Monday, March 31, 2008

Until Midnight.........

~ Market Tote Bag ~

The Giveaway for our Bunny Chic Boutique "Green Bunny Market" Tote Bag ends tonight at the stroke of Midnight. A random drawing will be done in the morning and the winner will be announced Tuesday evening ~ 4/01/08. You can read all the details about the Giveaway from my original post ~ just hop here.


Don't forget to be a Green Bunny!!
Don't you LOVE the Cinderella Story!!! It is one of my favorite Disney Movies and I never tire of watching it again and again. Pictured above is the Fitz and Floyd (Limited Edition) Cookie Jar ~ entitled "Until Midnight". You can actually win this Exquisite Cookie Jar by just leaving a "Customer Review" Comment on the Fitz and Floyd website.




A winner for this Fabulous Cookie Jar will be selected (by Fitz and Floyd) randomly from Customer Reviews left on their website from 3/27 - 4/24/08. Hurry ~ though because this "Giveaway" ends at the stroke of Midnight on April 24th.

They have a lot of Bunnies on Sale ~ especially my favorite ~ the "Old World Rabbits" collection. This is where I purchased my Bunny Candlesticks ~ Raleigh and Isabella. I posted about Raleigh and Isabella in my Show and Tell on Friday. Hop here to see all the Old World Rabbits on the Fitz and Floyd website.

Another one of my favorites is the Woodland Spring Collection ~ isn't this Cracker Cradle (pictured below) adorable?!?


I use this Fabulous Cracker Cradle for storing all types of supplies and I have one that I keep receipts in. The possibilities are endless and the price is unbelievable ~ hop over here to read more about it.

Until Midnight..................


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Taxes on Tiny Tara

~Tiny Tara ~

The Taxes on our "Tiny Tara" are due in the morning and since they go up every year ~ we need to start saving immediately for next Year. Well ~ "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." Scarlett O'Hara

So ~ Taxes remind me of Tara and Tara reminds me of Scarlett ~ which reminds me of the scene where Scarlett visits Rhett in Prison........ I think I could make a "fetching" outfit out of our Living Room Drapes ~ but I don't think I know anyone in Prison. I certainly don't know anyone with any money in Prison.

Here's another Fabulous Youtube Video with Scarlett (Gone with the Wind) and featuring one of my favorite songs ~ "It's too late to apologize" by OneRepublic.



Don't forget to leave a Comment on one of my Blog Postings for the Green Market Tote Bag Giveaway. Check out the details here ~ but hurry the deadline is Midnight on 3/31/08.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Meet Isabella and Raleigh

Show and Tell


This is Part 3 in my Series entitled: Every Bunny has a "Tale"



I would like to introduce Isabella and Raleigh who are two of my Victorian Rabbits. They are "working" bunnies ~ not only do they look lovely on display ~ they are actually Candlestick Holders. We use them throughout the Year, since as you know ~ "Bunnies aren't just for Easter anymore". Yes ~ you can quote me.




Can you tell that Raleigh is missing one of his Ears? It was a horrific accident involving our Cat ~ Whiskers. I'm not sure exactly what happened since I didn't actually witness the incident. All I know is that when I entered the Room ~ Whiskers had Raleigh "pinned" on our Dining Room Table. I don't know if Raleigh was teasing Whiskers or if they were fighting over Isabella. All I know is that our Heath Insurance does not cover Cosmetic (Reconstructive) Surgery ~ especially on Bunnies. So, I've kept his Ear on ice and plan to reattach it myself with some Super Glue. Fortunately ~ it was a "clean break" so I hope there won't be a scar. Wish me Luck with the minor "Surgery"!!

Green Bunny Market Giveaway!!


Green Bunny Market Giveaway still in progress!!

In celebration of the Grand Opening of our new Green Bunny Market ~ we're giving away a Market Tote Bag. Any and all comments left on this Post and my original Giveaway Post from 3/18/08 through 3/31/08 will be entered to win the Market Bag. Hop over here to read about the Giveaway and leave a Comment and hop over here to read about these Fabulous Market Tote Bags.

There will be several different Shabby Chic Market Tote designs available on the Bunny Chic Boutique website next week ~ so please check back.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free Rice and More Bunnies!

The Giveaway for our Green Bunny Market Tote is right below this one!!

Aren't these "Bunny" Napkins adorable?!? I found the instructions on how to fold a Napkin into the shape of a Bunny and I can't wait to use them for our Easter Celebration on Sunday. Actually, we'll be using these adorable Bunnies all throughout the Year!! I love folding napkins into shapes, but never even thought about making them into Bunnies!! My Family is going to be so surprised ~ unless they happen to read this Blog!

The instructions are lengthy, but I'd love to send them to you ~ just email me & I'll send them right over to you. I found them in an old Martha Stewart magazine.


What do you think about this Logo for the new Green Bunny Market on our website? Do you like it better than the one in the previous post? I just can't seem to come up with the Perfect Logo for our new eco friendly products. Please let me know what you think ~


Isn't this Bunny just too cute? This is one of the Fabulous new products that we'll be offering on Bunny Chic Boutique in the Green Bunny Market. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about all of these products ~ these organic toys and the Market Tote Bags. This Bunny Blankie measures 10" X 10" and is non-toxic, chemical free and certified organic cotton. Doesn't it look incredibly soft?


freerice.com is an amazing website that is dedicated to ending World Hunger. Have you heard about it yet? It's educational ~ yet so much fun! There are 55 levels of difficulty ~ but rarely anyone gets past 48. I'm not at liberty to divulge my level ~ but you can probably guess by reading my Blog postings. :)

However, it does come with a warning ~

Warning: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance...

For every word that you get right, they will donate 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. AND the amount of rice that they have donated since it's inception in October of 2007 is staggering: 23,383,629,450 grains of rice to date.

Please check it out by hopping here ~ it's a great alternative to Spider Solitaire (at least for me). Lauren and her friends LOVE playing on freerice.com ~

Don't forget to enter the Giveaway on the previous Post for a Green Bunny Market Tote Bag!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Green Bunny Products & Fabulous Giveaway!


We're so excited to announce that Bunny Chic Boutique will offer Eco Friendly Products in our new "Green Bunny Market". I need a "poster child/bunny" that immediately identifies these Fabulous new products. What do you think about this Green Bunny? Is he too modern looking or too green? I guess I should have announced the Grand Opening of the Green Bunny Market on St. Patrick's Day.

There will be several products debuting in the "Green Bunny Market" Section of Bunny Chic Boutique. We will offer Chic Market Bags and also adorable organic baby toys/blankies.

Several significant events happened all on the same Day: My Daughter went on a Field Trip to the local landfill, I received a poignant quote via email and I met a fabulous new friend in the Land of Blog.

Lauren's trip to the Landfill made such a huge impact on her and was one of those life changing moments for all of us. She was quite upset at the incredible amount of plastic bags that were EVERYWHERE ~ huge mountains of them blowing all over the Landfill. On that day home from school ~ she made an impassioned speech about this growing problem. Here are some facts from the National Geographic website:

~ It could take up to 1000 years for plastic bags to break down in the environment
~ Each year billions of bags end up as ugly litter.
~ Eventually they break down into tiny toxic bits polluting our soil, river, lakes and oceans
~ Production requires vast amounts of oil.
~ Countless animals needlessly die each year.


It is really overwhelming when you think about all of the Plastic Bags that just one family brings home from the Store in just one week or a Month or a Year. So, Billions of bags end up as litter each Year!!

She made me promise right then and there that I wouldn't use plastic bags for our groceries. I promised that I would do my part ~ even though I was thinking at the time ~ how am I going to make a difference? Yes, I admit it ~ I was being an ostrich with my head in the sand instead of a green bunny. Then......

This quote was waiting for me in my email inbox ~

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
— Anita Roddick

Yes ~ a tiny mosquito had kept me up half the night ~ what an eerie coincidence. Well, we live in Florida right next to Mosquito Lagoon ~ so this quote really "spoke volumes to me". Then......

I met Terri in the Land of Blog through the OWOH Event. We have a lot in common and I now know that our paths crossing wasn't accidental. She had some really adorable Market Bags for sale and so I purchased a few of them. I love so many things about these bags ~ they fold flat, look Fabulously Chic and I feel very European ~ just like I'm shopping in Paris in the Spring.

I'm thrilled to announce that Terri is making an exculsive line of Market Bags for the Bunny Chic Boutique website. There will be several different designs available and lots more to come.

Enter to Win a Bunny Chic Boutique Market Tote Bag!!

In celebration of our Grand Opening of the Green Bunny Market ~ we are giving away one of our Fabulous Market Bags (pictured above). All you have to do is leave a comment on this Blog Post and you will be entered. We will draw the name out of a basket on March 31, 2008 and if there are more than 50 comments ~ then we'll add another Market Tote to the Giveaway.

~ Close-up Photo of Fabric ~

This is just one of the many designs that will be available on Bunny Chic Boutique in our Green Bunny Market. There will be several Trendy Shabby Chic fabrics to choose from.

I'll leave you with this picture of a Sea Turtle with a Plastic Bag in it's mouth and ask ~ Are you a Green Bunny?

I'm determined to be just like a mosquito and make a huge impact!!

Please use Market Bags or even a Wheelbarrow instead of Plastic Bags!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ Bunny Style!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I'm so thrilled with my "new" 3000+ Vintage Easter Images ~ I even have this one to use for St. Patrick's Day. It's so unusual to have St. Patrick's Day in the middle of Holy Week and I wish that Easter wasn't so early this Year. However, since it won't be this early again in my lifetime ~ I've decided to embrace it's uniqueness.

"Easter is based on the Spring Equinox. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! Only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). Moreover, none of us has ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here are the facts:

The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 ~ so if you’re 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!

The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. Therefore, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!"


Hope you enjoy St. Patrick's Day!! I'm off to find something green to serve my Family for Dinner ~ maybe green food coloring will do the trick.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Crazy ~ Comfy Shoes

Rolando Haircalf Pumps by Christian Louboutin

For way too many years I wore high heels ~ then one day my feet went on strike. I was pregnant and my feet were so swollen that I couldn't even get my ugly clunky tennis shoes on. There I was "barefoot and pregnant" ~ just as the saying goes and absolutely miserable. That was about 16 years ago and my feet are STILL swollen ~ but I've found that wearing (elegant) comfy flats makes all the difference. So, I'm always on the "lookout" for the perfect shoe to add to my shoe collection ~ trendy, chic but most importantly comfy.



These shoes (pictured above) have my name written all over them!! I just can't decide on the color ~ I LOVE them all. I posted in a previous Blog that Yellow is going to be HUGE this Spring. So even though it might be my last choice ~ I know that it's a "must have" color and should be at the top of my list.

I'm also really picky about the inside of the shoe ~ these have suede linings and they are made by Aerosoles ~ so you know they must be comfy. They are absolutely perfect!! Well, I haven't tried them on yet and I've never owned a pair of Aerosoles, but they look Fabulous!! Please let me know what you think about them and which color YOU would choose. They are the Vancouver Flats by Aerosoles ~ hop here to check them out.

Crazy ~

So what is it about men dressing up in women's clothing that is so funny? Is it because they can't walk in high heels? I needed a good laugh this week and found this old Movie. Why don't they make great Movies like this anymore? This Video (below) is Movie clips of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon from the Movie "Some like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe w/the song "Crazy" by Gnarles Barkley. Hope you enjoy it ~




Isn't Marilyn Monroe gorgeous?!? Wouldn't she LOVE those Christian Louboutin pumps pictured at the top of my Blog? Can't you see her wearing those elegant leopard shoes?




Hope you have a restful and lovely Palm Sunday!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Heart from Ragamuffin Gal/Katie ~ OWOH

This is another gift from the One World ~ One Heart Giveaway Event. Katie from the Blog entitled Ragamuffin Gal made this Beautiful Personalized Heart Shaped Plaque for me. I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE it and only wish that you could see it in person. My pictures just don't capture it's beauty or all the details. I love everything about this design ~ the heart shape, the ribbons, the glitter, the vintage girl and the pink/green color combo. Isn't the little girl holding the heart so aorable and there is even a love charm hanging from the wire.


Katie even painted the back of the heart ~ a pretty pink.


I've placed this precious Heart next to my Computer so that I can enjoy it everyday!


Here is another close-up shot of my Lovely Heart! Thank you so much Katie!! I will always treasure this Fabulous Gift ~ you've made me very "hoppy".

Please don't forget to check out Katie's Blog ~ she has posted some cute Collages under "life-isms" and I LOVE her Gorgeous Blog Banner. A couple of my favs are "when life hands you lemons ~ go buy a purse" and "the fear of imperfection has prevented many creative adventures from ever beginning". To see her Collages on her Blog ~ hop right here.

~ Only 8 Days until Easter!! ~

Lauren tried out for the 12U Lady Hurricanes Basketball Team and she's so thrilled that she made the Team. So, now we're really busy with 2 hour practices three times a week and Games all over the State on the weekends. She's only 11 years old and is 5'3" (same height as me) ~ yet surprisingly she's the shortest one on the team and also the youngest. The practices are so intense and quite grueling ~ surprisingly she loved every minute of it and the two hours flew by for her. It's no secret that she doesn't take after me ~ I wouldn't have lasted 15 minutes (even when I was 11). I'm a nervous wreck watching her at Basketball Practice ~ how am I going to survive watching her play a whole Game?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Show and Tell ~ Custom Bunny Painting!!



This week I wanted to share with you this Fabulous OOAK Painting that Sandy (dreamcreateinspire) created for me. She painted it to match my Blog Heading and I love that she included all the little details ~ the Bunny holding the Hatbox, the stripes, the rosebuds, the Vintage Postcard, etc. The Bunny is totally adorable, the roses are amazingly realistic and she even included the bow on the hat box. It's quite large and measures approx. 17 X 20 inches. I'm absolutely thrilled with the way that it turned out and couldn't wait to show Every Bunny!! You can check out her Blog by hopping over here.

Sandy even included the Vintage Postcard and personalized it with my name. This Painting isn't Shabby but tres Chic and I'm going to hang it in my new Office/Studio.



I just love this Bunny holding the Hat Box and was ecstatic that she included it in this Painting.





There are so many Beautiful Roses featured on this Painting and the colors she used are so vibrant.
Look at the rosebuds "growing" up the right side of the Painting!! Isn't Sandy so extremely talented? I just can't thank her enough for this priceless treasure!!



This is a photo of the OUTSIDE of the package that she sent. She even painted Roses on the Brown Paper that the Painting was wrapped in. They were so lovely ~ I didn't want to open the Package for fear that I might rip one of the Roses! I had no idea that there were about 20 more Roses waiting for me inside the Package.




Closeup of another Rosebud that was also painted on the outside of the Package.


Thanks again to Sandy for this Stunningly Beautiful Custom Painting that she donated for the One World ~ One Heart Giveaway!! I have truly been blessed by her artistic talent and incredible generosity.


May Easter Bring Thee Many Joys!!

~ Bunny Blessings ~

Jayne