Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What's On Your Wish List . . . Angie??

Meet my friend Angie -- another cyber friend. Angie found me . . . I don't know how. But she left a comment one day on a post about books. We discovered that we both loved reading, and making jewelry! We've had a lot of fun chatting back and forth. She's hilarious and quite a writer. You need to check out her blog and her Etsy shop!

Here's Angie's wish list . . .

Why, hello, there! I'm Angie and I write the blog, A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That. I have a husband, almost 9 year old identical twin girls (Casey and Chandler), a two year old son (Leo Quinn) and a dog (Ike). Needless to say, our house is kind of chaotic. In addition to being a wife and a mother, I am also an elementary school librarian, lover of books, making jewelry, eating vegetables and well, chasing dogs and children.

When Crystal asked me to guest post about my wish list, I knew that this would be an easy enough task. When my husband and I got married, we wrote in our marriage contract that I would always provide a gift giving list. And I have strict rules about gift giving. I began my list of rules as a child. My birthday is the day before Valentine's Day, so an automatic rule is “no combo gifts.” For instance, I once had a boyfriend who gave me a fish tank for my birthday and fish for Valentine's Day. Seriously. I also hate surprises. I always work it up in my head to be something greater than what it is and I have a hard time faking excitement and joy. My face betrays me every time. So this year, I had a stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. I signed into etsy as my husband and marked all of my favorites for him. A fantastic plan, right? Except for the fact that I add to the list every three days, my husband is very down with this plan. So, here are a few of my favorites....

{50's Birdcage Pillow by Olive Handmade}

Big Sigh.  I am in love with pillows.  I think it may be because I can't have them right now in my life, which makes me want them even more.  I have a son who likes to lick things and a dog that likes to bite and chew on things...especially things with stuffing inside.  But, this pillow...big sigh...so wonderful.

{Mama Ring Stack by Foundling}

My children call me Mama.  So, therefore, I should have this ring.  Just sayin.

{Antique Printers Typeset Drawer for Jewelry by Blue Bird Heaven}

It's no lie that I love jewelry.  I love making jewelry.  I love buying jewelry.  I love collecting jewelry.  And with all that loving of jewels...well, I am always in need of new jewelry storage and this one is fantastic!  So much better than a jewelry box, in my opinion.

{Close Your Eyes Handprinted Letter Press by Roll & Tumble Press}

There are quite a few things in this shop that I feel are must haves...Like the "Eat" and "Drink" posters.  And I definitely need the "You're So Fly" poster.  I want to hang it in my living room.  I have the perfect spot for it.

{Merci means Thank You by YeeHaw}

And then I will need these oh so cute thank you cards to send to people when they get me the things that I am really wishing for...the items on my list...or a free night of babysitting.

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