Dear Santa | Christmas List Linkup

When all of the Christmas catalogs (and they just keep coming) started arriving in the mail, I told Little Kid to grab her a sharpie and circle her favorite toys. I did caution both children that just because you circle it, does not mean necessarily that you will receive it, because Santa Claus has to have enough toys for everyone. We haven't had many logistics questions yet but with a fifth grader, I know that they are coming.

Since I can't Sharpie my computer screen, today I am joining up with the My Favorite Things Link-Up to share what is on my Christmas List.

1. Erin Condren 2015 calendar

Confession: This gift has already been ordered and shipped. I made the mistake of ordering my calendar above -- which was a gift from The Engineer -- after Christmas last year, and it did not arrive until the end of January, which left me without a planner for the first month of the year. Not good in the newspaper business. I know so many people live by their electronic calendars and as a techie, I totally get that. But for me, there is just something about being able to flip open my EC and see my appointments for the day. Writing them down in my planner seems to cement them in my brain. And it is pretty.

I have been looking for an affordable speaker option forever. I had a Sony set with my very first iPhone that I liked but as is the plight of the iPhone, when they upgrade models often all of your accessories become out of date too. 

3. Starbucks Gift Card

Always a fave, always used up by the end of January.

I am obsessed with my new FitBit -- post coming soon. One of the goals on the FitBit is to take 10,000 steps per day. And you can watch your counter go up on your mobile device app while stepping. It is a Type A person's dream. I might have found myself power walking around the house at 11pm the other night to get in my 10,000 steps. #crazylady

5. Dept. 56 Snow Village set

Last year, some dear friends of ours at church gave us their Snow Village set. They just did not have space in the house for it anymore. I was ecstatic. My aunt collects Snow Village and I have always wanted to begin my own collection. I have already been on eBay scouting out additions. I was *this close* to snagging a Starbucks collectible for an amazing price and while I was bidding, it sold! eBay!

So what about you? What is on your Christmas list?


  1. I'd love for Santa to bring me a Starbucks giftcard! :)

  2. I keep going back and forth between the EC planner and a cheaper/slightly smaller version. I'm afraid I'll miss the EC one though, so I'm torn. Anyway, you reminded me I need to get my fitbit back out. I got really busy at work a few months ago and spent 10+ hours a day chained to my desk. So after only getting like 1,000 steps per day I got frustrated and took it off. Totally mature right...ha! But there are some really cute bands available. That scale is kind of cool to help keep track of all of your fitness goals right into the app.

  3. I really liked my Aria scale when I had the guts to get on it. It's been a few months since I made a visit. As for the Fitbit, I loved mine when it worked (I went through two Fitbit flexes, neither worked for longer than 6 months, I got frustrated and canned the whole idea). When I was in San Francisco, after a long day of walking around I looked down and was 500 steps shy of 20,000 steps, my all-time high. So I walked in circles around my hotel floor until I hit 20K!

  4. I love paper planners as well. Really, any office supply stuff is fun for me :) The FitBit scale is neat- but we had some issues getting it hooked up to the wi-fi. I want a snow village as well, but no room, and 3 little bulls that could be a detriment to it. Great list!

  5. I can't come up with a thing and it is driving my family crazy.


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