Happy Thanksgiving…

There is nothing better than baking during the holidays.  In between meeting with restoration guys who have spent days at my home trying very hard to dry out my finished/carpeted basement after a 2″ flood (pipe came out of water heater) I still managed to find time to bake.  I even sent the guys off with some goodies. […]

AMAZING IDEAS FOR LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY

It’s the day after Halloween and if you have little ones at home like I do… then chances are your house is filled with Halloween candy.  I don’t know about you but I am already counting the days until the candy is GONE.  If you don’t have kids at home but purchased candy for the little neighborhood goblin’s then I’m […]

CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE PUMPKINS

We all know from my last posting that I do NOT like carving pumpkins.   I am, however, thrilled to share some amazing crafty/non carving ways to decorate pumpkins this Halloween.  The ideas are endless and some are very easy to do with children. I have listed 20 of my favorite pumpkins.  You will find the link directly […]

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…

BUT I LOVE WHOOPIE PIES – There is something about the fall that reminds me it’s time to warm up the oven and bake a big batch of old fashion WHOOPIE PIES.  Maybe it’s the cool crisp air that puts me in the mood but whatever it is I absolutely love making them.  My kids […]

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

For some reason my kids were begging for chocolate chip cookies yesterday.  No clue why since they had choc chips in their pancakes that morning.  In any case, I eventually gave in knowing they had a day off from school. I wasn’t in the mood to make cookies from scratch so I looked on Pinterest […]

Who likes money?

If only it grew on trees. If anyone finds that darn tree please let me know.   Are you a spender or a saver?  I am proud to say I am both.  I do, however, like to save whenever I can.  The picture below is a fine example of how anyone can get a similar […]

The boxes have arrived!

Today I was pleasantly surprised to see at least 10 boxes piled high in front of the garage.  It is truly amazing that the orders were placed at different times and yet they all arrived today at the exact same time.  I was even more happy knowing that hubby wubby was not expected home until […]

Welcome to the Bella Bargains Blog!

That sure is a lot of B’s!   My love for party planning prompted me to open Bella Bargains.  My first store is bellajackets.etsy.com.  Not sure why but I love the name BELLA!   The store consists of mostly vintage items as well as beautiful children’s jean jackets (hand decorated with gorgeous fabric by… ME!), beautiful […]