Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's The Dog Days of Spring!

Hello dearies!  It's been a spell since the last post, but I've got reasons!  I swear!


Well, most of my reasons are related to either...

a)  researching & trying to register/enroll in stuff
b)  gardening with all my Super Powers 
c)  frolicking with bunnies & doggies (umm, not together)
d)  reading my eyes raw
e)  all of the above 

Correct answer is....*JEOPARDY THEME PLAYS*..."E, All of the above"!

So, when the above isn't happening, then I'm trying to get this guy out of MY chair....

Pilot, deepest sleep EVER. I can have a nap.  Yeah, right.  Good luck with THAT.  Ladies and gents and buns, the Dog Days of Spring are here!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

My (Not So) Secret Garden

Well, I went and did it.  I got myself into some full on container "salad bowl" gardening!  Over a 4 day stretch, I traveled around town pricing everything from pots to potting mix and ended up with a sweet little collection of herbs and veggies that left me AND the buns anxious for the harvest.  

Soon enough, little ones.  Soon enough.  *wipes away drool*

Here's a looksee at The Master Plan, with a small cameo by the one and only...



Couple things I forgot to mention in the vid:  1) Sugar Snap Peas! - YUM!, 2)  Kentucky Wonder bean poles - YES!, and 3) Lavender Haze - great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Let's hope my 'green thumb' sticks and these beauties live for the harvest.  *bites lip*

More pics/vids to come!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FlatBonnie - Is She Really THAT Flat?!

A few days ago, a fellow bun blogger posted about a cute little Etsy shop called FlatBonnie where one can find - amongst other things - sweet bunny plush creations (my Lord!  Check out the "Ooopsie, Poopsie" set!), and/or even have a custom plush made to spec.

Megan (originator of the post), had a plush made of her own bun, Maddy.  Check her blog out HERE.

TOO CUTE, right?!

I loved Megan's blog, checked out FlatBonnie's Etsy shop (loved it too), then clicked over to FlatBonnie's website which is HERE, and....

Fell.  In love.  With this:

***FYI:  Adopt a FlatBonnie in the month of May and 20% of the sale will go to the rescue organization of your choice!***

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gardening For Bunnies

Not long ago, I was looking over my monthly expenses and realized...*GASP!*...What the heck happened to my grocery bill?!  It used to be so, manageable and small (ish) and, and...gosh, it was even kind of cute!  

(Yes, I just said my grocery bill was cute.)  He-hem.

A line by line receipt audit revealed the root of the problem:  repeated purchases of big-boxed-leafy-dark-green-salad mixes for my buns.  WOW, does the cost of these store bought beauties rise quickly when you've got TWO hungry bunnies instead of ONE and they're OM NOM NOMMING their way through several of them each month.


First thought was:  I will till the soil and plant my own garden!
Second thought was:  No way! 

After some reading, research and web browsing, the solution to my dilemma came in the form of pots, pails and - of all things - reusable grocery store bags.  Here are two short vids (chosen from the array to be found over the inter web) demonstrating the 'How-To' and the ease of building your own very own container gardens:

How to make a Salad Bowl Container Garden

Making an Herb Garden with Reusable Grocery Bags

For this bunny mama it means an ease on rapid bank account depletion.  And for the buns?  Fresh yummy greens and herbs all summer long.

Om nom nom!  Pics to come!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

'Tis May Day....

Hoping you (and your furry ones) have a most beautiful and peaceful one.
x o x
B & F