I’m Belle, a lifestyle blogger, a day dream believer, living out a dream– in a quaint, little Midwest town.
I’m a wife of 38 years, a mom, & a grandma, (known as Mimzy to two awesome little boys)!
Family is everything
The 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 BIGGEST 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 Iowa.
When I’m not here posting on GCC, I’m spending time with the family, in the kitchen making something fabulous, entertaining guests at the B&B, OR doing some cool woodworking project.
GCC was started as a creative way to share & document my passion for the things I love. This girl enjoys cooking, interior decorating, fashion, and wielding power tools!
I’m an accessory hoarder, a tea addict, and I’ve been known to go nuts when I see old stuff that I can re-purpose.
I love to share my story, to inspire through creativity, cooking, beauty tips & fashion.
A lover of water, I grew up along the coast in Texas. Although I no longer live along the coast, up until now, I had 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 my love of dwellings and my background in architectural design.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will follow along for some inspiration!
Drop me a line or a comment- I love meeting and hearing from people❤︎