Bebeloosh Mini GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

I have long been eyeing and loving reusable snack and sandwich bags. I'm so excited because I finally got one of my very own and I L*O*V*E it!!!!!
Let me introduce you to Bebeloosh Mini. This is an amazing Etsy shop featuring reusable organic snack/sandwich bags, gorgeous organic lunch tote bags, and organic dinner napkins!!! This shop is fantastic. I absolutely love the unique style of their bags. G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S
Shop owner, Elena was so kind and sent me over an adorable organic reusable snack/sandwich bag for me to review and I am instantly in love. Every single day little Milton and I go out walking and he has his crackers for a snack while we walk and I hate to say it but I was using little plastic sandwich baggies. Don't kill me!! 
Hallelujah!!!!!!
 I can now officially be green and use this adorable reusable snack bag from Bebeloosh Mini. The fabric is lovely, soft and durable made of 55% recycled hemp and 45% organic cotton! L*O*V*E that combo!! The bag is adorned with a very sturdy Velcro strip that holds the bag tightly closed. The bags are adorned with adorable little designs too. I got a butterfly!
I also L*O*V*E the size!!! It certainly big enough for a large sandwich but I would put a sandwich and a snack in these bags. Absolutely perfect!!! PERFECT Christmas gift!!! 


 Here's a little *peek* a couple of the other things that Bebeloosh Mini has to offer. PERFECT Chritmas gifts my friends!!!! I L*O*V*E the lunch totes. I can't wait to pack little Milton's bento lunches in something gorgeous like this................


GUESS WHAT??????

One of you lovely, lucky people is getting the chance to win a set of T*H*R*E*E, yes three, Bebeloosh Mini reusable organic sandwich/snack bags!!!!! 
Look at all these you get to choose from.........




HIP, HIP, HURRAY........It's an amazing 
GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY


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

THE PRIZE:  Winners choice of any three sandwich/snack bags in the shop. OPEN USA ONLY!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Bebeloosh Mini and tell me which item is your favorite (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a follower of Bebeloosh Mini on twitter (good for one entry. leave one comment)
2. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter 
3. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
4. Tweet, blog or post to facebook this post:  Enter to win 3 Organic, Reusable snack bags (one entry for each task, leave a separate comment for each task)
5. Enter one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment her which one.
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 Monday December 27th 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:)

Reminiscing



I hadn't looked at our wedding album in a very long time. I can remember when we first got married I would look at this probably ten times a day and cry every time. It's funny how things change but it still makes me cry every time I see it. 
I'm not sure why but I was feeling very romantic and hopeful this evening so I decided to give our most treasured day a visit and I'm so glad I did. I love my husband more than anything and feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have him forever. Sometimes when your eight months pregnant and chasing a one year old around all day it's easy to forget this. Tonight I remember...........
I don't usually get incredibly personal here but I thought I would share my most treasured day with all of you tonight. You can click below on My Wedding Album if you'd like to see.

My Wedding Album

Hanna

Shop it to Me

I just got invited to join Shop it to Me. It's similar to the site Rue La La. They offer designer stuff at discounted prices. Once you sign up you can invite others and you will get $10 credit for every ten people you invite. I'm obsessed with designer jeans and I'm a total sucker for any kind of deal or sale so I signed up.  It's invite only. You can sign up HERE if you like!! Happy Shopping! I can't believe Christmas is almost here and we haven't even begun to shop or decorate! YIKES!

Hanna

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Every Sunday I like to post a gift guide to help promote my love of handmade. I love sharing all this handmade goodness with you through my wonderful giveaways and amazing sponsors. 
So her are a few things that I'm hoping Santa will drop under my tree this year

This A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E little set including a beanie, a jester hat and a matching diaper cover from Creative Dragonfly


This A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E handmade bib with budled up owls on it from lillybelle Designs

These C*U*T*E leg warmers from B:Mod Designs

This handcrafted wooden paint a puzzle kit from The Puzzled One

These A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E handmade baby booties from KathyDee's Cozy Toes

This absolutely G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S custom vintage clutch from beso handbags

And this A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E pattern to go with the sewing machine I asked Santa for from So Tei-Tei

Please consider buying some handmade gifts this year. They are so much more magical than your average gift!! 
If you'd like to win some handmade gifts then please take a moment to enter my all handmade G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y*S.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!! 




Hanna

Natchitoches Meat Pies

Obviously I am totally obsessed with making pies. I L*O*V*E pies!!! I love sweet and savory, fruit and meat! YUM! 
So, I've been wanting to make meat pies for a long time but wanted to make sure I got them just right. Since my hubby is a southern boy, born and raised in New Orleans I decided on spicy Nachitoches meat pies. 
They turned out A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! My husband said they are one of the best things I've EVER made. EVER! Crazy! 
Anyway, I used THIS RECIPE but of course had to make some of my own additions. I have found that beef and potato go really well together. I always use potato in my ground beef tacos and meatballs. So for this recipe I added 2 finely grated potatoes to the meat mixture. It adds an unbelievable extra richness to the meat and adds a wonderful tender moisture. Once it's all cooked up you won't even know the potato is in there, you'll just know it tastes extra good. Try it!!! 
I also added 2 diced carrots to the veggies and quiet a few spices. I added 1 tablespoon of paprika for a smokey flavor. 1 tablespoon of Cayenne for spice and a few shakes of garlic salt. 
I ALWAYS use THIS recipe for my pie crusts and it has never failed me. I love it so much I have it memorized.
I hope you will try these. They really are wonderful. 


Please go take *PEEK* at my lovely GIVEAWAYS. I only feature gorgeous, handmade things here on my blog! I feel so blessed to be able to share this gorgeous stuff with you. Happy Holidays!!!! 




Hanna

Stewed Lentils

Stewed lentils have always been one of my favorite dishes. It reminds me of my childhood. My mother used to make lentils often. It's a great dish in the winter months also. It's warm and comforting as stew or soup would be. 
I grew up a vegetarian so I always knew this dish without meat but since I have started eating meat I love this dish with bacon, sausage or ground pork.
I was so excited to make this dish yesterday because I hadn't made it in so long and you'll never guess what I did. After I finished making it I put it on simmer, forgot about it, and went shopping with little M. When I came home it wasn't exactly burnt but WAY over done and not exactly edible:( 
So here's the recipe and a couple photos but unfortunately we have no finished product because I ruined it. But I promise if you make this correctly it will come out wonderfully. 

Ingredients:
1 onion, diced
4 toes of garlic, minced
3 carrots. diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes (San Marzano if you can find them, mash and separate with hands)
4 cups of lentils
1 pound of ground pork (or one package of bacon or hot sausage)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 quarts chicken stock

 Recipe: 
Saute garlic, onion, and ground pork in olive oil for about 10 min. Then add carrots, celery, and potato and cook until just a little tender then add tomatoes, chicken stock and lentils. Salt and pepper to taste. Now simmer for about 30 minuets or until lentils are just tender. 
Please don't go run errands and forget about it like I did:)




 
Please go take *PEEK* at my lovely GIVEAWAYS. I only feature gorgeous, handmade things here on my blog! I feel so blessed to be able to share this gorgeous stuff with you. Happy Holidays!!!! 



Hanna

A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E bouffe e bambini winners

I thought it might be fun to do a post featuring a few of my lovely readers who have won things from my blog. Here are a few of the tiny tots showing off their handmade goodness. 
L*O*V*E this!



This is the adorable Mia in her leg warmers she won from B:Mod Designs


This is Finn in the adorable bib he won from Chloe's Closet

And here's the adorable winner of baby booties from Tilly Whistle

I absolutely L*O*V*E being able to share handmade goodies with you. Please take a *PEEK* at my handmade G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y*S before you go!! 


Hanna

Rue La La

For those of you that signed up a while back and got a $20 credit to Rue La La, you only have until the end of the month to use it. It will expire January 1, 2011. 
If you missed that offer, you can still sign up now and get $10 credit. Rue La La has Designer stuff at discounted prices and the boutiques they offer change every two days which is great because you can always find something you want. I bought a pair of Paige Denim jeans a while back to use as incentive to help loose pregnancy weight once Ginger is born and I'm contemplating what to get next! 
It's invitation only so click *HERE* if you want to sign up and get $10 credit. You credit will be visible one day after you sign up!!!! 
Happy Shopping Lovelies and H*A*P*P*Y   H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S!!!

Please go take *PEEK* at my lovely GIVEAWAYS. I currently have 6 listed and everything is handmade and gorgeous!!. Happy Holidays!!!! 



Hanna

 

33 Weeks

33 weeks pregnant one year apart!!
It's amazing how much bigger I was the first time around!!



How far along? 33 weeks
Baby’s Size: Over 4  pounds
Bellybutton: Still in

Stretchmarks: No new ones but the old ones are more visible now
Maternity Clothes: Yes, Everyday but at least I'm not as big as I was last year:)

Gender: sweet baby GIRL! Little Ginger!!! 

Movement: YES!!! Lots and lots of kicking. 
Sleep: Well, unfortunately this has taken a turn for the worse but I am grateful it lasted as long as it did. I was only sleeping a couple hours a night with little Milton by the 7th month!

Symptoms: Short of breath, dizzy, tired, back ache, serious mood swings. My poor, poor husband and these NEVER seem to change! 

Food Aversions: I'm not very hungry these days. I don't think there's enough room in my body for food and my little Ginger! But I think my OB will be finally be happy because I'll probably loose a few pounds. Those doctors are driving me crazy!! I'm a nurse so I think I'm programmed to think that way anyhow but seriously I have never been harassed so much in my life about my weight and I'm pregnant for crying out loud!! AND I've only gained 17 pounds so far. Anybody else have the same experience? 
Food Cravings: Cookies and Milk........Danish butter cookies to be exact!
Best Moments this week: I have new opportunities on the horizon that I am VERY excited about!! I'll share more about that later
What I miss: MY SKINNY JEANS AND HIGH HEELS!! Still true from last week! STILL!!! I've been pregnant for 2 years straight.
What I am Looking forward to:  Decorating the nursery and I get to start this week. YAY!
Milestones: Only 7 weeks to go

Please take minuet to have a *PEEK* at my all handmade GIVEAWAYS. Also
my friend Johanna is having an amazing *giveaway* for handmade jewelry on her blog right now. Please hop on over there and enter to win.



H*A*P*P*Y  H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S 

Welcome So Tei-Tei and pattern GIVEAWAY



So Tei-Tei is a lovely little shop that offers easy sewing patterns for babies and kids and I am so pleased to introduce So Tei-Tei as my newest sponsor. Shop owner Cecilia offers the cutest little patterns for little girls. I really wish I had a sewing machine so I could make some of this stuff for my little Ginger. Look how cute some of Cecilia's patterns are.



I was interested to know a bit more about Cecilia and her shop so I asked her to write up a bio for us to get to know a little more about her and her shop, So Tei-Tei. Here's what she had to say, 

"I'm a 28 years old, computer programmer is my profession and I'm a passionate crafter since I was a child. I'm married to a wonderful man and I'm the mother of a 2 years old little princess. I've been living abroad for a while (now we are back home since 3 months ago) and I've been an stay at home mom since my baby was born, because of those 2 things I started to craft and sew as a way to keep me sane :) Soon I found myself painting, sewing, designing, working with all kind of materials. Right now my favorite places to visit are craft and sewing supplies stores, I could spend a long time there and buy almost everything!

And that's how my Etsy store was born, I've always loved fashion design, I planned to make a carreer of it but I finally choose computers, and I'm happy with my choice but fashion design is just something I love to do. So having a little baby and lots of blogs with great ideas to inspire me, and some spare time (not too much with an active baby around) I started to design easy and comfortable clothes for babies and toddlers.

Right now I'm working on several products to add to my Etsy shop, I just need more hours in the day! I try to create easy patterns that a begginer or intermediate sewer can easily use. I also have a blog www.soteitei.blogspot.com where I post about the products in my store as well as all kind of crafts, tutorials and free patterns."



I am also so pleased to announce that Cecilia has so kindly offered to do a giveaway with her lovely patterns. She is giving away T*H*R*E*E* patterns of your choosing to three lucky winners. 



BUY IT.................Head on over to So Tei-Tei and pick out some adorable patterns.
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  Three lucky winners will each receive one pattern of their choosing from So Tei-Tei. OPEN WORLDWIDE

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo browse So Tei-Tei and tell me what your favorite pattern 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 Cecilia's adorable blog and leave a comment there letting her know bouffe e bambini sent you.
2. Become a follower of So Tei-Tei on twitter.
3. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter  
4. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
5. Tweet, blog, or facebook this post: Enter to win an adorable children's sewing pattern (one entry for EACH task done, leave one comment for EACH task)
6. 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 Thursday December 16th 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:)

Hanna






Cozy Toes by KathyDee GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

(NOW CLOSED) Last week I had the pleasure of introducing you all to the adorable Etsy shop Cozy Toes by KathyDee. I absolutely adore these little handmade shoes. I can't wait till my little Ginger comes out so I can stuff her fat little feet into them. 
These little booties are handmade from felted wool. There are no inside seems and glue is never used. Everything is hand stitched with love. 
I'm so pleased to say that I now have two pairs of these A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E booties. Look how cute they are..................





Shop owner KathyDee has so generously offered to give away one pair of Cozy Toes from her shop to one lucky Bouffe e Bambini reader. You pick the style and size!!  Here's a peek at a few of the pairs you could choose from if you win.......

FOR THE BOYS!!!!!! I L*O*V*E THESE!!!!!






BUY IT.................Head on over to Cozy Toes by KathyDee and start shopping!
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE: Winner will receive one pair of Cozy Toes priced at $14 in your choice of style and size. Open USA and Canada only!!

 MANDATORY ENTRY. Note: KathyDee is currently on Christmas vacation. This giveaway is still open. Please just comment on which pair of shoes you like best from this blog post:)   Winner will still get choice of any pair in her shop!

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? Each task is good for ONE addition entry. Leave a separate comment for each:

1. Become a fan of Cozy Toes on facebook and leave a comment telling her bouffe e bambini sent you.
2. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter  
3. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
4. Tweet, blog, or facebook this post: Enter to win a GORGEOUS handmade baby shoes http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/12/cozy-toes-by-kathydee-giveaway.html(one entry for EACH task done, leave one comment for EACH task)
5. Enter on of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment back here which one.
You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN USA and Canada 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 Wednesday December 15th 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!!!!!





Hanna

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