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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Barb at Grits and Glamour is sponsoring the Bunny on A Stick Show and Tell Party today. If you want to see some great ideas for your Bunny on a Stick, go to Grits and Glamour. Thanks Barb for hosting this fun party!

As usual, I did it all wrong! I'm always saying I want to be as good at this decorating as all of ya'll, but when I try to copy you, it comes out all wrong. When I went to get my bunnies on a stick, I got the kind that talk (HUGE MISTAKE). I haven't seen that kind on anybody else's blog. Being the bargain hunter that I am, when I saw that the talking bunnies on sticks were less expensive, that's what I grabbed. When I got them home, I found out why they cost less. They are obnoxious little bunnies! I almost decided not to put them in the blog party today, because not only are they obnoxious, but I didn't do all those cute things you other bloggers did with them. I just kind of stuck them in things, because I couldn't stand to listen to them long enough to try to do some of those creative things that other Blogvillians did with theirs.

Sorry, I think the bunnies' smart mouths are rubbing off on the frogs in my garden.

A funny thing happened last Thursday when I posted a tablescape on my sunroom table. Several visitors asked where that pool came from in my backyard. That proved to me that I am crazy. I have done tablescapes on the sunroom table in the past, but I had always done them on Monday night (when TT was on Tuesday) or on Wednesday night (when TT changed to Thursday). Last week, we had several family members in different hospitals 60 miles from our home, so we had spent a lot of time on the road, going to hospitals. I was getting pretty worn out, so I got someone to fill in for me at my office Thursday morning, and instead of resting, I did a tablescape. The sunroom windows are normally dark when I do a tablescape on that table, and that's why our pool doesn't usually show up! So, I am posting a picture of our pool (even though I have not yet cleaned it). Please ignore that dirt in the bottom of the pool. Maybe I'll post it again some time after it is warm enough for me to get out there and clean it. There is also foliage behind the pool that will hopefully turn green again to disguise the fence a little.

Don't forget to go link up to see all of the
outdoor beauty sponsored by Susan at
A Southern Daydreamer.

Answers to some of the other questions I was asked after Thursday's tablescape posting:

Where did you get that flatware? One time, when Kohl's had a 30% off sale in their dinnerware department, I bought two sets of this flatware. Normally, I don't consider 30% off to be enough of a bargain, but I absolutely loved this flatware, and since I also enjoy the color blue, I knew I'd use it often, and I wasn't wrong. It's a favorite on my table.

Where did you get the blue stemware?
I bought these at a flea market one time.

When there is an odd number, they start practically giving them away. There were 7 of these goblets, and I paid $5.00 for the set!

Where did you get the egg cups?

Another flea market purchase. There are only four of them, and I think I paid $1.00 each for them.


Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, has come up with the best award! In order to receive the award, you have to comment on her blog. Well, that's just way too easy. Going to Susan's blog and leaving a comment is something I love doing. Wow! I got an award for doing something I love doing. Can't get much better than that! Thank you so much Susan.

Debbie at There's An Angel On My Porch, has honored me with the Perfect Blend of Friendship Award. If you haven't visited Debbie's blog, be sure to go over there. She is such a sweetheart, with so much wisdom and beauty to share, you're missing something if you don't visit her. Whether you visit her or not, please say a prayer for her daughter, Amy. Thank you so much Debbie for sharing this lovely award with me.

Finally, some polite bunnies.

I agree with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. It was great having you visit. laurie


Tootsie said...

what a great and entertaining post! have a great day!

Unknown said...

So funny and cute. i just love those baskets you all our doing on the front door. Everything looks so great, you should be proud! mishelle

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

This was a wonderful post Laurie...Now those BUN-on a stick were the best ha ha!!and girl I remember your pool form RMS and even went swimming in it in my Old red robe..hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post, Laurie. I'm sitting here chuckling away at 1:30 AM!! Fun! Thanks so much!

Four Paws and Co said...

You're the best Laurie! Loved all the chatterbox bunnies & frog. You're so clever!

Wow, that pool is gorgeous & you've been hiding it from us!!! ☺♥☺

Monica said...

Love your decorations, and your pool is divine! L*O*V*E it!(...Where's the dirt???)
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Coloradolady said...

This was a fun cute! Have a great all your decorations, very pretty.

Bo said...

Oh Laurie...what an imagination you have...and I'm so glad you do! Your lil obnoxious bunnies were so FUN! I know I'm going to regret not getting any of those...Your Easter decor is WONDERFUL!! and the pool looks fab...well, I just loved everything about this post!!
;-) Bo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's just so beautiful! I love your basket and you have the best Easter decor ever! I also love your pool and flowers and well my friend you do have a lot of talents. I'm going back to read it again, Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just read it again and you are so good at bargain hunting! Cindy

Dawn Marie said...

I love that pool even if its dirty...its just gorgeous!

All your bunnies are cute and i love that easter banner. I need to get out more and find some deals,,those blue glasses are soo nice!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Could you hear me lol? Especially when I got to the frog?

It's always fun to start the day laughing, and also enjoying such pretties!

Stacey said...

What a fun post!

Your talking bunnies are adorable. I couldn't imagine what you meant!

Of course, we all saw your pool last week! It's beautiful. Thanks for showing us today. Now this summer do show us more!

Kelly B said...

I love your bunnies!! And you are TOO FUNNY!!! I wish I could get my bunnies to talk.... of course if I show your post to my kids.... they will make them talk all day long!! :) Love your pool!!!! :)

Domestic Designer said...

What a cute post. Everything looks wonderful! You did a great job! Have a great day!

SmilingSally said...

Your pool is beautiful, your bunnies cute, and your awards deserved.

Debbie said...

Very cute. You gotta love the bunnies on a stick. I just don't know if I could talk about more than a couple of things at once. You did Great post. Debbie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Girl, you just crack me up!!! I do love reading your much! You always put a smile in my heart and on my face!!!

Well...I've been seeing bunnies on a stick all over blogland! I would love to get some but since I live way out in the sticks and there isn't any place to shop...argh!!! Girlfriend, your home is so beautifully decorated (once again)! in all of it's Easter finery!!! I for one, sure do enjoy and appreciate all of the work you go share it with us! I just can't wait to share holidays with you!!! You're the best!

Love ya,

Carol said...

What a cute post! Your bunnies are cute even though they like to talk!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hilarious! I don't think my BoaS has said a thing...she probably is building up aggression inside, and it will all pour out one day! You have some other great bunnies too...but man, it is noisey by you!
Happy BoaS day!

ellen b said...

Good morning Laurie,
I enjoyed my visit here as usual. Your bunnies are quite entertaining! Pretty flowers blooming, too! Happy O.W. to you...

Salmagundi said...

You are too clever!! Loved your talking bunnies on a stick!! Only your bunnies would have something to say. Your posts are always fun. Sally

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I just love how you add the bunny comments. The flat ware is SOOOOO pretty. Your bunny is wonderful.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You always have the most fun posts Laurie! At first I was thinking what is she talking about - cheaper talking bunnies?!! LOL so cute! Everything looks just great and I'm so envious of that fabulous pool!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, you always crack me up. I love all of your bunnies, especially the talking ones. lol Thanks for a great start to my day. Hugs, Marty

xashee's corner said...

You crack me up! Thank you for the giggles this morning!
Laurie, you MUST be doing something so very right with your tablescapes (& blog!)cause you get sooooooooo many SWEET comments! i LOVE visiting you and thank you so much for ALL that you share! Have an AWESOME day, my friend! :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahaha!!! Love the cheeky bunnies. They really have a lot to say, don't they?

Such a funny post on April Fool's Day ... thank you! As always, terrific!

Ginger said...

This is a cute post, Laurie. I love all the bunnies talking.
I noticed your pool too in last week's post and didn't remember seeing it before. Very nice.
You always seem to find the bargains...I guess that's why your blog name fits you so well.

Chandy said...

Laurie, you never disappoint to entertain! Love those silly talking bunnies, lol. Great pictures you shared today.

Happy Wednesday!

Helen said...

you need to write a book, Ms. Laurie!!!

The Muse said...

Another delightful read!:)

Linda Q said...

LOL Cute post, love all the bunnies tucked everywhere. Your mantel looks darling and like them in the wreaths on the door.
Linda Q

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Laurie! Great post... I love your pool! I think I am coming to your house for a vacation....oh we would have some fun...laughing! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

So so funny. I am thinking as I am reading .."Talking bunnies? I didn't see any of those when I was at Pier1." I was starting to get a little miffed that I might have missed something. LOL Then, I scrolled down and burst out laughing. So, so funny. Yep - too much chattering going on there. But, I guess its better that they are chattering rather than reproducing. :-D Thanks for joining in, Barb

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

ps - I have pool envy. :-(

I have said if my DH does not agree to give me a pool by next summer I am putting a hit out on him. I know people.


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a darling post. You have a great sense of humor. I love the flower pics...lovely. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Kat said...

You are so funny and fun! What a great post. Your pool is gorgeous and I didn't see any dirt! Love all of your Easter decor. Kathy

Lynda said...

Great use of the bunnies! Your decor is charming, and your storytelling is aa gift!

Anonymous said...

I don't see a thing wrong with your bunnies.I guess you're kidding.I can't tell.As long as I've known you,i am not sure.ha
Hurry uyp and open your pool.Your gkids want me to come over and swim with them again,i'm sure.Don't they?
I love the way you did the cartoon thingies.You're really learning girl...Ann

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Too funny!! I really enjoyed your talking bunnies on the stick, as well as your other bunnies & your frog. I always enjoy reading your blog. You are a crack up!

Kathysue said...

Laurie, I love your talking bunnies. You have the best sense of humor around. Your blog is always so much fun to visit. I love the way you always make your home so festive for every occasion , you are a special lady with special touches. Thank you for making me laugh today,hugs Kathysue

JudyBug said...

OMG...I am just laughing at your post today. I love the way your mind works!

I so missed posting and reading blogs.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, Loved your post!!! You are very clever. Your pool is beautiful! I would love to have one like it someday. Have a great rest of the week! Kristen

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You are too funny, Laurie! I love your talking bunnies! They have found themselves in some cute arrangements and wreaths, too! Hope you are having a good week!...hugs...Debbie

abeachcottage said...

great post Laurie, I really laughed at those bunnies, I think the same would have happened to me, picking up the budget one! hahaha

the pool looks wonderful, wish we had on...


KBeau said...

You are so funny. I love your talking bunnies.

Nicole ~ said...

Hey Laurie, when I need a laugh I always know where to go. You are so funny!! I love all your little bunnies, even though they are not being polite. And your frog is hilarious….

Have a wonderful evening, and do not listen to those bunnies!!

Linda said...

I just loved all those bunnies and your funny and much needed after a very long day! Very creative! And thanks for the bright spot in the evening!!

puddin07 said...

Laurie, as everyone else has said, you are so funny and clever! I loved this post, I was laughing the whole time as usual! The pool and flowers are beautiful, as well as all of your Easter decorations. I hope all of your family are getting well, I know it is hard! Love Ya! Connie

xinex said...

I finally got to sit down after working hard all day: packing, gardening, shopping, eating in the hospital, cleaning and rearranging the bookcases and china cabinet, feeding ma, taking food to John in his office since he is so behind on charts, and so forth and so on. And what a nice post to relax and read after all that activities. Love those talking bunnies. I wonder who coached them....Christine

susan said...

I enjoy your post so much. That frog DID look like he needed privacy LOL!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laurie, you are so clever and have the best sense of humor. Loved those talking bunnies and all your arrangements - especially the first one! Linda

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Too too funny! ROFL! I had a great time visiting with all your bunnies today! Even the sassy ones!! Mr Froggie was a bit of a grouch though.
I LOVE ALL your "clutter"! The more the merrier is what I say!!

Big hugs, Sherry

redsoxmom said...

Laurie, gave me a good laugh! You know how those bunnies like to keep multiplying! Hee hee!

bj said...

This is the cutest post!! I enjoyed every minute of it.
I am keeping my eyes open for some of the pretty blue and white flatware. I never see it around here but if I keep looking, maybe I WILL.
hugs, bj

Blogger said...

What a fun post! I love your bunnies little adventures!

Your flowers are gorgeous, too!

I just posted my bunny on a stick post if you want to hop on over and see what he's up to over there ;)

Have a great day!

Miss Janice said...

Well, that was just too cute! I love all your bunnies and your mantel looks sooo cute. That pool is beautiful as well! You are tooo funny! Great post:)

Millie said...

Your bunnies say the cutest things! I am visiting your blog for the first looks great!

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

ROFLMBO, How fun your bunny on a stick post is. You are so clever!

Tardevil said...

You're so funny. I bought my bunnies on a stick at Pier 1 several years ago, so I didn't know that they talk now. Love the arrangement for the front door! Hope all of your family members are doing ok!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I haven't had a chance to stop by...just wanted to tell you how much I loved your BoaS post! Cute talking bunnies!! Hugs!!!

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