THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE…

SUMMER SALAD…  Trust me when I say this recipe is not only EASY but DELICIOUS.  It’s my summer staple for cookouts, 4th of July parties, BBQ’s and perfect for luncheons too.  Whenever I ask what I can bring to an event everyone tells me to bring my TORTELLINI SALAD.  It’s a huge summer hit! Below […]

SNEAK PEEK…

OF WHAT IS COMING THIS FALL – As the summer passes I’m excited at the thought of reopening my Etsy store…  bellabargains.etsy.com In four short months I had almost 300 sales which included thousands of old fashion colored paper straws.  I also sold many favor bags and boxes that were carefully coordinated with themed birthday parties. […]

ADDING SOME LOVE…

TO A SECOND STORY SUMMER HOUSE DECK… You can’t go wrong with white furniture and a few items that add color/comfort to an outside deck. Below are BEFORE & AFTER photos of our deck on Cape Cod.  It’s been two years since we built the second story deck.  Each year I try to add something new. I […]

DID YOU KNOW…

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MIX  BABY POWDER & SANDY TOES… I encourage everyone to give it a try (at least once) if you haven’t done so already, especially IF you have small children.  When you sprinkle Baby Powder on sandy wet messy toes it makes the sand come off effortlessly.  It’s true.  I do it all […]

UP AND AWAY…

UP AND AWAY IN MY BEAUTIFUL… MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON – Despite the fact that we never got the chance to experience the amazing thrill of soaring high in a hot air balloon adventure… we still managed to have some fun with balloons. It’s just my luck that the rain decided to driveeverymotheronthecapecrazy follow us all the way to Cape Cod.  […]