..ehhh, I’ve been a good girl this year (?) Welllll, except for the time that I saw Gus licking the butter sticks on the edge of the Thanksgiving dinner table right before we ate and didn’t tell anybody… and the time I smuggled home-popped-popcorn into the movies in my giant Furla, then used the movie theater’s butter machine… aaaaaand the time Gus did one more round of business than I had bags, and we ran. Oosie. On top of which, I may’ve gotten a little rowdy this year.
I also haven’t quite grown out of this habit yet… I’ll try to work on that next year.
…you still love me, right Santy Claus?
Anyhow, I promise I didn’t do anything rotten enough to get myself demoted to the Naughty List. (That’s where people like Karrie belong…) BaaaaaaaaAAAHAHHahahahAHHaaaaahahhaa. Here’s what’s on my list this year:
1. SNOW. Pretty please? Christmas never feels the same without it. If you could create some sort of blizzard, keep it around 30 degrees, and make sure Claymation Rudolph and It’s a Wonderful Life play on repeat with no commercials, that would be fan-TASTIC.
2. A few gorgeous frocks: DVF Tiny Dancer Corset Dress – $498 $298 / DVF Mini – $185 / Rosamosario La Fata Dress – $725. The DVF on the left is one of those dresses that doesn’t look like much on the hanger, but I put it on and it changed my life. It’s wildly flattering, appropriate for almost any occasion, and it’s on sale. I have visions of wearing one of the lovelies below when I turn the big 3-0 in March.
3. Tickets to Wicked on Broadway in Chicago. Because I’m duh-duh-dying to know what went down between Glenda and what’s-her-face before Dorothy came along, and I only have until January 23, 2011 to find out.
4. Ugg Dakota Moccasins – $100. I have a firm belief that the true cost of something is (the price) divided by the number of times you wear it. Which actually renders these things, like, negative 2 cents. And listen, I did my due diligence… the ones at Wal-Mart for 10 bucks are literally lined with gauze. No spanks.
5. Melissa Clutch from Club Monaco – $138. Since it has every color of the neutral metallic rainbow in it, it’ll work hard and work with almost everything.
6. Big Easy Knob from Anthropologie – $12 each. I’ve been swooning over these ever since I ran across them on Oh Joy’s blog. They’re 1.75″ in diameter and totally delicious. Like big hunks of gorgeous jewelry that would make any crusty old dresser look like a gem.
7. Flower Mirror from Tonic Home – $375. Part modern, part retro, part swirly twirly gumdrops – and altogether pristine & girly. I dig it, I’ve dug it for awhile, and I wanna mount it over the dresser with the pretty knobs.
8. Bliss Body Butter – $28 for 6.7 oz. Listen, people aren’t kidding. This stuff really is like buttah. Supple, luxurious, and the lemon/sage version is refreshing without being overwhelming. Plus, in its absence, I might turn into a scaly dragon this winter.
9. I would love a few yards of this Yellow Ikat fabric to reupholster the long bench seat at the end of my bed. Come springtime, I’ll be itching for something fresh, happy & bright, comme ça.
10. All that said, I will CHEERFULLY trade #’s 1 thru 9 if my entire family can hole up in this place for a week with no cell phones or computers, and just kick it old school with board games, books, and maybe a deck of cards. Whatever happened to the days when entire extended families all stayed in the same house over the holidays? When people made snowmen? When everything wasn’t in fast-forward mode all the time? I call a re-do.
Thanks so much, Santa. And… well, maybe just to be safe, you could leave #4 under the tree for me? Just so my feet will stay warm. The floors can get very cold in those cabins, you know.