Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Candy Apple Red Kitchen Aid!

On Tuesday Night, hubby and I returned home and there was a box that was delivered at our back door.  We hadn't ordered anything.  On the outside it said "Kitchen Aid".  Of course I had always wanted a Kitchen Aid so I asked the hubs if he ordered it.  He said, no.  So I sat it on the dining room table while I scratched my head wondering who in the world could have sent this to us???    Enter Melissa.  You can find her blog here and here.  We met at an internet Embroidery Group over 10 years ago (has it really been THAT long?) and we met in person,  attended church together, had lunch, stitched and chatted for a few hours.  It was a lot of fun and we've remained friends ever since!  We've done swaps in the past and sent each other gifts so I wasn't surprised when she asked for my new address last week.  Yes, it was Melissa that sent the Kitchen Aid and one of her comments on Facebook after I found out it was her was the sweetest ever!  
I know you will use it probably about everyday!  
You deserve it and God just likes to dote, and we like to be a part of it! ;-D
Over the years that I've known Melissa, she's always had a heart to serve the Lord and showing the Love of God in an authentic way with no pretenses.  
Thank you Melissa for being such a wonderful friend and for all of the encouragement over the years!  You are a sweet blessing to me!   

Here's the note that was included in the box~ 
I am blessed!  Over and Over!  

And the instructions and recipe book~  oh yeah!!!
Sitting on my dining room table.
The next morning (which was today) I finally got the nerve to open this pretty thing!   
Out of the box!!! 
The Attachments~! 
Isn't she pretty???  Candy Apple Red!!!
Would you look at that shine? 
I'm still in shock~ it's an Artisan!  Wowser!!! 
Her name is Candy and her sheen is drop dead gorgeous!!!
Her new home on the countertop!  
Isn't she a beauty?  
Thank You my Friend!!!  (((hugz)))

Places I share with~ 
A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Lane Cottage


  1. She's glorious!~ Absolutely glorious..what a blessing and such a WOW about God's blessings running all over ya..yahooooooooooooo...Your friend is right:You deserve it and God just likes to dote, and we like to be a part of it! ..amen amen amen to Melissa...I've been drooling over a red one for years...hubby bought me a silver one (love it to pieces but you know me and

    1. I know! I'm still (almost) speechless! ;) Hooray for Kitchen Aids!

  2. Love her! We have a red Kitchen Aid toaster. I love the color in the kitchen.

    Happy Baking!

  3. What a wonderful gift....and a wonderful friend. Beautiful machine...

  4. OH WOW!!!! What a great friend. That is just so cool!!!!!

  5. You are really going to enjoy this gift from your generous friend.

  6. Goodness! What a generous gesture from your sweet friend! I have a yellow Kitchen Aid and I love it. You will soon wonder what the heck you did without it!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


    1. It really is the sweetest act of generousity! I have a great friend and am so grateful!

  7. Oh my gosh! Lucky you! What a dear friend and wonderful present. Enjoy!

    Happiest of birthdays to you!

  8. What a sweet gift from your friend!! It's gorgeous!

  9. What a fabulous and generous surprise! How kind of her. Enjoy!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. Fabulous gift from what must be an awesome friend! Love the color so much I may have to trade in my white one for this gorgeous red - which would match my casseroles.
    We expect to see pics of the lovely things you concoct with this beauty at your fingertips!

    1. Will do that Mary! In fact I already posted the Indian Fry Bread! Yay!!!

    2. I had no clue you could trade them in. I think I'll keep my red one forever. Since it's the candy apple red one it has a wonderful glittery shine. It's so blingy!

  11. I have a red Kitchen Aid mixer too! You will love, love, love it and it will last a lifetime! What a wonderful, sweet gift your friend gave!

    Happy Birthday, indeed!

  12. Oh what a sweet friend! I love the red too. Mine is white. It weighs a ton but it's just so easy to use to mix up cake better or make whipped cream or whatever.

    Have fun with it and thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

    1. They are extremely heavy! I still smile when I look at it! Yay!!!

  13. I have such envy... Now I have a classic Kitchen Aid
    for at least 20 years now and it's still working
    strong... although I love her your new beautiful
    RED one is wonderful! I also really like the
    glass bowl, now that would make me smile totally.
    Such a good friend to send this to you!!!
    Love, love , love it!

    1. I'm sure you can buy a glass bowl, no? Aren't the bowls interchageable?

  14. What a wonderful gift! Wishing you years of enjoyment with it.

  15. Happy birthday and what an awesome gift from an awesome friend!
    Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you on Thursday at:…iveaway-winner.html

    I changed the starting time for the hop to Thurs morning and we'll be announcing the winner of the seed giveaway!

  16. Wow, what a fabulous gift - I know you'll enjoying baking many things using your beautiful new candy apple red mixer! Mary (Saw your link at Coastal Charm)

    1. I know Mary! Even a week after, I'm still shocked! It is definitely getting used! yay!!!

  17. How WONDERFUL! I love my KA... I am sure you will soon wonder how you ever got along with out it. Enjoy your blessing :)