fur real belles…fall fashion find

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We love our fur…and living in the south, this style suits the climate. Extra credit for being able to wear it dressed up or down!! 


Via Saks

We are divided…LOVE the White


Via Saks

Love the Navy!

Now, we know it’s still 97 degrees outside, but a belle likes to plan ahead!  Can’t you just imagine the cool, crisp fall days ahead?  

Fur cryin’ out loud…go ahead and treat yourself

a&a

what’s ringin’ our belle…round 68

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Ringin’ belles this week…

from foxnews.com


Drinking customs from around the world


Halcyon Tassel earrings from Furbish Studio

from verywell.com


Beating this “gettin’ older” thing  with strength, stability and stamina 


Broccoli melts from Smitten Kitchen…belleicious!!

We’ve been testing our “art skills” via buzzfeed


We have both stretched our “travel limits” lately (one in China earlier this year…the other headed to Japan shortly), so Phnom Penh might be our next Asian adventure

Well, ring my belle!

a&a

Monday perk …all belles know that size matters

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And we are talking about the length of our charging cables you dirty birds…
We don’t know about y’all, but charging cables in our homes face two problems:

1) They are never long enough 

2) They always disappear 

Well with this three pack of 10 ft long chargers will solve the length issue and the 3 pack will ensure that they don’t vanish as quickly…but you might want to get an extra pack.


Via Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime (which you should, if you don’t , get it, you won’t regret it) y’all can get it lickety split. 

Purchase this perk on Amazon

Your whole belle family will thank you !

a&a

back to school breakfast treat…quick-n-easy

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Although this is not something we would eat every day…and moms typically wouldn’t offer it to kids regularly for breakfast…a treat every now and then never hurt a belle (or a belle baby).  And…I’m thinking this would make the little ones happy to roll out of bed on the first day of school.  Just sayin’

One lazy summer day, one of our teen belles who loves to bake (and wreck the kitchen…but we digress) got a hankerin’ for blueberry muffins.  She quickly looked up a recipe and came up with one of the best we have ever had!!  So we all win.  She got to bake and make her mess, the family had a belleicious, unexpected treat, and now YOU get to try it too!!


Check out the belleiciousness!!

Meg’s Blueberry Muffins

1/2 c sugar (plus 1 T for sprinkling on top)

1 large egg

1/2 c vegetable oil

1/3 c milk

1 t vanilla

1 1/4 c all-purpose flour

1 t baking powder

1/4 t salt

1/2 c sour cream

1 c blueberries (tossed with 1 T flour)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease muffin tin.

In large bowl, mix the sugar, egg, oil, milk and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, blend the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add wet ingredients to the blended dry ingredients.  Fold in the sour cream.  Gently stir in the blueberries.

Spoon mixture into muffin tin, filling cups about 3/4 full.  Sprinkle sugar on top.  Bake for about 25 minutes.  

Happy baking!

a&a

fashionabelle feet…the new shoe every belle is wearing

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Can you say Espadrille ?


Via Nordstrom

From Steve Madden this little shoe has fashion and comfort….winning !!

Available Here

Also at Nordstrom…a few more choices…


From Franco Sarto


From Soludos


From Marc Fisher

You need…

a&a

what’s ringin’ our belle…round 67

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This week’s belle-ringers…


How to Cut the calories in rice by half!!!


Refreshing adult beverage


What your sign says about your drinking habit


Maybe we will embrace the Pokemon Go craze…any excuse for a party – just sayin’

A necklace we are coveting

’til next time…

a&a

po-tay-to, po-tah-to…not always the enemy!

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Although we don’t necessarily partake of bread, pasta and potatoes on a daily basis, we will dive in occasionally…especially when they are as irresistible as these!

Check out the potatoes that accompanied a recent dinner featuring roasted chicken and that swoon-worthy Halloumi, Peach and Cherry salad from A Cup of Jo that has been ringin’ our belle lately…

See the potatoes staring at you from 4:00??  Well, they were beyond words!

Here’s the how-to…


Boil small Yukon gold potatoes in salted water until tender (about 15 minutes, covered)


Drain potatoes and toss with about a tablespoon of olive oil, 1-2 cloves pressed garlic, and a generous dose of kosher salt

At this point, the potatoes can be left covered and kept warm until just before serving
When ready to serve, heat your panini press or waffle iron (this is brilliant!)

Place potatoes on the heated press

Then press away!


Pure belleiciousness!  

Enjoy!

a&a

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