Sunday, June 15, 2014


this is a picture from almost eight years ago, and our first day home with our first-born. or maybe it was night? who could really tell anymore? this man, is THE man that had a hand in helping to test and design the first line of fast easy, convenient and adorable baby clothes and accessory essentials made with Dad-In-Mind as much as Mom, from belle&beanzer. we love you mom, but you have to admit it, you've cornered the market in all things baby. 

this weekend, this whole month, really, (anyone else got roped into a month long father's day season??) we're celebrating this man, and all the men who are THE MAN in our lives. it's only fitting that my man star as THE MAN in our Dad's. The. Man. father's day video. watch for yourself as a Dad-in-the-know shows how dressing and changing your baby just got real simple with belle&beanzer.  the insanely cute, most dangerous baby-because he's making me want a another baby-pretty much steals the show. hello, natural born comedic timing. we liked to call him "one-take" baby. the dad is pretty hot cute too, but I guess I'm partial... I married him! 

and that's not all, folks!! starting today 6/15 thru Sunday 6/22 we are running a...

father's day gift set giveaway:3 of our quick-change garments

to enter, go to our Facebook page and like & comment on the video post. for an extra entry, share the video. for an extra, extra entry, post a father's day pic on our Facebook page. for an extra, extra, extra entry post your father's day pic on instagram and tag: @belleandbeanzer #dadstheman. winner will be picked at random and announced by wednesday 6/18. three days only! 

also, for your father's day season listening pleasure, for the month of June, we've created a music station, newly curated in honor of #fathersday. See that sliding bar with the headphones at the top of our website?? Click it. Enjoy!

see you at the giveaway!! 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Director of Operations: AKA "MOM"

Dang it! I missed this video for Mother's Day! Actually I missed my Mother's day post altogether. Here I am a little late, but with this little treasure! For two seconds, I was like COME ON, don't make it sound so bad!! But, then... You're going to LOVE this...

So, yeah, I took the WHOLE weekend off for Mother's Day. I've got loads to do, in a pretty major way. But, you know what? It was AWESOME! The fam asked me what I wanted to do more than anything. So, a hike it was, followed by a hamburger for dinner. Two of my faves. :)

What I usually don't do, but aspire to, and finally did this time, was let go of my expectations and goals for the hike. I followed the kid's rhythm.

This meant, LOTS of stopping to draw and document beautiful things...

This meant, abandoning our shoes, and the trail, frequently...

This meant, time stood still at the waterfalls as we explored the river and our bravery...

This meant, experimenting with lots of objects to see just what would flow down stream...

This meant, loosing ourselves in the moment with sunshine on our faces and the river in our ears...

This meant, I let go of what time it was, and my fat burning heart rate, and the view from the top. This mean, the view from right here was where it was at, and it was pretty awesome. My best gift, aside from the mountain of drawings, cards and hugs I received, was my own personal lesson is how beautiful everything is. Right here and now. Just look around. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

mama told me there would be days like this

a friend recently shared this song with me. we all know the old version of this song. it's along the lines of how you're going to have crap days. wow, what a mama to drive that message home, huh? 

this little beauty is reminding you about all the gems along the way, especially when you're not feeling it and need a reminder that those days are out there around the corner, and oh yeah, you've had a few before too. pretty. awesome. mama. 

mama told me there would be days like this, by van morrison

When it's not always raining, there'll be days like this
When there's no one complaining, there'll be days like thisWhen everything falls into place, like the flick of a switch
Well, my mama told me there'll be days like this

When you don't need to worry, there'll be days like thisWhen no one's in a hurry, there'll be days like thisWhen you don't get betrayed, by that old Judas kissOh my mama told me there'll be days like this

When you don't need an answer, there'll be days like thisWhen you don't meet a chancer, there'll be days like thisWhen all the parts of the puzzle start, to look like they fitThen I must remember, there'll be days like this

When everyone is up front, and they're not playing tricksWhen you don't have no freeloaders, out to get their kicksWhen it's nobody's business, the way that you wanna liveI just have to remember, there'll be days like this

When no one steps on my dreams, there'll be days like thisWhen people understand, what I mean there'll be days like thisWhen you ring out the changes, of how everything isWell, my mama told me there'll be days like this


Thursday, January 9, 2014

fast. easy. convenient & adorable! can you have it all? YES!

What an amazing surprise this morning to find this AH-mazing write up by @celebritybabytrends!
fast & easy


I'm sure you all know Rachel Florio the Celebrity Baby Trend expert. Well, we met not too long ago at the ABC Kids Expo in Vegas. Her husband and sweeeet baby were hanging out in the aisle. I am not one to resist a baby for more than about .0001 seconds. So, I immediately started up a convo with said sweet baby, and I'll just say... we HIT. IT. OFF. She must have put in a good word for me, because this write up on celebrity baby trends blog, was so amazing! You know when you know someone really gets what you're doing and why you're so passionate about it? This is it.  Click here to read!

two cuties in our rompers playing on our 4-in-one patent pending big love blanket™
It strolls, nurses, swaddles and plays!

Thank you so much!