Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Toy...KA Artisan 'Green Grass'...!

So in a previous post I asked about the KA Artisan vs the Professional and got some great feedback. Thanks ya'll!

I had the best of intentions on getting a refurb'd Professional from Amazon for $179...all about the 425w of power.. woot. Colors, who cares about those? Not me..nope. Well, until I laid virtual eyes on the Green Grass version at Williams Sonoma. Of course it was Exclusive, but thankfully it was not online only. Since it seemed that Artisan owners were just as happy with 5qt Prof owners, I figured why not?



My darling pal, Sugar Betty, was going to be doing a heckuva lot of shopping at WS this weekend and offered to pick up my mixer at a discount thanks to a special offer she had. So I cashed in some AMEX rewards points (we always forget we have these, bonus!!) and sent the gift cards off to the store with her.

A few hours later, she and her hub stopped back in with..TA DA...my fab new mixer!Plus she managed to wrangle even a little bit more of a discount with some sugar-talking, YOU GO GIRL!

Sweet and all setup in the kitchen, the mixer is amazingly lovely...I almost don't want to use it. Staring at it this morning, I thought ... what is so fun about these KA mixers that people get so jazzed when they get new ones??? Because I know it's not just me!



I thought about it and it struck me. It's like the promise of what can come from that shiny appliance in the corner of the kitchen. The fluffy cakes you'll make, the crunchy cookies, the tender bread. The sky is the limit with your new KA...at least in your mind.

So, thanks Betty doll and AMEX for my new Kermit-green darling. No more brioche for me sadly enough, so instead of the brioche-similar TWD this week, I'll be doing something else. Anything crazy like that is OFF LIMITS to me now, so sad!



I also got the fab new leaf pie cutters at WS, because I thought they seemed perfect for some fondant cutting for cupcake toppers. And I was right, super cute and love the cutouts.

11 comments:

Marthe said...

That's a fabulous new toy!! It's at the top of my wishlist!

Megan said...

How exciting! Like Christmas, but earlier - and just think about all the great stuff you'll be making!!

Snooky doodle said...

This is really nice. I like the leaf cutters too. :)

Jayne said...

Oooh, congratulations! What a great color! If I was rich enough, and had enough counter space, I'd have one of every color. Just because!

Janna said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I love it! Green is my all time, very favorite color! It looks beautiful!

Cute leafs too. START POSTING SOME OF THESE CUPCAKES YOU HAVE BEEN MAKING! GEESH!

pinkstripes said...

Congrats!! I love the color. Discounts never hurt!

CB said...

Congrats on the new KA mixer! You best start baking up some cupcakes soon. I've been having withdrawals... HAHA
/Clara

SUGAR B said...

That KA mixer looks HOT in your kitchen. Finally, huh? ;) I am glad to deliver your baby to you. Enjoy it, my love! xoxo

Kiki said...

Mara, I lucked out. My husband fixed my KitchenAid! He threatened for months and today it hummed like it was brand new. Men...they're really handy with machinery!

kumichan83 said...

Wow, yummy looking and beautiful. I wold love if you could make guava cream cheese cupcakes some day.

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