I shall call her Martha.


Martha. How I love thee. I wonder if she’s nice in real life? I think she would be. However, I must say that Kathy Griffin’s jokes about her are hilarious, and if you’ve seen any of her stand-up, you know what I mean. It’s not that she’s being mean to my Martha (yeah, my Martha) it just seems to poke fun at her perfectness. Is that a word? It should be. Perfectness.

This post is about my other Martha. Here’s a picture of her and her family members. We have half the family as of right now:


Image from Macys.com

I decided to name the stand mixer Martha. I bought her on Sunday with my friend Leslie at Macy’s, since Macy’s is the only place you can buy it in this beautiful, perfect color called Martha Blue. We received the blender as a wedding gift from Corey and Joanna, so now we only need the food processor (which is not pictured in the family photo…weird) and the hand mixer. I have my issues with the hand mixer, and maybe you all can help convince me to buy it anyway. My issue is what would I use it for that my stand mixer couldn’t do? Is the hand mixer better for quick/easy stuff, while Martha is better used for making lots and lots of cupcakes? Thoughts my friends?

Well, I would like all 4 because I am planning on having our future kitchen be black, white, and Martha blue. Sort of like this AMAZING kitchen makeover from Life on Grace. Here are a few pics:




For more pictures and all the lovely details of her makeover, click here.


Thanks Leslie for helping me buy Martha! I love you!


Thanks for Martha’s sibling, Joanna & Corey!

Now only one question remains- what do I name the blender? I don’t want it to feel like the step-sibling of Martha, so I need to name it SOON.



  1. Embellished Bayou
    July 2, 2009 / 2:22 am

    You must name the blender Francesca. It is the name of one of Martha's dogs and it makes me happy just to say it.

  2. Monica the Bride
    July 2, 2009 / 2:29 am

    Francesca…I like that. :o)

  3. Anonymous
    July 2, 2009 / 7:54 pm

    oh wow that kitchen is great!!

  4. MonkeyMama
    July 4, 2009 / 3:28 pm

    Hmm, I don't think I've used the hand beater since I got the KA mixer…so I'd say get the food processer before the hand beater!

  5. Anonymous
    July 4, 2009 / 5:46 pm

    Martha is very nice!!! The time I spent with her she is funny too! Happy 4th!!!!E