Friday, January 30, 2015

Things I'm Loving Friday XX: Wish List

Another Friday is here! Another work week is almost in the books. And tomorrow I am headed to Dallas to celebrate the MARRIAGE (!!!) of one of my college roommates. She also teaches high school English, and I could not be more excited to celebrate the life that she and Patrick have ahead of her. Sarah is wise, funny, and just a fun person to be around. If I hadn't had her during that last year of college, well, I'm not sure that I would have kept my sanity.

So, I'll be sure to post a full recap on what is sure to be a wonderful weekend. Not only do I get to attend her wedding, but I get to reunite with (almost) all of my roommates! And that is something to get excited about.

Clubhouse ladies
But because it's Friday, let's get going on our weekly rendition of Things I'm Loving. And because my birthday is less than a week away, I'm doing something a little bit different this week. I didn't exactly make a birthday list, but these are just some of the different things I have been saving up to purchase in the coming weeks or months. Maybe you'll be inspired to send some of these things my way next Thursday. I am totally kidding about that, by the way.

Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle and Headphones
It's no secret that I love to swim. I love that it's a full-body, yet low-impact, workout. Running isn't exactly easy on the joints, and it's nice to mix some swimming in with all of the running I do. Music truly does make a workout easier, and I would love to be able to listen to music as I swam back and forth down the length of the pool. The only stipulation is that I would have to update my iTunes playlist, as there is no way, that I am aware of, to put Spotify on an iPod shuffle. Worth it?

Fujufilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera
I was wandering around City Centre (shocker, right?) when I found myself in Urban Outfitters. Though it is a sister store to Anthropologie and Free People, Urban is less of my style. But I do love the books and trinkets they have near the register, and I found myself falling in love with this pink Polaroid camera. I love photos, and though I am not the most skilled at the art, I do think it would be fun to have this instant picture-producing gadget. Better nail that smile the first time with this camera, right?


Kitchen Basics Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Zucchini noodles are all the rage these days, and I am itching to jump on that train. But I am not about to take the time to spiralize (is that a word?) vegetables by hand. Is that even possible? Anyway, this vegetable slicer slices vegetables perfectly in a matter of seconds. The foodie in me gets so excited thinking about all of the new recipe ideas that this appliance would make possible!

Passion Planner
Okay, I understand that this might not be the most ... productive purchase to make right now. After all, we are almost done with the first month of 2015. HOWEVER, word on the Frequently Asked Questions page is that they plan to release a 2015-2016 academic planner. I am a planner. I love writing down assignments, I love creating (and crossing things off of) to-do lists, and this planner, described as "the one place for all your thoughts" might be a dream come true for someone like me. There are appointment calendars, to-do lists (one personal and one work-related), inspirational quotes (this kickstarter gets me), a weekly "good things that happened log," blank space to be used as you desire (hello, blog thoughts), and so much more. Perfection.

Asics Gel Kayano 21
I know I said that my next pair of running shoes would likely be Mizuno, but I have had success with Asics in the past. I overpronate when I run, meaning my feet roll inward more than the ideal 15 percent, aka, injuries waiting to happen. Especially knee injuries, which I already have to watch thanks to many years of volleyball. Anyway, to supplement this overpronation, I have to purchase running shoes that offer with motion-control or added stability. Aka, the more expensive running shoes. But knock on wood I haven't had any major injuries yet, so I'll gladly shell out the extra bucks if that means staying injury-free! Plus, what's not to love about this pink and emerald combo? Look good, run good, right?

And that's all I have for now. I hope your Friday is wonderful, and full of excitement for the upcoming weekend.

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