- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Saturday, May 2, 2009
... I really want to get this...
My husband and I have talked about getting a KitchenAid mixer for years. Well, it's currently on sale at 3 different stores and even though I really shouldn't be spending money on non-essential items right now, and I also really do not have the room for it, I feel that the price is worth it, and I think it would help me eat better now that its just me here. I currently have a low quality hand mixer which is a PITA for using in anything larger than pudding.
KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer
10-speed 300watts motor, 4.5 qt stainless-steel mixing bowl
With Accessories (Dough Hook, Wire Whip & Beater)
It is on sale for -
$249.99 at Canadian Tire - regular $369.99
$269.97 at Zellers - regular price $369.97 (flyer says includes pouring shield)
$229 at Walmart - regular price $298.88 (flyer says this one is only 250 watts)
(note: prices are in Canadian Dollars)
I'm leaning towards Canadian Tire for the 300 Watt and lower price plus Canadian Tire is having a scratch & save promotion this week (scratch the card and get xx amount off your purchases). The pouring shield would be nice but not necessary.
I know that when we bought our food processor, I worried we wouldn't use it often enough to make it worthwhile, but it's more than paid for itself as I use it often. I may not use the KitchenAid as often but probably more so than I currently use the hand mixer, and goodness knows any baking I do would get mixed much better than with my hand mixer.
So, my dear readers, I ask you to please reassure me that I am making a wise choice to spend money on this non-essential item!