My Christmas List: Presents Under $100 For the Connoisseur


Every year I share my wish list with you.  Here it is… Everything available at Amazon.com

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Dean and Tyler Leash and Collar $19.76

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Coldbroo Coffee Maker (my roommate exploded mine when he turned the temperature down and everything froze over) 😦  My favorite! ❤ $40

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Water Lilies by Monet $69

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Simple to Spectacular: How to Take One Basic Recipe to Four Levels of Sophistication by Jean Georges $30

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Asian Flavors of Jean Georges $28

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Ball Mugs $10

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Alo Womens Luna Sweat Pants $78

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Alo Yoga Mesh Goddess Ribbed Leggings $79

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High Frequency Skin Care Machine $40

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Ultrasonic Skin Care Machine $55

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PS4 Charging Station $16

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Riedel Stemless Cabernet Glasses Set of 8 $56

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World Atlas of Wine $3

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White Nike Free RN Fly Knits $88

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Teal Cotton Oversized Knit Throw $45

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Neocutis Bio Gel Hyrdrogel $73

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December Special 3 personal training sessions for $99 (regularly $85/hour)
From iHeartFitnessHI.com

Gift Cards FROM

Victoria’s Secret
Lululemon
Zara
Nordstrom
Target

Where Do I Begin . . .


. . . to meditate?

This blog is taking me a little bit longer to research (days).  I do not know anything about meditation.  I watched “Eat Pray Love” with Julia Roberts.  I know that she had a life changing transformation and seeked peace.  Is that all we  need to be pushed in the direction of seeking peace?  Do I need to go somewhere extreme like a silent Buddhist monk temple in India?  Or see a Guru in Bali?  I thought about dropping everything and running away to Bali.  I’ve been kinda in a twist lately.  I lit some candles, poured a glass of cabernet and took a bath in the dark.  Trying to meditate, and focus only on breathing, I could not go 3 seconds.  However… I am ADHD. I held my breath under the water and tried to visualize the noises in my head being muddled.  I failed miserably.  How do you meditate?

I will continue this blog… when I figure it out.|

This is what my friend Hector sent me.  Thanks, I will try it.

Hector Romero

It’s very simple actually! It’s normal for your mind to race @ first! If you want to open your third eye and balance your chakras. Go on youtube and listen to c tone music there are instructions on there as well. Concentrate on your third e…ye and imagine a silver beam of light commin’ out of your third eye and opening up. With ur eyes open look up to the center of ur eyebrows where ur third eye is(w/o straining your eyes) and then close ur eyes while still lookin’ up. By opening your third eye it will balance you a lot better!

It’s hard at first to start meditating but once you’ve got the hang of it you can clear your mind instantly. The key is to concentrate on your breathing, goin’ in through your nose and out through your mouth.

You can do it! 🙂 a lot of weight will be removed once you begin to meditate.

Here’s my Xmas wish list. I know it’s big. (and precise)


Tory Burch Eddie Scrunch Flats (I need work shoes) ;D Size 8 They are lined with memory foam and make from a shimmery metallic soft lambskin. ;D
$178.00

*ONE POT COOKING

*Japanese Hot Pot
$16.50

*William Sonoma One Pot Cook Book
$15.34

*Izakaya Cookbook
$16.50

*Nobu Miami Party Cookbook
$26.37

*Neiman Marcus Cookbook
$35.00 (normally $105)

8 piece Copper cookware
$1,464.98

Kitchen Aid Mixer (in Onyx)
$299

Bamboo Steamer Set (so I can make dim sum)
$19.55


Bamboo Cooking Tool Tub
$29.99

Bamboo Cutting Board

$19.85

Bamboo Curtains (4)
$67.01

Bamboo Rug

$75.84

Jadore perfurme
$86.00

World Atlas of Wine
$31.50

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking
$16.99

Original Thai Cookbook
$2.58

Emerils Potluck Cookbook
$2.95

Molto Italiano Cookbook
$24.75

the Complete Robuchon
24.75

Kaiseki
$38.47

Morimoto
$26.40

Nobu West
$19.50

Darphin Eye Serum
$198.25

Aquarium Table
449.95

Silk Flat Sheet (King in Champagne)
$399.99

Silk Fitted Sheet (Cal King in Champagne)
$299.99

Wicker 5 Piece Furniture Sectional Set

$3,589.00

Wicker Dining Set

$1,799

Zuo Anguilla Wicker Bar Stool

Wicker Bar Stools (2)

$299.99

Patio Living Concepts Bristol 70" Wicker Shade Floor Lamp

FLoor Lamp
$237

Patio Living Concepts Bristol Wicker Shade 30" Table Lamp

Table Lamp
$180

Hammock

Product Image Outdoor Patio Radiance Imperial Matchstick Rollup Blind - Fruitwood (36x72")

Patio Bamboo Curtains (2)
$29.99

Disney Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Map to the Land of the Dead'' Limited Edition Giclee

the Land of the Dead Map!!!!
$1,199.95

Wall Art
$369.99

The Kiss By Gustav Klimt Canvas Giclee Art Print #304

Gustav Klimt “the Kiss” 3 piece 40×60 Canvas
$198.00

Size 8 Height-adjustable Professional Dress Form

Dress Form

$269.99

Janome 634D MyLock Serger

Serger

$379

Bones TV Series DVD Box Set Season 1-5

Bones DVD/Soundtrack
$75

Mac book pro 13″
$1,199

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection - PC - DVD-ROM - Universal English


Adobe Creative Suite CS5

$2,064

Canon EOS 30D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera

A new cannon 30d. Mine got stolen ;(

$819.99

Mac Makeup

College tuition 😉

Good Red wine – Cabernet (Hamacher Pinot Noir 03)

Bose SoundDock 10 Digital Music System - Silver
Bose Speakers for iPhone

$140

STUFF 4 KAI

DIsney DVDS

Ps3 kids games

PSP

Cute Hello Kitty World Princess Girl game SKIN 8 for Sony PSP

Hello Kitty PSP Cover

$4.88

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Escalade
$500

Hello kitty stuff

Nail polish

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Disney Learning Kindergarten

Disney Learning DVD For Disney Mac Kindergarden
$2.98

Kingdom Hearts 1/2 ps2/3

sponge bob ps3

pc games

ps3 games

Tinkerbell great Fairy Rescue DVD

glow in the dark bendaroos at toysrus

 

 

Hello Kitty Fashion Plates rubbing set Sanrio 6 2-sided

 

 

hello kitty fashion plates

$18.99

KAI REALLY WANTS FASHION PLATES

My Turkey cabernet spaghetti recipe


So as u all know, I don’t measure things, I put it all in according to taste and how many people I’m cooking for.
I like to use italian sausage but today I used ground turkey. It’s lower in fat and has twice the goodness in flavor. I usually use half a bottle of dry and not sweet Cabernet. Pinots tend to be too sweet. I only had expensive bottles so instead of using wine I needed a liquid substitute. I used 2 cups of chicken broth. I browned the turkey. Threw in red bellpeppers (I was out if green), onions, 4 garlic cloves and mushrooms. After they are cooked, I put in 1 can of tomato paste, and found a can of fire roasted tomatoes. Mmmmm. Then instead if wine I used the 2 c. Of chicken broth. Season with salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. Keeping a fresh garden of herbs is cheaper than buying herbs itself and is always available. Marjoram, thyme (lemon), Rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil (Greek and Italian). After it boils when I cook w wine I will usually let it simmer for 4 hours n add small amounts of wine as needed. But we just got done w yoga n I’m hungry so were going to cook on medium heat for half an hour. I also put in a dash of soy sauce and a spoonful of msg. Top with fresh grated parmesan. Bon apetite. 😀

Xoxo
Kristie manning