I can’t believe it but it is already December and Christmas decorations are going up.  I don’t think we’ll be visiting family this year so we will be celebrating Christmas at home.  While I will miss celebrating with my family, we have only celebrated Christmas at home once in the past 5 years!  I’m looking forward to putting up the tree and decorating the house.  We have already put the exterior lights up and we’ll pull out the tree this weekend.

I have a few things on my wishlist this year.  Usually I’m all about new clothes but funny enough I think I’m still all shopped out from the summer’s Anniversary Sale!  Instead I have a few other things that I’m interested in 🙂

1. Christmas Dinnerware

Nikko Happy Holidays Dinnerware
Nikko Happy Holidays Dinnerware
Spode Christmas Tree Dinnerware
Spode Christmas Tree Dinnerware

I’ve been eyeing Christmas dinnerware for a few years now but I haven’t committed to a china pattern yet.  My mom has Nikko “Happy Holidays” which I love.  Do I go with that one or the Spode “Christmas Tree” pattern which is also beautiful?  Either way, I don’t have the space for a full set of dinnerware so I’m thinking of just picking up a festive serving dish.

2.  Camera Equipment: Fujifilm X20 Camera

Fujifilm x20
Fujifilm x20

My trusty Canon S95 has been feeling awfully slow lately, especially in the autofocus and shutter lag department.  There are more missed photos of my daughter than I can count and I’m getting extremely frustrated.  I checked out this camera in store and I’m seriously considering it though I’m not crazy about the nearly $500+ price tag.  When I first started tracking the price, it was $599 so it has already come down to $525 but it is still a pricey point and shoot.

3. Camera Equipment: The Canon 16-35mm Lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

This lens has been on my wishlist going on 4 years now and I think now might be a good time to buy it since there is a $200 manufacturer mail in rebate going on until early January.  It is a really pricey piece of glass but it is a professional grade “L” lens which means it is high quality and should retain its value over time.  We shall see if Santa brings this one or not 🙂

4. Cross Body Bag

I find that as a mom, having my hands free is so important so I have been using my cross body bag a lot.  I love the look of the Rebecca Minkoff MAC and Mini MAC bags but for some reason I think they look really strange on me.  Particularly the MAC… it is just too big for my petite frame!

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Nylon – Natasha Crossbody Bag

I am really digging the Marc by Marc Jacobs cross bodies.  I will have to go check them out in person to see how they look on me.

What is on your Christmas wish list for this year?  

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