something to wish for

I would say my wish list this year is a bit unique compared to most years. Mostly because our needs are met and our home is small, therefore, we could bear to get rid of more things. However, that doesn't eliminate all desire for new things. Most things I would like to incorporate into our home, are things I want to make - new furniture pieces that will fit more appropriately, and wall decor from our adventures, my own prints. I've been more and more selective about what I print and how I display it (frames can be so expensive, so I've been searching for alternative creative means. DIY). Next, I'll share things for the kiddos, and items that I've already purchased to be added under the tree this year :).

Holidays become increasingly more meaningful when you have kids. I want them to understand the value of such days, and learn to genuinely appreciate them. Past years we have gone all out for them. A lot of that can be credited to missing out during deployments. Since then, we've realized we were getting away from what these seasons truly mean. While we still love to give gifts, we ensure they are more meaningful. They are selected with care, needed, and are useful - which is why I found it fun to create this little list. Thinking about the things we all really want or need, I hope eliminates things that get left in drawers once the excitement passes. All while bringing us closer together as a family and learning these values as a whole.

Something to wish for: First, a darling tea towel and recipe card set. I've been incorporating new recipes into our meal plans, and since I do much research online and fuse many together at once, if I don't write it down, I'll likely never remember. These would be so cute to add to my grandmother's book! When I make bread I use all kinds of random towels to cover the dough, this tea towel would be perfect.

Something you need: our kitchen is in need of a new cutting board, and finding quality wood products can be costly, which is why I love these items: this small cutting boardthis larger one, and these wooden spoons.

Something to wear: Learning to dress appropriately in the winter here in the PNW has made all the difference in my life. I enjoy the outdoors here so very much, and all year round when I'm smart about it! This knit beanie is fantastic - maybe I'll learn to knit sometime! :)

Another something to wish for: I have a lot of bags for different things. With the amount of road trips we take, condensing the things I have into one accessible and fashinonable bag will be the most reasonable for me. Most of my bags are tote-like, and fall open, others are too small (like my purse). I really like this one, it reminds me of a similar denim one when I was a teenager and traveling with my dad.

And lastly, something to read: the Kinfolk table - well, you really can't go wrong with a well written and photographed cook book, can you?

What's on your Christmas wish list? Share yours below!
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