Thursday, April 3, 2014

SOMEBUNNIE'S IDEA OF A GOOD POST


I wanted to make a spring banner.  And I did as you can see above.  I still had my stencils from my Christmas banners and a nice variety of fabric paint colors, so I made a trip to Michael's because I wanted just a little bling and also decided to use clothespins this time.  



















I wanted to end with some great info I picked up in a magazine last night about a very helpful App for IPhones.  If you don't have an IPhone...just borrow one for a second to check this information out.  First, let me tell you that as of January 1, we started a new health insurance plan with a very high deductible we had to reach before the savings would pass on.  So until then we are paying full price for our prescriptions.  Gulp.  Our broker suggested we shop around for the best prices as they vary from one place to another.  Well, how time consuming is that?  So I read about an App called GoodRx.  It's free.  You simply type in your zip code so the little satellite can locate you.  Then type in your prescription name.  Up pops a screen with every Walgreens, CVS, KMart, Target...you name it, in your immediate area and the price they have for that particular drug.  Some are a few cents different and one of mine actually had a $40.00 difference between 2 pharmacies.  I'm not planning on running all over town, the majority of my particular prescriptions were the least expensive at Target (Now, I will have to go in with blinders on if I don't want to blow the savings on something else!).  Anyway, I wanted to pass that on.  

Tomorrow is Friday.  I don't know what our weather forecast is and I don't want to know.  Have a great weekend and I will see you back here next week! :)

XO,
Jane

50 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this, how fun and such a creative idea.

Debbie Freitag said...

I just love all your bunnies! I need to get some bunny décor going in my house before Easter gets here! Despite our gloomy weather I was able to do some gardening on Saturday since it was a nice day. Not the fun stuff like planting though, but the hard stuff like raking the left over leaves from last fall!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your bunnies, Jane! I especially love those two white ones. The one with the long ears is really cute. I'm hoping to hit Hobby Lobby next week and seeing if they have any on clearance. I have bunnies out all year long at my house {I'm such a nut for them!}, but there are a few that are specific to Easter and I always love to add them in at this time of year.

Betsy Brock said...

Sweet bunnies!

I think of storms and rain with spring, too! April Showers and all, right?

Beth said...

The banner and the bunnies are so cute!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm like you I can only get crafty a little bit!lol I do love your banner and the bunnies too!
Tomorrow it's supposed to be 70 then Saturday 54 go figure. I opened the garage door at dusk and you could hear the birds singing...music to my ears♥

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love all your bunnies Jane and that banner is too cute!! Have a great weekend!

Laurie M said...

your banner is lovely, it has a rustic yet classy look, the bunny with the bunnie slippers is so sweet an the fact your hubby cares so gently for it sweet,
I love the sound of adding the salsa to brown rice, yummo!
We lost our health coverage when Garry retired from work andd until he is 65 we pay for our prescriptions, I take only one, Prilosec but Garry has many, they are very pricey, I will check this out, thanks!!!

Wanda said...

Jane, it was fun meeting all your bunny's.

The tray works nice with the new touch.

Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

Jane, fun to see your bunnies. I have a bunny made from burlap that a friend gave me a few years ago. He says out year round in one of the guest rooms. He's got too much personality to languish in a plastic bin much of the year.
Working in the garden here, but longing for some of that rain you are getting.

Stacey said...

Your banner and the bunnies are wonderful! I love bunnies. :)

Glad to know about the Rx app. We need to take advantage of that too.

Melanie said...

Your bunnies are all so cute! Love the banner, too. I love spices and have a ton of them - and yes, I use them. We like a lot of flavor. I don't buy any of the pre-packaged spice mixes because they contain a ton of sodium, but there's some different flavored spice blends at The Spice House (Geneva, Evanston, Old Town, etc.) that are awesome. You would love that place! I've made my own spice mixes and rubs, too.

June said...

I always learn something new from you when I come by Jane. I also love the banner you made. So cute!!! I love that you shared that your husband didn't toss the bunny and that he gently made it comfy before he got into bed. That is so awesome.
My goodness---the photo of the veggies and chicken made me so hungry and her it is 10:30 pm. Yikes!
much love...

NanaDiana said...

Just crazy what prescription drugs cost. We have a high deductible, too, Jane, and we have what is considered "good" insurance.

Love all your bunnies and Easter decorations-and your craftiness is wonderful here.

Our storm was freezing rain and I am only about 2 hours North of you- UGH- ox Diana

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your mantel Jane! It looks fabulous, I just wish I could see the top better. You have some really cool things up there.
Your recipe looks delicious! Great job.
I have looked all over my house for my Easter decor and it's no simply vanished.
I may have to improvise a bit.
Hugs friend and happy weekend,
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sweet bunnies, the perfect touch for Spring!
Blessings,
Cindy

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're all set for Easter Jane! Funny, I was just thinking about picking up some chipotle powder yesterday, it's on the shopping list now:@)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Jane, love all your bunny's hopping around your cozy home, looks wonderful. The banner is great, sweet, Blessings Francine.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well you blew it...I would have thought that you painted the clothespins or put little stickers on them all by yourself...you shouldn't have let on, ha ha ha : )

These bunnies are all adorable ! Your thunderstorms and heavy rains are to come my way ( Western PA ) soon. Going to run to the grocery store early and try to beat the heavy rains.

have a great weekend! Your chicken dish looks yummy...now I might add to my grocery list!

Spices: I love McCormick Montreal Steak and Montreal Chicken and then Emeril Essence ( the basic one ) is my go-to for pork

Theresa said...

Cute banner:) I have banner making material for a bridal shower I am hosting, I may work on that today! Love all of your sweet bunnies! It is time to bring those babies down from the attic. I had a similar dish for dinner, chicken, onions, peppers, cauliflower and it was YUMMY! Thanks for the RX tip. I use Kroger pharmacy for many of our prescriptions. They have a $4 and $10 list and thankfully many are on it:) Enjoy your day dear Jane, BIG HUGS!

Maria Elena said...

Jane, love your bunnies. What a pretty collection. The banner is just too cute and that chicken dish sounds really good. Have to try this spice. Enjoy your weekend!

Babs R said...

I loved seeing all your bunnies, especially the linen one from Michael's. Hmmm, I may have to check Michael's again. I missed that cute bunny. Hope you have a good weekend.

It's me said...

Owww what a sweet bunny's !!!..like them all...lovely weekend....love Ria...x !

Suzan Sweatman said...

Love your collection ( I think that super heavy one might be a door stopper !
And loved that hubby gingerly puts that adorable bunny away every night lol
XOX

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... love all of your bunnies, especially your new one out of the nubby fabric... and your banner is just adorable... so cute your hubby gently places the bunny from your bed away for the night!... I need to start getting my bunnies out... hope you are enjoying a nice Spring rain and being out in your garden as well... I can never say no to a new gardening book either... xoxo Julie Marie

Knitty said...

I love your decor! I have many bunnies, chicks and few ducks/geese out right now.

I like spice blends too. Sometimes they get me out of my rut.

This comment belongs on your last entry, but I hope your daughter is feeling better by now. Congratulations on your weight loss!

Poppy said...

Hi Jane,

How lovely, finally, to be welcoming spring into our homes after its rather late arrival in our gardens! Your banner and bunnies are precious and their presence in your home will make spring a permanent guest, I hope!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Vel Criste said...

Your bunny collection is adorable Jane and I love the simple garland you made too! I have to try your spice mix dear, I don't have much under my kitchen arsenal. and just by the pictures, it looks YUMMMY! Have to check the goodRx app, prescriptions can really pinch our wallets and it's not gonna get lighter as we grow older right? thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love those painted clothespins and that bunny with the bunny slippers is adorable!! I really need to get going on my Easter decor. Maybe I'll get it out this weekend. I love seeing all the Spring decor around blogland. :) Thanks for the info. on the GoodRx app. I love that there's pretty much an app for everything now days. Enjoy your weekend!

Susie said...

Blondie, Love the bunnies...especially the one with bunny slippers...too funny. I like those flavored seasonings. They will spice up a plain meal. I love slow gentle rains....but this past rain was too much. Too heavy and too many hours of it. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Traci said...

We had bad weather earlier today & there's more forecasted for the weekend. Your recipe looks delicious!

Balisha said...

All the bunnies are so cute. It makes me want to decorate now.
Joe brought home a couple bags of little peppers...I think your recipe is one I'll try using those.
Have a nice evening,
Balisha

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your mantle and banner are gorgeous! I love what you have done with them...so cute.

Yes, Lori told me that my photos were on that site last night...I hope more bloggers spread the word.

Jen

Kelly said...

Love all of your cute Easter decorations. That app you described sounds very helpful! I use Kaiser for most of my prescriptions, but there is one brand that they don't cover. I use Walmart to buy it. May need to use that app to confirm I'm getting the best price. Sure beats calling around like I've done before.

bj said...

Thanks for letting me know my post had no photos ... I just can't do this ipad thing."bummer !!
I love your cute banner..I am wanting to make one... And a spring wreath.
Mostly, tho...I' m wanting my NEW computer !!!

Ana said...

Hi Jane,
Your banner turned out super cute...and what a sweet bunch of bunnies. I am a little behind with my Spring/Easter decorations but looking at all those cute little bunny faces has inspired me to bring mine out of storage :-) Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hus and Kisses,
❤️Ana

Debbie said...

Your house looks ready for Easter with all of those sweet bunnies popping up all over the place!
Your banner is darling.
That meal you pulled together sounds like an easy dish, but it sure looks impressive! I LOVE using different blended spices in dishes, too. Seems to give a new zing to old favorites.
The winds were horrible here last night!! Hope things calm down today.
Enjoy your Saturday, dear Jane.
Oh...thank you for the very nice comment you left on Kris's blog for the Spotlight Feature last Saturday. You blessed my soul.
xo

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your bunny collection is cute, Jane. I have a fabric one that came out from the cedar chest to spend some time in the living room.

The banner looks lovely!

Karen

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The chicken and veggies looks like our kind of meal. But as for tonite, it will be left over t-bone steak from last night's grilling.. should be delicious as well! Cute bunnies!!

podso said...

I really like your banner. And that you made it yourself. Looks good and your bunnies are sweet! Hopefully winter is over for you. Oh and the clothespins --did you paint them? Cute!

Lori said...

Loving all your cute little bunnies! It is far from Spring here but I have decided not to talk about it anymore because it depresses me. I think we moved to the North Pole the way things are looking here. I like to play around with spices as well, plus I tend to add garlic and onion to just about everything I cook ~ it's like they are a staple here! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

must love junk said...

Jane, all your bunnies are adorable! I really like the linen one! And your tray is soo cute, too :)
Susan

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your bunnies are so sweet, Jane! And that Mexican dish is mouthwatering!

Kathy Moreland said...

Sweet bunny rabbits! Cute banner also!

We use lots of spice blends. I have one that is some kind of steak blend that is even good on a tossed salad. We use Lawry's seasoning salt, and lemon pepper alot on steak and chicken. Adds just enough zesty taste.

Thanks for sharing the IPhone app. I'll give it a try!

Talk to ya soon! Have a fab week!

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your bunnies, Jane. It's looks like Bunny Heaven at your home! Thanks for the banner idea, I'll have to try and make one this Spring.
I always love stopping by and reading what you've been working on, you're so creative!
Hugs,
Jody

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have the best posts! I always feel like I am reading a letter for the dearest of friend's! That banner is precious... and thanks for the seasoning tip!
xo

My Forever Changing Home said...

Your mantel is adorable. I love the tall bunny! Can you believe I don't have any?? We have 3 real ones...
I need to check out the seasoning. I am trying to make things taste better. Especially veggies. Happy spring friend!

xinex said...

That dish look yummy, Janie and I love your bunnies and banner...Christine

Beth said...

Love your spring banner and your bunnies, especially the linen one! Happy Easter to you and your family!
Hugs, Beth

backroadjournal said...

Your little rabbits are so cute, but how could anyone resist the one with the bunny shoes…it is adorable.