Echo Bella...repeat beauty.

{Echo Bella}...repeat beauty. Passion for all things, jewelry, food, decor, photography and people I love. Cheers!

Favorite Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt


pumpkin spice latte is back...

What a great way to start a day full of games, by enjoying a pumpkin spice latte from Starbuck's.



my sister...Happy Birthday!!!

Happy 31st birthday, sis!!  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, but today is the day, 31 years ago that I finally got my baby sister.  I had wished for you every birthday since I could remember and ANOTHER brother later you came into my life.  I know we had only 29 short years together but your memory still lives on as do you every time I look at your 3 beautiful children.  Thank you for being my sister and now my angel!

Love and Miss you, Liz... until we meet again!  XOXO

Lose You

Never thought I’d lose you,
But here I am,
Standing alone,
Without you by my side,
We’re sisters for life,
We promised,
But now you’re gone,
I don’t know what to do,
Without you,
I’m going crazy,
I’m trying to hold on,
To keep strong,
But it just doesn’t feel right,
I’m waiting here,
My arms wide open,
Tears running down my face,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever,
My sister…


decorating for Halloween

Okay, so the little people and I have been decorating the house for Halloween and this is a glimpse of what we have thus far.  Still have 3 huge tubs of decorations to put up but we should be finished by Friday. (Fingers crossed we finish this evening).


peanut butter cookies...

I am a big fan of the blog All Natural Annie and this morning she posted the most amazing and easiest recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies that I had to try it.  Since it was so easy and I had time I decided to dip them in milk chocolate.  I followed her recipe, using the white sugar and then I used a small melon ball scooper to make perfectly round balls. I baked them on a pampered chef stone. However, using the stone I had to increase the bake time to about 24 minutes.  If you are familiar with the stones you know it's virtually impossible to burn anything on them (and I have tried, hubby likes burnt cookies) so you have to add additional baking time to any recipe.  I let them cool while I took 8 oz of milk chocolate morsels and melted them over a double boiler. I then took the cookies and dipped half in the milk chocolate and they came out perfect.  These will definitely make my cookie list this holiday season. You could also use white chocolate or add sprinkles for any occasion.  

Thanks again Annie for the wonderful recipe.

family of pumpkins


This is truly, can I pull it off is the question!


prada bags for fall 2010




love prada bags....


red tea...rooibos


I fell in love with Red Tea a few years back when I came across a wide variety at World Market.  My favorite is Republic of Tea Good Hope with a  Hint of Vanilla with a little bit of honey. Below is a list of the full article here.

Benefits: Red rooibos tea is one of the best health drink or beverage for all those who care for their health and fitness. Some of the beneficial factors related to red rooibos tea are as follows:
  • Polyphenols: Rooibos contains polyphenols that has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-mutagenic qualities.
  • No Caffeine: Rooibos tea is totally caffeine-free, therefore it is recommended by doctors for insomniacs. A cup of rooibos beverage just before going to bed can help you sleep better.
  • Good for Bones: Red tea is rich in calciummanganese and fluoride minerals that assist in good bone structure and stronger teeth.
  • Infant Relief: It can be useful for little infants who suffer from colic or stomach pains. You may add some sweetened milk to the tea for added taste.
  • Good for Skin: The alpha hydroxyl acid and zinc contents in red tea are best for skin. You can also try applying some red tea powder directly to the skin to relieve acne, pimples, sunburns or related skin conditions.
  • Kidney Stones: Even people with stone problem can drink as much red rooibos tea as they want as there is no oxalic acid in the beverage.
  • Hypertension: Rooibos tea is said to bring relief to stress, nervous tensions and hypertension conditions.
  • Anti-spasmodic Agents: The tea is rich in anti-spasmodic agents, which eases severe stomach cramps and abdominal pains.
  • Allergies: In many parts of South Africa, red tea is used as an effective curative to treat allergies like eczema, hay fever and allergic bronchitis.
  • Slows Aging: The anti-oxidants present in rooibos tea slows down human aging process and also boost the immunity levels of human body.
  • Great Beverage: Red rooibos tea is an excellent thirst quencher and does wonders for active people such as sportsmen, hyper active children and constant travelers. Most people love to drink rooibos tea in its natural form without any sweeteners.
  • Rare Nutrients: Rooibos tea is said to contain rare nutrient contents such as Quercetin and Bioflavanoid that assists in good blood circulation and obstructs hemorrhaging.