About me

Welcome to Creme d’Argent

I’m a rabbit breeder located somewhere in the U.S.A. Where? That’s a secret. But here’s some stuff I’d don’t mind sharing.

  1. I breed rabbits
  2. I’m 38 and married with 2 kids
  3. Kids are #1, Wife is #2, Rabbits are #3 in my life

I’ll be posting about my life and my rabbit breeding progress. If you’re a breeder and want to chat please mail me at JAZ@cremedargent.org. I enjoy chatting with fellow breeders. So please feel free to message me at anytime. I can’t make any promises on my response time though!

Creme d’Argent

Whats is a Creme d’Argent?

Good question. A Creme d’Argent is a rabbit breed that developed in France sometime in the late 1800’s. The origins of this rabbit breed are uncertain. Many believe it to come from Champagne d’Argent breed.

The breed became popular because of it’s fur trimmings, which were often used in popular clothes of the time.

In 1924 the breed made its way to New York America. Unlike France where the breed was used for clothes, in America it was breed as a meat type.

Currently the Creme d’Argent is nearly extinct. With only 1000 wild animals estimated in the U.S and U.K.

How does the Creme d’Argent look?

It weights 8-10 Lbs. Has a creamy white color with an orange cast. It’s undercoat is generally a bright orange. The picture above is how it generally appears.


Buying a used car in Toronto

New to Me

I have always been a believer in buying second hand. I can’t even begin to tell you how many awesome things I’ve found in secondhand stores I get compliments on all the time. I found an awesome set of coffee mugs at a flea market, a beautiful vase at a thrift store, and a really unique silver locket at an estate sale.

It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that I am a diehard lover of used cars. They just make so much sense. Buying and finding one was super easy, too. The internet makes everything possible, right? I knew exactly what I wanted and when it came time to find one, it wasn’t hard. The dealer was fair and honest and It was just a great experience.

Anyway, I hosted a little get together at my apartment a few weeks ago. Just me and 3 friends. I made a light dinner and some dessert and we drank a few bottles of wine and had a great time. They gave me so many compliments on the stuff around my house: the mismatched but insanely adorable dessert plates I used, the large beaded bracelet I wore, the framed rooster sketch I have in my kitchen. Each one elicited so many “oohs” and “ahhs” and even a “Where did you get that?” When I told them that they were all used items I’d found, again, nothing but compliments.

As the evening went on, the conversation turned to cars. It’s not something that we talk about a lot but one of my friends has just bought a brand new car and was regretting a bit. Her budget took a little more of a hit than she’d anticipated because her car insurance went up so much.

“Did you think about getting a used car? That’s what I always do.” They all looked at me like I had 3 heads. Then the excuses: you can’t trust a used car salesmen, they’ll take advantage of you, how can you drive something someone else sat in? That last one really made me laugh because we were literally all sitting on a chair or sofa that I’d gotten at an estate sale.

I don’t know why these stereotypes exist about used cars. Used cars in Toronto are awesome. And besides, it’s still a new car to me. They’re economical and I find that they usually have more character. Oh before I forget I found my car here: carcanuck.ca.

After buying my car I started looking for car insurance. Surprisingly this was harder than finding the car! Anyway I settled on some very cheap car insurance no deposit from a company I found here: http://www.verycheapcarinsurancenodeposit.com/. I talked about no deposit car insurance here if you’re interested in knowing more.

Looking for a Quick Loan Near Me for a Quick Fix

It seems like every month I find myself left with less and less money. My income stays the same, relatively speaking, but there always seems to be new places for my money to disappear to. New bills, new expenses and outgoings. Eating out, buying stuff I don’t need. I might as well save myself the trouble and just flush the stuff down the toilet.

I find it increasingly difficult to even keep track of my finances and there are days where my account is completely drained. In fact, the periods of me being broke seems to get longer and longer each month.

I look at that big, fat zero on my bank account statement and can’t help but feel nervous. I feel anxious worrying about some big unseen event happening and me having to shell out the big bucks, only to have no money, big or small, whatsoever to deal with it.

Murphy’s law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Which brings me to today.

My boiler busted. There’s water everywhere and I’m doing my utmost to keep my damn home from submerging. A task that, unfortunately, I seem to be failing.

I’ve had insurance that covers boiler repair/replacement for the past 10 years or so… except for the last two months. So now I’m stuck with a broken boiler and no insurance to deal with it. Which means that I am going to have to pay to fix it. But with what money?

Frankly, I’ve been panicking. A lot. I have close to zero dollars left in my bank account and payday is over a week away. Obviously, I can’t just leave it until then. So I’ve been looking online (Here)  and cruising around town looking for loan companies near me that can help me out of my predicament.

Apart from my boiler, there’s a ton of other stuff that needs fixing around the house and if I can get a reasonable sized loan, I’ll finally have enough money to deal with the bulk of it. With some of the quotes and estimates I’ve been getting, I should be able to afford the repayments as long as I get my finances in order.

Getting a loan is just a short term fix for a slew of problems, but going through my income and outgoings will be the bigger help. Making sure that until I’m making more money, I’m not indulging myself in any luxuries or unnecessary costs. Only the bare, spartan minimum until my finances are back firmly in the black.

Very cheap car insurance no deposit – I’ve wasted my youth

Guys. I’m in mourning. This month is the last month that I will be blessed with very cheap car insurance no deposit.

I have to wave goodbye to all of the hard work I’ve done.

As of May, I will be leaving the UK, and all of the years of no claims I’ve built up, to head to the other side of the Atlantic. Where they don’t care that I’ve been driving around for 10 whole years with no serious incidents to speak of. And I will have to start again. Paying the insurance of a brand new driver.

Honestly. I don’t know why I bothered trying to be safe for all this time. If I’d known this would happen I could have had a lot more fun on the roads.

‘Oh. Look, it’s my ex-boyfriends car parked over there. I’ll just casually reverse into that. Oops. The wing mirrors aren’t important anyway right?’

‘My boss has just had his driveway redone? It would probably cost him a lot of money to fix it up again if something happened to it. Wouldn’t it be a shame if someone just drove right over his flower beds?’ (I’m not actually sure if that would do anything to my no claims, I just think it would be satisfying).

‘Hmmm, that guy has parked in my parking spot again. I guess he won’t mind if I just gently reverse into his car at all.’

I could have practised stunt driving without any cares in the world. I could have saved a lot of time looking for parking spaces in like well-lit areas with CCTV at night. I could have tried drag racing.

I feel like I wasted my youth trying to keep my insurance premiums down. I really needn’t have bothered. Now I gotta go compare insurance to see who has the cheapest auto insurance. Like is great..

Wife Found an awesome nail salon near us

Alright, first off you might be thinking: “What in the world does this have to do about rabbit breeding”? Absolutely nothing! This post isn’t even actually even by me, but my wife. This is our blog after all.

I am a stickler for perfection. I like to be at my best appearance at all times. You can never find my makeup out of place. Therefore, when I find out about new nail salons near me, I’m always tempted to give it a shot. People always say that the first impression is usually the last one. In my case, it was true. The first look at the nail salon was an alluring one by all respects.

P.S I out about this salon on salonscompare.com. You can find a salon near you here: www.salonscompare.com/nail-salons-near-me/

The hygiene of the place and the courteousness of the staff impressed me. If they can impress me, I must say that they are an efficient lot. The range of cosmetics on display was a pleasing sight. The shelf had all my favourite cosmetics. This made me approach the staff and book an appointment. They were gracious enough to grant me one the same evening.

I should say that the two hours I spent at the nail salon in the evening was a sort of a revelation to me as far as manicure and pedicure is concerned. The session started with a beautiful warm water massage for the hands and the feet. It was an exhilarating feeling. The best part of the procedure was that they used innovative therapies to scrape put the dead skin. One such therapy was using the services of fishes to nibble away at the dead skin. It was a nerve-ticking experience to see the fish nibble away gleefully at my feet. The session lasted for not more than a quarter of an hour. My feet felt extremely light and fresh after providing ample food for the fish.

The girls had deft hands. They seemed to have tremendous experience in handling the nail cutting machines. I had never had a better experience of a manicure earlier in my life. It surprised me that I did not know about this salon earlier. They made me choose the best nail polish. I was lucky to find my favourite shade of red. The level of professionalism was impressive.

The best part of it all was the bill. The staff presented me with a nominal bill and offered a discount that I can avail when I use their services for the second time. This is an impressive marketing strategy. I decided not only to have a repeat treatment after a fortnight but also went on to introduce a couple of my friends. In short, I conclude that it was a wonderful experience.

Who has the cheapest auto insurance? Full coverage if possible.

Not rabbit related, but nearly as important if I want to keep my wife happy. I’m looking for some cheap full coverage car insurance, I found this: http://www.autoinsurancemonkey.com/how-to-get-cheap-full-coverage-auto-insurance/ 

Was helpful, but didn’t have any info for my state unfortunately. I like in Alaska, so it’s kinda off a unique state in a sense. Definitely feels like it’s own country, especially with it comes to dealing with the outside world.

So if anyone knows of any decent cheap full coverage auto insurance please let me know. I already know prices isn’t everything. I expect to pay a lot since I live in Alaska, but I’d like a company to at least have some decent customer service. Like not making me wait 20 minutes on the phone to deal with an actual human being. They don’t even have to be a competent human being, just a real living breathing person will do!

Honestly can’t believe how bad customer service has gotten lately. That even asking to talk to a human has become impossible. Anyway I digress.

If you know any decent insurance companies please let me know. Also if you want some tips on how to get cheap auto insurance check this out: http://www.autoinsurancemonkey.com/who-has-the-cheapest-auto-insurance/