31 Weeks



How far along? 31 weeks

Baby’s Size: 3 1/2  pounds
Bellybutton: Still in
Stretchmarks: No new ones but the old ones are more visible now
Maternity Clothes: Absolutley! I'm freakin' HUGE!!
Gender: sweet baby GIRL!
Movement: YES!!! Lots and lots of kicking. She kicks much harder than Milton did!
Sleep: Still Pretty good! I still get 2 hours stretches without having to pee
Symptoms: Short of breath, dizzy, tired, back ache, serious mood swings. My poor, poor husband
Food Aversions: Not really
Food Cravings: Cookies and Milk
Best Moments this week: Little Milton started walking!!!!! Hurray!! We are so proud!
What I miss: MY SKINNY JEANS AND HIGH HEELS!! Still true from last week!
What I am Looking forward to:  Decorating the nursery
Milestones: Only 9 weeks to go. We're in the single digit weeks now folks!!


Please take a moment to check out my all handmade GIVEAWAYS. Everything is gorgeous!! You will not be disappointed I promise! 

And if your feeling extra generous Little Milton and I would love a quick vote for him in the Cutest Kid Contest. He has a chance to win $500 in prizes. THANK YOU:)
vote HERE

CaCTuSDeSigN hand knit fingerless gloves GIVEAWAY

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. I don't know about you but I want to be snuggled up in gorgeous fuzzy knits all winter just like this one from CaCTuSDeSigN
Look at this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S neck warmer that shop owner Perihan sent me today. I am in love with it. It's soft and cozy and the perfect thing for cold blustery days. I will be snuggled up in this all winter. 
She also included a wonderful surprise pair of earrings that I absolutely love. It turns out she also has a L*O*V*E*L*Y Etsy jewelry shop that I didn't even know about. Please go take a peek at her beautiful handmade jewelry here


CaCTuSDeSigN  has all kinds of G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S knits to choose from. She offers, gloves, scarves, neck warmers, hats and shawls. Everything is lovely and makes the P*E*R*F*E*C*T Christmas gift!!! Please buy handmade this year! All these things are so reasonably priced and would make such a special gift for a loved one. I am totally obsessed with that black and white ruffled purse shown below. How darling is that??
Please take a peek at a few of the beautiful knits you will find at CaCTuSDeSigN.




  So The best part is that shop owner Perihan has so generously offered to sponsor a giveaway right here on bouffe e bambini.  That's right, she is giving away winner's choice of A*N*Y pair of fingerless gloves in her shop. These will be perfect all winter long and they are so fashion forward. They make the perfect accessory to any outfit.

BUY IT.................Head on over to CaCTuSDeSigN and start Christmas shopping now. 
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  Winner's choice of any pair of fingerless gloves  OPEN WORLDWIDE

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit CaCTuSDeSigN and tell me what your favorite item is (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:

1. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter (I always follow back too) 
2. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
3. Tweet, blog, or facebook this post: Enter to win GORGEOUS hand knit gloves http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/cactusdesign-hand-knit-fingerless.html (one entry for EACH task done, leave one comment for EACH task)
4. Enter on of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment back here which one.

You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN WORLDWIDE
You MUST leave separate comments for each entry and please leave don't forget to leave your email address
Giveaway will be open until Monday November 29th at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
GOOD LUCK!!!!!

If you like this giveaway....PLEASE come check out my others.......ALL my GIVEAWAYS are handmade and gorgeous!!!!!

please, please................DO NOT comment here if your NOT entering the giveaway. THANK YOU:)
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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner and I really hope that some of you will consider buying handmade this year. It's so reasonably priced and has such a special flare to it. Every piece is unique and crafted with love ans attention. Ohhhhhhh...........I just L*O*V*E it!!!!
And I am so pleased that I get to share some of it with you through my amazing GIVEAWAYS and sponsors. Here are a few things that I want under my tree this year.
Please Santa Baby

I want this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S new born elf hat from Creative Dragonfly

I want this A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E three little birds onesie from Lemon Drop Baby

I want this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S first birthday bib for my little Ginger from lillybelle Designs

I want these A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E leg warmers from B:Mod Designs

I want this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S newborn headband from Sweet Olivia

I want this L*O*V*E*L*Y handmade toy from The Puzzled One

If you like all these amazing handmade things then please take a moment to check out my all handmade GIVEAWAYS. Everything is gorgeous!! You will not be disappointed I promise! 

And if your feeling extra generous Little Milton and I would love a quick vote for him in the Cutest Kid Contest. He has a chance to win $500 in prizes. THANK YOU:)
vote HERE



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Homemade Chicken Pot Pies

I have been wanting to make homemade chicken pot pies for a long time so I finally decided to try it and I am so glad I did. They turned out A*M*A*Z*I*N*G. My husband said the best pot pie he's ever had. 
So I used this pie crust recipe. I doubled it and was perfect for 6 mini pot pies. I always use this recipe it is wonderful every time. It has never let me down. Now I store my shortening in the freezer. It works great!
I used this pot pie recipe but I made a few modifications. I added one package of mushrooms and 4 peeled chopped potatoes. I also substituted cream for milk and I added a pat of butter to each pie before I put on the top crust. I must admit I did cheat a little tiny bit. I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store instead of cooking my own. The meat from one whole chicken was the perfect amount. I like to pick the chicken instead of cube it. I really think there's nothing worse than a cold, sterile piece of cubed chicken. It's so much nicer when it's a nice soft morsel. This recipe made 6 mini pot pies and was perfect! I'm so glad I finally decided to make this. It will definitely be a favorite in this house from now on. Happy Cooking Lovelies!!



Oh and please go have P*E*E*K at my gorgeous handmade GIVEAWAYS. You will not be disappointed. I promise:)
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Please take a moment to vote for my little cutie in the Cutest Kid Contest. vote HERE

Layla Grace twitter party

I absoluetly love the store Layla Grace. They have a HUGE inventory and literally every single thing is gorgeous! I want all of it!!! So, I got really brave the other day and sent them an inquiry about doing a review/giveaway. I have seen their review/giveaways before and they giveaway things like $400 dollar designer handbags!!! Mmmm Hmmmmm.....Now you can see why I am so interested!!! 
Honestly I didn't even think I would get a response. I mean who am I? Some random mommy blogger with not a very big following BUT I was so pleasantly surprised when not only did they respond but in a very timely manner and they were quiet nice. They even took a moment to look at my little blog and answered several questions of mine. Well, it turns out that you need a MINIMUM of 5000 Twitter followers to even be considered for a review/giveaway. 
Well, now I am on a mission. My new goal is to gt 5000 Twitter followers in 6 months. Doable? I don't know but I have to try. 
SO I am asking all of you lovelies to help me out. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER AND I WILL FOLLOW YOU RIGHT BACK!!! Help me get to 5000 so we can all have a chance at getting some phenomenal item from Layla Grace. 
Just look at some of this stuff.....





Oh and please go have P*E*E*K at my gorgeous handmade GIVEAWAYS. You will not be disappointed. I promise:)
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Please take a moment to vote for my little cutie in the Cutest Kid Contest. vote HERE

Hash Delectable Edibles GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to introduce you all to my newest favorite goodie shop, Hash Delectable Edibles.  As you all well know my husband and I both take food very seriously. In fact it may be the one thing we both love as much as each other. So when I saw the goodies that were being offered at Hash Delectable Edibles I just about melted with joy.  I was most intriguied by the chocolate covered candied bacon!!!
Shop owner Julie so kindly sent over a bacon sampler for me to try. Oooooohhhhhhh Mmmmmmyyyyyyy Goooodddnnnneeessssss................Y*U*M. Yes, yes I do happen to be almost 8 months pregnant but this is truly one of the most S*C*R*U*M*P*T*I*O*U*S things I have had the pleasure of tasting. I am a lover of all things salty and sweet. This is the ULTIMATE combo. The bacon is smokey and salty and the chocolate is creamy and sweet. Ohhhhhhh a match made in HEAVEN.
I think my favorite out of all 9 varieties that I was sent is the Dark Chocolate Candied Chipotle Bacon. I love spicy foods and I especially love spicy and sweet together so I just about died when I had this bacon. However they were all SINFULLY delicious. This is one happy pregnant lady:)


Hash Delectable Edibles  also offers cookies, pies, and breads. These goodies would make the P*E*R*F*E*C*T Christmas gift! Many people like to give food as gifts around the holiday season and any of these goodies would really WOW your loved ones. I know several people who would L*O*V*E to get their hands on some of this bacon. It's the ultimate sinful indulgence! 
Take a look at a few of the other goodies they offer in their shop..........

Craveable Cookies

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Sourdough

So, I always save the best news for last. One of you lovely, lucky people is getting the chance to win a bacon sampler of your very own, including 9 varieties of bacon and 18 pieces. Are your mouths watering?


BUY IT.................Head on over to Hash Delectable Edibles and start Christmas shopping now. 
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  A Deluxe Candied Bacon Lovers Sampler. OPEN WORLDWIDE

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Hash Delectable Edibles and tell me which of their goodies you would most like to taste (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a follower of Hash Delectable Edibles on twitter (good for one entry. leave one comment)
2. Become a fan Hash Delectable Edibles on facebook (good for one entery, leave one comment)
3. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter 
4. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
5. Tweet this post:  Enter to win sinfully delicious goodies http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/hash-delectable-edibles-giveaway.html(one entry, leave one comment)
6.Post this link to your blog or facebook page Enter to win sinfully delicious goodies http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/hash-delectable-edibles-giveaway.html(one entry, leave one comment)

You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN WORLDWIDE
You MUST leave separate comments for each entry and please leave don't forget to leave your email address
Giveaway will be open until Friday November 26th at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
GOOD LUCK!!!!!

If you like this giveaway....PLEASE come check out my others.......ALL my GIVEAWAYS are handmade and gorgeous!!!!!

please, please................DO NOT comment here if your NOT entering the giveaway. THANK YOU:)
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Beautiful


This is a video of an 8 month old baby who was born deaf hear his mother's voice for the first time. It's beautiful! I love it and it made me cry of course. If you have an extra moment it is worth a look see.



Don't forget to have a look at my gorgeous handmade GIVEAWAYS
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Please take a moment to vote for little Milton in the Cutest Kid contest HERE

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie with Pecan Streusel Topping

I was in the mood to whip up another pie and I am partial to fruit pies but I thought I should try something a little more festive so I went with Pumpkin cream cheese pie. And boy am I glad I did!!! It's DIVINE!!! I love that it's layered so it's almost like you get a pumpkin pie and a cheese cake in one and the pecan streusel topping is just to die for. I have lots of cookbooks and often use the internet for recipes too but this one came from my Better Holmes and Garden's Baking Book and now I can't find the exact recipe anywhere on the internet which is weird. Anyway, I compared lots of them and this recipe is almost identical. 
This would be a GREAT addition for Thanksgiving this year!!!

Oh and go have P*E*E*K at my gorgeous handmade GIVEAWAYS
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PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE FOR LITTLE MILTON IN THE CUTEST KID CONTEST. VOTE HERE

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