Enough about the kids. We’ve bought, wrapped, bought some more and wrapped some more. I’m OVER the kid stuff, it’s time to think about MOI. Yeah, right, but a Smarty girl can dream, can’t she?!
Team Smarty dishes here on the one thing we really hope will be under our Smarty tree. Cuz we know we’ve been super good all year long.
Together we present all we want for Christmas…
Jen P (that would be me:-):
These two Jo Malone scents are my all-time favorites, and my teen has drained my stash.
and, Mimosa & Cardamom. Pair these two together and it’s heaven scent.
My wingman, Cheryl
All I want for Christmas is to make my super-straight hair fun and beachy, and I am thinking this might be the PERFECT tool. I’ve been crushin’ on one of my friend’s curls for months – she uses this Beach Waver and looks FAB. I know it’s expensive, but if I can make carpool on a Tuesday feel beachy (minus the humidity and add in California-cool), I consider it priceless.
Smarty Chef Cynthia
A set of Ruffoni pots and pans in the Opus Cupra line. I’m obsessed with all things copper, but what I’m not obsessed with however, is the thought of having to get my pots and pans re-tinned every year or so. Because copper is a reactive metal, most copper pots and pans are lined with a thin layer of tin that is baked in so that the copper doesn’t react with your food. Sadly, tin wears down rather quickly, hence the need to have them re-tinned (not cheap). This particular line is not only made with a thick layer of solid copper, but it also contains an inner layer of stainless steel (NOT tin), so you get the best of both worlds! Ruffoni created the Opus Cupra line to give you not only the gorgeous look and added bonus of coppers wonderful heat distribution (bye-bye hot spots!), but you also get the very practical, solid and easy to clean element that is stainless steel. This line is very much heirloom quality with its hand hammered copper and hand-sculpted silver-plated knobs. It might take me a while to complete my set, but this is something that will be passed down for generations to come!
Smarty Twin & Toddler Expert, Jenni Strazz
All I want for Christmas is a Limited Edition R. Riveter Brown Leather Moss Wool Finn Handbag. It was love at first sight!!! I have twin toddler boys and I need a super durable bag; but, I also want it to be stylish. I was so excited to find this little company that makes these A-MAZ-ING handcrafted handbags right here in NC. The hardest part was figuring out which bag I wanted. Each time a new material and design was featured I would show my husband and tell him, “This is the one!” Thankfully he wasn’t listening because this past weekend, they unveiled the Brown Leather Moss Finn Handbag (made from a Vintage Military Medical Blanket) and I knew instantly this was the one!!! It was perfect. I made him order it in the spot!!!
Added bonus is the company’s mission. Love, love, love!
“R. Riveter exists to provide mobile and flexible income to military spouses. Our company is run by military spouses; from the making of the smallest purse part to the models on our advertisements. The larger R. Riveter story has been created chapter by chapter by each individual military spouse involved in the company. Purse parts come from all over the country, making each R. Riveter bag a symbol of the American way of life and our connection as a military community. It is our mission at R. Riveter to inspire pride and patriotism into the hearts of each customer. We delight in the fact that we are completely homegrown and produce high quality, well-crafted items. Our R. Riveter collection of handbags is the foundation of a company dedicated to serving the spouses of our service members.”
Smarty Working Mama, Jen Voorhees
I would like a coloring book for adults and a nice set of coloring pencils. I’ve seen multiple articles about this bring a stress reliever for adults and I believe it. I would totally use this many times a week!
Our Smarty Book Diva Kimmery
I’d love to wake up on Christmas to find a Tesla Model X in my driveway. It’s the most badass car in the world: it seats seven people (a must-have for carpools) but it also goes from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. (Also important for carpools. Right?) Check out Tesla’s Insane Mode videos if you want to feel what that kind of acceleration is like. And best of all… it’s fully electric! It’s so innovative and cool. And, um, so expensive. So… on a more realistic note, I’d also like a pair of fingerless cashmere gloves for my perpetually freezing hands 😉
Smarty Sales Exec Liz
Photo Books of my family. (Made & not on my phone or camera). I’m a few years behind so it will take so time. I know it will be worth it & these photo books will be a gift my whole family enjoy.
Jack of all trades entrepreneur: tutor, photographer, writer Mai-Lis
I am totally crushing on the Apple Watch. While I do love Apple products, my crush goes way beyond gadget collecting. I am all over the place (note my title). And you know women’s clothes do not have adequate pockets for phones. My phone is usually misplaced in the house, at our charging station, at the bottom of my purse, or on vibrate so I miss calls and texts. I drive my husband crazy. The Apple Watch would keep me from missing communication. I am on the go and always thinking, so I need all the help I can get! I figure it’s a small price to pay when you consider the cost of a personal assistant.
The most creative one of all, our Smarty Graphic Designer, Rachel
All I really want for Christmas is an Urbana Head to Toe 90 minute massage!