Pumpkin Pie Tartlettes with Maple Glaze

It's Thanksgiving week!!!! So I saw this amazing recipe and decided I just had to make it. Plus they were fairly easy to make. I managed to whip these up in the middle of my studio remodel with little Milton pulling at my pant legs.  
These little tiny pumpkin pies are D*E*L*C*I*O*U*S!!! They are much more convenient to snack on than a whole pie!! HA! They're kind of dangerous in that way!!
Please give them a try. They would make a great treat for a holiday gathering or party. Plus they make such a bigger statement. People love miniature things! Click here for the recipe. HAPPY BAKING!



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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32 Weeks

I did clean the mirror once about a week ago but it got dirty again. surprise. surprise.

How far along? 32 weeks that's 8 months people!!!! 
Baby’s Size: 4  pounds over 16 inches!!! 

Bellybutton: Still in
Stretchmarks: Still No new ones:)

Maternity Clothes: Of course!!!
Gender: Little girl!! Ginger will be her name:)
Movement: YES!!! Still kicking a lot but I can tell she is starting to get cramped in there
Sleep: GOOD!!! I can't believe it and I am SOOOOO grateful!!
Symptoms: Short of breath, dizzy, tired, back ache, serious mood swings. My poor, poor husband. These never seem to change!
Food Aversions: Meat kinda grosses me out
Food Cravings: Actually not that hungry lately
Best Moments this week: Our studio remodel is almost finished which means I can start on the nursery next week!
What I miss: My husband!!! Poor thing works 3 jobs and has to sleep on the couch because I can't sleep with him in the bed:(
What I am Looking forward to:  I can't wait to meet my little Ginger. I'm dying to know what her little face will look like!!
Milestones: Only 8 weeks to go.


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

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Every Sunday I like to post a little Handmade Holiday Gift Guide in my quest to promote giving and buying handmade. I feel so lucky that I get to share all these amazing handmade things with you all through my gorgeous giveaways and sponsors!!! 
Christmas is officially one month and 4 days from now!!!! Have you started you shopping yet?  You better get to it!!! I really hope you will consider buying some handmade gifts this year!!! They are so affordable and so much more special than a commercial gift! 
I just love the magic that comes when opening a handmade creation with all it's little quirks and extra embellishments.
Here's a few things I have on my wish list.......



This A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E newborn Christmas Elf hat from Creative Dragonfly.
A*N*D 
For all of you that have been eyeing her gorgeous creations every week, now is your chance to buy!!! 
I am so pleased to announce that right now you can this hat or anything else in her shop at 10% off. Simply enter the code "FBFAN" at checkout to take advantage of this great discount! Also be sure to become a fan of her facebook page to get updates on new items and discounts !!! 



I really want this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S handmade bib for my Ginger from lillybelle Designs.

One of these A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E onesie/leg warmers sets from B:Mod Designs

One of these P*E*R*F*E*C*T*L*Y preppy headbands from Sweet Olivia.

One of these C*U*T*E wooden puzzles from The Puzzled One.

And I will most certainly take a pair of these G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S silver Christmas shoes from KathyDee at Cozy Toes.


If you like all this beautiful stuff then please take a moment to check out my all handmade G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y*S. 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

 



Little Milton Walks

This week has been very exciting for all of us. My little Milton learned to walk this week. It is such a HUGE milestone and such an amazing thing to witness as a parent. It's almost like he's a different person now that he can walk. He's so cute toddling along with little chubby legs!!
We are so proud of him and excited to see what this new chapter will bring and of course what new kinds of trouble he can get into now too. Here are just a couple of photos that I snapped while we were playing in the yard yesterday............


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

Sew Chatty Ruffle Pouch GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

I'm so excited to introduce you all to one of my new favorite Etsy shops, Sew Chatty. I found shop owner Elizabeth when I was blog surfing and just had to introduce myself when I saw her adorable shop!! 
She so graciously sent over this adorable wallet from her shop for me to review!! I absolutley love it!!! I used to like big wallets and purses but ever since I had little Milton I have found that the smaller, the better! This wallet is perfect for me. It just big enough for some cash and a few credit cards.
Plus it's *super* adorable!! The attention to detail is amazing. It has a divider inside to make two little pockets, a gorgeous ruffle on the exterior flat and is adorned with a pearl button.
 L*O*V*E!!!!! 


 As you all know I am C*R*A*Z*Y about handmade and one of the reasons is that everything is just a little bit extra special.  When I received my package in the mail from Sew Chatty my goodies were wrapped up in tissue and adorned with a lovely scalloped edge gift tag and sticker to match her logo! The envelope even had an adorable Sew chatty sticker. I love that!!! There's nothing better than when your anxciously awating a package in the mail and it arrives like a magical little gift! 


Shop owner Elizabeth has some G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S little things in her shop including wallets, wristlets, book covers, glasses cases, and aprons!!! These would make the P*E*R*F*E*C*T Christmas gifts this year!!! Everything is so affordable and such a special gift for a loved one!!  Here's a tiny peek at a couple of my favorites...........



I am so excited to announce that Elizabeth has offered to do a giveaway!!!! One of you is getting the chance to win this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S ruffled pouch!! 



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

THE PRIZE:  Winner will receive the ruffles pouch pictured above OPEN WORLDWIDE

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Sew Chatty's Etsy shop and tell me what your favorite item is 

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? Each task is good for ONE addition entry. Leave a separate comment for each:
1. Become a follower of The Sew Chatty Blog and leave a comment there letting her know bouffe e bambini sent you.
2. Become a fan of Sew Chatty on facebook
3. Follow Sew Chatty on twitter
4. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter  
5. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
6. Tweet, blog, or facebook this post: Enter to win a GORGEOUS handmade ruffle pouch http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/sew-chatty-ruffle-pouch-giveaway.html(one entry for EACH task done, leave one comment for EACH task)
7. 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 Saturday December 4th 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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Sponsor Welcome

I am delighted to be able to introduce you all to one of my favorite Etsy shops and newest sponsor, Cozy Toes, by KathyDee. The first time I saw these adorable little shoes in her shop I knew not only that I wanted to feature her here on bouffe e bambini but that I wanted a pair of her shoes immediately. I bought a pair of these G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S little MaryJanes with ladybugs! They are made of soft wool felt and have the option of leather soles in three colors. Look how adorable they are.............


Shop owner KathyDee sew everything by hand. There are no inside seems that would rub little feet and glue is never used!!! Each shoe is made from felted wool and stitched with love. KathyDee also L*O*V*E*S to do custom orders. If you are looking for the perfect pair of booties for a special occation she is happy to sew up a custom pair for you. Just ask!! 
Here's a *peek* at a few more things in her shop...........
*SWOON*



I am aslo S*U*P*E*R excited to announce that in the coming weeks KathyDee has offered to sponosor a giveaway righ here on bouffe e bambini! One of you will be getting the chance to win your very own pair of Cozy Toes.

Please help me show the KathyDee and her G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S shop a very warm welcome and go browse around her selection of beautiful baby shoes. 

These would make the perfect Christmas gift for a family with a little one or a baby shower gift!!! I would have LOVED to have gotten these as a shower gift!! Plus they are so affordable! Go take a *peek*


Please take a moment to check out my all handmade G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y*S. 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

 

Belle Baby Carrier GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

 (NOW CLOSED) I am B*E*Y*O*N*D excited to be introducing you all to Belle Baby Carriers. I'm sure most of you have seen that I am an avid baby wearing mama and I have tried almost all the carriers on the market so far with little Milton. Belle Baby Carriers so generously sent me one of their carriers to review and it has been my first introduction to their carrier and company. I am in L*O*V*E!!!! This carrier is amazing and I am so grateful to have it just in time for little Ginger's arrival. I am definitely going to be needing it with a newborn and a one year old in tow. I was sent one of their brand new carriers, The Jubilee. It's amazing! The fabric is so soft. It's made of organic cotton and hemp!! The inside of the carrier that is up against the baby's skin is a lovely fuzzy fleece. The shoulder straps are padded and it's VERY comfy!!! As soon as I took it out of the box I put it right on with absolutely NO trouble!! Easy, easy to use!! Love that!!
Look how gorgeous it is!!


Little Milton had colic and I found little else that helped besides wearing him on me at all times. I literally walked circles around my fireplace all day long for about three months with little Milton strapped to me in a baby carrier. It saved my life!! I was able to do a few dishes, go on a walk, and pick up a few things around the house with him close, snug and happy! I highly recommend wearing your baby. The movement mimics the same movement of that in the womb and it really is the one place that baby feels safe and warm, snuggled up next to their mom or dad. Right where they belong! In fact, studies have shown that babies who are worn by their mothers and fathers become more attatched and in turn cry less and learn more.


So, one of my biggest concerns with many of the baby carriers on the market is the strain some of them put on your back. Wearing little Milton all day long for months on end was not easy on my back and I did have back problems when using certain carriers. I am soooooo happy to report that the Belle Baby Carrier is great for your back!! This is huge! Honestly it was one of my biggest concerns with any baby carrier! Here's what they have to say in their own words.

"Many baby carriers on the market put unnecessary strain on the parent’s back, causing back pain and causing many parents to wear their babies less. The Belle was designed with an independent waistbelt and cross-over shoulder straps.  This design transfers the weight off the shoulders and onto the hips, using the same principles as high-quality outdoor backpacks designed to carry a large amount of weight.  As a result, the Belle Baby Carrier is being called one of the most comfortable carriers on the market today."


I also just wanted to include a few words about the company here. As you all know I am very commited to bringing you handmade, small batch or products made with great care and Belle Baby Carriers certainly fit right in here. Here is little bit more about their company! You can really feel good about supporting them.

"Belle Baby Carrier designs and manufactures luxurious, high-style baby carriers made from the best materials available. We refuse to cut corners in the manufacturing of our products. The Belle Baby Carrier was meticulously designed by Seth Murray and Mark LeBeau, fathers and outdoor enthusiasts who have enjoyed a long history of design and engineering in the climbing industry, where concern for product safety and functionality prevail.
The name Belle is a joyful reference to Seth and Mark’s daughters - named Isabel and Isabelle respectively.
Company Philosophy
Belle is part of a new generation of manufacturers, committed to supporting the U.S. economy and natural resource sustainability.
Belle began offering its Organic Collection in mid-2007 and has since expanded the line to include four beautiful baby carrier designs using eco-friendly fabrics and dyes.  Our Organic Black, Organic Moss, and Organic Sand carriers feature 100% certified organic cotton and organic hemp blended fabrics.   The Organic Denim Carrier features the same fabrics, plus an outer denim panel made of 77% hemp and 23% recycled environometal polyester.
Made in Colorado
Our corporate headquarters, our expert sewers, and our warehousing and distribution facility are all located on the Colorado Front Range, allowing us to use the least amount of natural resources possible during the creation and distribution of our products. Local production also allows us to directly oversee quality standards and choice of materials and ensures the best possible labor standards.
Belle recently donated 39 new carriers to Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, to help promote attachment parenting practices.
We welcome any suggestions you may have for how we can be even more socially and environmentally conscious!"


Aren't they so cute? I must admit that I am a bit of a gossip hound! I love to watch the celebrities. Well, Belle Baby Carriers have been seen on Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba and Nicole Kidman!!! These ladies can afford any carrier in the world and they have all chosen Belle Baby Carriers for a reason!!


So the best part about all of this is that one of you lovely, lucky people is getting the chance to win a Belle Baby Carrier of your very own!! That's right!!! 


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

THE PRIZE:  Winner's choice of ANY Belle Baby Carrier in their shop!!! Giveaway open USA ONLY!!! 

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Belle Baby Carriers and tell me which carrier design you would choose if you won (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? Okay folks. I am going to give you LOTS of extra chances to win because this is such a fabulous giveaway!!! for addition entries. Each is good for ONE extra entry:
1. Become a follower of Belle Baby Carriers on twitter 
2. Become a fan of Belle Baby Carriers on facebook and leave a comment on their their wall thanking them for this AMAZING giveaway!! 
3. Vote for my little Milton in the Cutest Kid Contest VOTE HERE
4. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on twitter 
5. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
6. Become a public follower of bouffe e bambini on Google Friend Connect (right side bar)
7.  Enter one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment back here which one.
8. Tweet , blog, or post this link on Facebook this post:  Enter to win a Belle Baby Carrier $110 value http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/11/belle-baby-carrier-giveaway.html(one entry EACH, leave one comment for EACH task completed)
You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN USA ONLY
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 December 3rd 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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