Moments of Happiness

Fresh flowers, coffee, and Bella Grace. 🙂

Try New Things

I sent my sister a copy of Bella Grace magazine.

She is going through a difficult phase in life, and I just wanted her to have something beautiful to hold. Something that would speak kindness to her.

After placing the order, another magazine caught my eye. I have an intense love for smells, so candles and soaps are a high priority in this beautiful life. I’ve always bought them from local vendors at the Farmer’s Markets, but recently, I’ve had this yearning to try my hand at making them myself. Well….

Willow and Sage

My excuse for not making them myself was, I would spend a fortune on the container for the candle. They would have to be blingy and beautiful, and it would take forever to decide. When I saw the cover of Willow and Sage my excuse was no longer valid.

It’s literally a hulled out lemon half!

In Texas we can buy lemons for .25 cents each!

Mr. Smith taught me about excuses. All of the reasons I gave him for not trying my hand at candle making were merely excuses. He encourages me to do anything that makes my heart happy. He knows if I’m happy, the people around me will be too.

My daughter loves the way our home smells. She walked in yesterday and yelled, “This house smells like fall!” I just smiled, and thought, “Just you wait darling…Just you wait. Willow and Sage is on the way.” They have a magazine for making soap too.

It’s So Extra

Smith probably thinks I’m making way too much out of this magazine, but I’m in love with it.

We were waiting in line at a bookstore when I saw it. It just stood there and drew me in. If you need something beautiful this is it. If you need inspiration for your writing, this is it, or if you need to hold something in your hand that feels magical, this is it.

Bella Grace

There are no advertisements, and it’s more like water for your soul than a magazine. It’s actually referred to as a book-a-zine because it feels like a book in your hand. Each page is a delightful weight of paper, and absolutely beautiful!

Bella Grace Issue 8

We have the same beliefs. The back cover says,

“We believe an ordinary life can be extraordinary. There is beauty in Imperfection, and that magic can be found in the everyday.”

There is so much it, it only comes out quarterly.

Be inspired my friends, and place some ‘extra’ in front of your ordinary. It’s so extra.