Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Honest Anxiety

Hi there!
I can easily say that I don't know anyone without some sort of anxiety, including myself. We all just deal with it indifferent ways. So I wanted to share something that has been working for me....cardio.


I know I know...you've heard this before....well I was right there with you. I never really committed to exercise, until now. 
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So after years of going through numerous psychologists, psychiatrists, medications and a short visit to a behavioral facility I found that nothing was really working for my anxiety. There was still this crazy emptiness and panic. Then, due to our looming nuptials and an urge to lose some baby fat, I started to add daily cardio to the mix. 

It did take time for me to settle into a good routine...slowly increasing my time on the elliptical. After awhile I noticed that I was sleeping better and worrying less. Then it began to feel strange... i was looking forward to cardio....to being sweaty...to feeling accomplished. Who was I? I wanted to go as fast as I possibly could....take out all the nerves. Who was this girl? I even started Barre which was so outside of my comfort zone....but it wheeled results both mentally and physically. 
I knew that I wanted to keep it up and be a healthier person, so I spoke with my Reese Witherspoon looking Physician about lowering my meds and trying this more natural approach. I mean...she haaaad often mentioned that exercise was a great choice ha ha!

I kept it up, but as it so often happens, I got busy and certain non-exercise things came up. At first I didn't understand why I was feeling sad...why my anxieties were making a come-back. I thought that perhaps I was just exhausted or sick.....but that wasn't it. I was unhappy, uncomfortable and panicking. Then it suddenly dawned on me...I had not been working out. 
Total face-palm moment. I wasn't giving my body the natural dopamine and endorphins it craved. I could feel my legs craving the movement. That's when it really clicked for me. Exercise was aiding in my mental health. 

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So, anxiety will always be part of me, but now I know how to help myself. Exercise has already made an impact in my life. Hopefully, as I keep growing into this stronger new person, I won't need anything...extra...just some time being active!
It's really a beautiful thing and I say to anyone having issues, please give it a try. It will be hard at first but it is worth the effort. Your mind will thank you. 
-Bunny

Mental Health

Howdy!

Take a look at this great new clothing company! They are battling the mental health struggle with cute shirts and cozy sweaters. Bringing new light to issues that are often left in the dark. 


Personally I love the "It's okay, to not be okay" sweater. 


Take a look at their site and see where you fit. 


Their Bracelet Project is wonderful as well. Giving us little symbols of healing and awareness. They have ADHD, Anxiety,PTSD, Schizophrenia, Mood Dx, Eating Dx and Self Injury. I feel like these are so important as mental health can be overlooked at times. 

Thanks! Bunnytons

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dorne Breakfast

Good Morning!

The Game of Thrones finale is almost here! Yikes! I feel like it just started....so I wanted to celebrate this wondrous show with a nod to Dorne in all its sun-drenched glory.
So beautiful! 

From the Game of Thrones Cookbook here is breakfast from Dorne!
To start I chopped up the peppers and minced half to make about three tablespoons. Same with the onions. *I was asked to not saute too many peppers/onions
Then put 4 to 5 tbls of olive oil in a pan on med. heat. 

 Cook chopped peppers and onions until soft. Add 1 ice cube and cover. This helps steam the veggies. After about 5 mins set veggies aside (in another container) but keep warm.
Next saute the minced peppers and onions in the pan for about 1 min. Add in the 6 eggs, do not stir. 
 Sprinkle the cheese over eggs while they cook then sprinkle salt and pepper. *I used some salt from our Try The World box! Next scramble the eggs until whites are no longer runny. Once this happens, remove from heat and serve. Place the chopped veggies on the side. 
Craig really liked this dish and not only was this Dorne breakfast yummy but it was also colorful! he he 
It was fun to put an old world twist on a familiar breakfast. 
Now we wait for GOT and make some Lemonsweet he he! Thanks for reading! 
-Bunny

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Note to My 20 Year Old Self

Hey past me, here are some notes to keep in mind...
  1. Portion control. Our metabolism will stop at 25!
  2. M&Ms are not dinner...most of the time.
  3. It's okay to like being alone but go outside your comfort zone, you will be rewarded.
  4. Don't get too down about the Getty, it's not your fault that the economy sucked.
  5. Do something active for at least 30 mins a day, it helps with weight and your anxiety.
  6. Use less chemicals, your skin will thank you!
  7. Don't stress about a man, there are fireworks in your future.
  8. Don't cut your hair the second time, once was enough!
  9. It's okay to like lots of things, just find something to do to support your hummingbird nature.
  10. It's okay that you aren't famous, fulfilling love is really all you will need.
  11. There will be others that share your love of cats!



Feminist Sandwich

Hey there!!

This week I realized that I have never made my fiance Craig a sandwich....in these almost 4 years together. 

I have mentioned before that I am not much of a cook but lately, thanks to this blog and True Blood passion, I have been expanding my skill set....yet why not the sandwich? They are so simple...how could someone get it wrong? 

Nothing was holding me back now: 
For this lovely first sandwich I toasted the bread and then put a thin layer of mayo and mustard. I added some warmed bacon, cheese, turkey, lettuce and tomato. 
For a little hint of sweet I added a few bread and butter pickles. What a good choice he he! Craig definitely loved it.

On a side note:
WTF feminist movement? 
These days there is such a push for gender equality the strain is almost too much...the overly feminist attitude is starting to make me feel bad about being a woman...and wanting to do womanly things.
 I would love everyone to be equal but holding on to some traditional things shouldn't be wrong.  
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting "came out" saying she likes to make dinner for her husband and social media about died.
Kaley said "It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men." 
Why is this more traditional desire so cliche and looked down upon? Why can't a woman be proud to make a damn sandwich for her man? It is uniquely feminine and I am loving the warm vibe I feel after creating a masterpiece. Yes a masterpiece! he he 
SI say that the fact that I want to make meals for Craig is a positive thing. I am being my loving female self. It's also key to note that Craig doesn't expect me to wait on him, in fact he is always opening doors for me and making cocoa! 


He takes care of me, so why wouldn't I do the same?
Cheers, Bunny

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Good Bye

Check out this wonderful article about GOT Designer Michele Clapton! Thank you for such beautiful and well-crafted pieces. 
We will miss you! 

A few of my favs! 


Thanks -Bun

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Get Ready!

Game of Thrones is almost over for the season....feels like it just started :( 

With the finale coming up I decided to pay homage to Dorne with a Dorne breakfast! It has been exciting to see the beautiful landscape and something other than shivering Northmen he he!

I will be making a spicy breakfast dish and Lemonsweet. Possibly something else for dinner...but we'll see. 

....SPOILERS...
Oh and a few things. How cool was that White Walker scene last week!!! The episode just started with the usual dialogue...then BAM...horror movie creepiness! 
Completely a feast for the eyes!

Stannis WTF!! I mean I get it...magic but come on! I love how she was reading about Dance with Dragons. I see what you did there.
Daeny is possibly the coolest character ever created. Her story lags a bit in the middle but in this last episode it finally took off, pun intended! The moment I am sure most people were waiting for. Drogon came to her rescue and they took off into the sky. She is a dragon rider now! YES! I just waited for them to pan to Tyrion's face....priceless. That had to be worth his trip! Amazing! I wanted that so badly! LOL
Plus she forgave Jorah....I was totally crying like a baby! 
Thanks, Bunny

Monday, June 1, 2015

Check out my Wedding website:

Check out my Wedding website:

Just in case anyone wants to see our website and engagement story!! he he