Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's My SITS Day!!!

“Each friend represents a world in us, 
a world possibly not born until they arrive, 
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 
Anais Nin

And then....
A chorus of HALLELUJAHS slowly begin to rise in the air...

Hooooooly Heavens...... it's my SITS day!!!!!
It's my SITS Day...It's my SITS Day...It's my SITS day.
*doing the "cabbage patch" dance...very awkwardly I might add*

Wait....what is SITS you may ask???
For reals?
Where've you been bella????
Alrighty...time for you to crawl out from under that rock 
and let's get you up to speed....

SITS stands for "The Secret is in The Sauce"
Sooooo what's the secret????
It's diving into the sauce baby....
SITS is an amazingggg sisterhood of 15,000 bloggers
dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments
and learning about blogging.

I have discovered so many incredible blogs through SITS,
and the friendships that have forged through this community
are irreplaceable.
I feel so blessed to be a part of it....
and today....Mangiabella is on the menu.

So welcome SITS-tahs....
have a seat, 
and take a look around.

I've gathered a few tasty selections to whet the appetite...
enjoy, and Mangia!

If you'd like to know how it all this
if you need a little this
if you're feeling weary & in this
if you're going through a fierce this
If you're in the mood for a little this
if you're this
if you're this
if you're longing to this

and if you're trying to please everyone around you...stop it....and read this 

I hope your soul finds rest today...
That amidst the hustle and bustle
and busy-ness of life,
you'll find a moment to be still.
To ponder. To reflect. To listen.
That you'll feel a stirring deep within...
And respond.
Praying for an extra measure of strength 
and courage
 to walk the path set before you....

Keep Shining Sweet Bellas!!


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photographs on your blog, Jaime! Beautiful!

  2. Popping over from SITS to say hi & congrats!! :) Your blog looks great!


  3. Happy SITS DAY! You have one amazing blog! I am now a follower!

  4. Happy SITS Day! Gorgeous photos. Going to poke around now :-)

  5. Happy SITS Day to you!

    All your food pictures are making my mouth water. Yum.

  6. Great post. I look forward to going back and reading each of your highlighted posts. Congrats in your SITS day! Enjoy every minute of it!

  7. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a great day for you.

    I can always use more strenth and courage. Thank you.

  8. Congrats on your SITS day! It is great to see you featured and find your blog. I hope you are having a wonderful day and it is filled with lots of good vibes :)

  9. Big congrats on your SITS Day! I look forward to reading around - and I love your blog's name :)

  10. Happy SITS day! Can't wait to read more from you.

  11. Congrats on your day! Love your positive messages.

  12. Happy SITS Day, Jaime! I love how 'sweet' your blog is and there's so much positive energy around ;)

  13. Happy SITS day! I love a motivational blog... can't wait to snoop around!

    Make it a great day!

  14. Happy SITS day! I'm pretty sure your site is giving me a sugar rush. Thank you for sharing the deliciousness!

  15. happy SITS day!!! Love the name and all your yummy treats. Your inspiring me to go home and bake something tonight starting with that yummy looking Pear Mousse!

  16. Happy SITS day! I love your tagline :)

  17. Happy SITS day, Jaime! So nice to visit you!

  18. Happy Sits Day Jamie! I love an encoraging and motivational blog! The bonus is all those yummy recipes that you post, like the mousse. I'm excited to try a couple of them! I will also be following your blog. I love it!
    here's mine... come and visit when you can :)

  19. Happy day! What with the pear lavendar muffins and the amazing cake on you header, oh I am hungry! Appetite whetted, you got me!

  20. FUN!!! You're writing style is so happy! Love it! Happy SITS day girl!!!

  21. Gorgeous yumminess all over the place! :) I simply love your blog and am so happy it's your day to SHINE. Do you have a FB page, doll?

    The Crazy Simple Life

  22. You had me with the cake in the header!!! And that meatball lasagna in the post below.....YUUMMMMY!!!
    Happy SITS Day!!!

  23. Happy SITS Day. I am always in search of inspiration. Happy to be here.

    Are you on twitter? I'm off to find out.

  24. Congrats on being featured blogger today! Enjoy your day as Queen!!


  25. Congrats on making the SITS feature blogger!

  26. Congrats on your SITS day! Your blog photos are making me drool. That chocolate cake in the banner is to die for!

  27. Such a happy writer! You ARE the perfect girl to get us over the hump of Wednesday! Happy SITS Day! I think I'll hang out a while. And, I might need a Lavender Pear Muffin, too. :)

  28. ♥ I Love You, even on a hard day you speak to others in an inspiring, beautiful and tasty way. You are amazing sweet bella.

  29. Happy SITS day!!! Your writing is beautiful and inspiring. I'll be following you now - can't wait to try your recipes! :-)

    Come see what we've been up to at...

    See you soon! Rulissa

  30. Congratulations "sitster"! What a journey it has been...and who would have ever guessed we'd be on this exciting path! Who would have ever guessed that God would have used a recipe contest to bring souls together...true sister soul-mates! What a ride! Thanks for helping me out from under that rock! ;) Your heart is filled with lovingkindness and your talents are an shine!!! xoxo

  31. Happy SITS day, sweet friend!! Can I just say how much I love that shot of you guys?! :)

  32. I love that you call it a cabbage patch dance. So funny! Enjoying your site!

  33. Love your blog, I'll be coming back :)

  34. Happy SITS Day! The lavender pear muffins sound delicious :)

  35. Lusting over the chocolate cake in your header, now. Thanks! Happy SITS day :)

  36. I don't usually comment on the "SITS Girls Day" posts because for the past several months, in addition to all my usual duties, I've been fighting illness. Right now, it's mono - if you can believe it! I'm a 50-year old mother of four fighting mono. Ugh.

    But I remember you, Mangiabella, commenting on my blog quite some time ago. Over a year ago, I'm sure. I don't remember what post it was but you helped to make that day a little more special so...I wanted to pop in and say "hi" and "congratulations" and "keep up the good work!"

  37. Wow, I honestly LOVE your blog, its right up my alley. Its inspiring, really and like a heart song. I subscribed and cant wait to look at everything I can. I checked out your simplify life post (when you went camping) and totally felt like I was talking to you face to face. You have incredible talent in connecting to us (the readers) and I want more! Thanks so much! Happy SITS Girl Day!!!!!

  38. I love your sits post...thank you for all the links- makes it easier to get to know my way around...can't wait to visit some of your recipes and food photos!

  39. Love your blog! Visiting from SITS. I have a brand new blog. Stop by and visit!

  40. in the world did I miss this?! Sick kids...that's how! HAPPY BELATED SITS DAY!!!! You know I am already a big fan of your blog and I hope that more people see the lovely that is you! I am going to check out some of those posts right now. Feeling a little weary and need a distraction. :) Love the picture!

  41. Happy SITS day! Pleased to meet you :)

  42. Congratulations on having your SITS day! I hope it was happy, happy for you! I'm so sorry that I'm so late in seeing this. You bless me like no other, beautiful friend. Much love~



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