Follow my blog with Bloglovin Casa Bella: March 2011

Mar 30, 2011

French Gardens

These properties in Provence, France, seem to be the stuff my dreams are made of.
Buildings with a history, stone and greenery that seems to grow freely in perfect, carefree form.

Dreamy, aren't they?


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Mar 29, 2011

Because it's finally sunny


Finally, the sun is shinning on this side of the Rockies.
We haven't seen it for so long!

So here's what's on my mind today:

Whatever the weather happens to be like in your area, 
I hope you enjoy your week to the fullest.



Credits: tulips; quilted rose pillow and flower pottery; colorful pillows; all others.

Mar 28, 2011

Monday Inspiration: SPRING PINK

The absolutely gorgeous Armani dress 
below was the inspiration for today's board.

Have a fabulous Monday.
Viva el Pink!

Thanks to Shari at Little Blue Deer
I have a new, awesome blog.
And I love it!!!
Thanks, Shari!

You are the best!


Credits: Armani; gift, shoes, chair; hydrangea; poppers; flowers in vase; door; bed.

Mar 25, 2011

Getting Ready for Spring

Not quite springtime yet on this side of the Rockies...
but I'm getting ready for it anyway.
Lots of b-days and other fun events to celebrate. Partay!

I found these at Cox and Cox.

I love these birds on the wire.
They would be great for my kitchen window as a reminder
that spring does eventually come again.
It's almost the end of March and it is snowing again today (BOOOO!!!!!!!)

Cute vases to help the lovely hyacinths grow and stand in place. 
Creative and pretty.

Hope you are having an inspiring day and that you
are getting ready to enjoy a fabulous weekend.


Mar 23, 2011

Living Happily

It's true.

I've been MIA from the blog world for the last three weeks.

 I left the snowy Rocky Mountain area to spend a week in Maui.

A good remedy for someone who's at the brink of a nervous breakdown.

 I then made a difficult decision:
I quit what others would consider a wonderful corporate job. 
You know, one of those that actually pays a good salary 
and offers great benefits.

No, I haven't gone mad. least I don't think so.

I just couldn't stand not being able 
to express my creative side any longer.

I was part of an industry where creativity tends to be a distraction
and pure analytical thinking is tremendously valued.

So here I am, my first week at home without a set schedule.

Now I can be creative. 
Now I can work on my Casa Bella shop. 


I'm beginning to feel like myself.

I am sooooooo happy to be back!
Oh, how I missed my contact with all of you!

I can't wait to read your comments and see your new posts.

 What a feeling it is to have the freedom to explore one's true passion.

How great it is to realize all the wonderful little 
things in one's world that bring so much happiness.

May you allow yourself to explore what you love.

Live passionately. 
Be yourself. 
Create the life you want live.
If you don't do it, who will?

Cheers, my loves.

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