What I Did in 2015 (A Document of My Life)

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Hello Inspired Readers!   Here I go again being MIA on the blog .  2015 and now going in to 2016 is full of tons of NEW for me.  I haven’t gone anywhere, I am not abandoning this blog.  I do apologize for posting less in the past year than I used to.  There is a reason for that and it has to do with putting together all the pieces of who I am and what I want to give to the world.  I am working diligently behind the scenes on getting these pieces put together so I can share it all with you, while still adjusting to the first year of being a wife and living in my own home with my man.  I am quirky in that I … Continue Reading

A Holiday Home Tour For You

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Hello Inspired Friends! I’ve made 2 Holiday home tour videos for you and am including a few photos as well.  The photos will be grainy because they were taken with my cell phone at our evening gathering with nothing but candles and twinkle lights on.  Watch the videos though, because at least one of those is well lit so that you can see the decor I did better (plus it shows more of the house, as I’ve only included a few photos below for a sampling).    I’d like to invite you in to my home for the holidays .  I planned on getting this out to you MUCH sooner, but have been run down and feeling icky and have just now started to feel more like a person again.  … Continue Reading

Announcing a New Addition to Our Family!

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Hello Inspired Friends, I’ve been away too long again and missing you and this blog.  This has been the busiest year for me in the past 15 years of my life, with the wedding and the moving to a new home, new job opportunities, etc.  To add to all the newness, we have now added a new member to our little family.  He’s a baby and it’s a boy, but not of the human variety yet ;).  He’s a little black pug puppy and he is adorable!!   Matt and I have dreamed of having a pug for a very long time (throughout our dating years).  When we got a house Matt really wanted a dog.  I think he felt a bit left out because we were the only non … Continue Reading

I’m Back and I’m Married!!

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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

Easter Memories from My Childhood

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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

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

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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

Make Every Day a Celebration!

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Happy start of the week inspired friends!  Today I want to talk about what (for me) is a crucial part of living inspired-making every day a celebration!  It is part of how I create a happy, joy filled life for myself that makes the mundane marvelous (as I like to say).  You can do this in very little ways or in larger ways.  It doesn’t have to be a holiday.  In fact it is BEST when it isn’t one because it keeps life fun during those in between times.  I’ll give you a few tips on how I create ongoing celebrations in my life and also share photos from the tea party I had this weekend as part of my ongoing Christmas/New Year and just plain Winter festivities.   This … Continue Reading

Classy Christmas Decor-My Snowy Owl Tree Topper

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It’s time to come on in to the cozy cottage and see some Christmas decor!  Last year was my first Christmas as a home owner with my very own “grown up” tree.  We live near the woods and I wanted to create an Enchanted Woodland Christmas theme in the upstairs living room.  I saw these cool white snowy owl tree toppers at the Pottery Barn but they were out of my budget.  As luck would have it, I was able to find the same owl for a WAY cheaper price at another store!!  AND, even luckier yet I was able to get my owl tree topper FREE.  I will explain how you can get a faux Pottery Barn snowy owl tree topper for next to nothing (or free depending on … Continue Reading

Letters from Rebekah-It’s Been a Rough Couple Weeks!

” And hard times are good in their own way too.  Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well.  It’s all about light and shade.  Balance. “ – Gabrielle Williams       I have found this to be so true in my life, and for that reason I wouldn’t completely eradicate the dark times.  While I live inspired and write inspiring things for my readers (and for my own healing for that matter!), it is important for me to also share the hard times with you.  I want you to know that my living inspired is a choice.  It’s grown out of a 15 year journey of personal trials and self discovery, which has ultimately led to finding myself again. … Continue Reading

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