Ok, I have to admit it, I tend to hold on to things way too long. I know I am not the only one! So yes, I have more than a few pieces of clothing from when I was pregnant 16 years ago. And I have a ton of papers from my college days that I will probably never throw away, who knows when you are going to need to refer back to a previous paper or check out some of these notes you wrote in your Statistic class. But there are a few things home that I really NEED to replace, and this cool event was a great reason to finally move those items from my need to replace list, to my go to the store now list. So here is my confession, and a great reason for you to put together your own I should of done this a long time ago list and head to Macy’s! Here is the first item on my list my tea pot! My tea kettle was literally falling apart, and even the inside had lost it shinny safe coating. So as the temperatures start to dip and my tea drinking starts to go through the roof I figured I better take care of this before I didn’t have a choice.
My teapot….it’s old and let’s just say the inside of the pot is no longer black….
not to mention the side of the pot is also showing signs of wear. Item Number One – A New Teapot
(I am ready to go!)
Item 2… A new Rowenta Iron
My current iron and I have a love/hate relationship. My iron is not that old, but it never seemed to get the job done. After my old Rowenta stopped working, I tried to find an old school iron, and I found one, but it is far from my good old trusty Rowenta. I have to spend more time to get results that are either the same or worse, and it is just not a pleasant experience. The iron I bought last year is a terrible replacement for the Rowenta iron that I had for over ten years. Sigh….Every time I use the new iron I feel like I was am wasting both valuable time and energy. I needed to start over, it was time to stop procrastinating and go and get a new Rowenta.
I knew I was going to Macy’s especially after I realized that my trip to the New York Herald Square store would allow me to go to the Culinary Council’s Party, I mean who doesn’t like a great party. This event on Oct 15th will feature some of the Culinary Council’s chefs like Todd English, Marc Forgione, Nancy Silvertone and Ming Tsai to name a few, and I can’t wait to see what they cook up. I wanted to go that party so my list and I went over to Macy’s to knock a few things off of my list.
Just in case you want to see it for yourself, this is the info about the event! (I had no idea they had these kind of cool events!!)
When I got to Macy’s, it didn’t take long to find a long list of items that weren’t on my list. I found the cutest festive dishes and plates. Some orange espresso cups, a Panini maker, and tons of juicers, I won’t even mention the pink Kitchen Aid mixers. As someone who loves to cook, I realized pretty quickly this trip is going to be dangerous.
I saw so many things that I really needed…. Like this Oil sprayer…
And this cheese grater with the holder attached..
Ok focus! I kept my composure as I walked over to the Rowenta section and looked at all they had to offer. The home section in Macy’s in beautiful they have such a and Macy’s had quite a good mix of irons to choose from and bonus all the Rowenta irons are on sale, I love it when you can find what you want, and it is a great price (thank you Macys I love it when that happens). After some pondering I settled on the Rowenta Pro Master this is going to be fun, I can’t wait to iron some clothes…
Next on the list was a new tea kettle. They had several to choose from, but I loved the color and the feel of one, in particular. So, after looking around I settled on a nice red tea kettle from Circulon.
Then I looked at Macy’s selection of Rowenta irons, and after looking at all my options I purchased the Rowenta Pro Master.
When I got home, I opened up my new tea pot and warmed up some water for my tea. I had a chance to think about how much I am going to enjoy ironing with my new Rowenta iron. Not only is it going to cut my ironing time in half, it is going to leave my clothes looking neatly pressed, and I am going to have more time to do the things I really love doing like cooking, reading, and traveling!
(Wow! This is nice…. my exact words when I tried out my new iron….where have you been all my life!)
So, needless to say, not only am I happy with my purchases, my $100 purchase qualified me for the special celebrating Macy’s Culinary Council’s 10th Anniversary Party (something you can get too if you buy $100 worth of merchandise in the home section at the Macy’s Herald Square Store between now and Oct 15). Yes, I am excited about the party, but I am even more excited about having a safe new tea kettle that I can be proud of, and a cool new iron that is going to make me feel like a $1,000 bucks!
So don’t be like me, don’t procrastinate, that purchase that you have been putting off, don’t! If nothing else learn from my experience, don’t waste your time and energy making due, when you can take a quick visit over to Macy’s to take care of your, “I Should have Done This a Long Time Ago” list! I hope to see you at the party…
Me enjoying my tea courtesy of my nice new teapot!
This story, the opinion, and lesson are courtesy of me, but this post was sponsored by our friends at Everywhere!