a Portuguese giveaway

one of my lovely readers suggested i have a giveaway with a souvenir from Portugal like i did last year

what a great idea i thought

it has been a while since we had a giveaway and what a great opportunity for some of you to get a little piece of Portugal

a place that is so dear to my heart

so, here it is

a small (2.5″ tall and 2.5″ wide) handmade terracotta decorative little vase

it is glazed on the inside so you can actually put water and tiny flowers in it if you wish

the rules to the giveaway?

just leave a comment on this post

something like: “i love it”, “i want it”, “yes please”

whatever you wish to say

you don’t have to be a follower

you just have to want it and leave a comment

cool, right?

good luck and happy friday!!

ps- a winner will be picked next friday


Little chef in the kitchen

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Let me ask you something, who cooks in your house?

In this house, Will is the master chef. Not only does he enjoy it more than I do but, he is definitely better than I am.

These days however, Will has a little helper in the kitchen with him. Lily has taken an interest in cooking and being in the kitchen with her pai.

She loves putting on the apron and reminds him to put his on if he doesn’t have it on already and, she loves putting on the dish towel over her shoulder just like Will does.

Ever since she was able to sit on the kitchen counter, Will has sat Lily there and talked to her while cooking as well as taught her about spices by letting her smell every single one of the spice jars.

Even though I am a bit blown away by Lily’s 2 year old interest in cooking, it doesn’t really surprise me and I find it to be a beautiful way for Will and Lily to spend some bonding quality time together. (and hopefully she will come out cooking better than i do)

What about you guys? Are you the chef in your kitchen and do you cook with your little one?

on 2 different nights making dinner

making pancakes and with her mickey mouse pancake (her idea)

Oh! I almost forgot…. and the winner of the feather headband giveaway is…


Congratulations Natasha! Hope you, Olivia and Marco enjoy the feather headband. Please send me your address so I can send it to you.

Feather headband tutorial and giveaway!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for our very first tutorial?

Well, it all started when I cleaned out my dresser drawers on thursday and finally got rid of favorite pajama pants that had holes and tears with no repair.

Since I wanted to make Lily a birthday “2” headband, I thought it would be a great idea to use the fabric from my very favorite pajama pants.

So, if you have old pillow cases, aprons, t-shirts, sheets, or pajama pants that you are holding onto but don’t know exactly what to do, make some headbands! (or mobiles. tutorial for that another day)

The only thing you will really need to know, is to sew a button. That you must know in order to make this headband.

For Lily’s birthday party, I made flowers for the girls and feathers for the boys.

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to make a feather.

So here we go!

What you need:

Paper (on the thicker side so it doesn’t bend or fold), pencil, sharpie, scissors (good one that will cut through paper and fabric), glue stick, a button (or buttons if you are making more than one), needle, thread, any kind of ribbon (if you are using pajama pants you can use the ribbon-tie) and fabric.


A Portuguese giveaway!

Today is my brother’s birthday and this is our last weekend here so you will most likely not hear from me until monday or tuesday.

I would like to leave you this weekend with a giveaway.

Some of you are my friends on Facebook and when I posted a picture of the traditional pottery at the market, there seemed to have been interest in the salt and pepper shakers like the ones in my mother’s kitchen that I grew up with since I was a little girl.

So, I went back to the market and got a pair in order to give you all a chance to win a little piece of Portugal. 🙂

All you have to do is leave a comment on here. You don’t have to be a follower, all you have to do is leave a comment saying “I want them!” or something like it.

We will be leaving back to Miami on thursday so this giveaway will stay open until sunday November 06.

I wish you all a great weekend and good luck!

these can be yours 😉


Happy monday everyone!

There is nothing I like more than to start the week off with a giveaway. 🙂

You see Lily’s pretty headband?

It was a gift from my friend Natasha.

Natasha and I worked together in NJ many moons ago.

She is now married and a proud mama of beautiful twins Marco and Olivia.

Natasha is also super crafty and has the cutest shop on Etsy.

Where is this going?

Well, Natasha is giving away one of her pretty Natasha Ylana Designs headbands to a lucky winner.

Giveaway rules:

* Be a LilMuseLily follower

* Visit Natasha’s Etsy shop

* Leave a comment letting me know which headband you would like to win

For extra entries:

* “LIKE” Natasha Ylana Designs on Facebook

* Facebook or Twitter about the giveaway (please leave a separate comment with a link)

Oh, and you should always vote for us on Top Baby Blogs.

A winner will be announced next monday.

Good luck!

Mimosa giveaway!!

I first met Holly in NJ back in 1995.

The moment we met, we hit it off right away.

Even though we have lived far apart for many years, she is still a very good and close friend of mine.

Holly is the MOST talented person I know.

I’m not kidding, Holly is GOOD at anything artistic!

She is great at drawing, painting, glass blowing, jewelry making, writing…. jealous yet?

She is even great at making beautiful kids! (she has two of the most gorgeous boys)

It didn’t surprise me then when Holly started MIMOSA with her younger (and talented as well) sister Ariel.

Holly and Ariel develop all of Mimosa’s products together, with careful consideration of craftsmanship, resources and techniques.

They strive to create sweet and unique designs using high-quality materials.

There are super cute onesies, tees, prints and cards.


These two lovely ladies are making awesome stuff and they know awesome stuff because they are both moms!

Go ahead and take a look at their great Etsy shop.

You want some, don’t you?

Well, because this is a GIVEAWAY, you will have a chance to win some.

Holly and Ariel are giving away a Mimosa print of your choice.


*Be a LilMuseLily follower

*Leave a comment on here letting me know which Mimosa print you would like to win

For extra points, “LIKE” Mimosa’s Facebook page

You should always VOTE for LilMuseLily

AND, because Holly and Ariel are super giving and believe everyone should win something, they are offering a 15% off discount of your total order until the end of March.

Just enter code FRIEND15.

We will draw a winner next monday.

Good luck! 🙂