Monday, October 31, 2011

Amaze me August #61 - I'm Leaving :(

Hello and HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of you!!

I just got back from trick or treating with the kiddos, and their friends. We have TONS of candy as usual, and after the kids munched on several pieces, it's no wonder they aren't tired, lol. Do you go through your kids stash and get rid of all the really nasty candy? Or is that just me. My kids already know that by morning, half of their candy will be gone, and the rest hidden. So they always make the best of it, and try to eat as many NO NO candies before I can see as possible, lol. 

I hope everyone had fun decorating and crafting for Halloween this year. I didn't do one single thing, and am pretty bummed. I didn't even make it to the pumpkin patch to take pictures :(

My life has been pretty hectic, as you all have been hearing, but now things are getting even more so. After much thought, we have decided to MOVE. We have been thinking of getting a bigger house for a while now, and renting this one out since we can't sell it for nothing right now. My mom was going to move in with us, and that was the plan. Things have changed though, and we will be moving into her house for a while. Not exactly what I had in mind when I was house hunting, but this is the most practical solution for everyone right now. 

My momma has been trying to stay afloat for years now, but the economy is getting the best of her too, and it's just getting way too hard. She works, works, and works some more, and there is never an end in sight. So once we move in, she won't have to worry about bills anymore. I will be there with the bakery full time, and am excited to do even more with the cake business. By living there, I think we can do tons of great things, so that is awesome. 

We will be kind of crammed still, but I guess we will just have to figure it out for a while, until we can find the perfect house, and save enough to comfortably move in. 

This means that I will have 100 times more to do now, getting our house ready for renters, getting my moms house ready for us to move in, and packing, selling, donating, and actually MOVING, ahhhhh. I am aiming to finish within the next two weeks, but that might be wishful thinking, if nothing else I have to finish by the end of the month. Either way I ahve way too much to do, I can't even think about it all, it's scares me. Last time I moved, it was summer time, and I was only pregnant with my second. This time, it's full on school time, with THREE kids after me, I am like a mad woman trying to finish it all, AND do laundry, and cook, etc, etc, etc. 

I will have to see what I am able to do with the blog this month, so please forgive me ahead of time, for being EVEN more absent than I already am now. I do have great plans for my blog, and of course the cake blog too. I haven't forgotten about sharing our cakes with you all, but I just couldn't do it all. Once things settle down JUST a bit, I will work FULL TIME on getting things back and running, because I have missed you all so much, and I've had ideas come to me all the time, I've been writing them down, and I can't wait to put them in action. 

Things are going to be crazy for me this month, but I will try my very best to pop in and keep you updated. Thanks to all who continue to support me, and my blog. I love ya!!!



  1. You deserve so time off! Take all the time you need, we'll all still be here for ya :)

  2. Hi Bella... Oh I can well imagine how busy you will be and obviously not only physical but mentally hectic too... Wish you settled well soon and come to us...I will miss you dear and waiting for your return from a new house...
    I am linking up my Kissing ball project...
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    with love from

  3. I sure hope life slows down for you soon! Best of luck with all your big changes :)

  4. Good luck with the move. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

  5. Bella, bless you for finding a practical way to help your mom and being so positive about it. We all have to pull together to make things work these days. Keep your chin up! Things will work out well, you'll see.

  6. No need to apologize girl! Live happens to the best of us! Good luck with everything!

  7. Babycakes, we recently moved from my beloved, spacious, pretty, decent three bed semi into a way smaller, dilapidated, CRAMMED terraced house to save money. Not the ideal solution as far as convenience goes, but hard, cold cash unfortunately rules. And hey, you get to live with your Momma! I'd LOVE to live with mine. I hope everything will go smoothly for you guys, and I'll be thinking of you. As Kassi said, life happens to the best of us, and we do what needs to be done to get by. Best of luck, girl, I am sure you will (eventually) be fine. Sending you my love!

  8. Oh Bella that sounds like a lot! A tight hug, keep us posted!


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