Tuesday, December 9, 2008

help a girl out...

It's my least favorite part of Christmas and it's a dilemma I've had for years. It's not the wrapping or the baking or even the shopping. It's not writing Christmas cards (I don't) or gaining those nasty holiday pounds (I just do).

I hate making my wish list.

There. I said it. I feel better just admitting it.

The last time I remember really knowing what I wanted for Christmas was the year I asked for a real microphone, complete with mike stand. I think I was 9.

It's not that I'm Grinchy. I really love Christmas. And believe me, it's not that I don't want anything. I really do.

I just can't figure out what it is that I do want. I think I might need therapy.

Here's my list so far:
Coldplay's Viva la Vida
a shower radio

Sigh. Not exactly your super exciting Christmas list.

Here's where you come in. I need to know what you think I should want for Christmas. Maybe it's something that's on your list. Or was last year. Maybe it's a book that you've read, or a kitchen gadget that has changed your life, or a piece of clothing that is a must-have. Whatever it may be, leave a comment and help a girl out!

I was trying to think of a prize to give to the winner, and I'm coming up short there too. So, if you are the lifeline that leads me to my favorite Christmas gift this year, here's what I'll do. I promise to dedicate an entire post to you--singing your praises and letting the world know why I love you.

So, get a commenting...

p.s. To be fair, I should let you all know, that I already have an early Christmas present that I absolutely loooooove. Check out these beauties from Pottery Barn:


Partyhouse 4 God said...

Coupons (since you love coupons) that have different things on them. for examples:
-one free night out with the girls
-One free evening to take a bath and read a book without the boys
-One date night
- 4 loads of laundry done by_______
- 1 day with all the chores done by _________________
. . . .

Anonymous said...

I asked for a Flip Video last year, and I still love it. Small and easy to carry around like a camera, but I can catch all the great video of my kids....and it is super easy to download to my computer!

livingpalm said...

INGENIUS post, Kaley!!
I was thinking if I were in your shoes, I'd enjoy gift cards. Since you like to shop and could use sale coupons with your gift card you could wait for the best deals.
PLUS do you have an iPod? you can buy them way less expensively if you buy them "refurbished" (ask Brian, that's how he bought mine). Then, of course, you'd need iTunes gift cards...

ps i REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hope i win. : )

tonya said...

you should ask for pottery barn christmas stockings... bam..i just won the contest.

AmandaJ825 said...

My mom got me a pizzelle iron this year! Yay for christmas cookies!!! It's so fun to make them (plus they freeze well so you can make them ahead of time!)

ellismom said...

well have you ever thought of a massage from Dr. Baxters office the girls there are wonderful and you come out feeling wonderful. And they have gift certificates!!

Briggs said...

Love the stockings!!! (actually I'm a bit jealous!)
Not many people love autobiographies and biographies like I do but if you do I suggest - Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom, The Autobiography of George Mueller or No COmpromise - the Life story of Keith Green. All very challenging books.
The must have kitchen thingy is a Kitchen Aid stand mixer - got mine for $150 (normally $300) from Lowes when they ran a special on special order. I love using it for cookies and bread!
Hey, now that I'm thinking about it - you already have the best Christmas gift - that little Lincoln and that big Griffin!

Braden/Cayman said...

ok, well is it fair if I leave a couple of ideas? I guess since I am the one posting, it doesn't matter!!! Ok, so we have the Keurig single cup coffee maker on our list (you can find it at Bed, Bath & Beyond, where you can use a 20% off) and it comes with single coffee pods, which come in a wide variety of flavors, including a hot chocalate! Yummy! An additional accessory is the pod holder which is fun too...it's like a coffee shop right in your kitchen! My other suggestion... A Thousand Spendid Suns and Kite Runner, wait.... I have both, so borrow from me and go for the coffee pot! (The flip video is a great idea too!!!)

casterline said...

I'm jealous of your stockings, because I order a similar one for Emma! I just don't have mine yet! And as for the presents, I have the same dilemma, sorry I'm no help.

Ryan said...

Great post, Kaley! I think you should ask for The Dark Knight on DVD.

Mara (the coffee lover) said...

ok.. i know.. i'm a bit late.. but better late than never! :o)
Aaron swears by his Keurig single cup coffee maker. so much so, he made my mom & his sister by one.. and the one he has is in his office. Here are some of my favorite things:

*Hand Painted Personlized mug

* Warm fuzzy socks from Life is good

*The Office season 4 DVD