Friday, June 10, 2011

i'm like indiana jones...and my holy grail just (re)appeared.

back in the day, when the hubs and i were still just dating, with no legal paperwork binding us together (minus our townhouse lease)...i had a dream.

a dream of a world where one day, now that i had a place of my own and a handsome dude to cook for...i'd own what every girl dreams of.

not diamonds...even though i got those down the road.

the only thing i wanted, the one present to this day i've asked for and NOT gotten at some point...

a hot pink stand mixer.

apparently they stopped making this dream of mine before nate and i met. but he scoured the internet that first year for my birthday, trying to make my dream come true. but it was not to be.

fast forward two years and some change.

we make things legal, and people buy us lots of bed bath and beyond gift cards as a reward.
so i get myself this pretty little thing. she's black, she's shiny, she's (mostly) what i've always wanted...

she also currently lives here. in the bottom of my coat closet.

because we have a wretched old kitchen, and no counter space for my beloved. at least, not right now. there are remodels in the works.

so i've been tra-la-la-ing along, safe and secure in my knowledge that even though my mixer is hidden away...she's there.

but, there is a twist in the story.

::cue dramatic when something is about to go down in a movie::


there may not actually be words for how i felt when i saw this on williams-sonoma's website last night. i honestly contemplated running into our bedroom, where my husband was sleeping (and where he has to get up at 5am for work) and just screeching "she exists!!!!! my precious has returned to meeeeee!!!!!". 

but i thought that might be a smidge much. it wrong to want to return my unopened mixer to bed bath and beyond...and talk the hubs into paying the $50 difference for my pink one? or do i act like a grownup and keep the black because it is much more practical and will not look insane sitting out on a lovely granite slab one day?

what say you fellow bloggers? big girl decisions? or pretty princess mixer that i will love until i die (probably from a diabetic coma from all the buttercream i'll churn out)?


PeriodicBrilliance said...

Go for the pink one. You love it and therefore use it more. An who cares about practicality? Hot pink rocks!

Gracie Beth said...

Get the pink one.

Mrs. ummmmmm......Brownell said...


Callie said...

Get the pink one! I want one as well, but I've had my eye on the light pink one. It is worth the extra money if you LOVE it!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

You crack me up! Go for the pink one. What's $50 when it comes to being united with our true love?!

Bekkah said...

Go for the pink one! As a girl who held out for a sunshine yellow one for years, it is totally worth it. My kitchen is the size of a postage stamp (seriously, itty bitty) and I proudly display that mixer because it makes me smile

Classy Fab Sarah said...


Although I must say, I just found the original receipt for the white stand KA mixer I've been using for years... and it was purchased in 1994. Will you still want a hot pink mixer in 2028? Just sayin.

But I love it.

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

A smidge much? You have more restraint than I do. Shoot, pretzel M&Ms require a pounce on the bed next to my husband with a "Oh! My! Gawwwww!"

Get it.

Natty said...

GET IT!! I was gonna suggest you get it and try to sell your other one online to recup anything you can get for it, but if its still in the box, perfect!
Go for your precious

Always Pretty in Pink said...

I think you need to get the pink one. :) I have the light pink one, and I love it. It always makes me smile when I see it. I think it would be worth the hassle of getting the one you really want.