Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Whole Lotta New...

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
Come to the edge!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.
-- Christopher Logue

Oh, the thrill of spreading those wings and flying...
This month has been full of new experiences.
some joyful.
some painful.
Feeling the beautiful growing pains of a heart expanding over time...
But it reminds me that I'm ALIVE
and more importantly

Checked off a few items from my
"bucket list"
which started with a free adrenaline rush
i.e. Catered my first gig.
*Thank you Jodi, what an honor to serve you! And thank you Stacy, for your slicing, dicing, and mad serving skills*

Started the Italian lessons =)

*continua a splendere bellas dolce!*

Learned to knit.
my first project: a scarf of course!

Learned to sew.
my first project: a mini smock apron for Sophia
*just look at those ADORE-able lil' owls*

kept tradition going with an all day frolic

I'm discovering more beauty in "change"
and the "new."
true metamorphosis.

Late blossoms from my neighbor's rose bushes
were plump and full just the other day
and now have wilted and gone.
Life is like this I think.
I want to make the most of it.


  1. Beautiful post! You've been busy! Congrats on your first catering job! Did you enjoy the balloon festival? We went to one in our area a couple weeks back as well and had a blast!

  2. Bella, so many accomplishments! There is so much living to do and so much beauty to see! I'm glad to be on the journey with you and love experiencing much of this beauty through your eyes. Life is music, art, poetry, dance, food, sunshine, joy, pain, healing, challenge, adventure...and growth! You do all of this "molto bene"! I am celebrating your successes with you and smiling at your most recent "ta da's"! ~ Brava! :)

  3. Lovely, lovely post as always. Change is such a complex thing--temporarily frustrating, but beautiful in the end. Oh, and congratulations on your first catering job! What a great accomplishment!

  4. I love it...I'm also discovering more beauty in change. It has been hard, but I find myself more open to it each and every day. You capture so many beautiful images and thoughts on your blog. I love visiting it, and I love receiving your thoughtful comments on my own. Congratulations on all your successes...I know there are many more to come!

  5. Hi Mangiabella. Thank you so much for the very nice comment you left at Chef Dennis' and my blog. The grasshopper pie is a must try!
    I enjoy making new friends and I look forward to following your journey as well. Have a great weekend. Michael.

  6. Congratulations on your first catering job! Beautiful balloons and the smock apron certainly looks cute with the adorable owls! Have a sweet and lovely week, Mangiabella!

  7. Yay for all the wonderful new things! I want to learn how to knit some day. Maybe I will have my mom teach me soon. Blessings on you, amiga! :)

  8. What a lovely bucket list...a lovely post and congratulations on your first catering event, as well as moving forward with all of the others :)

  9. Beautiful post! Love your blog!!!

  10. I'm your newest happy follower.

  11. Congrats on your first catering gig. Good luck with your bucket list.




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