Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm A Girl and Proud Of It!

Good Sunday to all!  Hope everyone is enjoying this last day of February.  Well, as promised, here is how I know I'm a girl.  Not that I ever doubted it...

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!!




  1. That is GREAT, Kim! I have one of those lighters for my candles and it's b-o-r-i-n-g red. Now I want a green one! Should I go to Home depot tomorrow???? LOL. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! :-) XOXO

  2. No, you should go NOW! :) Unfortunately, the lighter wasn't on sale. Truth be told, I emailed someone at Lifeguard Press, hopefully they'll take it seriously. They already offer large match books and fireplace matches, seems like a logical step to me. Hope your weather is warmer than here! Have a great day!

  3. Sounds good to me but, this is coming from a woman who wants Lilly to do a Lilly themed cruise, so it's pretty easy to get my thumbs up! Like the lighter idea though!

  4. Hi Kim! I am your newest follower from Southern Mommas. You have a beautiful family and I love your blog! I already knew you were a GIRL by the color! My fav, btw!

  5. Kristina, I think a Lilly themed cruise would be GREAT!!!!! A perfect pairing!

    Laura, thank you so much for the kind words.

  6. What a wonderful blog. I love it and so glad we found each other through southern mama's. Look forward to coming back for more. Your family is beautiful!