've always wanted to learn. Mostly because I wear a lot of skirts, and I they never seem to be long enough for my preference. (Although midi skirts are in style now, which I love!) So that's mainly what I have my eye on making.
      And yes, who couldn't use a new laptop!

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  4. Why do I find posts like this SO fascinating?!?! lol. I want so many of these things as well! I am a total lush for ice cream, so that Kitchen Aid attachment has been on my list of wants for a while. :)

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    1. Haha, I actually thought about you when I was writing this! You always share such good Amazon finds!

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  5. I've been wanting a bath caddy too, even though I don't take baths very often. Also, you should do yourself a favor and go ahead and buy the salad spinner #lifechanging. I'd love to see more about your sewing, I want to learn so bad!

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    1. I know!! It's so inexpensive too, I'm not sure why I haven't ordered one yet!
      It seems like a lot of people want to hear about sewing, so I will definitely have to share more about that!

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  6. I think the salad spinner is cool! Haha!
    I want a bath caddy, too... And we need a removable shower head because we had one at the old house and it made bathing the dogs SO easy. I can't really do much with normal shower heads...
    I'd like to have a composter, but I don't want the bugs it'd attract... LOL

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    1. Dog people unite! The ease of dog washing with that shower head made it completely worth the extra money. It makes it a lot easier to clean the shower too.
      And I am with you on the bugs! When I get my composter, I'm going to put it in the very back of our yard so I don't have to be near it!

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  7. I love that you are learning to sew! I can't sew for the life of me but I always find it interesting when people can. We have a salad spinner and in all honesty, I don't think I could be without one now. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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    1. It's not the easiest skill, but really rewarding when you can wear your diy! I have a LOT to learn, trust me.
      I know, I need to just buy the salad spinner!

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  8. I have that ice cream attachment to my mixer and it is great. if you get it, buy the Ben & Jerry's ice cream book... it is my ice cream go to recipe guide! We had that composted at our old house. it worked, but you have to remember to go out and spin it on a pretty regular basis. my whole family has Amazon wish lists I love them especially for sharing with extended family, no one can say they don't know what you want

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    1. Awesome Lori! Thanks for sharing!! Ice cream is my favorite dessert.
      I'm doing all the research I can on composting, so thanks for your input there too!

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  9. I love lists like this! I think I'll start doing my own wish list, not that it matters cos shipping to Sing is an arm and a leg! I love a good salad spinner, though I got mine cheaply from Ikea. It's prolly not the best but it does the job!

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    1. You know, I didn't even think about checking Ikea for a salad spinner...!

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  10. Great list! We have a salad spinner and love it! I had no idea there was an ice cream maker attachment for the mixer....love that idea!

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    1. Thanks Erinn! I didn't know either, until we watched that cooking show.
      Most of time time on those shows they have a big ole ice cream maker that is the size of a refrigerator. Since we already have a kitchenaid stand mixer, we might as well get our money's worth out of it!

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  11. This is such a great list - we both want similar things. I could go for a new pair of Jacks or a stand mixer!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

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  12. I can oddly relate to this list hahah. We just added a salad spinner to our wedding registry and weirdly enough that's one of the items that I hope gets bought first! Those Jack Rogers sandals are so cute!

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