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Princess Bubble makes it to India!

Princess Bubble makes it to India! Well, she is a flight attendant! Going solo can be spiritually empowering as long as you take safety precautions to avoid getting into dangerously vulnerable situations, says Anuradha Varma. Princess Bubble and the Paper Bag Princess, modern fairytale characters, can teach us a thing or two about being single. The latter got hot and dirty while trying to rescue her prince, who turned up his nose and told her to dress like a princess – he soon got the boot. Princess Bubble was created by former flight attendants Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb and found her happily-ever-after long before finding Prince Charming. Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/spirituality/new-age-insight/Are-you-single/articleshow/12412365.cms http://www.PrincessBubble.com


Princess Bubble Loves Anything that Empowers Girls!

Queen of the Kitchen

I spent several years blogging about Princess Bubble because I am so passionate about the message and empowering girls. But, now I am taking a new turn and going to post up other things I am passionate about as well. Cooking, good deals, reviews….

Today I am posting a recipe for Chicken Artichoke Burritos. So, I am Queen of The Kitchen today!

Made this last night and we loved it so posting in case anyone else wants to try.

2 onions, thinly sliced
1/2 c butter (I used olive oil)
1 envelope fajita seasoning (I used taco seasoning)
4 cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 (6 oz) jar marinated artichokes drained and chopped
8 flour tortillas
Cream Cheese (I used whipped, spreadable)
1 c Mozzarella
3-4 c Mexican White Cheese (I used the taco grated cheese and only used 2 c)
1 1/2 c chopped tomatoes

Saute onions and stir in seasoning. Remove from heat and add chicken and artichokes. Mix.

Spread on side of tortillas with cream cheese and sprinkle with mozzarella. Add chicken mixture and roll to enclose.

Arrange side down in coated pan. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese and tomatoes. Bake covered at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Serve with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole.



Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday was my first wedding anniversary. We had a fun day at the beach with my family followed by drinks on top of Ocean Lodge with a view of the ocean. Then the guys grilled steaks and we ate more of the one year old wedding cake which I can not believe was still good. That alone is just crazy to me.

Our first year of marriage was surprisingly easy for a first marriage for  a pair of 40 somethings. We had bumps in the road like the stress of buying and remodeling a house while surviving a miscarriage and 2 out patient surgeries and a 4 month legislative session. Recently, we went to a marriage seminar at the church we attend when in Atlanta and not only were we the oldest ones there! But, we realized we did not have many of the issues the leaders were discussing because we lived the message of Princess Bubble and we had had complete lives before we married and knew who we were going into the marriage. I would not suggest for other women to wait as long as I did to marry; but I found someone worth the wait and there are positives to being an older bride. If you have not read my book, Princess Bubble, the message is that true happiness is not found in a prince but in helping others, loving God, liking who you are already. The conference we attended spent a lot of time trying to heal or correct the issues couples had when they entered the marriage expecting their spouse to make their lives perfect or rescue them.

I spent so much time trying to empower girls and share with them the message of Princess Bubble and knew the message was important for women to also remember…But, then I got caught up in all that was happening in my own life and put the message aside for a while. Now I am reminded of the importance and how every woman and girl needs to be encouraged to remember how special they are and how we need to take responsibility of our own happiness and not expect someone else or something else to make them happy.

So girls-remind your girlfriends, teach your daughters, and tell yourself that happiness is attainable for all of us start your own happily ever after today! Today I start on year two of my marriage and love my prince but plan to live happily ever after with him instead of because of him.


Princess Bubble Book Review by Parenting Pink

Princess Bubble Book Review by Parenting Pink December 2, 2009 by Elizabeth Donovan, M. A. Great Books for Girls http://parentingpink.com/2009/12/princess-bubble-by-susan-johnston-kimberly-webb/ Princess Bubble by Susan Johnston and Kimerbly Webb (illustrated by Maria Tonelli) is a delightful, refreshing read that sends a positive and important message to girls that Disney occasionally does not: “Be yourself; embrace who you are; and forget about waiting for a prince to rescue you from your troubles!” Princess Bubble is an independent, intelligent, thoughtful, and charitable princess who can’t understand why her parents and “princess friends” constantly pressure her to ‘find Mr. Right’ and ’settle down’ by getting married. Princess Bubble is a well-traveled princess with an education (from Royal University), a job, lots of friends, and a ‘palace’ she purchased on her own. She enjoys movie night with the other princesses, attending royal celebrations, and spending time with her family. But Princess Bubble just can’t seem to figure out why her parents and others want her to find ‘Prince Charming’ so she can live her ‘happily ever after.’ She tries to please her parents by dating lots of Princes, but none of them make her happy. She desperately sorts through fairy tales trying to find a reasonable Prince to date to no avail. After much soul searching, Princess Bubble decides that if she’s already happy with herself, she can make her own ‘happily ever after’ without the assistance of a man. Bravo Princess Bubble! Finally a princess that encourages girls to rescue themselves and forgo waiting for ‘prince charming’ to show up and magically sweep them away on his perfectly white horse! Princess Bubble is a wonderful, fun, and inspirational modern day fairytale for girls of all ages! To purchase a copy of Princess Bubble ($9.60) see Amazon.com.

Princess Bubble Book Review: A Princess Who Empowers Girls

Princess Bubble Book Review: A Princess Who Empowers Girls http://www.theshoppingmama.com/2009/10/princess-bubble-book-review-princess.html Princess Bubble is a fairy tale for today’s modern girl. Written by friends Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb, the women wanted to make that point that “although princes are fabulous, a princess must find her security in something much deeper. Johnston and Webb want women of all ages to embrace the truth that ‘happily ever after’ is attainable for everyone.” I think you can understand why I was immediately intrigued and interested in learning more about Princess Bubble! Princess Bubble is a 35-page, modern-day fairy tale starring a well-employed, globe-trotting, good-friend, good-date, helpful-neighbor princess who is confused by the traditional fairy tale message that implies she must find her “prince” before she can live “happily ever after.” The story of Princess Bubble begins when she graduates from Royal University and heads into the world as a working woman. She lives in a castle all her own and socializes with other Princesses. I laughed out loud at when Princess Bubble and her friends were bridesmaid in royal weddings and wearing “Long, colorful bridesmaids’ dresses and dyed satin shoes that they were told they would wear again.” As her friends are marrying off, the Queen advises Princess Bubble to find a Prince. The Princess makes an effort to meet her husband, but upon reflection and a visit from her Fairy Godmother Princess Bubble realizes she’s perfectly content. She has friends, family and a fulfilling life without a Prince. The message isn’t that she is anti-Prince or that she will forever live the single life. Rather, the idea is that Princess Bubble is already living her happily ever after. “We are definitely not anti-Prince,” author Kimberly Webb explained. “We just believe that young girls today are bombarded with so much inaccurate advice on how to build their self-esteem—messages that focus on the outside rather than what’s within. We want to change that message.” To Buy… Yes! At less than $10, this modern day fairy tale has a fun story, a great message and is the perfect gift for any girl in your life. Even an adult girlfriend will get a kick out of Princess Bubble’s story and the modern life parallels to traditional fairy tale themes. Or Not to Buy… Princess Bubble is targeted for girls aged 6 and older and younger girls might be a little bored by the storyline and many references will likely go right over a young girl’s head. Shop! Princess Bubble is available for purchase on Amazon for only $9.60. Thank you to the authors for providing a sample product for the purposes of this review. The opinions are mine and uninfluenced and others may have different experience.

Single Girls This Holiday Live A Fairy Tale Life!

newpageAtlanta, GA, September 9, 2009–This Christmas season thousands of single belles will hang their silk stockings and say their prayers before a quick night’s sleep-then it’s off to work they go. This ever growing group of Carols, Noels, and Merrys will shop, party and cook as they celebrate the holidays with families and friends. Two successful single gals will ring in the New Year with a resolution; offering parents an updated version of the traditional fairy tale. No longer a “Damsel in Distress,” this princess travels the world, helps others, and finds “happily ever after” even before she finds her Prince.

With wisdom gleaned from their careers as independent, globe-trotting flight attendants, first-time authors Susan Johnston Hamrick and Kimberly Webb have crafted a new generation of fairy tales that celebrates singleness and self worth. A contemporary fairy tale for all ages, Princess Bubble was written to reduce the overwhelming sense of failure, self-doubt, and despair that many youth face.

“Knowing how low self-esteem and depression plague many single females, we wanted to spread the message that ‘happily ever after’ can occur even before Prince Charming arrives. . . or even if he never does,” said Webb.

“We’re definitely not anti-Prince,” said Johnston (whose college nickname was “Bubble”). “We’re not anti-family or anti-marriage, if anything we’re anti-‘Damsel in Distress.’ Our message—the single life can also be a fairy tale. The End.”

Princess Bubble stars a princess who is confused by the traditional fairy tale messages that say she must find her “prince” before she can live “happily ever after.” Princess Bubble dons her “thinking crown” to research traditional fairy tales, interviews married girlfriends, and even takes counsel from her mother, who advises her to sign up at FindYourPrince.com. With a little help from her fairy godmother (this is still a fairy tale after all), Ms. Bubble discovers that “living happily ever after” is not about finding a prince. “True happiness,” the book reveals, “is found by loving God, being kind to others, and being comfortable with who you are already.”

“We’ve had countless women all over the nation tell us they wish there had been a book like this when they were young,” said Webb. “This is a story women can truly believe in and feel comfortable sharing with their children.”

“Recently, my life took an unexpected turn I NEVER expected for myself and I met a prince. This relationship has made me even more passionate about the message of Princess Bubble because we both feel so strongly about being happy first and then as secure happy people you are able to encourage each other to fulfill their dreams and be a better person. Not expect the other person to be the dream.”

—Susan Johnston Hamrick, Princess Bubble author

As seen on The Today Show and CNN.