July 16, 2014

Guest post from... me?!?

For today's throwback, I am linking up to... myself? Yep, you heard it right! Many moons ago, I started a blog that lasted for a whole 10 posts! I came across it recently and thought it would be fun to share. With the exception of adding watermarks, I chose to leave the post exactly as written. I tried my best to salvage the low pixel photos, but there is only so much I can do- we did not have the "fancy cameras" yet. I hope you enjoy the quick look back!


Mommy & M's Mountain "get away"                TuesDAY, september 8, 2009



This past weekend the Bellard girls escaped the city life and enjoyed a long weekend in Boone, NC. This past year has been a whirl wind of 5 to 6 hour drives to and from North Carolina. This weekend was simply a weekend to enjoy a relaxed time with my Godmother, Sadie.


One of the highlights of the weekend was visiting the Moses H. Cone home. It is a beautiful home that over looks an amazing view! While we were there a butterfly almost flew straight into me. Tristen grabbed the camera and got within 2 feet of this beautiful creature and was able to take amazing photos!



While we were up in the mountains, my wonderful sister (a.k.a. the Agnello Family photographer) helped us take M's 7 month portraits. I am including a few so you all can "ooooh" and "aaawwwww" at them :)






At 7 months, Miss M now has 4 teeth and has another top tooth right below the surface. 
She is sooo close to crawling... any day now!

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If you want to see another guest post from yours truly, check out:

"Posts from the Past: Baby Blues or Just Ramblings?"



Tell us about one of your favorite places to visit!


110 comments:

  1. I remember this post! And those pictures of M. She was soooooo small once upon a time!

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  2. I'm the innocent bystander- I dont have a problem with it but do not go out of my way to find gf recipes.

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  3. Oh yes! I call that 'Spa Water'. This is the only way I was able to drink water for 45 days one time! I put oranges in my water jug.

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  4. Carmen Nimo PerezJuly 17, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    What a great idea to flavor water. Especially for kids which it's always hard to get them to drink water!

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  5. What fun to see the past in this way. It is funny how far cameras have come too, isn't it?

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  6. Our best places to visit is anywhere far from home! It's so wonderful to get away with family.

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  7. Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellJuly 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    How cute was this little look back? I loved it!!! My favorite places to visit are the national parks. :)

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  8. What a beautiful dress. I can see why you (and she) fell in love with it!

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  9. Awww, how adorable! I've sure that was sentimental seeing her in it.

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  10. She is so beautiful, and I LOVE the dress! I am VERY sentimental, I wore my deceased Aunt's necklace when I got married, she wore it on her wedding day, my mom and my sister did as well!

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  11. Never had infused water before but sounds yummy.

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  12. I love looking back at old posts and pictures! It's so much fun to be taken back in time. :)

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  13. Infused water is awesome isn't it? I love it with berries and or lemons!!

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  14. Great pictures. Congrats on your little one growing her teeth perfectly. Hope she gets to crawling for you soon :)

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  15. Sometimes I like going back and looking at old photos. Sometimes it makes me really sad. These photos are just so cute.

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  16. I love looking back like this! Actually, I look back at my boys pictures all the time :)

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  17. M is absolutely adorable! I love that she put on her special shoes with the dress, it reminds me of Father of the Bride when Annie wore her sneakers with her wedding dress!

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  18. This is awesome! I had no idea you could do it with water!

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  19. Tiffany Steadman-CollinsJuly 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    I love infused water as there is so many combinations you can make. I also love knowing exactly what is in the water I am drinking. Now a days you just cant trust everything that is listed on the label.

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  20. Aww, love the photos of your little one! Mine will be 7 months old tomorrow and he just cut his second tooth. :)

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  21. ♡ Toodies Momma ♡July 17, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    How sweet! I loved waiting for my munchkin to star crawling. It's so much fun to see them learn and explore. Mine crawled everywhere and got into EVERYTHING! She loved the underwear drawer- her favorite spot.

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  22. What an awesome Throwback Thursday! I love that you still have this old blog, it's always fun to relive favourite moments of our past. I deleted my old blog and I regret it so much.


    Hmmm...my favourite place to visit...that will have to be the beach. :)

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  23. Not sure who came up with the idea of infused water but I'm sure glad they did! So many yummy recipes!

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  24. I have heard so much about this water. i have not actually tried it though!

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  25. Veronica SolomonJuly 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Great Throw back Thursday post! I love looking back at oldies but goodies too

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  26. Tiffany Steadman-CollinsJuly 17, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Oh My goodness that dress is stunning! I believe it is a timeless piece and will be able to carry it on when she has kids. She is such a sweetie:)

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  27. Awe....it's so much fun to look back! I've really started looking through some of my kids old pictures - it's hard to believe how quickly time has passed.

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  28. This is so adorable. That dress is fit for a princess! Love the lace details.

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  29. Veronica SolomonJuly 17, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Those look so refreshing. I do lemon infused water all the time too

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  30. Yum! All of that fruit looks delicious!

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  31. Katherine GilbertJuly 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    I keep saying I'm going to try this but haven't yet. Looks like I'm going to have to force myself to sit down and do it. I have heard great things about infused water. I want to definitely make it myself

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  32. Don't you just love throwback Thursdays when you can look back at the past. Your little one was a cutie even then!

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  33. It is better than I thought! I really liked the berry one.

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  34. I have a few more to pull from the old site before deleting it.

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  35. Treasure that! The little one in the pictures is now 5 1/2!!

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  36. I love that movie and I was thinking the same thing!

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  37. The post intro actually says that this is an old post. She did start crawling... she is 5 1/2 years old now!

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  38. Your family sounds like ours! Sentimental junkies- we need to stick together.

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  39. Spa water- I like it!

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  40. It is okay to bounce around!

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  41. We have one of those too:)

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  42. I am more of a supporter. I know many people who avoid gluten and other things. I would make a gf/df option for birthday cakes at my kid's parties.

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  43. The citrus one seems delicious! I'd love to give it a try.

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  44. The butterfly photo was beautiful! My favorite place to visit is the beach :)

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  45. It's so neat to look back and interpret things differently. It's nice to see how you change and grow and how your perspective on things change over time.

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  46. Wonderful photos. Love this post.

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  47. These are such sweet pictures. I love all the memories in them.

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  48. Terri Lynn GrotheJuly 18, 2014 at 6:21 AM

    this looks amazing, i am making it tonight for a girls swimming party that I am hosting

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  49. Such a fun throwback Thursday. Loved the pictures. Made me smile!!

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  50. What a fun idea, lol!! I love the pics. It's fun to look back at old posts and old pictures.

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  51. I love a self-guest post! Adorable pictures!

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  52. That looks and sounds refreshing. I'd love it ice cold, I think, and so would the kids!

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  53. I love looking back on old posts and seeing all my old pictures. Time goes by quickly and it is always fun to see how we have grown.

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  54. Isn't that so fun when you look back at some of your old posts. I was cringing at a few of my low res pics in old blog posts just yesterday, but smiling at some of the older memories that I had the chance to document, thanks to blogging.

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  55. Terry My Journey With CandidaJuly 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    It is always nice to have a photographer in the family. Great pics by the way. I might just have to do a guest post on my blog too.

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  56. Still have some great composition on those photos! Sweet sweet babies, too!

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  57. ahhhh cute! love the photo with grandma
    my favorite place to visit is the Florida Keys. near and convenient for me it melts away my stress in an instants!

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  58. OH that's fun to do - I, too had a blog before my now-public blog. I saved it before I deleted all of the posts - it was a blog for my mother-in-law who was sick with cancer and stuck at home so she could see her grandson and what we were up to each day. It'd be fun to re-live it :)

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  59. So cute! I hate when I look at and old posts and I need a magnifying glass to see the photos.

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  60. That is so sweet! I love going back and looking at my old posts! Thank you for reminding me it's been a while and I should do that!

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  61. I would be scared to find out older post I've put up long ago. I deleted most of my older stuff I have only been blogging for a year. I think that I have a myspace account floating around some place

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  62. I'm just like you were. I'd actually never had it or even heard about it before. I can tolerate gluten so that could be why. Will have to give it a shot. It looks delish.

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  63. Tiffany Steadman-CollinsJuly 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    How fun is this! It is so great to see how far you have came from when you first stared. I can't wait till I have been doing this awhile so I can look back and see all my progress:) Thanks for sharing.

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  64. That cute! How neat that you found this. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. I've always wanted to learn how to make infused water and this looks easy enough to make. I can't to have my boys try it.

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  66. that's fun you found- and shared! i can't imagine more than one blog at a time.

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  67. These are grest ideas and would be refreshing. And less expensive than the ones at Starbucks.

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  68. Jennifer WilliamsJuly 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Wow, funny how we start out with one blog and move on in time as we grow and change. I think the photos are still a lot better than some I see (and do myself!).

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  69. The photos are cute regardless of pixels! I love finding old blogs on like LiveJournal or Xanga & read my old posts :P

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  70. I did enjoy it and those certainly are precious photos. Treasure those for sure. Hope you post more on TT.

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  71. Those photos are really cute and great memories for you.I do not have any old blogs this was my first one.

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  72. I remember waiting for my oldest to start walking and then once he did, I wished he was back to crawling because he was into everything!!

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  73. Me either! That blog was from 2009. It was just a journal

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  74. That is such a great reason to post!

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  75. Elayna ~ The Positive MOMJuly 19, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Great idea and gorgeous pictures!

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  76. Awww this is really wonderful. I Love the happy pictures, with smiles galore. Beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

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  77. What a great idea! especially now since I have more berries than I know what to do with

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  78. I love to visit the beach. Sometimes our family or friends go too and that makes it even more special.

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  79. This recipe looks delicious . I'm going to put this one on my list. Thinking I'll give it a try this week.

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  80. What a really sweet post. I started a blog to document my son journey but, haven't been keeping up with it. Yikes!

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  81. That dish looks beautiful. I never think to use red wine.. anything.. I need to look into that because I have been grilling a lot and have been wanting to try new variations.

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  82. Terry My Journey With CandidaJuly 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    I am for sure going to try your salsa. It looks so much better than the recipe I have used before.

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  83. Carmen Nimo PerezJuly 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    This looks delicious, I loved grilled chicken. Maybe I'll have my husband grill next weekend!

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  84. That sounds amazing. I am always looking for ways to change it up when it comes to chicken. It's the one meat everyone in the house agrees on.

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  85. Oh my! This looks really good! I love chicken! Saving this recipe to give it a try before the end of the summer!

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  86. Nice throwback. I started a different blog with photos 8 years ago. I haven't visited it in forever.

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  87. my family loves salsa chicken we cook it in the crock pot though

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  88. When it comes to summer, we try to grill every single day. Our summers are short here.

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  89. What a fun throwback. I started several blogs and I know some of them only have a few post LOL

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  90. Adorable food critic. The meal looks yummy. Love his two thumbs up.

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  91. That looks spectacular! Love the salsa and that chicken looks moist. I have never ever heard of emeals. They sound like a great resource.

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  92. Wow! Your grilled chicken with fresh herb salsa looks relly delicious, and sounds like easy to make too. Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Oh yum yum yum, that looks so delicious! Perfect to tuck into at anytime I would say lol x

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  94. I am not on a gluten free diet but I think I might be for one meal :)

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  95. Chef John & AnneJuly 20, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Love it! We graduated from App State and Boone is one of our favorite places! So many amazing memories. :D

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  96. This looks absolutely delicious. I can totally see why he would give it two thumbs up! I now want some to eat. :)

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  97. Aah the girls look so cute, the dress is beautiful. I hope my daughter gets to experience a dress that gets carried on.

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  98. I was just thinking we haven't fired up the grill this year more than twice. I bought two huge bags of charcoal at the beg. of the season and they're still not open. Hubby's gotta get on the ball. ;)

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  99. Oh my this looks so good can I come over for dinner.

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  100. Great post. We are always varying our food styles and palate.

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  101. Christina ShirleyJuly 22, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    I'm a GF Supporter. My husband and I were just talking about this this morning. I'm actually reviewing ginnybakes cookies right now (they're amazing if you haven't tried them). We're lucky we don't have to worry about a GF lifestyle, but I know it's a real issue for some.

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  102. This looks very yummy. I love grilled chicken.

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  103. She looks so cute, love the sparkly converse to polish the look off. Makes it even more special when it's a hand-me-down!


    Katie <3

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  104. It is naturally GF. A lot of things that you eat are. This is not a modified recipe. It is just made without wheat to start with.

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  105. My pleasure Carly! Love passing on something good!

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  106. That sounds delish! I bet my kids would enjoy it. I will have to give it a try!

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