Spring Wish List

I know that Winter seems to be dragging along, but Spring will be here before you know it.  I don’t know about y’all, but I’m excited to get out and have some fun.  Our boys are getting a little older, and are about to start playing some sports(!).  Not only that, there’s plenty to do in the yard, which I’m really excited about.  Spring Training starts soon, and so do our family back deck cookouts.  You’ll see that golf and fishing are noticeable absent from this list – and that’s on purpose.  More on that later…  For now, here’s what’s on my Spring wish list:

From top left:

1. Braves Hat:  I usually get a new Braves hat every year, and this year I’m going traditional.  Navy hat with a red bill.  I have no doubt that this will bring us all the luck we need to get back to the NLCS.
2. DeWalt Drill:  At this point, I’m actually looking for projects to do…and my current drill is laughable for what I’m about to attempt.  Time to upgrade.
3. Peter Millar Linen Blend Sport Shirt:  I used to bag on linen, but now I’m on board.  I like the look, especially when I wash/hang dry/warm iron – a little rough around the edges, but super cool.
4. Weber 22″ Charcoal Grill:  I’m tired of pining over these old charcoal grills.  I’m pulling the trigger.  Mrs. RCS and I LOVE to grill fish, burgers, steaks, and all sorts of other goodies and nothing can replace the taste of lump charcoal.  I can’t wait.
5. Edgevale USA Yoder Shorts:  I’m going to add a pair of these Edgevale Yoder shorts (that are on sale!) to the rotation this year.  They are tough-as-nails canvas, and feature a great cut that isn’t too Wookie.  I can only imagine how well these will break in.
6. Costa del Mar Slack Tide Sunglasses:  Most of the Costas I have feature the glass lenses.  While great, I want to add a lighter pair for ALL DAY trips to the lake or on the beach.  Lighter = more comfortable.
7. Braves Steal Your Face Needlepoint Belt:  I know you, Rider…
8. Nokona Baseball Glove:  As the boys get into sports, I need to be prepared.  My old gloves are a little past their prime, so I want one that’ll last until after my boys are drafted.  Nokona makes incredible gloves in the USA, and I expect this will hold up longer than I need.
9. Lululemon Commission Shorts:  I got on these last year, and absolutely love them.  The 7″ inseam is perfect, and the fit is just right.  All I need now is a navy pair to round out my golf course look.
10. Chama Vaquero Chairs:  I’m already down with Lawn Chair USA, but I expect these will do a little better at the cul-de-sac parties and around the fire pit.
11. New Balance Fresh Foam Roavs:  I want to get a new pair of running shoes – something lightweight and sturdy, but not too technical.
12. New Wheelbarrow:  Lots of yard projects, and lots of rides for the boys.  It’s like an amusement park over here.

What do you have your eye on as Spring arrives?



  1. ABW
    01/25/2021 / 3:18 PM

    A post that I actually own quite a few of the items!

    The weber charcoal 22 is so great! Join the facebook group “weber kettle fans” it will show you so much awesome stuff, and is one of the nicest, helpful facebook communities I have been a part of.

    DeWalt drill…got one as a wedding gift and it is one of the best gifts i’ve gotten.

    I got the New Balance Fresh Foam ROAV a year ago or so, and wasn’t able to try them on before buying. I highly recommend trying on prior, they didn’t fit my feet right and I can usually count on NB. The original fresh foam ‘cruz’ is so much better IMO. I finally gave in and tried out ultraboosts, first time departing from NB in a while, Have to say, they’re pretty great.

  2. NEM
    01/25/2021 / 6:41 PM

    Good list, interested in your planned projects. Since April I’ve replaced a deck with fresh 5/4 boards. What I was able to salvage of the old boards I used to construct two 3′ x 6′ raised beds for spring gardening. This has led to a string of wood working projects like farm tables and a head board, replacing a section of fencing, new basement door, etc. You can never have enough drills. I would add to your list a quality impact driver. DeWalt has a driver to match that drill power pack, and the driver is what you need for fastening boards together. A drill is good for drilling, but will wear itself out trying to drive wood screws into dimensional lumber over time. Just a thought.

  3. 01/26/2021 / 9:24 AM

    I picked up a new weber last summer and used it almost daily. Amazing grill. The first thing I did was toss the grate that it comes with and installed a cast iron grate from Craycort. I am the king of grill marks now. Happy grilling! I am headed out to shovel some snow…

  4. SFM
    01/26/2021 / 10:45 AM

    I got the slack tides a couple years ago as a replacement for a pair i sent in for repairs (discontinued model). I will say they look a little “Oakley bro” on me (might not have right head to pull them off) and I’ve had fog issues with them, where i haven’t had that on some more traditional Costas (i.e. the fathoms we all had in college).

  5. Drew
    01/26/2021 / 2:42 PM

    I’d love to hear more about your projects! I highly recommend the impact driver to pair with your drill.

  6. *HL
    01/27/2021 / 7:50 AM

    wish list:
    Colonel Littleton Panama Hat in Natural – got it
    GADA watch (Rolex Explorer) – not yet
    Nike Spikeless Golf Shoes – not yet
    AFTCO Fishing Short
    La Matera Prince Harry Polo Belt
    Horus Straps in various colors – got grey so far
    Filson Ripstop Nylon Travel Pack
    Criquet Long Sleeve Players shirt – got it in Navy and Pearl Jam

  7. NJT
    01/29/2021 / 12:05 PM

    I grew up about an hour from the Nokona glove factory here in Texas. When I started to take more interest in baseball my dad took me to the factory for a tour and an eventual purchase. Luckily I was able to see the original factory before it burned down circa ’08. There are only a couple thousand people that live in Nokona and I am willing to bet 70% of the town works at the factory and the other 30% are cattle ranchers providing hides. So it’s good to see you promote small town American made products on here.

  8. Cub-C
    01/30/2021 / 7:51 AM

    are you really dropping 250 on a shirt?

  9. Lou Manheim
    01/30/2021 / 7:51 AM

    are you really dropping 250 on a shirt?

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