Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm Tickled PINK!!

Our oven was dying a slow death. Had repair guys out several times, until you hear them say those dreaded words," I'm sorry, there's nothing more we can do.." I hung my head and sighed. Poor old oven. It lived longer than the typical life span of an oven--what--is it five years now? (rolling eyes and a bit of sarcasm in voice). We bought this house almost three years ago when it was twelve years old, and IMMEDIATELY the oven would not cooperate. It never did cook right. You couldn't trust the temperature--everything took twice as long to bake--very frustrating! Blessedly the home warranty people offered us a few hundred towards purchase a new one. THEN Steve said--"Well, since we have to replace our oven, let's get a double oven like we've always talked about." My reaction was as if he'd said "Honey, here's the credit card--go buy yourself a whole new wardrobe, heck, hire a personal shopper and go for it--money, no object!"
We've lived for YEARS with one oven. And got by fine. But, given the choice, and our love for entertaining and having our growing family over--life with two ovens will be wonderful!!
So, we've been out the past few nights searching for the best deal in town. Steve's good at that when it comes to the big important stuff, like cars and appliances--he researches online first,and goes from there. I'm good at the other, fun stuff, food, clothes, furniture, knick-knacks, paddy-whacks.
Whilst we were perusing one appliance store (R.C. Willey) my eye fell upon a coffee maker and I swear I heard angels singing. I floated over to it, and looked back at Steve with imploring eyes.
"It's PINK!" I said, "Have you ever seen a more beautiful coffee maker?"
Steve clearly did not hear the angels, but did have to agree that yes, it was--Pink. He looked at the price tag and frowned. "Lets check around elsewhere and see if this is the best price".
We did...noting that there wasn't a pink coffeemaker to be had anywhere. The next evening he announced that we'll go get that coffeemaker. OH! What Joy, What Bliss!!! So we motored over to R.C. Willey and took possession of a pink coffeemaker!! Not only was the last one--the display and so they took $10.00 off!! A little blessing from the Lord, I'm sure! ;-)

Oh, and we got a sweet deal on a double oven--it will be arriving the last week of August....

And now, without further adieu--is my new pink coffee maker!! No longer stashed behind a cabinet, but out on the counter for all the world to see! Isn't it just the cutest thing?!

So, of course, I had to play with different arrangements, and I'm not sure which looks best. So I need your advice...of the three pictures, which do you like better? Just leave your opinion in the comments, and I'll take a vote. Thanks for your input!!! Have a great day!

Oh, and remember tomorrow is Mind Wide Open contest. Check back to see my entry and link to the site for everyone else's creation to vote. Can't tell you what it's a SECRET ;-) !


  1. I vote for the last arrangement. I just had to had to be a GOD THING that you would find a PINK coffee maker.....or rather that it would find you! I have never even SEEN a pink coffee maker! It was a match made in Heaven I'm sure! :):)Love, Toni

  2. Very cute coffee maker! I like the one with the cups...I totally understand your glee!

  3. The one on top for me!


    ps: congrats on the stove (ummm, that isn't pink too, is it?).

  4. So cute -I love it!! By the way I just figured out where Zac got his researching skills before we make a big purchase!! We just bought a new camara -and I am POSITIVE we got the best one for the best price:). Love you, Amy

  5. Myrna, a pink coffeemaker!! I love it!! The last photo looks wonderful to me ~ the pink in the cups looks so pretty with your new goodie!! Enjoy your wonderful new oven too ~ what a dream!

  6. you just crack me up with the way your ST (sue T?) NO we are not getting pink ovens!!! fortunately they dont make them or at least we didnt run across any in our for my vote I choose the one with the mugs...I love you babe...steve

  7. Love it! I prefer the one with the cups. :) Can't wait till we get the double ovens! Love you, mom.

  8. Hi Myrna... you can get the biggest kick out of things... congrats on oven... my unit went out a couple months ago but it could be fixed and was...Baking in it right this very moment.... The last vignette speaks to me ... Seems perfect... Love the little mugs....

  9. Picture #2 is my favorite. How cute is that coffee maker? I KNOW the angels sang...hubby was just not paying attention! Love the pedestal with the cute containers on it.

  10. hi myrna!
    i love your coffee maker! i wasn't aware that cuisinart made one in pink...but they must have done an entire pink line at some point because i found these two great big plastic cuisinart serving spoons at the thrift the other day and they, too were *pink*.
    you will LOVE your double oven! especially at the holidays. i also vote for the third photo...such pretty mugs!
    ps i think it is so cute that your hubby left a comment saying you were definitely positively NOT getting pink ovens...:)
    happy friday!

  11. Way to go Steve for seeing how much your wife loved that coffee maker. She is the one who drinks the coffee. David and I are very proud of you. Myrna.........Wow. Can't wait to share a cup with you.

  12. Love the pink coffeemaker mine pooped out where did you find one?

  13. Hey Myrna, My vote is for the last one with the mugs.

    Love LI

  14. I vote for #3. Very nice!

  15. Girl, you would have loved my grandmother's kitchen. Everything was pink-stove, dishwasher, fridge, tile on the backsplash & counter. It was so Barbie. Love the coffeemaker. What a great way to start a morning-in the pink!

  16. Oh goodness, yes, it's adorable!!!

  17. That is just a precious coffee maker. But the real bonus is that it is a Cuisinart. Mine is not pink but I love it! It will serve you many years! : )


    PS I am so enjoying your blog!