Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Budget Blog?

I can never think of things to blog about....maybe this can be my budget blog. I recently went to Costco and saw a Vitamix demo and fell in love. Now, I don't feel like I jump on the band wagon of all these fancy appliances(I never got a bread mexer becuase I think they are stupid) so I feel justified in wanting this awesome blender type machine. I came home and raved about it to Preston and he didn't care, so I borrowed one from a friend for 24 hours and made 5 different things to show Preston. I made juice, and I didn't have to have any liquid. I just blended up grapes, straberries, spinach, a carrot, and I left the core in the apple and blended that up too! It made a thick juice and Preston was unimpressed with the taste. However, my demo was not about the taste, but the ability of it to blend the crap out of it all! Then I made strawberry icecream with a whole tomato in it! The kids loved it. Then I made muffins...I will stick to my kitchen aid. It is not an excellent muffin mix blender. Then I made lemon ice. Just crushed a pile of icecubes and added a little lemon and sugar and everyone loved that Then I ground some quinoa and made a cake. Not bad. Some of you may think that that is what a blender is suppose to do. But I have had a string for crappy blenders that you have to shove spoons in to help it blend OR i have a magic bullet and I have to add a tonne of juice for my smoothies to blend. I still like my magic bullet, but I hate chunks and seeds and the bullet doesnt' always get it all.
What does any of this have to do with budgeting?
Well, a Vitamix is over 500 bucks...not in the family budget. So, I made a deal. If I can budget the crap out of my grocerys, clothes, and other fmaily expesnes, and get our Visa paid off, I can buy one. So, maybe a year....yah, our visa is that high. So, I used coupons off the cereal box this week...Yay!
Stay tuned for other budgeting skills that I hope to develop!

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