Latest Obsessions: May 6th

Similar to


, I am constantly thinking up a wish list.  Luckily,


is a fantastic (free) outlet for ideas to have a home and helps to curb my spending.  However, now that my tax refund is somewhat burning a hole in my bank account, I wanted to share!  Please feel free to weigh in on some items I'm currently coveting and loving:

1. A

13" MacBook Air

is bound to be my next big purchase.  I've loved my MacBook Pro for the near seven years I've had it since college, but I've decided that this year it is time for an upgrade. (I'm hoping Apple sticks with their usual release of new models in June... can anyone out there confirm this for me or know the best time to buy?!?)

2. These

Agate bookends

would bring the sparkle my plain, white bookshelves desperately need!

3. For my ever-growing jewelry collection, I'm always looking to sport something related to my Irish heritage, and this

dainty necklace

would be perfect to do so.

4. This is one of my most recent beauty purchases.  I love learning about new products, and

this lightweight moisturizer

made with natural products has solidified its place in my daily regimen.

5. Speaking of lightweight, this


would get a lot of use this coming summer... I plan to keep my eye on it like I did for a scarf by the same brand that is nice and airy with a subtle punch of color.

6. Over this past weekend while out for Derby Day with some fellow JUGs, I was introduced to this


.  I'd highly recommend if you haven't yet tried it.  Its composition of beer + lemonade sounded weird to me at first, but I enjoyed its refreshing flavor.  Sure to be a regular order of mine on

roof decks

this summer!

7. Fellow blogger,


, offers the most precious items in her online boutique,

Design Darling

.  I recently ordered a recycled leather business card holder (really bought it to impress others at AltSummit next month, but carry it in my purse daily!) and acrylic pen holder for my desk to exhibit my growing monogrammed item collection.



is simply the perfect throw to jazz up your bed, regardless of the New England season.

9.  And, because a girl can always dream, my ideal

pièce de résistance

item for my arm party for decades to come!

- Meredith