Grace Notes

a blog about life’s everyday magic

March 8, 2016

Grace Notes Blog Hop: Life’s Ordinary Magic

Grace Notes Blog Hop: Life's Ordinary Magic

Words: Heather Taylor
Photo credit: Daniel Kim, Bella Grace Issue 6


“How utterly vital is it to celebrate the romance in each day. What makes your heart dance? What makes you catch your breath in a surprising gasp? What is there in life that delights and surprises you? What in your life sets a trembling frisson of hope twirling in your soul? Embrace it! Love it! Celebrate it!”

– “Celebrate!” by Jennifer Clawson Farnes, Bella Grace Issue 6


Since the debut of Grace Notes, we have embraced perfectly imperfect things and got a glimpse of what it would be like to know Bella Grace if she were a person. Now we are onward to one of the greatest adventures of all: the Grace Notes blog hop!


Much like our Bella Grace blog hop hosted on Somerset Place, we have invited soulful writers, photographers, poets, and bloggers to join us all throughout March, April, and the first week of May.To celebrate the launch of Grace Notes, we’re asking our friends to share their own tales of everyday magic through Bella Grace-inspired stories, personal narratives, poetry, photographs, and art. As an extra-special surprise for readers, some of our co-hosts will be giving away a copy of Bella Grace Issue 7, giving our lovely readers even more chances to win their own free issue.


Bella Grace Issue 7

(Photo credit: Arina Vital, Bella Grace Issue 7)


Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the entire month of March until the second week of May, a new contributor will be posting on their own blog about their everyday magic, and we will include a link here! Come back to discover newly posted stories and narratives for even more chances to win your own free copy of Bella Grace.

March 9th — Sarah Donawerth: Why I Knit: Finding Magic in Every k2tog + A Giveaway!

March 11th — Tina ZarlengaThe Discovery of Wings

March 14th — Grace Notes: Befriending the Darkness

March 16th — Tracy Knight MacdonaldThe Ritual of Tea (and a Giveaway)

March 18th — Barb BrookbankA Different Kind of Power (and a Giveaway)

March 18th — Tracie WestGrace Notes Blog Hop and a Give-A-Way


March 21st — Cassandra Key-Lyons: Your To-Do List According To Marie Antoinette

March 23rd — Hayley SolanoTwelve Reasons To Write (& A Giveaway!)

March 25th — Annetta Bosakova: Fearlessly Embracing Big Changes

March 28th — Annette GendlerThe Power of Keeping a Promise to Yourself

March 30th — Rita HerrmannTo Have My Senses Put in Order


April 1st — Andrea CorpThis is My Story (& Bella Grace Magazine Giveaway)

April 4th — Ella WilsonSomewhere Over the Rainbow

April 6th — Elle Harris: Ordinary Never: Grace Notes & Give Away

April 8th — Adwoa OseiQuiet Confidence

April 11th — Christie Leigh Babirad: This Magical Life

April 13th — Debbie SchaeferLife Is In The Lyrics (Bella Grace Magazine Giveaway)

April 15th — Deb Taylor: For the Love of Laundry (Bella Grace Magazine Give-Away)


April 18th — Victoria MusgraveSeeking Inspiration and a Giveaway

April 20th — Christina MartinJoy Healer (Bella Grace Blog Hop)

April 22nd — Suzanne WalcherMagic Lessons

April 25th — Suzanne Robbins: Take the A Train to Magic

April 27thAnna AndersonFound Grace, a Giveaway

April 29th — Michelle Gerrard-Marriott: Movements


May 2nd — Sarah AnsaniTo Like It 

May 4th — Beth McWilliams: oh, and what do you do?

May 6th — Kelly PetersenFinding Joy in the Simplest Things… Humbly and Gratefully


Have you read Bella Grace? Were you inspired to take photographs, write poetry, or paint a picture? Whatever it is we want to see it! Post your project in a blog post titled “Grace Notes Blog Hop” and link back to this page and leave us a comment below to jump aboard the blog hop bandwagon. You might actually end up being added to our Blog Hop Link List! We can’t wait to see how readers celebrate life’s ordinary magic!

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Comments ( 5 )

  1. Elizabeth Waggoner

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I love the idea of Grace Notes! I am so happy each time a new BG shows up in my mailbox, but now you’ve given us the chance to be a part of it in between times! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!! 🙂

  2. Barb

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I agree with Elizabeth! It’s wonderful to be part of this amazing phenomenon that is Bella Grace!

  3. Ellen Fassbender

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I am a fan of “Bella Grace” and am so happy about the new blog “Grace Notes”.

  4. Mary MacIlvain

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you so much for inviting us to participate in the blog hop. I love your magazine so much and find that it brings a sense of peace and calm when I sit down with Bella Grace and a cup of tea. The Grace Notes blog is so wonderful!

  5. Cindy La Ferle

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I look forward to participating — thanks for the opening the door!

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