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bunnykissd: (BunnyFreak)
I've been wanting to edit my BlogSpot blog for a while, but haven't wanted to go in and edit All That Code! o.O But with the new Blogger Template Designer it was much easier! I even found one I really like! ^-^

So if you're reading this in a reader (or on LJ) and have a moment to spare, do check it out! Many thanks!

http://bunnykissd.blogspot.com/

Whadya think?
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
DizzyDragonflies gives us the topic: July's birthstone is the ruby; blog about the color red or rubies.

This is my birthstone! I have always wanted one, and did for a while, but sadly had to sell it when I was short on cash once... Anyway, I thought I'd take the time to show some of my favorite ruby-red items in our EtsyBloggers Team members' shops!

Here are some beautiful necklaces...

from left ro right:
Ruby In The Sky With Pearls Necklace
Aqua Sea Glass Ruby Pendant Necklace
Rainbow Unity Necklace with Gemstones

...and here are some other pieces of jewelry...

from left ro right:
Ruby - Red Cat Face Lampwork Glass Bead Sterling Silver Earrings
Candy apple red wire wrapped ring with silver custom made in any size
Red Ruby Quartz Wire Wrapped Silver Earwire Earrings

How about some patriotic pieces for the 4th?

from left ro right:
Red and Blue Shabby Chic Flower Embellies
Christmas in July - Whimsical Red Star Ornament with Silver Painted Polka-dots
Mini Key Fob

And of course, here are my favorite red things from my own shop!

from left ro right:
Miniature Bottle of Wine
Red Dragon
Rabbit in a Red Scarf


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afiori

Jun. 26th, 2010 05:08 pm
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
One of the beautiful things about this Mad Tea Party is that I get to visit all these other blogs and see their wonderful art. Just now I discovered *afiori* - just the name calls to mind beautiful Italian flowers - and the blog and shop are both full of soft dreamy photos of flowers and far away places...


Images from afiori on etsy....


Don't forget to check our her blog too!
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
SweetSallysSoaps gives us the topic: Show me your all time favorite piece of art and why you find it inspiring.


For a while, I had wanted to Dress Up my purse, but didn't know what I wanted to do. When Esme bleached her jeans, I decided to pop my purse in too. When it came out, I thought the pale blue and white looked like clouds in the sky. So I thought a winged bunny (my mascot) would be perfect! I opted to use acrylic paint and see how well it worked...

Once I got started painting, I decided to include all the things that are important to Who I Am. Of course there is the winged rabbit, which turned out to be a hare, flying over a cloud, which symbolizes my spirit overcoming struggles. Then there's the rainbow, universal symbol of hope; to me it also represents not just Gay Pride and Diversity, but also Creativity and Art. But it didn't feel *done* then; there was a big empty space under the rainbow that needed something.

It was about this time that I realized that Spiders were a totem of mine. Spiders embody the qualities of creativity and creation, magic and wisdom, communication and connections, intuition and inspiration. They remind us that we are weaving our own destinies and we need use our creativity to build the web of our lives. So I added a garden spider and her web, which I embroidered on, using a very fine iridescent thread, and in it I sewed a pentacle, which represents my pagan spirituality. (I had to go over it with some white paint because it was too hard to see...)

But still there was the emptiness under the rainbow. I didn't want to paint anymore; so I added a butterfly and it's path with Sharpie marker. Obviously butterflies represent change and transformation, beauty and freedom; I also added a little a more symbolism by creating it from a lemniscate, the infinity symbol, shaped into two hearts, which to me (and perhaps others) expresses infinite love: polyamory, and it's done in the colors of bi-pride: purple, pink, and blue.

Naturally, I added some sparkle to the whole thing! ^-^
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RainyDayArt gives us the topic: Easter is April 4, what family traditions do you do for Easter?

Ever since we moved here, we've had a big Easter egg hunt with the kids. We fill nearly 100 plastic eggs with candy (sometimes coins), and before the kids wake up, Jacqueline wanders around our 3 acres to hide them all. As the kids get up, they have to find their baskets in the house, which usually have a few unwrapped candies (jelly beans) and things too big for eggs (a bigger chocolate bunny, some peeps, and webkinz this year).

Then when they're all up, they gather in the kitchen and we give them the low-down: how many eggs they each can find (used to be 25, now the packages of plastic eggs don't come with so many in them so it's down to 21 this year...), where they might be (in the woods, in the house...), etc.... Some years, we've given the younger girls a 5 to 10 minute head start; this year they all took off at once!


Some years, there has still been snow on the ground (as you can see in the photo above), and one year, the snow was so deep, we postponed it until June! XD (It was the earliest time we could find the time when the weather was nice enough!) This year was perfect for it! ^-^
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
Melissa gives us the topic: Spring time is almost here, do you have any special items in your shop to celebrate the season?

Well, I certainly do! These are my favorite of the things in my shop right now...



Soon I hope to have more!
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
AliciaMae asks us to choose one of the following topics:
  1. Snowflakes - your favorite way to make them or your favorite item on Etsy featuring them
  2. Favorite winter time activity/how to keep kids occupied during snow days (indoors or outdoors)

Well, my very favorite way to make snowflakes is cutting them out of paper to hang from the ceiling and in the windows, which incidentally, is a great activity to keep your kids occupied on snow days! ^-^

Here are some our family made last year from coffee filters...


And here are a few of my faves from Etsy...


How about you?
bunnykissd: (NaughtyNice)
These were one of my step-father's specialties; he never made them big enough in my opinion, but then I guess I could eat more, with less guilt... ^-^

Chocolate Rum Balls
3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup rum
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum.

  2. Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavor. Roll again in confectioners' sugar before serving


For more Christmas Ball recipes *snicker* check out the Domestic Witch!
bunnykissd: (HappyHolidays)
The holiday season will soon be here - what's your favorite holiday movie or special? Why?

I used to love cuddling on the sofa with a lap cat watching holiday movies and TV specials. Today it's not the same. I used to get so excited when this would come on the TV:



But now, you can DVR it, buy the DVD (have some), search it up on YouTube (hee, I think I did that...), get it shipped from NetFlix (do this every year)... and watch those things any old time.

But I *still* have favorites! Of course I can't limit it to just one, I love too many! So here's my top ten...

10. The Little Drummer Boy - My favorite song as a child made into a TV special... awesome!
9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Who doesn't love this?
8. Frosty the Snowman - I still say *Messy, messy, messy* in that voice... XD
7. A Charlie Brown Christmas - The ending still makes me tear up...
6. Miracle on 34th Street - Not just tearing up with this one, bawling...
5. Will Vinton's Clay-mation Christmas - Full of awesome holiday music!
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - This was a favorite of both my mom and me, we can even recite lines! Hee!
3. The Little Princess - Not really a Christmas movie per se, but one that always gives me the Christmas spirit...
2. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus - This is actually a book I read every year, and I haven't seen the special since it aired in the 80s, but it's still a favorite.

And my number one, lovelovelove this special, is John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together. The songs are *my* Christmas Carols and without them it's just not Christmas. I wish they'd put out a DVD, so I could buy it already!

I can't wait to read about everyone else's favorites! How about you?
bunnykissd: (SummerRocks)
The school year here is winding down. Yesterday I subbed a half a day for a 6th grade teacher who sadly missed out on half a day of the 6th Grade Kickball Tournament. Apparently it's going all week long! The temperature is consistently in the high 60s if not 10-20 degrees higher now, and the weather is mostly sunny. These are the days we live for: grilling everything, having the windows and doors open, heading up to Flat Rock to swim (if the water's warm enough!) or just hang out on the rocks, watching the birds and bugs, dressing in hardly a thing...

For me the very best days are the ones when we all pile in the car and head to the lake, swimsuits on, picnic lunch packed: sketch book, colored pencils, and reading book included! When we get there, we choose a spot and spread out a big blanket. The kids run off to swim & explore (they're old enough now to do that without direct supervision!) and Jacqueline and I lie down and read or sketch or take pictures, just enjoying the sun and lake and the grass and birds... *le sigh*

How about you?
bunnykissd: (Joy)
I am continuously amazed by the writing that Jacqueline does for her blog, Not Your Typical Weight Loss Blog. The writing is clear and concise, thought provoking, but most of all heartening! She doesn't claim to have all the answers, but definitely encourages one to embrace joyful living and acceptance, while eating to feel healthy. If you've been struggling with your body image and find yourself bogged down in counting fat grams, obsessing over calories burned, or following the latest diet fad, then adding Not Your Typical Weight Loss Blog might just be what you're looking for...
bunnykissd: (CrazyLove)
So the Blog Carnival this week is about my plans for Valentine's Day, and I have the worst memory. I dunno, I used to celebrate every little thing... Then I got married, and my husband's blasé attitude about everything kinda rubbed off on me, and it's been hard for me to get excited about anything any more. However, having a family, with kids who get excited about EVERYTHING, really brings back my own enthusiasm! Last year we had so much fun! We all made Valentines and had a special extra sweet dinner... ^-^

This year I am hoping we get to do the same kind of thing. Handmade Valentines, spending the day with my little family, yummeh foodz... ^-^ I might even wear this... Assuming no one buys it...


Let Your Heart Take Flight
bunnykissd: (Scrapping)
Tomorrow, I am going to be spending the day scrapping and taking part in a huge online party!


If you'd like to join us, all you have to do is join the official list at http://scrapbookdimensions.ning.com, then to participate on National Scrapbook Day:
  1. Post the Blog Party Information on your blog before May 3rd (oops! I'm late!) and invite others to join

  2. Add your name to the participating party-goers list

  3. Create a layered template or sketch for a hybrid card

  4. Make a sample card if you wish

  5. Upload your template to a file-sharing service

  6. On May 3rd, post your template and Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine Party Banner on your blog, along with the list of party-goers so readers can blog hop to all our blogs!

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