What Makes You Smile?

While I don't have any pictures of our first date, this is an earlier photo that shows Matt with the car he picked me up on on our first date.  Fond memories!  I loved that car and thought it was one of the coolest cars in town :)

Today (August 26) is my fiance’s birthday, so in honor of that I am writing a special post that is about the topic of things that make us smile, but also about my first date with Matt (the 2 are tied together).   Matt and I met at a party at a mutual acquaintance’s house.  It’s kind of funny because it wasn’t a place either one of us usually went to (in fact I think it was the first time either of us had gone), but we happened to both show up on the same night.  I won’t go in to the whole story in the post (too long) , but will just say that it was the typical guy sees girl across a semi crowded room and asks about … Continue Reading

Seeking Comfort

Kittens in the Pillows

Today’s inspiration on seeking comfort was inspired by the newborn kittens (who were 1 month old when I took their pictures for this post last week).  If you would like to follow the inspirational stories of their growing up days, you can click Here to read the story of the night they were born, or click Here to read the story of the day they opened their eyes.   They are getting bigger now and are more active, so I let them have their run of the laundry room most of the day.  Last week when I went in the laundry room, I couldn’t find the kittens anywhere.  I have tried to “kitten” proof the room as much as possible, but I was concerned that maybe they had gotten stuck … Continue Reading

Inspired by “Simple Truths” – Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

Need a little end of the week inspiration?  While most of my website pictures, art, and writing will be 100% original, once in awhile I will be sharing inspirational stuff I find on the web that I think may benefit you as well.   Years ago when I was trying to take life’s negatives and turn them in to positives, I set out to “collect” things that made me feel good.  I think part of the path to living inspired, is to surround yourself with things that lift you up, instead of make you feel down ( a reason why I don’t watch the news a lot haha).  I have found that what we surround ourselves with (in the way of music, what we read, what we watch, listen to, … Continue Reading

When You Feel Like Quitting- Inspired by Perseverance

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To Give Up or Not to Give Up-That is the Question…    Today’s post was supposed to be a different topic.  I spent several hours on a cute graphic art project that I couldn’t wait to share with you, but when I went to save it tonight my computer said that an error occurred and it deleted the whole project!!  How heartbreaking to have wasted all that time, knowing even if I redo it, I won’t be able to draw it exactly the same.   Do you know what thoughts went through my head?  (after lots of Oh No’s, gasping and sighing) – “I lost all of that work that I had worked so hard to perfect!  I should just quit!  I will never be able to recreate my vision … Continue Reading

Seeing the World for the First Time

Just a funny picture I took to make you smile.  :)

If you read my very first 2 part Blog post (To Everything There is a Season), then you know about the birth of Fluffy’s 2 kittens.   (If you want to catch up and read this story in miracles click here)   Today the kittens are 3 weeks old.  The white kitten started to open her eyes at around the 10 day mark and the black one was lagging behind about a day or 2.  When they first started to open their eyes they were just little partially open slits.  Now they are wide open.  So cute!  They are growing so fast….     The interesting thing about kittens is that they are born both blind and deaf!  Their tiny little ears are folded in and of course their eyes are … Continue Reading

To Everything There is a Season Part 2

Another Picture of the kittens at 1 week old-Napping together

Missed Part 1 of this Story?  Click Here It happened on a Monday night around supper time.  I went outside to care for the cat colony (you will learn more about that in the future if you follow my blog!) and saw a puddle on the back step.  One of the kittens I had adopted, and was planning on bringing indoors this winter, had been looking chubby around the middle.  I had guessed she was pregnant but figured she had a couple of weeks at least until she would give birth.  Boy was I wrong!  When I saw that puddle on the back step, I had this feeling that her water broke (even though I didn’t know the signs of cat labor haha).   “Fluffy”  ran over to me and climbed … Continue Reading

A New Kind of Ice-Cream Sandwich

As the saying goes- “You learn something new every day!”   Today was one of those days.  Although at times frustrating, Life is FULL of ridiculous and funny moments and with the right perspective and sense of humor, you can find plenty of things out there to keep you laughing your way through life!   Let me start out by saying that today actually started out quite frustrating.  Due to some issues with our small town not getting a good signal with ATT, my fiance and I decided it was time to switch our cell phones to Verizon.  My Motorola Atrix Smart Phone was replaced with a new Droid Razr.  I spent quite a long time on the phone with customer service about a few different things (mostly to do … Continue Reading

To Everything There Is A Season

A Picture of our adorable Aussie "Kassie"

Welcome to Live Inspired , My brand new website/blog (www.weliveinspired.com)!  While my first blog story starts out a little sad, I promise you it is a story of miracles!  Miracles are all around us.  Some are tiny miracles , so you have to be on the lookout for them.  Others are more obvious- like my blog story here today… ♦ A few weeks ago, my dog Kassie got suddenly ill and to make a long story short was in acute renal failure.  We knew she was getting older, but she had been a seemingly healthy, happy dog until her kidneys stopped working.  When we took her to the vet he talked to us about having her put down, but her pain had ceased,  so we decided to bring her home.  … Continue Reading

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