Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Newness Abounds

I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder....well I wanted to share a couple of things that are "new" in our home that are beautiful to me! We have slowly been trying to update our home and recently spent some time in our basement bathroom.

A few new fixtures, some fresh paint and some more of that flooring we used upstairs and the bathroom has been transformed. This will now become Isaac and Gabriel's primary bathroom and we are pleased with how it turned out. Only bummer is we didn't take pictures of the "before" to compare to the "after". But trust me when I say this is a HUGE improvement. The prior space was white walls, white floor etc. It is amazing what a little paint and some peel and stick tiles can do to a space!

And then I have to share with you the newest beautiful addition to the Smith family. It was my birthday on Saturday - 35 years old...YIKES I know - anyways, my parents bought me a new mixer. I was totally surprised because I never expected that. The next day we went to celebrate with my husband's parents/family and they said they had chosen my gift but I needed to help with picking it out...what did they want to get me? You guessed it....a mixer!!

So I took the one my parents got me back to Kohl's and used some of the birthday money Bob and Becky gave me and left the store the proud new owner of the most beautiful mixer that I have ever seen.



Not only is it pretty on the outside, but it chauk full of POWER and space! It has a 575 watt motor and a 6 qt bowl. I tell you I will never need another mixer again! I cannot wait to try out my dad's bread recipe in this - it has a 14 cup capacity! I mean seriously - how can you NOT be excited over something like that?


Ok - maybe it is a little weird to be this excited about a mixer but I feel like every day is my birthday when I look at it! So a BIG BIG thank you to everyone who made getting this a possibility!
And on another note - yesterday I was filling out an entry form for a drawing and had to choose my age category. I am no longer in the 30-34 range...I have "graduated" to the 35-39 range. :( I was less than pleased - but then I remembered all of the things that I had to be thankful for and I couldn't help but thank God for allowing me the opportunity for growth over the last 35 years. I am blessed much more than I deserve!

1 comment:

Sal B said...

Not weird at all. Kitchen Aid mixers are THE BEST! Happy Birthday to you girl!! And I love the bathroom colors!



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