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October 3, 2009

~ HOW NOT TO BAKE A CARROT CAKE~

Hey guys !! I thought I would join in with Chari at "Happy To Design" and the others to do repost Sunday...I just love being able to have a do over ha ha!! Thank you sweet Chari for doing this for us...Now this Post I did in Feburary !! Hope you don't mind seeing it again...But I know a few here did not see Len's Birthday Cake ha ha!!! Please enjoy...




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

33 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

Oh Gloria, I do remember this post and I'm laughing just as hard the second time around. But, really, how could you resist? If that sofa doesn't scream Gloria, I don't know what does. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Kathy

Heather said...

lol, that's too funny! the sofa is absolutely gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Gloria! Oh, I remember this post and love it! You're my kind of gal! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mimi said...

I love it, plus that is like something I would do! How could you possibly pass on something so wonderful for a carrot cake? Hope Len liked his birthday gift.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a wonderful birthday present for Len. hehe!
Sounds like something I might do.
I am sure the birthday went well with the icecream cake and not the carrot and he can make do with the rabbit ears.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Tootsie said...

EXCUSE ME????? YEA...I SAID EXCUSE ME???? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING THIS BABY!!!!!! I must have missed that post earlier...cause this wasn't on my list of "to Load" from my mom's house!!!!
Yea...I'm takin it!!!
OMG that wood detail....oh MOM!!!
oh hell...just ship that puppy tomorrow ...I'll be home waiting for it to arrive!
I'm hauling the ugly piece of crap out my living room as we speak!

Tootsie said...

Tell Lenny....if he ships it I'll trade him for some cake! lol

Sarah said...

Gloria, you have a wonderful sense of humor. Enjoyed reading your post. I'm a recent blogger so hadn't seen this one before. Thanks for sharing it again. And thanks for stopping by Hyacinths for the Soul and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it! ~ Sarah

Heidi said...

Oh I love your couch, I think it is wonderful so much life left in it, and so much history to tell. Beautiful Sunday redo. Have a blessed Sunday.

Hugs,
Heidi

Diann @ The Thirfty Groove said...

Wow, the woodwork on the sofa is amazing! Can you even imagine how much time that takes!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful Day!

Sarah said...

Gloria, you have a wonderful sense of humor. Enjoyed reading your post. I'm a recent blogger so hadn't seen this one before. Thanks for sharing it again. And thanks for stopping by Hyacinths for the Soul and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it! ~ Sarah

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Gloria,
This is so funny! That sofa is so gorgeous and hey your right, rabbit ears are a possibility! heehe. I love the part about Len buying you tires for your B-Day, hey all is fair now. Happy Belated B-Day to Len! Hugs, Cindy

Madeline's Album said...

What a very pretty sofa you bought and Len even got his birthday cake. Have a great day.

Maggie B said...

Oh Gloria, this is just too funny!
I'm so glad you decided to re post your carrot cake recipe.
Gorgeous sofa too.
Bonne dimanche
Maggie @ Normandy Life & QCI

Justine said...

Heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeee! Reading this a second time had me cracking up all over again. Sure, Len could survive with rabbit ears! LOL

Justine :o )

Michael Lee West said...

Hey, Gloria! This was a great blog post. I'm still writing and then fixing what I wrote. I am ready for a break. Love the photos of your antiques!
Hugs,
G

Lori E said...

Well lady G. I like the way you rationalize your shopping. Ha.
All those scenarios went through your brain in about half a second didn't they.
You probably don't even need to drive by the consignment shop to get to the grocery store do you. C'mon admit it. You have an antique addiction dont' you.

Someone's Mom said...

You are so funny! I can't believe this was in a consignment shop. You'd never see anything like that around here. I don't know you well yet, but I can see that it would scream your name. I just love it when that happens.

Have a wonderful day!

Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria.. I loved seeing this post as much the second time around as I did the first. Your new sofa is perfect for you.. I can see where you came to a screaching hault when you saw the words "anitques". It's in the perfect home.. I love all the gorgeous wood carving details and the nail heads.. the color screams YOU!!! Sorry Len didn't get his carrot cake..but a gal's gotta do what she's gotta do doesn't she???? love ya girl..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria.. I loved seeing this post as much the second time around as I did the first. Your new sofa is perfect for you.. I can see where you came to a screaching hault when you saw the words "anitques". It's in the perfect home.. I love all the gorgeous wood carving details and the nail heads.. the color screams YOU!!! Sorry Len didn't get his carrot cake..but a gal's gotta do what she's gotta do doesn't she???? love ya girl..hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Hmmm...wondering if it's your Sunday Swap Meet day?

Well Darlin'...I have to tell you that Russell got a big kick out of the comment you left about that old antique armoire looking alot like him! Hehe! Too cute!!!

What a great post to share for Sunday Favorites, Girl! I remember when I first read this...OMG, you just crack me up! I hope that Len liked his birthday present...I sure do! wink! Darlin', this fabulous sofa not only "screams" Gloria but it screams it with a capital "G"!!! Hehe! Seriously, could it be any more perfect for your bedroom? I think NOT!!! It's gorgeous...ohhh, and all that beautiful wood carving...just makes me weak in the knees! Hehe! And hey...what's there not to like about an ice cream cake? Mmmm...yummy!!! Well my friend, I'm just thrilled that you joined in with Sunday Favorites again this week...thank you, Darlin'!!! Hope that you're having a wonderful weekend...thinking about you!!!

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL, Gloria! I think that's a neat present! Sounds like a good trade... tires for a sofa! :-)

I finally got my computer back, and I now have SOUND! And I watched that wedding dance again! It's wonderful! :-)

Happy Sunday...

XO,

Sheila (who got so excited she posted Blue Monday on Sunday! LOL!)

Sheila :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

Len is one lucky man to get such a beautiful cake!!! That's ONE way to have your cake AND eat it too!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I so remember this post Gloria! I hope Len is still enjoying his Birthday present- gotta say it lasts a lot longer than carrot cake!!

blessings
mary

Our really empty nest said...

Too cute, you are hilarious!! How is that couch, is Len still loving his bday gift??
Have a great week! Sue

Jessica said...

Now this is my kin of carrot cake...lol. I adored it then and I adore it still.

Hugs~ J

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, I don't remember this post! ...So I am glad you reposted! Beautiful sofa, I'm sure Len understood! LOL! I enjoyed this funny story! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Libby Murphy said...

Oh how priceless. I bet he was wishing for that very sofa all along and just pretended to be surprised with his birthday gift.
Happy Twirls

Dawn said...

Well now, since you got tires for your birthday I think it's only right he gets a pretty victorian sofa!

I got to talk to Len yesterday while you were out shopping. What a sweet man!
Hugs,
Dawn

Jon'is Sister Number Five said...

My first time to visit your site; your house is beautiful! You should have a bed & breakfast. I recently went to one for the first time and wow! Your pictures remind me of it. Great story, too! Someday maybe I can have a little bi tlike that!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, I sure hope you're feeling better. Time to get around and head to work. Wanted you to know I'm thinking about you..hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy cake! Just too funny! :)

Girl that sofa is just sooooo gorgeous and stunning! LOVE it!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Gloria, what a darling, precious, perfect little girl! I do remember she has had her share of problems, but she looks the picture of health. I can tell she is being well cared for and just thriving. Thank the good Lord!

Thanks for your heartwarming comments on my blog today. I always love it when you stop by!
Donna