Friday, September 24, 2010

Christmas in September For Me From The Okie Chic

I don't know about you, but I love gifts.  Gifts are one of my biggest love languages.

Now, it doesn't have to be a big gift.  No big money has to be spent at all.  Give me a pack of my favorite gum and I am happy.

On to my most recent gift...

Last week I got a message from a new blogger that said I was her first follower.  She wanted to thank me for following her.  She was certainly welcome and a verbal thank you was wonderful and so thoughtful, but no that wasn't enough.  She also wanted to send me one of her beautiful pillows.  Just for following this very talented lady, I was going to get a gift...a gift of a pillow.

Can you believe it?  My love language was being spoken by someone I had never even met.

On Wednesday, my gift came through the mail.  Since my kids know how excited I get with presents, they all gathered around to watch me open my box.  Yes, I was like a kid..  I was so excited to see what was inside.

I opened up my box and take a look at what was on the inside...

Isn't she a beauty?

I was beyond excited to get this wonderful and thoughtful gift. 

I love this pillow and I think this pillow loves me.

So, I have to say a big THANK YOU to  Kim at Okie Chic!!

Please go over and check out her new blog.  She is a neat lady with great talents and I know she would love to meet you all.

I have to also show you what I ordered off of EBAY to make my life easier the next time I pick 60lbs of apples to make apple butter and apple chips out of.

I am in love again with a kitchen gadget...

This apple peeler corer slicer from Pampered Chef is my new best friend and will probably forever be.

This baby saved me sooo much time with those apples.

Thanks Pampered Chef for making this for me and for my 60lbs of apples that were taking me FOREVER to get ready to turn into delicious apple butter.

Guess what...the apple gadget came in the same day as the burlap pillow.  Yes, I was in a little bit of heaven getting two packages in one day.  Woo Hoo!!!

If you are in Nashville tomorrow at the flea market, look for me.

Have a great weekend everyone and be blessed!



Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

What a nice blogger and gift. It is so you also. I love bloggers. They are so kind.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, what a beautiful pillow! I love getting packages in the mail. I'm going to go give your new friend a visit.

Okie Chic said...

Awww you're so nice.. I'm glad you like it. And the peeler you ordered is a lifesaver. I bought one last year and it saved me tons of time peeling apples. If you make apple butter I have a great recipe to make it in your crockpot I make it every year at this time. The family loves it!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pillow is stunning. What a precious and thoughtful gift. Your apple peeler is fantastic too. I know you will really enjoy it. Hugs, Marty

Kolein said...

I LOVE the pillow!!!!! And the apple slicer...I NEED to get one of those..we're doing apple sauce here...oodles of it!!!!

I communicate with gifts of love too.....

Have a great night!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Amy, I love that pillow! Wow what a wonderful gift. As a chef, I don't buy into many kitchen gadgets. My chef knife is my best friend. But I own one of those corers and would never give it up! ~Blessings~

Lindy said...

Your pillow is simply beautiful! I know you have to love it. And, maybe it's not glam or anything, but, you will love that apple peeler, too!

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
How sweet and thoughtful. I love your pillow.
Bloggers are such amazing people. I'll be sure and check her blog.

Ooh, I love apple butter and being from the hills of West Virginia, I've had my share of some delicious apple butter. Would you believe that hear in North Carolina that they don't even know what you are talking about when you say "apple butter!" It's true.


NanaDiana said...

I am so amazed at all the wonderful women I have met blogging. I love the way we all mesh together and support and honor each other. The Pillow is absolutely gorgeous! What a talented lady! That looks like an apple peeler we had on the farm. Is it an old one or a reproduction?

I am headed over to Okie Chic's blog tonight- Hugs- Diana

Creative Ambitions said...

That is so awesome... love the pillow! Are you selling or buying at the Nashville flea? I'm headed to the Sweetwater Flea today to browse around! Have a great day!!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I'm behind this morning, but I'll definitely click over there when I have a minute to check her out. I like your taste so...

I love the pillow, too! I'm the same way with gifts. The unexpected ones are the best.

Reinspire said...

Lovely pillow! What a wonderful gift! It is so helpful to know our love that book! Have fun peeling apples!