Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
What an erie feeling? Every Bunny is sleeping right now ~ I'm upstairs Blogging on the Laptop and I hear someone playing the piano downstairs. Hopefully ~ it's our Cat Whiskers and not a Ghost. It's a little un-nerving and quite loud ~ so I hope Whiskers finishes practicing the Piano soon.
This Video is on You tube and features Nora playing the Piano.
Trusting God~ that's what I'm struggling with right now and also patience. I feel like I'm trying to cross over a deep canyon and the only way to get to the other side is by walking across a swinging bridge. I'm afraid of heights and my recurring nightmare is trying to cross a swinging bridge. Do I have the courage to take a risk and cross over to the unknown? I'm a planner and I get impatient waiting for God to make my path straight.
A Lady at Church has a favorite Quote:
"Want to make God laugh? ~ tell him YOUR plans."
I just wish he would give me a clue about HIS plans for me.
I was so excited with each and every one of the items that I purchased. I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning the crystal and polishing the silver items. The Crystal Decanter was cloudy with a film inside it ~ but I it looks like new since I used some uncooked rice and dishwasher detergent to clean it.
The Crystal Champagne Glasses had the logo pictured above etched on them. I thought it looked familar and was lucky to find that it was the Wedgwood Logo. Wedgwood just celebrated their 250th Anniversay last year and they are currently having a sale on their website.
So ~ if you happen to see a piece of Crystal with the "W" logo etched on it ~ you know it's Wedgwood. AND the Wedgwood Stemware is quite expensive ~ so I was lucky to find some at an Estate Sale.
LOVE this place setting of China ~ Reinassance Gold and it's currently on sale on the Wedgwood website. I think this Blue and White pattern (pictured above) is very elegant and striking.
If you ever need a Baby Gift ~ this Peter Rabbit Mug by Wedgwood would be a Fabulous gift and it's only $14.00 on the Wedgwood website.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The White Rabbit (pictured above and below) was purchased from Jennifers Dols over on Etsy and I think it is absolutely adorable. I have the perfect spot saved for this precious Bunny and I can't wait for him to arrive at his new home ~ here at our Bunny Cottage.
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is another one of her adorable Necklaces.
See the lovely bruise on my forehead ~ that was the result of being "jumped" by a few 6th grade girls and having my lunch money stolen. Our Maid ~ Josephine ~ told me "the next time they hit you ~ fall to the ground and pretend like you're dead.......then they'll leave you alone." She was right ~ but after that I always brought extra money to school so I'd be able to eat lunch.
Last week was such a "bad news" week. It seemed like every single day brought more bad news and heartache. I spent most of the week in bed ~ it was warm there and I could effectively "dwell" on my the latest drama. So ~ today I decided that Josephine's advice doesn't apply in my current situation. I need to quit playing dead and get on with living and enjoying my life.......
So, I'm only looking forward ~ last week is ancient history. I'm blessed with a very short memory.
May your joy be as long as a Rabbit's Ears and your Sorrow as short as his Tail.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Hope you're staying warm and please don't worry ~ Spring will be here soon..............
Saturday, January 9, 2010
~ Sleet on the ground ~
This morning ~ I awoke to the sound of sleet hitting our roof. Thank goodness for Global warming ~ because I've been freezing all day and it's going to be even colder tonight. It's going to be 26 tonight and I'm so concerned about my pretty impatiens flowers. There were even snow flurries this afternoon and that's quite rare here in Central Florida. Can you imagine how cold it would be without Global warming? Maybe we'll have a mild Summer this year.
Our House just wasn't built for cold weather ~ guess that Dow Corning didn't exist 120 years ago. I think I'll call for an Energy Survey on Monday ~ maybe we can install some (after construction) insulation. I know we'll survive this Artic Blast and it's only 69 days until the first day of Spring.
I'm looking forward to wearing my Gorgeous Wool Sweater to Church tomorrow. I haven't worn it in about 5 years ~ just hope it doesn't have any moth holes in it. I also have a faux Bunny Fur Collar somewhere .............
I bought two for all of our CD's/Games and also so that I could display both sides ~ Zebra and Leopard.
She also has some adorable Valentine's Day Baskets ~ as well as other trendy and chic accessories. You can visit her Etsy Store by hopping right here.
I'm so thrilled with my new Valentine's Day Banners that Tiffany made for my Bunny Blog and for my Etsy Shop. She's so incredibly talented and works tirelessly to make sure that EVERYTHING is pixel perfect. She also made two additional Banners for Spring that are simply Stunning ~ you'll see those the day after Valentine's Day.
This is the amazing Altered Art Journal that I purchased from Tiffany's Etsy Shop. I love the way that she added so many images and vintage treasures. Everything that she designs (digital and papier) is made with tons of love.
This is just one of the many adorable pages within my new Altered Art Journal by the Fabulous Tiffany Jane Marshall.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Leopard tights available over on the Dillards website for only $20.00 ~ just hop right here. These are the Purr-fect Leopard accessory and will look Fabulous and add warmth when I wear my Black Capri Pants in the Winter. Now I just need to find my Leopard shirt that I thought was out of style and I'll have an updated outfit for $20.00. I think I have a floral print scarf with leopard print that might tie the whole outfit together.
AND ~ I already have this Gorgeous Dolce and Gabbana Leopard Tunic. My Leopard shirt isn't a Dolce and Gabbana ~ but it looks very similar and mine didn't cost anywhere near $1,395.00.
This Dolce and Gabbana Leopard Handbag is currently available at Amazon.com. It's only $74.99 and originally $525.00 ~ that's a savings of $450.01. You can hop right here to check it out.
"Hoppy" Leopard Hunting ~ I'm so thrilled that Leopard is going to be in style again this Spring. Of course, it's a classic style and hopefully will always be "in vogue".
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I've had several people tell me in the last few days that I need a Hobby. I'm just going to try a few different hobbies ~ until I find something that I really enjoy doing. Craft projects usually stress me out ~ because I'm a perfectionist. Hopefully ~ I'll find something that I LOVE and look forward to working on.
Friday, January 1, 2010
The Ballerina Bunny above was on our Christmas Tree. It's not easy finding Bunny Christmas Tree ornaments and this one even sparkles with glitter.
I was sick for two weeks and then had only 2 days to do all my Christmas shopping and wrap everything. Then ~ also had to plan a Christmas Eve Dinner ~ so we had Outback Steakhouse takeout. I think that will now be our Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner.
This Christmas ornament is so unique ~ it's a Giraffe dressed in denim capris, sweater, red coat and carrying a leopard purse.
LOVE this cute little Ladybug ornament.
Of course ~ Peter Rabbit and his Mother are ALWAYS front and center on our tree.
Do you remember when I blogged about my Reindeerville Village? A blog reader contacted me with information about where I could purchase the rest of my Reindeerville Village. That was the best Christmas present I could ever get and so I immediately ordered "Comet and Vixen's Cozy Hotel" and "Donner's Reindeer Games Toy Shop". Thanks to Julie in Florida ~ I really appreciate you sharing that "priceless" information with me.
The day after Christmas ~ I was in a minor car accident. A concrete median "jumped" right out in front of me ~ good thing I have lots of "clearance" under my SUV. Fortunately ~ my vehicle didn't sustain any damage ~ but I suffered a bad case of whiplash. Today is the first day that I've been able to move my neck without substantial pain. I couldn't believe how I was unable to do simple mundane tasks ~ such as unloading the dishwasher, folding clothes, walking, standing, etc. As long as I was sitting on the couch watching TV ~ absolutely no pain. Seriously ~ chores were painful and as long as I was watching TV with heat on my neck ~ no pain.
I haven't made any New Year's resolutions in several years ~ but I have a few that I want to make for 2010.
1) Spend more quality time with my Bunnies
2) Find a Hobby
3) Eat less ~ exercise more
4) Spend less ~ save more
5) Clutter less ~ organize more
6) Negative less ~ positive more
7) More Random Acts of Kindness
8) Go to the Dentist ~ Blahhh
9) Get a Physical w/blood work ~ Blahhh
10) Go to Eye Doctor (to avoid further accidents/whiplash)
I was also going to add to my list of Resolutions .... quit smoking, drinking and swearing ~ then I could go ahead and check those off as "done" since I don't smoke, drink or swear. Guess ten New Year's Resolutions are enough to begin with and I'll review my progress in 6 months.