Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time




My friend K always impresses me with her energy and passion for new ideas.  

Recently, she had a stack of books about decluttering your house and simplifying your life through decorating.  

We took the books with us when we went out to have tea and read through them.  I was very inspired!  After a very large glass of a highly caffeinated black tea, I went home and cleared off my mantle, eager to make my house a haven of peace and serenity.   

When I was done,  I sent her a picture on my cell phone of the finished product.




"Congratulations," she wrote back.  “You’ve made your fireplace into Cookie Monster.”

Whoops.





36 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

THAT IS HILARIOUS!! YOUR FRIEND IS FUNNY. OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW BB IS A COOKIE LADY SO VERY APPROPRIATE.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Shelly said...

Ha!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hilarious!! Keep it.

Tabor said...

Well, interior decorating can be funky as well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good one.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Betty, You gotta learn to get messy. Otherwise known as lived in, aka joie de vivre, all of which happens outside the box.

Hope you're having a beautiful week!

Momma Fargo said...

That is hilarious!

Deanna said...

Hahaha! Before I even scrolled enough to see more than just the mantle, I immediately saw eyes. Maybe you should paint the brick blue. ;)

Alison said...

Deanna stole my comment. So I'll just suggest you paint crumbs on the hearth.

Mandy_Fish said...

Haha. I saw a face as well.

Nat said...

Hahaha! The likeness is uncanny :-)

YrHmblHst said...

Hafta disagree with you on this one oh Bossy One. All this 'simplifying' is tres chic right now, but really, is it simplifying or bowing to a new trend at 19.95 per book?
I know its a pain to dust, and yes, you can get too much stuff sitting around [ask me how I know], but a lot of that 'stuff' is a part of who you are. It represents things,times, and people that you enjoy[ed] and value enough to memorialise.
Simplifying, or even pursuing a more minimalist aesthetic is fine if thats what YOU really desire, but hang on to the stuff that you enjoy and the things that make you, you.
sermon over...

Ms. A said...

Hahahahaha!

Linda said...

Oh, your friend is a hoot! So funny.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I completely see that. It would be kind of scary at night.

Gigi said...

Oh Betty! I *almost* spit my wine out with that one!

Lin said...

Hahaha! Thanks for the chuckle. :)

Daisy said...

Ahahahaha! Well, who doesn't like Cookie Monster? I love him. He's welcome in my home anytime. ;D

Mamma has spoken said...

I didn't notice it until you said something.....

Mamma has spoken said...

I didn't notice it until you said something.....

jenny_o said...

But it looks like a happy cookie monster, so it's okay, right?

Right??

floweringmama said...

Bahahaha! Love it!

annie said...


La Maison de Cookie.
Love it!

Hilary said...

What a hoot. I'll bet K has you laughing out loud very often.

Loved your two previous posts. I'm so glad you have that very nice man in your life. You deserve him.. and if he's very special, as I'm sure he is, he deserves someone wonderful like you.

Nice seeing your travel photos.. you do get around. :)

Empty Nester said...

Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Priceless! Well done!

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

haha, that is awesome!

Sandra Cox said...

Too funny! I keep telling myself I'm going to declutter.....

Sush said...

Hi Dear One,
I've been away for a while on a chosen and then forced blogging hiatus. Chosen as I wanted to spend more time in the homeland and less in 'waveland'; forced when my trusty computer of 7 years went bust and had to wait for a replacement.
Glad to hear you are doing well these days and I love your cookie monster mantel!
Hugs~

CiCi said...

I am so weird that I would put one round mirror next to an oblong one. I like the simplicity of the finished mantle decorations, I bet you will actually be able to keep it uncluttered. I turn each surface into clutter very quickly. I don't know why, just seems to happen.

Leanne said...

HAHHAAAA!!! Oh, Betty . . . That makes me laugh out loud!! I needed that, bad!!! LOVE IT!

Baby Sister said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!! Oh, that is awesome. I think you should leave it. :)

Kerri said...

Hilarious!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Hahahahahahaha.... I love Cookie Monster. :)

photowannabe said...

Thanks for my Morning smile.
Here from Hilary's post.

That Janie Girl said...

Oh my gosh! That's too funny!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Hilarious! Your friend is brilliant and funny.