Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


elephants at play

this video is so sweet and fun !!!  elephants safe in a sanctuary having fun !

happy friday



here I am

hi and welcome

I am so excited you are here!

I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time … and well here I am; and here you are!


Okay, so what’s this blog about ?… Well, it’s about life … and right NOW, my life, revolves around being a mom, homeschooling, following a vegetarian organic lifestyle, living as naturally as possible and photography,  capturing those moments in my ‘vita’.  All these ‘tags’ are so much more then just tags… for example  homeschooling encompasses parenting and coaching and so many other ‘tags’ that come along with the territory.

I like connecting with like minded people.  I also want to do something creative for myself while making new friends and so came the birth of this blog. Through this blog I hope to motivate you ( and keep myself motivated)  to be more conscientious of the food and lifestyle choices you make,  and I hope to improve my picture taking skills with practice  🙂

So let me start this first blog post with a little about myself …

If you haven’t already you can go see some random things about me 

I am a stay at home mom to 3 great kids. They are 7, 5 and 2 years old. we decided very early on to try the homeschool route and so far, so good. (Will tell you all about my homeschooling journey in a post coming very soon … will also share a typical day in our homeschooling life ).

I have been a vegetarian for most of my life… and thrive to be vegan in my lifestyle as much as possible. We do still eat eggs and some  members of the family enjoy dairy products sometimes ,     but being vegetarian / vegan is not just about diet , but also about lifestyle, and so I am a very compassionate shopper… although it can be very challenging at times … but I do like the  leaping bunny seal .


Which brings me to my next point… I have an infatuation towards dolphins and elephants.  They are incredibly intelligent animals that sadly are being harmed and captured. I am extremely opposed to any kind of circus that includes any animals and despise zoos. There are alternatives to seeing animals, such as sanctuaries, such as this elephant sanctuary or PAWS as well as some others, that I will post another time. But animals are NOT here for our entertainment.

We have 2 very sweet and crazy golden retriever dogs, who are 10 going on 2. Which I am sure you will see lots of pictures of .

this is the pups when they were just a few months old , they are inseparable  and oh so sweet 

I am very lucky to have an amazing husband who happens to be an awesome cook, and yes he does most of the baking and cooking when he is home…(oh, who am I kidding, he does all the cooking and baking when he is home and sometimes even makes stuff for us to just warm up when he isn’t home ) told you I was lucky 😉  I will share some of his delicious creations that are mouth watering as well as mostly vegan 🙂

                         our special day

so I do hope you will come back and check out the next blog post !

see you next time