As I get older I value experiences more than gifts. Creating an experience means you’ve spent time thinking about your significant other enough to want to create a new memory with them and I think that is pretty special to anyone. This week my husband and I celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss and made our own memories. Below are some ideas I’ve thought of where you could incorporate a traditional leather anniversary gift, but turn it into a special experience instead of something that gets stuffed in the back of the closet, or hidden away in a drawer. Continue reading
What a beautiful fall weekend here in the Carolinas! The husband and I spent the day yesterday trolling through the mountains in Western North Carolina. We experienced the holiday decor at the Biltmore Estate (yes, already) and followed it up with a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were about a week away from seeing optimum fall color, but we no doubt saw a flurry if fall. I was also able to check items off both my 2013 and Fall bucket lists. Today we are making our way back to the City of Oaks with a pit stop at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.
What’s your favorite place to go to experience the colors of fall? xoxo ‘n lols, crystal
So it’s my birthday tomorrow and this year I probably won’t be treating myself to a birthday present since we are trying to get our finances in order but that definitely doesn’t stop me from putting together my birthday wishlist. There are a lot of high dollar items on it because, well, it’s a wishlist and it’s my birthday and I can be over the top if I want to.
Per the usual, it includes some clothes because it is the start of spring and my closet [badly] needs an update. I’d love to infuse my closet with these amazing colorful dresses from Love21, Forever21’s more grown-up and professional side. My list also includes some “of the moment” needs and wants, like a beginner’s camera, something I can learn on. This Canon Rebel is a bit more automatic than I’d like but it’s at a decent price point. I’d like to get more creative with the pictures that I post here on the blog and I also have a lot of creative ideas brewing and I feel that a camera is my next must-have to nurture those ideas so they can flourish. Along the same lines, I’d love a 27″ iMac. Right now I have a small laptop but I have 2 screens at work and it’s hard to work on such a small screen when I get home. I don’t believe in paying full price for anything Apple so I’d have to find a hand-me-down or older version since they just came out with a new design. JZ and I desperately need a weekend away from Raleigh. We have never been to Charleston together and the weather is beautiful right now so I think it would be the perfect time to go. Whether we went to Charleston or not, we could always take a short break from life with a couples massage. We have been working to get some outdoor projects taken care of (more about this in a later post) and have gotten all the aches and pains that go with it. The last time and only time we ever did a massage together was on our honeymoon… 6 months ago. I think it’s time.
Do you have a birthday wishlist? What’s on it this year?