Custom Children's Mural GIVEAWAY(NOWCLOSED)

I am BEYOND excited about introducing you all to this amazing website Mural Maker . Business owner Colleen is a fantastic artist. She creates one of a kind custom art work including murals and canvases for children's bedrooms and nurserys.................AND...................drumroll please...................She is giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win a custom canvas that she will design with you. This is $150 dollar value. This is such an A*M*A*Z*I*N*G prize!!! Thank you Colleen!!!
You could choose from such different themes as safari, storybook castle, topiary, and classics like Winnie the Pooh or Disney. She also offers custom murals incorporating your little one's name. Here's a *peek* at a few of Colleen's beautiful pieces.

Here is a little more about Colleen and how she started her business as an artist and mural maker.

"My name is Colleen Jorgensen and I live in a small town in Northern California between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. I’ve been married for 20 years and have 3 grown stepsons and one 3 year old grandson, who is the light of my life. I wasn’t able to have children myself so I welcomed my stepsons with open arms in 1992. I’ve been an artist for 15 years now – something I started to keep my sanity in a houseful of boys.

I’m a chronic DIYer. It comes from being raised at our family resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains where necessity was often the mother of invention. At age 19 I opened a flower shop with my 1st husband with absolutely no floral experience. I was a quick study, but by the time I had a good wedding clientele, our finances ran out and we closed the shop.

I took my one and only art class in college. I quit painting for 20 years after that. Not a positive experience. The instructor didn’t want me to paint realistic paintings.

After my sons moved in, I struggled as a parent. Unable to find stepparenting resources, I published a bimonthly magazine, Step Parenting Today in 1993. I wrote the articles, did the layout and sold the ads. And burned out in 2 years.

Shortly after, I painted a Winnie the Pooh sign for the shop owner where I worked. My husband, having no idea I could draw or paint, was indignant that I was wasting my ‘God-given’ talent. So I started painting images on the walls in my house. Friends saw my murals and hired me.

In the early days I’d spend weeks in a client’s house. Their walls would have a myriad of torn magazine pages that I used for photo references. But I loved decorating people’s homes with art. Plus, I always got to know the family’s dog really well!

Now I can do a full wall mural in under a week. I have never taken another art class. I just learned thru trial and error. My favorite things to paint our baby rooms and pet portraits, which isn’t that surprising, is it?"



BUY IT.................Head on over to Colleen's {WEBSITE} and start designing
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  One Custom Created Canvas of the winner's choice. $150 Dollar Value!!! OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Colleen's website, {MURAL MAKER} and tell me which custom piece you would choose for your child.
WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a fan Mural Maker on {FACEBOOK} and leave her a comment so she knows you stopped by
2. Become a follower of Colleen's {BLOG} and leave her comment so she knows you stopped by
3. Become a follower of Mural Maker on {TWITTER}
 4.Become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect
5. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on {TWITTER} 
6. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on {FACEBOOK}
7. Tweet, blog or post to facebook this post

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  2/22 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




Hanna

Homemade Fudgy Brownies

This is my first time making brownies from scratch and I will NEVER make them from a box again!!! I was so impressed with {THIS RECIPE} that I originally saw on Maggie's Country Kitchen {BLOG}. You should hop on over to Maggies' {BLOG}because she is always cooking up something fantastic.
The reason I loved this recipe so much was that it only called for 7 ingredients. Oh and I added some chopped pecans too:) I think it's wonderful the more simple you can make something and they were the best brownies I've EVER had. My husband agreed. They were so rich and dark and fudgy with a slightly flaky crust. PURE HEAVEN I TELL YOU!! Please do yourself a favor and make these immediately. Plus I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. The recipe was also VERY easy!!!! Find it {HERE}.
Oh and a couple tips..........I would definitely use parchment paper and I would also grease the parchment paper as the recipe suggested. I didn't and wish I had. I could still get them out once they were totally cooled but it would have been much easier had I greased the paper. Also, I didin't bother to go to the grocery store for ingredients so I used one whole bag of unsweeted Giardelli chocolate chips that I had lying around in substitution for the 3 ounces of baking chocolate. It was perfect and dark and delicious, just thought I'd mention that in case this is easier for you to buy.


Also Please take minuet to have a *PEEK* at my all handmade GIVEAWAYS.  I only feature beautiful handmade things on my blog and everything is gorgeous! You will not be disappointed. I promise you!!! 



Hanna

Handmade Giftguide

Happy Weekend everyone. I hope you are all enjoying some relaxing time with friends or family. I got to rest and spend some time with my family yesterday so I am feeling refreshed.
I like to post a handmade gift guide every Sunday to help promote my love of handmade. I hope next time you have a gift to buy for yourself or a loved one you will consider buying handmade! 
Here's a few items from my wonderful sponsors that I would love to have.

This gorgeous red necklace from Allora Handmade


This beautiful necklace from Hand Made and Lovely

These fabulous earrings from Jewelry 4 Change

This gorgeous necklace from Annalis Jewelry

This gorgeous capelet from Happiknits

This upcycled dress from lil blue boo

This amazing peanut butter and cookies and cream white chocolate bark from Nicole's Homemade Treats

These gorgeous earrings from Cherry Creek Designs

This adorable everyday dress from Up To My Knees In Crafts

This gorgeous handbag from beso handbags

These adorable baby shoes from KathyDee Cozy Toes

This adorable outfit from B:Mod Designs

This adorable bib from lillybelle Designs

This adorable newborn hat from Creative Dragonfly


 
Hanna

Welcome Allora Handmade

I am delighted to introduce you all to my newest sponsor, Allora Handmade.
I have been a fan of Allora for a number of months now! I L*O*V*E rosettes and in my opinion Allora has some of the finest I've seen.
At Allora Handmade you will find necklaces, headbands, brooches, and bracelets all made from G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S handmade rossettes in a wide variety of vibrant colors!!!
I just love this shop!!! I'm so honored to be featuring shop owner Jessica and her amazing shop here on bouffe e bambini.
I always  like to feature a little bit about the artists who create all this gorgeous handmade goodness. Allora Handmade is owned by Jessica.
Here's a little more about her and her shop.

Meet Jessica


"I believe that creativity is good for the soul. I love my family with all that I am. I have 2 boys (Owen -3  and Henry-1 1/2) who keep me on my toes and make me smile (when they aren't making me crazy.) I have moved 23 times in the last 10 years. Our latest move was to help my husband finish school. I crave mexican food daily. The beach makes me giddy. (Must be the San Diego girl in me). I have learned more about myself in the last 2 years than in the 29 before them. I wish I was a dancer. I cherish real friendships. I consider motherhood an honor. I love my business and what it's become, but my real job as a wife and mother challenges me more than anything else I've ever done." 

 
Jessica has so kindly offered to give bouffe e bambini readers a 10% discount on everything in her shop using the code "BOUFFEE" at checkout. This offer will be good for 3 days!!
Please help me show Jessica and her gorgeous shop a very warm welcome and hop on over {THERE} and shop around! Take advantage of that amazing discount code.
If you like what you see here and would like to get to know Jessica and Allotra a little better you can find her blog {HERE} and her facebook page {HERE}.
I hope you love Allora as much as I do!!
Happy Shopping Lovelies!



Hanna

Gypsy Jewels GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to introduce you all to a wonderful shop Gypsy Jewels. Shop owner Juliea is a mother, a doula, and an artist among many other wonderful things. This is a woman after my own heart!! L*O*V*E all these wonderful attributes.
In Juliea's shop you will find all kinds of wonderful goodies including gorgeous handmade jewelry, really handy nursing clips that can be worn with anything, and delicious lactation cookies. It's the perfect shop for a natural, nursing mama like me.
When Juliea heard I was about to have a baby she sent me over some of her A*M*A*Z*I*N*G dark chocolate cranberry Mama Munchie cookies. I am not only breastfeeding my sweet little Ginger but I am also still nursing Milton a couple times a day so these cookies are just what I needed. Perfect for a breastfeeding mom of two. I ate two cookies the day before my milk came in and then kept the others right next to my bed and snacked on them as needed. These are perfect for busy mom's snack. Now that I have two babies I am finding it hard to find the time to eat so these were perfect. Oh and delicious!!!
She also sent me one of her hands nursing clips which I L*O*V*E.
 These clips attach to anything to give mom and baby a little more privacy while nursing. I love that I can just throw it in my purse or diaper bag and then attach it to Ginger's receiving blanket or burp rag. There is no need to haul around an extra nursing apron which is what I had been doing previously!
Look how great this stuff is.

Along with the wonderful mom and baby friendly supplies that I love from Juliea's shop, she also makes gorgeous jewelry that I love. I love the organic, earthy feel. Take a peek at some of her beautiful creations!!

She even makes mama memory bracelets to help sleep deprived mamas remember baby's feeding or nap schedule! I just love this shop!!!!!
She even offers bib clips so you can just pop this on a napkin at a restaurant and voila you've got a bib for your little one. LOVE THIS!!! So handy!!!
So the best part is that Juliea has so generously offered to sponosor a give away right here on Bouffe e Bambini. She is going to give one of you the chance to win a $20 dollar gift card towards anything in her lovely shop!!!
This would be the perfect gift to yourself or any mama out there!!!
You can also find Juliea on her doula website {CROWNING LOTUS}. Go check her out!!!
BUY IT.................Head on over to Gypsy Jewels and start shopping now..
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  A $20 Giftcard for anything your heart desires at Gypsy Jewels 
 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Gypsy Jewels and tell me which of Juliea's items you favor most.
WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a fan Gypsy Jewels on {FACEBOOK} and leave her a comment so she knows you stopped by
2.Become a follower of Juliea's {BLOG}and leave her a comment so she knows you stopped by
3. Become a follower of Gypsy Jewels on {TWITTER}
4. Make Gypsy Jewels one of your favorites on Etsy
 5.Become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect
6. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on {TWITTER} 
7. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on {FACEBOOK}
8. Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway
9. Purchase something from Gypsy Jewels and comment back here afterwards. (good for 3 entries, leave 3 comments)
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 2/16 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



Hanna

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