Friday, November 5, 2010

My Find...

It's Friday morning, and I am sitting here at the computer having NOT yet watched the newest episode from The Office that was on last night.  That pretty much never happens.

You know what I was doing last night?  Sitting on the couch with my husband working on Monthly Cash Flows, and Allocated Spending Plans, Calculating, Planning, Zero balancing the budget.  We did it.  And loved it.  Thank you Dave Ramsey.  

And, that being said, I just realized that I haven't shared with you my latest thrifty find.  

It's such a good one.

So, for the past several months I've been dreaming of this:

At the rate I'm saving for it, it will be mine in approximately 5 years. ;)

Last week when I was in the local thrift store, trying to find Halloween costumes, I came across this little green beauty on the shelf.

$7.50.  I drove straight to my grandma's house to show her.  She sweetly admired my find, and then asked me what I was going to use for the bowl.  I smiled, and then opened my mouth with my answer (proving that I am indeed, a mixer moron beginner.)  My bright idea was just using my pyrex bowl I already had at home!  (Why I thought that would work...I have no idea) Grandma's are the best.  Instead of making me feel like an idiot, she leads me inside and says, I used to have a mixer just like that, when it broke, I kept the bowls.  

Of course she did.

Sure enough, she walks over to the pantry and and pulls out the mixing bowl, marked Sunbeam on the bottom.  It's a match.  

It's old and has a story.  Now it has an even better story, just like the parsonage.

It was absolutely necessary that the first item of business for the avocado mixer be the famous pumpkin bars.  She runs great.  

It looks just as cute on my counter as the orange one would, and it will totally do for now!


  1. I love it!
    Grandmas are the best. Mine used to save everything too. Your mixer is even more special now. Enjoy!

  2. Ya know, I have one of those fancy mixers (wedding gift), and ya know what I end up using every single time??? a old hand mixer that belonged to my grandmother. I love that little hand mixer because I remember watching my grandmother use it at the cabin when I was a kid. How cool that you found this great deal and that it will now have that special feeling with your grandma's bowls. Easy on the savings account and warm to the heart!

  3. That is so great! And it probably works better than my 4 year old Kitchen Aid because they just don't make them like they used to! Thank the Lord for the generation that kept everything so they could use it at some point later- what a blessing for you :)

  4. Congratulations on your find and for having an awesome grandmother that knows how to take care of her own. They are so precious. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

  5. I love you more now because I know you love a good thrift store find as much as I do. :) (my captcha says godgo.. the great commission incarnate? :) )

  6. NO WAY! Way to go! What a treasure!

  7. Sounds like to me, it was meant to be. Love these kind of stories!


  8. I LOVE that!!!! and I think it is the perfect mixture!!

  9. I love it! That's the mixer I grew up using! I just told one of our boys tonight to be extra careful with a bowl because it had been my grandma's...he replied, "Oh, it is special. I bet it has good memories!" Everyone loves Grandmas!!!

  10. Gotta love Grandmas!!! I would always 'shop' at my grandma's place. You got an awesome find. Love it! Good work.

  11. Good work, why didn't we know about that budgeting stuff in college? I spent more on my clothes then than I do now!haha!

  12. I have that same orange mixer! it's the best! I'm glad I'm not the only crazy that goes for the Tangerine Kitchen Aid mixer. :) And it looks great with my dark teal walls!

  13. Nice work Grandma! I think I like the avocado one better than the orange one. Super funky!

  14. husband brought me a pumpkin scone from Starbucks the other day & my mind immediately soared to my friend Sarah's pumpkin bars. I popped over here to tell you about the scones so you could enjoy one since Lucy might not let you make pumpkin bars this year. Lo & behold, you are superwoman & you have already gotten it done! With a new mixer (which I love)!


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