What Is On Your Wish List?

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 26, 2009

Lunch was lovely today!

We devoured a box of Clementine’s this week. Only 3 left!! Quite possibly one of my top 3 fav. fruit.


I also had a yummy pita wrap with sautéed zucchini, hummus, tomato, spinach, and couscous.

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And my current favourite Glo BarPresent (Cranberry Pumpkin Spice):


Fill up the tank!


Holiday Wish List

I thought it would be fun to show you what is on my wish list this year:

Here are the items I am asking for:

1. Blender (any suggestions for a good one that won’t break the bank?). In case I haven’t said it enough, I hate my Kitchen Aid Blender. It has broke twice on me now. Grrrrr.


2. Hair Dryer. Mine is about 3 blow dries away from dying. I’m not picky about the brand I just want it to work!

Braun FuturPro Professional Style Dryer 2000W

3. Phone headset for use while baking (I can never answer the phone when baking, a headset would allow me to do this). Because I am just that cool…


4. Cell phone (my ancient Blackberry is not cutting it these days!) I asked Eric to get me a used one off Craigslist. My only criteria is a full keyboard. Possibly the LG Xenon: http://www.lge.com/ca_en/mobile-phones/all-phones/LG-GR500.jsp I don’t need anything too fancy.lg-xenon


5. Glo Bars. I would love for someone to make me Glo Bars while I kick up my feet!!!! Hint, hint, Eric… ;)



6. White Serving Trays from Costco. This isn’t the exact one below, but you get the idea. The ones at Costco that I saw last week have handles and they are $17 for 2.

White Serving Tray

7. Tights (Black, grey, brown, green, blue). Tights are one of my fav. winter accessories. I am known for wearing tights with boots, skirts and dresses. I just can’t get enough of them. Most of my tights are quite worn though so I need a few new pairs this season.


8. PJ’s. I desperately need some warm PJ’s because it is freezing in our house and I think I may get frostbite one morning.


What is on your wish list?


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Diana November 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

A wii!!
And my wish has come true because I went with the bf to pick it up before every where sold out!! wii fit is also on the list!!


Elly November 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Your lunch looks delicious! Are clementines the same as mandarins? I’ve never seen them before in Oz.

I totally agree on the necessity of a good blender – my Mum got me one for my last birthday. Best. Present. Ever.

For Christmas with my family, we ditched the present giving a few years ago because a) it was stressful, b) it was expensive and with a few of us having just left our jobs to go back to full time study we didn’t have a lot of spare cash and c) we have pretty much everything we need (not necessarily all we want though!). Now, we all put some money together and get a family present from TEAR Australia (usually the school as we’re all teachers or training to be teachers – http://www.usefulgifts.org/gift/community-school) or something from Oxfam – http://www.oxfamunwrapped.com.au/

It takes all the stress out of Christmas and we still feel good on the day! :-)


Ana Maria October 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I loved the Phone headset, is really very usefull today, in fact i want all lol


Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Great list!

My parents bought me a new-to-me car for Christmas. Given that I grew up poor as dirt, I know they had to save and sacrifice a lot in order to do so…so I want nothing else. From anyone. If someone really needs to give me a gift they can buy something for my parents instead. :P


Julie @savvyeats November 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Cookbooks, a balance ball chair, and a food processor. :)


cami November 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Hi Angela,
I’ve had a Vitamix blender for several years now, that I’m very happy with. The price was very steep though. You might want to consider a Breville blender. I’ve never tried it, but I absolutely love my Breville citrus press and fountain elite juicer. Even Martha Stewart owns the Breville Ikon juicer. So, I think Breville is a quality brand. Hope this helps. :)



Sam November 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm

My wish is for Glo bakery to go international! =D So i can get my hands on all those yummy glo bars in Singapore.

Have a nice day ahead, Angela!



Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty November 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

For green monsters the magic bullet works like a dream!! It also works good for hummus too!!

My wish list;
Lululemon gift cards
and a Wii…… :)

Then I can go shopping for all the cool Wii fitness stuff!


Allison November 26, 2009 at 2:49 pm

on my wish list, its things like, a food processor, food dehydrator, mandoline, kitchen stuff that would come in handy. And i am also asking for a polar HRM watch, i want one so bad :(


Cara (Cara Craves...) November 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

My wish list:

I have not gone clothes shopping for one year and desperately need to restock my supply. All of my socks have holes in them. A fresh winter wardrobe is in order :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal November 26, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Great items! this year I want some Lulu gift card, a Dick’s gift card, a spiralizer (lol) and really not much else…
Looks like it will be hard to buy for me this year!


Michelle November 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Great list! Love the pics :)

My wish list would include a Vita-Mix, for sure, but I know that is SO not happening until I save up for one and buy it myself!

I’m hoping for some gift certificates for the Running Room, and maybe a few more Raw cookbooks!


Ameena November 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

My wish – I just want my stomach to feel better. Material-wise, I would mind anything from Anthropologie!!


Jane C November 26, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I have this hair dryer, and I LOVE it! You may want to check it out!



Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty November 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Hi Angela,
If mean for Kale in your green monsters yes it totally works!

It’s not good for food processor type things, but as a blender it’s fantastic!! The even have a new “platinum” edition that has some cool attachments and cups!!


Marilyn November 26, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I love clementines too–they’re one of my favorite foods!

My wishlist:
-a Vancouver Fit membership, to help me train for the 2010 Portland Marathon
-a Cricuit machine + cartridges (I saw some in the Black Friday ads.. I might not be able to resist!)
-a nice waterproof running jacket (any suggestions?)
-a new phone (Samsung Moment)
-a Garmin GPS watch


[email protected] November 26, 2009 at 3:52 pm

A Money Tree would be nice…..


deisegirl November 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Gadget wise I would like a new MP4 player because I’ve had my one for nearly 5 years now and it has served me well (godsend on my train commute!) and I can’t help feel it’s going to give up on me anytime soon. It’s working fine but on the day it stops working I think I’ll have a panic attack because it will take ages to replace…oh no even thinking about it is making me feel panicky (tragic!). I could also do with a new HRM but really I need to just get my current one fixed but it involves posting it to England with receipts and all that jazz…so my real wish is that I would just go and POST IT!!

I want new dishes for my kitchen because all of the ones I have are chipped. In fact I want a new kitchen but that is on the “long term wish list” as I’ve only lived in my house 2 years and it was brand new when we moved in!


TanyaS November 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I’m pregnant this Christmas, so my wishlist does not contain any clothing of any sort, that’s for sure!

Topping it is a juicer and many self indulgent items like bath products and massage coupons.

I love my Breville blender I got last year. It would have broken the bank to buy at Best Buy ($250 CAD), but I used my Airmiles points and got it for free! Best money I never spent.


Jenn November 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Have you tried Cusinart yet? I own a Kitchen Aid stand mixer (which can not be matched by anything) but for all of my other small appliances, I have Cusinart. I have not had any issues with any of them.

For the hair dryer…I have BaByliss Thermal Ionic dryer. I have a friend who is licensed and she got it for a decent price at the local beauty supply store.

My Christmas wish list: a new central vac, new PJ’s and a gift certificate to the car detailing shop (the kids have wrecked my cars upholstery!)


Jen B November 26, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I had the same problem with the same blender as you! I know have this one and it was well worth the expense!
Do youe every watch Grocery Bags on Slice? Its a Canadian show and they recommended this one! Its a Breville Ikdon Diecast. http://www.sears.ca/product/breville-ikon-750-watt-blender/11812810?ptag=1

I got mine here for a good deal and free shipping! http://forumappliances.com/i-1904-Breville_Blender.html

It was on sale once for crazy cheap at Sears! Keep an eye out! I’ve also heard good things about Krupps blender but don’t know personally.


Gillian November 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm

HAHA – I have blender, pjs, and tights on my XMas list also! The necessities of life!! As well as a whole slew of other household items for when I get my new condo next fall!!(I might be a tad excited about it!) No more roomie!!


Anais November 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

That lunch looks so delicious, I think that’s what I’ll have tomorrow!

I also need PJs. The ones from Victoria’s Secret are like Kryptonite to me! I want to get them all!!


Carbzilla November 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I think it’s time for you to join the big leagues and get the Vitamix. Refurbished WITH a free shipping coupon they’re $400 (American). I use mine every day if not twice a day. It will change your life. I do not throw money around, but I’m telling you it’s worth every penny. Look for it in Costco around the holidays but I wouldn’t pay over $400 when you don’t have to!

Hope Santa brings you everything you ask for!

For myself, I’d like more time. If someone could wrap that up, that’d be priceless!


Liz November 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Blender: You can’t go wrong with a Vita-Mix, it is pricey, but dang, it’s a MACHINE! This thing will NOT let you down. Plus you pretty much use a blender more than anyone I’ve ever seen so it’s a good investment.

Blackberry: I just got the BB Curve in Lavender. I LOVE it. Check it out!

Phone Headset: Check out blue toothear pieces, small and convinient.

Tray: Check out Winners, they always have things like that in stock!

Love the blog:)


sam November 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Do you make any glo-bars with pomegranate?
I made a bunch of muffins this week with pomegranate seeds. Blend them with apple sauce. Pretty easy to work with. Thought of you and your glo bars.


Kristin November 26, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I have the Oster Fusion blender and I LOVE it. It will blend nearly anything and it’s only $70 USD. I’ve never used a Vitamix but I would guess that this blender blends nearly as well, it is incredible!


AGS November 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

-nice dress watch
-Brooks running sneakers
-black suit (current 2 are looking old)
-an extra hour in each day (ha!)

I use an Oyster blender and it is very good (especially for the price). My aunt has a Vitamix and she loves it (has loved it for about 8 years — with 3 kids — so it’s a strong appliance).


Cynthia (It All Changes) November 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I just read your post and thought about where the vegan thanksgiving was…then I remembered you are Canadian and shared that last month. I blame my lack of sleep.

My Christmas list consists of:
1. Pink Bunny Footie PJ’s (Hunni got me these)
2. More music loaded on my iPod for running
3. Better headphones for running.
4. Garmin Forerunner
5. EA active for Wii (momma is getting me this)
6. New running shoes

I’m sure I have more but I’m planning a post on this for myself.


EatingRD November 26, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Looks like a wonderful lunch! I love clementines too and think they are much better and fun to eat than oranges. Very excited to try your bars!
I’d like an iphone arm band and headphones that won’t fall out of my ears, some kind of polar running/cycling trainer and of course any new kitchen gadget!


Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) November 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Not exciting but…black oven mitts to match our kitchen. the blue ones against the black makes it look like a bruise :-)


Kate November 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm

To get the job promotion I have applied for!
A WII! Jillian Michaels new book, New running shoes… Ahhh so so much!


Leah November 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I want a Nintendo Wii!! Also I want a juicer and a crock pot. Im glad you mentioned pj’s, because Im in desperate need of some warm flannel ones! The heat in my place doesnt work, it stays warm enough with a space heater that Im not concerned, but I dont like having it on at night, so its pretty cold by morning!!


maria November 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I need some new work clothes. I’m just now starting to build a more professionally geared wardrobe. Hope Santa leaves some nice clothes under the tree!


Eri November 26, 2009 at 9:30 pm

i like tangelos more than oranges, tangerines,etc(sp?).

&&i have a lg xenon(red). & for the most part I really like it. I like that it has a touch screen, but also a full qwerty keyboard. plus I’ve dropped it several times and theres not a scratch on it (knock on wood). its a good phone.

on my christmas list is
-lacrosse gloves (im just starting this sport,we’ll see how it works out)
– some comfy boots (not uggs though,lol)
and thats really it, im actually quite surprised bc in the past teenager yrs i was a greedy little snot. lol


Lau-raw November 26, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Hi Angela,

I like your blog so much, I identify with your profession story a lot. Thanks for sharing =o)

I see that you want a good blender. Look this amazing special of a vitamix: http://www.vitamix.com/household/infocenter/specials.asp

I recieved it yesterday and I finally bought one!! The price is soo good!! I thought I would have to wait until next year to have a new blender, but my Thanksgiving & Christmas gift is on its way! Yey!

Thanks for share so much with all of us and keep glowing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm

doh its US only…$499 canadian


Jen November 26, 2009 at 11:44 pm

My latest hairdryer is a Conair Ion shine – I think it was $25 at Walmart. It’s supposed to reduce static & frizz with the ion technology. I’ve had this thing for about 6 months now and I can vouch for it reducing the frizzyness…plus, it dries my long hair on low in minutes, so that’s a plus.

On my Xmas list? Slap Chop (let’s talk about my nuts!), anything Bon Jovi (I’m a bit of a fanatic), jammies, slippers, La Senza and/or Reitmans gift cards, and the new Judith Finlayson slow cooker cookbook.


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 27, 2009 at 12:18 am


I finally broke down and bought a Vitamix blender a few years ago, and it was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Considering how often you use your blender, I would totally recommend it. It’s an investment, for sure– but a worthy one, I think!


Kristie Lynn November 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

I have this blender and love it: http://www.amazon.com/Oster-BPST02-B-Professional-Blender-Black/dp/B000FBLQLG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1259295638&sr=1-5.

On my Christmas list is just money, though I’m not sure if I’ll get it. Unemployed + bills = need money more than sweet kitchen appliances (my dream one being a juicer) :)


Kristina November 27, 2009 at 12:36 am

Hi Angela,

I have to agree with everyone else, I invested in a VitaMix YEARS ago, and I know it will be with me for a LONG time. It is most definitely worth it, and so are you!! :) :) as a daily user I have never had problems, from green monsters to nut butters! I tell people it will blend rocks! :)

Happy Holidays to you!



Jolene November 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

You should get a blender from Costco – ours from there has lasted FOREVER and you can blend anything in it!!!

My wish list has:

1) A bunch of books
2) Those same serving trays from costco, plus a few more from there, and the cheese board from there.
3) A karaoke machine!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

I also hate my Kitchen Aid blender! It makes me crazy and has broke a million times!


Erum November 27, 2009 at 2:37 am

My wish list would have to be…
*A new camera
*A new phone
*Some clothes
… Oh God I sound like such a material girl but I honestly need these things.. it has been TOO long =)..


Carbzilla November 27, 2009 at 3:38 am

Okay, I know I was hawking the Vitamix hard because I LOVE mine, but I just got this Black Friday deal in my email:http://home-kitchen-bath.irawoods.com/search?w=Cuisinart+Blender
My mom has the Duet which is cool since it comes with both a processor AND a blender (the blender did a pretty good job on frozen berries … it’s no Vitamix BUT what I’d give to not have to haul out my ancient food processor when I needed things sliced and not pulped within an inch of its life!).

I’ve ordered from this company before, and they’re reliable. I just don’t know about their Canadian policies.

I’m not taking advantages of any Black Friday deals but SOMEONE should!


Alex November 27, 2009 at 10:57 am

Hmmm- I don’t know what I want!!! A food processor would be lovely. I also told my mom I wanted a car, but she laughed at me…


Stephanie November 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Your lunch is making me salivate! Mmmm mmmmm…..

Nice gift ideas. Since I’m pregs this year, I’ve asked for mostly bath products and makeup. What’s a girl to do when she can’t fit into anything with a wasitline! :)

Wait, I could ask for jewellery…… Hmmm…


Betty November 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

LOL. I totally cracked up when I read why you need P.J’s. I aksed for some too and for the same reason. =)


Marcia November 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I finally got a Blendtec Total Blender for my birthday this year. Slightly (but only slightly) cheaper than a Vitamix (it has the capability of grinding grain without the extra attachments. Not that I’ve tried it yet. But I will.)

It makes good smoothies!


Katerina November 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I know they are crazy expensive but I love my vita mix. I went through a bunch of blenders before I found it and it works really well. It makes me many a green monster :)


Carolyn November 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I suggest TJ MAXX (if you have them up there) for white server ware.


Eliana >^..^ November 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Get an iphone! It is the best phone ever, it is so easy to use and it includes so many cool programs–You can use ical, addressbook, etc etc. I am so happy with mine!


jen November 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I vote for the Vita-mix too! I received the 5200 as a wedding present this summer and at first thought- ‘I don’t need another blender’. Wow was I wrong. I’ve used the machine to make hot soup, cold ice cream, creamy nut butters, whole wheat flour from wheat berries, fruit/veggie smoothies, etc. It’s expensive, but worth every penny.

We’re even going to use to to make homemade peanut butter to give out a part of this year’s christmas presents for family.

Go for it1


Caroline November 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I’ve had an LG Xenon for about a month and now complaints here! Well… I still have trouble with the browser and actually getting my touch screen to acknowledge which link I’m trying to click. I usually end up just zooming in to get it. Maybe I’m just not good with touch screens yet. I do love that it has a sticky note feature for the “desk top” like Macs do. Easy grocery list!


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