Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween. Buzzards


These are my 
"Halloween Love Birds".


Some of you may considered them to be Buzzards. 
But since they are birds who are in love... I like to think of them as my "Halloween Love Birds". 



Halloween Buzzards

They nest every year about this time. 
They always lay two little black eggs!




I have been trying to get a picture of the whole family 
but it is getting late in the day.





 Darn, it's just too late and they have gone to bed for the night!





Buzz and Bertie wish you all a 
Safe and Happy Halloween!


xoxo 
Bunny Jean

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Holiday Diet Plan







I am not selling or endorsing this or any diet plan.

It all starts with Halloween...


Some of you may break the holidays down into
separate days or weeks: 

Halloween, Oct. 31 
Thanksgiving, Nov. 22
 Hanukkah, Dec. 9-16
  Christmas, Dec. 25 
Kwanzaa, Dec. 26- Jan.1
New Years, Dec. 31-Jan.1

(Please forgive me if I omitted your special holiday.)



However I just group them 
all together as one big holiday:

Overindulgence Oct.-Dec.


That's right... 
from October through December I celebrate 
"Overindulgence". 



Maybe you like to fool yourself into thinking of them as separate holidays.... as if there is some kind of break in between. 

But we all know that once we start eating that Halloween candy 
it's just one big feast until the end of the year.

Then comes Jan. 2 and we make out our list of New Year's Resolutions and then we start the dreaded diet. 
We all know how that turns out. 




The Easiest Diet Plan *

No need to wait until the first of the year! 
This is a diet plan that you can start right now 
and you can adjust it to fit your taste and desired results.


I have  faithfully followed these "diet guidelines" since last year 
and I have seen big results!

(I am not selling or endorsing anything)


Here is a sample of one day's menu. 


Breakfast

1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk


Lunch 

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey's kiss


Afternoon Tea

The rest of the Hershey Kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Dazz ice cream with chocolate chips
(Maybe even a few chocolate chip cookies)


Dinner

4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars


Late Night Snack

1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake
(eaten directly from the freezer)




Finally!
A diet plan that I am able to follow... 
and with predictable results!





xox
Bunny Jean


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* I am not selling or endorsing this diet plan

Thank you to Make.Bake.Celebrate. for the beautiful Swirly Halloween Cookies. 
Visit her blog to see these are more yummy recipes.

Little White Lies



Do you Lie? 
Maybe just a little white lie now and then?






We are a nation of liars. Americans tell an average of 11 lies, 
both big and small, each week. 


Most of us fib because we’re trying to sidestep something uncomfortable, says Fran Walfish, a family psychotherapist and author in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

"Very often, people lie so no one will be mad at them," she says. At other times, we fudge the truth to feel better about ourselves, impress someone, or escape punishment or other negative consequences. 

To read more about this article  written by Gina Roberts-Grey visit the link at the bottom of the page. *




I know that I don't lie that many times a day! 
How about you? 

Maybe that's because I don't have anyone to talk to on a daily basis. Except for my dogs... maybe I lie to them. Just a little. 

Now that brings me around to a whole other topic. Not only do I talk to my dogs, but I talk to myself as well! I may just save that for another day...


So I am curious... 


* Do you ever lie?

* Why do you lie? 

* What do you consider a lie? 

* Do you feel guilty for lying? 


Please share with me your thoughts on lying... 
and be sure to tell the truth!



Enjoy this cute 2 minute video.




Have a wonderful Sunday!

xoxo 
Bunny Jean


This post is from my other blog 
A Positive View On Life


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* Read the the complete article by Gina Roberts-Grey 



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spooky Black and White Decor




Here is my Halloween Decor in black and white.






These pictures are edited in Picasa using the 
holga-ish setting to give them an eerie effect.


 My sofa came with these Ikat patterned and plaid pillows.  
They are in tones of black, grey and cream.



The skull pillows were purchased last year from Target. 
They GLOW in the dark!





 
Black and white accents on the end tables. 


This candle is wrapped with vellum paper that I  printed using a Graphics Fairy spider image.



I have Halloween Love Birds on the coffee table... 
Doesn't everyone?

I call them "Love Birds" but of course they are Buzzards!




The little sofa table hold various Halloween decor.


I have to confess that picture of those kids came with the picture frame. I just need to find a picture of my kids or grands.



Want to see more of my 
Halloween Love Birds?







They are ever so creepy! 

They are even starting a family...












I posted some more pictures of my Buzzards in "living" color in the next few days. Hopefully the eggs will have hatched.





xoxo Bunny Jean


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

You Have To Accentuate The Positive!




Are you feeling positive about 
what is happening in your life?


I hope you are not feeling blue... 
except to share in Smiling Sally's Blue Monday Party!

I have to say that I am feeling so much better!
I have taken on a big  challenge... 
To try and smile all day.

You might ask just how hard can that be. 
Sometimes It can hard to do, but it sure can sure make a difference in your well being.


So click on the picture and it will take you to my new blog... 
and then Bing and the Andrew Sisters will sing you a wonderful song.


Click on picture to visit my new blog and hear Bing sing a great old favorite from the past.

I hope you are having a great Sunday 
and that you have a "positive" week!


xoxo 
Bunny Jean


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Bird Dishes


I must admit that these little bird dishes 
are probably my favorite.



I was lucky enough to get four little dessert plates at Marshall's. 


Here is what my dining room looks like as seen from 
the seating area of the great room. 


Do you recognize those plaid tablecloth draperies from my Texas home? For this house I added the dropcloth panels 
to keep out the strong afternoon sun.


See the layered effect of the curtains?


In the pictures above and below you can see 
how the curtains look when pulled back.


You can see why I need them because those 
windows are on the West side of the house.



I have two of these larger cloches.


 I love this cutwork leaf table runner.


I pull these little faux acorns out every Fall.


They mix nicely with the little pine cones.


I have quite a collection leaf dishes 
and have tried to pass on any getting more. 


Oh Buddy!


He must be wondering why all the interest in the tabletop...  
when there is no food!



Do you see what I see?


Well of course, more little birds.


 Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE them? 
Even the real variety!


The little tea light bird is from DollarTree a few years ago. 
Those wonderful napkin rings were 
a super clearance deal that "made my day"!




I love all the bright colors in that rooster and platter.  



This colorful soup tureen is from The Cracker Barrel restaurant


I loved shopping in their gift store.


These sweet little brown and yellow birds 
are a salt and pepper set.


Can't have fall without sunflowers!




How do you like the filler at the base of the candle?


Yep, those are just strings that were left over 
from the fringed table runner.



Here is a closer shot of those "custom" draperies!


Please don't judge me for my use of tablecloths and dropcloths 
for my "custom" window treatments :)



Of course Buddy had to get back in the picture!


Does your little fur baby try to get in 
the middle of every "photo shoot"?

Thanks for visiting me. 

xoxo 
Bunny Jean


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The EYES have it!


I'm starting to 'look' forward to Halloween. 
How about you?



'Looks' like Mr. Skull is feeling a little nervous about 
Mr. Ratface giving him the evil eye.

They should thank me for giving them those 
googly eyes, don't you think?




I'm liking this white and black vignette 
with just a pop of orange.




This little vintage typewriter is one of my favorite treasures!





What would Halloween be without a few spiders?


                 
Here in the desert we have real Black Widows 
that are almost as just as big. 




However, this cute little guy came from Big Lots. I felt sorry for him and gave him some sparkly stick on rhinestone eyes.




These two guys came with their own set of eyes 
and seem to be enjoying each other's company.
In fact they seem to have eyes for each other...




No matter how much I clean, there always seems to be more spider webs. They seem to be multiplying day by day!





Thanks for stopping by 
to take a 'look'.


I'll be 'looking' forward 
to your next visit!


xoxo 
Bunny Jean

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