Unless you are family, or perhaps a friend since middle school, you probably don't know that this is the fourth year in a row that I've done a Ten on Tuesday blog post filled with an absurd birthday wishlist. (This means I have consistently kept a blog feature for four years, people.) But, if I'm really being honest here, Steph (read: friend since middle school) is the only one to ever even choose a gift based on one of these birthday posts so, why do I bother? It's actually kind of fun to look back over these four years and see how little my wishes and style have changed, and what items I bought for myself compared to which items I had completely forgotten. It's a bit telling, really. For instance, there has been a pair of shoes on my list every. single. year.
This year, the things making my wishlist are:
1 // This t-shirt from Mulberry Press Co. In recent months, I've become a t-shirt and leggings kind of gal and this one speaks to my creative soul. (this one from Hello Apparel also speaks to my soul, my #helpmeimpoor soul, that is)
2 // A Fitbit. Since my surgery, I've made an honest attempt at walking more. I've also been interested to know if the quality of my sleep has improved. From what Instagram tells me, a fitbit is the tool I need for true motivation to get moving. I'm loving it in tangerine.
3 // Project Life supplies, the most obvious item on the list. I have been practicing an amazing amount of self control in not rushing out for the Heidi Swapp Foil Value Kit (though I did buy the date stamp.) And, after watching Rachel's Project Life process video, I think I officially need a tiny attacher. And if you're looking for the world's most reasonably priced birthday gift? I'll take some design F pages, thanks.
4 // A pair of Sperry's. In order to continue the tradition, I had to include a pair of shoes on my birthday wishlist but in all reality, I've had my eyes on these for months. I mean, they have gold laces.
5 // Prints to round out an inspirational wall in our bedroom. I recently commissioned a brush script painting of my favorite quote from Jodie at Polka Dot Creative, and then snagged this cross-stitched beauty from Hailey's flash sale. While I love this print from Yellow Bungalow Co., I would truly love any artwork for my next gallery well to be.
6 // This infinity scarf which I added to my list mostly for your benefit - for the next four days, it's only $4.99 on P.S. I Adore You, my favorite flash-sale website (the proceeds benefit pediatric cancer patients!). After that, you can find it here.
7 // A Wacom tablet. I've wanted one for so lon, that I was sure it had made my birthday list before. I was wrong.
8 // A new camera strap. Since upgrading to my Canon 5D Mk II, I haven't ventured away from my boring came-with-the-camera black strap. I love the color and tribal feel of this one from Photojojo!
9 // This lap loom, or any lap loom, really. Between Rachel's and Maryanne's weavings in my Instagram feed, I can't put off starting this hobby any longer. I also want to learn to make macrame plant hangers. Is that weird?
10 // Vinyl. If you could peek back at last year's wishlist, you would know that a record player was at the top of it. A few weeks ago, my parents found me a beautiful wooden player at a flea market back home and it is being shipped here momentarily. While we have plenty of old 45s, I would love Vinyl from some of my current favorites to play on it, too.
So tell me, what items are on your Fall wishlist?