Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Delightfully Generous Gift

Well folks, there's something that has been brewing in my mind for a few weeks now. 
When I graduated from college in May, a sweet, sweet friend (who obviously knows me far too well) gifted me with a gift card to Williams-Sonoma.  Seriously, like the most perfect gift ever!  I mean, who doesn't LOVE to shop at Williams-Sonoma?  Something about it just seems so luxurious to me.

Well, long story short, I held off on spending the gift card on anything during the move into my new apartment.  You see, because the Williams-Sonoma family of companies also includes Pottery Barn, I thought I might end up "needing" to use the gift card to buy some item of décor or furniture for my apartment.  Two months later, I'm pretty much settled (I mean, when are you ever really settled?) in my new place.  There are a few more things I want to purchase (more to come on this later), but for now, I'm happy... ish.

After coming to the conclusion that I don't need to use the gift card for décor, I've decided to indulge and buy myself something I normally wouldn't allow myself to buy for the kitchen.  But the question is: what do I buy???

If you know me, you know I love all things French.  Including Le Creuset cookware.  Cooking with Le Creuset really DOES make a difference, and it is quite a departure from making something in my T-Fal pots.  So, I've been thinking a little pretty like this would be nice:
Le Creuset 10-inch Square Grill Pan in Dijon
Or, what about a brand I don't own yet?  I have a Le Creuset pot and a Calphalon skillet, both of which I love.  But, I have been lusting after the copper-core line of All-Clad Cookware.  Perhaps it would be good to see how I like these products?
All-Clad Copper Core Saucepan

Or, maybe I should purchase these lovelies?  Y'all know I love to bake, and my current mixing bowls, while beautiful (I mean, pale robin's egg blue, porcelain- can you see them now?) they are TOTALLY impractical.  They are heavy and quite frankly, cumbersome to use in the kitchen.  I find myself reaching for my $1 plastic bowls when I cook just because they are easier to maneuver with.  So maybe, I should finally break down and buy those melamine mixing bowls I've been wanting?

P.S. Are y'all noticing a color theme here?
Melamine 4-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Citron Yellow
So what do y'all think?  What should I buy? What would you buy if you had "free" money to spend at Williams-Sonoma? 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Hello and welcome to my blog! After developing a bit of an addiction to reading other blogs, I decided to join in on the fun! Browsing blogs is a fantastic way to get great ideas and connect with others.  I'm hoping I will be able to contribute some of my insights and ideas to the blogger world. I don't know if anyone will end up reading this blog... but you never know until you try!