I went shopping with my mom today and it was fabulous! She's the best person to shop with. She's ever-so-patient and can shop all day long. Mom also knows where to find the best deals.
Did I forget to mention she does the driving when we go shopping, and keeps me entertained with stories? She's a gem, I tell ya.
We shopped and looked around for townhouse stuff for me, but we both ended up buying clothes instead. :D You can't pass up the good deals at Marshalls. Have you ever checked out their gourmet food section in there? It's amazing.
So the list of what I need for the new place isn't too bad. Eric actually already has a lot of the stuff that would be necessary. Thank youuuu! He has furniture and everything! What a man. I have a few things I will be contributing myself.
Umm, I have a KitchenAid mixer - whoo! I bet he'll love using that. I have an unused blender I won in a contest. I have wine glasses I won in a contest. So if he wants to make a margarita or have a glass of pinot, he's all set.
I do have a few things to buy. In order of importance:
-Bed frame. Mattress? (Is a fifteen year old mattress too old?)
-Picture to hang over the electrical panel in my room.
-Various pots and pans, dishes, cups, etc.
I'm sure there's so much more, I just haven't thought of it yet. My main concern is the espresso machine. I don't know what would happen if I didn't have an espresso machine.
Something bad would happen...
The days ahead will be stressful with moving and buying things, but I know something that will make me feel better. Cookie baking and cookie eating.
Cookies are my favorite things to bake, except for pies, maybe. I made these mini cookies the other night. They're Mini Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies, and they're like chocolate chip cookies except they have pecans and mini chocolate chips in the batter and are topped with caramel.
Try them out this weekend! Tootles.
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