Friend Makin’ Mondays: Dear Santa

by Kenlie Tiggeman on November 26, 2012

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving last week had a wonderful time with family and friends!  I enjoyed the day with Mom and family before heading to Houston to spend a few days with Dad and more family.  I miss New York at times, but being close enough to spend time with my family is amazing!  I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to do it more often, and I plan to take advantage of that as long as I’m here.

Aunt Janice and I walked 3.53 miles Thursday morning, and I know some of you walked as well!  Lance completed his 5k before I woke up at 9 am, but the fact that I completed mine before noon on a holiday (or any day really)  made me feel like a rock star.

Mom, Barbara and I did some Black Friday shopping, and I got some things that I still lacked in my new apartment.  Now I have spare sheets, pillows, a coffee pot and a Shark (some kind of awesome contraption that’s supposed to steam my floors until they’re clean) among other things.

This year has brought copious amounts of joy and positive change in my life, and I’m so utterly thankful.  I’ve been blessed with so much that it seems ridiculous to write a Christmas wishlist, but Friend Makin’ Mondays is about friendship and fun so why not do a little dreaming?

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Dear Santa:  List at least ten things that you may or may not need that you’d love to find under your tree this year!   

1. Ugg Scuffette II Slippers (color: sand)

 2. Yankee Candles (Scent: Christmas Cookies, Red Velvet or Vanilla Buttercream)

3. Michael Kors Vanilla Hamilton Tote

4. White iPad Mini or Google Nexus Tablet

5. Pretty much any color OPI Nail Lacquer

6. Yankees hoodie

7. Calphalon 5 in 1 Removable Grill   I can’t even begin to imagine all of the healthy dishes I could create with this grill.  I’m still not sure how I ever cooked without my beautiful Calphalon Unison pots and pans.  They are incredible, and I’m quite sure this grill is too.

8.  I wanted a vacuum, but scratch that! Mom bought a Shark for me on Black Friday, and that’s better than a vacuum.  I have hardwood floors, not carpet. :)

9. Christmas ornaments and decor.  I don’t have much anymore, but I have to start somewhere, right? I did get this awesome ornament over the weekend though, and I can’t wait to put it on my tree later this week!

10. Activelink from Weight Watchers

It really doesn’t matter to me if I get anything on this list or not.  In fact, I probably won’t get much from it, but I’m happy.  I’m so grateful for my life and how much it has changed over the last year, and I’m thankful for everything in my life that makes my heart swell with joy.  There was a time when it didn’t feel like I’d ever be this happy again, and I’m overwhelmed right now just thinking of the blessings on my life.


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s question!  Try to come up with at least ten things that you love, but feel free to share as many as you’d like! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Also be sure to take a few minutes to say hi to someone new.  I want everyone here to know they’re loved, and I know you all feel the same way!

Happy Monday friends!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Shari November 26, 2012 at 1:57 am

Kenlie!! I miss yoooooooou!

I loved this weeks topic, nothing more fun than “window shopping”! Uggs are on my list too, I love that theyre so comfy. Have a great week =)


Tammy November 26, 2012 at 4:39 am
Judy Susan November 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

Yea,, I was actually looking forward to Monday so I could play. I read about this yesterday.. I’m in..


Chris Barnes November 26, 2012 at 7:32 am
Tammy Herrin November 26, 2012 at 10:22 am
Amanda November 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

This took me longer than necessary! haha it’s easy to get caught up in window shopping!


Amy J November 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

I just had to join in the fun! I hope Santa is paying attention!


Lisa November 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

is it bad that I couldn’t come up with 10? Maybe if I think harder…..



Julie Ann November 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Andrea November 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Janice @ fit foot November 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I am feeling so Christmassy already!

Wish list dreamed of at length an added on my blog!



mevrouwhoning November 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Happy Monday, indeed! Wish lists are fun :-D


Dazee Dreamer November 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Awesome. I found you through Judy Susan. Here is my list


sanumaria November 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Melissa (@TheDailyMel) November 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Ok, this was a totally fun FMM!! There’s nothing better than window shopping and dreaming. Oh, and I definitely went with the whole money is no object theme on most of my stuff. ;)


Deb November 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Not sure if I will get to this one or not- I honestly don’t really want anything for Christmas save for making some good sales in my shop this holiday season so I can make an awesome Christmas for my family. I already have so much stuff its ridiculous!

As for the vacuum, I spent all of my Christmas money 3 years ago on a vacuum which even now I still love! With a small house and two very large dogs that are inside most of the time, its a must have!


Carina November 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Love that bag — I should add that to my list too! This one was easy for me since there’s tons of stuff I want. Like you, I’m not expecting to get much of what’s on my list, but I know that I’ll love what I do get. Was fun to daydream…


Natalie @ Free Range Human November 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

This is a fun way to get my list out there!


Sharon November 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Regan November 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm
Tracy November 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Here’s my 10. Most of them are kind of unrealistic, but a girl can dream, right? ;-)


Steelers6 November 27, 2012 at 12:06 am

Your list was fun, now I must go sniff some RV candles. Never saw that one before.

I have no idea what my husband will end up purchasing for me-I don’t usually say too much. However, one very odd thing on my (mental) list is some crown moulding I would like to have done around here. Ha. He most likely won’t guess that one. I like to see what he comes up with. :)

Happy Tuesday! Chrissy


Hailey November 27, 2012 at 3:17 am

I went crazy over-the-top with mine. It was so much fun!
I am jealous of your Shark. I really want one, but I don’t know which model to get. They have some great sales on them lately though, so I just may pick one yet.


Ais November 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

Doh, I forgot to post a link to mine, hahaha; silly woman!


Cathy November 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Sara T. November 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

This is belated and I’m sorry, just tuning in today for the first time!


Tammy November 28, 2012 at 1:03 am
Violet November 29, 2012 at 2:24 am

Red Velvet-scented candles?!? Oh, I must make a trip to Yankee Candle now. Droooool. :) Just got the Tomorrow Never Dies OPI color from the James Bond collection and it’s AWESOME. Those nail polishes are definitely a treat!

Here’s my list:


timothy December 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Laura December 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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