Years ago I spent a small fortune to outfit my kitchen. And then kids came. And debt happened. And kitchen accessories fell a lot lower on my list of priorities.
In fact, I even hawked quite a few of my kitchen ware at garage sales over the years, in the hopes of paying off debt or simply downsizing an overly cluttered kitchen.
There are a few things that I’ve held onto and won’t part with. My good dishes, my heart shaped bread pan, my apple peeler-corer-slicer — to name a few.
And there are things that I have chosen to live without.
But, over the last year, my pastry scraper disappeared and one of my silpat mats bit the dust. And those are items that I use often. And at least once a week, I’ve lamented their losses and wished that I had them.
Well, last week, Thursday night, to be exact, I said, “It’s all I can stand and I can’t stand no more!” I marched out of the kitchen straight to the laptop and ordered replacements.
However, I did so without feeling guilty that I was spending frivolously. In fact, I didn’t spend a dime.
Thanks to SwagBucks that I had redeemed for Amazon gift cards, I was able to buy a pastry scraper and a silpat mat for nothing. And they arrived Saturday morning thanks to a 3-month trial of Amazon prime. Woo hoo! And I’ve used both items twice since Saturday. Woo hoo! Again.
Next up, saving for a new food processor!