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F E BR UARY 2020

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page 5 Meet self-published author Amelia Griggs and see how she has turned her love of writing into her new life and career path.

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pages 7-9 Reclaim moments of calm in

your day with this gorgeous new book from Melanie Barnes, Seeking Slow. And we’ve compiled great tips for keeping your skin feeling healthy and hydrated this winter with our Winter Skin Care 101.

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page 11 Check out these fun winter finds that are great for your skin and mind. We have everything from cute hand scrub singles to a new skincare line that can help with all your winter skin issues, so read on!!

Contributors: Gretchen Weinnig Beedle, Beth Deel, Wendy Maxey, Member One Federal Credit Union, Hayleigh Worgan

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pages 12-13 Help make your home


warm, cozy and eco-friendly with these earth-friendly home improvement tips for winter. Simple changes can make a huge difference and keep your family warm


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page 14 We all love paper! And kids love paper too. The newly-released Kids’ Book of Paper Love is chock full of wondeful paper crafts and ideas to spark creativity in children of all ages.

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pages 16-18 When cold weather hits, it’s


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natural to seek comfort in a variety of forms: warm blankets, layers of sweaters and delicious, hearty meals. Thanks to our friends at FarmToFork Sauces, we have a wonderful starting point for your winter warm-up with recipes and tips rooted in delicious goodness.

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be HOT this month with a fabulous evening jazz performance from New York Voices, along with guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza! And just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to stay inside and hibernate. We’ve also included Forest Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market and Sisters of Change’s Crown Conference as our other not-to-miss events for February. Get all the details inside!

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Bella Magazine February 2020  

The regional magazine for all women of Southwest & Central Virginia... and beyond

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The regional magazine for all women of Southwest & Central Virginia... and beyond

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