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April 11, 2023
Hi friends, 
What a beautiful stretch of weather we've been given! The landscape is coming alive almost before our eyes! It feels so good to feel the warmth of the sun and know that winter is, for the most part, behind us. 
First a note of thanks to those of you who came to the shoppe this past weekend for our Spring Affaire. And to all of you - we are so grateful for the support you've shown us over the last two years. Yep! Two years! 
We have some good things in store for you - the first is coming up this Thursday night. It's our Ladies' Night Out! Initially we were going to charge for this event, but we don't want that to keep anyone away, so come on over. 
There's so much new in the shoppe, and you can save 15% on anything you can fit in our special shopping bag. 
Other new things for Bella Botanica: our garden consultations and plant parties. More info below! 
Spring is a time of renewal and a real sign of hope. I know some of you are struggling with hard things. I see them in the prayers that are left on our prayer wall. I read each one and pray over and over for all of those heart-wrenching pleas. Know that your prayers are heard. I hope you'll take a few minutes to read my new blog post ‘Between the Notes’. It's about life's interruptions and trying to find peace even though your life doesn't look like the one you had hoped for. 
Blessings on your week. 
I'm off to hunt for more emerging signs of Spring. 
See you soon! 
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"When can I have my life back?"

It's 5 am on a cold Sunday morning in March,  and I find myself flat on my back on the driveway. 
There are a few events that led me to this position and to this question:
- A few weeks ago, our youngest son who is 24, arrived at the shoppe with a German Shepherd puppy, happy as I've ever seen him. 
- The next day, I heard myself saying, Yes, as he asked if the puppy could stay with us for awhile. He hadn't exactly thought things through and needed time to figure things out. 
- I've forgotten how demanding and exhausting the training of a puppy can be, and how small their bladders are. So when she whines at 5 am, I hit auto pilot: shoes on, coat on, leash on, out the door. It must be urgent as she darts out like a bullet. In an instant I'm flat on my back on the driveway which is a sheet of ice. My head hits the cement pretty hard. 

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It's Ladies' Night Out at Bella this Thursday! This special evening includes a debut of our Moss Art Bar, live piano music, and more. Enjoy refreshments, wine, and a special shopping bag (15% off everything you can fit in the bag!). Jessica with Josette Jewelry & Gifts will also be here. 
Please RSVP to let us know you are coming. 
​The Moss Art Make & Take is an additional cost of $29.99.

Make & Take
Framed Moss Art
Thursday, April 13
4-7 pm
Come 'paint' a picture with moss, lichen, and dried flowers at our new Moss Art Make & Take. Stop in any time between 4-7 pm during Ladies' Night Out to create your framed moss art that includes an air plant. This is a new make & take that we will be offering as a plant party/team building corporate event in the future. You can make one at a special price during our Ladies' Night Out - only $29.99 each!

NOTE: Frames will all be different but atleast 5x7 in size. 

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We are now offering garden consultations! 

Do you have a space in your yard that needs a refresh or just doesn't look right? Are you willing to do the work, but not sure which plants will do best in your yard? Having a professional set of eyes helps!

Schedule a one-hour consultation with Tracy today! We have openings this month. 

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We are now offering Private Plant Parties!
We are excited to host fun, botanical events for organizations and small groups in our shoppe or at your location. 
We also offer occasional public events held at local businesses. 
If you are interested in booking, contact us at or 262-706-3007.
Check out our event options here. 
We hope to see you at an event soon!

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Until next time, you can find me on Instagram  @bellabotanicaboutique or if you are a fellow plant geek, follow along as I post plant pics @beautyseekr.