Thursday, March 3, 2011

Week of Inspiration

What inspired you this week?
            ~Mama Kat's Workshop

Hmmmm...I had quite a bit inspire me this week. Although I may not have a lot to show for it I have so many ideas bouncing around my head!

I'm new to this blogging world so like any tourist I've been busy running around...trying to see all the sites I can...following the blogs that I know I want to come back to again and again...then spending endless time clicking on link after link after link....  

"...and go round and  round and the circle game...."   Joni Mitchell's my top 4 list for the week....drumroll please!

  1.       I was VERY inspired by this! Love, love, love it!! Did I mention that I loooovvve it!?  Alas, loving something so much does not necessarily give me the confidence to attempt it myself....but I'm seriously thinking about it.  The idea of a gallery wall that includes photos and words is MY idea of perfection. This is definitely on my "inspiration list"!
  2.      This book has been a very new inspiration since I just purchased it 2 days ago. I have, however, read the first 4 chapters, and I can safely say that I'm motivated to live my everyday life with eucharisteo~ grace, thanksgiving, joy.  (and I'm also inspired to make my own list of 1000 gifts!)
  3.       I have been stalking  visiting this blog.  Creating a mini-destination while using what I already had in my home really inspired me.  I drafted my big, strong son and his friend to bring down an unused table from our bonus room.  I nestled it in our great room next to the stone fireplace. Pulled up one of my favorite big, overstuffed chairs and placed upon the table a pretty lamp with a pull chain, a plaque featuring a quote I love, a stack of my grandparents/parents old books, a globe set high on a silver base, and my laptop computer.  Voila! I now have a beautiful writing  nook...someplace where I can sit, dream, write, & create. The reason I tried to paint a word picture  is because I still don't know how to upload photos to my new computer and blog!!  I long to post some photos so those of you who stop by can see I'm real...with a real home...and real dirty dishes!  Someday my photos will come....(sing to the tune of  "Someday My Prince Will Come..")
  4.      Finally, the soundtrack of my week has been this.  I have loved Lori McKenna for years! Her simplicity and the beautiful reality of her songwriting inpires ME to be simple, beautiful, and real.  Take a listen if you can. She is musical poetry.
There, my friends, is what inspired  ME this week.  How about YOU?


  1. Thanks for stopping by. It seems we are both new to this trip. It's quite the ride isn't it?

  2. Hi...Visiting from Mama Kat's!

    You have such a great list here. I moved to the edge of my chair when I saw that gallery wall. Soooo cute! You'll learn that no matter how long we blog, inspiration will always be found in the most unexpected places.

    Check out the BlogFrog community. Someone there may be able to help you figure out how to get those pictures loaded.

  3. Oh man, I have to have a gallery wall now. NOW. I will be starting it immediately.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's

  4. You have so many inspirations for the week! I looked at this prompt and laughed bc I couldn't think of 1 :) haha!

    Thanks for the comment on my site too!

  5. I think we all want a gallery wall now.

  6. Oh, I love the way The Nester decorates her house and space, and Ann heart for the Lord is just amazing and challenging! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Hopping over from Mama Kat's!

  7. The internet truly is one of the best places for inspiration, huh? Welcome to the blogging world!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's

  8. Welcome, welcome to the blogosphere! I see you like Beth Moore. So do I. Both my husband and I like reading too and have a book blog. Hope you will visit us sometime there.

    Stopping by from writer's workshop. I used this prompt too:


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