Sunday, June 8, 2008

The weekend in purchases

Strawberries
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.
Wrap Sweater
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.

Food Processor
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.
A HOUSE!
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

21 comments:

Leslie said...

Congratulations on the house! I am really excited for you. :)

Nanette said...

A house?!?!?! Awesome! Congrats!!!

dapotato said...

congrats!!! house!!! :)

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

Hooray for the wrap sweater, and house too!!! :)

California Girl said...

A house! OMG! How exciting! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Congrats!!!! I'm jealous that you will probably have a kitchen that more than 2 people fit in!

ssinca said...

see, everything happens for a reason;) congrats on the house and a super fast escrow!

oh, and I love my hand blender - fabulous for making soups!

That Girl said...

I love that you email me about the food processor, but leave out that very important final nugget!!! Congrats!!! I told you the last one didn't work out for a reason! Send pics when you have the time.

Laura said...

Congrats on the house! I can't wait to hear how the cheesecake comes out. I love cheesecake and it would be great to have a good LF version.

Winnie said...

Eeeeee congratulations on the house!!! So exciting.

R said...

OMG, that is so exciting! Dude...I might have to smack you a little for leaving that til the end, but I'll do it in your new kitchen so it won't be too bad. ;)

Oh and thanks for giving me a new place to look for an ice cream maker. I never thought to look at Costco. :)

It's me, Kenna! said...

dude, a house?!?! Super big yay for you!

YAY!

Aline said...

You deserve a toast!!

Congrats love!

Jen said...

OMG!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

wan-nabe said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!! see, i was all ready to post my jealousE over the cute sweater, but that last bombshell literally has my jaw hanging open.

i'm so excited for you and jim! see, it always works out in the end :)

Trisha said...

OHEMGEE!!!! Congratulations on the house!!! Will you be moving far? I'll be sad to lose you as an almost-neighbor, if so...but so, so, so, so happy for the two of you.

Emily said...

Congrats! Sounds like you needed some good news after the past couple weeks, and this is incredible. Can't wait to see pictures of this kitchen with the food processor in action

alyssa said...

Yea!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for y'all! A house?!? I was so crossing my fingers that what you've been going through involved purchasing a home! Can't wait for more updates!!!

Kay said...

forget about all your other purchases, a house, that's such great news. congrats

Diabolina said...

YAYAYAYYAYA! Sending good wishes for the casita.

Send me pics of the sweater in action. will do a post about it :)

kiss you!

YAYAYYAYAY!

Morgan said...

I saw your picture in that wrap sweater at MSSFD and you just looked too adorable in it! I need one!...or 10.