It all started when DH said we needed a new grill. I know a grill isn't very girl-y, but boy did I turn it into a less than masculine experience! We saw one that I fell in love with -- it had all the accessories to make it pretty -- all stainless, side infrared burner, a warming drawer/slow cooker, rotisserie, tons of storage. It really was pretty!!! Well, I almost had DH hooked, too, but he wanted to do some research and look a few other places, smart man that he is. Shh, don't tell him I said that! ;)
Then DH found the grill he wanted, the basic model although updated with stainless interior/exterior. It is an awesome brand and very well made, life expectancy of FOREVER, but it isn't pretty. Where is all it's bling? It hit me hard, as we stood there in Home Depot with the four kids, I am without a doubt a girl! I wanted the other grill simply because it was pretty, it had the right accessories. Both of the grills were the basic black dress, something we all MUST have, but one just had better accessories!
I immediately looked at DH and said it was up to him, I had no part in this man's world!!! This wasn't the type of shopping I was made for! Needless to say, DH thought I had lost my mind -- what no opinion?! We ended up with the grill he wanted. Truth be told, it really was the better grill. Again, don't tell him!
While at Home Depot, I continued to realize what a girl I am. I HAD to have this lime green aim-n-flame:
Won't it be the envy of every Lilly Pulitzer loving girl?! Come to think of it, maybe I should call Lifeguard Press and hint they make an LP lighter -- they already sell LP matches!
I also HAD to go through all the other grill accessories to help "doll-up" DH's new find. What did I find, well let me tell you... a HUGE sale on all of last years accessories! I was finally back in my element and I really don't think the new grill will mind sporting the best of 2009. I was able to find some wonderful stainless steel cleaner and revitalizer -- so she'll (the grill that is) will be all shiny and a few other accessories at like 60 or 70% off. That always makes my day!!!
What did I learn from all this?! I'm very grateful I'm a girl and that I found such a wonderful man that would allow me to turn a trip to Home Depot into something just short of a girl-y shopping spree! Thanks DH!!