Friday, October 16, 2009

I've Moved!!!

I've been working on this secret project in the past couple weeks. I decided my blog needed a major makeover. I wanted it to look more like me!

Check it out HERE!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Wow, I'm so sorry I've been such a bad blogger. I remember the days in Texas when I wanted to post so often that I more than one entry each day! I'm sorry, I hope you can understand that my life has been crazy lately. Definitely a super-awesome-great crazy. Bella is going through a huge transition right now. I have found a new space for the studio and warehouse that the company is currently in the middle of moving to. It's going to be great when it's all finished but, trust me, nothing gets done without a lot of blood. sweat. more sweat. and tears.

Little Mio Mio is getting quite acquainted with the new Bella studio...

I wish I could take 5 hour naps...ahhhh a dog's life!

That said, I did have a great Fourth of July weekend. I forced myself to stop working and took some traditional annual family time. As always, we we went to Veteran's Park to see the fireworks on the third. This is the first year Steve was able to come, so we had a great time picnic-ing, telling stories, playing washers and watching the fireworks. The on the fourth we spent the day at Beaver lake. Just as always everyone was together as happy as can be.

This trailer was out on display at the corn roast, and thought it would be a great shot of the kids. Carson was lovin' it....look at that face!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Fabulous Weekend

I was busy, busy, busy this weekend! It was a great weekend full of traveling, shopping, family and friends!
Friday night you could find me scrapbooking at The Scrapbook Store with Gail, Cheryl and Beth. Then Saturday Morgie and I took a day trip (even though we only thought we'd be gone for a couple hours) to IKEA! It was super fun and I bought so many fun things for a big surprise I will share with the world soon!

When Sunday rolled around the 80 degree blue skies were calling for a pool day! I didn't go in, but we had the family over to celebrate Anabelle's 10th birthday and also Father's Day. It was a great day for ladder gold, jarts, jumping on the trampoline, grilling out and enjoying some fresh air. Anabelle turned 10 while I was in Brasil, so we took her photos this weekend.

She's so grown up. Sassy & sweet all at the same time!'s what happens when you let your little brother help you blow out your birthday candles! (Look closely or click to see it larger!)

Then there's these 2. Carson just loves "Stevie boy." He talked his ear off and played baseball with him all afternoon!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Heidi's Back!!!

OMG! I am so happy to see this today!

Heidi Grace is back! I love her and was so disappointed when Fiskars decided to stop producing her product line. She is such an inspiration. Even more, she is a great person!

I can't wait to see what she has in store next! And I wish her all the success in the world! She has worked so hard and she totally deserves it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Day in Brazil

So...the weather was crisp but the day was fabulous. We started out with a warm delish Nutella crepe. Then off to the top of the mountain to see the ever so famous Statue of Christ.

The view was unbelievable and the statue was so enormous. It was hard to believe that we were so far above the city. We could see everything from the top of the mountain including the jockey and futbol stadiums, the roads, beaches and islands.

Afterwards we window shopped, enjoyed some more fabulous food for lunch at a local French place.
Tomorrow is our last full day in Brazil. I'm so sad...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Finishing Up Creative Classes

Today we taught the final 2 creative classes in Rio. The students were so much fun and very excited to be a part of the special event.

The next 2 days we will have some free time to enjoy Rio. I hope the weather cooperates for our journey to the statue of the Christ and the "sugarloaf." While it has been very warm and very very humid here, it has been cloudly with scattered rain showers. Considering this is winter in Brazil, it's so beautiful. Anna has been a wonderful host while we've been here in Rio.

What a view we have as we eat breakfast in the morning.

Monday, June 1, 2009

More Memories.

You can read about here.
Scary scary photo of me too!

More memorable moments:
1. mini hot dogs on the scrappin'table
3. umbrella men
4. "Let's go Girls"
5. Airport's "Last Call."
6. mini cream puffs
7. chocolate balls
8. steak on stick
9. "No, I do it."
10. "What do you mean you don't celebrate Thanksgiving?
11. A sausage with mozzarella on a french baguette, aka HOT DOG!!!
12. Jenna's hair getting stuck in the blow dryer "Ähhhhhhh!"
13. waterproof mascara
14. meeting Dora's friend Diego
15. walking and shopping the market in Rio