At lunch today Ryan and I discussed our plans for the evening. Earlier this week, we talked about using a gift certificate to a fancy schmancy restaurant tonight, but at lunch we said we just weren’t feelin’ it. Since we’ve both been feeling slightly under the weather this week, a relaxing evening at home sounded much more appealing.
Before settling in for the night, however, we had some special errands to run.
Ryan dropped me off at Marshalls while he went to get his haircut nearby. I browsed around not planning on buying anything… but you know how that goes.
I nabbed this Calvin Klein dress for $30. (I definitely wouldn’t wear it with tights. I just didn’t feel like changing.)
Though I think the dress is really cute, these wedges were the find of the day!
Charles David nude wedges for $40? Sign me up!
Other errands took us to Sports Authority and PetSmart to pick up some rawhide chews for Sadie. While at the store, a puppy training class was about to begin and I just had to pet some of the little guys!
They were so, so adorable. I wish I could own a billion puppies!
Then it was time for the most important errand.
We walked into Bed Bath and Beyond and I could feel my excitement level rise. We had big plans for this store and headed right to the blenders.
It was time. Time to combine our wedding gift cards and buy the blender we’ve been talking about since we registered for gifts for our wedding.
We actually registered for two blenders for our wedding. One really nice one and one “dream” blender. Well, we received the really nice blender but held onto it and finally decided to return it and put the cost of that blender toward the ridiculously expensive Vitamix.
Get this: The Vitamix is $500. We had wedding gift cards, a 20 percent off coupon to Bed Bath and Beyond and the credit from the returned blender, so we nabbed this little baby for only $120!
After purchasing the Vitamix, we put it in our backseat and swung by Chipotle for a quick dinner.
I enjoyed a pork burrito and Ryan and I shared a side of chips and guacamole.
All I can say is that I really could’ve used a chipurro after dinner.
Once we were done eating, it was time to test the Vitamix’s power!
When I opened the Vitamix box at home, I was excited to find a recipe binder included!
When I told Ryan about this neat find, he said, “Well, for $500 I would hope so! I hope you also find a $100 bill in there!”
We figured blending up a simple smoothie would be a great way to see what the Vitamix can do.
Into the blender went:
- 1 c. frozen strawberries
- 3/4 c. blueberry yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 c. cold water
The result? A perfectly blended smoothie.
The Vitamix blended this smoothie up in no time at all. The power this blender has is amazing and I cannot wait to make bazillions of different smoothies, soups and other creations with our new blender!
Off to hang with my little family for the rest of the night. So glad the weekend is here!