Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thoughts on Thursday - Wish List November 2012

It's been a bit of a crazy week, so I apologize about getting this up later than usual today! :-) 

Every once and a while I decide to post my wish list. Sometimes it's things I'm researching and planning to get and sometimes it's just a fun look at things I'd love to have if money were no object. Interested in seeming some from the past? Check here, here, here, and here. It's fun to see the things that were really important to me (a new camera, our bed, couch, and of course my Epiphanie bag!)

As we are nearing the holidays, Jarrod and I are mindful of things we can purchase for our family for Christmas that is useful and will provide function in our family. We're not interested in adding more "stuff" to our house and normally when we add something at least one or two other somethings have to be removed. Here are some of the things we're talking about gifting each other for the holidays.

1. Kitchen table bench

We have a fantastic kitchen table that seats at least 8. We have 4 kitchen chairs, one folding chair, one desk chair, and one drum throne...don't ask. With Wesley's highchair taking over one of the kitchen chairs, we only have seating for 6 adults around our table, and that's if we utilize every one of the chairs possible. We are in desperate need of more seating, especially because we have friends over every Thursday night.

Jarrod and I decided that a bench would probably be the best bet. We have looked at several different options. We like this one from IKEA, and this unfinished bench found on I'm also a huge fan of this project (pictured above). I love Ana White's plans and this this farm-style bench would be gorgeous in our kitchen. Jarrod, of course, is not as on board with this idea... :-)

2. Sewing machine
My sister-in-law graciously allowed me to borrow her sewing machine for well over a year but now it's time for one of my own. I was able to figure things out on her's and have decided what features I'd like to have. I like this Brother sewing machine because it's mostly automated and digital. I like the different stitch options. My mom was a seamstress and taught me on a digital machine like this one. It's definitely on my wish list so I can continue making awesome craft projects! :-)

3. Blender/food processor
Yeah, I want the Cadillac of Blenders. I want a blender that costs more than most other things in my world. I covet this blender. I think it will make be a better minister, wife, mother, and friend.

But seriously, I think this blender will help with lots of things... We aren't making as many purees now that Wesley is eating more solids, but this blender will make green smoothies, soup, peanut butter, and probably lots of other things I don't even know about yet!

4. Of course I still want a new vacuum...

I'm sure Jarrod has more things he wants, but when I asked him, he didn't say anything... So, I think this is what we'll be getting for Christmas this year! ... Just kidding!

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  1. A blender that might bring about world peace? Sold.

  2. Hey Leanne! I bought a Blendtec from Costco and returned it 2 weeks later. It was the loudest thing ever and made both of my girls cry. Making a young baby cry because of a noise is a hard thing to do and it did. I tried a few different things to quiet it down and nothing worked. I ended up with a VitaMix. Still loud but not as loud and scary. I got it from Bed Bath and Beyond and with my 20% off coupon, it came out to be cheaper than the Blendtec. Just wanted to let you know about my experience. Both blenders make great green smoothies and yummy treats!

    1. Thanks, Jill!! If the Blendtec scared your little ones, it'll definitely scare Wesley! I'll definitely look into the VitaMix - especially if I can nab it for 20% off! Thank you!!



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