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I remember how hard it was when planning my daughter’s wedding to find the perfect favors. We searched endlessly for memorable, affordable, personalized wedding favors, but it was costly when you added engraving or monograms. It would have saved so much time and money if we could have found an affordable one stop shopping place.
That is why I’m very excited with La Bella Baskets new 600 personalized gift line! There is something for everyone…Corporate Gifts, Gifts for Him, Her, Children, Baby Shower, Anniversary, Birthday, Weddings and more!
My favorite is the Favors category because the glass vases are so versatile! I love the ideas in the photo to the left. You can use your creativity to add candies, glass beads with flowers, candles, coffee beans, tea…the choices are endless.
These vases also come with 12 beautiful designs choices for the engraving with free personalization. That makes these favors a very smart choice
There are so many creative ways to use these favors.I can imagine a centerpiece with different personalized height vases, candles, our personalized photo frames, and flowers… How simple, but lovely!
These are just a few ideas that you can find with La Bella Baskets Wedding Favors & Gifts. We also beautiful wedding party and bride/groom gifts that will cherished forever.
The best part is you can also save with our LBB Savers Club membership. Save 20% on all gifts for a full year!
Also…you are automatically entered into our a weekly contest to win a FREE personalized gift of your choice with every personalized gift purchase!
Click on the Wedding catalog below and contact me with any questions or how to get your LBB Savers Club membership.
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La Bella Baslets just made a HUGE announcement and we are super excited. See what is coming on September 29, 2014!
Watch the short 2 minute video and let me know if you have any questions. I’ve never seen anything like this before!
Mother’s Day is a special time of year to give back to our Moms! In our house we celebrate with brunch. My daughter makes waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Combine milk, butter and egg yolks. Add to dry ingredients; stir just to moisten. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. Bake in waffle iron. Top with strawberry preserves.
I remember when my daughter was young the cherished handmade greeting cards always delivered a smile! Those treasured creations are placed in a moms heart forever.
Deliver mom a smile this Mother’s Day that will create a treasured memory. It’s easy with La Bella Baskets! We have you covered with Flowers, Cookie Bouquets, Pampering Spa Baskets, Gardening Baskets, Chocolates, Soy Candles and More!
Tea Lovers Little Tea Pot Gift Set
Invite someone special to brew away their day with this sweet, sophisticated tea gift set! They’ll love the delicate rose stoneware teapot and matching cup with two varieties of rich, tea to savor. They’ll love it – and you! Includes: White gloss basket, Stoneware rose teapot, rose tea cup with saucer, Chocolate truffle cookies, Raspberry chocolate cake, green tea, breakfast tea, butter toffee caramel corn, Chambery truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, completed with floral enhancements and a butterfly.
Love You Mom Gift Basket
Celebrate the most wonderful woman in the world and wish her Happy Mother’s Day with this incredibly cute and handy hamper. The self sufficient planter tube includes everything she’ll need for a miniature flower garden. Includes: Fabric lined basket, 2 assorted Ashby teas, glass poured votive candle, wildflower honey, Nonni’s biscotti bar, Ghirardelli Raspberry chocolate bar, Chocolate Raspberry fudge cake, summer magnet notepad, gardening gloves and an I Love you Mother planter pod. (included inside: a 2.5″ recycled garden pot, enriched soil mix and nutrients and the premium seeds. Just add water and sunlight to enjoy the garden of your dreams.)
Essence of Lavender Gift Basket
Send her an indulgent spa experience right at home with this exquisite spa gift basket featuring all Lavender products. Lavender offers a calming and soothing spa experience she is sure to appreciate. Includes, Lavender lotion, body scrub, moisturizing body wash gel, soothing bath salts, body mist, body butter, body soap, room spray, room diffuser, bath loofah, body massager, foot roller massager, rose petal fizzies, bath pillow, 2 pillar candles, body massager and washer, pedicure paddle with brush in a stained willow tray topped with a hand made bow.
Mothers & Daughters: Life’s Little Moments
Mothers and daughters share many special moments throughout the years. This thoughtful gift helps to share those and show Mom how much you care. The Mothers and Daughters Life’s Little Moments book includes heart endearing images and special stories of mother’s and daughter’s special moments and the gift vase carries a decadent array of sweets. Gift includes: “Mother’s and Daughters Life’s Little Moments book: Heart endearing images and special stories of Mother’s and daughters, Godiva chocolate bar, Votive poured candle, 2 Ashby’s tea packets, Moisturizing hand lotion, Magnetic notepad, Chocolate covered truffle cookies, Cashew Roca toffee and Mom floral vase
We are happy and excited to announce La Bella Baskets new flower line. We have worked really hard to bring a diverse category to our online store. Beautiful arrangements and bouquets, from roses to mixed flowers to plants that are easy to care for. The perfect gift for any occasion or holiday!
See our full collection of beautiful flowers! Shop Online
La Bella Baskets is proud to contribute to the lives of single moms.
This is a special program created and launched by La Bella Baskets in December of 2009. We believe every gift has a purpose, and our purpose is to give back. This is why we have chosen to give to single moms nationwide. We understand the hardships and challenges single moms go through every single day, and we want them to know that we do care about them. Our mission through this program is to empower and uplift women while helping them feel beautiful, important, and cared for.
To show our appreciation, every month we deliver to single moms a La Bella Basket of Smiles filled with beautiful Spa and Bath essentials. We deeply believe that every single mom needs a calm and nurturing place in their lives to relax, melt away stress, rejuvenate, heal, and promote a truly ‘blissful balance’ in body, mind, and spirit.
All purchases from La Bella Baskets directly contribute to our La Bella Baskets of Smiles Program. Thank you for all your support, and thank you to all of our La Bella Baskets Consultants for making this program possible.
Please let me know if you would like to nominate an amazing single mom for our Basket of Smiles! Contact Here
LBB is proud to announce this week’s Basket of Smiles winner! March 31 – April 6
Jaime, Nashville NC Jaime has had a rough year. Eight months ago in July, she lost the love of her life unexpectedly. Her husband had a heart attack leaving her to figure raise their 14 month old child on her own. She had been a stay at home mom and they lived paycheck to paycheck. Jaime wants to stay home with her daughter so she sells Tupperware. She is thankful for the angels in her life that have kept her going, though some days she just would like to throw in the towel. She never does anything for herself as any money that she brings in goes directly to taking care of her daughter.”
LBB is proud to announce this week’s Basket of Smiles winner! March 24- 30
Tamera, Fort Worth, TX
Tamera has three wonderful children. When her husband suddenly passed away last year, she had to quit one of the two jobs she had to take care of her family. She struggles to keep stability for the three little boys she has. Tamera is a heroic woman who always tries to smile even when you can see the hurt in her eyes.
Here is this week’s featured Basket of Smiles single mom! Desiree M. March 17-23
Desiree M. of Rogersville, MO Within these past ten years, Desiree has struggled from an unfaithful husband, failed marriage, and health problems; all while raising 2 teens and pursuing a counseling degree. Through it all, she has trusted in her faith and conquered what could have been very defeating. She now serves as a counselor for others and gives all of herself to share the wisdom she’s gained through her suffering. She always has a smile for others and is ready to listen.
This week’s Basket of Smiles Winner is Keila H.! March 3 – 9
Keila is a young mom who is always eager to help everyone she can. During the holidays, Keila helped 20 families experience Christmas. Unfortunately, this past year she has had two cars repossessed and is having a difficult time paying all her bills. She is supporting her four kids and when it seems that Keila has been knocked down to her knees, she always finds a way to get back up on her feet.
We are so happy to be able to bring a small piece of joy to Keila’s life!
Sometimes people get frustrated and impatient when they see that what they’ve asked for isn’t here yet.
They give up believing that it’s on its way.
We been raised with many instant gratification claims advertising around us such as: Thinner thighs in thirty days, Quit smoking in one session, Make BIG money the first week, that it’s easy to expect things to miraculously happen in a very short period of time. Problem is that’s not always part of the universe timeline.
Yes, I admit that many extraordinary things can be accomplished quickly under extreme circumstances or with a lot of experience.But for most people, thinking like this can set up unrealistic expectations of what’s to come, and when our initial efforts don’t meet those BIG expectations quickly, frustrations set in.
When there’s a delay in seeing results from an action you’ve taken…. here’s the process that sometimes follows:
1. Doubt creeps in
2. Then worry
3. Followed by Fear
4. Frustration and irrational anger (at yourself, at others, at everything).
5. Resentment and bitterness
6. Giving up
This is where many people completely give up on their dreams.
Sometimes when you try something new, you’ll see results immediately, which is comforting. But then, as you being to stretch beyond your comfort zone and go after bigger dreams that require even more effort, sometimes the results need time to take root.
That’s when you may scratch your head and say “when am I going to get to the next level? It’s not easy to be patient, and it’s probably harder now than ever before, especially when information can be sent across the world In a nanosecond and with the microchips capacity multiplying every few months.
The thing is, the day you plant seed is not the day you eat the fruit.
In all things, there is a gestation period. Think of pregnancy. There’s a reason that it takes nine months for a baby to be born at full term. It simply takes that long for the gestation process to occur You wouldn’t want to rush the process and have the baby arrive any sooner than it needs to. With pregnancy, we accept that that it will take that long for the baby to mature. Instead of getting frustrated and angry, we take our time picking out paint colors, for the nursery, researching the meaning of names, and getting ready for this new little life to join ours. We are patient, even if the last few weeks we grow impatient as we become more uncomfortable. We honor the process of gestation.
And yet with other things in life, we do not always honor the gestation period that required for the universe to rearrange itself for the outcome we’ve asked for. But it’s absolutely necessary . Yes, miracles can happen (and do happen) in short periods of time. But the really important stuff can take a while. Sometimes even a long time, much longer than you think it would or should.
Every great journey has begun by taking the initial step. Every other step you take builds upon that first one. It’s a process, not an event, and life is about progress, not perfection. Pace, not race.
The more you keep taking steps towards what you want for yourself, the closer you get. It might not show up accordingly to your desired time line, but when you point your feet in the right direction and take step after step, you are getting closer to what you want each minute. When you see a glimpse of progress, celebrate it, even if you’ve not quite there yet.
Sometimes you’ll take a step back. You might even take many steps back. But don’t be hard on yourself. There is no straight line in the universe. Even when you set your sights on a target, you will veer off at some point. Yes, you have plans and your own time line, but things don’t always work out as planned. Choose to gracefully accept the twists and turn, and then veer back toward your target.
Here’s the thing you must remember: almost anything really good in life will require time and dedication to become a reality. If you become impatient with the process, you’re more likely to give up on relationships, goals and other thing that are important to you.
It takes time for the seeds you’ve planted to put down roots, sprout, grow, and then bear fruit that you can eat. That’s why you have to be diligent about planting them quickly and doing whatever it takes to foster them. At the same time, it’s important to plant as many seeds as possible so that you have different things cropping up. Don’t rely on just type of marketing to create results right away.
Instead of being in a place of resent (which will never attract quickly what you want), remember to keep yourself in a place of positive expectation.
Here is one thing that I refer to on a daily basis for many years.
I am positively expecting great results, no matter what I see in front of me. The universe is rearranging itself for my best interest right now.
When I refer to that…My voice is being heard. Be patient; it’s on its way. Be in a place of quiet assurance that what you want is getting ready to be sent to you. Once your decision is made, your only job is to be committed to the vision, believe and follow the guidance.
So if you get caught up saying..Why isn’t this happening fast enough? Getting into a place of self-doubt or blaming the process, I remind myself that good things is on it’s way. I just keep moving forward, doing presentations, keep getting the message out about the opportunity/gifts and things seem to just to work themselves out. But if I stay in that place of doubt, worry, or worse, blame, it surely gets worse.
You are ultimately responsible for your own success, your actions and most importantly how you see your own progress. You create your future and your results based on how you choose to see the world and the way you react to life. A person coming from a victim’s point of view will always see fault in the process. That’s universal law.
A person coming from a victorious point of view will always see opportunity, no matter what’s in front of them.
You’ve got to have patience and perservance. Just as you wouldn’t rush mother nature and expect to a tree to grow in one day, blaming the process of the universe for being too slow unrealistic
Tend to your seeds, Do everything that’s required of you. Understand that different plants sprout at different paces, and then get yourself in a pace of positive expectation. Don’t worry, Don’t get frustrated. Be persistent. Believe what you want is on it’s way to you.
Miraculously, that’ s when the results happen, quicker than you thought possible.
When my daughter was young we loved creating her Halloween costume. Each year we careful considered our plan of action and gathered our materials for the perfect costume. One of our favorites was the homemade authentic Indian costume which won first place in the town Halloween parade! I bought a few yards of brown felt, folded it in half and cut a hole for her head, added a cut fringe bodice, and applied beads, feathers and puffy paint animal symbols. We collected a large walking stick from the woods and I applied rawhide and collected feathers on the top to the stick.
I remember when she walked into the auditorium and everyone’s head turned. She was so proud of that costume and to this day, 20 years later, that costume still hangs in the closet.