Wanted // 001

DenaFebruary 13, 2014

In an effort to beat my winter blues, I’ve been doing a bit of “online” window-shopping. (Plus, my 30th birthday is just a few months away… Hint, hint!) Here are a few things that I am lusting after at the moment.

1. I’ve been wanting a food dehydrator for a few years now. In the summer, our garden and families’ gardens produce such an abundance of fruit & vegetables that it’s impossible to eat it all. Food ends up going to waste every year and it’s such a shame. I will have a dehydrator when harvest season comes around this year. Sash posted this amazing how-to for semi-dried tomatoes that I can’t wait to try. Just imagine a sweet, garden cherry (from your own garden!) in the middle of winter! Would be heavenly right about now. I’ve got my eye on this one, but if you’ve got a dehydrator or any recommendations, please do tell!

2. If you follow my home design inspiration board on Pinterest then you already know how obsessed I am with green houseplants & macrame — saddest part about it, though? I don’t have a single piece of macrame in my own home. I’ve been lusting after several pieces from this Etsy shop & took the plunge this afternoon and ordered a few. I can’t wait for them to arrive and to give a few of my houseplants a new, gorgeous home.

3. I need a pair of gardening/rain boots. I don’t have a single pair of waterproof boots. My last pair were a cheap Ebay purchase and they bit the dust last spring. It’s really a miracle that my feet have survived this winter. Regardless, little R. and I will be spending a ton of time outdoors come spring. I’ve got enormous plans for our garden and we’re getting chickens! Hunter boots seem like a steep investment, but I’ve heard such good things. Do you have any experience with them or other recommendations?

4. Speaking of chickens! Spring is (not-so-quickly) approaching and I’m determined to make my life-long dream of owning chickens a reality this year. I’m head-over-heels for this gorgeous coop from Williams Sonoma. It’s a way out of my budget, but I’m going to try to talk Matthew into building me a replica. (The perks of being married to a carpenter!)

That’s all for this edition of — Wanted. Have I left anything important off my list? What are you lusting after at the moment?

Comments (5)

  • Gillian

    February 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    The Hunter rain boots are too cute! I want some as well and it would be adorable if you and Roman had matching boots! I love my little boys in rain boots. 🙂

  • Crista at Hands and Hearts More Than Full

    February 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I’m jealous you’re getting chickens, I have been wanting them for YEARS and it never seems quite right. My dad lives a few blocks away and raises them. One escaped and the dog got it 🙁 Keep those wings clipped! 🙂 As far as boots, have you considered Bogs? They’re popular around here (lots of rain AND snow) and might be a bit less expensive AND they have tot sizes 😉 xo

    1. Dena

      February 20, 2014 at 10:20 am

      I’ll have to check out Bogs, hadn’t heard of them. Thanks for the tip! 😉

  • Aiko

    February 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    We are the same! Except I already have the dehydrator and it’s also a Nesco – highly recommend, and it’s also quiet which is apparently a treat.

    Thanks for the plant hanger link – I also recently decided I want some but couldn’t find any affordable ones online.

    1. Dena

      February 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

      You & I are definitely on the same page. It’s probably a good thing that we don’t live closer or I might just, ya know, move in with you or something. <3

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