The Gimmy Nows

An addictive personality. Impulsive. Obsessed. All words that some use to describe the phenomenon that happens when a person gets hung up on something immediately. Either it’s a new food. A new tv show. A new blog. Or for me, most anything. As soon as a new idea pops into my head. . .or I start doing something new. . .I want to abandon everything else and focus my entire being on the latest and greatest. 
This can be a negative trait. I’m aware of that. But it keeps things interesting-so I just go with it. 
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of cooking. Thank you Pioneer Woman. I have tried new recipes of hers, make some of the ‘ol classics from growing up, and tried a few things of my own. My hubs is happy about this new-found love of cooking. 
Of course, immediately, I needed needed to have a kitchen aid mixer. I could have saved up my monthly “fun money” for one, but that would have taken WAY too long. Plus, I’m saving for a new computer sooooo. . .fun money ain’t so fun these days.
Thankfully I was raised in a home where the “gimmy nows” or “give me now” are both accepted and encouraged. A fond memory of mine is when a friend walked past my mother and said, “Mmmm….a banana creme pie sounds good right now. . .”. This wasn’t directly aimed at my mom, it just so happened that she was walking nearby. About 30 minutes later, guess what we had? A banana creme pie! Miracle of miracles. 
So I decided to boycot cooking until I had the right utensils. Yes, you read that correctly. Right utensils. I decided that mixing by hand and kneading pizza dough on the counter was not good enough. Frankly, it was probably making my food taste bad. For my sake, and the sake of our unborn children, I needed better things (KITCHEN AID MIXER) in order to be a better cook. You are only as good as your tools, right?
Fast forward to a weekend trip with my sister visiting my mom. I walked in, she saw my face and said, “I think you need a kitchen aid mixer”. What! Not really. But all I had to do was mention about, oh, 400 times that I really wanted one and sure enough, I was on the website placing the order. 
I know what you are thinking. Spoiled Rotten. It sure seems that way. Until I tell you it was an early Birthday Gift. Very early in fact. About 4 months early. Oh well! I’m SURE that there is nothing else I’ll want come June. (yeah right.)
So here is a photo shoot with the beauty that sits in my kitchen. Thank you Mom and Dad for one of the best birthday gifts EVER! 
I chose a REFURBISHED Yellow Artisan Mixer. The price was amazingly cheaper than brand new Artisans, and it works perfectly.
(please ignore my beige on beige kitchen. We are renting. When we own a place, I can promise you that the kitchen will not be beige)
 I also got the newest Scraper Paddle. That thing is a life-saver.
I’ve made so many things in this mixer already and it works beautifully. If you are in the market for one, or the “gimmy nows” just get to you, it is worthwhile. :)


  1. says

    I love my Kitchen Aid. I’ve been suffering through college dorms and friends who make cake from scratch… Or worse with one of those scary little electric mixers! My mom always had a Kitchen Aid so I was ecstatic when she found a bright red one on sale at our outlets. I will admit that I haven’t used it that much but it made pizza dough so much easier!

  2. Carrie says

    I just found your blog on Pinterest and this post made me laugh b/c the Pioneer Woman was a huge factor in my getting a Kitchenaid too! I also got a refurbished one, but it is in ‘Pear’, a greenish-yellow. I love all your hair tips, too…I’m sitting here with my dirty hair wanting to go try out a half up-do for my anniversary date with my husband tomorrow! Thanks!

  3. says

    We got that yellow mixer as a wedding present, and the matching blender. We love it! But I’ve been dying for the scraping attachment you have, I really need to get my hands on one of those.

    love your blog!

  4. says

    We must be related somehow. :)
    I’m a gimme now girl too. I wanted my Kitchen Aid mixer like NOW, so I waltzed into William Sonoma and purchased it NOW. (I’m really bad like that) Mine is the color of a granny smith apple and I love it! It’s really great for not only baking, but I used it a lot for mixing meatballs and mixing meat for stuffed cabbage and of course mashed potatoes. YUM

    Enjoy your new mixer.

  5. says

    Kate, oh man where do I begin? I too have that same personality you describe. When something is planted in my head, watch out, because I’m going to get it or do it…..
    I think this is a healthy trait at times, but you’re right, sometimes it can be a negative trait.

    But let’s agree, it’s what makes us who we are. Impulsive for the small things in life is not so bad. When it creeps into the larger areas, then we need to worry. Until then, keep allowing your mind to be free and open to new and wonderful experiences.

    Your blog has inspired me lately to think about hosting my own blog. This will be entirely new for me since I haven’t had a creative bone in my body for 36 years, but thanks to Pintrest and your blog (and a few others) I feel FREE TO BLOG!!!! Thank you.

  6. says

    I just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest and LOVE it! I was reading posts and watching tutorials last night for like 2 hours…while I was supposed to be doing my Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred, whoops. Usually I just stalk blogs and don’t comment, but I just had to express how excited I am that you got a Kitchen Aid Mixer! I want one SO bad, and I didn’t know about the refurbished ones, I can’t wait to find a red one to match my kitchen!

  7. Sarah says

    A stand mixer is on my “someday” list. Refurbished is a good way to make it more affordable – great idea. Thank you for mentioning that. Love the color! The irony of this post is that when you said, “An addictive personality. Impulsive. Obsessed. All words that some use to describe the phenomenon that happens when a person gets hung up on something immediately. Either it’s a new food. A new tv show. A new blog. Or for me, most anything.” Yeah…I’ve spent the entire weekend (on my break from taxes – I’m a procrastinator) reading your blog archives. :)

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