Saturday Snapshot

I never take part in any linky parties so today I decided to have a little fun and link up to Yellow Songbird's Saturday Snapshot kink up party.
This is a photo of me in Genova, Italy on our honeymoon! July 2007!
This was the most romantic dinner of my life. 
My husband and I found this little hole in the wall restaurant that was run out of a family home. The only cooks and servers were immediate family members and there was no menu. You simply ate whatever they were cooking that night. 
*..........................Sigh....................*
I just love experiences like that! We had about 5 courses of pasta and fresh fish and after dinner drinks. It was amazing! We must have dined on that patio in their family home for 4 hours and loved every minuet of it! 
*simply BLISS*



Hanna

B:Mod DESIGNS GIVEAWAY {NOW CLOSED}

 {NOW CLOSED}I'm so excited about this giveaway!!! I'm sure you are all familiar with one of my long time sponsors B:Mod Designs
Well, if your not, you should be!!! Shop owner Sandra has the most adorable leg warmers and onesies around!!! They are fun, funky and hip!!! If you haven't tried leg warmers for your little ones, you really should. They make diaper changing a breeze and help keep those little chubby legs stay warm and padded!!!
Great for BOYS and GIRLS!! 
And today I am so pleased to announce that she is giving away a leg warmer/onesie set to one lucky winner!!!! 
Hip, hip hurray, I L*O*V*E  this giveaway!!

look at some of these adorable sets you will choose from


She even has adorable matching sets for the boys too!!!! 
I L*O*V*E this ninja outfit! Too cute for words!!!!

BUY IT
Head on over to B:Mod Designs and start shopping now. You can shop online and they ship WORLDWIDE! 

WIN IT
THE PRIZE:   Winner's choice of matching leg warmer/onesie set!!!  OPEN USA and CANADA ONLY!

MANDATORY ENTRY
  Please visit B:Mod DESIGNS and tell me which leg warmer/onesie set is your favorite.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES
1. Become a fan of B:Mod DESIGNS on {FACEBOOK} and leave Sandra a  comment so she knows you stopped by!
 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 facebook about this giveaway
6. Purchase something from B:Mod DESIGNS 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  3/25 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 






Hanna

Ginger Grace at 6 weeks




Ginger Grace is 6 weeks old! So far her eyes are blue like mine. She has just started to smile this week. She is exploring her voice with new coos and squeeks. She gets lots and lots of kisses from her big brother. She is such a sweetheart and we are so happy to have welcomed her into our family.
Her adorable little pom pom hat was a gift from my wonderful sponsor {CREATIVE DRAGONFLY}. Her work is beautiful. If you have a moment you really should check out her {SHOP}.
Thank You Barbara! We love it !!!
Hanna

Happy Fat Tuesday

My husband was born and raised in New Orleans and we lived there together for about 2 years before hurricane Katrina took us for all we had. We have since lived in Santa Fe and New York.  We don't get back to New Orleans nearly as often as I would like and we miss it dearly. I wish we had been there this past weekend for some of the best parades. We always loved Endymion and Bacus.
Anyway today is FAT TUESDAY!!!
Fat Tuesday marks the end of carnival or Mardi Gras and is the last day before Lent which will begin tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.
Before I lived in New Orleans I didn't know much of anything about Fat Tuesday or Lent but after living down south for a couple years, I became quiet familiar with it.
The King Cake is a pastry that has been associated with Carnival or Mardi Gras. Traditionally it is a large ring shaped cake that is filled with cream cheese or praline filling and topped with icing that is traditionally purple, gold, and green. There is typically a small plastic baby or trinket placed inside the cake where it cannot be seen. It is said that whomever finds the trinket/baby is supposed to either supply the next King cake or host the next Mardi Gras party. It has also been said that whomever gets the baby will have good luck.
Either way, I think it's a really fun tradition. One of the things I really enjoyed about living in New Orleans was the  incredibly rich culture! I love all the traditions and beliefs. It's really wonderful and I hope to share some of it with my kids.
Anyway, in celebration of carnival I decided to bake some mardi gras cupcakes that I decided to fill with tiny plastic babies in tradition of the King Cake. It was really fun.
Cake recipe {HERE}
And lately if I'm lucky enough to get Ginger to sleep, then this how I entertain Milton while I cook. He will play beside the sink with the water running  for an hour! He loves it!!!! And I can actually cook something!!! 






Hanna

lizzie, izzie + james

I am really excited to introduce you all to a wonderful handmade shop offering A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E accessories for kids
Meet lizzie, izzie + james
They were so generous and sent me over one of their adorable crowns for little Milton and an adorable hair clip for Ginger. Milton is obssessed with hats so not surprisingly he L*O*V*E*S his "shazam" crown. 
Just look at him...........




Ginger doesn't quiet have enough hair for the gorgeous hydrangea clip they sent over but have a peek at the wide array of hair clips they offer. So, so cute!!


Take a *peek* at a few of their headbands


It was such a pleasure introducing you all to lizzie, izzie + james. If you'd like to connect more please checkout lizzie, izzie +james' 
{FACEBOOK} page. 
These accessories for children really are special and adorable! Please take a minuet to pop over to their wonderful {SHOP}and have a look around.
Happy Shopping Lovelies!!!

Handmade Gift Guide

Happy Sunday everyone. 
Here is my weekly gift guide featuring only handmade items from all my wonderful sponsors!!! 
I adore all my sponsors. They have so many beautiful things to offer. I hope you will help me in my quest to support the handmade market place and consider buying handmade the next time you have a gift to buy. 
Here are a few things I'm eyeing for myself,

These adorable headbands from Caroline G.


This peppermint bark from  Nicole's Homemade Treats

This gorgeous bracelet from Handmade Made and Lovely
This adorable bib from lillybelle Designs

This adorable outfit from lil blue boo

This adorable card from Poppy Papers

This gorgeous headband from Whitesuggar

This gorgeous brooch from Allora Handmade

This gorgeous necklace from Annali's Jewelry

These gorgeous beaded stacked rings from Cherry Creek Designs

This gorgeous jacket and dress combo from Up To My Knees In Crafts

This gorgeous bag from beso handbags

This adorable hat from Creative Dragonfly

This adorable onesie/leg warmer set from B:Mod Designs

These adorable shoes from KathyDee's Cozy Toes


myMonkeymoo Review and GIVEAWAY {NOW CLOSED}

I am really excited about this giveaway and having the pleasure to introduce you to this A*M*A*Z*I*N*G shop. Meet 
They were incresdibly generous and sent me a stroller blanket, a stroller pad and a monkey bucket to review!!! Let me just start by saying I am really impressed with the quality of the products. 
The backing and lining is a gorgeous plush fabric that is incredibly soft!!! Plus I love all the patterns to choose from. I was sent "Socialite Stripe" and I adore it. It's gender nuetral and goes with everything!! 
Little Milton and I go to the park everyday so I will be getting very good use out of our myMonkeymoo products!! The stroller pad is great. It adds extra padding and it's machine washable so as soon as we have any messes I can throw it in the washing machine and protect my stroller. 
The stroller blanket is great for the stroller or to use for little ones to sit and play on. It's so so soft. And of course Milton L*O*V*E*S his little Monkey bucket!! Today he carried his little piggies to the park in there! SO CUTE! 
I am so pleased to announce that one of you is getting the chance to win one of their fabulous stroller blankets!!! This is a $64 dollar value and worth every penny!!! 
myMonkeymoo is a Canadian company. You can shop online and they ship WORLDWIDE!!! 
Here's a few more shots of their gorgeous stuff! 



BUY IT
Head on over to myMonkeymoo and start shopping now. You can shop online and they ship WORLDWIDE! 

WIN IT
THE PRIZE:   One myMonkeymoo Stroller Blanket of your choice $64 dollar value!!! .  OPEN USA and CANADA ONLY!



MANDATORY ENTRY
  Please give me the name of a baby boutique in your area that you would like to see carry myMonkeymoo. Please include city and state or province.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES
1. Become a fan of myMonkeymoo on {FACEBOOK} and leave a comment about your favorite myMonkeymoo item!!!
2. Become a follower of myMonkeymoo on {TWITTER}
 3.Become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect
4. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on {TWITTER} 
5. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on {FACEBOOK}
6. Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway
7. Purchase something from myMonkeymoo 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 3/18 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

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