I suppose I should start with a bit of a background on me. Well, I am a married mum to 2 boys under 2! (Crazy I know - you dont have to remind me!) My eldest (Master A) is about to turn 3, and baby (Master L) just turned 1! My boys are my everything and I cant imagine my life without them. I know I am biaised, but I really could not have asked for 2 more cuter, well behaved, adorable, fun loving, cheeky little boys. I am really proud of them and will be sharing lots of stories on them along the way (including their birthday parties which I know you will just love!!)
My background is in strategic incentive marketing and I have been the GM of a successful global company based in Melbourne Australia, called 212F. I have just returned part-time from maternity leave, and am so lucky that the company I work for has been so supportive of my family life and have provided me so much flexibility. I am even luckier that I just have THE BEST mother in the world who looks after my boys while Im at work. I truly could dedicate an entire blog to my mother as she is an amazing woman and I cant begin to tell you just what she does for and means to my family.
I am married to a truly wonderful man. My soul mate, my best friend! We have known each other since we were 13 years old meeting at high school (ahhh yes, high school sweethearts!), but actually didnt start dating until our final year. We have been married for almost 6 years (13 years together altogether now) and I am so proud of the man he is. He is an inspiring man and someone I look up to with so much love and admiration. He has had an amazing life and I am so proud of everything he has achieved. Most importantly, he is just the best Dad ever and so good to our boys. They just adore him and he would anything for them!
I have always had a passion for parties and events and creating amazing themes and gorgeous styling. (It goes way back to the year 2000 when I turned my parents 1-acre property into a carnival for my sisters' 21st birthday. Yes! A proper carnival that you go would normally pay to go to with so many rides, prizes, food stands such as popcorn machine, fairy floss machine, frozen margaritas etc. It was outrageous... and expensive, yes I know Dad! Ha!) I like to think I have a creative and detailed eye (some label me a 'perfectionist'), so I always go above and beyond to put those special touches that make people say "WOW". My little 'hobby' for party & event styling has grown considerably over the past 6 or so months and I have been asked by friends and family to help 'style' their events, thus "Styled By Belle" has been born!
So welcome to my life! Gosh it all sounds a little mushy fairytale doesnt it!! haha! Well enough of all that, I'll start getting into some interesting stuff soon and look forward to seeing where this adventure will take me...
By Belle x