Bella Grace is an oasis of calm serenity amid the chaos of present day life. I begin my day with a glass of warm lemon water as I sit in my reading chair and peruse these gorgeous and heartfelt stories and pictures. Each page reminds me that we are meant to cherish the little quiet moments and sparkling surprises of life. A rosy sunset, the breeze in your hair, the sound of the ocean as she repeatedly kisses the shore. I find a warm welcome within these pages and a validation for my love of slowing down and smelling the roses, or gardenias, or honeysuckle.
Though I hate to damage books I have taken to removing the journaling pages and sticking them in a folder to write upon when the mood strikes. I like the idea of keeping all those pages together in one place. I randomly choose one and begin to write whatever comes up for me.
I so appreciate that you have created this publication for the world during a time when we need some peace and slowness in our lives.
— Renee Cassese
I have been a huge fan of Bella Grace Magazine since its inception. I eagerly awaited the first issue and each issue since has exceeded my expectations. I was so excited when you announced the Field Guide to Everyday Magic as I have been removing the journaling pages from Bella Grace and collecting them. I just received my issue of The Field Guide to Everyday Magic and am very impressed. I have made this my go to journal for my morning journaling ritual and have added cut out magazine images and stamping to the pages to "dress it up." It is so much fun to play in and I hope this will be a continuing publication as I can see already that this issue will fill up very quickly.
This truly is a magical journal that fits my artistic style.
— Renee Cassese
This is well past your request for responses regarding Bella Grace, but I really want to let you know how much it has become my companion, inspiration, and encourager. I have been a subscriber of three of Stampington’s magazines over the past four or five years; Artful Blogging, Where Women Create, Where Women Create Business and now Bella Grace.
I love all of Stampington’s magazines, but Bella Grace is much more than a magazine to me. I am a fine artist / illustrator and a recently retired graphic designer. My husband, Daryl and I are in the process of traveling between three states, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, trying to decide where we want to permanently relocate. It has not been easy. However, on this long road process, Bella Grace has been my constant friend in the car and hotels along the way quenching my weary soul.
— Shirley "Sam" Tait
One day I was having a self love day. A day alone to spoil myself and do what makes me happy. At some point during that day I was browsing the shelves of Barnes and Noble looking through all the books. I had no intentions to buy anything, it was enough to just walk through the shelves with the fresh smell of books and the quiet store surrounding me. I made my way over to the magazine shelf and somehow a Bella Grace magazine jumped out at me. It was like it was the only thing I saw even though I had never seen one before. I picked it off the shelf and leafed through the pages. The photographs drew me in and I read a few titles. I knew I needed to have it. As soon as I bought it I couldn't wait to get home and read it. I made some afternoon tea, pushed my white lace curtains aside to allow the sun to fully shine into my room and crawled into bed. There with my tea and my very first Bella Grace magazine the time began to slip away from me. It may have been 2 or even 3 hours before I finished it. I loved every article. It was filled with so much inspiration and happiness and what I felt like was a whole new world of people that felt like I did and wanted to live their lives like I did. So much beauty and beautiful thought crammed into a magazine and I was in love. Now Bella Grace has become my go to reminder of how I want to live my live and I am so thankful for that. You guys are awesome!
— Ashley Honkala
I so love this publication! I hesitated to subscribe because I am past the age of the young women featured in your publication but I find so much enjoyment in the observations of these writers. I have learned that no matter my age I can and do identify with the descriptions of nature and life. Thank you and just in case you are wondering, I am seventy-four years old.
This is truly like no other magazine I have ever picked up – from its matte pages, it had me a first feel. As a writer, the purposeful & inspirational stories are on another level from the meaningless and redundant banter that muddles up most magazines today. As a photographer, I see the pages as works of art filled with stunning and emotional images that make you get lost. Part journal, part magazine- each seasonal edition is like a keepsake. A means of helping you reflect on your life- to find the beauty and joy in your days. It is truly a welcomed escape from the bombardment of political rhetoric, celebrity gossip, and pointless words.
— Brit, Instagram Follower
So, I haven't posted that I got my new Bella Grace magazine until now. Guys, I am telling you and I tell everyone that sees me read it, this magazine is worth every cent. If you need food for your soul, this is the magazine. This magazine has served me so well during this school year.
— Anna, Instagram follower
These days, in this crazy world, we need to take the time to reflect on the lovely, small, beautiful things about our lives and ourselves. This publication is a great way to transition from a long day into a peaceful night. It's soothing and beautiful and has a way of reminding me that we are all in this together - we are all flawed yet precious. For me, spending a few minutes with it before bed creates a bit of a meditative state, allows my mind to let go of the stress and negativity and to focus on the simple yet meaningful. Sometimes I struggle with insomnia, and I'm learning, when I wake up with my head spinning about my challenges, the choices I should or shouldn't have made, etc., to shift my thinking back to one of the sweet stories or passages in the magazine. I drift back to sleep nicely. It's such a treasure.
— Deanne Wertin