Hubs was at the farmer's market on Friday afternoon and picked up a huge package of fresh strawberries. Mmmm! And what to do with those lovely little berries? Make ice cream, of course.
After seeing how adorable Miss Diabolina looks in them on a weekly basis, I finally went back to Image and gave them another try. I originally didn't think they worked on me because they were so long in the front, but I figured I could have a tailor chop off the bottom. However, a salesgirl came running over when I tried it on, wrapped it up all pretty on me and well, I think it looks pretty cute! I bought one in off-white and am planning on going back next week to see if I could find one in a teal or pink. Later that night, we went out for drinks with Mr. Metro. I paired the sweater with a black slim fitting tank, dark jeans and lots of silver accessories. I felt totally on trend, but still like me. I have a feeling it's going to get a lot of use this summer and fall.
After weeks of looking at different models online, I finally decided on one that would match the rest of our appliances and was reasonably priced. Williams-Sonoma seemed to be the best price and I was just waiting for a free shipping coupon code and I then I was going to order it. On a spur of the moment run to Costco, I thought I'd just double check their appliances to see if they had one for a good deal. In fact, not only did they have one for $50 less than I was planning to pay, but it was the exact same model I originally wanted! I couldn't believe it!
Then, I turned around and saw the immersion blender I'd been eyeing for months for a steal. So, I scooped that up, too. Both pretty stainless steel appliances for less than the original price of the food processor. So awesome.
And to christen the new food processor? A reduced-fat cheesecake recipe from America's Test Kitchen. It looks pretty, but we'll see how it tastes tomorrow.
Seriously, we're still in shock. There is a lot more to this story, but the short version is we put an offer in on a house on Friday night and they accepted on Saturday. We opened escrow today and if all goes well, we close on July 8th. So exciting and crazy and scary and fun! Like most houses, there are some things that we're going to have to work on, but the thing I'm most excited about? The kitchen is much larger than what I'm used to, newly remodeled with a ton of cabinet and counter space and an island. !!! Words can't describe how happy this makes me! :D
Sunday, June 8, 2008