Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa, 
I think I've been extra good this year. Here are a few things on my "wish list"...
2015 Christmas Wish List
Josie Maran Argan Oil: I received this amazing oil from a friend after my surgery and have loved it so much I am literally squeezing out my last few drops each night. 

Philosophy Hope in a Jar: I hate when I run out of this miracle face lotion. I have the driest skin on the planet and this is the only lotion that works for me. But the price tag is painful. So for Christmas I asked my mom to buy me the biggest size they make. 

32 GB Wireless SD Card: I can't believe I still don't own one of these.With the wireless card I can transfer photos from my camera straight to my phone.

Josie Maran Sunscreen:Thinking ahead for summer time and stocking up on the only sunscreen I can use on my face without breaking out into a rash. For real, who is allergic to SPF? Ugh!

Adele 25: Please, please, please be in my stocking!

35mm lens: I'm so torn on this one. As much as I'd love the expensive Canon version, I'm asking Santa for the inexpensive version. I'm hoping the lens lives up to the reviews! Right now I exclusively shoot with my 50 mm lens (my 2014 gift from Santa) and love my Canon EOS Rebel (my 2013 gift from Santa). 

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle: A wish list staple every year. I go through exactly one bottle a year.

Toms Desert Wedge: I received these in grey last year and have worn them sooooooo many times. They are my favorite shoes so I asked for them again this year in black or herringbone or any color!

LL Bean Slippers: Another annual favorite! My sister and I always get matching slippers at Christmas from Santa and these are the best! 

Frye Melissa Button Boot: I've been searching high and low for a brown boot to replace my pair that is falling apart! If anyone knows were to find them in Cognac on SALE, please tell me!

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In case you are still looking for (some practical and some fun) things to add to your list for Santa, below are a few items I've been gifted over the years that are tried and true favorites!!! Really, I use all of these things ALL THE TIME!
Favorite Gifts
Clarisonic Cleansing System // Chicago Cutlery // Canon EF 50 mm Camera Lens // KitchenAid Stand Mixer // Apple iPad // Hunter Rain Boots // Fitbit // JCrew Mila Ballet Flat // Super Soft Bed Sheets // Seche Vite Top Coat // Veggie Spiralizer // Nike Dual Fusion Running Shoes // Canon EOS Rebel   

Would love to know some of your favorite gifts you've received!



  1. My fave photog just suggested I get the 35 lens! I shot with the nifty fifty but hate having zero zoom capability....I can't wait to hear if you love it!

  2. Thanks for posting the cheaper alternative to the 35mm! I've been wanting that lens... although I should just take my 17-35mm to the Canon hospital. Prime lens are my jam!!

  3. I was just looking at those slippers last night, and the boots are super cute. I can't believe I didn't know about wireless SD cards - I just added one to my wish list!

  4. The 35mm is on my list too! And Lightroom! You will love that memory card, its my fave recent purchase!

  5. Just ordered the SD card for my Mom! Thanks for the great suggestions!

    You may have seen, but Target has the Kasia boot that is very similar to the Frye Melissa. I've had two pairs for a few years and they've held up great for the price.

  6. You should try the Sam Edelman 'Penny' boots in Whiskey. They're a very similar style to the Melissa boots with a more affordable price tag. They're so comfortable and look just as beautiful in person as they do online. I got mine from Nordstrom and they are my favorite!

  7. love those boots! aldele's new album is on my list too. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  8. Great list of fun items!! I received a covered cast iron dutch oven a few years ago and enjoyed the heck out of it! The inside bottom started chipping so I had to toss it a few months ago and am super excited about getting my new one from my sweet Mama! For years, Anthony and I each got a new pair of Restoration Hardware duvet slippers each Christmas. They're soooo soft and comfy! And finally, my culinary torch my in-laws gave me one year is a super fun thing to pull out on s'mores nights- something I wouldn't normally have purchased!

  9. Love love love Hope in a Jar! I use it every night

  10. I have been looking at Hope in a Jar- as I desperately need to get a new you know anything about Renewed Hope in a Jar? Is there a big difference? Also- do you use Hope in a Jar just for day time or do you use their night time version too? Sorry for all the questions- hoping I can get a little guidance before I take the plunge and purchase some for myself!! :)

  11. I do love the Adele CD and that lens is great!

  12. i just got that same lens. spring for the canon -- it's only $10 more!!!

  13. Some great gifts my friend - I also have a few and love them all x

  14. That Hope in a Jar is amazing!!! I love Philosophy products. I have Amazing Grace on my wish list this year. Some of my favorite gifts were my personalized iPhone case with my baby boy's picture. I also got a Stella and Dot charm necklace last year and I would love to build on it a bit more this year!

  15. That wireless SD card is on my wishlist too!! Also, just wanted to let you know, you've been on my mind recently, hope you're recovering well!

  16. I just got some Hunter rain boots for my birthday and they are absolutely my new favorite thing!

  17. Saks Off Fifth has Frye boots online on sale right now and is having a Frye boots sale that's ending soon! Love all these gift ideas!


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