Stuff I love

It’s the freaking HOLIDAYS. Stuff I like/WANT for my own self.

November 22, 2011

Why hello savvy shopper and all around MODG fan. Welcome to the holiday series of STUFF I LIKE. This will be a multi part feature to help you shop for your B, your G and to make your own list. That is if you’re a (days away from being) 31 year old mom with a baby whose list has gone from leather leggings to steam mops. Life really smacks you in the face with an evil mirror when it comes time to make your Christmas list. So this is part 1 and it’s the stuff that is on my list.

I’m asking you to not alley rape me with your brain for having such mom things on my list. I also have some regular girl shit too. Also, don’t buy EVERYTHING or when people go to buy me things there will be none left. You think I’m kidding but you hoarders buy up everything on these lists. JK. buy it all. $$$$ for me.

As we go through this list, keep in mind that I haven’t tried all of this crap but I know I want it. I just KNOW IT. I found this on Outblush. They said something like “look like Nicole Richie not trying too hard awesome” and I was like SIGN ME UP. I super love Nars anyway. Orgasm is overrated. THE MAKEUP COLOR YOU PERV.

NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer


I’m SO hesitant to tell you all about this. I’ve been using this stuff since college and all of my sorority slores would steal it from me. It is hands down THE BEST bronzer out there and it’s like 3 dollars. It’s a gel that doesn’t streak and really makes you look awesomely tan. And isn’t that every sorority girl’s dream? I can only find it in this weird drug store here that I swear was created just for stoners to go into and laugh at. I digress. YOU NEED THIS I SWEAR IT. And I need more of it.

Bonne bell face and body gel bronze

Ok brace yourself for the mom section. I have some ghetto mixing bowls that I got from ikeawalget like 100 years ago. I’ve wanted nice ceramix mixing bowls for a long time. Because they also double as serving bowls. I can also mix up your face in it for giving me side eye for putting mixing bowls on my Christmas list. JS.

5-Piece Mixing Bowl

Many of you savvy (read: stalker) MODG fans know that I have art by this artist over our bed. We had a custom piece done with one heart that is the map of California and one that is the map of Pennsylvania (get it? Me and B? I know vomit) But it’s too small for the wall. So I want 2 of these bad boys in 5×7 flanking it.

Super Awesome Art


I really really have wanted this watch for a long long time. You can change the band to be any color or pattern. It’s meant for men which means it’s extra bad ass. Women watches are dumb town.

Jcrew Men’s Timex

I can *feel* your side eye from here. Listen bitches…its my job to clean our hardwood once a week. It’s a bitch. Also as a good hippie, I worry about the chemicals in my swiffer with crawling baby. This bad boy operates on just steam. Need it.

Shark S3501N Deluxe Steam Pocket Mop

For scarf tying idiots. Nice to meet you.

JCrew Infinity Scarf

We call this BABY JAIL. I picked the least baby jail picture to show you. Click on the link and you’ll see some real hard core babies in the slammer. But we need this for this exact reason. Genius baby has learned that not only is it awesome to bang on the fireplace glass, if you say “no” he cracks up in evil laughter. As to avoid fire babies….I want this.

North States Superyard

Ok, listen here. I have a minor sick obsession with Smart Wool socks. If I read this before I actually tried them, I would have thought that the writer was a lame sock loving cat hoarding mom (ok…well….) These are so good I have them on my list THREE times. They are thick and tight and warm and soft in all perfect amounts. I wear them for a good 4 days (day and night) before washing them because 1) I’m a dirt ball and 2) I can’t BARE to be without them for a washing cycle. TRUST A SISTER.

Smartwool Women’s Socks

Replacing all of our ghetto ziplock plastic tupps is on my hippie list. Glass it is. Everyone who is anyone knows that plastic tupperware is bad bad bad. Glass is bad ass.

18pc Glasslock Tempered Glass Storage Containers

I also have a set of these in our bedroom and they were shipped in a tiny envelope from India. B was like Are you SERIOUSLY ordering shit from all over the globe again? Yes, because authentic ikat is amazing. I want these now for my living room. Don’t buy this color or I’ll kill you.

Ikat Pillows

I’m a huge HUGE fan of the Fresh line. When I was preg I discovered it. I’ve always had trouble skin (nice way of saying pimple city). And when you’re preg you can’t use the good stuff. This line worked better than anything I’ve ever used. I use the cleanser the soy cream and I want this. It all smells like heaven on a marshmallow.

Fresh Sugar Face Polish 4.2 oz


My life consists of baby care and watching every episode of everything on Bravo. I’m a big RHOBH fan and I die for Camille’s jewelry. She makes me interested in statement earrings. She also makes me interested in botox. Anyway, I found these on Etsy and I  need them. See?

I’m already regretting posting this. I’ll never see them.

Turquoise Earrings

Ok I actually already have this on pre-order. It’s the Bloggess’s book. And let’s be honest, I need to steal some of her ideas.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

In my Intelligence Room, I have a shag rug. Cool idea at the time. Fast forward 5 years and the baby thinks it’s a giant bag of lunch. Not cool anymore. I want this now.

Zig Zag Rug

Ok now this is where I get my future ideas. Post the stuff YOU want for whatever greedy holiday you celebrate. Next up will be stuff B likes. And if you’re  husband/boyfriend also wants a 12 pack of bandanas, we’re all set!



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  • Lame-o November 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Oh modgkins, I’ve never posted a comment before, but IM WEARING SMARTWOOL SOCKS RIGHT NOW like most cold days and i thought i should make it clear to everyone reading that they really,


    definitely, are the best socks you could put on your feet. especially if you leave them on for like a few days at least.

    • MODG November 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      THANK YOU LAME-O. You are not lame you are the wisest.

      • Lame-o November 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

        of course i’m not lame, even though my nickname is lame-o. anybody is lame for thinking that. but it rhymes with my last name so it stuck.

  • Jennah November 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I was going to say that I liked how in the baby jail pic, they locked the baby in with the fire AND stairs. And then just as I was typing this, I realized the baby goes in the other part.

    • Lisa November 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Oh good, it wasn’t just me!

      • Lisa (a different Lisa) November 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

        Yeah, me too. And I have an 11-month old. Pretty fierce mom of the year competition from this sector.

        • Jennah November 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

          Yeah. I’m due in December, so this bodes well. At least we noticed??

    • Meghan November 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm


    • Danielle November 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      I thought the same thing too, Jennah. For a second.

      Smart wool socks are amazing. I would be happy to receive multiple pairs this year because my wallet hates me buying them.

    • Mindy November 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

      Yep, totally thought that too.

  • Amanda Black November 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    My shark has changed my life. I also have a hand held one… for one I go crazy on the grout (which rarely happens.) Totally safe. totally fast. you need it. definitely.

    • ChristiWampler November 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      I’m about to use the words “Door Buster,” so look out. That blows the Mom-O-Meter through the roof.
      Anyway, Target will have a “Door Buster” Black Friday sale on the Shark. It’s like $45 or something ridiculous.
      I am getting that and Rachel Ray’s cookware for Christmas. Also, a noose. :/

  • kristin November 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    you need the fresh sake bubble bath.

    because the fresh sake bubble bath + 1 tylenol pm = the same result as lots of wine with zero calories

  • Jesse November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    DO NOT get the Shark Steam mop. I’ve had two and they both are pieces of crap. The first one smelled like melting plastic every time I used it (so much for no chemicals) and the second one worked for about six months and then just peed water all over the floor instead of steaming. The infomercials are sooo seducing (I so want their new vacuum that’s like a cheap version of the Dyson) but in my experience, their products are really shoddy. And p.s., using the steam mop is just as much of a pain in the ass as using a regular mop and some Seventh Generation or other hippie magic wash.

    • Tara November 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      I agree. Totally needed one too. Bought one. It sucked.

    • Pickle November 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Wow, really? I’ve had mine for maybe a year and I still love the crap out of it. Gets my floors clean and dries so fast (which is nice when my 20 month old likes to walk where I’ve mopped ASAP). It’s way easier than using a regular mop (no gross bucket sitting around) and cleaner (you can’t wash most mop pads).

      • JJ November 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        I had such high dreams and visions of this mop saving my life and it was not that way at all. I used it 3 times and it stopped steaming. Even when it did, it was selective on when it felt like steaming.

        • Stephanie November 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

          I also had a ton of trouble with the Shark mop. Try the Bona Hardwood floor mop. It works like a Swiffer mop and it uses all natural ingredients. It is awesome for kid messes because I can just clean where the mess is instead of filling the mop up with water and plugging it in. Bona also has an all natural cleaner for tile and laminate floor so you can use it in the bathroom in front of the toilet when you are potty training G-just wait!

      • Skooks November 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

        I’m with Pickle . . . I’ve had mine for a year or 2 and it’s worked great for me. No complaints.

    • ZDub November 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Agreed. It eats it. I have this one:

      It kinda eats it less than the Shark.

    • Christina November 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

      I have a Shark Mop, not the fancy one above, but one I bought and BBB a year ago. I love it. We have all hard wood floors and it is fantastic. Although I will also second the Bona hardwood Floor mop, the pad is washable, but I believe there are definite chemicals in the Bona spray. I am admittedly less hippie than you though, so I don’t mind the occasional chemical.

      • Melissa November 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        so I have had the shark mop for about 2 years and I have those stupid not real wood floors but laminate and ur not supposed to wash them or get them real wet so I LOVE my steam mop, i got it off qvc tho and I am addicted to that place and I absolutely love it its not even hard work and it works great….

  • Christen November 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I just moved from CA to MA. I know, I know. No, I am not insane.

    Smartwool socks (and tights and hats and everything) are amazing. You can get them for decent prices on Sierra Trading Post. I think I have like 10 pairs now. My feet have the sads when they are without them.

  • Mary-Tyler November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    What a great rug you have. I bet some awesomesauce friend with a really great eye for decorating and way too much computer time on her hands steered you towards it. Anyway, that’s a good friend.

  • Alex November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    How sad is it that the only things on your list I actually want are the mom things.

    I’m 24.

  • Jasmine November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Love your blog!! I have a shark and the handheld one. If you think the steam mop will change your life, you need to get the handheld one as well. It will clean up ANYTHING!

  • SusanL November 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Love the list! So I got a gigantic promotion in August of this year and beat out a million other people for the job, and I meant to buy this lovely watch with my first big paycheck, but never got around to it. Thus, I’m asking Santa for it for Christmas…

  • Bitchin Sisters November 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    You need the R Zoe poncho and Breville juicer. And so do I.

  • kate November 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I also have The Bloggess book pre-ordered. Bitch is hilarious. I want to get a martini with you & Jenny the Bloggess so I can marvel at your hilarious-ness (is that a word) and be forever entertained. I would be the weird friend who doesn’t talk, and simultaneously pissing herself because you two are funny as shit.

  • Drew November 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    MODG! I *heart* Smartwool socks and also can’t bare to be without them for a wash cycle!

    Also, I have no children but I’m obsessed with my steam mop (so easy to clean with and no buckets to spill!) and I totally have that set of glass tupperware shit. I got it at Costco. It was cheap and awesome.

  • One Ring to Rule Them All November 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Mmmmm… jelly. Wish I could have everything on your site and mine….I’d never have to dress myself or decorate again. So thanks for the shoutout, man.

  • carissa November 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The Shark is on the website right now. We LOVE the shark. 34.99 with free shipping today! :) I only shop bargains.

  • britt November 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    The steam mop is horrible! It leaves streaks on hardwood floors. I returned mine.

  • Andrea November 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    You picked right up where Oprah left off, and to think we weren’t going to have a favorite things list this year!

  • ang November 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    that steam mom is legit — i know men who use it.

  • mandie November 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, honey, I was with you until those pillows. Really? They’re TRAGIC.

    ps: I never would have believed during season 1 of RHOBH I would ever say this … but I love that Camille G.

  • Krista November 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I was actually going to ask you if your dad had a steam mom recommendation. I probably won’t get one, considering I bought a Dyson not that long ago and blew my floor cleaning device budget.

    Glass containers are the best. Check for sales on Pyrex at Kohls if you get their coupons in the mail. They have good deals and if you can get an extra 30% off coupon it is so worth. They have rebates pretty often too. I have so much Pyrex now in every size it’s ridiculous.

  • Heather November 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    You’ve got some awesome things on your list! I am loving the glasslock storage containers & that scarf. But whoa – the picture of that rug seriously hurts my eyes!!!

  • Shannon Rankin November 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hey! Thanks a whole bunch for the shout out.


    • Erica November 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      I’ve seen the book! Amaze balls for sure… If I ever tie the knot then you best believe you will be on my speed dial real quick…keep up the fabulous work!

  • Tori November 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Excellent list! If Santa wants to start shopping for you a little early, check out the flash sale they’re having on They’re having a special Shark flash sale, I think I saw the steam mop on it.

  • Jennah November 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    oh – and I assume you have actual hardwood? We have a steam mop (originally just for the tile kitchen and bathroom – awesome for that) and I was all excited to use it on the laminate hardwood we just installed…but you can’t use it on that. boo.

  • Natasha November 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I have the Nars lip balm and love it. It’s not sticky, which is the best part! I have the J Crew watch on my list too. I also have to have Frye boots:
    and this Marc Jacobs petal purse:

  • Sarah November 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Smartwools are the poo. I just learned that they now sell them in over-the-knee length, perfect for tall boots.

    Bonne Bell is also amazeballs–they have this new blush cream stick thing that rivals NARS orgasm. And it’s $4.50.

  • Jill November 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Apparently the jcrew watch is compelling me to comment…I’ve been obsessed with it since it came out…and I just put it on my list yesterday! This blog post better not make it sell out…

  • Faith November 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Baha, I love this list! Even more so with the comments on the items… I have no idea what I want for Christmas. Sanity? Personal space? My baby to magically wean herself? Yeah, that last one would be nice…

  • Alyson November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Hi MODG,
    Just FYI, I just ordered that same zig zag rug (delivered today, can’t wait!) on, and it was like $150 for the 8×10 – I noticed on your post it was more expensive. It’s here:

  • kelly.r November 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Just thought you should be aware (in case you aren’t) of this:

    Target’s new asian clothes for kids/babies.


  • Erica November 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I used to love the orgasm (blush, obv.-duh…) but a very nice hot yet not slutty childless sephora employee turned me onto the brand lorac- the co,or I love is flaunt…it will legit last you a year…the color stays and you don’t need a lot at all…
    I’m def asking for that sugar face stuff and will need to they the bronzer… I’m a tanner ( I know!!) but it helps keep the sits at bay…. We’ll see… Love your faves posts!

  • Lauren November 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    My son’s favorite thing on earth is the shark steam mop commercial. I hope he will be that excited to see me using it but somehow I doubt it.

    Does anyone know if those gates/play yard or any other can be combined (more than just the two panel extension) to make a GIANT baby prison?

  • Rachel Matteis November 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    This bead from Julian & Co has been on my Christmas list since I didn’t get it for my birthday. I love the understated-ness of it.

  • Tara November 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I usually can safely just print out your ‘I want’ lists and pass them off as my own well put together list But this time I have one small bit of advice. I ordered the Amazon mixing bowl set several months ago and was really disapointed in the colors and heft of the bowls. Two of them didn’t even survive shipping and the colors were super uneven. I had tried to get them as a slightly cheaper alernative to the Crate and Barrel set I had been oogling. Mistake. Spend the extra $3 and pay shipping.
    Love your blog.

  • Sarah R. November 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Word on SmartWool socks. They are all kinds of awesome.

    Just for you, MODG, b/c I love you and all the giggles you bring me that make my hubs give me the side eye, I won’t buy a SINGLE ONE of these products. You can have my share. Except for Jenny’s book. But, I think there will be enough of those to go around.

  • Kate November 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    True story: I looked at the baby jail picture before reading the description, and thought “Well that’s the worst place EVER to put your baby. Why would you want to keep him in an enclosed space with fire and stairs?”

    *I* should probably be put in baby jail, for being so fucking dumb.

  • designstiles November 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I think if I show my husband that tupperware, he’ll orgasm. My sister gave him tupperware for Christmas last year and he’s a changed man. He’ll come home saying things like, Matt (co-worker) has the best tupperware. Or I stole Barb’s (co-worker) tupperware. Mondays excite him because it’s grocery day and he gets to put EVERYTHING in tupperware. His mom recently informed me that his legs were crossed in his ultrasound photo. That explains so much

    Here’s what I want:

    Imagine all the tupperware he can buy with that money.

    • Christina November 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

      I just spit diet coke all over my screen. I think I am in love with your husband and desperately in love with his mother for her commentary on the US photo.

  • Ashley November 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Modg,

    I have the Shark steamer mop, I wanted it SO SO bad I actually asked for it for Christmas 2 years ago, and now I have it and NEVER use it. I don’t have kids, but funny thing is the one and only time I used the steamer it was exactly what I said afterwards. “This would be great for sanitizing if I had kids.” Me, sans kids my swifter is super easy.

    2nd thing….,+product.marketingPriority&navCount=5&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=A_FURN_RUGS&popId=A_DECORATE&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=

    MUCH cheaper than yours and comes in other fun colors.. just thought you’d like to see.

  • KT November 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    LOVE my Smartwools! I do laundry about once every two weeks (live alone in an apt w/no washer/dryer)…it feels weird to have to match so few socks over two weeks because I also wear them for 4-5 days before washing! So glad these are on your list!

  • jcole November 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Duwop apple blushbooster is tit! If u pair it with some benetint on ur cheeks, holy hot mama alarm! Even on my zoombiest, yoga pants days I can look half alive if i put this shiz on my face.

  • Kristy Dixon November 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I am dying for the Shark magic mop too!!! And, those glass Tupperware containers? I die every time I see them at Costco- they have remained number one of my Christmas list for weeks!

  • Grace November 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I totally want those earrings and necklace: am seriously considering buying them RIGHT NOW (as a Thanksgiving present maybe? then I could be really thankful). Also, Smart Wool socks are amazing.

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you November 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

    just give me that steam cleaner.

  • Amy November 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Yes! Smartwool socks are the best! I thought I was the only one who actually asks for socks as gifts… One year my mom gave me an entire box of them for my birthday. Like ten pairs. Best present ever.

  • Elizabeth November 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I need those socks.

    We like to call baby jail the “Ring of Neglect”.

    Yesterday was my birthday and I bought myself a new barefloor vacuum. Mom. My Amazon wishlist consists of nothing but housewares and cookbooks and toddler busy books. Mom. Need less mom stuff.

  • Sarah November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Smart wool is the most awesome pair of socks in the history of the world. I want a smartwool… everything. I love them that much.

    Also, the steam mop – awesome. Get the “professional” one, with choose-able degrees of heat. That way it doesn’t explode. Which they do if you get too “vigorous” with the mopping and the steaming.

  • Christina November 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I was recently turned on to the magic and glory of E.L.F. cosmetics. Crazy cheap, so i thought it would be totally crappy, but seriously it is amazing. Long lasting, easy to apply, good colors, and I could go on. I honestly bought all new makeup including a huge eyeshadow pallet for less than $100, and they constantly have sales or free shipping. I am asking for the remaining shads of the cream eyeshadow and some more mineral lipsticks for stocking stuffers, and I am giving my friends gift cards there.
    The only *large* item I am asking for is a personal Keurig machine for my office. The office coffee is horrid and I forget to turn our fancy home machine on in the mornings before work, so I need something for the office.
    I am thrilled you listed that baby gate/prison. We need to section off an entire room that has an opening that is about 96 inches across. I have not found anything to do this yet, but I totally think this will work, and Amazon has free returns if it doesn’t. Yay!
    Off to Google smartsocks. Apparently my life is not complete.

  • Jessica November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Get. The. Steam. Mop. I love mine. It’s so hippie but modern. It’s for hippies like me who are too feminist to get on their hands and knees to wash the floor, and have no time for such nonsense anyway, but want a clean floor and can’t stand the idea of babies crawling on chemicals. Mine have shed all their babyness now (ten, eight and six) but I still adore my steam mop. It changed my life as much as the diva cup. hippie hugs, xo

  • A November 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I bought a steam mop a couple months ago. I read a shit tone reviews and the shark does not get that hot. compared to othe mops and the temp is what makes it work. HAve you read the reviews?

  • A November 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    *ton and other. Im in a rush

  • Liz November 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I have the Chelsea Girls lip gloss, which goes on a little paler than you might expect from just looking at it in the pot. I do still like it though.

    It’s good to know I am not the only one obsessed with Smartwool socks!

  • Dominique November 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Nars Chelsea girls lip lacquer is my bff, you need it, Modg. It is fantastic and looks good on everyone.

  • Holly November 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    So I realize you are trying to be a friend to the environment, but I scrapped all tupper/glassware and just started using the deli containers from Smart&Final. One lid fits everything and they’re cheap, hello Thanksgiving leftovers!

    • MODG November 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      it’s actually not the environment. Putting hot food in plastic emits cancer causing chemicals. Especially any foods with fat in them.

  • Kelly November 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Okay, so this homage to your taste hearkens back to your last loot share post, but I am pooped from driving almost 200 miles today to and from Ikea Pittsburgh to search back for it. Your post about their simple yet awesome toys led me to peruse their website in a whole new way and today I sweet talked my lovely mother-in-law into spending her day off road tripping with my lead footed self and my yowling 23 and 10 month old petite monsters. Uh, I mean my sweet and adorable son and daughter. They yowled the whole way there while MIL (speeds over 40 terrify her, I was holding 90 most of the way) white knuckled my oh $#!+ bar and mini-monsters slept 20 min on the way back. But, oh the two hours spent giggling merrily (me & MIL at the bounty before us, littles at the stuffed toys they were given to drool over before the sodden plushies were passed to a amazingly chipper cashier to scan for purchase) at the housewares, linens, the kiddie beds and, of course, the toys Santa earmarked for the wee ones were glorious, as was the dinner we ate there ($4.99 for ribs, fries and cornbread – can I get a woo and a hoo!). The rocking moose reputedly can withstand a 140-lb post-pubescent cashiers weight and still keep a’rockin’ so my super-sized girlie need not fear a moose mash. And oodles of finger and hand puppets, plush fruits, veggies, breakfast and dessert foods will keep my little dude amused while making Mama smile at the washer/dryer cleanup instead of toothbrush and soap grunge removal. I was the master of restraint, with the exception of picking up a new set of dishware for under $20 to replace all the $7.00 each plates I smashed with my sausage size preggo fingers. And MIL, she was the absolute Ikea iceberg- she walked out with a set of 6 glasses ($3.99) and a catalog. But she did vow to return with a truck!!!

  • sarah November 24, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I need that steam mop like nobody’s business. Right now I’m using a mop from 2004, and its mostly a mop handle with a few pieces of string.

  • Mattie November 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I hate to be the dream killer but…

    DO NOT BUT THAT SHARK STEAM MOP!!! I had my hopes and dreams shot to shit in the steam mop world when I bought it! They claim that it has this “new awesome feature” that you can pump it to create more steam for those tough messes. Well THEY FAIL TO MENTION THAT YOU HAVE TO PUMP THE DAMN THING 10-20 TIMES TO HAVE STEAM TO EVEN MOP!

    The Shark Gods must have lost their minds to think anyone in their right mind wants to pump a damn mop to make the steam to mop the floor. It takes enough effort to get up off my ass after a long day at work to even think about mopping.

    Any who, After this disheartening fiasco I bought a Bissell, It works great!

  • Whit November 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Confession: I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 23 years old, and even then it was because of the damn Real Housewives shows and my desire to wear big, sparkly statement earrings.

  • Katie E. November 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I love colorful mixing bowls. I have to admit to being a bit of a brandwhore. I love Fiesta Ware. Like, did not register for china when i got married so I could have that instead. It is microwave, freezer, dishwasher and oven safe. The bowls are heavy and the colors are beautiful. When it comes to make-up Lorac is my must have brand. I want a steam mop so BADLY!!! I am asking for pretty shoes from as well as curtains since I gave my husband’s pre-marriage curtains to Goodwill. They were ugly.

  • Samantha November 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Those earrings look like Kendra Scott and they are affordable.

  • Robin @ Our Semi Organic Life November 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I agree – why are womens watches sooo lame? That is why I don’t wear one because its too girly or petite or stupid.

  • Daisi December 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I feel uber lame putting glass storage containers on my christmas list, but that just happened. Yay adulthood?