Small Girl, Big World

My mind never seems to rest with all the ideas and plans to see this big world that swirl in my head. So much to do, so much to explore…where do I start? It seems daunting to be my age and trying to decide where to take my life. I am not fitting the cookie cutter example of what I should probably be doing, but I don’t care because I am what I am.  ❤

The things I know so far are that:

  • I like to explore new places in this big world and see familiar sights through new eyes with friends.
  • Family, friendships and above all I value myself are things I value.
  • I am okay with working long days doing what I enjoy.
  • I love to try new things even though I am probably not going to be good at it. Good thing I am very good at laughing at myself.
  • Cooking….and eating are things I find comfort in. ❤
  • University was not for me, so I dropped out…at least for now.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

I am excited to be able to take all the time I need to find out who I am and what I want to be. I know I am going to enjoy this journey through this big world. Thanks for being a part of it.

The big world is too large to stay in one place and life is too short to just do one thing.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

So Much to do in this Big World

I was elated when Links of London asked me to share their iconic Sweetie Bracelet! The Sweetie Bracelet can be customized to be perfect for “you” with fun charms. I chose three charms that meant something to me:

  • Tea Pot Charm: I have loved tea my whole life. I have a whole drawer at home dedicated to all my varieties of teas. Tea is my comfort drink. It seems only fitting that I get a tea pot charm for my bracelet.
  • Suitcase Charm: I have so many places that I want to explore, so I hope there will be a lot of packing and unpacking suitcases in my future. Each suitcase I pack will bring fun, adventures, places to explore, new friends and countless memories.
  • I Love New York Charm: This past summer I went on a trip with my mom to New York City and Chicago. We had the most amazing time and I will forever remember my first trip to the Big Apple.  I am certain it won’t be my last trip there.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

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A special shout-out to Braedin Toth for the amazing photos. Thanks for taking me along on your adventures.  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you to Shopping Links and Links of London for sponsoring this post. #MySweetieStory


xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.

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  1. Carrie Colbert wrote:

    I’m convinced your mind and energy never stop! 🙂


    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  2. Candy Kage wrote:

    You have a get up and go attitude which shows through your work. Always impressed.

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  3. Kelsey H wrote:

    Such a great idea for a post! Also I LOVE the photos, sooo dang cute!

    xo Kelsey |

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  4. Katie Schubert wrote:

    I think it’s okay to not have everything figured out all at once. That’s what makes life interesting – figuring things out and creating your own path. You’ve got this 🙂

    Xo, Katie
    Willow + White

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  5. Ashley Hargrove wrote:

    Aww, I love this post so much! Such great shots too!!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  6. Shelby wrote:

    These photos are so cute! I love that beanie!


    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  7. What beautiful photos! I love this pretty peach top!

    By Lauren M

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  8. Nicole Leffew wrote:

    You’re so cute Bella! Love these outdoor photos xo

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  9. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Bella, I cannot get over these images………. AMAZING!!!!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  10. What beautiful photos! Your posts are always stunning!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  11. Nina Rand wrote:

    Such gorgeous photos!

    xx Nina

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  12. Anna English wrote:

    You are the cutest. Love your mindset!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  13. Oh I love your sweetie bracelet! Especially the suitcase charm, since I travel all the time. All of the charms are adorable!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  14. Greta Hollar wrote:

    Such a cute bracelet! And I love this pretty sweater!

    Greta |

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  15. Madeline wrote:

    Great post! I love the story and meaning behind each charm!

    xoxo Madeline |

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  16. Love these photos! And such great thoughts!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  17. Jenny wrote:

    You’re so cute, Bella. I love the meaning behind each charm on your bracelet.

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  18. Kristina wrote:

    I love the little teapot- so cute!!

    xo, Kristina

    Medicine & Manicures

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  19. Good for you! I wish I could go rewind back to 18 and have more wisdom! Such a beautiful website and photography!

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  20. wrote:

    I love this post.It’s so hard to find the time to do everything you love. I totally understand you.

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  21. Donna wrote:

    What a beautiful post babe! XX, Donna

    Posted 11.5.16 Reply
  22. Maria wrote:

    such beautiful photography <3

    Posted 11.5.16 Reply
  23. Erin Elizabeth Beaupre wrote:

    I think you are doing GREAT for your age! Your blog is beautiful and your sense of self is gorgeous too! <3 -Erin at

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  24. Mollie Sheperdson wrote:

    These photos are absolutely stunning! Love that bracelet too.

    xx Mollie

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  25. Maggie wrote:

    That bracelet is cute!! I love the charms and what they mean 🙂

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  26. Mary Gui wrote:

    gorgeous photos, love the romantic outfit and pretty color!

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  27. Living the cookie cutter life is something I strayed from too. Right about college age too, I was a sophomore who dropped out, married my best friend, had a baby, and started our own business. Now 15 years later, 5 kids, 3 successful businesses under my belt and a new travel writing gig and I can honestly say I am living a life well beyond what I ever dared to dream of. So, rock on with your bad self and stay true to who you are. There will be naysayers but if you honestly follow your passions and listen to your heart, your inner compass will guide you to greatness!!!

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  28. Amanda K wrote:

    Love this post! Everyone moves at their own pace in life so why not enjoy what you love doing while you can? 🙂

    Amanda ||

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  29. Nicole Kestenbaum wrote:

    What an amazing setting for photos! Love your charm beacelet and the significant charms you chose. And don’t worry about not knowing what to do since it can lead u through a more exciting path!

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
  30. Steph K wrote:

    Your photos are so amazing! Love the setting & cute bracelet!

    xO – Steph

    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  31. I love exploring as well!! And cooking/eating is a great stress reliever for me .. baking esp!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  32. Lacey Anne wrote:

    OMG these photos are gorgeous! Seriously! Great post Bella!



    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  33. Love to read and learn more about you Bella, second photo is just like from the fairytale xoxo

    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
  34. Ashwini Ambre wrote:

    Hello Bella! I know this post is not about the clothes but the charms! But could you please post more about the beautiful top? xoxo

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply