Check Out Our Jamie Rae Hats

Check out our Jamie Rae Hats. Is this not adorable and perfect for your little angel to flaunt this summer. We offer this chic and stylish hat in a variety of colors, which include candy stripped, pale pink, red polka dot (shown), and pink with lime green polka dots. For more information, please visit us at www.gigglesnsugarkisses.com

Moomette’s Magnificents Give Away

For the next several weeks we will be featuring women in business. Our first entrepreneur mom is Cindi Matthews. Cindi owns Moomette’s Magnificents.  She is a native of New England, and lives in Connecticut.

We asked Cindi how did she started her business. Cindi stated , “She became interested in Vintage Collectibles through her grandmother”.  She inherited many of her grandmother’s items. We found a diverse selection of gifts on Cindi’s site, which ranged from baby gifts to Vintage Collectibles. This lady truly offers gifts for everyone.

We also found Cindi’s business name, Moomette’s Magnificents, unique. Moomette’s Magnificent was named after Cindi’s granddaughter. Her granddaughter’s nickname is Lil Moomette. Cindi said, “It’s a great way for me to celebrate my first grandchild”. We think it’s a very catchy name.

Cindi is not only an entrepreneur, she’s a blogger too. Readers can visit, Moomettesgram’s Musings, at http://moomettesmagnificents.com/blog and Moomette’s Mama Mentor Blog, http://mamamentor.blogspot.com. Feel free to leave Cindi a comment!

On a personal side, this energetic entrepreneur has 2 grown daughters, a granddaughter, and she’s a baby-boomer wife. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and crafting. You will find Cindi on Ebay, she’s an
eBay Store Power Seller.

Moomette’s Magnificents will be sponsoring our June blog contest. The prize is a hand-crafted sterling silver ring. Please follow this link http://tinyurl.com/5b2qaq for a glimpse at Moomette’s Magnificent give away. Browse Cindi’s other Chic and Shabby gifts while you’re there, “Simply Magnificent Shopping the Olde Towne New England Way!”

Be A Mia Bella Candle Winner

Do you love scented candles? Here’s an opportunity to win 12 assorted Mia Bella votives candles. The contest is free. Just click on the above link, and follow the directions listed. Good Luck!

You Could Be A Winner

You could be a winner. Brodie Girl is hosting a contest, and the prize is a pair of Personalized Shaggy Flip Flops. The winner will be able to customize the flip flops with the colors and font they like. These Flip Flops retail for $42.00. Visit Brodie Girl at http://www.brodiegirl.com/ for more information.

Enter Our Free Messy Baby Contest

Giggles & Sugar Kisses will be hosting a free Messy Baby Contest. My grandson, Xavier, has inspired our contest. He tasted peaches for the first time Easter Sunday and loved them. He’s anxiously waiting for Gran to open another jar! Isn’t he adorable.

Send a photo of your messy baby to rhonda@gigglesnsugarkisses.com. Include your child’s first name and age. Your name, phone number, and mailing address. US Citizens Only.  Deadline is May 31, 2008. The winner will be announced June 1, 2008. and will receive a Spa Cake.

Great Baby Shower Recipes

Looking for great baby shower recipes? We have them. We know the stress of planning an unforgettable event, so we have taken some of the work out of your endeavor. We’ve searched for tasty and easy recipes to help make your next shower a hit. Put a little spice in your life with our Nigerian Curry Dip recipe. Feel free to vistit our site and click on the baby shower icons for free hosting tips, cake ideas, punch, dip and appetizer recipes. We offer one stop shopping, we have great gifts too!

Nigerian Curry Dip

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
  • 1/2 to 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Raw vegetables

    Blend all ingredients until well mixed. Chill. Serve with raw vegetables.

Teen Beating Video Taped

What’s happening in our society? Are teenage girls becoming more aggressive? I wondered when I watched the video of the Florida teen being beaten by her friends, and I use the word friends loosely? I was stunned when I watched the video. According to reports, the sixteen year old’s friends lured her to one of their homes and beat her unconscious. Their intention was to post the video on Youtube. When she came through, they beat her again. Not only did they beat her, the video shows one girl blocking the door so she couldn’t leave. Two teens were watching outside to warn the 6 teens involved if an adult showed up as 5 video cameras rolled inside. A phone cam and digital camera were also used to record the beating. Premediation in this situation would be an understatement.

Why would these teens plan something so savage? Because the 16 year old who was beaten had posted some unfavorable remarks about them on Myspace. A representative from the Sheriff’s Department stated that the teens involved showed no remorse. They were more concerned about missing cheerleading practice and going to the beach. One mother, Christen Garcia, stated that the teen beaten shouldn’t have made the remarks on Myspace if she couldn’t back up what she said. Other words, she asked for it. It should be noted that this particular mother is not raising her teenage daughter, she is being raised by her grandmother. I wonder why? The parents of the other teens involved have expressed remorse for their children’s behavior. The video can be found over the internet, and again is shocking. The beating lasted 30 minutes plus. The beaten teen now suffers blurred vision and lost of hearing in her left ear.

I stated previously that the teens involved in the beating intented to post the video on Youtube. Have you seen the violence involving teens on that site? I was interested in seeing the video where the nanny was caught on tape abusing the twins, I found it on Youtube. Since I was on the site, I decided to search for the video involving a fight between a teen and a bus driver in Arizonia. This particular incident came to my attention while I was at work; however, I was unable to view it in its entirety so I wanted to see what it was about. As I was watching the video, I realized that there was a list of videos involving teenage girls fighting. There were street fights, school fights and any other fight that you can think of. My initial reaction was, wow people are interested in watching this. So, I was not surprised that the teens intented to post that particular fight among them. It seems to be the thing to do.

I think about my daughter, and I can’t imagine her being involved in such violence and deceit. I asked myself how would I have reacted and what would I have done if my daughter had been involved in something like this? Should the parents of the teens be blamed for their children’s behavior or should sites like Youtube and Myspace be blamed for encouraging teens to post such violence? The beaten teen has now been removed from the public school system, and is now being home schooled. How sad.

Lets Eat Cake

Looking for a great cake idea for your next baby shower? We found them and we welcome you to browse our site. We know the stress of planning an unforgettable event and we have tips, recipes and cake ideas to assist you.
Cake shown is by www.pinkcakebox.com
Click on our baby shower icons and take what you need. Visit us at www.gigglesnsugarkisses.com

Baby’s Bath

Our bath towels by Mullins Square are adorable and a generous 27″ x 50″. They’re made in the USA and make great baby shower, Christmas or toddler birthday gifts. Visit us at www.gigglesnsugarkisses.com to view our entire line. They’re adorable and soooo soft!

Yummy’licious Layette

Who said Babies Can’t Wear Black? Our new Yummy’licious set is the perfect baby shower or new baby gift. It’s yummy and guaranteed to have other mommies envious. This set will be on our site March 1, 2008 and will be available in 3 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months. The applique is satin stitched, the bib and burp are backed with a white minky dot chenille. Both have decorative stitching. Stop by and browse our other unique gifts for baby, http://www.gigglesnsugarkisses.com