Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's Here!

It finally came last night!

Now can I tell you the story?

My parents came to visit weekend before last to celebrate Megan's first birthday, and they brought me an early birthday present, too.  My mother had noticed that I kept entering to win a Kitchen Aid stand mixer from The Pioneer Woman (because Moms are good at noticing things like that), and they brought a wonderful one as a gift in Empire Red.  It was beautiful, and I love red in a kitchen, but (with the exception of a can opener I bought at Target) I don't have any red in my kitchen.  I love to use pieces of my Gail Pittman pottery as accents, and it's mostly blue with greens, purples, and pinks.  (I waxed poetic about it once before here.)  So with Mom's blessing, we returned it to Target with a promise that I would buy a mixer with the money and not use it to pay bills.

When you look at those green countertops, please don't unsubscribe to this blog.  Remember that we're living in a rental.  If we decide to buy this house, those will be leaving the premises. :)  (However, they do kinda sorta "go" with the rest of my kitchen.)

To get one in blue, I was going to have to order a larger, more expensive model, so I was prepared to put $50 of my other birthday money with it.  Fortunately, I had "friended" Kohl's on Facebook, and the day after my parents left, they were running a sale.  Not only were the mixers they had online less expensive than the ones on the Kitchen Aid site, but they were offering 20% off any purchase over $100, plus free shipping.  Yay!!  In the end, I got this bigger one in the color I wanted for a teeny bit less than we got back at Target for the original one.  PLUS, it's eligible for a mail-in rebate for a Rotor Slicer/Shredder attachment that normally sells for $50.  Yippee skippee!

Woo hoo!  Happy Early Birthday to me!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Musing: The Countdown is On....

It should be here any day now.  And I can hardly wait.  The confirmation e-mail said it should arrive between October 20th and 26th.

So what am I waiting for?  This beauty!!

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It seems all my blog-dreams have been coming true lately.  First, a reader sent me her wondeful camera.  And now, I am getting a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for my birthday from my parents!  Woo hoo!! And I got it on a great sale, so I was able to get a better one than I had even wanted!  Double Woo Hoo!!

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