I hope I never lose my sense of wonder. If that makes me naive, then so be it.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


She's winking at me. Every time I walk in the kitchen, the light hits just right and I swear, she winks. Beckoning me over, promising we'll have fun together. I think I'm falling in love.

I had ordered a new mixer using saved up Visa points. Our old KitchenAid had, after many years' long service, called it quits and so we decided to use points on a new one. I had gotten spoiled by the old mixer and wanted another KitchenAid but the $350 price tag was steep, so points it was.

But there was no white one available. Just - red. In my kitchen with its buttery yellow walls, grey-green cabinets, and wood floor. Oh well, I thought, I'll hide it in a cupboard so it won't clash.

Yesterday the box arrived, I opened it and - yes, really - I let out a long, slow 'oooohhhhh...'

Candy apple red. And the finish has an extra clear coat or something, because it has depth to it - like a car's metallic finish. Glass bowl. Silver attachments. All shiny and new.

Too pretty to hide. Too flirty not to accept the offer. It's hot.

Wonder what we'll make first?


Anonymous said...

Looks awesome Barb! What are you going to make???? We have some great recipes. :)
From Rebekah Dawson

barb said...

Haha thanks, Rebekah! I will use it for all sorts of things, like cakes, breads, muffins, meringue. We made chocolate chip cookies with it this afternoon. Yummy!