#669 Chicago & the stand mixer.
by Erin Napier
After baking last week, I realized how much I really do enjoy baking (when it turns out right). Which made me really really want a retro Kitchenaid stand mixer like Mallorie’s, but it’s hard to justify such a huge purchase when my hand mixer does just as well, it’s just inconvenient. All my friends have one, which seems sort of like a symbol of their supreme womanhood, leaving me feeling sorely inadequate in that respect. So I put out a cry for help on facebook and urged any of my friends who might have one they rarely use to let me buy it from them.
Wouldn’t you know our friend Mickey comes through with one that I can just HAVE free of charge?
For payment, he only asks that I promise to bake him a cake in the future. That’s my kind of deal. I am a serious believer in the bartering system, even though this isn’t an equal trade in any way. I can’t WAIT to make my family a red velvet masterpiece!
Also, this afternoon Ben, Hope, her Aunt Ammie and I saw Chicago at Jones. It brought back extremely fond memories for me, playing one of the jailbird murderesses in 2004 at LLT.
Today’s sets (by our friend Adam Trest) and the talent were unreal and I felt like I was seeing the movie played out live in front of me. I never cared for the broadway version with their boring black costumes, but I’m a huge fan of the Rob Marshall movie.
I wanna play Roxie when I grow up. Am I too late?
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!