Welcome to Plain Jane in a Party Dress. When I was a child and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would rattle off a list a mile long…everything from baker to lawyer, fashion designer to veterinarian. Although I eventually chose a career path which keeps me very busy, I believe in not following one path tirelessly when the others provide equal amounts of satisfaction. Life should be multifaceted like a beautiful sparkling gemstone! I mean seriously, why not balance a baby on your hip and bake a batch of delicious treats, while on a conference call about saving the world in 4-inch stilettos? Too much? Perhaps, but if I’ve learned anything, it is that life happens, might as well dress it up a bit and have some fun!
I’ve imparted that pearl of wisdom to my two children, who are my everything. They are my inspiration for so much and truly drive me to constantly be the best that I can be in all aspects of life, in fact, my daughter came up with the name of the blog while helping me prepare a few dozen cupcakes for an engagement party we were catering recently. You can bet she’ll be making her presence known around here with Bella’s Book Club and a few other features of the blog.
So whether you’re looking for a recipe, an honest product review, a few tips and tricks or just a little inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Grab a cup of tea and stay awhile!