I was looking at a $20, Black and Decker blender from Canadian Tire a month ago. I told Aji I wanted to get it, but after reading the online reviews, we quickly decided against buying it, even if it was really cheap. We ended up getting this new Oster blender on sale, from Costco. It was $40 before taxes and I didn’t really want to get it at first. Mom and I went to Costco 2 weeks ago and she picked up the same blender for herself and told me I should get it too if I wanted one because it was a good brand, and it’s cheap. I thought about finding a cheaper one, but I also thought, it’s Costco, I can always return it, if it doesn’t work out for me. A few days later, I tried it out to make fruit shakes for Aji and I. I’m happy to report that this thing is not being returned. It’s staying right where it is, on our kitchen counter. It crushes ice with ease and minimal noise (well, as much noise as a blender will have; you know what I mean, it doesn’t sound like it’s having a hard time crushing the ice; give it a few pulses and you have a smoothie).
This Oster blender looks exactly like this, except it’s 16 speed, 700 watts, with all metal motor and blades. (I sound like a salesman, don’t I?)
If it’s starting to warm up wherever you are, I hope this inspires you to get ready for summer! Bring on the fruit shakes and smoothies!
Have a great weekend!
Last year, Aji won me a magazine subscription to this, through Fido (our mobile carrier). I just got my 4th one the other day; They started coming in last February and I’m to get 6 issues for free. I’ve decided to put together a compilation of my favorites, from the magazines I get. This one’s for the month of May.
My FLARE FAVES: May 2012 Issue
These are some of the featured shoes and accessories I would love to get. Top left, wedge sandals have sparkly rhinestones. Top right, open-toed heeled shoes have lace. Bottom left, pointy-toed heeled shoes have a floral print all the way to the heel. Who wouldn’t love this bracelet, bottom right? The heart shaped charm has the word “Mother” written on it. What a sweet Mother’s day gift!
Sometimes, you just need that ‘special occasion’ dress. Here are some that I really liked from Flare, May issue. (Ok so the bottom left one isn’t so special but it’s such a nice ensemble I decided to add it to this one)
I am loving the Chanel lipstick (top left) and the green spectacles (top right). Bottom left, shows Parisian fashion being effortless. Bottom right photo shows how beautiful, properly applied liquid eyeliner should look.
These are a few haircuts/styles you can try. My personal favorite is the mid-length, straight-cut with bangs sported by Rose Byrne.
Which shoes, dresses, accessories, hairstyles do you like best? Let me know your thoughts!
Have a spectacular weekend!