Monday, July 27, 2009


Just checking in. LB and I are out of town visiting with family. I haven't forgotten about you! Here are some pictures from the trip to tide you over.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


That's all I need to say really. Tea. It's delicious, healthy and relaxing. Tea. I can't get enough. There's nothing better than a good cup of tea in the winter or some iced tea with fresh mint in the summer (I'm having some of that right now.) There's a great little tea shop on Rivington Street in NYC called teany. It's owned by Moby (that's irrelevant, I guess, but I am probably known for throwing in irrelevant information) and offers a huge variety of wonderful teas. They also serve vegan food, as Moby is vegan himself. There. I made that little tidbit relevant. Sitting outside the shop with a cup of tea and a sandwich was a lovely NYC experience. I do have to mention an interesting little story though. I was once by there with Tim and my mother-in-law on a chilly, rainy day. We planned to eat at a restaurant nearby and then go back to Teany for, what else, tea. Tim and I couldn't remember how to get to the restaurant from the train station where we had gotten off. Robin was tired of us wandering around looking. She took it upon herself to head back by Teany and ask them for directions. The shop is in a basement level of a building and she had to descend some slippery, wet stairs on her way into the shop. Well, she slipped, fell flat on her back and hit her head on the concrete stairs. Tim and I were still a half a block away waiting for her on the corner. After a little while, we went back to look for her thinking she had been tempted into a cup if tea. Nope. She was sitting on a little chair next to the counter waiting. The servers hadn't offered to call us or even offered a cup of tea. She was wet from falling. The stairs themselves were quite wet. After making sure she was fine, we decided to stay for tea to give her a chance to rest and warm up. While sitting there, several other people slipped on those stairs, but none of them fell. We finally mentioned that they might want to do something to prevent another accident. At that point they mopped up some of the water and put out a rug. Drinking our tea wasn't at all relaxing. It was clear that they wanted us out of there as soon as possible. I imagine they were afraid that we were aware of who owned the shop and were going to sue or something. Whatever the case, it was incredibly rude and we were incredibly angry. The icing on the cake was them actually charging us for the tea. The point? I thought it was an interesting story. And, well, it demonstrates our love of tea. Because, despite our anger, we returned to that tea shop because we couldn't resist the tea! And, well, I don't feel even the slightest bit of guilt about it.

Do any of you have a tea story you would like to share? Or a favorite tea or tea ritual? If so, please share with us in the comments section of this post.

Since tea is the subject of this post, I thought it appropriate to feature some tea-related items that I've found on etsy. Be sure to check out the shops. They have many more beautiful things. Just click on the shop or item name to be directed back to their etsy shops.

Brookish Handmade Goods
Take Tea With Us - Tea Bag Caddy ($10.00)

Stilletto Heights
After the Tea Party - Reproduction Art Print ($18.00)

Marci G's
Red Poppy Tea Bag Holder ($10.00)

Dewberry Vintage
Tiki Table Tea Set ($25.00)

Wildroot Botanicals
Take it Easy Tea ($6.25)

Cornflower Creations
Spring Swallow - Hand Embroidered Tea Towel ($17.00)

Rose Bush Designs
Tea Stained Thank You Set of 6 ($15.00)

Blackberry Sage Tea - Whipped Body Frosting ($3.25 - travel size)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Etsy Promos

I have a promo going on right now for my etsy shop and I thought I would share it, as well as those of some other shops. I actually have two promos. If you become a "follower" on the blog, you will receive 25% your first purchase in either of my shops. If you become or are already a "fan" of Little b Bunny on Facebook, you will receive 15% off your purchases until midnight tonight. Just be sure to mention if you have done either of these things in the notes to seller.



Here are some of the other great promos currently on etsy:

JJ & K's girly things is offering 10% off everything in the shop.

Beads, Buttons, Bubbles is offering 13% off an order over $10.00

Small Packages is having a Christmas in July Sale. You get free shipping domestically, three snowflake ornaments for $12.00 and discounted prices on lacey legwarmers.

Lindy's Place is offering free shipping on all earrings.

Shuffle Studio is offering free shipping on any purchase to any location.

Dirty Girl Soaps is charging only $1.00 shipping on all U.S. orders.

California Bath and Body has free shipping and is offering a free shimmer lip balm with purchase.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Little b Bunny on Artfire

Little b Bunny is on Artfire! Obviously, I love etsy. However, I need to diversify and start selling in other places as well. I've heard good things about Artfire, so I decided to give it a whirl. So far, I really like it. It's user friendly, puts all new listings on the front page and doesn't require buyers to join. I've posted some pictures of items I have in the shop. I plan to add more as the week passes. Check out the shop, if you have a chance. I'm offering 15% off the prices to anyone who mentions this blog.

Blank Note Set - Floral Print

Unisex Handmade Baby Scrapbook

Boy and Girl Gift Notes with Tags

I've also been adding new items to my etsy shop. Here are a few new ones.

Congratulations Greeting Card

Welcome Baby

Premade Halloween Scrapbook Pages

Monday, July 6, 2009

More Camping and Another Etsy Shop?

Don't say I didn't warn you. I've uploaded the pics from the camping trip that Tim took. There are some nice ones that I couldn't resist sharing with you. Most of them are from two of our hikes. One passes over a smaller waterfall than Blackwater and the other I like to refer to as the "fern trail" because it is literally like walking through a sea of ferns. Of course, this meant that I loved it! My love of ferns and mosses is rubbing off on LB. She gets excited when she sees them. Ahhhh...the power of parenthood. At least I use my powers for good!

I've been trying to get Tim to open a photography shop on etsy, and I think I finally convinced him. I told him I would facilitate it for him. He does amazing work that I believe he needs to share. Some of it is more commercial and the rest is a bit closer to fine art or nature photography. He got into the nature photography to meet my needs! Anyway, check back. I hope to get him moving with this in the next couple of days. Now if I could only get my mother-in-law to get on the vintage shop I want to open with her....

LB on the Elakala Falls Trail

Hike Gallery:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

And Another One

I just curated yet another Treasury on etsy. I keep lucking into them! I've got a partial photo below, but be sure to check out the actual Treasury, "Paper in Black and White."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Treasury Thursday?

It is a day for Treasuries on Etsy. I both curated one and was included in one. Please check them out and click and comment. The more traffic (clicks on items) the treasuries receive, the more likely they are to make it to Etsy's front page. Here's the one I curated:

Check it out here.

This is the treasury that includes my wedding card:

Check it out here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Camping We Will Go

Today we returned from a wonderful camping trip in Davis, WV at Blackwater Falls State Park. And, as usual, I have post-camping depression. I'm always sad when we have to leave and return home. While gone, Tim joked that we should just stay and live in the woods and for a split second I thought it sounded like an excellent idea. I want to share some images and some links with you. If you ever have to chance to visit this part of WV, definitely do so. It's absolutely breathtaking.

This is Tim and Brennan goofing off at the Falls overlook in Blackwater Falls State Park.

LB playing at the camp site. When asked what she liked best about camping, she responded, "Putting rocks and mud in my bucket."

Tim setting up the tent.

If you look very, very closely, you can just barely make out a bear.

Two fawns and a doe.

Tim had a bit of a mountain biking accident and his gash started bleeding again while we were at dinner.

LB eating at Hellbender Burritos in Davis, WV.

Tim and I on our 11th wedding anniversary.

A wonderfully cheesy tourist trap near Seneca Rock, WV called Smoke Hole Caverns.

A ribbon stalactite inside the cavern.

Flow inside of the cavern.

I may not be able to resist adding more images once I get those that are on Tim's camera. Check back. :)