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Happy Birthday Beatrix!

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Today is Beatrix Potter’s birthday, that champion of little rabbits in coats with brass buttons.  What better way to spend a Friday than having bunny dreams.

An extraordinary woman, especially for her time, she is an enduring artist, author and treasure. What she accomplished in countryside land conservation with the proceeds from her “little bunny book” is legend and part of the National Trust in the United Kingdom. If you havwen’t seen the movie “Miss Potter,” take a look at this trailer and put it on your list.

Rabbits rule! Go Peter!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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A Bunny With Lipstick?

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

I’m still in lazy mode this week, but we can’t forget author Beatrix Potter’s birthday yesterday. Peter Rabbit rules! What better way to celebrate than an adorable bunny eating raspberries. Looks like lipstick to me!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Can You Master Lazy Entertaining?

by Kimberly A. Cook                 (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Easter is one of my favorite holidays since it’s an all bunnies all the time zone. This past Sunday I hosted the family holiday again but I entertained in full mosey mode. Its been a busy couple months with a surgery, an accident recovery and general chaos in the family.

So my plan was to air lift the vittles from one of our favorite restaurants. I ordered the ham and cheese quiche and the four different pieces of pie online from Shari’s Restaurant on Thursday. Picked them up at 10 a.m. on Saturday and put all in the frig. Since I also picked up lettuce, tomatoes, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and two bouquets of flowers on Thursday night after work, fini!

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Bunny booty bag, name tag holder and chocolate eggs. Step 1.

 

Since the cooking was done except for heating up the quiche on Sunday morning, I decided to do some bunny table decorating. I always have to make bunny booty bags to go for all my guests; it’s the perfect excuse to buy more Easter candy. Found the name tag holders for the table, the pink tablecloth and the bunny candy dish.

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Add more bunny candy and flowers. Step 2.

 

My collection of rabbits from around the world sits right next to the dining room table, so adding the candy dish with Hershey’s Kisses and the chocolate candy covered eggs in the blue measuring bowl, almost perfect. I added two bouquets of flowers and all was set.

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Years of bunny collecting, hares everywhere!

 

Some folks might call this slacking, but after years of cooking and baking, sometimes a person just needs a break. In the past we’ve tried this for Mother’s Day and it worked out quite well. There’s nothing like zooming past the waiting  line of 10,000 people at The Olive Garden to get lasagna, bread sticks and salad to go. The whimpers from those in the line is always followed by someone saying “Why didn’t we do that?”

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Then right before guests arrive some gate crasher always shows up looking for his name tag on the table. Step 3. There are fewer chocolate eggs in the bowl in this picture. No idea how that happened. That’s my story ……..  

 

So after we had our meal, a nice chat and some folks took a little power nap, it was time to unbox the pie. We had one piece of everyone’s favorite, because you can’t buy a chocolate cream, peach, Marion berry, chocolate silk pie. Plus I sent home a piece of quiche for all to go with their bunny bags of chocolates.

Totally unexpected was a bunny booty haul I made with gifts from my sister and family. A mini bunny baking cake pan, chocolate bunny, chocolate carrots, bunny napkins, bunny marshmallow decorating kit and a bunny centerpiece. Bunnypalooza! Does life get much better than that? I think not.

Sometimes lazy really pays off. Viva la online food ordering! Plan ahead, Mother’s Day is coming….

 

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Happy Baby Bunny New Year!

by Kimberly A. Cook                  (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

Happy 2016! Starting a New Year always gets me excited about possibilities. One favorite ritual is putting up all my new calendars. I have a set group I buy every year from Garfield to Tea Pot Collections and 365 Cats to Greek Isles and Islands. Love the photos.

So on this first Friday of the New Year, what better way to start than to enjoy some snoozing baby bunnies. None of these baby bunnies were harmed at all by sitting in the wine glasses and most of them are napping. Pretty hard. Especially the second bun.

So regardless of what you’re doing and where, maybe following the baby bunnies is a great example for the New Year. Let’s slow down and smell the naps! Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

P.S. Thanks to my sister for showing me the Baby Bunnies!

 

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Are You Ready For The Ninja Mice?

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

It’s Labor Day weekend eve and I can’t wait to cuddle up with the tv remote and find something to binge watch; either football or movies or both! At the day job we were discussing cute commercials and this series of Blockbuster Video ads was mentioned. I even had stuffed animals of these guys.

What better way to start off a long holiday than spending time with Carl Floppy Feet, Ray and the Ninja Mice! Back in the old days we used to drive to stores to rent videos. Videos came before DVDs, streaming and on-demand movies. Back in the dark ages video stores had to run ads to compete for our business. I loved the Ninja Mice!

Have a safe and happy long holiday weekend. Happy Quirky Friday!

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Are You A Cubie Bunny?

by Kimberly A. Cook             (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

It’s the end of another week and us writers who have day jobs can celebrate the weekend. For those of you who are a cubie dweller like I am during the week, this video is too cute. At certain points I was exactly like the last bunny in the video. It must be August!

Have a great weekend and have a Happy Quirky Friday!

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Bunny Backup For The Easter Bunny!

by Kimberly A. Cook              (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

The Easter Bunny has a very big job this weekend delivering all sorts of candy to everyone. A friend of mine says the Easter Bunny hides beer outside for her hubby, so this is one busy rabbit who has to stay in shape. There is an island in Japan, nicknamed Rabbit Island, which just might be the special ops training site for the Easter Bunny.

Take a look at this recent undercover footage of a tourist being herded by free range rabbits. It all dates back to World War II, but these rabbits won in the end and the island is theirs. No dogs or cats allowed!

Happy Quirky Friday and have a great weekend!

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