Earlier this week, I may have exclaimed something like "I'm going to be 25! THAT'S A QUARTER OF A CENTURY." But really, it's hard to believe that this will be the sixth year I've shared a birthday wishlist on my blog. Also funny to me is how similar all six of those lists have been - evidently, I'm really into photography, Apple products and tea. Who knew?
Here are the things that made my wishlist this year:
01 // Swell water bottles are all the rage lately and I'd love one that could fit in my bike's water bottle cage. While there was a bicycle pattern out earlier this year, I'm kind of loving this simple mint design.
02 // Working from home means that I've been using a laptop almost exclusively these days. I recently purchased a laptop sleeve from Amazon, only to find out that it was too big. As a lover of all things Kate Spade, I'm loving this simple pattern in black and white.
03 // The big item on my wishlist this year? An Apple Watch. I never thought I'd be saying that but I love the idea of not having to check my phone for timelines while shooting weddings, and not having to pull out my phone every time I get a text message. Plus, there's GPS and anyone who knows me knows that I get lost, well, often.
04 // As a fan of leaving funny notes around the house, I'm dying to get one of these adorable letterboards from Letterfolk Co. But I can't decide: black or gray?
05 // Lately, I've watched my middle school shoe tastes come full circle. Gray converse? Yes please. The best part is that I can totally pull these off in a kids 4. (If you're petite and haven't started shopping in kids shoes, you're missing out.)
06 // Another blast from the past, I'm totally loving the Instax film trend. How cute is this pink instant camera?
07 // And, then there's Britney. Did you know she just released another album last month? We're big fans. I'm traveling to Vegas with work for my birthday this year but she's not performing that week. I'd totally settle for these clever pencils instead.
08 // Continuing with past year's themes, there has to be something tea related on the list, right? I saw this electric tea kettle in store a few months ago and loved the pattern.
09 // I've also got to include something crafty. I'm recently in love with the idea of applying vinyl to all of the things -- the front of my planner, my coffee mug, tee shirts. I'd love to be able to do this myself with the Silhouette Cameo. A girl can dream, right?
10 // And then there's the grown-up item of "I actually kind of need this." With photographing so many weddings this summer, I've found a few pieces of photography equipment that I need. I'm dying for a House of Flynn Evermore bag but a flash seems a little more practical.
So tell me, what's on your Fall wishlist?