Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MY FAVORITES: KitchenAid & Williams Sonoma

Normally I blog about the things I cook or craft. Today I decided to tell you about a few of my FAVORITE things to use in my kitchen.

1. KitchenAid Stand Mixer (
On my wedding day everything was absolutely perfect. Since we are wedding photographers we see a lot of gifts from the groom to the bride the day of. The most popular gift choices are jewelry, bibles, sweet handwritten notes. You know the mushy gushy stuff. My husband to be decided to do things a little differently. If you know Miles and I at all you already understand that abnormal is our style. So when they brought in my gift to open from Miles it was a little bigger than I had expected. If you were in the room with me that day you would have known by the look on my face that the KitchenAid mixer I received from Miles was PERFECT! He knew that I had always wanted one and did not get it at any of my showers. Most women would probably be angry that they received an appliance but NOT ME! Any men reading this blog take cannot go wrong with a KitchenAid mixer. Do NOT go the cheap route because it will not be the same. I use my mixer every single week and am truly in LOVE!

2. Williams Sonoma Mixing Bowls and Cups (
As nerdy as this sounds the other main kitchen gift I had been talking about long before the big day was even in the picture was the Williams-Sonoma mixing bowls. Something about a good mixing bowl just makes baking that much better. One of my best friends knew this about me and for my wedding gift got me  my set of 3 porcelain mixing bowls. These are no ordinary mixing bowls. They are heavy duty with pour spouts and handles. Sadly when I went to write this post, they no longer carry this item. Then for my birthday last year she surprised me with something I didn't even know existed. THE MATCHING MEASURING CUPS (also not available anymore). Ashley Post, if you are reading this, you are the BEST!

What are your favorite Kitchen items???


  1. This cracks me up. I mean really, I know we haven't met yet but I'm like "oh man I wonder if she can come to my house first and see my kitchen aid!!" hahaha. I love my kitchen aid too. I've wanted one for ever LOL. James's (my fiance) mom bought me a kitchen aid for chirstmas a couple years ago and I was in heaven. mine is like an eggplant/purple and there for awhile (and from time to time now) I'd catch myself walking past it in the kitchen and think/say "helloooo lover!" like Carrie and her shoes on SATC. HAHAHA!

  2. Haha! I like you already April. It takes a special person to understand that kind of love for their mixer :) Eggplant...sounds fantastic! Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE SATC!

  3. OK now you HAVE to buy the glass 5 quart CLEAR mixing bowl. It is amazing. Now when I make something like cupcakes I dont have to wash the bowl right away for the frosting because I have 2! So I just swap them out. Then get the flat beater with the scraper. Pure genious. But really get that stuff and you will love the mixer even more then you already do. AND the glass bowl comes with a lid. Perfect for the homemade pizza night to let the crust rise :)

  4. Melissa, Im not a stalker - promise! :) Love Miles from his college days and taking Danielle's wedding pictures. I love blogs - I have two. I have enjoyed watching your cooking adventures. I am not much of a cook anymore but you make me want to start again! Advice- there is a site called blogtoprint ( I think... ) . Once a year print your blog into a book for posterity and the generations behind you.