Welcome to the 9th "Sunday Favorites"

....a brand new Sunday meme!

"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!

Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 9th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you're having a super Sunday! By now...most of you know that I'm on vacation! I'm not sitting at the computer...I'm in Texas visiting my three daughters and all ten of my darling grandchildren!!! It's been over a year since I've seen them and I'm just so excited!!! Thank heavens that I could do up a post for Sunday Favorites and tell it when to be published! I'm crossing my fingers, my toes, and even my eyes (hehe!)...that this will publish right and that Mr. Linky won't be stinky and give you problems!!! Hehe!!! Anyway, I plan on being away for two weeks but I didn't want you to have to miss out on Sunday Favorites! I'll miss ya'll while I'm gone (Ahhh...big hugs!)...I'll have a lot of catching up to do when I get back home! Until then...have a super Sunday and lots of fun with Sunday Favorites!!!

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So, without further ado...let's do it!!! Let's join in with "Sunday Favorites" and have some fun!!!

Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,

Sunday Favorites

My favorite post: August 11, 2008

Life Is Grand

Oh my...Life is Grand...isn't it? It's Monday morning and I'm trying to "knock out" as much of my "To Do" list as possible. I really slacked off last week with having honey, Darrin, and Danielle home on vacation! Which brings me to the subject of my blog today.

My sister, Rhonda, has a birthday coming up this month. It's not just any ol' birthday...she's turning the BIG 50!!! (Hehe...sorry Sis...just had to get your age out to the public somehow!) I found the perfect gift for her! A couple of weeks ago, we made a trip up to the mountains to the cutest little town ever...Estes Park! While meandering the quaint little streets...looking into the windows of all the specialty shoppes...there it was!!! It was the prettiest little statue of an Indian painted pony...and Sister collects these! I just had to buy it and surprise her with it for her birthday! So getting this gift ready to send to Sister in Texas was at the top of my "To Do" list today. Since the gift is a bit fragile...honey brought me in a huge box of styrofoam peanuts so that I could pack the gift properly!

Now this is where getting back into the same ol'...same ol'...daily grind comes in. Since honey is back to work and the kiddos are gone...it's very quiet at the house. I often have to look for things to entertain myself...hehe!!! So as I sat here looking at that big box of styrofoam peanuts....the thought occurred to me that the world may some time soon become "over run" by these silly little annoying things! We had better start putting them to use (I thought)...that's when I came up with my "TOP TEN COUNTDOWN" ..."What You Can Do With Styrofoam Peanuts"!!!


"What You Can Do With Styrofoam Peanuts"

#10 - Throw them in the air & pretend it's snowing....of course, this would only be a thrill if you live somewhere that it never snows...my Sis lives in South Texas so she was on my mind!

#9 - Need an extra pillow for guests?....Just fill up a pillowcase!
#8 - Stuff em in your honey's boots....Then just sit back....smile....& watch him try to put them on!

#7 - Pad your bra!....It works for me!

#6 - Be kind to our planet..."RECYCLE"....Pass them on to your Mama....she'll keep them...she keeps everything!

#5 - Stuff your mailbox just full of them and include a little note "Happy...happy...joy...joy" for your dear postman....Don't get mad over those annoying little static things....just get even with the postman for bringing them to you!

#4 - Do a craft project and save your macaroni!....use peanuts instead for your next "just arrange & glue craft picture! Hehe...remember those...little macaroni pictures? Bring back a "lost art"!

#3 - Pass them on to your best friend for his/her birthday!....I mean...what are good friends for anyway!

#2 - Spray paint them brown!....Then at your next party...serve them for real peanuts! After a few cocktails, your guests won't know the difference anyway!

And....drum roll please...saving the best for last....

#1 - Just grab a hand full and start rubbing them all over your head...that's right...keep rubbing...rubbing, there you go! Ahhhhh...the amazing law of "static electricity"! Voila!!! Your brand new "Static Peanuts Hair-do"!!! Just think, you'll be famous in no time...why this is how all the popular fads get started!!! Hehehe!!!

And why are you looking so "dumb-founded" after reading my "TOP TEN COUNTDOWN" for what you can do with styrofoam peanuts??? It's pure genius!!! I told you I had to come up with ways to entertain myself, didn't I? Hehe!!! I think my Sis will get a hoot out of my list when she opens up her box and finds it laying...ever so sweetly...on top of all those peanuts!!!


Love ya'll,


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

How does it look under Tee shirts if you stuff you bra with those...? (I can hear the whispering at the supermarket now....)

Keetha Broyles said...

I see a VOILA in there!!!! You GO girl!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, you are such a crack up. You just kill me with your sense of humor. I love the way you entertain yourself. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Chari, lovin' the top ten! I will have hubs read it when he gets home tomorrow. LOL

As for the bra stuffing, I am more afraid at the possibility of chafing after an hour of those things maintaining their shape. Or I may be mistaken for a Madonna "vogue" retro girl if two or three end up getting stacked "front and center" together. LOL

Hope you to Texas alright... We're having a pretty good amount of warm days but not too hot thank goodness!

Mrs. Petrie said...

First of all, your little cloche filled with buttons is adorable! I'd love to do that in my craft room/office. I hope you are enjoying you trip to TX, but I bet you won't miss the mugginess. ;) So, did you send your sister a gift, too, or just the peanuts and your list. If so, she must have gotten a good laugh out of that. Take care!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

You are a crazy girl!!! This is just too cute!!!

I hope you are having a great time with your family. I can't wait to here all about it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

You are so funny. Thanks for the laugh!


Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

LOL Chari, girl...you are hilarious! That's quite a list...wonder how many I can attempt before the little men show up to take me away in one of those strapping little white jackets! You will come see me, won't you...when I'm tucked away in my padded cell?

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

gf, You are crazy...lol but this comes from a woman that just chased a frog up the driveway...I did not want it to get ran over. Put it in my pond.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my you have missed your calling my friend...you are so funny!! Hope you are well, Chrissy

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, I remember this post well. I laughed out loud the first time and I'm laughing out loud this time too! You are so clever! Hope you are having a wonderful trip! laurie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Too funny!!! You definitely had too much time on your hands for this post. Very creative. Now go fill your cloche with some peanuts.

Lynette said...

Hi Chari - not sure when you'll read this since you're on vacation or maybe that should be blogation? Enjoy your family and we'll catch up when you get back!! I've missed everyone and can't wait to get back in the swing of things -

Picket said...

Hey gril...I know you are having a fantastic time with your family...oh what memories! Loved the top ten for the 'peanuts' those things are so messy...I am still in awe over the cloche party and all the great inspiration..speaking of which..you do know I saved your header pic in my favorties...right...I just gotta do me a jar with buttons and an old key like yours!!! I love that....take care girl and have a great week!