inspired : 3.18.12

(Whoops! I got caught up in Making Things Happen yesterday and never posted this week’s Inspired list. Just consider it an extension of the weekend, and who doesn’t need some of that on a Monday morning? Enjoy!)

the green straws, the “love is brewing” favors, the lampshades hanging from tree limbs…what’s not to love about this wedding?!

and speaking of southern weddings…i was OVERJOYED to find out i was linked to this week’s SW weekly round-up! thanks, ladies!

loved this article on matt flynn; congratulations to seattle on signing a great qb!

oh. my. word. ALL of whole living’s pinterest boards are amazing!

SO excited to see the peanut principle at the public market…the honey roasted peanut butter is amazing!!!

the bottom bins of my refrigerator are overflowing with grapefruit, blood oranges, honey tangerines, and mineola tangerines. you might say i’m on a citrus kick. thank you, florida!

this insightful article struck a chord with a few things i’ve been thinking lately. look for a longer post about this soon.

i can’t even put into words how happy this makes me. food + color + photography?! my brain is bursting.

love these rules for a happy marriage

cocoa buttermilk biscuits with brown sugar cinnamon butter. need i say more?

annie does it again : chocolate oatmeal moon pies! oh my goodness!

this recipe! this video! i couldn’t love it more!

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(this watermelon tabbouleh salad is calling. my. name. oh my word.)

Tabbouleh with Watermelon: Watermelon replaces the traditional tomato in this Middle Eastern salad, giving it bursts of sweetness. Goat cheese, another new add-in, provides creamy contrast, #healthylunches

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(ALSO : Public Service Announcement – I tried to love the spring colors/design I chose for the blog a few weeks ago, but I just wasn’t feeling it. So I switched things up again and I’m MUCH happier with the results! I love it!!! If you’re reading in a Reader, come on over to the main site and check it out! Again! :))


inspired : 3.11.12

this video makes me want to ride my bike more

these brownie roll-ups take me back to my swiss cake roll days

pickle juice is the secret to chick-fil-a?! who knew? can’t wait to try these!

two of my favorite things : greek yogurt and pancakes

oh my goodness…i need to write a book while living in a coastal hut so i can experience this costa rican cuisine

what a fun run!

at the first sign of discomfort…keep going

two great posts from lara casey : peace and gratitude

tim tebow, you are one good man.

these lightroom presets are beautiful!

seth godin on conflict and self-discipline

i can’t get over all of these beautiful and reasonably priced treats on one girl cookies

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Jamba Juice...

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(jamba juice…@morgandornsife and I are coming for you SOON!)

inspired 3.4.12

[ double list this week to make up for no list last week…enjoy! ]

oh my word…i wish it were named something else, but baby lips WORKS!

girls, there’s something magical about nail polish, isn’t there? just picked up this one. makes me so happy.

[ those are possibly the most girly things i’ve ever said back-to-back. i think my clothes are turning pink as we speak. ]

lara casey’s honesty, perseverance, and faith never fails to inspire me

love this tumblr : the little corner

whoever first created pancakes, thank you

bright and beautiful maine wedding

look at all of the green in this wedding! gorgeous photography, too.

excellent life advice from alt summit via shutterbean

gooey red velvet s’mores bars?! say no more!

incredible images (as always!) by ryan estes from uganda

tim tebow, just being tim tebow (also as always!)

this makes me want to go on a picnic, asap

good luck, hollie! i think you’re awesome!

best reception activity EVER…

such wonderful perspective from nat the fat rat

never quit! have dream tunnel vision!

need workout inspiration? look no further!

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a productive, creative life

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inspired : 2.18.12

this week’s list is a little photo-heavy…and therefore chock-full of beautiful images! enjoy!

the bride at dawn photo shoot

my southern valentine photo shoot

so this is love photo shoot

there are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going

this butterfly baby shower is so beautiful!

i know two kids who would L-O-V-E this birthday party

hawaiian wedding? um, yes please.

in the immortal words of liz lemon, i want to go to there

glidden’s my colortopia is my new favorite toy

life essentials from joy the baker

sweet baby, amazing photos!

pin of the week:

do something you've never done

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inspired : 2.12.12

i love everything about this blog : petite kitchenesse

these road trip pictures make me miss these days!

we breathe magic when we’re immersed in the things we’re passionate about.

stephanie’s food photography is AMAZING.

a coconut recipe party

individual baked banana french toasts. yes.

crave photography…so beautiful!

i can’t stop thinking about these s’more bars

love this little acronym prayer

choffy…who knew?!


so many fun details in this tennessee wedding

oh my goodness…this clip of kristen bell on ellen is hysterical, and so endearing!

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beka stays creative : valentine’s day pins

I am not one of those single girls who burns things and cries while watching The Notebook on Valentine’s Day. Far from it. I LOVE this holiday!!!

Which is a little strange since I’m not a big fan of pink and have never dotted my i’s with hearts. But I am a fan of chocolate and love and winter. And chocolate. Therefore: bring on the Valentine’s festivities.

I made a pin board on Pinterest (try to disguise your shock) to corral all of the things that made me feel warm and fuzzy about February 14th. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Smores Cookies

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Spread cool whip on a tray and let sit in freezer. Use heart-shaped cookie cutter and place in hot chocolate

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Encircled Effulgence Posts

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Spaghetti with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

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inspired 2.5.12

steve martin on success (and banjos)

i want to make 800 of these journals

so inspired by coach wooden recently

i just love this couple! beautiful wedding!

are your excuses more important than your dreams?

i stumbled on this old post and remembered a few important things that i’d forgotten

loved this witty live blog covering the nfl honors

congratulations, 12!

pin of the week:

Valentine's Day Egg

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inspired : 1.22.12

this herb mustard vinaigrette sounds easy and delicious

i just love all of the citrus in this post

which is probably why i love this post too

little red riding hood dessert scape = enchanting. love the cake!

this video is CRAZY. extreme yoga. um, i’ll just keep working on crow…

new blogs i love : i heart organizing // wild and precious

does it get any sweeter than this? surprise wedding day breakfast for a bride from the groom…oh my word.


i can’t wait to make this quinoa mac & cheese!

thermochromic tumbler that makes hearts appear when filled with a hot beverage. it’s the little things, people.

this kid is going to grow up to be a leader. keep up the great work, parents!

let’s be honest: the muffin top is the reason for the muffin

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