I’m Belle, a lifestyle blogger, a day dream believer, living out that dream– in a quaint, little Midwest town.
Belle is a wife of 38 years, a mom, & a grandma, (known as Mimzy to two awesome little boys)!
Belle’s love for her sweet lil family is evident in everything she does. Her son, the oldest of the two kids, was blessed with some amazing talents. He is a songwriter/ musician/ singer/ artist, who resides in Austin, Texas. Momma, of course is and always will be… his BIGG-est fan!
The daughter, is stellar! She’s beautiful and wears many hats. If she’s not in the classroom teaching, she’s managing her online boutique, or chasing around two of the cutest little boys. Her husband is a wonderful daddy, an avid outdoorsman, handyman, and the best SIL any Mother could ask for.
Belle & her Boo, own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in Lamoni, Iowa.
When she’s not here posting on GCC, she’s spending time with the family, in the kitchen making something fabulous, entertaining guests at their B&B, OR doing some cool woodworking project.
GCC was started as a creative outlet to share her passion for things she loves. This girl enjoys cooking, interior decorating, fashion, and wielding power tools! She’s an accessory hoarder, a tea addict, and goes nuts when she sees old stuff.
If you see some stilettos peeking out of a dumpster somewhere, she’s salvaging an old piece to restore. Some have known her to do that a time or two or three.
Belle loves to tell her story and to inspire through creativity, cooking, beauty tips or fashion. Follow along and see!
Why the name?
A lover of water, Belle grew up along the coast in Texas. Although she no longer lives along the coast, she’s somehow managed to always end up BY or UP a creek!
At one time surrounded by both a GULLY & a CREEK!
The COTTAGE —well, because of her love of dwellings and her background in architectural design.
Thank you so much for stopping by and we hope you will follow along for some inspiration!
Belle loves making friends and meeting new people. Drop her a line or a comment!