Putting it out there (or dropping a really big hint)

by Lindy on November 25, 2011

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Dear Internet,

In my youth I was told if I wanted something, I needed to put it out to the Universe. But I think its safe to say that you, Internet, are pretty much the equivalent of the Universe, and since Thanksgiving is officially over and I can start talking about Christmas now, I’m putting this out to you.

This is what I want this year.

1. A pizza stone.

Homemade pizza is a staple around this house, and though my pizza pan is swell, I hear the pizza stone it where it’s at.

Electrical Sander

2. An electric sander.

So maybe one day I can refinish that table in our entryway, the one that has half the finish sanded off because I stopped when my arm got tired.

Colored vases

3. A colored vase to put our loose change in.

Like one of these from West Elm. It’s time for an upgrade from the plastic baby bottle coin bank, don’t you think Internet?

Stainless rectangle trash can

4. A rectanglular stainless steel trash can.

The people who designed our kitchen forgot to leave a spot for a trash can. The one we have now is round and we’re always tripping over it. I’ve seemed to convince myself that a rectangularish one like this from Simplehuman would be less underfoot.

5. (not pictured) An entire new wardrobe of really cute clothes that I don’t have to shop for.

So that’s all I have Internet, not too much to ask, right? Did I mention you rock?




What do you want this year?


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  • http://nicoleandmaggie.wordpress.com nicoleandmaggie

    Note: Those foot-levers on the trashcans always break.

    We stopped using our pizza stone after a while. Not sure why. Maybe because it’s a pain to clean.

    • Lindy

      Is it hard to clean? Hmm. I’ll have to do some research.

      That’s a pretty funny cartoon. The Simplehuman trash can is guaranteed for 100,000 steps, and yes, I believe all marketing claims like this. :)

  • http://www.fabulouslybroke.com FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

    The pizza stone makes a huge difference. It’s like you don’t even need a woodburning oven to get amazing pizza.

    The crust gets dry and crisp, not soggy and wet, and it’s easier to slide in and out if you get the matching (?) wooden pizza handler (AKA “pizza peel”)


    BF makes pizzas all the time and they come out better than in any restaurant I’ve ever eaten in, in my entire life. Hands down.

    • Lindy

      We make pizza at least every other week, but we’re thinking of making it more now that we’re cutting out more restaurant eating. Thanks for the pizza peel suggestion!

  • http://senseofcents.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    I want a pizza stone also.

  • http://www.halfdozendaily.blog.com Carla

    Great list!! I’d like concert tickets to see Alan Jackson… But the chances of that are slim to none. ;) lol! I don’t really have a wish list… lol!

    • Lindy

      Have you put it out to the Universe,er, Internet?

  • http://carefulcents.com Carrie – Careful Cents

    Oh I like the colored vase idea for storing coins. That’s really cool!

    • Lindy

      I would also settle for a vintage blue Ball jar.

      My husband always empties his pockets on the dresser, and I pick up the change and put it in the closet. I figure if we had a pretty vase on the dresser we could skip a step.

  • http://femmefrugality.blogspot.com femmefrugality

    Great idea! I hope *someone* stumbles upon this!
    I love the jars. I actually saw some ceramic, hand-painted piggy banks today at my florist for $3. They were really nice. But we already have a container at home. Dang.

    • Lindy

      I like those ceramic piggy banks, and they are quite reasonably priced.

  • http://wellheeledblog.com Well Heeled Blog

    I want a pizza stone… that makes me pizzas. Wait, you mean those don’t exist?! Aside from magical pizza stones, I’d like an e-reader.. looking at Amazon’s Kindle Touch.

    • Lindy

      Oooh, a pizza stone that makes magic pizzas would be the best, along with a kitchen that makes magic gourmet meals. Or maybe we could just wish for Curtis Stone to move in. I could handle that gift from the Universe. ;)

  • http://lifebeginsatretirement.blogspot.com Jane

    I don’t think you’re asking for TOO much, I’m sure the Internet will come through for you. Can I tag along too? I would like: an iPad, replacements for all of the earrings I only have one of, a remote starter for my car, and a clean house using magic.

    • Lindy

      Those are all good wishes, especially the clean house one.

  • Stephan Hilson

    Pizza stone seems nice wish list. I like the item, which could help cooking pizza. But I read that it is not easy to clean and the detergent seems to stick without proper scrubbing. As for rectangular trash can, this reminds me that I also need trash bin to add in my dirty kitchen’s wish list. Thanks for sharing your wish list, maybe I should also come up with my own too.

  • http://www.simplerichliving.com Simple Rich Living

    I also want a pizza stone!

  • Ash

    A frugal alternative to a pizza stone is to get an unglazed ceramic tile ffrom a floor tile retailer! Works just like a pissa stone except its not round! Some shop owners will give it to you for free but even to buy they are still cheap.

    • Lindy

      No way!!! I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip!

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