Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Gala's TiLT

“You are always living the life you create. If your life does not feel right, create something better.”
~ (Unknown)


By: Twitter Buttons

Chance to win!

I want to win this lovely pin by reqbat, but I need *YOUR* help to do it!

Just leave a comment on this post (click here!) with MY name (BunnyKissd) and I could win! If you want to win the pin too, then let me know, and I'll happily leave a comment with YOUR name too! ^-^

As requbat said - let the madness commence!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kind Over Matter ACEO/ATC Blogiversary Bash Exchange

The lovely ladies at Kind Over Matter celebrated their Blogiversary by having an ACEO/ATC Exchange, and I happily participated! ^-^

I sent them this little card:

Photo by Art Yowza who received it...
(can you believe I forgot to get a pic! I hate when I do that! ;-;)
Look my card is here too!

And in return, I received this:

Created by Gayla!

And the two most perfect "Create Positive Change" cards that they could have sent...

Perfect for me to give to Jacqueline, who *is* my sunshine...
Seriously, that's my nickname for her! ^-^ And yellow is her fave color...

And one in purple, for me! ^-^

You can get your own "Create Positive Change" cards by clicking here and downloading!

Spring Challenge at Etsy Mouse!

I entered and would like your votes!

You can get links to all the entries here:, and my post is here:

To vote, just comment on the post with the words "YOU HAVE MY VOTE!" Please only vote once...

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish to give yourself permission for?

I am starting to see a pattern in the messages I am getting from the Universe lately...'re tired of the same old life... You want events that point you in a new direction. ~ Susan Miller

Sometimes, having more fun and being happier comes from looking for each in crazy, new places; instead of waiting for them to come from where you've found them before or where others are now finding them. ~ Note from the Universe

I am open to life's opportunities. I do what is easy, loving, fun and true. ~ Affirmations from Oshun

...master the art of Timeology... spending time doing what you want to do... ~ Rob Brezsny

and this...

The Secrets of Growing Things
by Nyela

...which I interpreted, "The bird is a sea bird and represents freedom, flying to the sea and the sun... The buildings represent the traditional style of living, 9-5 job, boring clothes, etc. and all the grey people are the masses, boring, blind, not fully themselves, colorless... The woman is full of color, like the sky, and is concentrating so hard on growing the plant in her hands; perhaps she doesn't realize the growth is spreading elsewhere or is so powerfully magical that it's just a side effect..."
So, my wish for today is to give myself permission to break out of perceived expectations and ruts, and live my life the way *I* want to, outside the mainstream, true to me, not masked in anyway...

Rabbit in Mask
by Ursula Vernon

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Help a friend!

He is trying to get Best Seller status on, and to do it, he's only got to sell 10 copies of his book on Wednesday 2/24! So if you're interested or know someone who is...

Volume 1 is on Amazon too! ^-^

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One World, One Heart Winners!

Whoops! A day late and a dollar short, that's me! XD It's been a crazy long weekend here at Faerie Gardens, and I've only now gotten around to having tell me who our two winners are!

Oh wow! Look at the time!

Those numbers correspond to comments left by Melissa and Julie Ann! As soon as I hear back from them, I'll be creating their custom hand-painted postcards and sending them on their own magic carpet ride...

Thank you everyone who entered and those who played along too! It was so fun to hop from blog to blog, finding new ideas to try and new idols to inspire me... I can't wait for next year! ^-^

Friday, February 12, 2010

Photo Friday: Lightness

Ant & Benji

A lightness of mood, a brightness of light... Oh, and Benji's pretty light to Ant!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What Moon Were You Born Under?

This was pretty cool to find out! I discovered it serendipitously from Serendipity, who found it in the Crystal Forest...

I started by using the site she gave to find my moon's phase, then checked a few days before and few days after to see whether it was waxing or waning. THEN because I knew I was close to the full moon, but couldn't tell by that little 100x100 picture, I went to this full moon site to find the specific date.

From that I determined that *I* was born under a disseminating or waning gibbous moon. This is what it says about me:
Since "to disseminate" means to scatter seeds, your impulse is to sow your ideas and knowledge so that others may learn from your experiences ~ you are a communicator and a teacher. Dedicated to your ideals, if there is a touch of the revolutionary in your nature, then it is purely and simply an urge to reform the world. In your zeal to improve other people's lives, however, you may need to find a compromise and learn how to reconcile your own vision with the needs of others. Your early fifties should bring a sense of achievement and contentment to your life.
I am not sure about my early 50s, not having gotten there yet, but the rest of this seems true about me! How about you? Can you figure yours out? What moon were you born under?

ETA: Omigosh! This site makes figuring out what your moon was so much easier!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday

Where do you wish to travel?

But mostly to warmth and sun and a slower pace of life.

Click for more info...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Valentine's Day Traditions

Many of my followers may not realize that I am part of a blended family that is only a few years old. Jacqueline's kids - my gift-children, as they are the most precious gift I have ever received - moved in with me on August 1, 2005, and after a couple of years full of more changes, we have finally settled into some traditions that may not be customary, but they suit us all just fine.

One of those traditions is our Valentine's Day celebration. Most people would think Jacqueline & I should go off on some romantic date together, but we have plenty of other opportunities to do that. For us, it's about celebrating our family's love for each other and our joy at being together as a family.

We all make Valentines for each other and maybe even presents, then we have a Make-Your-Own-Heart-Shaped-Pizza Feast with all kinds of toppings to choose from. After chowing down and sharing Valentines, we have a night of gaming: last year was a Wii Bowling tounament, this year might be Bananagrams. It doesn't matter what we play, only that we're together.

~ ♥ ~ Valentine's Day 2009 ~ ♥ ~

Etsy Blogger of the Month: TiLT Creations

Say hello to February's Blogger of the Month...

Her main shop features handbags and backpacks in cool retro fabrics, and her other shop - mostly destash right now - has lots of fabric remnants and patterns.

Here are some of my favorites from her shops...

This adorable clutch in green with purple skulls! ^-^

A gorgeous Spring floral print from her destash shop...

Don't forget to check out her shop and blog, and see what's there that might be calling to you...

Monday Bunday

This is Fukusuke-pon. Next to Oolong, he is my favorite famous bunny...

fukusuke-pon 福助ぽん
Originally uploaded by fukusuke-pon 福助ぽん

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Best File Format for your Pics?

I found this article and thought I'd pass it on. It doesn't just tell you what formats are best and go into lengthy technical descriptions for professional photographers, but offers a simple explanation of what several different file formats are that the average digital camera owner might come across, and explains why you might or might not want to save your pics in that manner. Enjoy!

What is the Best File Format to Save Your Photos In? PSD * TIFF * JPEG * GIF * PNG

Friday, February 05, 2010

Photo Friday: Surfaces

Cold Coffee with Cream

Reminds me of an ancient map of fictional lands...

Valentine's Day Freebies!

I thought I'd create a little freebie in honor of Valentine's Day. If you know me at all, you know one of my favorite things are puns. I can't take credit for these puns, but they tickled my funny bone; so I had to make the art to go with them... I hope you enjoy them too...

Click to download!

Print on white cardstock and cut in half to make 2 Valentine's Day cards, blank inside.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day & Imbolc!

My grandmother always said that today, if the groundhog sees its shadow, we'd have 6 more weeks of winter, and if it didn't, there'd only be a month and a half til Spring. Technically both are correct, as there are 46 days until the Vernal Equinox, when Spring officially begins, and that, my friends, is approximately 6 weeks, or a month a a half.

So around the continent this morning, people are turning to the favorite marmot prognosticator for the report. By far, Punxsutawney Phil get the most publicity, but there are plenty of others to look to if Phil doesn't give the answer you want. This year, my bets are on Staten Island Chuck and Dunkirk Dave, both native New Yorkers like myself, who predict an early Spring.

I'd look nervous too; last year he bit the mayor!

Advance photo/Irving Silverstein

Today is also the pagan holiday of Imbolc, from which today's Groundhog Day celebrations probably sprung. Imbolc marks the midway point between the Winter & Spring solstices and was a time when people living off the land needed to have half their stores left to make it through until Spring. This is also about the time the sheep would begin to give birth, and farmers could now add lamb and milk to their meals.

Imbolc was also dedicated to Brigid (who may have later become the Catholic St. Brigid), a sun goddess of healing, poetry, and metal smithing, who brings us creativity and wisdom. Girls and young women would make corn dollies to represent Brigid, then parade them around the neighborhood to bring luck and blessings to the homes that welcome them or offer them small treats or coins. Other rituals dedicated to Brigid included lighting candles and bonfires, having poetry contests, and divination.

The Goddess Brigid on Imbolc

by Jennifer Galasso

This year, a year we have dedicated to Celebrations, we have decided to celebrate both Groundhog Day and Imbolc. Later this afternoon, we are going to a local nature center to search for signs of Spring. We are lucky that the weather has been slightly warming up (still below freezing but in the high 20s today!) and our walk won't be too bitterly cold.

When we return home, we'll be taking pots and pans and all sorts of noise makers outside and parading around the house to wake up the spirits of the land and bring Spring sooner! Then as our feast is cooking, we'll be making Brigid's Crosses from paper to hang in our windows, and possibly even Bride Dolls or maybe even having a poetry contest!

For dinner we're having lamb stew, milk, and seed bread, followed by a guided meditation about planting seeds within ourselves, which like the seeds outside under the snow, will grow and blossom in the Spring. And for dessert, Groundhog Cupcakes!

From Disney's Family Fun