And now, without further ado:
I have a KitchenAid mixer and I love it. I use it almost every day of the week and it really simplifies my life. But when people come over I hide that ugly-ass thing!
See, my KitchenAid mixer is ugly. As in, butt-ass ugly.
Why is my KitchenAid mixer so ugly? My KitchenAid mixer survived a house fire (not my house), 3 families, and 2 moves. It has seen way more life than I have, and has been dented, scratched, scrubbed and scraped more times than I can count. It was discarded after the fire, passed around, and thrown away a couple of times, at least.
But now its mine, and I love it!
I have thought about buying a new one. I’ll come across a good deal at Kohl’s, where I can stack a sale, coupon, Kohl’s Cash and Reward points and I’ll think: “I should get myself a new KitchenAid mixer.”
But then I don’t. You know why?
My ugly-ass KitchenAid works. It runs great, in fact! My old, ugly KitchenAid outlived my mother-in-laws 2 brand new ones and it Just. Keeps. Going.
Sometimes, I hope it will die so I can get a new one. My luck it will be when we are tight on money.
But I don’t get a new one because I’m frugal. Really frugal.
My frugality allows me to spend my money on what I want, rather than what society dictates. It allows me the freedom to not be ruled by my possessions, and to provide a wonderful home and life for my family.
My KitchenAid, even though it is ugly, is part of my frugality. It works, so I don’t replace it, even though it is unbelievably ugly.
And you know what?
Sometimes when I look at it, I smile.