8/08/2009

Welcome to the 16th "Sunday Favorites"


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click on the "Sunday Favorites" info photo in the sidebar of my blog.

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 16th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!
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Can you believe that it's the 9th day of August already? The summer is just flying by...soon it will be time for the kiddos to go back to school and the warm summer breeze will begin to turn cooler making way for Autumn! I know that many of you are ready for some cooler temps...it has been incredibly hot in so many areas of the states this summer!
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I have had another busy week...trying to finish up another summer project. We have revamped our mudroom/laundry room...adding new cabinets above the washer/dryer and repainting the entire room. And you know how these projects always bring on the need for a "deep cleaning"! I just finished it all this Friday! Yeeehawww...another project finished and checked off of the "To Do" list!!! However, I have been struggling for blogging time...don't you just hate it when "real life" gets in the way of blogging? Hehe!!! I sure do feel great though...such a sweet sense of accomplishment!
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Well my friends...Have a super Sunday! Thank you so much for coming by today!!!

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


Love ya'll,
Chari






Sunday Favorites

My favorite post: April 14, 2009



Hello my friends! Ohhh my, something very strange is going on in blogland!
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Our birds have "flown the coup"!!!
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You know...our dear, sweet tablescaping birds...the birds that we employed to work their "Spring Magic" in our Spring tablescapes and vignettes! And word has it...our dear, sweet tablescaping birds have gone on holiday! Now I have that information from a very reliable source...it came straight down from the "bird's nest vine" over at Susan's place...right out on her porch!
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Hmmm...I should have known something was going on!
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It all began late one night about a week ago....I heard a shuffling, a twittering of wings, and some unrecognizable chirping going on in the office where our computer is. It was Clara and Morris, my dear sweet tablescaping birds. (By the way, Clara and Morris are cousins to the Target family of birds...they hail from Michaels!)
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"Ohhhh Morris, you know that I've been waiting soooo long for this holiday!" Morris responded in his gruff but chirpy little voice..."Yes, Clara dear...I know and I'm just as excited as you to fly this coup. We've been havin' to work some pretty long hours for that tablescapin' fool of a lady!" Clara shook her head in agreement but in her sweet little voice reminded Morris that it was that "tablescapin' fool of a lady" that had helped in making their dreams come true. "Yes, yes...I suppose you're right, Clara" Morris answered. It was true, Clara and Morris had been working very hard and they were in much need of some R&R! They began to make their plans for "Holiday"! After surfing the internet for a couple of hours, they found the perfect Holiday destination...a beautiful Spa Retreat Getaway!!! "Chirp, chirp..tweeeet! Tweeeet!"...Clara sang!
"You know, Clara darlin', I hate to be the little bird to throw a cat into the works but I've been thinkin'. This little holiday could really set us back and we've both worked so hard to build our little nest egg!"

"Ohhhh, the n-e-s-t egg..." just then Clara felt completely like a land lovin' chicken who had just had all of the flight knocked out of her little wings! Morris took a long breath and began, "You know, Clara darlin', you are the one who always says "Be thrifty...Be wise!" He reminded his little lovebird of their meager and humble beginnings. Remember when we just sat and sat on those shelves at Michaels....no one, not one person wanted to take us home! It wasn't until they marked us down to half price that the old tablescapin' fool of a lady bought us! We knew we could do it...we could bring that Spring Magic to any tablescape or vignette and we just needed the chance to prove ourselves! Why after she brought us home, we just sat on a shelf. Clara chirped up, "Yes, until the day she needed to add a little of that Spring Magic to her tablescape!" "That's right, darlin'...and we were showcased so sweetly...we were a hit from the get-go!!!" Morris said as he puffed up all of his breast feathers. "And ever since, we've been workin' on tablescapes and vignettes...we've worked so hard and we've pinched our pennies just to build that n-e-s-t egg!!!"

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"I've got it, I've got it" Clara fluttered her little wings in excitement! She leaned over and clicked her little beak on the computer mouse, "Look Morris, a Spa Basket for Two! That's all we really need...a spa basket, a little birdie imagination, and each other!" Clara and Morris nestled one another so lovingly! "This could work" said Morris, and he clicked the "add to cart" button!

Uhhh hmmmm...I was wondering where that little Spa gift basket came from! The post man brought the box to my door...I unpacked it and set aside...I would ask my honey if he had ordered this sweet little gift for me! But before I had a chance to ask honey...the basket literally disappeared! Ohhh my...what on earth was going on?**
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"Morrrisss...this is perfect! Just look, we have bubbles, bath scrub, bath gel, hmmm...massage lotion...and ROSES!!!" Clara chirped!



Clara leaned over and gave her little lovebird a big peck on the cheek!

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Birds On Holiday

Spa Retreat Getaway!



I have a funny story! We went out of town for the Easter holiday. When we got home, I noticed that there was water all over my bathroom floor...in fact, there was water everywhere! It wasn't a huge deal...I cleaned it up in no time but the whole ordeal sure left me scratching my head!

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I should have known....
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"Ohhh Morris, I'm just having the best time ever!" Clara chirped, "Isn't this beautiful? I just love the beautiful aqua sea glass...and the water is so warm and bubbly! Oooh, I love bubbles!" Clara giggled. "Well Darlin', I just can't imagine a more perfect getaway! With a little imagination...and you...." Morris' voice grew soft with emotion.



Morris snuggled ever so close to his little lovebird. It was perfect! The dimly lit room...the scent of sweet roses...their little birdie getaway was certainly romantic!!! "I love you, Clara!" whispered Morris. "I love you too, Morris"!



Their love songs filled the air that night.



"I just had a silly thought" tweeted Clara. "I think we should drop our old tablescapin' lady a postcard. After all, she has helped us to make this wonderful Spa Retreat Getaway possible!" Clara took her camera out of the bag and told Morris to strike his most handsome pose! "Say WORM, Morris!" Clara sat the timer on her camera and hopped back to Morris' side...and with their best birdie smiles, they had a photo postcard to send to that old tablescapin' lady!



I just received this little photo postcard in the mail today! Those little birds! Now I know why my bathroom floor had water all over it! Hehe!!! I think that they owe me another tablescape or two...maybe another vignette...for all the trouble they've put me through!!!

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They better get their little birdie hineys home!!! And that's all I have to say about that!!!
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Well my friends, as you can see...we've had a busy week at my place! Or maybe I should say, that some of us have had a busy week...wink!

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So happy that you came by for a visit today...sure hope that you enjoyed "Birds On Holiday"! This fabulously fun event was hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch....you better fly on over there to see all that's happenin'! Hehe!!! There will be many, many different tales of Birds On Holiday that you won't want to miss!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari
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PS....I sure am missin' those little darlings!!!




18 comments:

Lori said...

Chari,
What cute post you did in April!!!

Cathy said...

I love those crazy birds!!! That was one of the cutest meme's!!! It was so much fun seeing everyone's creativity used in their birdie's story line!!!

Your post is darling...all the pampering and romance...I love it!!!

Thanks for hosting...I look forward to seeing everyone's fav's!!!

Have a wonderful evening sweet Chari!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Theresa said...

Just precious! Those sweet little birdies! Love to all!

Tricia Anne said...

What a cute post! I wish that I was one of those little birdies! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

marty39 said...

Charie, I so remember this. How fun this meme was. All the target birdies running all over the place. Yours had quite the holiday and spa. Such fun. There's another meme for 8/12 to show your Feathered friends. You can click on the button on my sidebar to find out all about it. Such fun. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

I must have missed this post the first time around. I don't remember your birds floating in all of that water. Sounds like you have been busy on your mudroom. We have been, too, as Bob is building our mudroom from scratch in the garage. So much drywall dust!!!; but we are getting there. The trim is going up around the doors, and soon just the flooring will remain to be done. Hope your new week goes well. Sally

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
I loved this the first time and I love it again now! The spa idea was so clever and creative, just loved the blue in the sink and the bubbles! Oh yes, and the spa basket is gorgeous! Wouldn't that make a fabulous blog giveaway, my wheels are turning! lol! Sounds like you have gotten a lot done around the home, hope you show us the finished pics! I planted my first hydrangeas today, endless summer, cause that's what I want! I am a novice at them just hope they do ok. Have a wonderful rest of the week-end. Hugs, Cindy

susan said...

Wasn't this fun?! So glad to see it again!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I remember this post and thinking how cute and creative you are to come up with such a fun post!!

Worked today and am pooped- actually think we might be having guest come stay the night if they get here(they are on motorcycles so are not sure when they will arrive) my- why am I on this silly thing instead of getting ready!!??

blessings
mary

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ooooh girl I so remember this post and how fun it was...Did we not all have a great time that day with our birds...I should redo my post from that day...Maybe next Sunday I'll join in now that I don't have a zillion things to do ha ha!!Oh girl I can't remember being so tired as I have been this week...Hope all is well in your world...what are you doing in the laundry room...I want to see girl...ha ha!!
I have been thinking about you all day My Dear friend...I checked online to see about air fares, hotels etc...just in case...I still have my eyes crossed ha ha!! May you have a great weekend my friend...love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

LOLLOL! Oh my goodness I just adore that ole' Morris and Clara! They sure do enjoy that spa tub don't they! HEHE!

I can't wait to see the laundry room Chari. That sounds so nice.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa ;)

xinex said...

I remember this, Chari. And it is really a cute post...Christine

Lady Katherine said...

I just love Clara and Morris! Who wouldn't just love to be pampered by Clara and Morris! You will certainly come out feeling like a Lady!
Have fun in your mud room!

This was the sweetest post! Oh, did it have Chocolate? lol

KBeau said...

Cute story. You have a great imagination.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Chari,
loved your birds on Holiday the first time around and I certainly enjoyed them today again. Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites and have a wonderful day,
Tam

Julie said...

What a great post!!Please go by and check out mine.... I am new so I just added a post, not to many to go back to. Have a wonderful Sunday... A day of rest. Thank you all for letting me tag along.

Chandy said...

Lovely blue dishes, so presidential with the banding and fleur de lis, beautiful!

That repost is so darling, I want to be as lucky as those love birds... LOL

having a hard time getting on the net. Either too slow or non-responsive. Grrrr!

This is one of those rare moments.

Hugs, Chandy

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