Lately I’ve been inspired by a so many strong and talented women. Here are just a sampling I wanted to share with you so they can maybe inspire you too.
First is my friend Casey – http://twitteringbird.blogspot.com/ – she is an amazing artist and Mom and has been blogging again. She has been putting out such great posts lately. It is so nice getting a glimpse into her life and what she is doing and of course all the creative and fun stuff she does always gives me great ideas to file away for the future. One example is the cute sandwiches she made for her son’s birthday party. My girls now always get sandwiches cut into fun shapes and they love them! She has inspired me to start blogging more regularly. I proud to be a Mommy blogger. Let’s face it, I’m horrible with baby books but when the girls get older and ask me, “mom what were my first words” or ‘when did I take my first steps” instead of whipping out the baby book I can pull up the website and show them pictures and what other people said about it. Thank you Cassie for inspiring and reminding how important blogging is.
(a few more inspiring women and their blogs: http://apartystyle.blogspot.com/, http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/, http://starfishesfishes.blogspot.com/, http://luckybeans.typepad.com/my_weblog/)
Second, my cousin Jody. She is very talented and has knitted for years but has started needle felting these totally cute animals.
While watching the Martha Stewart show she saw a contest where you send in creative projects you do. It was called the Re-Marthable Contest. Jody sent in the above picture of her lovable creations. Not only was she chosen as a finalist:
She won the whole thing, and boy did she WIN big:
Thanks you Jody for inspiring me to create and do what makes you happy, you never know where it will lead you!
Since I have been battling my weight for well, let’s face it forever, I know what works for me and what doesn’t. I need accountability. I need to have someone else looking over my shoulder so I don’t stand sideways on one foot and say yup I lost .009 lbs yesterday. I need motivation and my Kimmy has been that for me the last few weeks. Kimberly – http://goldiesangels.blogspot.com – has been battling a rare kind of breast cancer – IBS for 10 months now. She and I a few weeks ago decided to motivate each other. We have been texting back and forth, telling each other what exercise and how we have been eating. It seems like just when I decide the tread mill is not for me today I get the text saying Kimmy just did a hour of yoga. A hour ( I don’t think I could do that on a good day but especially after doing 6 months of chemo, having surgery, and now 3 weeks into Radiation)! She inspires me to go do it too. If she can, I have NO excuse big enough. Yesterday she inspired me to a new level, during our conversation I had an AH HA moment. I realized we should be eating well to make our bodies healthy and exercising to make our bodies strong. Duh. I know but it took talking it out with my inspiration to come to that. So, we have decided to do that together and go forward that way. Thank you Kimmy for inspiring me everyday in every aspect of my life but especially to live and be healthy.
Like I said this is just a snap shot of all the amazing women in my life that inspire me everyday- thank you all. I hope they inspire you as well.