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To celebrate two years of this blogging business…and nearly 400 posts (yes, we have hit quite a milestone)…we thought it would be fun to list our favorite – and most talked about – posts (’cause we are really, really sweet, and we all need gentle reminders of stuff we need to do, buy, make, read…)

In the #belleicious category:

First up…The French Poodle Vinaigrette. This salad dressing is a constant in our homes. If you haven’t tried it, what are you waiting for?

Remember our foolproof Tenderloin recipe?  You’re welcome 😉

Belles love barbecue…and grandmother’s BBQ sauce is the gold standard…

This roasted okra puts a tasty spin on a veggie favorite…

And in other “eat your veggies” news…you must try this tomato pie


Seems to be all about the kale lately…this kale salad is a winner every time…

And if we are gonna splurge on dessert, it better be worth it. These salted caramel blondies do not disappoint!
Some #fashionabelle reminders:

White jeans…yes, you can wear them after Labor Day!

Aquatalia boots…you won’t believe the comfort, style and practicality!  Every one is a real belle-ringer…

For the mindful belle…these BUDHAGIRL bangles totally make the cut…

For the belle-maison:


Remember when we suggested Perennials outdoor fabrics?  Well, they are still our go-to for beautiful, durable upholstered pieces!

We are still all about acrylic pieces to bring a little light to a room…

And this fretwork from FretworkDesigns is still one of our favorites…
And, last…but not least…for the belle-on-the-go:

We still start every day with The Skimm (and some giggles)..we encourage you to do the same

And we keep track of our running around with our FitBit Flex, made über-stylish with our Bezels and Bytes bracelets…

And there you have ’em, belles…our faves so far!