One of the unfortunate consequences of wanting to buy fewer clothes right now is that I now want to buy tons of homewear and makeup instead.
I think it’s fair to say I’ll never be a true “minimalist”, huh?
Anyway, this is a wishlist in the true sense of that word: I don’t think Terry would be too happy if I tried to introduce YET MORE CUSHIONS into the house, somehow, and he probably wouldn’t be too thrilled about the Smeg kettle, either. I mean, he’d LOVE the kettle itself, just not the £129 I’d have had to pay for it. “Who would spend £129 on a kettle?” he would cry, incredulously. (I know, because we’ve been there…) And, “UR WIFE” would be the answer, because if I HAD £129 to spend on a kettle, I would totally spend £129 on a kettle.
ANYWAY. Here’s what I’m NOT going to be buying for the house this month…
Honestly, I kinda wish I hadn’t mentioned this, because it’s just making me want the kettle again. In my defence, we DO need a new kettle, and I’ve wanted this one for absolutely ages. And at least it’s cheaper than a Smeg fridge, isn’t it? See: I’m actually being THRIFTY here! (P.S. I also want the toaster. I already have a perfectly nice toaster, but I want this one now. Sucks to be me, huh?)
I mean, I would NEVER use this. Because I work from home, and it’s not like my coffee’s going to get cold on the journey between kitchen and desk, is it? I would still buy it, though, because it’s cute: do I need another excuse?
Maybe Terry won’t even notice?
04. A cosy throw
Just because it’s spring, it doesn’t mean it’s warm, does it?
Because I want to be alarmed in a retro way from now on.
Again, I have a perfectly nice office chair, and I still really like it, so I don’t even know why I was looking at this, to be honest. I think because I liked the colour? Also, I’ve intimated to Terry that the office is now high on my list of “rooms I would like to totally change” (Actually, my exact words were, “I want the office to look more like something from Pinterest…”), which means I’m spending a lot of time looking at office furniture. It passes the time.
07. A plant pot
Now that I have all those succulents in my life, I obviously need cute pots to put them in, otherwise they won’t look good on Instagram. And if a succulent falls in the woods, but there’s no one there to Instagram it, did it even happen? (Answer: LOLS, obviously not!)
08. A Yankee candle
I feel like I spend quite a lot of time talking about Yankee candles in my homewear posts, but I spend a lot of time talking about them in real life, too, so it’s OK. It’s one of my #LIFEGOALS to have a drawer in my kitchen that’s just totally full of Yankee candles, actually. And then, every morning I get up, and I’m all, “Hmm, what kind of day is it today? Is it a ‘Clean Cotton’ kind of day?” and if it is, I go into my candle drawer, and I get out my “Clean Cotton” candle, and that’s the one I use.
Er, sorry, I suspect that’s one of those thoughts that should’ve just stayed INSIDE my head? Anyway, this particular candle is, indeed, called ‘Clean Cotton’, and it smells exactly like your laundry does when it’s been hanging outside on a blustery day. It really reminds me of my childhood, actually, which I guess is because my parents used to make me scrub the laundry until my knuckles bled, and then carry it on my back to the drying green, where I would… wait, no, that’s Victorian times I’m thinking of, isn’t it? This candle reminds me of MY childhood, too, though, which was really quite different, and I have to say that, because my mum’s currently reading this line and turning to shout to my dad, “John, she’s embarrassing us on the internet again!”
You should all totally buy that candle, though.