Disclosure: Thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All items were selected, styled and loved by me!
Hi, I’m Erin – a self-proclaimed kitchen appliance and kitchen gadget junkie. The number of times I’ve told Shawn that we NEED an ice maker, a Margarita Machine, adorable slotted spoons, espresso maker, a new paper towel holder and my newest fascination — a hot dog toaster is more times than I care to admit. There’s just something about a new addition to the heart of the home [in our house – that’s the kitchen] that makes my heart skip a little and my stomach growl just a little bit more. Please tell me I am not the only one suffering from this “need all of the kitchen items” epidemic.
With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, I ventured off to Macy’s to look at some new home items [you can see how I refreshed our home last year for spring!] and immediately got lost in their kitchen section the minute my eyes laid themselves on this Nostalgia brand. Here’s the deal – slap a cute color and design on anything and I’m intrigued. Slap a cute color and design on a KITCHEN TOOL and I’m drooling, adding to cart and tracking the shipping every other hour. I did what I do best and went overboard [sorry, Shawn]. Thankfully Macy’s knows how to ease the blow with their killer sales events! Now through May 5th their Friends and Family event is happening [30% off w/code FRIEND and 15% off Cosmetics and Fragrance]! Needless to say, my kitchen is now full of the cutest gadgets that I feel like I need to tell you about, so here we go…
I’m bringing you the best first because hello, it’s hot dogs we’re talking about. I was so curious when I spotted this Nostalgia 4-Slot Retro Hot Dog Toaster, Aqua as to how it would really work. It turns out that it toasts hot dogs in the same way your grill cooks ’em [bubbles and all] and will inspire you to eat hot dogs for DAYS. Yes, speaking from experience. If you have kids [or you’re one yourself] and can’t get enough of a good dog, this machine is for you. I love that it toasts the buns as well and gives you the perfect hot dog in less than 3 minutes. We entertain constantly in the summer [it’s amazing how much a pool brings out ALL your friends and family] so I know this gadget will get a ton of use in the next several months.
Naturally, you can’t have a hot dog without a cool beverage. I added these fun ban. do Cocktail Tumblers to my cart as fast as I guzzled down this bubbly water. Being outside on the patio all summer long, I refuse to use heavy glass cups [nobody needs to be stepping on glass shards while trying to get a tan] so acrylic it is for me. Now all I need is that Margarita Machine and these cuties will be put to all sorts of use.
Charter Club Button-Shoulder Stripe Top [true to size, wearing in small]
Let’s heat things up for a second with this OH SO FUN Nostalgia Retro 12-Cup Coffee Maker which will quickly become our office best friend. Are you waking up at The Max [that was for you all Saved by the Bell fans] or your own home? You’ll never know when you’re brewin’ up your coffee in this diner style coffee maker. I added these J.a. Henckels Zwilling Sorrento Double Wall Coffee Mugs to complete the experience because I am a sucker for clear coffee mugs. I know. I’m a sucker for everything.
And now to end things on a cool note — we’re shakin’ things up in this Nostalgia Two-Speed Milkshake Maker. One of my favorite songs over the past several years is “Milkshake” by Kelis [because I am c-l-a-s-s-y] so I felt it was time to make that song come to life, every day, in my kitchen. You better believe my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard now [and by boys I mean my husband and two dogs but still, THEY COME]. If you’re trying to up your coolness factor with your nieces and nephews, sons or daughters, heck, grandmas and grandpas, this baby will do the trick. Simply add your ingredients [I went with some milk, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and chocolate wafers on top YUM] and in a matter of minutes you’ve got yourself a milkshake that will keep ’em coming back for more.
Now who’s ready to party? As for me and my kitchen, we are. BRB, I’ve got a hot dog to eat. Don’t forget to take advantage of Macy’s Friends and Family event with code FRIEND. Your 30% off discount [15% off Cosmetics and Fragrance] awaits!