07 January 2010

santa! i know him!

yesterday was a good day. lots accomplished at work, plans for a trip to nyc falling into place, lots of sweet comments from my bloggy friends. and then i couldn't fall asleep last night. and then when i did fall asleep, i had a bad dream about the ex. gross. and then when i went to get dressed, i found a hole in the bottom of my go-to grey wool turtleneck sweater dress {the FIRST grown-up work clothing item i ever bought}. awesome. today is not off on the right foot.
so in an attempt to cheer myself up, i thought i'd share with y'all the highlights of my christmas loot, tangible reminders that despite ole what's-his-name, i have awesome family and friends who buy me cool stuff. for today at least, money can buy me love.

i'm sure you're thinking, why the hell would you want a paper shredder for christmas? well, because i have a lot of paper to shred and i'd rather spend my money on shoes, so my grandma bought one for me. ladies, you want some break-up therapy? turn this sucker on and go to town, preferably with some angry music in the background. it's been very cathartic. and makes my life a little less clutter-free.

couldn't put this book down. it's not exactly award-winning material, but it was a compelling story and i loved the characters.

i flipping LOVE fancy nancy. it is literally like a glimpse into my childhood. it's kind of terrifying. my mom knew i would love this christmas book on my coffee table.

ok, so i'm a bit of a perfume whore and snob. i loooove perfumes, but normally only go for chanel or ysl. but honestly, i would buy poop if reese witherspoon put her name on it and look how pretty the bottle is! it also smells pretty amazing.
soooo excited about these. functional, black, chic, perfect.

quite the addition to my cookbook collection. i'm shopping for a new bookshelf as we speak because i am officially out of room!

this may be my fave gift. i have wanted a wusthof for ages, but couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a knife. my mom got it for me with a new bamboo cutting board, and i'm pretty much obsessed. i'm chopping onions for kicks at this point. {on that note, i really need to get a hobby}.


KatiePerk said...

Great new cookbooks! I want a new chef's knife too but I would like someone else to pay for it! hehehe. And it is great to know that the Reese perfume smells good! i love the bottle.

MCW said...

I am jealous of your new knife. My knives stink. Big time.
Hunter's are great...do you have the Hunter socks to go in them? They keep you feet REALLY warm in the show.

MHM1314 said...

I LOVED The Help, I flew through it

Red and White Preppy said...

Look at you :) I'm loving all your gifts...I bet that shredder helped!

katherinebee said...

I just bought The Help - can't wait to start to start reading it! And I love those Hunters! Glad you had a great Christmas!

Summer is a Verb said...

Also scored the black Hunters and luuuv the Santuko knife...XXOO

Kate said...

We had a paper shredder in our apt in DC and I used it all the time. I miss having one now!

CAC muffin said...

i really loved the HELP! I was an amazing book I wish more people would read it!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Nothing beats Hunter wellies. I'm currently trying to decide if I should buy a pair or a Longchamp LePliage. Wish I could get both! ah ha ha