Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~Bella Baby for Busy Moms~

     "A mother's work is never done"...oh how true this is!  Even though I am a stay at home mom of only one child, I can never find enough time in the day to do everything I had intended.  The to-do lists just get longer and longer!  I really don't see how you busy moms of two and three kids keep it together!  I'll say it again, Lisa Perdue, you are my hero!  haha  (Lisa is one of my best friends..she is a mom of three, is always busy with college classes or little league, and is now the assistant principal at C.C.M.S.  Talk about BUSY!!!)   
     Anyway, enough bragging on Lisa, back to my point.)  As Bella Baby now enters month two of operation, I'm trying to find an easy and convenient way for you to purchase my products.  I wish I could just snap my fingers and add an extra room onto this tiny house.  I'd love to have my own little boutique right here, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.  So in the meantime, until I get a little more organized as to where I see this going, I would like to start offering "Bella Baby" parties.  (In the same manor as people have jewelry and home interior parties.)  I would bring all of my Bella products to your home for purchase that day/night, plus I would take orders on any of the products that I sell.  As a host, all you would have to do is invite as many people as you want! (I will still continue to have "open days" where you can come to my home and purchase/order products as well.)
      Keep in mind, Bella Baby has something to offer for almost everyone, so you don't have to be a mommy of a baby to host a party.   I have had as many older girls purchase the toggle and braided headbands as I have had moms buy bows and bloomers for their babies.  Plus now, I have cute tote bags that can be made to suit anyone, for any purpose.  So whether your a mom of a baby, little girl, or teenager, an aunt, a grandmother, or just someone that needs to buy cute gifts for a special girl, please contact me via email and we can set up your Bella Baby Party!  (Just for having me in your home you get a 4 inch bow or toggle headband of your choice!  Plus, discounts on other items, depending on your party order.) 
   Some other things that I have done for a couple of people and want to offer to everyone, are gift wrapping, monogramming, (by Cumberland Embroidery) and shipping of my products.  If you are like me, even though I am capable of doing something myself, to save me the hassle, I had just rather pay a little extra to have it taken care of.  That's why for only a $3 charge (plus the shipping/embroidery cost) I will take your item to be monogrammed or I will ship it straight to you!)  And as for gift wrapping, see my pictures and prices below.  Great for birthdays, baby showers, or any occasion!

Small Gift Bag:  $1  (perfect for a bow)
Medium Gift Bag:  $2 and $2.50  (perfect for headbands, bloomers, crochet beanies, and lots more!)
Large Gift Bag:  $3  (perfect for tutu)

   If you keep up with Bella Baby through my Face book page, you already know that it's been a slow week.  Isabella is teething and hasn't been her usual self, so I've spent most of my time doing just whatever she wants to do...whether it's sitting in the car pretending to drive, while eating Cheeze-its, (I know I spelled that wrong, Liza) and listening to Lady GaGa, or walking around outside in or pajamas at 11:00 at night.  I know you mommies matter how small or large the problem, we want to do whatever it takes to see that sweet smile.  (Even if her Daddy says we don't need to run the vehicle if we are just sitting in the driveway!  haha)

Here are a few products I did find time to work on..
Crochet Beanie:  $14
I can now get them in 5, 7, and 9 inch diameters, and any color! 
 I can either add a bow (on alligator or french clip) or weave a ribbon through.
I am also ordering mohair flowers to add to them...look for that soon!

So sweet...white crochet beanie with white bow.

NEW!  Ribbon headbands with bow of your choice!  $8  ($9 if you get a double layer bow)
I can also order these headbands in any color.

11x14 Fabric and Ribbon Bow Board:  $18
Can get any fabric...right now I have this same pattern in
light green, light yellow, and black. 
(Thank you, Penny!  I will have Kaylee's made soon!)

Ribbon Bow Holder in Pink Polk-a-Dot:  $10

American Girl Tutu:  $18
~For Miss Kennedy Jean~

And her bloomers for the beach!  She will be a doll baby!

In closing....

I want to say congratulations to a couple of special friends, and to my sister on their new jobs.  Look out CCMS, the class of 96' is taking over!  haha  Congrats Lisa and Nathalie on becoming the assistant principal and librarian at the middle school.  Also, congrats to my sister, Liza, who is now the director of The Cumberland County Library!  I know she will have great things in store for the future of the library.  Isabella and I are so proud of you!  I'm sure the red wagon will venture that way often.  :)

Coming soon...
New colors for bows including red, orange, yellow, royal blue, light blue, and brown.  Plus headbands and beanies with embellished flowers!  


  1. I have just had so much fun reading this post. You are just doing a fabulous job. I am so proud of you.

  2. 1) I have no idea if Cheeze-Its is spelled correctly. Caroline is the grammar police, not me.
    2) I love Alejandro. Isabella and I will have to do some Lady Gaga renditions the next time I am over.
    3) I really appreciate you mentioning me and the new job:) Love you all!
    4) I'd be glad to host a party if you want to do do one in Marrowbone.
    5) You're doing a great job with the blog!

  3. Leigh Ann,

    Always enjoy reading your blog - especially this one. If I am ever feeling down, I know who to call. Thanks for all the compliments but I really don't have it all together. But I am blessed beyond measure and enjoy my three so much. Never thought I would be a mother to three but it has been the best thing ever.

    Call me and we will set up a party time! I am excited!


  4. It is a little scary isn't it that Lisa is the Assistant Principal and I'm the librarian. What is the world coming too? :) No just kidding i"m looking very forward to a new venture, you know me I like change. As soon as I buy Mollie's fall and winter clothes, I'll be in touch about getting some bows to match. Oh and after seeing the little hat on Kattie I think maybe Mollie could wear one even though she has a ton of hair. Those are really cute.