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Happy Monday! Oops, it's Tuesday!

January 20th, 2015 at 08:14 am

Sure does feel like Monday, though.

I went to BB&B yesterday with my DIL and her mother. I wanted to buy a tablecloth, cookware, a crock-pot, and to look at comforter and duvet covers. I ended up buying a skillet, a tablecloth, and a Shark steam cleaner!

The skillet is one size larger than the free Cuisinart I got from the grocery store. It doesn't match, though -- they didn't have the stainless, just the anodized steel (in stock, that is). Doesn't really matter, my cookware is never matched. I wanted to replace a couple of saucepans that I got at IKEA. I like everything about these pans, except that they are so light and flimsy. I want a heavier version. I found a good replacement in All-Clad, but to buy the single saucepan was $194. And then I would have to get it online, because it's not in stock, so I would pay shipping, too. Uh, no. It's possible I can get through Amazon, haven't investigated that yet.

The tablecloth was easy-peasy; they had a good selection in the long size I needed. I bought it in a gold shade, which I hope won't spot as badly as a white one. My DIL talked me out of buying matching napkins -- she proposed picking up different colors and patterns at garage sales. She is so smart!

As for the steam cleaner, I wasn't even in the market, but that's what my DIL was buying, and it looked like such a good replacement for all the crappy mops and Swiffers I'm dealing with, I bought one myself. I haven't taken it out of the box yet, but I'm very excited to try it out. It has the DIL seal of approval, as she has used one at her friend's house. It will work for all my floors, tile and wood.

Talked myself out of the crock-pot (too big, where would I put it?) and the comforter/duvet (didn't like any of them).

I had three 20% off coupons, so my total spending was $188. Then we went to Red Robin and indulged in a burger/onion ring orgy for $60. My DIL's mom insists she will pay me her share, but I treated DIL.

We went to Dick's Sporting Goods afterwards, where DIL bought some workout clothes for herself and my son. I did a lot of looking, but didn't buy anything.

My PurMist inhaler arrived yesterday and I tried it out. I was expecting to get a cleansing feeling in my sinuses, which didn't happen -- it is a much slower process, but it works. I was breathing comfortably through my nose after I was done. However, I did spill most of the demineralized water that came with it when I knocked the bottle over. Shoot! Now I will have to buy some, earlier than I thought.

I have to spend $370 more on Discover before the month closes. I'm running out of ideas, so I think I'll be buying gift cards. Grocery store, PetSmart, Home Depot, Corner Bakery would all be good options.

4 Responses to “Happy Monday! Oops, it's Tuesday!”

  1. chloe Says:

    All Clad pans are expensive, but they are pretty awesome. We got a single saute pan as a wedding gift, and I loved it so much, that when my pans from college finally bit the dust I replaced them with All Clad. However, it is *much* cheaper to buy them in a set (with a coupon) than as single items. So if you're really just looking for one pan, it might not be worth it.

    FYI, though, the BB&B coupons says they can't be used on All Clad, but when I bought my set the cashier said I could still use it. I ended up with a great 10-piece set of All Clad pans (4 pieces were lids, so really six pans) for under $300. And I love cooking with them!

  2. Kiki Says:

    When I was in college I worked for Williams Sonoma. They had a life time guarantee on their all clad pots and pans meaning that if anything happened to them they would replace them. I didn't think it was real until a woman came into the store, told the manager she bought it with WS 20+ years ago when she got married. The handle had fallen off. She got a new pan. What a great guarantee!

    I was gifted a set from a manager when I was in grad school. I loved in Vermont and drove to Philly to help her with inventory (I'd worked with her in college.) I was paid as an employee but I'd worked so much that 4 days that at the end she asked if there was something I'd love. I told her a specific set. Two weeks later it showed up with my pay check. I haven't used it (since 1999 I lived in dorm then moved back home) and I am excited to unpack it in my new home in two weeks.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    My son and DIL just gave each other a set of All-Clad pans for Christmas. I do believe going with the set is the way to go. I just have too many good pans right now to go that direction.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you get more use out of your steam cleaner than I did with mine - I bought one six? years ago when my previous cat was having some stomach issues ... and ended up using it twice. It worked great, but was just such a pain to use and clean ... I finally gave it to the thrift store a few months ago.

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