Monday, March 10, 2008

Vera Bradley Magazine

I am a huge Vera Bradley Fan! I love her purses and I am always tempted to buy another one every time a new pattern comes out. Recently Vera Bradley has come out with a quarterly magazine that I've been mysteriously receiving in the mail (evidently, if you spend enough money on her purses, you get the magazine for free.) This month I was thrilled to find that there is a feature on starting a Mother Daughter Book Club. I was so excited to find this article on something so near and dear to my heart. What was even more special is that the book club they are featuring is for girls around the same age as my daughter (late elementary school age.)

The article gives instructions on how to start your own club. There is also a listing of some junior book club favorites to help you pick some selections. In addition, the writer walks you through on how to conduct a meeting; and the tips are actually helpful for running any type of book club meeting. My favorite part of the article, though, is the recipes and crafts they provide to tie-in with the book.

The book they feature is STUART LITTLE by E.B. White. They suggest serving mini hamburgers and sparkling lemonade (recipes provided) in addition to other mouse-sized snacks. The craft is absolutely adorable -- a mouse bookmark made of ribbon and felt. Right now, my mother daughter book club doesn't have STUART LITTLE on our immediate reading list; but I want to add this book to our list so I use these cute ideas! I was hoping that we could eventually make some crafts or snacks that relate to the book, so maybe this will give me the jump-start I need.

The Vera Bradley Magazine is available where Vera Bradley bags and accessories are sold for $4-- some of our local Hallmark Stores carry them. It's a really great article so you might want to check it out.


Julie said...

I get the magazine too and am still trying to decide what color and handbag I want next. :)

Amy said...

That is so cool! :)

By the way, you won A Soldier's Family on my blog. You can email me at mypalamy AT gmail DOT com with your info!