13 December 2013

7QT: My Christmas Wish List

Hey, a Christmas wish list post! Because why not? This is technically 8 Takes, but I'm also joining up with Mary Kate's gift-giving guide link-up. If you have a 29-year-old gal in your life, something on here might just be what she wants.

This is my big-ticket item, and I haven't had one of those in YEARS. The Ninja Mega Kitchen System 1500. Not only is it fun to say, it's what I hope to be an awesome blender/food processor system. I currently have a blender that works okay but hates frozen fruit and takes forever and a lot of armwork on my part to make a decent smoothie. I also don't own a food processor, but have wanted one. Bam, 2 birds with one stone. Oh, it has a dough hook, too, and I watched a video on how to make pizza dough in it. That would be amazing!

A personalized welcome sign for our home. We just bought our first house this year, and I have the perfect place to put a nice sign with our name on it. The one pictured is from the Etsy shop Chapter Red Studio. I would also think this would be an awesome gift for any newlywed couples you know.

Food food food. Oh, glorious food. I don't really like cooking, so anything that could take that burden away would be great! My husband B was given Omaha Steaks for his birthday once, and I think it was more of a present to me! We didn't own a grill (still don't, actually), so I just broiled them in the toaster oven. Is that actually considered cooking? Barely.

It's a sign of a good gift if you took a picture of your freezer!

Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider. I have heard sooooo many good things about this book! Truth be told, I have actually checked this out from the library and am currently working my way through it. But I think this might just be one of those books I need to actually own.

A necklace/jewelry tree. My dresser is a mess, and this looks like a pretty way to fix that.

The slightly embarrassing yet highly practical gift: razors. Specifically a gift card to the Dollar Shave Club. I gave up on crappy disposables  this year, and now I'm tired of digging for coupons for good razors (currently have a small stock of Schick Hydro, thanks to coupons and Target deals). The club has a few levels, but the one I want is the 4-blade razor. It sends you 4 cartridges a month for $6. That's $1.50 per cartridge--delivered to your door! I don't go through razors that quickly, so a $25 gift card to this would probably get me a year's supply of razors!

Pope Awesome by Cari Donaldson. Her blog is hilarious, and I've heard lots of great things about this book! Also, I don't think my library will be stocking it--just checked, and still a nope--so I wouldn't mind actually owning it. (And then I can lend it to friends!)

Functional and (can be) pretty: a Kitchen Canister Set. I would like to be able to scoop flour, sugar, and, hey, maybe even M&M's out of these lovelies. There are lots of fun designs out there, but these are probably going in our large pantry, so clear would be nice to see the contents!

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Also go check out Mary Kate's Christmas Gift-Giving link-up. There are lots of great ideas for all ages over there!


  1. That jewelry tree is pretty - I just have a simple expandable hanger holding my necklaces, but either way, it's nice to have them all organized!

  2. Eeek! I love Tsh Oxenreider, she's a favorite writer and blogger for me.