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 : 6.10.12

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 5.20.12

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


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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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inspired : 4.1.12

i’d really like to read this : you’re already amazing

what a sweet surprise party thrown entirely by this 5th grader’s friends!

unbelievably gorgeous food photography by what katie ate

an ideal day of eating

loving this blog : beautifully rooted

i want to order this entire etsy store : printable scripture

the always inspiring ray lewis:

beautifully bright spring colors at this seafood boil party

you ARE going to do great things!

gorgeous wedding videography from blueberry fusion via southern weddings

ten things teenage girls should know

unbelievable engagement session from love the schultzes

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beka stays faithful : even better easter inspiration!

While I was searching for Easter inspiration on Pinterest yesterday I came across so many scripturally-based designs. These are the real gems!


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John 16:33

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Philippians 4:8

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Jeremiah 29:13

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(which you do not know)

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Isaiah 43:1

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always loved this verse

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Matthew 28:6 "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

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Enjoy celebrating Easter, friends! Yellow daffodils and jelly beans and hopping bunnies and all – but especially the hope we have in Christ!

(That’s the best part…even when Easter candy is involved.)

beka stay creative : pinterest easter inspiration

People…how is Easter here already?! I don’t feel like I’ve even begun to adequately celebrate and it’s only a week away!

Which means it’s time to bring in the big guns. Pinterest, I’m looking at you.

What better solution to this problem (and really, all problems) than a quick trip around Pinterest to round up some Easter inspiration? These were a few of my favorites; stay tuned for a second installment tomorrow!

Easter egg banner from Creations by Kara. So sweet!

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mason jar easter baskets

(Mason Jar Easter Baskets?!?! Be still my heart!)

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Jordan Almond bluebirds!

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Easter place settings

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Bunny Wreath

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Origami Flower Easter Eggs

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Easter Candy Bark

(fantastic idea for using up loads of Easter candy – make Easter bark!)

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beautiful. soft. colors.

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Fun party favor for Easter Brunch :-)

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Easter Place Setting...He Is Not Here. For He Is Risen!

(This one’s my favorite idea! LOVE everything about this place setting!)

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Also (sugar coma) inspiring: this oldie but goodie, an ode to Easter candy.

(And really, isn’t Easter candy one of the best things about life? Thank you, egg-shaped treats of all kinds, for being so wonderful.)

inspired : 3.25.12

this birthday party is beautiful!

elizabeth ashleigh, you are a gem.

terrific wrap-up of tim tebow’s time in denver by woody paige

and speaking of our friend tim, love this video he did for nascar

oh. my. goodness. the packers signed JEFF SATURDAY!!! i can hardly believe it!

(tim, we wish you were headed our way too.)

and one more nfl related entry…this video is priceless

oh my WORD…can i move here immediately?

more lara casey wisdom : anything is possible

anything named “healthy breakfast cookie” is a win in my book

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i can’t get over how adorable this is!

teddy bear toast

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beka stays creative : inspiration board

We all know that Pinterest fulfills my every inspiration board need. But sometimes…I still get the itch to actually make an inspiration board – tear things out of magazines, position and reposition and re-reposition on a poster board, glue/cut/decoupage. All of that old fashioned art stuff.

When I set out to thrive at the end of February I felt like I needed a visual. I also felt like I needed to make something tactile. (Does anyone else get that feeling? The one where you are compelled to create something immediately if not sooner?) So I plopped down with a stack of magazines, a Top Chef marathon, and some glue…

…and this is what happened!

I love it.

What have you guys been creating lately?