This ‘Ain’t’ Your Mama’s KitchenAid!

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About a month ago, I purchased my very first KitchenAid stand mixer. I have enjoyed a Kitchen Aid hand mixer for many years (and have owned other brands of stand mixers), but never took the plunge for the KitchenAid stand mixer.

One day one of my FABfave Shopping networks, QVC, had the KitchenAid stand mixer as their Today’s Special Value. It came with two mixing bowls, an additional paddle attachment, and the much sought after splatter shield. The icing on the cake… they had it in the color cranberry, aka HOT PINK! My Sorors know that I had to have that pink mixer!

Since it has arrived I have been a baking fool. From breads, to cakes, to cookies, and more. I have been having a blast with my KitchenAid. That is until I saw Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman” on TV with the cutest KA mixer ever! “I MUST have that,” I thought. I researched and it was a $500 custom paint job. Thanks but no thanks. *insert my giving Ree the side eye here* Here is her amazing mixer.

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I was NOT going to pay $500 to trick out my mixer, but was determined to find that look for less. I went on Google, Pinterest, eBay, everywhere. Somehow I came across some ideas on Etsy. This is where I hit the jackpot! Look at my mixer now…

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How did I do it? Want the deets? Of course I’m going to share!

FABulous ones, get into this! I lucked up and found Chirsty Boland and Flip Flop Graphics on Etsy. I also located their Facebook page. Christy was so very helpful.

On her Etsy page, I found the hibiscus design that I wanted for the mixer, but I could not decide on flower colors. I contacted her on Facebook and got a super quick response. She helped me pick the flower colors and everything. This was one of my easiest and most fun online experiences ever. I highly recommend Flip Flop Graphics for not only mixer decals, but decals for other purposes. Christy rocks! Check out some of her other designs…

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I posted pictures of my new and improved mixer on the “Temp-Tationistas Anonymous Facebook group (I will tell you about the Nistas or as I call them, FABnistas, in another post and explain my fascination with Temp-tations bakeware). Here is what some FABnistas had to say…

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If you want the tricked out stand mixer look for less, please check out Flip Flop Graphis. Make sure to tell her that Kimora sent you.

And FABnistas, I want to see your mixers when they are done. I have a feeling that the Nista with the best picture will get a prize….. I’ve been itching to do a contest, so stay tuned! Oh, follow my Facebook blog page. I’m just getting back into the swing of things. I appreciate your patience. Smooches!

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