I’ve had my eye on this little ditty for quite some time now.

Any Harry Potter fan in the universe would agree that this golden snitch necklace is beyond awesome. It’s geeky as hell, but also cute enough to be considered a fashionable accessory. Plus it has a hidden clock, which is just magical. I’m smitten. 

I actually have no idea why I haven’t bought it yet, as it only costs $3.68 (plus $5.85 for shipping) on ZTBoutiques’ Etsy store

Even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan (shame on you), this piece would make a fantastic gift for a friend that is because it’s cheap, but it doesn’t look cheap. I know, I’m a sneak. But that’s how I roll and you can either use it to your advantage or just deal with it.

Anyway, somebody remind me to buy this later? Thanks.

Thankfully, this ice blue Kitchenaid Stand Mixer is something I already own. Prior to the sweet Black Friday deal that enabled me to buy it, however, I’d been drooling over it for ages.

Though it was a big investment, and probably one that I should’ve waited to make, I don’t in any way regret it.

The first thing I made with lil’ ice, as I’ve affectionately nicknamed it, was a batch of butterbeer cupcakes, which you can see pictured above. Yes, you read that correctly, butterbeer cupcakes. That’s Harry Potter speak, for any of you scoundrels that are somehow unaware of the glorious substance that is butterbeer. I’ve also made gnocci, cookies, and frostings of all varieties with lil’ ice (I hope you all know I just made that name up, by the way). All from scratch, all delicious. 

I don’t plan on quitting baking or cooking anytime soon, so I’d say this was a pretty worthwhile investment, and one that I’d recommend to any and all girls that enjoy cooking. This model will run you $271.75 on Amazon.com, so you might want to consider doing as I did and wait for a spectacular sale. 

May all your baking dreams come true, little readers.

p.s.- As a bonus for being so lovely, here’s the butterbeer cupcake recipe! If any of you decide to give it a go, leave me a comment to let me know how they came out!