Monday, March 16, 2015

wish list : 28th birthday

In exactly a month I will be turning 28.  Since family members have been beginning to ask what I want, I thought I would do another photo list like I did at Christmas.  Because its fun for me to make, makes shopping a little easier for Kyle, and I think I would just like to be able to look back over the years to see what I was into at this time in my life.  A couple of these things are "needs"to replace the old.. but the rest is just plain fun.

1  Lagoon Ikat SLR Camera Strap by SeeLoriSew on Etsy.  This is such a cute print to just personalize my camera gear a little bit.  For handmade, you can't beat the price of $27 with free shipping!

2  Ultra CHI 1" flat iron in Glistening Peony.  This is a "need".  My current CHI has lasted about 5 years (which makes the higher price point of $90 totally worth it); unfortunately the cord has been chewed on and the wall plug has cracked severely so must be positioned just so to turn on, so it is on its last leg.  I'm going to have to get a new one pretty soon.  How cute is that color?!

3  StitchFix gift card.  I mentioned at the beginning of the month that I thought it would be fun to try out StitchFix sometime.  If you don't know about it; you let the service know what your style is through Pinterest and a detailed style quiz, and a stylist sends you 5 different items to try on at home. If you like what they send, you keep them and they charge you, if you only like 1 of the items, you send the 4 things back with free shipping and they only charge you for the 1 item you liked.  No commitment necessary for an extended amount of time so a gift card would be great to let me try the service out!

4  Sperry Ivyfish Boat Shoe (size7).  Myles received some adorable grey Sperry boat shoes for Christmas and since mine are in terrible shape, I would love to have a new pair to match him this summer!  I thought these were just a major fad in college, but was amazed at how comfortable these shoes really are when I jumped on the bandwagon a few years ago.  This particular pair is currently on sale for $60 + free shipping.  

5  Stylebox by Jamberry.  If you haven't heard of Jamberry; they are nail wraps that are supposed to be easy to apply at home and last as long as a gel manicure (2 weeks) without chipping.  Each box includes 2 patterns of nail wraps, and a few accessories to finish your manicure.

6  Camera tripod.  My other "need".  I use my tripod frequently for family photos or my WWWW posts.  Recently, the top of my tripod (that holds the expensive camera) popped off while I was using it.  I would really like to not be terrified that my camera is going to fall to its death in the concrete carport one day.  Every tripod that I have looked at has mixed reviews and I really don't know if I want one like I had or if I would rather have it on a ball mount, but all in all, I just need a new one.  

Have any recommendations/opinions about any of this stuff?  What type of things do you have your eye on recently?


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  2. Retyping this with a squirmy baby in my lap since my first comment didn't publish. :/
    I don't know that I'd recommend the tripod you linked to. It looks like a lot of plastic which is liable to break or even blow over in a strong wind. A brand that I can personally recommend is Manfrotto. Mine is super sturdy, around 15 years old and still going strong. There are other good brands though. This article looks like a good one since it talks about the different tripods available now and why they're good -


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