I really love giving gifts, but I'm not so good at receiving them. I'd much rather go out and buy myself something I really want than hope the person buying me a gift makes a good guess. I'm also different from the stereotypical woman in that I loooove practical gifts. When my husband proposed, I tried convincing him that we should buy some really nice couches instead of an engagement ring. He didn't go for it. (Bet he regrets that decision now that I never wear my ring.)
Not surprisingly, my husband doesn't think I'm the easiest person to shop for, so recently I started emailing him "Things Erin wouldn't mind having" whenever I see something I like. This is a little out of the norm for my superheroes secrets posts (not super green oriented), but I thought it would be fun to share some of the things on my list.
- One of my favorite food bloggers, Smitten Kitchen, wrote a guide to building "your own smitten kitchen" last December. My kitchen is such a sad, sad place...I want every item on her list. And one of those money trees, she mentions.
- If you haven't seen Lisa Leonard's jewelry, you don't spend much time on the web. She's everywhere these days, and she deserves it. Her custom jewelry is beautiful and inspired.
- I think I'm in love with these t-shirts from rosiemusic. This one reminds me of the "dates" my husband and I sometimes go on to Borders. I also like the one with boy and girl working on laptops side by side. And the one with girl knitting while boy plays guitar...
- My husband bought me a couple prints from Marco Suarez for Christmas. I love them because they are so interesting, unique, and amazingly beautiful. Now I just need to get them framed.
What's on your "Things I wouldn't mind having" list?