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[16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Cater to Dad: Father’s Day Recipes!

 

Of course, we’d all like to improve our own lives, as well as those of our families, but when and how?  Well, if you’re like the rest of us – busy living life and overwhelmed by your growing Twitter feed – then, we’ve compiled a list of great links that align with the Bella Flowers Books mission to bring out the best in children and their families.  So, enjoy what you probably missed today, because it may help you tomorrow!

 Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Strata (familyfun.go.com) | http://bit.ly/ilC7gW
 Beef Kabobs w/ Grilled …

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[15 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Pushing for Families! | ]
Pushing for Families!

 
 

Of course, we’d all like to improve our own lives, as well as those of our families, but when and how?  Well, if you’re like the rest of us – busy living life and overwhelmed by your growing Twitter feed – then, we’ve compiled a list of great links that align with the Bella Flowers Books mission to bring out the best in children and their families.  So, enjoy what you probably missed today, because it may help you tomorrow!

 Family Recipe: Lemon Bars (favfamilyrecipes.com) | http://bit.ly/miixPx
 Family Kindle Giveaway! (familyfocusblog.com) | http://bit.ly/ih8pfP 

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[9 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Zucchini Chips, Bike Party Tips & Much More! | ]
Zucchini Chips, Bike Party Tips & Much More!

 
 
Of course, we’d all like to improve our own lives, as well as those of our families, but when and how?  Well, if you’re like the rest of us – busy living life and overwhelmed by your growing Twitter feed – then, we’ve compiled a list of great links that align with the Bella Flowers Books mission to bring out the best in children and their families.  So, enjoy what you probably missed today, because it may help you tomorrow!

  Zucchini Oven Chips Recipe (MyRecipes.com) |  http://bit.ly/j34jNy
  Fictional Short Story Contest (FamilyCircle.com) …

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[6 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Today’s Petal Pushers | ]
Today’s Petal Pushers

Of course, we’d all like to improve our own lives, as well as those of our families, but when and how?  Well, if you’re like the rest of us – busy living life and overwhelmed by your growing Twitter feed – then, we’ve compiled a list of great links that align with the Bella Flowers Books mission to bring out the best in children and their families.  So, enjoy what you probably missed today, because it may help you tomorrow!

Preschool Activity for a Hot Day (Education.com) | http://bit.ly/lGEGNx
Applesauce Cake Recipe …

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[1 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on A Special Delivery for Dads… shhhh, it’s a Surprise! | ]
A Special Delivery for Dads… shhhh, it’s a Surprise!

 We’re calling all newly expectant moms who want to surprise dad with the news in a sweet and memorable way!  Write us a brief story about dad and we’ll send you a FREE copy of Nice to Nice with a note of congrats inside.  Please include a photo with your submission at info@bellaflowersbooks.com and we’ll feature it on our website!  Though we didn’t help with the REAL gift, let us help you give dad a father’s day that he’ll never forget! 
To ensure timely delivery, all submissions are due by Thursday, …

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[27 May 2011 | Comments Off on Style. Substance. Soul. | ]
Style. Substance. Soul.

Style. Substance. Soul. – Each is something that every woman should possess and share with the world on her own terms.  Three best friends who just all happen to be stylish women of substance and soul have created a web site/movement to help direct the positive flow of female-generated power to change the world.  They are committed to creating a legacy of  “passion, compassion and action” for not just their own daughters [and son], but yours and mine as well.  Amy, Lois and Susan were inspired to put their collective efforts where there hearts are by none other than …

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[22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Our Commitment to the Earth | ]
Our Commitment to the Earth

Once upon a time, when companies were focused on green, you could be sure they were intent on growing their bottom line.  These days, the bottom line is still important, but the social responsibility of preserving the earth’s resources has now provided a greener layer of depth.
Bella Flowers Books is committed to maintaining a reciprocal relationship with the Earth, by only taking what we need and replenishing what we’ve taken.  Our first book, Nice to be Nice©, features many vibrant colors, but green may be the most important shown in our array.  …

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[4 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Isn’t it ironic?

Sorry if you were doing a search on Alanis Morissette and ended up here.  I’m just channeling her today, sans the early post-breakup rage…  just a little thoughtful, reflective indulgence.  I’m a writer, what else do you expect?  So, I’ll get right to it – my kid called someone else’s kid a name.  There, it’s out.  Maybe you’re thinking ‘these things happen’ or ‘that’s just part of growing up’.  However, you have to see the irony in the fact that I’m the author of a children’s book all about being …

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[12 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Full Circle

Recently, I heard Oprah Winfrey say something quite profound and inspiring. For many of us, hearing a profound and inspiring word from Oprah can be a daily occurrence, but for me, this time was different. In some shape or fashion, we all have a natural and consistent need to seek moments of validation that define our human experience and who we are as individuals, whether subconscious or deliberate. In what felt very surreal, my unexpected moment of validation just happened to be delivered in a message from one of the …

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[10 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Meet Peyton!

Watch out world… there’s a new “Nice Kid” in town, and her name is Peyton!  Always ready for her closeup, Peyton was caught flashing her adorable smile while relaxing with one of her favorite books.  On any given day, you can catch little miss Peyton laughing, playing, and making new friends.  Mom and dad have also noticed Peyton’s love of great music, including some of their old favorites.  With such a pleasant disposition, Peyton is definitely singing our tune!