Tuesday, September 2, 2008

:::DID CHRISTMAS COME EARLY??? :::

AIN'T LIFE JUST GRAND !!I had the most awesome day today. I think the postman either has a mad crush on me...or the people in blogland are the MOST INCREDIBLE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET......
Just look what was waiting for me upon my arrival home from work....

First The beautiful and generous Kindra of "3 guys a girl and a Prim Place" had a give-a-way a couple of weeks ago. Her handsome son Kellon choose my name as the WINNER!!! WOO HOO YAY! She had made this gorgeous hand painted game board as the prize. She also has an Etsy shop and I couldn't resist ordering the name blocks to go with my wonderful prize....check this out!





I'm still trying to decide how to display them....heck I've found 3 different places in my house that they look awesome! They will probably migrate around my house and get accessorized a million different ways! Make sure to take the time to go see Kindra's blog and the wonderous stuff she makes. The prices are fabulous and her work is exceptional!

AND IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH!!!


I've had a chance to meet so many amazing people here in blogland. I can't tell you how glad I am that BJ finally drug me over here. One of those special people I've had the pleasure to meet is Tracey over at "I am me"" She is so kind and sweet and has a really lovely blog. Her love of animals is amazing and I admire how she takes care of so many of God's furry creatures. And she generously sent me a very special package full of goodies galore!!!




At this point my heart is thumping because I just know there is something awesome hiding under all that paper........

YIPPEEEEE just look at the pretty card...and CHECK OUT THE adorable handmade tags on each gift. I can't believe she went to so much trouble to make such beautiful tags!!!! She remembered my little buddy Ozzie.....





And my bigger buddy Crumpet.....





And stuff for Nikki....YAY THAT'S ME!!!! I love the little ribbons and the cool gift wrap...she really went the extra mile to make it special!



The first gift was a beautiful Notebook. With books on the cover...hmmm she's been paying close attention to the fact I love to read.....

And the final package was this amazing picture frame...it's really heavy...and looks like stone. And it has the most precious quote carved into the front.

THANK YOU TRACEY!!

It is a lovely and thoughtful gift and I appreciate the fact that you took the time and went to so much trouble to make it extra special!

Both of these ladies are a perfect example of generosity and grace. I appreciate you both so very much!

35 comments:

joelandbecca said...

What great goodies! OK-Twilight-it is so hard to explain why to read them. I was embarassed to tell people that I liked them when I first read them. But, they are geared towards Young Adults. Girls-teenagers. So the love story is innocent enough. But, the concept is really intriquing. Good vampires? Huh? And there is always a little mysterious twist, that you never saw coming. If you go that route, I would love to know what you thought.

BTW-I saw that you like Odd Thomas. I suggested that on Saturday as a book that we should consider. The same person that referred me to the Twilight series told me about Odd Thomas just a month ago or so-then I was looking at your profile and saw it listed....in the mouth of two or three witnesses...so I suggested it to book club!

All I can say-read it-you'll love it!

Oh and BTW #2-we are going to Utah for Christmas. I am so excited-I am seriously on the countdown! Isn't your family from Utah coming soon? I hope you have so much fun with them! Is it weird that I feel and act like I know you?

Smilingsal said...

What wonderful gifts. You must be floating!

Brown-Eyes said...

Well, good early, early morning or very late, late night whichever this is...just stoppong by to have a peek at your FUN blog. I am with you on BJ being a real jewel....what a sweetheart! ;-) Bo

Darlene said...

Congratulations...those are some fabulous gifts!!!

Heather said...

Look at you, lucky girl!! Such cute things.

Picket said...

Morning Nikki!!! Oh man what great gifts! Congrats girl...I love...love...love those name blocks!!! Course if I had one made for all my family there would be so many I could build a small house!!! lol lol Hope you are having a great week my friend!

Linda said...

What neat goodies! I love the first picture with the little red stool and the name blocks all stacked - looks perfect to me!

Elizabeth said...

I really wanted that game board, but I'm glad someone I know won it! The name boards are great; maybe I'll get some for Christmas gifts.
Don't you love the bloggy gifts!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the first picture too!

Congrats on your special gifts all are wonderful:0
Rondell

Donna said...

Nikki!!!! How lucky you are!!!! :) I love the goodies!!! Both were soooo full of thought! I bet Crumpet and Ozzie were both tickled pink that they got new toys! (Yaaaaaay!)

xoxoxoxo,
Donna

onlymehere said...

Awesome gifts! I love the name blocks, and what a fun unexpected surprise from Tracey! Christmas certainly did come early for you!!

Nikki said...

It sounds like Christmas! Beautiful gifts.

Deb said...

Hi Nikki, great gifts! Tracey really is a sweetie! Deb

ko said...

Nikki`
What an awesome post! You must feel so loved! :) TOOO COOL! I think your dogs are loved by many too!!!! Your great, and your love for life blesses my heart!
Kyley

Shelia said...

OH, Nikki! I'm so proud for you! I know the feeling ~ people in Blogland are just amazing! I love all your things. Congratulations for being so wonderful!! lol I really mean that.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Berry's Patch said...

Nikki,

What cute stuff! I will totally need to meet Tracey. I tend to flock towards people that love animals as much as I do. And by the way, you are my new favorite commenter. I think I'm going to print out your comments and frame them. I'm not kidding!!! Also, love how you use the word "freaking". My favorite word!

Brandee :-)

Twice as Nice said...

Sometimes we touch lives through our words without even knowing it. It's so nice when someone lets us know that we matter to them. It warms the heart.

Insane Mama said...

How fun to meet blogging friends in real life!

Kindra said...

My handmades look so good against that wall color! What color is that?! And I love that red stool! I'm so glad you like everything! I just love creating and making people happy. It really fills my heart with such joy!

And you did hit the mail motherload yesterday!! The other goodies were such a great surprise as well!

Mechelle said...

So cute. I am going to that Etsy shop right now. m

bj said...

Oh, my...I am getting excited just READING about all these fabulous goodies!! You deserve them all, Nikki, girl...and, I am so glad you decided to blog 'cause we all just love you AND your cute and funny blog.
love, bj

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Nikki, What great goodies you got in the mail today! Everything is so pretty! Love the picture frame! I am hosting a give-away celebrating my 100th post, so come by if you get a chance and enter! :) ~Rhonda

Shay said...

Hi Nikki!
I just found your blog through Linda! Wow, what wonderful goodies! Kindra is such a sweetie, I just love her and her work is amazing! You received some great things!

I love your pictures! Kindra's work looks so at home there! Fits right into your lovely home!!

You have a beautiful family & cute pups as well! Thanks for sharing & I hope you have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Shannon

Charli and me said...

Wow what fabulous treasures! Congratulations! I hope you have a splendid day.

Michael said...

Don'tcha just love getting presents??? You got some great ones...I love all the personal touches...very cool!

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

One of the many perks of blogland is the love that is sent to your doorstep.... Life is grand indeed ;)

hugs,
rue

Brenda Kula said...

Yep, love Blog Land! Some of the sweetest people I've had the chance to meet. Congrats on your goodies. And those for your furbabies!
Brenda

Mrs. B said...

I love your new goodies! That was so sweet! Yes, blogland truly is filled with wonderful people!

Marie said...

What wonderful gifts! I can't believe you WON that gameboard! It's fantastic! I used to sort of/still do collect gameboards. I can't afford the REAL ones, so reproductions work for me. Yours is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Nikki, Lucky, lucky you. The best part is how wonderful your game board fit you decor. How fun to do changes as well.

And then, more gifts all so wonderful.
All just for you and the ahem, stars of your blog. Smile.

Nikki, thanks for all of your kind visits and words of support during these past days. I am actually feeling much better now. Knee replacement is tough, but I'm tougher, sometimes. smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,

Love your goodies, you're such a lucky girl !!! I will have to check out those blocks love em....

I know you love to read I do too, I wonder if you could help me remember the name of a book I can't for the life of me remember ~ if I were to tell you how the story went ??

Thanks so much,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Tracey said...

You are so very welcome Nikki! I loved getting you goodies because you are such a sweetheart!!!
I just love blogland and all the friends I have met.
I hope Ozzie and Crumpet like their toys :) If you get a chance will you take a picture of them playing with their toys?
I LOVE the gameboard you won....looks great where you put it along with the name blocks!!
I will definitely have to go check out her blog and her beautiful handmade things.
:) Tracey

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for coming by. I loved your words.I have always seen things black and white. NO Grey area for me. It hasn't always made people love me,but oh well Jesus dose=)
Your page is beautiful. I must go look around.Come back sometimes.

Carolynn said...

Hey Nikki,
I have nominated your blog for the "I Love Your Blog" Award! Come on over to my site to pick up your award.

Here are the rules for the award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person from whom you received your award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

Carolynn

Nancy said...

Congrats Nikki! Those are great gifts...love that picture frame! Blessings, nancy

 

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