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I may have been out of my teens for almost a a decade now, but I am absolutely besotted with the Emily & Mereitt collection for Pottery Barn Teen (collection available here). Target demographic be damned. The feature blurb describes the collection as “perfect way to express your whimsical, one-of-a-kind style” and they pretty much nailed it. Although, I do roll my eyes a the “one of a kind style” bit; but it is whimsical and is inspired by two things that I love: vintage style and Wonderland.
My favorite piece is probably the bunny ear alarm clock, but I would get the unicorn head wall mount just to see Andy’s face when he sees it.
PS: If you have a few minutes to kill go click around the Emily & Meritt website, I love the design.
Sunday night was one of those perfect low key evenings. Andy had his new video game extension pack to play, so I got to hang out on the couch and read/click around Etsy all evening without feeling like I was ignoring my husband. Which may sound a bit boring, but with left over pizza and some vegan carrot cake, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. My Etsy browsing turned up this sweet little shop called Burrowing Home.
I have to admit it was the temporary tattoos that drew me in, I wouldn’t mind getting a bunny tattoo one day…
All images are from Burrowing Home.
I have been unofficially collecting bunny themed items my entire life. I suspect my “addiction” comes from reading Beatrix Potter stories about Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny and, of course, Alice in Wonderland, when I was little. Probably even a little from getting candy from the Easter Bunny every year (I do love a man who brings me candy). Either way this time of year is like 2nd Christmas for me. There are bunnies EVERYWHERE! It makes me hear the pokémon song in my head “gotta catch’em all, gotta catch’em all). Currently I am lusting over the Easter Collection from Pottery Barn.
I will own that cupcake stand, and maybe the cookie jar. So damn cute.
Someday, when Andy and I have a house that’s not in the berbs, I want to own a bunny. Okay, not just a bunny, I’d also like two chickens (one will be named Hilda, the other will be Darth Vader) and maybe even a goat. I don’t know why, I just do. Last year, Andy and I had discussed the possibility of adding a bunny to our house hold, but now that we have Oliver there is absolutely no way. He can’t even pass up attacking dryer lint or dirty socks, I don’t even want to think of how he’d react to something that could actually be “prey”. For know I live vicariously through several of my favorite bloggers and try to keep my bunny envy to a realistic level. Kat of Secrets of a Butterfly, recently did a post about her Bunny Whisper.
Adorable bunny enjoying the sun….
Don’t mind me guys, i’m just going to enjoy the sun and innocently hop over here….
Oh, wow, look at these lovely flower, they really smell nice….
Kat reports that she is really enjoying the Sweet Pea blossoms this season. Along with a healthy diet of the greenest grass.
Side note: I came this close (—) to getting a bunny a few months ago, she was solid white with black “eyeliner”. I was going to name her Cleopatra, Cleo for short. It would have been awesome. Right now Andy is rolling his eyes.
Images from here.
Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies! With Easter only a few days away I figured it was okay to do a couple holiday themed posts. Even if you don’t any religious connection to the day, with bunnies (did I mention bunnies?) and candy I think Easter still has a little something for everyone. At the very least, it’s an excuse to have brunch, and who doesn’t enjoy brunch?
I love these little place card holders by The Sweetest Occasion. They’re festive without being overly girly, and you could switch out the bunnies for other animals if you wanted to use this idea for non-Easter related gatherings. Cat or Corgi card holders anyone? (Stefanie, you know what i’m talking about)
- plastic bunnies
- needle nose pliers
- gold spray paint
- drill with a 1/32″ drill bit
- wire or old ornament hook
Drill little holes in the tops of your bunnies, holding them securely with the pliers. Be extra careful to let the drill bit do the work – it is a thin drill bit and if you press too hard it could snap. Also, when you reach your depth, keep the drill spinning as you pull straight out. This makes it easier to remove the drill.
I formed the wire before painting, but you can do it after, too. Straighten your ornament hook, or cut a small length of wire about 2 inches.
Grab the end of the wire in the needle nose pliers and wrap, leaving about 3/4 of the length straight. This will be inserted in the bunny, creating a holder for the place card. Spray paint the bunnies gold outside on a piece of cardboard, using about 3 thin coats. Let dry after each coat. For each coat, lay the bunnies on varying sides, to ensure you get good coverage around those little ears and feet.
Another fun idea is to skip the wire inserts and use these little gold treasures as Easter egg prizes. Sadly, I don’t know if I could convince Andy and his friends to hunt Eater eggs with me. I did briefly consider telling them one of the eggs had a $20 in it, but then I had visions of four overgrown man children shoving each other and tearing apart my backyard.
Images and original tutorial from here.