They’re not just bloggers. They are my friends.

I love blogging. I love being able to share my ideas with others and enjoy moments of narcissism (because let’s face it, bloggers like to talk about themselves).

There’s one upside to blogging that I didn’t even realize when I first started. There are lots of great reasons to blog, but the one very nice surprise are all the friends I’ve made along the way.

I have met some of the most amazing ladies since I started blogging. And even though I haven’t met many of them in real life, I’ve formed genuine friendships with each of them.

One friend that I’ve made is Nikki from Kreative Knack.

Kreative Knack

In addition to being a great crafter and having a really fun blog, Nikki is a genuinely nice person. She is a true friend – and those are hard to come by.

Last week I received the most amazing surprise in the mail from Nikki.


Are you kidding me?! A plate that actually matches my blog?!!


She says she saw the plate with the orange circles already on it and thought of me and just had to get it for me.


And if that wasn’t enough, she hand-painted MY logo on the plate. For real.


If that doesn’t scream “TRUE FRIEND” I don’t know what would. I’m truly taken aback that there are such amazing, sweet, caring, nice people in this world. We’ve never met in person (we must change that!) yet she considers me a friend enough to do something so thoughtful and kind for me.

I am truly blessed.


For now I’ve hung it near my kitchen (don’t look too closely or you’ll see my mess!). As you already know because I wont shut up about it we are moving in about 6 weeks and I just cannot wait to find a permanent home for my new plate.

I will probably put it in my office/craft room near my computer. Every time I look at it it reminds me of my blog and the friendships that have come from putting myself out there and starting a blog.


Nikki, THANK YOU so much for your kindness and friendship. I am so grateful to know you.

*disclaimer: I have lots of online friends who are also dear to my heart that have not bought me gifts. I do not expect gifts from friends and I still love all my friends regardless of what they do or do not give me.*

I just thought this was so thoughtful and wanted to share what a nice person Nikki is. I highly recommend you click the button below and check out her blog. You will not be disappointed.

Kreative Knack

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  1. nice gift. had to giggle at the disclaimer.

  2. That is so sweet! It looks great. How thoughtful.

    Btw… you’ve been tagged! You’re it! Check out what “it” is and see my challenge to you here: I hope you’ll have some fun with it!

  3. *lol* I love your disclaimer! Very cute plate.

  4. You are waaaaay too sweet! I’m so glad to have met you, and been able to witness your amazing creativity. Not only is your creativity inspiring but your story is as well. And we have far too much in common to NOT be friends! Thank you for this beautiful flattering post mostly about lil ol’ me 🙂 I am such a baby…I kinda got a tear! A Happy Tear! BTW I love the disclaimer also…super cute!
    Have a wonderful day, my friend! :mrgreen:

  5. That is just so wonderful! I love it and you’re both great gals!!! Enjoy…

  6. What a wonderful gift!
    Whew…I thought I was going to have to pony up for a matching coffee mug!!

  7. I think I’m gonna cry. So true and so sweet!

  8. Thank you so much for introducing me to Nikki. Her blog is wonderful, I will continue to read it.
    And Thank you for all that you do…you inspire me to try a little harder every day.

  9. That was so sweet of her. The plate is adorable. I love Nikki’s blog.

  10. What a fantastic surprise in the mail!

  11. I love blog friends. They are the best! So sweet to get a nice surprise in the mail.

  12. This is completely AWESOME….

  13. I keep telling my husband how awesome the people in blogland are. This is a perfect example.

  14. Great plate! Come on over and link up to Making Monday Marvelous 🙂

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