inspired : 6.24.12

first, two videos that I’m so in love with:

this is such a fun shop! just look at this 4th of july party!

I love good dads

seriously, every idea you’ve ever needed for summer

LOVE this fabulous kitchen remodel! great work, emily!

my new slogan : TGIW

oh my goodness…these mini s’mores cheesecakes look AMAZING

instagram sunglasses. can you even begin to imagine?!

scroll down to the bottom to see the inside of these gooey cinnamon muffins. oh my word.

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inspired : 6.17.12

summer food love from joy the baker (that strawberry pineapple crumble! oh my word!)

all about the wonderful world of southern weddings

love these colors : lagoon and lemon

how to teach your kids (or even yourself!) responsibility and discipline

9 no-bake summer desserts from fitsugar (um, yes to all of these!)

love this article about monthly challenges by 12 months of lent (SUCH a cool blog!)

the gotasks app has been a such a great find! I use tasks in google calendar for my daily to-do’s and this app syncs seamlessly.

this copy and paste recipe calculator is going to save me SO MUCH TIME

if you haven’t been on the chobani website lately, you are missing out! great content!

a catalog you can purchase from and feel great about : gifts of compassion

my affection for the packers notwithstanding, I honestly love the branding of wisconsin cheese. check out all of their outstanding websites!

a pinner after my own heart – love all of amanda’s boards!

SO inspired by katie’s story, her love for the Lord, and her outstanding website. it’s a true treasure!

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Cake Batter Protein Shake (190 calories and 35 grams of protein...flipping out over here)

(190 calories and 35 grams of protein. FOR REAL.)

(THANK YOU, KATIE!)

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inspired : 6.10.12

going to the national stationary show is absolutely on my bucket list

love this new healthy living blog by the food network!

i need to go to this place : watts for dessert. i mean, really!

love this stargazing party

the heart of sports : community

the heart of sports : fandom

i can’t stop thinking about blue doors!

one year anniversary shoot/party. this is such a sweet idea!

so much to love about joy’s hope

one of the weirdest, saddest cultural phenomenons in america : real food deficit

i’m always up for a new banana bread recipe. two? even better! : chocolate chip and low fat blueberry

roost. beautiful.

printing this greek yogurt conversion chart out for future reference!

awesome is as awesome does

seriously. this is such a good idea : toasted marshmallow squares

love this interview from the happy family project

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oh, Lord, do I ever need to embrace this...

can i get an amen?

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inspired 5.27.12

photographers, here’s a great new resource!

there is SO much goodness in this post (and in the whole blog!)

mason jar meals!

fellow MTH alum Amy Paulson’s new website is BEAUTIFUL – just like her photos!

I’m so excited the Brighton market is open again for the season

dear Bobbi, I’m a fan of your life

if you have a vehicle and live anywhere near Rochester, you need to take it to Sam Lovetro. these guys are the BEST.

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Banana & peanut butter dipped in chocolate then frozen...YUM!

I can’t wait to try this…

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inspired 5.20.12

I see another trip to Green Bay in my future…

beautiful paper heart tutorial

love, love, love this Texas BBQ dessert party!

and a mason jar dessert party?! two of my favorite things!

hot or cold…this blueberry tea is amazing

free printable that is absolutely worth printing

what a gorgeous engagement session

I agree…I want everything that minted sells

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fun eggs

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inspired : 5.13.12

oh my goodness…I LOVE this website! great work, map & menu!

I picked up a copy of our state at whole foods in north carolina…and it may have been one of the best decisions I made while there. what a beautiful magazine!

a new spot on the to-go list : low country produce

well, I’m going to be using these mason jar cards for everything

oh, annie. oh, my. strawberry balsamic bacon pizza. yes.

can’t wait to try these high protein breads and bagels!

just gorgeous!

I always believe this lie. always.

but luckily, these three ladies speak truth so wonderfully well

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romans 8

amen!

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inspired : 4.22.12

this list is chock-full of real inspiration. namely:

Steven Curtis Chapman’s Red Bus Project

The Welcome Home Blog…also known as the reason I sat at my computer and cried for 20 minutes tonight

please vote for Humankind Water!

and in this week’s food section we have:

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancake Baked Oatmeal

Coffee Coffee Cake Muffins. Yes, yes please.

So simple, so true :The Anatomy of a Really Good Grilled Cheese

And the miscellaneous entries:

this groomsmen portrait is hysterical

and speaking of hysterical…I think I’ve listened to this Utah Jazz announcer’s call 87 times and it literally never gets old (begins at the 2:30 minute mark)

I usually don’t like stenciling, but I really like this wall!

how does Scott Hoying not have a major record deal and 18 hit singles already?

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i understand this feeling. happy in the sunshine.

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(how much do you LOVE this puppy?! and how much do you understand the exact emotion he is feeling while basking in the sunshine?!)

(also, I hope you were all hoping for a post completely devoid of any semblance of punctuation consistency, because if so, your wish has come true!)

inspired : 4.16.12 [part II]

and…duh…the food edition:

salty chocolate chip oatmeal cookies…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world

can’t wait to try this honey roasted chicken salad!

great idea : doctored up boxed cake mix

hello, lunch! avocado and turkey sandwiches with feta mayo

artichoke feta garlic bread. say no more.

my mom made this apple and sour cream coffee cake for Easter and oh my word…it’s amazing.

who wouldn’t love these cinnamon bun pancakes?

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gratitude

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inspired : 4.16.12 [part I]

[This batch is especially large since last week’s inspired post was about Easter, so I’m splitting into two lists. My categorization technique should not surprise you.]

…the non-food edition…

beautiful spring dinner party inspiration

as soon as I get an iPhone, I’m doing this (FYI jaclyn, you’ll be the receiver of this joy. you’re welcome.)

OH, this love story! it makes my heart leap.

can’t wait to catch as much as I can of this year’s chick-fil-a leadercast!

gentleman’s rules (ladies, what rules would you include on ours?)

and on that note, this dear boys post (as a follow-up to the girls post) is excellent

heavy on my mind lately : closing the gap between ordinary and extraordinary

nancy ray, you do wonderful work. love this gorgeous couple’s engagement session!

do you guys know about house & hold?! I can’t believe I just found them!

love this reality check : the sweet life

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore typographic verses

oh my WORD, this farmhouse! these photos! I literally can’t stop looking at them.

so sweet : my better half

this postcard journal is such a great idea

stay tuned for the food edition later today!

staying inspired : easter edition

Things that made today so wonderful:

:: hope ::

“The Lord is alive and well in your heart. His resurrection resulted in Christ taking up residence in your soul and transforming your life. By faith you believed and God gave you grace upon grace. Because He has risen from the grave, He has given all who confess Him as Lord, abundant grace on earth and the promise of heaven with Him. “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ” Romans 5:7. He is all you need.”

– Boyd Baily, Wisdom Hunters Devotionals

:: chocolate ::

(Which is loosely related to hope.)

:: running ::

no excuses

holiday

No excuse for my mom and me not to go for a little run around the block.

(Where she ran her FIRST, but definitely not last, outdoor mile!!!)

:: sports ::

1. Watching Bubba Watson win the Masters in “double overtime.” (Thank you, Mom, for that.)

2. Watching Moneyball : “He hit a home run and he didn’t even know it.” (Thank you, Jonah Hill, for that.)

Really, what else could you ask for? Faith, food, family, fitness and fun. All of my favorite things on a beautiful, meaningful day. Hope you guys had a great day, too! Happy Easter, everyone!