In my shopping cart

I’m pretty broke. Between figuring out jobs and a place to live and visiting PA and yada, yada, yada, all my extra funds are gone. But if I had extra funds, I have a few things in my metaphorical shopping cart that I would be buying… it’s just so hard to stay away!

currently craving

1-  Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers Set

A few of my knitting projects require being re-shaped when completed and blocking is what that re-shaping is called in the knitting world. Currently I’m using a towel and straight pins and needles to block- super cheapo and unprofessional. It’s probably a little dangerous too. I have to be careful to lock the dog out and inform Dean so nobody steps on a pin or something. This little set is a really simple version of a blocking set, but it has everything I need. I might even cave after my next Knitting Ain’t Easy sale  (I hear scarves make great valentine’s day gifts….)


2- Dior Lip Glow

This is something I’m dying to try. I’ve been reading great review after great review for a longggg time via the blog world, but I’ve yet to take the plunge. It’s supposed to be a wonderful way to add just the right amount of color and moisture bringing you your most perfect lip.


3- Bar Cart

If I play my cards right, this is something I’m really hoping to DIY in the relatively near future. Pinterest has a ton of great tutorial links (like this or like this one that you can see in the picture above) that makes this seem doable and cost effective- especially since our new apartment has little to no kitchen storage.

4- Leather Jacket

This has been on my “to buy” list for years. Literally! But I can’t seem to find the perfect version for me. I feel like they’re either too big, too small, to bulky, or too expensive. It reminds me of my original hunt for a jean jacket, except more expensive. When you’re dropping a good amount of money on a solid product that will stay with you for years, I just feel like it needs to be perfect. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.  (photo via)


5- These Awesome Nikes

Guys, THESE SHOES! I’m not a sneakerhead. In fact, Dean is often talking about sneakers and I just don’t get it. I wear them for big walking days or when I’m working out and that’s the end. But these? I think I can get on board with these. The only issue is that I can’t find them in stores! (and again, I have no money… but that doesn’t matter because I can’t find the shoes.)


6- An Adult Lunchbox

My new job requires a new, long commute. So long that I’m actually thining about taking a train (boo!). Since I’m always trying to get my diet and my wallet back on track, I figure packing my lunches makes sense. The only issue is that my new commute means that I can’t just brown-paper-bag it and hope that my food stays cold. So while I don’t really want to spend money on a lunchbox, I think I’m going to have to cave on this one. I’m leaning towards this smaller thermal bag from 31. I saw one recently and it’s just big enough for a sandwich and a yogurt, which is exactly what I want to stay cold!


What have you been eyeing lately?


  1. I’ve never seen those blocker pins before! What a neat idea. I’ve always just used regular straight pins and T-Pins that I stole from my dad – nothing fancy (although my mom bought blocking wires recently that I might give a try next shawl I finish…). The one thing I have purchased that has made all the difference is one of those kids play mats that are like foam puzzle pieces. They’re exactly the same as the ones that are sold specifically as “blocking mats” but for like, half the price. And bonus? Mine have Disney Princesses on them. I’ve found they’ve eliminated a lot of the “step on a stray pin” worries because it keeps the pins exactly where you put them – no slippage or anything.
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    • Aren’t they so cool! I just used straight pins blocking a project and after (temporarily) losing two, I really never want to do it again! I like the idea of those foam puzzle pieces. I’m going to have to look into how much they run… because obviously I now also want ones with fun designs haha

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