Thursday, October 9, 2008

ASTOUNDED BY GENEROSITY!

I came to blogland a little over 2 months ago. I didn't know what to expect....I guess I really didn't have too many expectations at all. I figured I'd write something down once or twice a week, my family would read it and pat me on the head....and that would be that. Who knew! I had no idea that so many amazing people would come along , and share their lives, ideas, and passions. This has been such an incredible learning experience for me. I want everyone who visits here and leaves wonderful comments to know how very humbled and grateful I am. You all bring smiles to my face and joy to my heart.

And the one thing that I find so unreal, is the generosity of the people I've met here. People with such HUGE hearts, that I wonder how they even fit them inside their wee bodies! I want to introduce you all to one of those talented, generous people. Her name is Cheryl and she blogs at "Blueberry buttons". I've been going to her blog for awhile now...I don't even remember how I found her...or she found me. Who cares...I'm glad we did. She is a wonderful lady and I enjoy my visits with her!

And Cheryl...I just have to say I'm BLOWN AWAY by your thoughtful gift. I got home from work last night and I found a package on my doorstep! This wasn't a gift swap, or a "pass it on" this was a gift...just because. I get choked up just typing that...."just because" . Some people are so thoughtful.

Inside was this adorable card...that said "thank you". Thank you for what I thought? I didn't do anything!

And then I read the inside........

Thank you for making my day. I guess for some reason my stupid posts just make Cheryl smile. How cool is that. And how sweet that she would send something to express her thanks. Again...I'm BLOWN AWAY!

There was this adorable framed picture...I love flowers...and check out what it says! Thank you so much Cheryl. I LOVE IT!


And if that wasn't more than enough....there were these.


Now Cheryl makes these Home made all natural dog treats herself. YEAH...can you believe it! She bakes dog cookies!

So I had to give one to the boys.....











Well you can see what the boys thought about their gift Cheryl. Can I just tell you that Crumpet is pretty persnickety about the things he'll eat. And I thought he was gonna take my fingers off when I held up the first treat. They smell so good....(heck I was tempted myself lol) They snarfed these treats down like there was no tomorrow! If you love your puppies...and you want to see there waggely butts go a mile a minute....go over to "4 pampered paws" and check these out. Your furbabies will be oh so glad you did!

I can't thank you enough Cheryl. You made my heart get all warm and fuzzy and I feel so overwhelmed!

I also got another package the same night. BONUS! I've tried to resist these....time and again I really really have. But I finally couldn't take the temptation any more and I had to order some of those gorgeous note cards from Fifi Flowers.
They are even more gorgeous in person. I am so thrilled with everything. I fell in love with her bicycle series and had to have them. But they are waaaaay to pretty to actually use. I'm gonna have no choice but to frame them!



I also ordered a book mark...as much as I read...I deserve an O-SO-CLASSY bookmark right! Well not only did she send me the one I ordered. But she sent me another one as a special gift! What a woman! I love it so much Fifi. Thank you thank you!


If you haven't visited her or seen her paintings...you're missing out on something very special. Go...GO NOW!

58 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That's so wonderful! The blog world is amazing, isn't it?

Bo said...

Nikki...every kind word you wrote can be turned around and said right back at you...Your sweet and funny personality shines through every comment you post to me and I'm sure the other bloggers too! Love those boys also... ;-) Bo

bloggin' Chrystal said...

wowWii! That's wonderful! You must be doing some good posting and commenting. I love your blog...here's a little joy and blog love from me!

squawmama said...

Hi SIS... Well you are well deserving of it all because you are the most special person always making people smile. Your posts are always so delightful... I love it when I see you name pop to the top of my favorite list and not to mention I am so glad we are sisters in Blogsville... You are one sweet woman don't ever change... I am so happy I found you and hope t o be friends for a long long time....

Love & Hugs,
Donna

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I too am loving the blogger world. I very much enjoy your blog and your pupper dogs. How nice that you were blessed (doubly) this week. I'm off to check out the blog you mentioned...

The Blonde Duck said...

How sweet is that!

Jan said...

Great showing of generosity. I love the dogs sending out the love too.

joelandbecca said...

I can't believe you have only been blogging two months! You are a rock star! I totally agree, blogland is pretty amazing. Such great people! Inclucing you!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I agree with you there are so many nice people here in Blogland :) I too found Fifi a short time ago and love her blog she is so talented, I bought one of her bracelets and she tucked in a bookmark; an added bonus that I just LOVE.

I love coming to your blog for a visit, it's always fun.

Have a great week-end,
Kathy :)

Chris said...

Girl, you're pretty clever and talented to have been at this for 2 months. You write the funniest posts, not to mention your talent with taking photos then putting caption on them. You start my day with a smile, so keep up the good work. We all love you in Blogland.

Hugs,
Chris

jill jill bo bill said...

That was great!!!! I know exactly what you mean about the blog love! It's indescribable! And makes me feel like a loser that I don't reciprocate as much as I should! You are so deserving of all the love sent your way! You rock!

Darlene said...

How sweet was that!?!! You definitely bring joy to all of us with your blog!

That is so neat!!!

gingela5 said...

Wow--that's incredibly nice! Blog friends are the best! Sometimes I feel like I know them better than my actual friends!

Smilingsal said...

You are ONE SPOILED LADY!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hey Nikki! You absolutely deserve gifts because you bring daily doses of joy and laughter into your fellow bloggie's lives!!!! I know I will feel happy every time I visit you! Now, I'm upset with Miss Fifi! Everytime I look at the notecards I purchased I want to redo my whole house!!!! I like the bike series (I got the flowers) I plan on framing mine too but am not sure the best place to display them??? Have a fantastic weekend and stay out of trouble?? - Sincerely, Jeannette

Mama said...

Cheryl is such a thoughtful lady to have sent all those goodies to you Nikki, they are beautiful. Ozzie and Crumpet are not only talented, funny and cute they are so polite too, I think I love them as much as Vanni does.
Fifi's notecards and book markers are really lovely, my! what a delightful day you had yesterday, could not have happened to a nicer lady, enjoy!. Kathy

Penny said...

Ooooh, that is so cool. Whata great day for a great lady!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Nikki ~ Cheryl is indeed a special lady. I've been going to her blog for a couple months now. Her mom makes THE best lotion..I love it!

I love blogland so much...with people like you and Cheryl and everyone else...that's what makes this so much fun!

Crumpet and Ozzie are so lucky to have you for a mommy!

Hugz,
michele

bj said...

OOOOO, boy!! I LOVE that little picture...what a wonderful treat to receive in the mail. She is such a sweet lady. And, yes, I can tell the boys loved their treats, too.
I need to ck out the notecards...they look so cute.
love, bj

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Nikki what a lovely post...the same can be said about you. Posting, commenting, meeting new neighbors...it is all a wonderful process. It definitely is a creative outlet but also it is a road towards wonderful friendships, and aren't we all enjoying the drive!
Blessings,
Debbie

Jan said...

You got the ACORN joke. :)

Angie said...

Nikki...

Ok...when ya do the thought clouds for the dogs...I almost always about pee my pants from laughing so hard! But, on a more serious note...I found your blog when I was in a really depressed way of thinking..and it made me laugh so hard..that I just knew that I found it for a reason. Don't ever doubt how much impact you can have on someone just by being yourself and sharing your world...I know I always leave here smiling and thinking..boy is she crazy..I love it....

Love, Angie

Pedaling said...

alright, that's it, starting today, im done posting political and am following the likes of what you post :)
love those bike notecards and i love fifi, so, i guess will order me some for myself.
i can see why you are loved. you deserve it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What cool goodies you got! The boys look very happy! :) Those note cards are fabulous!!! ~Rhonda

Sandy Toes said...

How wonderful! A Surprise is so wonderful! I am truly amazed by all of you in Blogland...I just wish we all could get together and meet at Cyber Starbucks!
-Sandy Toes

Raxx - A day in the life said...

No surprise here Nikki, youre a great person and it shows! I look forward to your sense of humor and your great writing.

You deserve this and Cheryl is sweet to have done this, Fifi too!

Nancy said...

Nikki, Congrats on the surprise you recieved in the mail...what fun!!! The cards are beautiful, I have seen them and thought about ordering them. Nancy

da Bergs said...

You ARE so fun... no wonder you have such good friends!!!

Big Hair Envy said...

Nikki, You are truly a blessing to the blogging world. Keep doing what you do - we are ALL better for it:)

Luv ya girlie!

imjacobsmom said...

Nikki,
I think that blogging is fun, too. I can't wait to get home from work and get the supper dishes cleaned up so that I can read everyone's contributions. People are so creative and clever. And really everyone is so kind. I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon RMS and Gollum for starting her blog. Without her I never would have thought of doing such a thing. Thanks for your kind words and fun spirited posts. They make my day, too! ~ Robyn

Michael said...

What a great surprise! I love stopping by your little place on the net...after a long, stressful day at work and/or school, your funny anecdotes and cheery music always lift my spirits. I'm gonna head over to Cheryl's blog now.

Have a great night!

The Berry's Patch said...

Well look at you lucky lady and lucky furbabies. I love getting something in the mail. Anyone, anyone??? :-)

Sue said...

OKAY WHAT'S YOUR SECRET TO SO MANY BLOG HITS? HOW DID YOU GET SO MANY FOLLOWERS IN JUST 2 MONTHS?? I'M LUCKY IF MY FAMILY READS MY BLOG AND I HAVE TO FORCE MY FRIENDS TO READ IT, I DON'T THINK THEY DO THEY JUST TELL ME THEY DO....HONESTLY HOW DO YOU GET THIS BLOG THING GOING?? SUE IN ATLANTA

Tracey said...

Wow Nikki!!
Cool goodies you and the boys got!
I will have to go check out Cheryl's blog. I do that too - find a cool blog and can't figure out how I got there :)
I have two of Fifi's bookmarks too, I think I am gonna frame mine, they are so cute.
Happy Day, Tracey

Linda said...

Aww how sweet is that! Bloggers are the nicest people!! You have only been blogging for 2 months? I feel like I have know you forever - but then I have only been at it since April! LOL What did we do before??!!

Justine said...

Oh wow, what a really sweet, kind, loving, wonderful thing Cheryl did for you and the fuzzies!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, I loved reading about this! Hey Cheryl, if I stop shaving my body hair and start barking, will you send me a treat? LOL
Justine :o )

santamaker said...

It's so great to hear of the friendships that are formed through this square thing that we type into!! Looks like your furbabies loved the treats!
Whatja think about Project Runway last night? Wasn't it odd who ended up being the last two?!? I had liked Jerrell's clothing all through the series, but his wedding dress was too weird, and the bridesmaid dress was awful! That scrappy little Kenley really fought to stay in it! Even though she's a bratt, I'm kinda pulling for her. She's so creative!

Carolynn said...

I second Bo's comment. You are totally deserving and My Gawd woman, does Animal Planet know your dogs talk?! You're sitting on a gold mine over there!

Either that or you're consuming copious amounts of hallucinogenics.

Either way, you go, girl!

French said...

I love your posts and just think how lucky we ALL are to have found blog land! How fun to have received a package unexpectedly! Love those pooches! French;)

Shelia said...

Oh, Nikki, you're the greatest! That's why you were treated with gifts!! Blogland is so wonderful and I've so enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful ones, like you, well, I feel as if I know you a little better since RMS!!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me and your concern for me.
Shelia ;)

onlymehere said...

Wow, I must have taken a long nap today, I missed Halloween, Thanksgiving, and I see it's Christmas at your house!! What fun surprises for all of you!

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm soooo glad you like the cards and bookmarks! I'm sorry I didn't throw in a couple biscuits! Thank goodness they received a treat frm someone else I wouldn't want them to throw me in the doghouse... lol!
If you get the hotdog costume you will have to show it!

Susie Q said...

You more than deserve such sweet surprises! Isn't the blog world the best? I feel so blessed to be a small part of it all.
Your dogs are just such fun...I love them! And, you know you are a total hoot? You never fail to make me giggle myself silly!

Love,
Sue

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Awwww awesome! You made her day she made yours. Bloggers rock! Love the doggies....cherry

Blueberry Buttons said...

Oh Nikki, Once again you make me laugh, pee my pants, and make me cry (all at the same time.) I agree with all the comments on here, YOU are the best. YOU know how to make all of us forget about the bad things in this world and focus on the fun and little things, if only for a moment. You sure can make us smile. That stays with us! That is why we keep coming back for more. You are so sweet and funny and lovable and I am so glad I met you. I would also keep coming back if you needed my/our support (just so you know I am not only here for the funnies) ;P Thank you again and Thank you for such a sweet post.
I must head over to Fifi's and check her neat things out.
PS. Crumpet and Ozgood - when your bone supply ends, just have your mommy holler and I will send more!
Michele from Country Vintage ordered treats for her fur babie so I must get back to work.
Thanks again Nikki.
Your friend,
Cheryl

ko said...

Nikki~
I have so missed your blog.....I have been away for a few days! How sweet is that! You are so loved by so many!!!! Thanks for loving the little things! :) You make me and so many others smile till it hurts!!!
YOU ARE PRECIOUS!
Luv u
Kyley

Shelia said...

Hi Nikki! Oh, I'm going to look for your beauty snap right this moment!! Crapper Snapper??? You bad!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

Got it!! I'll have you up tomorrow!!
Be a sweetie you little short thing you!!
Shelia ;)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Nikki!

What a wonderful post, people are precious aren't they!

Have A Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nikki, you're just too cute! Isn't blogland wonderful?!

ginny said...

It's times like these that give one hope for humanity. There are still many good and generous people out there. You are very blessed. ginny

Pedaling said...

just wanted to thank you for the nice comments sent my way, yesterday. made the day brighter.
and yes i have gotten haters on the blog, but i've been known to call 'em on the carpet and they don't show up as often anymore- too bad, cuz i actually enjoy their visits filled with calling me names and the such...anyhoo,

i think it safe to call this new discovery of ours to each other, a friendship in the making!
Have a terrific week-end!

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Ruby Red Slippers said...

That was sooo sweet!

jeanne said...

Nikki, thank you so much for your sweet comment about my mouth surgery. I woke up today feeling better. Maybe that huge amount of meds is working. Hope so.

Nikki, there is no surprise here about your blog being so popular. I loved it from the first visit. Me and plenty of other bloggers out there know a winner when they see it. You have a gift of writing that is apparent immediately upon reading your text. Today is no exception. Your gift is so sweet and so are the cards you purchased. I will check out the blogs you have mentioned. Those dog treats sound good enough to eat. Smile

Hugs...Jeanne

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Amy said...

That was SO sweet! :D

Karena said...

Nikki how great and you are right there are so many great friends out in blog land!

I adore Fifi! Her bicycle series is wonderful!

Do come enter my new giveaway from Empress of the Eye!
xoxo
Karena

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