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February 4, 2009

~HOW TO MAKE A CARROT CAKE- NOT~

Remember me telling you I had to go to the store and get the stuff to make a Carrot cake for Len's Birthday ??? Well we have a consignment shop in town and I go there all the time...BIG Mistake !!!! I had No intentions of stopping by on my mission to get my cake....Oh but girls this was in the window and my car "BRAKES" for antiques..... I stopped and then I heard it SCREAM my name...so whats a girl to do but just check it out...Now all I was going to do was look Right!!! but this sofa knew me on a first name BASICs...just look at this does it not say Gloria?? Any way I am fast thinking...being the first of the month and all do I need this? where will I put it etc...The price was so right...OK I got leftover candles from Christmas...Takes care of our lights...plenty left in the freezer....takes care of our food...Does Len really need that cable TV? I mean come on he did just find with rabbit ears before and we have plenty of tin foil to bring in enough channels with....And does Len really need a Birthday cake at his age ???? and besides I didn't want to waste those candles on a cake....
Now is this not just the prettiest sofa?? Yes it came home with me... This is the back Oh I am loving all this wood craving on it...
Oh and look at the legs !!! this is so me...this sofa is ca. 1900 and its in great shape...of course I had to redo my Bedroom to get it in there...and then had to tell Len "Happy Birthday" just look what I got you !!! Hey that's fair he bought me tires and wheels for his 1940 Ford he restoring for my Birthday... Oh and I bought an Ice cream cake for him I didn't have time to bake a carrot cake I had to make room for his birthday present ha ha!!

Hope all of you have a safe and blessed day....as for me I have to finish decorating around Len's Birthday present...Oh the things I do for that man !!!

Hugs and smiles Glria

59 comments:

"Blossom" said...

You go girl; I would have brought it home too. Wow this is a brake stopper. And you still had cake!
Photos of your granddaughter are so precious. Take care friend.
blossom

Donna Marie said...

LOL!!!! Gloria, you are too funny! That sofa is stunning!

Tell Len Happy Birthday and to enjoy his new circa 1900 sofa, :)

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

tardevil said...

He just doesn't know how lucky he is, does he? I hope he has a great birthday! Love your new sofa - especially the fabric! Good job. It's hard not to hit the consignment store every week, isn't it?

prof en retraite said...

Gloria...You are too funny! I love it! And happy birthday to Len! I'm sure he will enjoy his present!...Debbie

Picket said...

LOL You just ain't right...you just ain't right girl! lol lol How could Len not love 'his' birthday present!!!! lol lol Then you go and buy him an ice cream cake....that is one spoilt man!!! lol lol Oh girl you carzy thing you! I love the new sofa and I heard it scream "I am sooooo Gloria"! Congrats on the news of a new great grandbaby coming sis...it just gets better & better! Love ya sis! ♥

Lynette said...

What a pretty birthday cake . . .I mean couch! Len should appreciate all the hard work it took to get that pretty thing in the house!!
Job well done!

Kristen said...

LOL
That sure is better then tires!

He still got a cake so good for you :-)

Chari said...

Ohhhh my gosh, Girlfriend...I had to pick myself up off of the floor laughing to type this...hehehehe!!! Girlfriend, you are definitely "one-of-a-kind"...that's why I love ya so much!!!

Well Dearheart...I can see your name just written all over that beautiful new Victorian sofa...it really is soooo you...absolutely fabulous! The fabric is gorgeous and I just can't get over all of the ornate wood carving...I love it!!! Bet it looks fabulous in your bedroom...oh, I'm so green with envy right now...because that pretty little sofa would be perfect in my living room...hehe!

Well, I can only imagine the look on Len's face when you came hauling it home and telling him "Happy Birthday, Darling"...hehe!!! Priceless!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari
PS...thanks for the good laugh today, I needed it!!!

Diane said...

Oh Gloria, you're such a HOOT! Yes, that sofa definitely screams out GLORIA YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME HOME - I'VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR YOU TO DRIVE BY! It is a beaut! Ice cream cake trumps carrot cake any ole day! (How did Len like his new gift?) ♥ Diane

Cindy J. said...

Oh my goodnes is this you! Wow, this is gorgeous! Happy birthday Len, you are one lucky man! Hope baby Kyra is still doing well. Love, Cindy

Glenda said...

I hope you had a lot of Saran wrap to go with the story you gave Len. You know "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.. in a most delightful way".

Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. After all if you had of left that sofa, Mama wouldn't have been very happy. And everybody knows, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I thought I heard brakes squealing..so had to come check out where all the noise was coming from.. perfect time for a break here.. Oh my goodness... girlfriend.. you are something else.. Is this just not one of the most beautiful things I've ever layed eyes on? You would have kicked yourself royally had you not gotten this for Len for his birthday. You know he has to love it...I mean come on after all you left him the rabbit ears for his t.v.. and got him an ice cream cake to boot... he has to be one happy little camper now doesn't he?? And he isn't... darling I "know" you are.. :-) this beats tires any old day... lol It is just oooooohhhhhhh "so Perfect".... Can't wait to see the other decorating going on around it.. ok... ok.. back to tax clients.. :-( hugs to ya darling.
~lynne~

Hello Mary Lou said...

LOL! I love the couch! It is soo me too!

Carol said...

Hi Gloria, your new sofa is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Carol

Jill said...

Gloria Kyra is beautful!!!!!!!!!!!

I love your new find!

Pug1 said...

HaaaHaaa, you are too cute! The sofa is LOVELY!!!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Bo said...

I love the way you rationalize, Gloria! I think Len should be thrilled with this sofa...but tell him it's only for looks...no sitting...he might get some of that car restoration mess on it! It is a beauty... ;-) Bo

lvroftiques said...

Oh girlfriend that sofa is sooo gorgeous and so YOU!! It would be worth a few months of hamburger helper and mac-n-cheese! Lol!! And who the heck needs cable? Haha!! Hmmm I think I need to buy my hubby birthday gifts like this! Girlfriend I wanted to know how Kyra was doing? I've been praying hard for her. Everyones prayers have been working for my mom and I sure hope for her too. That picture of her at 6 weeks is just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Anhoo I sure missed ya girl and wanted you to know I've been thinking of you. Vanna

Melissa Miller said...

It's gorgeous! ;)

No wonder you brought it home with you.

Happy Birthday Glor er Len!

vintagewindow said...

Gloria, I love it! I can see why your brakes stopped immediately. I hope Len is happy with his B'day present. Once he see's how happy it makes you, he should be pleased.

Happy Hump Day

Kris

Helen said...

I love the way your mind works! It's wheels are constantly turning and what results is fun. Ice cream cake is ALMOST as good as carrot cake I guess .........

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, this cracks me up! I agree with your rationalization 100%, and that sofa is definitely you! I hope my legs look that good when I'm 108 - and yes I do plan on living that long! And by the way, are Len and my DH related - tires and wheels for the resto project - that sounds vaguely familiar haha! Hugs, Kathy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Gloria I read your title about How not to make a carrot cake and was already welling up inside with tears of sympathy for you as I had imagined seeing your flop of a cake that you had worked so hard to make-

Was I relieved to see you bought a sofa instead!! ANd My it is LOVELY LOVELY!! I think this will be the perfect spot to eat your DH carrot cake! (I LOVE Carrot Cake- it is my absolute most favorite- the only thing is My DH would not have the slightest idea as to how to make one so I never get one for my birthday! Oh well he has so many other wonderway attributes I guess I will keep him!)

blessings
mary

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I love that sofa and it does look just like you! I love your kind of thinking! I'm sure Len will love it! lol
BE a sweetie,
Shelia :)

salmagundi said...

Lucky man - he has a happy wife!!!! Sally

Justine said...

Oh my goodness Gloria, this post cracked me up!!!!!!!!! Rabbit ears instead of cable? The poor poor man!!!!!!! But oh my... look at that couch! It is sooooooooooooo you, and the woodwork is absolutely beautiful. Perfect condition too!

Justine :o )

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria it is absolutely beautiful!!

Jessica said...

Gloria~

You rascal! I just love the sofa you 'bought' for Len's birthday...lol. Really, it is stunning. I've seen a few here & there ( I would love to have one ) but I've never seen one this beautiful. The woodwork is amazing!

Oh Happy DAY!

A cartwheel for you & Len's b-day!

Hugs~ J

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Len and happy new sofa to you! You make me laugh all the time!

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

That couch is to die for!! I'll bet Len was thrilled ;)

I'm so happy to hear that Kyra Shea is doing okay!

love and hugs,
rue

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Gloria, the sofa is definitely you girl ! It is so pretty !

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gloria, I would sit in the dark and eat beans for a year to have that sofa. It is so.. beautiful!! I know Len just loves his birthday present. One year I bought a dog for Larry for his birthday. LOL My birthday is Friday. I wonder what he'll buy me!! I could be in serious trouble. LOL
Hugs, Terrie

xinex said...

I am glad you got yourself a birthday present for Len, lol! You are so funny, girl! That sofa is gorgeous! I can't blame you for bringing it home. Love the carvings on it...Christine

Linda said...

You are hilarious! So glad you got that lovely sofa.....but, why don't you make a carrot cake for Valentine's Day?! Linda : )

Sweetie said...

Gloria - what a beautiful birthday gift. And - a great story to go with it!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Liz said...

Gloria you are a hoot!! That sofa is killer and you did the right thing. A girl only lives once.

Let them eat ice cream cake! ;)

Happy b-day to hubs!

~Liz

Chris said...

Girl, you just crack me up. You have this all figured out. And your sofa is so much more you than a set of tires. YUK. I just love your home.

Love Ya,
Chris

santamaker said...

Oh me, oh my.... you hit the jackpot, gurrrrl ! That is one beeeeauuuutiful sofa and I agree that it was waiting for you to adopt it. I am sooo sure that Len was more than thrilled to receive such a treasure for his b/day.
It's tough, but somebody had to step up to the plate and give it a good home! Now I'd like to see your "new" bedroom !

kiakai / Kelly said...

Hi Gloria! A familiar "face". I'm glad to be here, and so happy you came by to welcome me. Thanks so much. I can't wait to get this whole blogging thing started. Great community!
PS~ Love, Love your music!!
Kelly

Smilingsal said...

lol Boy, you really spoil that man. Cake, ice cream, and a gift "just for him."

onlymehere said...

I do love the way you DON'T make a carrot cake!! You can not make me a cake on my birthday any day if I could have that glorious sofa in my front room!!

ann said...

Oh honey,this would look so good in my living room.And my birthday is coming up too...................Gloria this is truly,truly a work of art.Oh dear.I'm drooling all over the place.You lucky ducky you.Congrats.And Happy Birthday Len...Ann

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow Gloria! This is absolutely gorgeous! And it didn't even have to be reupholstered! It does shout GLORIA! I'm sure that's what Lyn shouted when he saw his birthday gift! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Girl I wish I was as small as I was on my wedding day.... :)
It's been almost ten years and waaaaay more than ten pounds on my booty. LOL!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

OMGosh, I'll be he just "loves" his bday present...lol!
This does scream G-L-O-R-I-A-.

kymber said...

Hi Gloria,
Wow! I can see why your hubby wanted it for his birthday :-)

I bet he enjoyed it as much as you enjoyed the tires LOL!~

Isn't it great when you have been married long enough that you can do that for each other?

Your post gave me such a giggle. Enjoy your beautiful sofa - you deserve it sweetheart!

((Praying hard for baby Kyra)) thanks for the heads up - I will be on my knees for BOTH of you...
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! Great birthday gift for Len. I hope I find my husband something great like it for his birthday! Thank you so much for stopping by to check on me. Frankly I've been having a better time than I thought I would. Doing a little re-connecting with family. Starting tomorrow afternoon I will be hosting a weekend sleep-over for all the grand sons, it will be seven in all. Wish me luck! Take care and ENJOY THAT SOFA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LEN! Deb

debbie said...

GLORIA,
NOW DID YOU NOT SEE MY CAR TRYING TO GET IN THAT PARKING PLACE YOU TOOK...THAT BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FURNITURE WAS CALLING "DEBBIE" NOT GLORIA....LOL...LOL...
THAT WAS A MIGHTY FINE BIRTHDAY GIFT YOUR HUSBAND GOT---I HOPE HE IS APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR SACRIFICE FOR HIM....
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL...I LOVE IT....I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU
THANK YOU FOR LETTING US DROOL...LOL
YOU ARE A HOOT AND I AM SO HAPPY TO KNOW YOU
BLESSINGS
debbie

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, tureens around 50-60 dollars is ok. I also have a ups company account number to ship it by. Just let me know but don't go just to look for this for me. Thanks, for stopping by; yeah, I know what you mean about the guys and their cars. I will be posting Steve's soon. Just of the guys to look at and see what I can't get any help. lOL
blossom

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh no! He liked it? Does that mean I shouldn't bring a pickup truck over to pick it up today? I had things all lined up to get it and take it off your hands girl! Are you SURE he liked it?? You can never be too careful you know... you wouldn't want to hurt his feelings over a birthday gift!!

Darn! Sherry

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...I don't know how I missed the wonderful little photo of Miss Kyra and her amazing smile!! I am in tears...what a beautiful sight! God does answer prayers, doesn't he? She's just gorgeous!...hugs...Debbie

Shelia said...

Morning, Glorianess! Oh, it's so nice to be back and to receive a sweet visit from you! have a blessed weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beautiful find!!! How could you say no to that?

Hugs,
Dena

xinex said...

Good morning Gloria! Kyra is so beautiful! I will pray for her safe operation and quick recovery. Please come for a visit and collect your award and congrats!...Christine

Kathleen Ellis said...

OMG...you are too funny! I can absolutely see why you just could not pass this up for Len's b-day...he would have been sooo disappointed...you just HAD to get it...don't want the poor guy pouting cuz he didn't get what he wanted! ;-D It IS gorgeous!
Praying baby Kyra is doing well after her surgery!
Have a happy weekend!
;-D

nikkicrumpet said...

It's GORGEOUS....and it definitely has your name on it!

Mona said...

Yep..I could see your name all over it, plain as day! Just too darned funny!
Mona

Mona said...

P.S. I can see him stretched out on it..yep... :)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Fabulous Sofa !!!!1 Well done....
Hugs,
Mo :-)