Two front teeth? Check!
With that checked off of the list, I’m feeling free to put some other crave-worthy items on my Chrimbo list. Chrimbo. That is the abbreviated version of Christmas I heard my friends from Down Under use on several occasions. Those crazy Aussies (and Kiwis too, to some extent) just love to shorten their words and make ’em cute. Australian? Aussie. Breakfast? Brekkie. Presents? Prezzies. Barbecue? Barbie. Christmas? Chrimbo. I always felt like that last one was a stretch.
Here are a few items that are on my list this year. Nothing crazy and exciting. I’m hoping I’ve been more nice than naughty this year. I do admit that as I spoke stern words to Pickle the other day (just put yer dang pants on!) he said, “BE NICE, MAMA!” I’m hoping Santa didn’t hear him.
(Click on the photos for links to the items.)
LL Bean Washable Wool Plaid Blanket in Rustic Purple – Not sure why this speaks to me but it does. I picture picnics, 4th of July Fireworks, campfires (not that I camp), and passing this down to grand-kids.
Sonia Kashuk Make Up Brushes – I don’t have any makeup brushes. Okay, to be honest, I don’t get too far past running a regular brush through my hair most days. But my sister has lovely makeup brushes, and they make applying makeup so much easier. I like the curve of these, and the price!
Rubio Balsamic Vinegar – It is Chrimbo! The one time of year when asking for a $32 bottle of vinegar doesn’t seem totally crazy. I love this stuff. I can make a bottle last (almost) a year.
Crate and Barrel Parker Nesting Bowls – I have a set and I’m wearing them out! Time for a new set in some great colors before my first set bites the dust.
UncommonGoods Felt Birdhouse – I love cute and interesting and useful all rolled into one. And I love felt. Something about these cute little bird houses just speaks to me. UncommonGoods is great for a browse on a lunch hour. Interesting products that you won’t find elsewhere. It’s like a cool little boutique!
Part of me wants to ask for a good vacuum (we really need one) but I fear if I ask, I might actually get one! And who wants a new vacuum for Chrimbo? (She says, sheepishly raising her hand.) Honorable mentions go to gift certificates of any kind, housekeeping services, a new pepper mill and perhaps a set of mittens with a hat.
What’s on your list?