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My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Thursday 13 - Itching to Go Shopping!

I've had the shopping bug for awhile.. but, I've been behaving myself for the most part. I splurged on my cute skirt last week, but besides that I've been very, very boringly(is that a word?!) tame!

If I could go on a spree now, here's what tops my list (this is not one of those, "if I had a million dollars" things.. It's stuff I truly want to purchase soon, and am/will be saving for it.

1) New D-SLR Camera - I haven't decided on Nikon or Canon yet, but leaning towards Canon. It's a good $600-1200 depending on lenses, etc... So, obviously it will take me awhile!
Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)
2) A New Car Stereo - I commute roughly 2 hours a day, and I'd LOVE to be able to hook up my iPod to my stereo. I bought one of those FM transmitter things, and it was crap. Probably b/c I live in such a large city so there are tons of radio stations.
I like this one!
3) A Le Creuset French Oven - It's beautiful, lasts forever, and is very useful. I'm becoming a cooking queen, and would love to have some of the best tools of the trade!
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 5 Quart Oval French Ovens
4) A Street Strider - Have you seen this awesome thing... I about died when I saw how much it was, but it is AWESOME.
5) A good set of knives... My santoku didn't even want to cut a tomato last night... I was sad!
Zwilling JA Henckels Four Star 9-Piece Knife Set with Block
6) A good pair of shoes for working out... I want one nice pair that I can use in classes and on machines, and maybe even venturing into that C25K stuff... Is there such a thing?
7) Dang.. we're getting a little too kitcheny here! Another thing I want is a salad shooter... I had one long ago, but I didn't get it when I was going through my divorce. I WANT IT BACK! I know that bastard never uses it. Anyway..... I would really like one again! LOL
Presto 02970 Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer/Shredder, White
8) Some new clothes - nothing to link here.. but I'd like to get some more jeans, some cute tops, maybe some shorts if I can get over my "I HATE MY UGLY LEGS!" syndrome.. Yeah, I doubt I'll get over that.
9) A hammock - We have an awesome backyard... I'd love a hammock to lay out and read some books, cuddle with my guy, cuddle with my puppy, etc... It seems dreamy!
10) A new OVEN - We have a craptastic oven that nothing fits in, and it is off temperature, and basically a grown up EZ Bake Oven... blah! I would have slid this up the list, but I just thought about it... ha!
11) A hot tub... Like #9, I love our backyard.. it'd be nice to have a hot tub in the back yard... Very relaxing!!!
12) A Personal Trainer - Yeah, Jillian Michaels would be ideal, but I'm realistic here.. I would love to have 5-10 sessions with a personal trainer and see how I'm doing form-wise, and what I need to be doing that I'm not.
13) A Massage/Facial Membership - I used to have a monthly massage membership, but I gave it up for the greater good of getting out of debt. I had a massage last Friday and realized how much I freakin miss it! I'm starting to wonder if this is one of those things that I should hang on to just to feel human. Hmm...

Wow, this one was way too easy, and that's kind of pathetic! LOL I usually have to think a lot more when I do a Thursday 13!
If you'd like to join in the fun, here's the site! Thursday 13

Happy Thursday to you all! Maybe I should get a 2nd, 3rd and 4th job! HA!


Spice said...

I'm with you on alot of those things like the hammock, new kitchen knives, hot tub. And that street strider looks cool! Happy TT!

Tricia said...

I can't believe that bastard took the salad shooter! Of all things!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

This is a fabulous post! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me that great comment! YES! we are worth it aren't we to s[plurge on ourselves to feel pretty!
as far as your list- a new camers, I got one for Christmas - get this , I don't know how to use it.I know. Iknow. It's just a cheap one thst was I think 100 dollars so theres npo bells and whisltes. Notice there are no pic's on my blog. That why! I don't know how! But, I will be learning this weekend. I am excited. My sons are going to show me how.
YES! you need a new car stereo, 2 hours on the road!
hot tub in your back yard! ROMANTIC!
That street srtider kinda scares me because it looks so hard!
get some new shoes! I am doing that this week! mune are YEARS old.
That salad shooter ! I screamed with laughter! That bastard doesn't use it anyway! HILARIOUS!
Personal trainer- I went to one a few weeks azgo and am going to resume next week, get this ...six dollars an hour! How lucky am I?
Ugly leg syndrome, I hear ya. we need to get over that nonsense don't we. We should be thankful we can walk. shame on us.
Get that massage!
Love your blog! I will be folowing you! If you have ideas for my bringing pretty back blog - let me know!
Have a pretty day!

Deb said...

I agree, a hammock and a hot tub and time to use them would be fantastic!

Janet said...

if you can afford a lens with a smaller f stop, say 2 or under, do so...you'll get better shots!

Mrs.Sully said...

I laughed about the santuko not cutting a tomato lol...mine was like that...instead of splurging on new knives (mine are a decent set) I bought a sharpener for $19.99...the one with 2 sides, almost like an electric one (wish I knew how to PIP!) and now they are super sharp again! I picked up on that because I am all about the kitchen stuff and must have all kitchen gadgets! HTH, have a great weekend!