JUNE WISH LIST

I haven’t purchased a single item from my May wish list because I have been a bit distracted this month working towards a much bigger purchase.

A few months ago, I was at a full stop at a stop sign waiting for an opportunity to make a left turn when an elderly woman turned into my lane and hit my VW Jetta head on. There wasn’t one thing I could have done to avoid the collision and I watched it happen in slow motion. I even honked before she came to close so she would correct her trajectory. This was jut another episode of bad luck in a string of incidences that month. I really just couldn’t catch a break.

After the accident I happened to fall and ended up in a boot and on crutches unable to drive for about a month so I couldn’t get my car to the shop right away. Last month I did make it to the body shop and the insurance company of the woman who hit me deemed my car a total loss.

I legit cried.

My car wasn’t that old and it ran like a dream. I had just had it serviced and bought a brand new battery right before I took it to the shop. It was paid off to boot! Now I’m starting from scratch and getting a new car. I should be more excited about a new car, but given the circumstances it’s just a shame and I hate that my car couldn’t be repaired.

I will be buying new and am getting another Volkswagen. Through all of this mess I have been unsure about everything except the fact that if I had to buy a new car, it would be another VW. After trying out a few different models, I will be getting the VW Golf Alltrack SE.

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On the outside it looks a bit like a posh Ford Focus wagon, but on the inside, it’s incredible. It handles like my beloved Jetta, but it has even more power under the hood. I was able to test drive it on the interstate in Charlotte and just plain fell in love.

I had been looking at their larger line of vehicles and test drove the Tiguan, but this wagon caught my eye. It has everything that was on my must have list: all wheel drive, takes regular unleaded gas, automatic transmission, and the back seats fold flat so that more can fit in the vehicle. I had been looking at larger VWs because the one issue I had with my Jetta was that I couldn’t fit furniture or anything with any size to it in the trunk or back seat, even with the seats folded down. I needed something a little bigger and this wagon is perfect. Other features that I love in this car are: incredible sound system, iPhone integration, it still has a CD player, hand brake over electronic emergency brake, different driving modes, sun roof and it handles u-turns like a dream. It’s just an incredible car and pricing starts around only $26,000! It’s an incredible deal for such a quality vehicle.

 

MAY WISH LIST

My wish list for this month has not changed much from last month.

Custom Ring – I am saving up to have this done. It’s already at the jewelers being worked on and I can’t wait to pick it up. I’m really excited to see another one of my designs come to life. I was hoping to have the ring by the end of the month, but one of the jeweler’s machines had to be repaired and so I’m hoping to have it back sometime this month. I’m really really excited about it.

New computer – My massive old MacBook Pro from 2011 or 2012 barely even turns on anymore. I have long since removed anything and everything of importance from it and need to swap it out for a newer model. I have a jar set aside for this savings project and have sent my old laptop in to Apple for credit.

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Apple Watch – I have finally decided on a color. When I get around to ordering one, I will get it in gold. I went to the Apple store and tried one on and am excited. A new computer is higher on the priority list so the Apple Watch is on the back burner for now.

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New Bed Linnens – I’m really not enjoying my blue toile bedding and am thinking about getting a plain white douvet set and then picking a couple pillows that punch it up a bit. I can consign my Pottery Barn bedding if I ever decide the make the switch.

Sleeveless White Collared Blouse – This past summer I had to say goodbye to my favorite white blouse. It was a sleeveless dress shirt from Anne Taylor that I had worn almost every week in the warm weather months for four years. Luckily it’s enough of a basic that I can pretty well count on being able to find another one this summer.

BRINGING BACK THE WISH LIST

I’m not sure where I fell off track with my treat yo self updates, but I’m bringing it back.

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Custom Ring – I am saving up to have this done. It’s already at the jewelers being worked on and I can’t wait to pick it up. I’m really excited to see another one of my designs come to life.

New computer – My massive old MacBook Pro from 2011 or 2012 barely even turns on anymore. I have long since removed anything and everything of importance from it and need to swap it out for a newer model. I have a jar set aside for this savings project.

Apple Watch – I am still trying to decide on a color. I have friends who have the all black and love it and others say the all black makes the device look so much larger on an arm. I have tiny wrists so I also want to make sure that I can get the right fit. I have tried one on in the store now and am between silver and gold. A new computer is higher on the priority list so I have plenty of time to decide on a color because it is going to take me a while to save for the computer.

iRobot – I am getting so dang tired of sweeping and vacuuming every day. I would love to just turn on a tiny vacuum and let it do its thing. They sell these at Sam’s club and I’m also keeping an eye on prices on Amazon incase either put them on sale.

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New Bed Linnens – I’m already sick of looking at my blue toile bedding and am thinking about getting a plain white douvet set and then picking a couple pillows that punch it up a bit.

Sleeveless White Collared Blouse – This past summer I had to say goodbye to my favorite white blouse. It was a sleeveless dress shirt from Anne Taylor that I had worn almost every week in the warm weather months for four years. Luckily it’s enough of a basic that I can pretty well count on being able to find another one this summer.

FIT BIT FLEX

Fitbit has been putting out more products in competition with the iWatch. I have been having trouble charging my old Fitbit Flex and I figured that maybe it was giving out on me after these three long years. It turns out that it was the charger that was the problem.

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I figured this out when I ordered a new charger on a whim. Tacking on this $4.99 add on item to my latest Amazon order was a no brainer. It couldn’t hurt to spend so little to test a theory. Buying this new charger saved me from purchasing a whole new Fitbit! It works like a charm and it came with 3 spare band fasteners. It’s like they read my mind! Those pesky pieces go missing all the time.

The new Fitbit flex is not so different from the old one so until this little trinket really does give up on me, I’m sticking with old faithful.

PERSIL PERFECT

I lived in Ireland with my family when I was little and we used Persil laundry detergent. It smelled so good and smelling that scent now brings back so many memories. Persil is now available in the United States and I’m over the moon.

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Since seeing this product for the first time in my local grocery store, I haven’t bought any other kind of detergent. It’s the best and it smells heavenly. It is a little pricy, but it’s so worth it!

AND THE PHONE ACCESSORIES

I got the matte black iPhone 7 instead of the gold this time and I really like that it’s less flashy. I also selected basic accessories that I have tried and loved in the past.
These are my go to phone case items:

Tech Armor Screen Protector:

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I have seen so many people break their glass screen protectors and I don’t see why people continue to buy them. I bought this Tech Armor screen protector for my iPhone 6 two years ago and apart from a few scratches to the protective screen, I never had any issues and didn’t need to reapply it. The Verizon man tried to sell me on the other kind, but I’m sticking by this product, because it has served me well. It’s also CHEAP at only $5.95 from Amazon!

Case-Mate Naked Tough Case:

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I purchased this case for my iPhone 6 and really enjoyed it. I had the clear one last time so that the gold phone would be fully visible. This time I’m going with a smoky case. My phone is black so it shouldn’t really matter, but I like to be able to see through the case a bit. It’s just a personal preference. I have had one of these cases chip at the edges, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I am very careful with my phones and often go without a case, but because my phone is so new, I do want to protect it. This case is $34.99 on Amazon.