Friday, April 29, 2011

April's Joys

Hello everyone.  I can't let April end without sharing the wonderful moments contained within this month. Lots of anniversaries happened, so I will begin at the beginning.

April 4th was our 10th anniversary! Amazing right? Who knew ten years ago? This picture is from our wedding day, taken in the apartment back then. Seems like so long ago, and only yesterday.

My hubby is such a darling, he took me to Vegas to celebrate. We had a wonderful time, with the bunnies safe at home with their bunny Godmother Paulina to look after them. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan and the view from the room was fabulous - day and night:  

The view was even seen from the big tub in the bathroom. We had a bird's eye view of the fountains at the Bellagio, very cool.

And of course, we had to take a picture off the balcony.

And if you've seen the commerial for the Cosmopolitan, we didn't find any white bunnies to rescue.. but we did find some very cute bunnies at the City Center mall.

Aren't they so cute?  And speaking of really cute bunnies...

April 23rd was our Seal and Otter's 7th gotcha day! Can't believe we've had the "Terrible Two" for seven years now. They were so small when they came from the Richardson Animal Shelter, such little bundles of energy - and quickly dubbed the Terrible Two.

Today they are calmer, but no less adorable. My Otter - the bigger of the two is a snuggle butt, and will walk on his back feet for nana. My Seal, Sweet Seal Cute Seal, is finally starting to live up to that nickname. Determined, vivacious and willing to let you know her opinion; she can steal anyone's heart with a single look from that perfect little face.  Together they make my living bunny houseshoes.

April 24th is a very special day here in the household. This year it marked the 9th gotcha day for my superhero bunny Coco. Coco was purchased as a friend for Ermine, whom we thought was a girl at the time, and together they taught us bunches and bunches. Coco was so cute as baby , she loved to run bunny 500 rounds around and around our apartment.

It's been three years now she's been disabled. Not a day goes by that I don't gather strength in her joy and determination for life.

Bunnies are all marvelous beings, and to know them is to know true love. I am lucky to have my wonderful hubby by my side, and I truly believe we are blessed to have the bunnies.. even if they are little furry stinkers :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

And the Winners are...

Once again, Thank You everyone for entering my April giveaway! It's truly awesome to get all the entries and such fun reading the comments.

First, the Spring Hare...

is on his merry way to...

(video will be added later :) Having some trouble uploading..)

Diana Moll!  Congratulations!  Check out Diana's awesome blog. See her stunning prints and stamps at her etsy store Qi Papers.

Next, little Periwinkle:

Is making her new home with: 

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Lisa Fresolone! Congratulations on being my first two-time winner! :)  Check out Lisa's blog and tell her congrats!

Thanks again everyone for your interest! Stay tuned for May's giveaway... we are in discussions now :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fun in the mail!

This past Saturday brought a very cool package to my door. My prize from Natascha's Inspirations! 
It was wrapped very well with a lovely raffia ribbon and baby blue tissue paper:

The bunny is simply adorable!  I had asked for a brown coloring like my Bunko, and Natascha did a fabulous job. Can you see the wonderful carroty ribbon? 

Plus the featherly tail?!!  Simply awesome I tell you.  The colors are custom, and you pick what you want. See the beautiful brown one and a white (!) one The Raspberry Rabbits got. Check out Natascha's etsy shop here and grab one of these cuties yourself. 

Thank you so much Natascha!!  I love my new bunny :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April's Giveaway - A Two Bun Salute

You know how sometimes you have it all figured out, then something completely changes your mind? I had two bunny pieces all picked out for this month's giveaway when dear hubby reminded me of another piece that would be so much better.  So a delay of a few days, and here are is the April giveaway. As hinted at before, there will be two drawings - two different bunny pieces. Both absolutely darling in their own ways..

Meet The Spring Hare and his friend, Primrose:

About little Primrose:

She is sweet as button, and is cute as - well - a bunny perched playfully on a ball.. looking at you to watch her play. There are binkies coming, oh yeah..
How can you resist that face?
Primrose is a silver bunny on rose quartz bead. The silver plated chain has faceted pink catseye beads and silvered beads wired in. Necklace is 18" (45.7 cm) long with a lopster clasp. Primrose herself is a wonderful 1" (2.7 cm) long.

Meet The Spring Hare:

He springs into action at the first sound of a treat bag opening.. flying about for any goodies that The Spring Hare can leap upon. A force of nature, swooping up goodies and hearts at the same time.

This flyaway Hare does the highest binkies known to all of bunnydom.  The Spring Hare is a pewter piece from the awesome Green Girls Studio. He graces an 18" (45.7 cm) silver plated chain with a lobster clasp. The pendant is 1 1/2"(3.8 cm) long, Spring himself is 1 1/4" (3.1 cm) wide.
So how to win one of these cuties?

So, how to enter:

1. Post a comment on this blog post.

2. Become a fan of the blog.

3. Post a comment /like on facebook's April's giveaway post.

4. Become a fan of the facebook page. (Please leave let me know if you have done this or do this.)

5. Become a fan of the Etsy shop. (Please send me a convo if you do this one or have done this.)

6. Tweet about the giveway. You can follow us on twitter here.
Winner will be chosen via bunny pick on Sunday, April 24th. Please be sure to leave me a link and/or email to get a hold of you if you win.

The best of luck everyone!