I can’t believe it but it is already December and Christmas decorations are going up. I don’t think we’ll be visiting family this year so we will be celebrating Christmas at home. While I will miss celebrating with my family, we have only celebrated Christmas at home once in the past 5 years! I’m looking forward to putting up the tree and decorating the house. We have already put the exterior lights up and we’ll pull out the tree this weekend.
I have a few things on my wishlist this year. Usually I’m all about new clothes but funny enough I think I’m still all shopped out from the summer’s Anniversary Sale! Instead I have a few other things that I’m interested in 🙂
1. Christmas Dinnerware
I’ve been eyeing Christmas dinnerware for a few years now but I haven’t committed to a china pattern yet. My mom has Nikko “Happy Holidays” which I love. Do I go with that one or the Spode “Christmas Tree” pattern which is also beautiful? Either way, I don’t have the space for a full set of dinnerware so I’m thinking of just picking up a festive serving dish.
2. Camera Equipment: Fujifilm X20 Camera
My trusty Canon S95 has been feeling awfully slow lately, especially in the autofocus and shutter lag department. There are more missed photos of my daughter than I can count and I’m getting extremely frustrated. I checked out this camera in store and I’m seriously considering it though I’m not crazy about the nearly $500+ price tag. When I first started tracking the price, it was $599 so it has already come down to $525 but it is still a pricey point and shoot.
3. Camera Equipment: The Canon 16-35mm Lens
This lens has been on my wishlist going on 4 years now and I think now might be a good time to buy it since there is a $200 manufacturer mail in rebate going on until early January. It is a really pricey piece of glass but it is a professional grade “L” lens which means it is high quality and should retain its value over time. We shall see if Santa brings this one or not 🙂
4. Cross Body Bag
I find that as a mom, having my hands free is so important so I have been using my cross body bag a lot. I love the look of the Rebecca Minkoff MAC and Mini MAC bags but for some reason I think they look really strange on me. Particularly the MAC… it is just too big for my petite frame!
I am really digging the Marc by Marc Jacobs cross bodies. I will have to go check them out in person to see how they look on me.
What is on your Christmas wish list for this year?