Countdown to 31

One month from now I’ll begin my plunge into being a “30-something.” No longer simply a 30-year-old, but in my 30s. And as I’ve mention before, I’m pretty ok with all of this.

I have no idea what I’ll be doing on the actual day — whether I want to try to go up to Chicago or stay here and lounge with the cats. But I’ll figure that eventually. Anyway. What better way to kick off the countdown than a wish list?

2015 Erini's Birthday Wish List

» Batman car emblem. I’ve been cleaning up the Lancer, and well, have decided on the name Bruce, so well… I mean, obviously.

» Marvel Funko Mystery Minis. How adorable are these? Although, I’ve got to say, they sort of aged Thor a little bit…

» Jenny Parks Catvenger Prints. I have Thor Kitty and Hawkeye, but really want Captain Americat and Iron Cat. I like her Black Widow too, but Hulkitty never really screamed to me. Lokitty is also pretty great. (I also have her Batcat and Bane, which are amazing.)

» LEGO Jurassic World Game and Sets. Well, I mean, the movie is coming out on my birthday weekend… And it’s going to be freaking awesome. The video game looks so great, it’s definitely something I will own. I love the sets, but well, have been hesitant to get any sort of Lego sets because holy wow can they get expensive. But, well, I’ll find a way to at least get the dino figures.

» Grill pan. This has been on my list for a while. I just want a better way to cook my meats on the stovetop.

» Vacuum. I have my grandma’s old one… but… well… it leaves more dust kicked around the house than it picks up. I need something that’s good on both carpet and hardwood and can deal with cat hair. Preferably bagless.

» Target’s Clownfish plate. I spotted this recently and thought it’d be a perfect addition to my wall. But I hesitated a little bit because I was afraid if I didn’t leave Target soon, I’d spend my entire loan refund. But, the more I thought about it, the more I really want this plate. Slowly and surely that wall is getting some color. I’m excited about my plans for my walls. They’re going to be fun.

» Paper Source’s Succulent Wreath. I like paper flowers, and I like the idea of a wreath on my entry closet door as a neat way of saying “ignore the door!”

» Actual succulents. And let’s just hope the cats don’t destroy them.

» Patio set. I finally have my own little outdoor space… but no good way of enjoying it. Well, I’m borrowing a chair from my mom, but I want my own little set so I can sit out there with coffee and books. I also want to get some string lights, hanging plants, a rolling blind to block out the neighbors, and of course my own little garden.

» Sideboard/credenza/buffet. So that awesomely fun wall I was talking about? It needs some furniture. I love the idea of a midcentury one. Heck, I love the idea of mostly having midcentury furniture. But I might go with an ikea hack or a thrift find. I’d also like a little bar cabinet or cart. And dining chairs, because I still don’t have those.

I could also use a lot of picture frames for all these plans I have for my walls. And you know, gift cards for clothes and such. Oh. And a spa day would be nice. Just saying.