Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday: Want, Need, Wear, & Read

Today I am linking up with Andrea for Show & Tell Tuesday. Today's topic is "Want, Need, Wear, Read" gift lists.

Eric and I don't usually do big gifts for Christmas/birthdays/anniversaries for each other. Instead, we like to save up to go on trips, go see a show, or something like that. We obviously do gifts for the kids, but for the two of us, we like to pay more for experiences rather than items. Don't get me wrong, we do have little presents under the tree for us as well, just nothing over the top...which is what most of this list is. Ha!


I would kill for a new washer and dryer. #whendidigetsoold 
Ours work fine (although sometimes our dryer does sound like it is about to take off for flight! lol), but there is just something about a new washer and dryer that gets me all kinds of excited! I can't be the only one, right??? 


A certain almost-10-month-old has yet to sleep through the night (I'm giving you the stink eye, Grayer). In fact, I just told Eric the other day that I need a solo trip to a hotel. The big plans? Sleeeeeeeeeeep. Order room service. Watch TV. And, then mama's gonna sleep some more. 


I really just need a whole new wardrobe. You may hate me after I say this (seriously, I give you permission because I know it is not the same for everyone), but I am one of those mamas that loses all of their baby weight and then even more - all from nursing. I wish I could say that I work out and it's all because of my hard work, but it is literally just because my kids eat so stinking much! Both boys have been HUGE eaters; so much so that I cannot keep weight on whenever I am breastfeeding. While I don't mind being smaller, it leaves me with a BIG problem. None of my clothes fit. I can get away with most of my shirts. But my pants are an entirely different story and just look awful. I have gotten a few new pieces here and there, but it is just not in the budget to splurge on a new closet full of stuff. Plus, if we are being honest, once Grayer is weaned in a couple of months, I will probably get back up to my pre-pregnancy weight and clothes sizes.


I can't wait to read the other books in Bill O'Reilly's Killing series. I read Killing Kennedy about a month ago and just finished Killing Lincoln last week. I am really into history and am enjoying learning so much. The books are so well-written and are FULL of history and interesting information. Can't wait to start on Killing Reagan on our trip to Tennessee tomorrow!

Can't wait to read everyone's gift lists!

Linking up for Tuesday Talk!


  1. I have heard such great things about those books. I'm thinking I am going to have to check them out.

    1. You won't be disappointed! They're great!

  2. Hopefully Santa will hook you up with some sleep!

  3. Sleep is definitely the perfect gift! I'll have to check out those books! And, you are so right-- a new washer and dryer would be dreamy!

    1. Super dreamy! :) Yes, definitely get one of the books - you'll be hooked!

  4. Count me in for a new washer and dryer too. ;-)


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