Welcome Charm Design and Clutch GIVEAWAY {NOW CLOSED}

I am so delighted to introduce you all to my newest sponsor and gorgeous Etsy shop, Charm Design. At Charm Design you will find beautiful handmade handbags of all shapes and sizes. Shop owner Ranja features clutches, totes, shoulder bags, and zipper pouches and all of them are G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S!!! I love the fabrics that Ranja chooses for her bags. They are so modern, vibrant, and lovely.
Here's a *PEEK* at a few of my favorites.


I always like to feature just a little bit about the shop owner so you can get to know the artist behind the product. Here's a little bit about Charm Design's shop owner Ranja,

"Charmdesign was founded by Ranja Lee who is a stay-at-home mom with two children. She was born in Japan. 
She started to sew since she was high school. She studied at the Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo and worked the children clothing company as a clothing designer for several years in Tokyo. She moved to Los Angels in 1994, and studied Graphic Design at the California State of University Fullerton. 

Now, besides taking care of her kids, she loves to design and sew bags and children accessories with her joy and inspiration. She hopes you can enjoy with her piece of art!!"


Here's a few more bags from Ranja's shop!!!



Okay, lets get on with the best news you've heard all day. Ranja has so GENEROUSLY offered to give away this gorgeous clutch to one of you lucky, lucky readers. Look how cute this is!!!! 


Y*O*U*R  P*R*I*Z*E






 BUY IT.................Head on over to Charm Design and grab yourself a gorgeous handbag!

WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  The Silver Leaves zippered clutch as pictures above. OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Charm Design and see if you can manage to pick just one favorite!!! I can't! I want them all!

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a follower of Charm Design on Twitter
2.Become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect. 
3. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on twitter 
4. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
5. Tweet, blog or post to facebook this post:  Enter to win a gorgeous handmade clutch.
6. Purchase something from Charm Design and comment back here afterwards. (good for 3 entries, leave 3 comments)
7. Enter one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment her 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 January 3rd at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random using random.org 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!!!!!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

It's SUNDAY and every Sunday I like to post a gift guide featuring all handmade things from my wonderful sponsors who I adore. Christmas is six days away!!! I hope you have at least some handmade items in Santa's sleigh this year. Here's are some things on my wish list this year.

This ridiculously adorable hat from Creative Dragonfly


This adorable holiday bib from lillybelle Designs


These adorable cherry blossom leg warmers from B:Mod Designs


This wonderful handcrafted wooden Mosaic puzzle from The Puzzled One
These adorable ginger bread men boy baby booties from KathyDee's Cozy Toes

This gorgeous "Cate" bag from beso handbags

This pattern for an adorable little boys shirt from So Tei-Tei

This gorgeous vintage bib necklace from DyNamo

A pair of these gorgeous leg warmers from Knotty Tots

This gorgeous handmade corduroy jacket from Up To My Knees In Crafts

This gorgeous clutch from Charm Design

I L*O*V*E all this gorgeous handmade stuff and I'm so happy that I get to share it with you through my sponsors and giveaways!!! 
I hope you will consider giving some handmade goodness this year!!! 
If you would like to win some handmade goodies click HERE to enter.
HAPPY SHOPPING and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! 


Hanna

Behind the Scenes Look at Ginger's Shower

As you all know I am totally obsessed with pies of all sorts. A few weeks ago I make mini pumpkin pie tartlettes with a maple glaze and they were so amazing so for Ginger's shower I thought it would be really cute to make lemon pie tartlettes. I am not a big fan of processed ingredients so I found THIS RECIPE for creamy lemon pie that was quiet simple and it turned out very nice. For one batch, the one pictured below I did place a single raspberry in the tartlettes but I will say that it made the pies a bit too full and a few of them overflowed so I would recommend just doing the lemon filling without the raspberry inside. 
 I tripled my usual crust RECIPE that I love and it made about 40 mini tartlettes. 
I made a very simple glaze to top the pies with. Here's the recipe:
Mix together:
3 cups of confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest



I got my inspiration and RECIPE from the amazing Bakerella blog. I followed the recipe exactly but I was not able to dry my pops standing up as she suggested because they were too heavy and would slip off the stick. However, after they were dipped in chocolate and dried in the fridge I could then proceed to stand them up for the cute cake pop effect but the tops were flat were I have let them dry. One tiny snafu but otherwise they came out great!




I got the tutorial for the Pom Poms HERE on Martha Stewart and as I said before, these were very easy to make and were beautiful. They would be great for any celebration in different colors. 




I bought the paper straws from The Creative Party Place. And the gift tags that say "Ginger" were very cute but I wasn't really impressed with the quality of the cards stock do I'm not going to post were I bought those.





I hope you enjoyed Ginger's Shower!!! If you would like to see all the photos, please click HERE to view my initial posting!!  
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!  
Hanna

Christmas is Coming

It finally snowed yesterday!! HURRAY!!! Here's a shot of my little M first thing in the morning admiring the snow.The last time he saw snow he was only a few months old so this year it is really special. 
I can't believe Christmas is only a week away! We have out tree all set up and decorated but I haven't done ANY wrapping! I better get on the ball! Plus I have no excuse I have been seeing so many beautiful wrapping displays on all my favorite blogs. I better get to it!





Hanna

So Tei-Tei Winners and Discount Code

The winners of the patterns from So Tei-Tei are Melanie Dohoja,  Sew What?, and Michelle-Esque. Congrats I have emailed all of you. 
Don't fret if you didn't win and really had your eye on a special pattern because shop owner Cecilia is offering bouffe e bambini readers 30% off using coupon code "STTBOUFFEEBAMBINI" at checkout. Visit So Tei-Tei HERE
Happy Shopping and Happy Sewing my friends!!

Hanna

2000th Follower Thank You and GIVEAWAY {NOW CLOSED}



I am so excited to report that my lovely little blog reached an amazing 2000 followers this week. I feel so grateful to all of you for helping me in my goal to have a successful blog and be able to stay home just a little longer with my babies. I truly love my blog and enjoy writing each and every post. It's so much fun to be able to share my family and my recipes with you as well as bring you some beautiful handmade giveaways and shops.  To show my gratitude to you I am giving away a $40 gift card to the store Anthropologie. As you all know, I pride myself on only featuring handmade products and giveaways here on my blog but because this is MY giveaway I wanted to do something different than what my A*M*A*Z*I*N*G sponsors do for you. 




Anthropologie has been one of my favorite shops for a long time. I can rarely afford to actually shop there but when I was dreaming up what I would love to give away I thought a gift card from this store would be amazing. Unfortunately $40 probably won't actually buy you anything but it might make you be able to afford the thing you really want:) I hope so!! Here's a couple little things I wish Santa would bring me from Anthropologie this year....




Look how cute all of this stuff is...........S*W*O*O*N................






So the last time I Sponsored a giveaway I asked for feedback and all of you had so many lovely things to say and I really appreciate that. This time I am still looking for feedback but I think we will do it a little differently. I'm going to give you a choice and if you would so kindly let me know which one best suits your opinion. I like to do this because it's one of my only chances to really get your opinions and I will absolutely try to cater to your preferences. Please give me your honest opinion and I will do my best to honor your requests.

ENTER TO WIN

To Enter This Giveaway Please Choose either #1. or #2. and and comment below.  
Please also feel free to leave any other opinions or comments about my blog below too.

CHOOSE:
#1. You would love to see more GIVEAWAYS, this is the main reason you visit my blog.

#2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

Thank you so much for following along on my journey. I am truly grateful you are all here. You are the reason I love doing this. THANK YOU!!!! 
This giveaway will be open for 2 weeks closing on MIDNIGHT NEW YEARS EVE!!!



And please have *PEEK* at all my sponsors gorgeous handmade giveaways. click HERE to enter!! 



Hanna





35 Weeks





How far along? 35 weeks
Baby’s Size: More than 5  pounds now
Bellybutton: Still in
Stretchmarks: Still no new ones. Thank God!! I have enough from pregnancy round one!
Maternity Clothes: Of course! 
Gender: Little baby girl! My sweet Ginger!
Movement: Yes, lots of movement. She's big enough now that I often can't breathe because her feet are in my lungs or my rib cage. 
Sleep: Still doing okay in this department. I'm up several times during the night but I'm still getting 2 hour stretches without having to use the restroom.
Symptoms: Lots of Braxton Hicks. I'm starting to get nervous she will come early because of all my activity and constantly picking up little M.  I would really like her to stay in there as long as possible. I'm not ready!!
Food Aversions: No but everything just isn't that appetizing these days
Food Cravings: Not much of anything........Not too hungry these days
Best Moments this week: Having Ginger's nursery painted. FINALLY!! We are slowly but surely moving forward!
What I miss: Being able to move easily to take care of little M

What I am Looking forward to:  Finishing the nursery:)
Milestones: 5 weeks ! WOW!

Please take minuet to have a *PEEK* at my all handmade GIVEAWAYS



H*A*P*P*Y  H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S 


Hanna

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