Wish List – Part 2


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Since my last Wish List a week or so ago, I figured it was time to wish, again.  I can keep dreaming, right?

Items 1 through 5 are here

6. A personal masseuse to come over for weekly house calls.  My entire body back is prone to major issues and I am a massage junkie.  I would love pay Heather or Christin to be on-call.

Woman getting a massage

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7. Bedding. Luxurious, amazing, wonderful bedding.   You can never have too many sets of 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets on hand, right?

My bedding is West Elm but I always love new bath + bedding items.

Bed with lots of pillows and table with lamp on


8. More time.

I need to work on Item #4.   At least 6 hours. And that hasn’t been happening unless there are more than 24 hours in a day.

I am so pressed for time, that microwave recipes are my BFFs.

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes


9. Nearly anything on Etsy

That’s where I got my Camera Bag, but there are tons of other cute things I covet.


10. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

I know, I can keep dreaming.

From my last recipe post, Vegan Sloppy “Lentil & Bean” Joes, glad they looked good to you.  At least I satisfied my inner Manwich craving. Thanks for telling me I am not the only one with a Manwich crush, either.  And it’s vegan, too.

Dessert: No-Bake Vegan GF Pumpkin Pie

It’s not really pumpkin pie season, but this is a Wish List post.  Bloggers always wish it was pumpkin season, right?

No-Bake Vegan GF Pumpkin Pie in white dish topped with whipped cream


1. What’s on your wish list?

It’s fun to window shop, internet browse, dream, and wish.

But as I said before, money and material things don’t necessarily make one happy.   It’s important to find happiness in non-material things because a Gucci bag isn’t going to warm your soul for longer than a month or so.  Once that initial hit of retail euphoria wears off, you better have something else that’s going to make you happy.  Like a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer.

2. Weekend plans?

Working, working out, kitchen time, errands, time with Scott & Skylar, and hopefully enjoying the weather, but they are talking rain. Boo!

Purple flowers

3. Reader’s Requests? Have any requests or topics you’re interested in hearing more about?

I have been enjoying Angela’s Daily Glo Series, Tina’s Blog Dogs, and Kath’s Home Neat Home series.  None of those have to do with food, and I love them all.

Food & recipes, fitness, shopping, tips, workouts, recipes, you name it, I love hearing what you’d like to see more of!

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  1. Summer would be the first thing on my wish list right now! Secondly would be to have a TV designer come in and redo my basement for us! I have zero sense of style. LOL Third would be a dog. But we just don’t have the time right now. And we already have 3 cats. :)

  2. Girl, I would be your on-call massage therapist any day!! ;) I just gotta start making the big bucks so I can fly out every month or so to hook you up and enjoy that Cali weather (and your lovely company, of course!) :D

  3. hey averie!

    woo hoo! it’s the weekend! yipeeeee!

    ah, wish list! thanks for sharing yours.

    massuese – they’re called “registered massage therapists” up here. i just started seeing one regularly again and wow-oh-wow: total awesomeness! thank goodness for wicked insurance coverage on massages. another good part? she’s just a 5-minute walk from home!

    kitchen aid stand mixer: i’ve had one for 10 years now and use it 5 times a year, max. if you’re not a regular baker (I’m not), I wouldn’t recommend getting one. spend your money on more useful appliances, such as an immersion blender (perfect for soups and if it comes with a mini chopper attachment, even better), a spice grinder (perfect for grinding your own flax and spices, e.g. toast cumin seeds and then grind them = heaven), food processor (if one doesn’t already have an almighty vitamix!)

    super-soft sheets: i’m with you on that! i’m super picky about sheets; they HAVE TO me super soft!

    more time: me too!!

    my wish list:

    – a new camera (mine’s 6+ years old and i’m waiting for it to be unrepairable first… sigh… practical me)
    – more time ;-)

    my weekend plans are low key: gym, make granola, drinks with friends.

    requests: hmmm! i’m really happy with what you post (fitness, food, thoughts). i’d be interested in hearing about work-life balance with a young child. speaking of which, skylar looks so grown up now! :-)


  4. My suggestion is to write more posts about happiness without money! I love reading those kinds of blog-postings. My wish list is a tropical vacation for a week :)

  5. I got a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas and it is wonderful!!!! There is not a lot on my wishlist … I just want my camera lens to arrive quickly and the insurance lady to stop being really rude, and for our claim to get figured out sooner than later.

  6. Hi Averie!
    You should enjoy the sound of the rain on your sweet balcony with the fire roaring! That sounds pretty good to me right about now… :) Enjoy your weekend!

  7. “Nearly everything from Etsy” ba haha, that’s freaking hilarious. Seriously, I’m like a little kid in a candy store when I browse Etsy – I mean, just last week, I started bookmarking $300+ pieces of acrylic artwork. Which, I should add, is the LAST thing in the world I need right now… And the more I look, the more stuff I find I want, haha… It. Never. Ends. :)

  8. I am with you about massages – I once read that Gisele Bundchen has an annual massage budget of $30,000. No wonder she’s always smiling :)

    Other things on my wish list include fluffy new sheets (they don’t have to be fancy or expensive, just new!), a good hair cut, and a better juicer. Mine works fine but is so loud and hard to clean, it’s just not inspiring.

  9. Now you have me wanting a masseuse too. My legs are SOOOOO sore from my bootcamp yesterday that a massage sounds like the most wonderful thing in the world right about now…

    Weekend plans? Wellllll my friend is asleep on my couch right now and it’s kind of driving me nuts because I was planning on being productive today!!

  10. omg that pink stand mixer is so freakin cute!! i want one!!!! (but then again I dont really bake so it owuld probably gather dust lol)

    I want the Lululemon effortless tote bag…then again I want everything from Lululemon…yes everything hehe

    I also love etsy, so much cute stuff!!

  11. My big wish at the moment is to find another individual casserole dish. I have six that I use all the time: http://dragonmamma-dragoncave.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-mind-boggling-post-of.html but one of them broke. I could have sworn that I’ve seen them everywhere, but I’ve been looking all week with no success. I wouldn’t mind replacing the whole set with different colors of Fiestaware, but even on sale those suckers cost $17, and that’s just ridiculous for one little dish.

  12. massage and kitchen aid, yes totally want!! I bet the kitchen aid costs more now. ha! Have a great weekend friend.

  13. I used to have the wierdest back pain. I felt like I was 85 or something, haha. I think it hasn’t bothered me lately because I haven’t been riding as much and work has been realllly slow so I’m not being yanked in five directions at once – but I have a feeling a chiropractor or masseuse will be on my list come summertime :P
    My wish list is (relatively) simple: new tall boots and a show coat for show season! (for riding ;) ) a co-operative pony for said shows would be nice but I don’t want to get too greedy.

  14. i love your #6 and #7. however i can’t afford 1000 egyptian count beddings at the moment…but i still keep dreaming. :) i would also love a vitamix!!!

  15. I want a kitchen! I miss being at home with my kitchen… and I would LOVE a stand mixer ;) My mom said when I get an apartment she’ll buy me one as a housewarming gift, provided it fits… We’ll see ;)

    I think I agree with most of your other wishes too though… a masseuse would be amazing

  16. I think we have all the same wishes! Ha ha!

    I have very tight and achy muscles, so a regular massage (paid for by someone else!) would be heavenly.

    I also sleep on scratchy sheets. As soon as I start working and making money, I am buying a new bed and amazing sheets. And pillows! And a down comforter!

    My Mom has a Kitchenaid mixer but I am the only one that uses it. I want one of my own!!

    I think my only other wish would be the ability to fall asleep quickly and easily. Sigh.

  17. Great list, especially the massage.

    1. More new shoes, a hot tub, perfect hair, etc. :-)
    2. Running, working out, shopping and maybe seeing a movie with hubby.
    3. Just more about you, whatever you’re into, daily eats, workouts, or anything you’re passionate about.

  18. Pumpkin pie yearnings must be in the water – I made vegan pumpkin pie ice cream tonight! Post to come in the morning. :)

    On my wish list are those samosas you posted! Whoa.

  19. On my wishlist- massage, smartphone and maybe a large giftcard to Whole Foods, lol? I have weaned myself off wanting things by avoiding malls- before I always wanted a ton of stuff all the time!

  20. Oh, regular massages would definitely be on my wish list too! My RSI is playing up so badly right now, and I long for Chuck, the hurts-so-bad-its-good masseuse I went to in Charlottesville. Alas, I’m now back in Australia!

    I’d also wish for your vegan chocolate fudge to have on hand all day every day ;)