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


love of pumpkin continues...

Happy Friday…Happy Halloween…have a great weekend!

Happy Friday!!!  I made a few other goodies recently using PUMPKIN.  The first is a pumpkin bread with pecans, cranberries and orange zest and the second is a 3 layer pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!!

Due to lack of time, I didn't post the recipe but please let me know if you would like either of them!!!



photo displays

I just love to see picture displays and all the interesting ways people display them.  I have a few in my house but looking to create another one.  These are a few I came across that I like... how do you display your favorite pictures? Ledges...collages...mattes...wood frame...metal frame...B&W or color?  Possibilities are endless.  Love to hear about yours.
Happy Mid-Week !

Wood Gallery Single Opening Frames
Wood Gallery Multiple Opening Frames





Ivanka Trump Jewelry...Bubble Collection


I am completely in love with the Bubble Collection from Ivanka Trump.  I want to find a piece to add to my holiday list but I really can't decide which one I like the best.  They are all simply beautiful and elegant pieces.  Which one do you like the best?  I know all of you NYC'ers have to have visited her store.  What's it like or dare I ask because I know I would be a kid in a candy store.  To see more click the links above and HAPPY SHOPPING!!!  Do share if you buy...


hot spiced apple cider

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

I had a busy but great weekend and I wanted to share with you a great recipe for spiced apple cider. It's great to double for a party and store in a carafe or slow cooker to keep warm.


2 quarts of apple cider
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup brown sugar (or less if you don't want it sweet)
dash of salt
8 shots of rum (optional-I prefer Captain Morgan)

Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes...remove spices and add rum if using it.

NOTE: be sure not to simmer more than 30 minutes because the spices will break down and make it difficult to remove.

I am going to make this today and serve it with pumpkin bread...