I am a girl of simple needs. Please members of my family wipe away the coffee that just shot out of your nose as you read that last line. It’s true, I really don’t NEED anything, I have my health, a great family, and a super running coach, an adorable dog and a best friend. I also have 6 bikes; I lost track of how many pairs of running shoes, and over 100 pairs of stilettos. I own a closet full of couture (that rarely gets taken out) and a vinyl collection that brings nerdy boys to their knees.
When my mom asked me for this years Christmas list, I was stumped. I mean really I’m 40ish. Making a Christmas list seems a little silly … sort of. To fill you in; previous years, my list always started with a breast enhancement. I even sent pictures. (true story). Since I’ve clocked over into my 40’s the family curse has set in. I no longer need the breast enlargement, I’m getting one every day for free! After that, I would generally ask for large ticket items, to make a mockery of the whole thing, knowing full well I wouldn’t get them, but secretly hoping I might!
I live in a small condo and clutter is a real struggle. It’s not a joke when I say I use my dishwasher for shoe storage. (true story) Even though I don’t have any room for it, would I like a purse that is actually a Kelly Moore boho camera bag? (thus encouraging me to take more pictures with my amazing DLSR), sure! Do I NEED it? Not really.
A girl who likes coffee, as much as I, seems only natural I might really need a Krups Burr coffee grinder. Since my latest #vetotheventi campaign, I will most likely be put on Starbucks “do not sell to” list, making my morning coffee a DIY project.
I don’t often wash my hair, but when I do, it needs to be blown out with a blow dryer. Mine is almost on the brink of death and yes it would be amazing if on Christmas day I had a brand new salon quality blow dryer. This is really just a suggestion.
Just seeing my nephews open their presents makes me so truly happy. Even though sometimes I open theirs up by accident! I definitely don’t need makeup but my favourite brand is Inglot and I prefer / LOVE getting the MAC gift set brushes they sell every holiday season or even the Beau Belle are amazing.
Since I already have a GoPro, it’s really not as fun to mess around with if you don’t have the latest and greatest accessories. I have a wand and some extra parts, but a good go pro portable mini tripod would be just so much handier. Again, I’m just saying, IF I was to make a list for my family.
You know, while we are on the topic of things I actually NEED. I did mention I have a pretty crazy vinyl collection. What’s a vinyl collection if you don’t have a pretty crazy project record player to match? Am I right?? It would look pretty cool next to my Joe Rogan Salt lick lamp my brother got me last year. (true story)
The tradition of Christmas should really be about the true meaning of the holiday. For everyone that is something different, I get it. No matter what, in my family we believe no one should be alone, so if you’re a misfit with no place to go, my mom’s door is usually open. At the end of the day, however, the best part of Christmas is family, friends, all the kids and …. of course my stocking (please do not forget my orange!).
PS: Also as usual, last on my list and how I know Santa isn’t real! World Peace!