It is my birthday month and I planned to post this like 2 weeks ago but this took a really long time to put together. Normally if I want something I just go out and buy it, if it’s in my budget of course. Waiting is just really not my thing. That makes it harder for people to buy me gifts.
I also don’t really like to draw attention to me getting older but I do have family that may not know what to get me for my birthday so I am trying to make it easy on them. I am such a giver! 😉 So if you have been struggling on what to get me look no further, these are currently items on my wish list.
Disclaimer: If you haven’t noticed I don’t go for the high end things as I would be sure to break it, lose it, or ruin it. Plus I am a girl on a budget. Haha!
Gloriosa Mug from Anthropologie – Love the mint color and the design. Alternative: This one. This Love Mug is on Clearance. Follow Your Dreams Mug.
Typographical Print – I can see this 8×10 in a white matte and black frame. The spot is picked out already. I have never read Harry Potter I just like the quote. *Cue blog world gasps*
Mophie – Thanks to Rachael for mentioning this on her blog because now I want it. My battery is always running low so this battery charging case is perfect. It charges the backup and the phone at the same time, running low press a button and the backup battery takes over. Winning! In white so I can add a decal to the back to spice it up.
Rachael Ray 2.5 or 4.5-Quart Stoneware Oval Baker – Wal-Mart | Target to bake all the things. Really this is an investment in my blog recipes. Bwahaha.
Anchor bookends – I am obsessed with anchors lately. I plan on spray painting them in a hammered black finish but the design of the anchor is perfect!
My actual birthday isn’t until August 30th but if you follow Astrology you know I am a Virgo to the core, though I am on the Leo cusp too so some personality traits I find apply too.
August 23 – September 22
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, to be exact, and that’s the way Virgos like it: exacting. Those born under this sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their ‘attention to detail’ is for a reason: to help others. Virgos, more than any other sign, were born to serve, and it gives them great joy. They are also tailor-made for the job, since they are industrious, methodical and efficient. The sense of duty borne by these folks is considerable, and it ensures that they will always work for the greater good.
Virgo is represented by the Virgin, although this association should not be taken literally. Rather, Virgos tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humanity. Some might consider them repressed, although Virgins would argue that it’s a noble quality, as opposed to a negative one. Most of all, Virgos enjoy indulging their practical and logical side and poring over their projects to the nth degree. To say these folks are good at fact-finding almost understates the case, since Virgos revel in their exacting (some would argue pedantic) behavior and are a whiz with minutiae. Virgins are an asset in the workplace as they can be counted on to get things right the first time, every time — and no detail will be overlooked. They are also balanced and fair in their assessments in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to this sign. For more on Virgo’s or to read your sign click here.
What would you put on your list?
Do you fit your astrological sign?
Biana Perez says
I absolutely love those bookends!! I feel like it is so much harder for friends and family to get gifts as we get older, like you said if we want something we buy it lol!! Also you just can’t go wrong with a gift card and I love that scarf!!
Thank you. That was the one item I had no problems adding, so perfect. Yes, I will buy it myself especially if it’s on sale. I hate the thought of my friends or family paying full price so I will just get it.
kathy@vodka and soda says
i’m so surprised you got your package so early considering i mailed it on friday. i thought it’d take at least 2wks like everything else. but i’m glad you got it 🙂 happy early birthday (i knew your bday was the 30th but i was trying to get the timing right). boo, canada post you have failed me again!
I was so surprised to get anything at all. You are so sweet to have gotten me something. It is so hard when you have to mail things because you never know how long it will take especially from Canada so I completely understand. Besides it stands out more since it was my first one!
I always ask for gift cards so I can buy books too, nothing better than a bunch of books someone else paid for! 🙂
I’m a Taurus and I fit my sign to a tee!
Exactly my train of thought! Taurus’ are strong, not a bad sign to be.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I love it all, especially the mug! Birthday month birthday month!
The design is just so pretty. Woot woot!
I loveeee that harry potter print! We may need to match
Thank you. Absolutely!
Love that mug! I love some dishes at World Market that are a similar design but different colors. Happy birthday month – now go read some Harry Potter!
They did have a few different colors. I think the plates would be pretty too. Thank you.
what you NEED is a set of the harry potter books girl, blasphemy, blasphemy!! then the quote will mean even more to you!
that mug is gorgeous though.
i dont like waiting either, and most of the time i want things that i cant really ask people to buy for me, mainly because i like searching for them and when i find what i want, i buy.
OMG I need that gap scarf now. why dont they have free shipping? i hate them.
Haha!! For some reason it never appealed to me. Yes, I tend to just buy it myself. The mug and scarf is a perfect combo.
I love all the mint! I hope you get everything you want this year 🙂
Thank you. Yes, Mint has been everywhere lately and I don’t hate it! 😉
Carly Blogs Here says
I love everything you picked out! Amazon gift cards are always a good idea- and those anchor bookends are amazing!
Thank you. You can get almost anything at Amazon so it is always a good bet.
YAY for your Birthday! =) That scarf, mug, and book ends are totally up my alley!! good taste lady!
Hehe, thank you. Those are my favorites so I could say the same to you! 😉
Kateri Von Steal says
Klay’s mom is always asking what to get me for any holiday. And I’m always “Surprise Me”.
I don’t really WANT anything, or NEED anything… and when I do want or need something… I usually just save up and buy it. So, I made a promise to myself this year, to reserve a couple of items for holidays… even though I have to wait longer, at least I’m helping the process.
Anchors are awesome… representing stability, strength, and endurance. Are you going to do a nautical theme room or are you incorporating them around your home for fun?
First I need a new phone, then I need a mobie! HA!
Sometimes it is hard for them to find things so it is helpful to give them a little help. Besides if they don’t get it, you now have a shopping list! 😉 I just have them randomly around my house. I have a big anchor crush.
Linda sheridan says
Happy birthday month.
Hope you get all your heart’s desires & more!
Love, SMD’s Momma
Thank you so very much! I have everything I need but it never hurts to get a few wants.
Those book ends are amazing!!! I also love the mug and the Harry Potter quote! You have some great picks here! Happy Birthday month!
The details are what pulled me in. Thank you, it took me a long to find them.
Lindsay Templeton says
Fun list! Love the sign! Happy birthday month!!!!
It has great meaning and I actually have a post coming up that it would fit. Thank you.
Happy birthday month!! Cute wishlist items! Love the scarf and yay for more recipes for the blog!
Thank you. I mean it’s a public service to get it, right?! Haha!
LOVE those anchor bookends!!! And you really can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card! They have the best deals on books :D.
Yes, I would be able to buy so many books!!!
I love the mug, and scarf! Happy Birthday MONTH!!
They are the perfect color. Thank you so much!
I love all of these thing!! The mug and the bookends…yes please 🙂 And happy birthday month!!
Thank you. The bookends are my favorite!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
I hope you get everything you want and more- let me know when it is time to celebrate!
Thank you. It is on a Saturday so if you are free that weekend we should make a plan!
Tricia Coniglio says
So funny that you need bake ware for your blog recipes! I was at Ross a few months ago and I was taking a gazillion pics of all the little kitchen gadgets I just HAD to have for Christmas…. oh wait, maybe that was last year… Anyway, I wanted to have little measuring devices, cups, ramekins, bake ware, glasses, etc. I have a couple of the items now but my list was getting a bit long! LOL
I love those anchor book ends! Those are amazing and I have been actually buying books here and there instead of just checking them out so I guess I need one now, right?
You can never have too many kitchen utensils right?! Ross has so many great items, I wish there was one close to me. You should try BoobBub they have so many discounted ebooks.
I adore the couple Anthro mugs that I own. They are definitely worth the purchase! I hope your birthday month treats you well!
They are always so unique. Thank you so much.
That mug is so precious! And Virgo babies for the win. especially the August ones 😉
Woohoo, Virgo babies and August especially!
such a fun list! i was worried i had missed your bday! i’m a libra 🙂
Thank you. Still a few more weeks. I can see the Libra traits in you.
Brianne Bracco says
My phone battery is always, always running low! Hence why I keep a charger in my purse and car at all times haha..pretty sure I should check that case out. Great bday list!!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
I’m a gift card girl, especially for books!!! Cute mugs and I have been wanting to try the RR stoneware since I love PC so much, have you tried any of hers yet?
Absolutely, can’t go without books. I haven’t tried any of hers yet. Do you have a favorite?
I am told that I most definitely am a Scorpio. I think my list looks pretty close to yours! I had to start a board on Pinterest of things “I Vant” so that people could figure out what to get me, haha.
I can see the Scorpio traits. They are very passionate and organized. It really helps people know what to get you, and you get what you want! Win-win! 😉