Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm Sew Excited!

No, I didn't spell that incorrectly. That's right, I got my sewing machine! My goal was $200, but my mom alerted me of a deal that ended Monday at Target. This Brother XL3750 sewing machine was on price cut for $99.99. It had all the features I wanted and seemed to be a pretty good machine. So, I bought it. I haven't used it yet, but I'm crossing my fingers that it won't break on me and it'll be a good machine for a while. I'm so happy!

Now my next goal is to get a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Oh yeah, that's right - the mother of all Stand-mixers. Isn't she beautiful? I'm either going to get the Artisan or a higher model. My goal will be to save up $300. I'll keep my eye out for a deal though! I'll keep you updated on my $ making progress in posts and in the top right hand box on my blog.

I'm starting with $106.13. That's $11.13 left over from my paypal account (from e-baying) after buying the sewing machine and $95 left over from the $125 I made from the focus group. So, that's only $193.87 to go and 35% of my goal!

Are you saving for anything? Do you have any more ideas on how to make money????


  1. Congratulations on getting such a bargin on your sewing machine. I was thinking how much I would like to sew again. I made a dress in high school and wore it during a fashion show. I have not used a sewing machine since and I have one that belonged to my grandmother. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kim,
    Your kitchen Aid Stand Mixer is on sale at
    Wal-Mart for $199--that is a super bargin! Hope all is well with you!

  3. I believe it is the classic. The metal bowl does not have a handle and it does not include the plastic shield. I am sure you can look it up online at Wal-Mart. I love mine and have had it for years. I would read consumer reports before spending that kind of money. I received mine as a free gift from American Express for using customer rewards points. That was about 7 years ago.

  4. For more savings on Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer or any other small appliances visit which is a shopping comparison website.

  5. Thought I would stop by only to see that you have been taking a little time off too! Hope you are doing well.

  6. Happy belated Birthday!!!! Miss your blog! I hope you start back soon! I am collecting great soup recipes if you have any. Check out my blog when you get time.

  7. Oh yes, please do! I need more soup recipes. Send both or whatever one is your favorite. Also, I checked out your other blog today for the first time and it is so awesome! I love the baby decor. Beautiful website!


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