Grace Notes

a blog about life’s everyday magic

May 31, 2017

A Moment With: Bella Grace Issue 12

 

Summer can mean many different things.

 

To some, it means a time of traveling, adventure and a full schedule of fun and exploration. To others, it means relaxation – a time to recuperate and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whatever summer means to you, take time to find the magic in each moment no matter what your plans are.

 

We’re welcoming the season with stories and photographs of adventure, inspiration, and freedom inside Issue 12.

 

Inside Issue 12:

  • 5 Ways to refill the well when you are feeling depleted
  • Our favorite ways to spend a summer night
  • How to feel like a kid again
  • The uncomfortable manifesto
  • How to experience a different kind of fairy tale
  • Kelly Letky takes her mother to the beach for the very first time
  • Dresses with pockets and other wonderful things
  • Spend a day in your pajamas
  • A quilt on the couch and other comforting things
  • Finding quiet in the big city

 

Discover how Carla Paliaga uses the magical powers of water to immerse herself and dig deep to find her inner voice in, “A River Anthology.”

 

“Live for the MOMENTS you can’t put into words.” — Unknown

 

“Flying a kite in the breeze. There’s just something about it that brings back the little girl in me.” — Patricia Mark.  In “81 Ways We Relive That Childhood Magic,” our readers share the special things they do to make them feel like a kid again.

 

Charlotte Eriksson views each day as a beautiful adventure, with an endless amount of interesting people to meet and fascinating places to see in, “Chasing the Horizon.”

 

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Learn how to fill the well of creativity in, “When I Have Nothing New to Say” by Deborah Bennett.

 

We hope you enjoy reading Issue 12 just as much as we enjoyed creating it, and we hope it gives you the inspiration you need to find the magic in each and every day this summer.

 

Issue 12 is now available on newsstands or you can order your copy online at: stampington.com/Bella-Grace-Issue-12

 

This giveaway has now ended. Thank you for participating!

 

Congratulations to our three lucky winners: Darlene, Lori and Theresa.

 

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Comments ( 45 )

  1. Teresa Hosford

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815285000505/
    Soaking up summer sunshine is my #1 favorite thing about summer!

  2. Theresa

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://twitter.com/theresamacn/status/871074830602428416

    I love the sounds of summer – listening to birds singing through open windows. I love the sights of summer – all the beautiful bright colors in full display. I love the LIFE of summer in all its glory!

  3. Emily Cashman

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Bella Grace Magazine is so serene. The articles and photography take my breath away. I wish I could have every issue but I only have one so far!

    My favorite thing about summer is sitting by a campfire with friends and family. The sounds of the crackling fire pit and animals in the distance, the cozy feeling of being with those you live, and the gentle warm breeze in the air make my heart feel nothing but joy. Summer is such a beautiful season! I’m so excited for some beach days too!

  4. Sherry Bueche

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/sherry.bueche
    The best thing about summer? The smell of freshly mowed grass!

  5. Rosemarie

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Here is my shared link! And my favorite thing about summer is the smell of honeysuckles.
    https://www.facebook.com/Rbyelich/posts/1349481081833594?pnref=story

  6. Lori

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Just found your magazine. Beautiful! My favorite thing about summer is the free time from homeschooling my children. Time to plan, to clean and organize, time to just BE. I think this is the link to my pinterest board where I posted a picture. Thank you!
    https://www.pinterest.com/nanandpoppy/thought-provoking/

  7. RaeJean Hasenoehrl

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    What do I love about summer? Sitting down on a shaded patch of lawn to read, daydream, and jot down inspirations in my notebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/raejean.hasenoehrl

  8. Louann

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Love this magazine and I’m a magazine feature writer! Beautiful with great stories.

  9. Mary

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    http://pin.it/2VKyLAQ
    Sitting on the porch with the pooch, a cold drink, and something wonderful to read!

  10. Maddie Jewell

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/359302876511801191/

    I love the little things that make me feel that kind of joy! 🙂

  11. Claire Layne

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=230961480754732&id=100015226452148

    One of my favorite things about summer is cruising around on the Kentucky Lake with my mom and dad in our little John-boat.

  12. Zoe Jamison

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Love the ☀️ sun.

  13. Rebecca Hartje

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is camping, with campfires and s’mores!

    https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.hartje.9

  14. Olivia Mohr

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/olivia.mohr.75/posts/290201678109316 Hello, Bella Grace. My favorite thing about summer is that it gives me nothing to do with all the time in the world to do it. I am a college student who is often stressed and worried about the future, so the summer gives me time for my mind and cares to rest.

  15. Barbara Milton

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I shared through Twitter @Empath08
    I don’t know how to get a link to the post.
    My favorite thing about summer is the sense of renewed hope. It starts in spring then manifests completion in summer. I know Mother Earth is awake in summer.

  16. Karrie Hibbard

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I love love love Bella Grace! I am a teacher in a life skills
    High School class. There are days that are both physically and emotionally draining. Bella Grace brings me comfort and peace.

  17. Amy Chouinard

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Love this and all Stampington magazines. Only magazines I buy!

  18. Debra Armstrong

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Shared on Facebook. Life seems more relaxed in summer.

  19. Yvette

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://pinterest.com/pin/364228688604790125/?source_app=android
    I love this magazine! This picture is marvelous and is a great reminder to be in the moment. Thanks for sharing such wonderful work with all of us!

  20. Jane Martin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Summer is the moments you will always remember, in the still quite night they come across your mind like a cool night mist.

  21. Jenea Baenre

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Enjoying the sunshine with your soulmate

  22. Denise Losczyk

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Longer days!

  23. Julie Tiu

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this issue! My family gifted me a subscription for Mother’s Day, and I think I just missed Issue 12.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/162903711504423746/

    https://twitter.com/SoThisisJulie/status/875886438944043008

  24. Leanne Shawler

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/leanne.shawler/posts/10213176384344850

    My favorite thing about summer is air conditioning! 🙂

  25. Andria Ramirez

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    The magic of fireflies dancing through the night sky is one of my favorite things of summer.

  26. Brenda

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    shared on FB brenda.obregon.imua70
    loving the Hawaiian ocean so warm

  27. wen

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win – I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/postalorphan/status/876458936416837633

    My favorite thing about summer is the increase in songbirds in my backyard – I love their bright colors and cheerful tunes.

  28. Becca

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I love watching the sunshine sparkles over the lake. The warm sunshine over my shoulders. Summer makes me smile..a lot. I love all you magazines… big smile. Will share with Pinterest.

  29. Rain Techmeier

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/RainTechmeierPosted on my page . Would really like to receive a copy. My favorite thing about summer is sitting on the porch with friends and family.

  30. Darlene Sneden

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Here is my link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darlene.sneden/posts/10209807114918875
    Can’t wait for the new issue. I would love to win it!
    My favorite thing about summer is traveling to new places and exploring.

  31. Erin Yarbery

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    http://pin.it/0y6XqUg

    Sunshine and warm weather, picnics, beaches, swimming, floating, biking, hiking, camping, fishing, and hammocks are my favorite things about summer. Almost everything I love in a season happens in summer. Also, my favorite summers are southern.

  32. Katarena

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/300122762659322724/

    I love all the colors of summer. Yellow, blue, orange, red, green… <3 and I love barbecues, swimming, volleyballl!!

  33. Reginara Anholete

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1838252496191223&id=100000194723914
    I love in summer is hear live music at the lake watching the sunset and feeling the wind on my face . This fill my soul

  34. Wendy Vollmin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    My fave thing about summer is visiting with friends

  35. Alma

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://twitter.com/almaboheme/status/877493903326314497
    My favorite thing about summer is spending most of the day on the porch watching the birds, reading or tending the garden during the day and campfires at night with my family.

  36. JoRene

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Ohhh, aren’t these images and topics inviting? Wonderful! You asked my favorite thing about summer: sunsets and warm evenings! Thank you for creating such beautiful books for us.
    I posted on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561613016022989150/

  37. Kelly Kardos

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Summer is a time to get all the things done that don’t get done during the school year. Traveling far and near are what I look forward to the most.

  38. Michele riley

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    The love the feel of warm summer rain and mud between my toes!

  39. Carolyn sylvester

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Love this magizine

  40. lorraine mabbett

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVaa8xSgWDX/?taken-by=laneycath

    Summer favorite is all the FRESH FRUIT and long days.

  41. Darlene Sneden

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Ahhh…my favorite part of summer is spending time with extended family at the beach.
    https://twitter.com/darlenemam/status/879320153435107328

  42. Jeri-Lyn walsh

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Shared to Instagram! Would love to win.
    #1 thing about summer…fresh vegetables for the garden!
    http://pin.it/su4OtsG

  43. Tina Breitwieser

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/tina.lapebreitwieser/posts/1718237348204800
    Walking into the horse barn on a warm summer afternoon, finding the horses there, where there’s shade and a slight breeze blowing in; I can smell the sweet scent of hay, hear the soft knickering of the horses, vying for my attention. They know I’m always armed with carrots and a brush. Being in there with them and the earthy, animal smell of nature, never ceases to calm my spirit and fill my soul with peace. Only the horses breathing and crunching and an occasional bird’s chirp, are all I need to relax. I could spend the day there, petting, brushing and getting gentle nips & nuzzles from my favorite beasts. A perfect summer afternoon.

  44. Julia

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/julia.monroe.33?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf
    Favorite thing about summer is the long slow evening. The sun doesn’t want the day to end. Six o’clock, seven o’clock, eight o’clock.. The sun keeps saying “I’m still here, I’m still here, I’m still here…”

  45. Jacqueline Sears

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Summer, planting flowers, hanging ferns on the porch. Sitting and talking to friends on the porch. Offering icy cold lemonade, lemon bars. Candles lit at the end of the day and watching children play in the yard. The curtains blowing gently from the breeze. The smell of clothes drying outside in the sun. Holding hands and walking and talking and loving each other. The laughter of children playing hide and seek.
    Daylight lasting longer so we can be outside and enjoy life and living.

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