Saturday, December 04, 2010

meet ethel!

Ta-da! This is the newest member of our kitchen family, a KitchenAid Artisan mixer. Hooah!

Last weekend with all the black and cyber sales going on it suddenly occurred to me that this long-sought mixer might be on sale at Williams-Sonoma. Why there? Because we have unused gift certificates from W-S from when we got married. I know, can you believe it? That was four years ago! Here's the thing though. Only a handful of months after the wedding I started to sell Pampered Chef, and, go figure, I could get fabulous kitchen products for way less money, AND with guarantees from PC. Why spend top dollar at Williams-Sonoma?

So I got online last Monday and, sure enough, this mixer was $100 off the regular price at W-S. BAM! as Emeril would say. Our gift certificates just covered the cost, and all we had to pay was tax and some shipping.

Can you hear me singing in operatic tones? I won't ask you to picture me doing the happy dance, but let's just say that there is great happiness here in the Cedar City with the arrival of Ethel. She needed a name, and it was the first one to come to mind. I can't explain it.

I was tempted to get red, but the most consistent color among our appliances is black, so there ya go. She's classy, Ethel is. I can't wait to see her in action (which will happen this weekend). We'll be humming together. You're welcome to join in.

Welcome, Ethel!
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8 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

Congratulations, dear Anne! I know you will give her a good home and lots of attention :-)

Jayne said...

All I can say is that it gives me hope to know someone really CAN be so excited by kitchen appliances! There is some glimmer of hope for me yet. Snort, snort. Welcome to Ethel!!

The Bug said...

I don't understand why I lust after kitchen stuff when I don't cook, but there you go. I'm have gadget envy. Hope you enjoy Ethel!

Jan said...

How wonderful! Here's hoping that you and Ethel will be very happy together, especially preparing for Christmas!

Debi said...

Santa brought me mine last Christmas, and to say that I love it would be an understatement.We're all carrying some extra pounds around thanks to her mixing magic... :-)

Sandy said...

Congratulations on the new member of your household! I got mine as a wedding gift and ADORE it. Happy humming!

Kellee said...

She's beautiful! I got her candy apple red big sister (the Pro 605) version two Christmases ago and I love her dearly but never named her...even though she has resided on my kitchen counter. Hmmm...to think of a name now...

Janet M said...

It's a really good looking mixer and I see by your above post your enjoying it already. I love mine and would be lost with out it.

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