Monday, September 29, 2008

Parisian Scroll and Wild Rose by Angelica Grace Designs

Please scroll down for my Giveaway ending on 10/03/08 ~

I LOVE this Boutique Handbag that was designed by Angie of Angelica Grace Designs. It is the Parisian Scroll and you can hop over here to purchase one for yourself. This Elegant Handbag would dress up a pair of Jeans and yet it would be the perfect accessory for your little Black Dress at a Black Tie Affair. This TDF design has TONS of details ~ so be sure and check it out on Angie's website.

Isn't this Wild Rose Bracelet Stunning!!?? It was also designed by Angie of Angelica Grace Designs and is currently available on her website ~ hop right here. I absolutely L♥VE each and every single Beautiful Bead on this design.

This "Wild Rose" would make the perfect gift ~ even for yourself. The little rosebuds are so cute on the spotted beads ~ perfect combination. This is just an exquisite Bracelet and it leaves me simply speechless. I think these professional photos convey the beauty of this extremely Elegant Design ~ it's Exotic and Exquisite!!

I bought this Necklace last year from Angie's website. This amazing creation is called "White Chocolate" and it attracts a lot of attention. I wear it quite often and ALWAYS receive TONS of compliments about my Chic AGD Necklace. Hop right over here to get one of these Gorgeous "White Chocolate" Necklaces for yourself. However, please be forewarned, you can't wear this design ~ if you want to remain incognito. It truly is a magnet for admiration and attention.

Now this ~ my dear friends is "Relentless" and it is currently at the top of my Wish List!! I am so in LOVE with this design and hopefully Santa will leave it in my Stocking on Christmas morning. It's so different from the "Wild Rose" design and yet it's also Elegant, Exquisite, Exotic and Enchanting!!

If you're interested in "Relentless" ~ you can read all about the details by hopping over here.

Isn't this Shadowbox Cross Bracelet unique? Hop over here to purchase one of these "trendsetting" designs.

Another Gorgeous Boutique Handbag designed by Angelica Grace Designs ~ Cocoa Bella!! You just can't have too many Handbags or Bracelets ~ right?

Angie also designs the most adorable Children's Boutique Outfits!! Could this outfit be any cuter? Hop over here for details on this Wave Caps Denim Outfit.

AND this is the extremely popular Coco Bliss outfit modeled by little Miss Kenidi. She already looks like a professional model and it won't be long until you'll see her on the cover of a Fashion magazine ~ like Vogue. Oh wait ~ I forgot ~ she's ALREADY graced the cover of Vogue....

LOOK ~ it's Kenidi from AGD on the Cover of Vogue.....

Please be sure and check out Angie's Blog ~ it's one of my favorites!! Also, you'll want to visit her website and Etsy Store. She has tons of Fabulous TDF designs ~ I've only featured just a few of them here on my Blog.

You now understand why Angelica Grace Designs is ~

"Where Trendsetters Shop!!"

Sunday, September 28, 2008

We....the....People....of the United States

Please "scroll down" for my Giveaway ending on 10/03/08!!

This weekend ~ Bright-eyed Bunny and Mr. Bunny played Golf. The weather was Gorgeous and they had so much fun!! She also worked on memorizing the Preamble to the Constitution. I had heard that the fastest way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. So, I encouraged her to TRY and teach the Preamble to me. Well, have you seen the Bumper Sticker that says:

Of all the things I've Lost ... I miss my mind the most!!

Yes, Bright-eyed Bunny memorized it forwards and backwards. As for Mama Bunny ~ let's just say it's a good thing that I'm not going to be graded on my memorization skills anytime soon.

It was kind of like this Video that I found on Youtube. You know the Andy Griffin Episode where Barney boasts that he still remembers the Preamble and tries to recite it .

This is just so "Classic Barney" and absolutely hilarious ~ I promise it will make you smile and maybe even LOL (Laugh Out Loud).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fingerprint Friday ~ Masked Bandits!!

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in Nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Then hop on over to
Pampering Beki's Blog ~ she's the Fabulous Hostess for this inspirational event!!

We were having Dinner on our Front Porch ~ when SIX little baby Raccoons (Masked Bandits) ran across our lawn and straight up our Oak Trees. They were so cute ~ but for countless reasons ~ we're going to have them relocated.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Giveaway for 75th Blog Posting ~

Giveaway Update ~ Thanks to EveryBunny for their Fabulous Comments!!! Due to an overwhelming response ~ I've decided to add another Spider Web Tote for Second Place and a Tissue Cover OR Wristlet Key Fob for Third Place.

1st Place ~ Spider Web Halloween Tote AND Carnival Bloom Mini Wallet
2nd Place ~ Spider Web Halloween Tote
3rd Place ~ Your Choice of Tissue Cover OR Wristlet Key Fob (Please note ~ " Your Choice" is limited to items listed in the Sew Gracious Etsy Store)

This is my 75th Blog Posting ~ so I'm having a Giveaway to celebrate!! I L♥VE Giveaways and didn't want to wait until my 100th Posting to offer these adorable products!!

Pam from Sew Gracious makes the most Fabulous Boutique Bags, Wallets and Tissue Covers!! I just couldn't resist buying several of them and wanted to feature them here on my Blog. They make the perfect gifts for a Giveaway!!

My 75th Blog Giveaway includes the Spider web Tote (pictured below) and the Carnival Bloom Wallet. All you need to do is leave me a Comment right here on this Posting and I'll enter your name for these two items ~ which are both featured below. If you post about my Giveaway on your Blog with a link back to this Posting ~ then you will receive 5 additional Entries ~ for a total of 6 Entries.

Isn't this a fun little bag and it's perfect for collecting candy on Halloween night or as part of your Halloween Decorations! Your little princess or pirate can carry a handmade candy bucket . . . much better and more eco-friendly than the plastic pumpkin. The bow can be easily removed if it's for a boy. The dimensions are approx. 10" wide at the top, 6" front to back (depth) and 6" tall (excluding handles).

Great News ~ Pam has listed additional Spider Web Totes in her Etsy Store!! So, if you don't want to wait for the end of my Giveaway ~ hop right here to purchase one. Pam has several other fabric choices in her Etsy Store ~ just hop over
here to see all of them.

This cute little Mini Wallet/Card Case is also included in my Giveway!!! It is made from Michael Miller Carnival Bloom fabric and measures approx. 3" X 5" (when closed).

The following are pictures of several Totes/Boutique Bags that Pam has in her Etsy Store ~
Sew Gracious.

I LOVE the Blue and Brown color combo and anything with Damask ~ isn't this absolutely Gorgeous? Hop over here to read all about it.

Could this Tote/Handbag be any Trendier or more Chic? Of course, this Michael Miller Carnival Bloom Fabric is EveryBunny's favorite!! Hop right here for more details about this "must-have" Fashion Accessory!!

This Tote/Handbag was pictured in the Wall Street Journal on 8/12/08. It's such an Elegant design and would be the perfect accessory for Fall, Spring, Summer and/or Winter. Hop here to read all about this World Famous Sew Gracious Design.

Wouldn't this make a Fabulous gift or an adorable Tote Bag to use while Christmas Shopping? Hop right here to purchase one for yourself!!

Pam also has lots of "little" gifts/extras!!! I LOVE these tissue covers and have bought several lovely ones as gifts and even a couple of them for myself.

A new fragrance at the Mall Perfume Counter absolutely overwhelmed me the other day. Thank goodness I had my new Gorgeous Tissue Cover full of tissues in my Handbag!! You just never know when you might need a Kleenex and I'll never leave home again without my cute little Sew Gracious Tissue Holder.

Isn't this pink and brown Damask Tissue Cover pretty? They're reasonably priced so that you can buy a couple for yourself and a few to give as gifts. Isn't there ALWAYS SomeBunny that gives you a gift at Christmas that you didn't have on your list? Wouldn't one of these Tissue Covers be perfect or maybe one of the Mini Wallets?

"Sew" don't forget to leave me a Comment and then for 5 extra Entries ~ post about this Great Giveaway on your Blog. This Giveway will include the Sew Gracious Spider Web Tote AND the Carnival Bloom Mini Wallet/Card Case (pictured above). A winner will be randomly selected at Midnight ET on October 3, 2008. You don't need a Blog to enter ~ however, please provide an email address.

Please visit Pam's Etsy Store ~ Sew Gracious to see all of her Trendy and Chic Designs!! She offers Boutique Bags, Clutch Wallets, Eyeglass Cases, Mini Wallets/Card Cases and Wristlet Key Fobs ~ all of which are meticulously handmade in her Robin's Egg Blue Studio.

"Sew Gracious Bags & Accessories are for the woman who appreciates a chic, stylish, well-made item that reflects her fashion sense & personality."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Living in Chaos ~

~ Barbie Doll from Alfred Hitchcock's Movie "The Birds" ~

So, where have I been and why haven't I posted on my Blog in forever? Well, I've been living in Chaos and going through Hell.


C ~ Crashing Computer

H ~ Horrid Housework

A ~ Appointments and Art Projects

O ~
Orders Shipped and Organizing Clutter

S ~
Stimulating the Economy a/k/a Shopping

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fingerprint Friday ~ Bright Eyed Bunny

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in Nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Then hop on over to
Pampering Beki's Blog ~ she's the Fabulous Hostess for this inspirational event!!

Baby Bunny informed us the other night at Dinner that she doesn't like her Blog name. So, we all sat around the Dinner Table and started brainstorming....... how about ~ Princess Bunny, Le Lapin Lauren, Brave Bunny, Bright eyed Bunny, etc. I can certainly understand that she doesn't want to be called baby anything ~ especially since she's almost 12. However, she'll always be my little baby.....

After she listened to us tossing bunny names around ~ she then announced that she didn't like the Bunny part of her Blog Name. There was an audible GASP from everyone ~ okay so I was the only one that gasped. In fact, she doesn't even want to be mentioned on my Blog. I wonder if she would mind being featured as my posting for Fingerprint Friday........

Well, at least Mr. Bunny loves his Blog name. *wink* *wink* Don't worry ~ I can say anything I want to about him ~ he never reads my Blog. He's too busy working so that I can stay home and work on my Blog and Shop..... I mean cook and clean the Burrow.

Our 16 year old is definitely going to be referred to as "Princess Bunny" from now on. As for Baby Bunny ~ I'll think of the perfect name for her eventually. This morning she was Sleepy Bunny and then quickly became Grumpy Bunny.

Regardless of their Blog names ~ both of my little bunnies bring me constant joy and are true blessings from God. I L♥VE them now and forever ~ to the moon and back.

Les Lapins and Marie Antoinette ~

The extremely talented Natasha Burns made another Bunny Sign for me. I'm sure you remember the Fabulous Bunny sign that she made for the front door of our "Parker Cottage". I usually buy EVERYTHING by twos~ as in "they entered the Ark two by two". Yes, I have been self-diagnosed with "Noah's Ark Syndrome" and always buy things in twos ~ especially if there is a 50% off sale. Even if I didn't have this affliction ~ I would still have bought two of these Gorgeous bunny signs. I'm so thrilled with the way they both turned out!! Aren't these les lapins absolutely adorable??

Here's a close-up of one of the bunnies and just look at those lovely rosebuds.......

I L♥ve these sweet bunnies, the pink roses and the pink/green color combination...... it's really the PERFECT sign ~ don't you agree??

I'm not sure that I'll hang this one on our back door like I had envisioned .... maybe somewhere inside our Cottage.

So, now Researchers are saying that Marie Antoinette wasn't the member of Royalty who said "Let them eat Cake". It was actually said 100 years before her by Marie-Therese, the wife of Louis XIV. "It was a callous and ignorant statement and she [Marie Antoinette] was neither."

The attribution is doubly erroneous in English, truth be known, because the word "cake" is a mistranslation. In the original French the alleged quote reads, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche," which means, literally, "Let them eat rich, expensive, funny-shaped, yellow, eggy buns."
This is what an authentic Brioche (expensive, funny shaped, yellow, eggy bun) looks like ~

AND ~ this is the ultra-glamorous Marie Antoinette Journal that Natasha of Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns designed for me. It is truly a work of art and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Don't forget to check out the Sweet Six Studio Blog and sign up for the Online Art Retreat. This Event is available online for the month of September thru October, 2008. They've posted the instructions for the fabric flower pin (pictured above) and you can even purchase the kit with all the supplies that you'll need. It's extremely doable and looks like it is going to be TONS of fun to make!! Just imagine all of the different places you could use one of these lovely fabric flowers.

Living on Hurricane Alley ~

AND here comes another Hurricane .... Yikes ~ it's Ike!!

I'd better start getting everything ready for a possible evacuation. I wasn't prepared for Tropical Storm Fay ~ remember we ordered Dominos when we lost our electricity. Well, we had food that we could eat ~ but we just wanted something hot and delicious!! Pizza sounded so much better than Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.

Several years ago in 2004 ~ we evacuated for one of the Hurricanes that was threatening our Coast. I think it was Frances ~ of course that year we had several Hurricanes make landfall on our coast.

Hurricane Frances ~ Thankfully this one downgraded to a Cat 1 right at landfall.

Hurricane Ivan ~ took the long way around but still ended up on our "doorstep".

Hurricane Jeanne ~ She really faked us out when she did a loopy loop in the middle of the Atlantic. We thought we were saved then she intensified and slammed into the Coast as a Cat 3.

All three of these Hurricanes pictured above were in 2004. As we were packing to evacuate in 2004, I was just running around in circles ~ throwing random things in suitcases and boxes. When I think back to that stressful time ~ it reminds me of the scene from "Gone with the Wind". You know the one where Prissy is packing the China. Well, here's a short clip of that scene that I found on You Tube. I really L♥VE You Tube and can or actually do spend hours on there watching various Videos. Anyway, this Video is only about 30 seconds long......

So, I'm trying to work on our Plan and not wait until the last second to pack. Especially, since they're not EXACTLY sure where Yikes ~ Ike!! is going.

My Mother gave me this Fabulous Suze Orman Ultimate Protection Portfolio several years ago. I've had it just sitting by our back door ~ so that I can grab it if we ever have to flee our home. It actually matches our blue and white Kitchen decor. It's actually a much deeper blue than pictured above ~ think cobalt blue.

Sad to say ~ it's sitting there EMPTY!! So, today I'm working on our Emergency Plan, as well as filling my pretty blue "Portfolio" with important documents. Hop over here ~ if you'd like to read more about the Suze Orman Ultimate Protection Portfolio. It's not just for Hurricane evacuations, but any of life's little or catastrophic emergencies.

Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Gustav ~ as well as with everyone who is in the path of Hurricanes Hannah, Ike and Josephine.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sweet Six Studio Art Retreat ~

I didn't think today would EVER get here!! The Sweet Six Studio Online Art Retreat started today and it's not too late to sign up. You can hop over here to sign up and to check out all the details. They have set up a Blog that is absolutely adorable and they will be having lots of Giveaways.

Everything is so well organized over at the Art Retreat and the first Art Project is already posted. There will be a total of 12 DOABLE Art Projects for the month of September with detailed instructions from Six Fabulous Artists!! I'm so thrilled that I signed up and can't wait to try the first project by the extremely talented and super sweet Natasha Burns.

This is the first project that was posted today ~ by Natasha Burns. Isn't this the most beautiful bottle of bath salts that you've ever seen? I'm looking forward to making several of these to give as gifts this Christmas. The instructions are extremely detailed and there are tons of pictures for each step.

This is an exquisite frame and I can't wait to make a similar one. I have some gorgeous fabric in my stash that will be perfect for it.

This is another project that will be featured over on Sweet Six Studio and I'll also be able to use some of my fabric stash for it.

And look at this cute decoration ~

I just love this little fabric flower and can't wait to learn how to make one. AND ~ I'll get to use even more fabric from my secret stash. I LOVE to buy fabric for my collection and now I will have lots of ideas of how to use some of it.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Sweet Six Studio Online Art Retreat ~ it's going to be a Fabulous Event that you don't want to miss!! I'll see you over there.....