Wednesday, May 23

Holiday Mode!

Good Morning Lovelies,

Well I am currently on holiday and it has been so lovely.  Life has been so busy over the last couple of years that I haven't had a chance to stop and smell the roses.  Bella Cupcakes has just consumed my life and I was eating, breathing, dreaming cakes and cupcakes.  I think I got to a point where I was just in cruise mode.  And  well I don't think it is a good place to be! I'm just so glad that my darling husband could see that I was just existing instead of living my life.  He literally told me to STOP!! Took my diary and booked me in for a good long holiday.  I have to say thank you to my hubby for doing that for me.  Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a giver and I will just keep going and going so, YES it was nice to be finally told that it is alright to stop and take a break.

It has been so lovely to spend some much need time with my gorgeous family.  My little girl is growing up so fast and well to be frank ... I don't want to miss out! I want to be there for her with my mind clear and happy.  I don't want to be the grumpy mum who is always tired.  Another wonderful thing I've rediscovered is my sleep.  Oh sleep!! How I have missed you!! I did not know how much I had missed my sleep till now.  It has been so wonderful to be able to go to sleep every night at the same time as my husband.  I feel hubby and I have a better relationship again {Yes no more grumpy and tired wife either} I just feel that my little family is better now.  And I think that the little munchkin and hubby are glad to have me back.

It is a hard thing to juggle : Family life and business especially being a mum.  I've learnt so much over the last month.  I just have to remember to take the time to breathe.  Maybe not to work SO hard and enjoy my life.  Don't get me wrong cakes and cupcakes are my passion and I still love what I do ... I think I may have just gone to the extreme a little bit. hehe I'm still learning to balance life and work.  Maybe more life and slightly less work? I'll let you know how I get on .

I think today I'll enjoy a lovely cup of tea, a few macarons and sit in the sun and breathe.  And of course smile.

Enjoy your day lovelies, because that's what I will be do.


  1. Good for you Vanessa!! It is all consuming being a mummy and business lady - this cake business is really fun and satisfying but it's a lot more full on and exhausting than people would believe. I know some people assume it's a cushy job, which can be very frustrating. Take some time off, refresh your batteries and re-fuel your creativity. I hope you are enjoying time out with your family. Much respect, Sondra x

  2. Oh, Vanessa, I so hear you! Been going through the same thing. My husband whisked me off for a romantic weekend this past weekend (a medieval village in Castilla La Mancha, so beautiful) and I fell even more in love with him than ever, which after 19 years of marriage is such a luxury. And something that's so hard to realise when you're so focussed on work! Still, we do what we do because we love it, and because we're driven people. And we are blessed to have families that understand us and make us stop sometimes!
    Congratulations on your blog! And I love your photos.
    All the best,
    Noelle (

  3. Totally enjoyable one!! Thanks a lot!