My 35th Birthday Wishlist!
Wow, cannot believe that my “number” is getting that high! Now I will be heading to forty and no longer a young thirty! I thought it would be fun to create a post about my birthday wishlist. This list is two-fold. One for my family aka hubby & kids to know what I really want AND so I can remember cool new products or websites. I can always bump some items to my Christmas wishlist.
My latest hobby is discovering all the useful and helpful ways everyday “weeds” ( I mean native plants) can help with common ailments. I grew up with the appreciation of using catnip, slippery elm bark, echinacea, comfrey, etc. Now as an adult I want to learn MORE and pass more information about herbs and plants on to my children.
I “cheated” and bought some herb related things which I really love like a few issues of Herbal Roots Zine for Kids! (they were on special a few weeks ago) AND the Herbal Medicine Making Kit. The kit came and it looks wonderful but I MADE myself stay out of it until we get some work done around the house AND after my birthday! It has been so hard to stay out of it knowing the tincture will take 6 weeks to make.
Big Ticket items:
Herbalist Training via Correspondence Course $200 and up
Natural Herbal Living Magazine’s Herb Box of the Month $40/month
amber jars for tinctures and small oil mixtures
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants
slippery elm bark
red clover (wc)
red raspberry leaves (wc)
My kids have been very supportive and helpful in gathering plants since Baby C-4 was born right around the time I was learning about medicinal plants growing right under our noses!
(wc= wild crafted which means collecting the herbs and plant matter ourselves and drying them for future use)
Seeds and Plants:
I think I need dirt and pots for the herb seeds that I have more than I need more seeds, lol! I think some really big pots that I can create miniature herb gardens in would be great for us. I also need to dig up a ton of unwanted weeds in our butterfly garden. I am saving seeds from our Evening Primrose plants but need to find Mullein in the Spring.
I would absolutely love a weekend getaway at a State Park in order to hike through nature and enjoy the Fall season! I wouldn’t even mind staying in a lodge versus a cabin. I wouldn’t mind bringing all four children along. Maybe exploring a cave would be fun. I love the sound of leaves crunching under foot and the crisp cool air that require some layering.
new jammies (lightweight)
winter coat (more modern and fashionable)
better 3-ring binder system for blogging
3-ring fabric pencil case for blog binder
funky and fun pens for blogging
TONS of post-its in various sizes for blog and menus
headphones or speakers for ipod
Hope this gives my readers a chance to get to know me better and my family a REAL LIST to go by versus the usual ” I don’t know what I want”. I may post again and reveal what I really got for my birthday as well as what fun I have using my presents!
What do you want for your birthday? Do you make a wishlist for your significant other or children? Tell me about it!