Vitamix Pipe Dreams and an Anniversary Giveaway


Thanks for all the anniversary wishes 😀 I have to admit, I felt a little vulnerable posting all of those wedding pictures. But…then I figured they’re posted elsewhere on the internet (with our permission) for the public to see, so why not?

I woke up this morning and deemed it only appropriate to bring out my anniversary present to make an anniversary breakfast:



For those of you who guessed a Vitamix, you guessed right.




I may or may not have done a happy dance…




However, the trickster got me at first. A box filled with a cook book…cotton balls…and bricks? “Well cotton balls represent the 2nd year anniversary,” he said. By this time, I knew he was joking 😉



 See what he did for the first traditional anniversary gift here.

The real deal.


Obviously, I began filling it up and blending my little heart frozen bananas out:




Let it be known that I thought owning a Vitamix was among the wishes of finally finding “a spot” for my keys, leaving the house on time for work, and dating Justin Timberlake. You know, a pipedream.



smoothest smoothie evaa.

Shane’s response to my Vitamix pleas were along the line of "you’re out of your freaking mind.” 




Needless to say, it was a very pleasant surprise 😀




the vortex I’d only heard about in story books Vitamix reviews.

I immediately put it to the test.

What used to take around 5 MINUTES of me looking like I was dirty dancing with my old blender (it took constant shaking in order for it to get what I was blending smooth) took the Vitamix not even 30 seconds.



I was amazed. And I obviously have a slight obsession with pumpkin pie smoothies in a bowl with crumbled whole wheat pumpkin bread on top 😉


ok, ok – now on to the Anniversary Giveaway!

My friend Debby from Sahale Snacks is offering ONE reader TWO Sahale Snack gifts!



Sing Buri Cashews




The classic and delicious Valdosta pecans.

Read my review of Sahale snacks waaayyyyy back in this post. If you don’t feel like reading, I liked ‘em – very delicious glazed nuts!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about a dream that you once thought was a pipe dream, but has since come true! It can be silly like owning a Vitamix (actually…that’s very serious business) or serious like a huge life change.

Comment away – and I’ll pick a winner at random and in Thursday morning’s post 😀

Have a fabulous end to your Monday, friends! I’m off to do a wee bit more work, and then Shane and I are going to celebrate the anniversary a little more 🙂


26 Responses

  1. I used to never think I’d be below 200 lbs again…. I’ve lost 35 lbs so far, down to 180 and still going!!

  2. hmmm…

    a dream I thought would never happen was working from home doing what I love–reporting! it came true this summer and I couldn’t be happier.

    glad you are loving the vitamix! how awesome!

  3. I want to run a 5k in under 22 minutes.

    I’m pretty sure this means more speedwork will have to happen. But I’m gonna do it!!!

  4. Congrats on the Vita-mix and the anniversary! My favorite thing to make is the endless varieties of nut butters with my Vita-mix.

    My pipe dream was completing a half- marathon, and I did it last May. It might not have been quick, but it was 13.1 continuous miles of effort, both mentally and physically.

  5. My pipe dreams —

    running a marathon
    falling in love

    And for future:

    getting a PhD

  6. Happy Anniversary! What a great gift, your husband did well!
    My anniversary is coming up in a couple weeks:)

  7. Well #1 wish would be…to win the LOTTERY!…and since that’s a long shot—my next one is to be able to run my first half marathon without dying…and considering that I’m not a fan of “running”… I hope and wish that that would come true.

    Congrats on the Vitamix — I feel the same way about mine..

  8. Running a 10 K!

  9. Yay! Congrats on the Vitamix! So exciting!

    I thought that living by myself and loving it would never happen, but it totally has! I am living it up!

  10. Awww! Yay 🙂 I’m excited about your vitamix!! Hmmm the one thing I got that I never thought I would get would have to be my jeep! It seems kind of lame, but I’d wanted one since birth! After saving up, I finally made it happen 🙂

  11. When I was a young (age 7-13) I had this dream of traveling Norway and speaking Norwegian. However, I have a VERY difficult time learning new languages (as far as my learning strengths are concerned). That, and Norway is freaking expensive. So this dream was far off. Earlier this year I lived in Norway for a semester. I took a fast progression language course and travelled the country. I got to see the area, made Norwegian friends and progressed far enough where I could speak Norwegian for the entire day (including sitting down with native Norwegians and chatting over coffee). This is one dream I made a reality!

  12. I thought running a marathon was a pipe dream. Now, running a marathon is a reality.

    Enjoy your luxuriously smooth smoothies! What a perfect gift 🙂

  13. I had dreams about getting married a whole month before we got engaged. CRAZY!!

    I’m so jealous of your blender–I don’ think I could ever convince hubby to go for it.

  14. I dreamed of getting a Gucci Bag for my Birthday and lucky for me, my parents were able to get me that amazing gift!! 🙂

  15. i am sooo happy for you!!!!

    i got mine about 2 yrs ago and it changed my life. at first you make alot of dips and purees. Then you realize you can throw out your: stand mixer, blender, food proc, juicer, and every other appliance other than your coffee maker:)

    Some ppl say they need those other things, i dont. Vita only.

    Pipe dream? a day after closing on our house in AZ HATING AZ and thinking id never get back to san diego. But we did, 10 mos later 🙂

  16. My biggest pipe dream growing up was to someday work in the concert business. It’s a lot less glamorous than I once envisioned, however I’ve been in it for almost 7 years and still am lovin’ it.
    Another one was of settling down with the man of my dreams… we’ve been together for 6 years, bought a house this year. I still gotta convince him that marriage isn’t *scary*, but I’d say we’re settled!

  17. And – hooray for the VitaMix! What a great anniversary gift!

  18. going to Europe… we leave next summer 🙂 there’s a light at the end of the pipe! ahhh! the blender of champions! congrats!

  19. My pipe dream was going to Canada for skiing. Had always wanted to go since I am a huge skiier. My husband surprised me for our honeymoon by taking me to Whistler, Canada!

    He must love me! 😉

  20. i never thought i would make it to italy — and definitely not before i was married. i assumed i’d have my honeymoon there. i was just there in january and it was fabulous!

  21. Happy, happy annversary! I love the pictures – what a beautiful wedding!

    and yay for the vitamix!!!

    Honestly, one of my pipe-dreams just came true: I’m writing and it’s being published! It’s not a paying gig and I’m still working full time in another job that I don’t enjoy, but it’s a move in the right direction!

  22. You are soooo lucky! I have dreamed of owning the Vitamix! I just celebrated my 2nd anniversary last week and unfortunately, I did not receive something that cool. 🙂 Congrats on the anniversary and enjoy the Vitamix. Hopefully, I will own one someday . . .

  23. Awww happy anniversary!! You guys are adorable! Beach weddings are fabulous!

    Pipe dreams…to become a veterinarian and run a marathon! Focusing on one for now. run run run! 🙂

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