Yes, Virginia, I DO need more boots (in a size eight, I think)! Something that will keep my feet cozy and warm, and help me not break my neck walking on ice. I had a pair from a sporting goods chain store last year, but by the end of the season, the eyelets for the lacing had totally ripped off.
These look toasty and warm, and are even on sale right now! For what it's worth, I also really liked the look of some Sorel brand boots at Zappos. The mid-calf height looks quite doable with jeans, and a little extra warmth for me, right?
But on that note, does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Sorel ones? Similar in style to these Columbias in the picture...
So I'm keeping up well on my own Christmas list this year. I know it sounds surprising, but I'm usually struggling by the end to come up with reasonable requests for more stuff I want. I like to lay out a really clear list, and I honestly appreciate getting the same concise list from others. If I'm spending my time and money getting something for someone, how much better do I feel if I KNOW it's EXACTLY what they want?
Hubby's list now is literally clipped out of the Harbor Freight sales flyer, but it wasn't so long ago that he mentioned things like this mic attachment for keyboard stands at guitar center and other various studio accoutrements. I'm sure he'll come around someday and start asking again for guitar stands to replace the ones Maggie used to think were pets (yes, she even named them), and probably more stuff to manipulate music electronically. That's always fascinated me, and I love having someone like him in my life who knows how to do it.
What are the 'hot' musical gifts this year? Are your family members into playing music, or listening, or singing, or something else entirely? Inquiring minds want to know!
Okay, I've gone back and forth about requesting this one, but seeing yet another book that I couldn't just 'buy' has made up my mind.
I want a Kindle or comparable e-reader. I really don't know much about them, as I honestly like holding real books while I read. I've used my mom's Kindle before, and it was pretty cool, but overall I don't think there are a lot of reasons I'd buy one for myself.
Except I'm getting tired of going to get recommended books and seeing them only available for e-readers. Or books I wouldn't mind reading, free for a limited time.. for e-readers.
So I'm giving in to peer pressure. And trusting someone else's judgment to get me what I need in an e-reader.
You know I usually have tickets somewhere in this list :) I haven't yet seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in person (and I think they've been on my list a couple times!) but this year I just saw a billboard for Cirque du Soleil coming to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in February!
I have wanted to see one of the Cirque du Soleil shows since my girls' trip to Vegas way back in 2005. A bunch of the group I was with went, but I just couldn't afford a ticket since I was out of work right then (it was miraculous enough that I made it to Vegas!).
It's that time again! Both my kids have loved going to the Monster Jam show at every opportunity. How great of a surprise would that be in their stockings to see Monster Jam tickets?
The show is at Ford Field in Detroit on January 11, 2014. You can get them for $5 off with the discount code MOM5 on Ticketmaster.com.*
Really want to make it a day to remember? Be there for the PARTY
IN THE PITS from 2-5 PM.Meet the
drivers, get autographs!Pit Party
tickets are $10 each and can be purchased along with your show tickets on Ticketmaster.com or on the day of the event at the Ford Field Box Office.
on the $25 and $20 price levels only.
Not valid with any other offer or discount. Discount NOT valid on Pit Passes. Must purchase via Ticketmaster.com or
charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Limit 8 tickets per order.
I desperately need new gloves again! I love these from Isotoner. They're pretty much the same ones I have from a couple years ago, but without the holes through the fingertips that are there now ;) I really like the nice thick knit - they were so cozy!
While I've linked to the Totes/Isotoner site, I think I saw them at Kohl's when I got them a couple years ago. And they've always got stuff on sale, too.
After the parade tonight in 11 degree weather, I just know I need more poor little fingers to be a little more protected this winter!
I always, always need more jeans. Especially because I never machine dry them so they won't shrink in length. So it takes me two days to wash them, and I currently only have two favorite pairs.
I like my LA Idol jeans. While you can get them through a Vault Denim representative (they do home parties with jeans), you can also get them online. I like this pair of skinny jeans to go with my blue-print shirtdress.
And while I would swear the two pair I have are closer to a straight leg, apparently I'm mis-judging it, because all that's available besides skinny is bootcut. So fine, I could use a pair of bootcut too. Not real picky on the pocket design.