Sunday, November 23, 2008

Material Things that MIGHT make me happy...

I'm not really much of a material girl (in spite of my sincere desire to be Madonna for a short period of time in the mid 80s)...

But I'm beginning to think about Christmas. Sometimes it's easier to think of what other people want and more difficult to tell people something that I want. These are things that I'm thinking about putting on my list -

I'm kind of a sucker for a good perfume campaign. But yesterday I smelled this stuff and it's absolutely enchantingly delicious.

AND here's the stuff that suckers me in once I like how something smells:

flowerbomb is a floral explosion, a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. On application the perfumes magically evocative notes will immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living your life in your own secret garden away from hard reality.

Can Victor & Rolf make it sound any better than that? I think not. Plus it smells like every lovely sweet flower you've every smelled and in addition almost baby powder, but not quite and then after notes of cotton candy. Without getting toooo sweet, which is a neat trick. And darn it all if it doesn't actually seem to possess magical qualities.

SOLD victor & rolf, I succomb to your genius.

This might seem silly, but I've resisted getting one of these for...oh about 20 years now. If I an analyze it a bit it's based on the following:

They're expensive, and I'm not a good enough cook to justify a $300 purchase just so I can mix stuff. Am I that lazy? Seriously get a big spoon and start moving your arm lady!


Even though my husband has offered to get me one for a gift either for Christmas or a birthday - I always think "great! we've reached the point in my marriage/boring life/etc that all I'm going to get for the rest of my life are unromantic and horrid kitchen GADGETS!"

Also See:

Lezlee doesn't want to think of herself as a complete "grown up" and this item seems the epitome of 'grownupness' so every time I think I wish I had one, I bag the idea immediately.

But lately:

I'm starting to realize that I would probably cook/bake a lot more if I had one. And if I'm not going to grow up at 41 when will I? (and besides I'm never REALLY going to grow up anyway so I might as well get one, it's not going to ruin my life or least I don't think so...I'm still a little dubious on this one).

A few weeks ago we went to First Fridays. And we stumbled on a new artist or two working in the downtown area.
One was named Daniel Shepherd and his work had such a great quality to it that I haven't been able to quit thinking about it quite yet. Which is usually a sign that I really want to buy one of his paintings. So that's a possibility for Christmas as well. But Daniel Shepherd didn't have to do anything to sell me on his artwork, it just sold itself. It has this really special quality that I'm not sure I can explain, but I really, really like it.

isn't really a Christmas wish list kind of thing but it's something I'm thinking about. It's almost time to get a new car for me. Mine is having some minor issues plus it's showing it's age (it's 7 years old and has 120,000 miles on it). I think I should get a used Prius
or a Ford Escape Hybrid. Kirk thinks I should just get a Mercedes sedan or something similar. I'm open to suggestions. I'd just like something slightly sexier than what I've got but you know, there's always the big realization that I spend most of my time in it running kids to and fro and picking up groceries so how sexy can it be right?

But honestly, I will just be happy with some L'Occitane or Philosophie bath stuff - I adore bubble baths! Again, always lured in by a good ad campaign. Sometimes I think I really should have gotten a degree in marketing because I know what works.


I am Boymom said...

If you are gonna get a good mixer, you should really think about a Bosch, which is in the same price range. I really did some research a few years ago when Chris wanted to buy me one, because I suck at cooking and did not want to waste the money on something I might not use. The Bosch ROCKS! I made bread with it! It makes like 7 or 8 loaves in one batch and I don't have to knead the bread. I mix cookie dough in like 10 seconds! I whip up mashed potatoes in that bad boy! Anyway...they're about the same price as a Kitchen Aid, more powerful motor, great warranty. I know you weren't asking for unsolicited advise, but thought I would share anyway. It's one of the things I am good at.

Bandanamom said...

No actually Geri I really appreciate the advice. I am so not the person to ask about kitchen gadgets, I will just keep on using the same crap that doesn't work over and over again because I'm too lazy to buy new (or too cheap)!

Suzanne Barker said...

I love my Kitchenaid mixer! It's amazing what you can do once you have one. You can do other things while it is working. And it's really easy to use. Love, love, love it!
And I am a sucker for perfume campaigns too...


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