Friday, 9 April 2010

Friday April 9, 2010-A Productive Day

Even though it was cold and cloudy and I had no energy, I forced myself to go out for my walk and had a good time.

I had gotten a flyer yesterday that said that The Brick had sofas on 50% off so we headed over there to look. As usual, I wasn't able to find anything the right size there. We also stopped at Lazy Boy and Mobilia with no luck.

The main reason for going to that area however was to stop by my sister's and pick up the stuff that I had ordered with my Visa points.

I had ordered a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I've never owned one and thought I'd like to have one so here it is. Boy is it heavy!

I also ordered the 11 piece set of Jamie Oliver cookware. It has the copper ring around the bottom. I'm going to enjoy using it! Here's the set that I took from the Visa Rewards site.

I also got a 32G Ipod Touch. I had Gordon really faked out as I had gotten it for him but didn't let him know that until we got home. So he has a new toy to play with.

My sister also gave me back my Lone Star king sized quilt that my mother had made for me for a Christmas gift one year. I'll take a photo of it and post it another time.

When we left my sister's house we went to Sofa World as I had seen a couch that I liked there a few weeks ago. This time we got a much better sales lady. She found us a couch we both liked that is only 75 inches long so it will fit easily on the wall that we want to put it on. We picked out the sofa fabric and the pillow fabric and it will be ready in 8 to 10 weeks.

Here's the couch

And this is the upholstery material

And the pillow we chose as it will go well with the burgundy carpet that's in the house already.

I'd say that constitutes a really productive day!


  1. It's exciting to see your plan coming together. The new couch will look great in there.
    That mixer can do everything except the dishes, you will enjoy it.
    You might not be buying any more gluten-free mixes, as that will do it for you!
    Happy Shopping, Penny, TX

  2. Wow, you certainly did accomplish alot for one day.. Love the fabric on the sofa and pillow.
    I have always wanted one of those mixers. Don't know why, I really don't bake that much but it's something I've just always thought about.. You will have to let me know how you like having it..

  3. I have been lusting for that red Kitchen Aid mixer for a while now. The couch and fabric look great. Enjoy all the shopping. I know from experience that you can experience a "coming down" off the shopping high when you have everything you need, lol.

  4. I think the couch and pillows will look great. I guess it's almost like being newlyweds again, setting up your first place. :)

  5. That sure is a nice mixer! How fun for you to collect all those things you left behind or wanted to get now. Once you get it all in the house, it will be fun to see the pics of your new nest.

    Karen and Steve


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