I’m Back and I’m Married!!

our wedding day

Hello Inspired Friends!  I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in forever.  I didn’t plan on going on a blogging break for so long.  It all just sort of happened!  You may remember me talking about being engaged and wanting to get married this year.  We hadn’t set a date yet, but I had it in my heart that I wanted to get married on the anniversary of when we first met.  So much stuff was going on over the Winter, and then my I had some graphic design work I was doing, among other things.  I just didn’t know if I could pull it off.  Of course you may have guessed by the title that I did!  We set the date officially back in April some time and then I worked … Continue Reading

Money Saving Tip of the Week- Where I Got My Awesome Bed for 60% Off

Simmons Beauty Rest Mattress

It’s time for a Tip of the Week!  If you are new to “We Live Inspired”,  I sometimes share random tips to help make life easier for you.  One of my favorite tips to share are money saving tips (Click HERE for the awesome archives where you can find out how I get freebies, discounts, and even make checks when I shop online!).  I am the queen of discounts, deals , & freebies and started doing this about 10 years ago when times got tough financially (but that is a story for a different day).  Today I am sharing a money saving tip with you on where I got my brand new name brand mattress (A Simmons Beautyrest) for over 60% off!!  If you are stressed out over mattress shopping … Continue Reading

My Latest Miracle plus Tips on Setting Intentions to Achieve a Goal

6 tips for setting intentions

I said I’d keep blogging about the everyday miracles I witness in my life as I live inspired, so I’m back today to share another one! Today’s “Five Minute Friday” (or as I call them “Poetic Fridays”) word is RELIEF (click that word for today’s poem).  That word is so dead on for me lately! I am going to share some encouragement and hope with you in the form of a new miracle that has transpired for me.  I hope it will speak to your heart and leave you feeling inspired!  At the end of this post you will find my “6 Tips on Setting Intentions”, along with a free 10 min. inspired mentoring podcast and poetry reading on this topic.       For the past couple years, and especially in … Continue Reading

Easter Memories from My Childhood

Spring photo of me as a child

Happy Easter inspired friends!  I meant to write sooner,but have been taking care of myself.  I was down in bed with a nasty cold and a mild fever for the past week, so that is why I’ve been missing again.  It’s the night before Easter Sunday and I am sitting here in a cozy room with my cat thinking about the meaning of Easter and how I’ve celebrated it over the years.  Today I will be sharing some Easter memories from my childhood with you and I would love to hear your Easter traditions and memories too!  Head on over to the blog to leave a comment or send an email if you’d like to share :).        Easter Sunday Church Services & What We Wore:   I … Continue Reading

Letters From Rebekah- The Plastic Snow and Other Oddities

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Dear Inspired Friends, Spring is almost here and it has been awhile since I’ve posted.  I thought it was the perfect time for an old fashioned letter from me to you!  Things have been humming along at an alarmingly fast rate it seems (does anyone else feel like time is speeding up or something?  Wasn’t it just Christmas…).   There have been oddities too.  The quirky things in life are what make it fun and interesting though!  Take the “plastic” snow for example.  Winter has been hanging on here in Michigan (we had one almost 70 degree day this week, but we are expecting snow again).  Just a couple weeks ago when I stepped outside my house late one night I was greeted by the oddest looking snow scene I’ve … Continue Reading

The Open Heart Attracts Miracles – Five Minute Friday

Open Heart Affirmation by Rebekah

I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday Community today to write on the word of the week as usual.   Because I am working on my poetry books, I won’t be writing today’s post in poetry form (but I did read a poem by Walt Whitman in today’s Poetic Friday Podcast).   Today I’m free flow writing unfiltered and straight from the heart.  The word is OPEN.  When I hear that word, the next word I think of is heart.  I think of both the difficulties we face when having open hearts, and the miracles.  The miracles always trump the difficulties.  I thought I’d write on how the open heart attracts miracles today!         Years ago I probably would have said that the open heart attracts drama … Continue Reading

The Time I Cooked My Daddy Corn Syrup Burgers

Daddy and Me website

There is this wildly popular thing on social media called “Throwback Thursday”.  Since today is Thursday, I thought I’d share a funny cooking disaster story from when I was in the 5th grade.  I’ve had many kitchen foibles over the years, as any experienced cook has.  The time I cooked meat in corn syrup is the very first cooking disaster I ever remember having.  As far as how this relates to living inspired- I’d put it in the category of being bold and trying new things you’ve never done – all by yourself (like a big kid -HA!).  Of course trying new things you aren’t sure you can do is always inspiring-even if you fail.  Failure means you tried it so that is a GOOD thing!     I grew … Continue Reading

Loving YOU: Are You as Good to Yourself as You are to Others?

Love Yourself

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I want to talk about self love today because Valentine’s Day is not just for couples in my book.  We often do so much for others and we treat others with love and kindness, but how are you at loving YOU?  I’m hoping that you take time out to love on yourself and treat yourself as good as you treat those around you.  This is really important as this self love thing trickles down to every aspect of our lives-including our relationships with others.  It affects our self worth, our own personal happiness and our ability to live inspired!  It is also part of a healthy self care practice.  Today I want to tell you how wonderful YOU are and encourage you to love on yourself this … Continue Reading

8 Ways to Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

8 ways to create a romantic valentines dinner for your man

Last year for Valentine’s Day (our first Valentine’s as home owners) I put together a sweet, romantic dinner for two here at home.  I LOVE creating themed tablescapes so today I’m sharing 8 ways to create a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two!  I had to create last year’s Valentine’s Day tablescape with things we already had on hand because we are just starting out and I haven’t yet collected all the things seasoned home owners have.  I’m enjoying this phase though- the putting a life together piece by piece (on a budget) and making due with what we have.  I thought it would be fun to show you what I put together from my little treasure hunt through the house.  This is one of my first tablescapes and the … Continue Reading

Tip of the Week- Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Everyone and Every Budget!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

I love holidays and I love making my loved ones feel special!  This week I’m sharing some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all budgets and all people on your list (even treats for those who can’t have sugar).  Valentine’s Day gift ideas for women, men and kids!  Are you ready to spread a little love around with me?  I won’t separate these gift ideas in categories, because usually the gifts I give for Valentine’s could work for several people on my list.  I will put some suggestions with each item for who the recipients could be and I will make it easy for you by providing costs and links to everything.  This post also includes some of my savvy shopper money saving tips- so don’t miss those!       … Continue Reading

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