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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

As most of you undoubtedly remember from last year, I have an ongoing struggle with the commercialism of Christmas. I am by no means against gift giving; the opposite is true. I love giving and receiving gifts, it give me a warm fuzzy feeling down deep in my left big toe. What I HATE is people who whine and complain about gift giving. If you don't want to do it, THEN DON'T. The "Well my kids/husband/best friend's cousin's dentist expects it" is bologna. You're just looking for a reason to go woe is me, my life is so hard, I HAVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE TO BUY GIFTS FOR. Bite me. If the people in my life became so greedy as to expect something from me at Christmas, they go straight to the Christmas card only pile. People who try to genuinely harbor cheer and goodwill at this time will most likely end up with something from The Store. Just saying (I get a discount, so again feel free to bite my rather large round Puerto Rican hiney).

Now that I have that somewhat out of my system (I won't truly be free of my inner Scrooge until my decorations are safely packed away in storage), I thought I'd share some of the items that, if Husband were the gagillionaire I thought I would marry someday, I'd be demanding requesting.
Behold, the epitome of all things domestic. Some of you may be wondering why I don't already own one. I ask myself that same question every damn day.

                                     Source: Uploaded by user via Catherine on Pinterest

Obviously I need this house to match my mixer. Duh.

Photo used with owner's permission
Now I just wrote this wonderful paragraph about how my engagement ring is a pearl and unique and everyone loves it, so this necklace would go perfectly with it but Blogger is already preying on my altered Christmas joy and deleted it. Bah. Humbug. The necklace was made by a college friend, Cassie Sanchez. She's one of those people who's pretty, giving, strong-willed and creative to boot, the complete opposite of yours truly. I don't hold that against her. Take a moment to check out her Etsy Shop, Eden's Closet. She has some perfect items for the fashionista on your list.

                                        Source: via Shelby on Pinterest

That's right it's a mini sub. Hey, it's not like I'm asking for a normal size one, geez.

                              Source: via The Undomestic Goddess on Pinterest

They told me dachshunds were like chips, you can't have just one. I should've told them I don't eat junk food.

And there it is. My (in)comprehensive wish list. The only items missing are abs and the ability to eat copious amounts of mac and cheese while effortlessly maintaining those abs. Oh and I'd consider it my Christmas miracle if you took a moment to "like" me on Facebook (no Melodie, momma wrote "like" not "lick).

So, what about yourself? Asking for anything special this year? A car, perhaps? Or are you taking the more humble approach and only asking for one G6 instead of two?


  1. Love that house and I totally want that mini dachshund! Merry Christmas!

  2. LOL! I love our Christmas gift attitude - I'm with you on that.

    This year I got a frying pan - Maybe next year I'll ask for the mini sub ;)

  3. I meant "your" christmas gift attitude, not "our" - whoops.

  4. Doxie's are incredible dogs-smart, beautiful, stubborn, great snugglers...they're the canine version of a certain blogger. *hint hint*

    Frying pans are totally on par with mini subs. If I had thought about it, I could really use a dutch oven. Not that I have anywhere to put it, but I could still use one.