Monday, August 23, 2010

And the Winner is...

A big CONGRATS to Jenny M. from Sylvania, Oh. for winning the fabulous Bellababy Studio Random Drawing Contest! I want to thank everyone who participated--it was FUN! I will be doing it again next month so stay tuned for news and updates. I hope everyone has a great week! Stay cool!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bellababy Studio's Random Drawing Contest!

Hello everyone!

From today (8-20-10) through Sunday (8-22-10) I am holding a contest for YOU to win some sweet Bellababy Studio merchandise! All YOU have to do is follow the 3 simple instructions that I list below.

#1 (and the MOST important!) On Facebook, post this link in your news feed (wall).

#2 Go to my Blog ( and become one of my followers. In return, you will recieve updates and some entertaining reading! That's good, huh?

#3 Go to my Facebook Fan Page ( and leave a friendly comment on my wall, simple!

The WINNER will be picked at random on Sunday night, August 22nd and
announced/notified on the following Monday. WINNER will recieve a "Goodies" box
of Bellababy Studio merchandise!!!!
(P.S. please be sure you are able to be contacted thru FB messaging--or you will miss out!)

Thanks for participating!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

How did I get here?

As I stepped outside my front door today, I got smacked in the face with the sweet stench of fried food. Unfortunately, it came from the local Wendy's located around the corner. But,  I immediately flashed back to my County Fair days. Yep--I showed horses at the local county fair. Rode them, bathed them, jumped them, raced them and (occasionally) won a ribbon in some Equestrian classes. At one point, I was even the Treasurer of my 4-H club. But, as I inhaled the first chest-full of that greasy aroma outside my front door today, horses were not the first thing that popped into my head. I thought of the love/hate relationship I had with the county fair and my (and everyone else's maybe?) bizarre fascination with the despicable, devilish but lusted-after, "county fair" food.

Fried cheese on a stick, foot-long hotdogs, the Slushy, Lemon "shake-ups", Elephant Ears, Funnel cakes, Polish Sausage, greasy burgers, deluxe onion rings, chili-cheese fries...should I keep going? Believe me--I could. No other food aroma (except my Polish Grandma's peirogies) can take me back to such a happy, awkward, bitter-sweet time in my life. Back to when time stood still, when I didnt get the "big-picture" and when winning a ribbon in some class wasnt more important than seeing my friends on the fairway that night. This is when my love for food, in all its greasy glory, was born.

So, you may be wondering how I got to where I am now? I am obviously not a chef--although I thought about it for a brief moment. Then, I realized that I didnt want to spend my nights and weekends sweating over some grill or fire--I wanted to be back on that Fairway again! I wanted to be in the middle of it all! I didnt want to be behind the scenes. I didnt want to be some ghost face in the crowd, no regular Joe. I wanted to be bigger, better, more enticing and most of all--I wanted to put a dent in it all. Not a scratch--a DENT!

Two colleges and two majors later, I have happily decided (and rested upon) doing my own thing. No college degree, time card or monthly evaluations required. You cant tell me what to do, you cant tell me how to do it and you cant tell me when its due (unless I agree to it, of course). So, I merged my love for Culinary Arts, Design, Fashion and Hair into one pretty amazing package. Me. Take it or leave it. Love me or hate me. But, at least I get to enjoy myself on the Fairway again. Lights, food, art, action...all wrapped up into one helluva good time. name is Erin. Nice to meet you.