Here's my wishlist for 2011.
I was going to come up with 10 items, but I just couldn't think of 3 more. I probably will think of them right after I hit publish!
I already own this shirt in pink, black, and light gray. I'd really like it in white, but I'd seriously buy it in any color that they make! It's in the athletic section at Target, but I wear them all the time. They fit well, aren't too thin, and aren't too tight in the wrong places. I wear mine under sweaters, t-shirts, or dressed up with a necklace and cute shoes. For $12.99 you really can't go wrong!
2. Nikon D3000
After longing after and coveting nice cameras, I finally decided that an entry-level DSLR is in my future. As Jarrod and I prepare for a baby someday, I want to be able to capture every moment with a great camera. I'm pretty swift in photoshop, so it's a shame that we don't have one already. I've some some research and like the Nikon, but am open to other suggestions. (I've also checked out the Canon.)
Sleeping on a double bed is working fine for us right now, but I know the day will come where we'll need a larger bed. Our mattress is incredible old and was cheap 5 years ago. This bed matches our Hemnes 6 drawer dresser and looks great in person. I'd also love the Hemnes night stands as well.
Since we're already stocking up at Ikea, let's get another dresser while we're at it! The dresser we have is officially Jarrod's (but he does share a drawer or two with me!) and I'd love to get my own someday. This sweet and feminine dresser would not only provide me a place to put my folded clothes, but the smaller drawers next to the mirror would be perfect for jewelry. Our bedroom right now is too small/doesn't have enough wall space to accommodate this dresser, but you can bet it will be on my list once we move!
I have also recently decided that I need a bicycle. No, we don't have a garage or shed to store a bike, but I think it'd totally work hanging on our living room wall... I walk to work several days a week - for exercise - and would love to add biking to my list of skills. If I had a bike, I think I'd ride to and from work most days of the week. It's only 4 miles to work, which takes me an hour walking, but I could cut my commute incredibly, giving me even more sleep time! Like the camera, I have done a moderate amount of research, but an open to suggestions. I'd like a hybrid bike - one that can be good for street riding and also off-road terrain. I'd like a light bike so that I don't need to worry about the extra weight.
I would love a mid-thigh length winter coat. Here in Louisiana it only gets into the 30s a few days a year, but it'd be nice to have a heavier jacket for the colder days. I have a nice coat from several years ago from the Gap that I still love, but it's Ivory and I'd love something in black, charcoal, or chocolate brown.
7. Camelbak - Groove
You know I absolutely love my Camelbak Better Bottle. I'm on my third bottle and wouldn't buy anything else. It's awesome, doesn't leak, is PBA free, and comes in pink. This is Camelbak's newest bottle and has a built-in filter in the straw! I typically don't mind tap water, but when I'm traveling I tend to drink less water because of the tap water. Airports, gas stations, etc. don't provide the best drinking water. This bottle is awesome because it means I can drink filtered water from a tap anywhere! As a United Methodist, I am against the privatization of water sources and won't buy bottled water. This is a great way to continue drinking a gallon a day no matter where I am!
Some of these items will find a home with the Louisiana Johnstons this year. Any advice on what we should buy first? What are some of your favorites?