Inspired by Summer

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Are you finding inspiration during these lazy, hazy, CRAZY days of Summer? I sure hope so, because when you feel inspired, your mind and emotions are stimulated and you feel ALIVE! Excitement and creativity kick in, and all is right in your world... at least for a little while. And who doesn't want that?   Lucky for you, inspiration is all around! Yes, I know some of you think you're not creative – and wouldn't know Inspiration if it tapped you on the shoulder – but I'm going to show you otherwise. There really are lots of places to find inspiration... and lots of ways to be creative.   One of my favorite things to do is create tablescapes, and sometimes it's the tiniest or simplest little things that inspire me. A ... Keep Reading...

Saving Lives At The Picket Fence

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  Sometimes the Encouragers need to be encouraged... I had just said those words to God yesterday when I received an email from Vanessa, one of the two sister-bloggers over At The Picket Fence.   . . . Recently we were contacted by Balsam Hill about an amazing 'Christmas in July' charity campaign. We were asked if we would be willing to choose a charity that is close to our hearts and have Balsam Hill set up a page where they would match the donations up to $1,000. Readers who donate certain amounts also get the opportunity to receive beautiful Balsam Hill ornaments as a thank you.   Our post will go live tomorrow morning and we wanted to know if you would be able to let the representatives from Hope Unlimited ... Keep Reading...

Ooops! I just learned something…

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Wow...   I haven't been here in over a week – and when I came back last night I made a mistake and added to your already crowded inbox (if you're a subscriber) without intending to. I'm so sorry!   You see, I'm collaborating with someone on an upcoming post, and I wanted them to be able to view a preview. In WordPress I can publish a post as "password protected" and provide the link (and password) to anyone. How handy is that?   EXCEPT...   I didn't realize my auto email would think it was a *real* post and send it to you. Somehow I thought it would know – but of course it wouldn't!   I guess I should feel good about this since, after four years of blogging, this "old dog" is still learning ... Keep Reading...