Meet Apollo! Feral Cat of the Week

Apollo-Feral Cat of the Week

This week’s featured outdoor colony cat is a sweet boy that I named Apollo.  I have a soft spot in my heart for him because of his sweet nature, but also because he looks so much like the very first cat that started this whole thing, Courage.  (Click on the word Courage at left to read the story of how this all began.) Courage disappeared before he was supposed to be taken in to get spayed.  It’s been almost 2 months now, so I am thinking he is gone for good :(  but that is for another story.  I think it is possible that Courage and Apollo are brothers.       For one thing, Apollo is the only other cat from this colony that has a long and lanky, … Continue Reading

(Funny) Five Minute Friday – Race

Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quote

Who needs a good chuckle at my expense this week?  Look no further!  This week’s 5 min. Friday started with a major blonde moment on my part, and since there is this rule that you can’t over think this, you can’t backtrack, and you just have to write what comes to mind for 5 minutes flat, I left it just as it happened-blonde moment and all :)  Maybe I shouldn’t get so excited about 5 min. Fridays that I stay up past midnight to write these!  Surely this is to blame…   My friend Becky and I did this project together while we were Skype chatting tonight, and since she is not a blogger, she will be leaving her 5 min. Friday in the comments section below (at the website-for … Continue Reading

My First Blog Gift Giveaway-For National Feral Cat Day!

National Feral Cat Day FB

I am so excited to be doing a giveaway for 2 Free Inspirational (and adorable may I add) gift items with photos and words from my We Live Inspired! website.  This is not about me, but rather to raise awareness for what I think is a very worthy cause..and a cause I am passionate about.  Everyone is welcome to enter, and feel free to spread the word, as it does help raise more awareness.   If you have been reading the stuff I write at We Live Inspired!, then you have probably noticed I have been doing more stories about cats these days.  This is not a strictly cat blog by the way, but I did get inspired to start this blog after going through the loss of my doggie … Continue Reading

Meet Pumpkin! Feral Cat of the Week Part 2

Pumpkin the feral cat

It’s time for Part 2 to the story of Pumpkin, who is our feral cat of the week.  If you missed part one and want some cute pictures and an introduction to her, please click HERE   When I first met Pumpkin she was very skinny. Many of the feral cats in this colony looked like they were starving.  As I mentioned in Part 1 of the story, I have some funny things to share and one tragic one.  I want to end on a pleasant note, so I will start with the tragedy.   I didn’t know it at the time, but when Pumpkin came to me this Spring, she was already pregnant.  You couldn’t tell because she was so skinny.  Once she started getting used to me and … Continue Reading

Five Minute Friday (poem)- Welcome

a picture I took of a cozy corner of my room

It’s time for another 5 min. Friday (my second one).  What is this you ask?  Well us writers are given 1 word (and we are not given the word ahead of time, I assume so that we can’t ponder it all week) and then we are supposed to set a timer for 5 min. and just write whatever we can think of with that word.  No backtracking, no over analyzing, no worrying about mistakes.  It’s interesting that is for sure! I had a hard time with today’s word “Welcome” and must confess I sat there blank for a bit at first.  Here is my poem about Welcome:   Go   Welcome A picture of Grace with arms wide open not restricting , not folded down Hands reaching out to another- … Continue Reading

Autumn Appetizers-Bacon Cheddar Ham Cups!

Fresh out of the oven

Get ready for an easy YUMMY Fall recipe that makes the perfect party food or dinner complement!  While most of the things I make in the kitchen are from scratch and made with organic ingredients, once in awhile I just want something quick and easy to prepare that is a crowd pleaser.  When it comes to cookin’ (not baking), I quite often don’t have a set recipe-I just throw stuff together (but with a plan in mind of course).  I will do my best to tell you the quantities I used for this recipe , and if you like you can adjust things to your taste.  It’s a pretty flexible recipe!   Here is what you will need: Muffin pans (this recipe makes about 20 muffins) 1 container of refrigerated … Continue Reading

Meet Pumpkin-Feral Cat of the Week-Part 1

Meet Pumpkin-Feral Cat of the Week

If you are new to my blog and are wondering what is up with this cat thing I am doing, we have a feral cat colony problem in my neighborhood.  No one else (that I know of) is helping, and being the animal lover/compassionate person that I am, I (and my caring family members) had to do something about the problem.  These cats are not all my indoor pets, but I am their outdoor caregiver I guess you could say.  If you would like to read the story about a cat called “Courage” and how this colony thing began, just click HERE for part 1, and HERE for part 2.   This week I want to introduce you to a pretty calico cat named Pumpkin Patch aka “Pumpkin“.   How … Continue Reading

Inspirational Five Minute Friday: Grasp

Michigan-The Great Lakes State

Today’s blog post is something new I tried this week.  It’s a 5 min. writing exercise prompted by Lisa-Jo, a community leader at the InCourage (part of Dayspring) network for women.  I was a bit chicken to do it, but anyways…here goes. If you are a blogger and want to participate in 5 min. Fridays, there is a new word prompt each week , and you can click through the link at the bottom of this to check it out. Rules: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them … Continue Reading

How to Make Money When You Shop!

chirstmas shopping vintage image

We all shop, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes just because – (especially us women ).  Do you want to know how to get PAID to shop?  – How to make extra money doing something you are already doing and not spend more than a few extra seconds doing it?  I will show you what I do.  I actually get checks in the mail when I shop.  Extra money back in to my wallet.  I wanted to share this with you now, because Christmas is right around the corner (can you believe it ?) and you may as well make money when you are spending money, right?  This is another tip for you on how I make my budget stretch and how you can too!     The key word … Continue Reading

The Book Nook- A little corner of learning, growing, inspiration & fun!

childrenreading

It’s time for another inspiring area of my blog (with a little story below for you) that has helped me to “live inspired” for well- my whole life actually!  Books and libraries are a huge part of who I am and I wanted to have a place on my website for us to share in the books that make us laugh, learn, grow, enjoy, feel entertained, get inspired, or maybe just cope with all of life’s ups and downs.  This cozy little corner of my blog can be located as a tab on my main website page and is called “The Book Nook”.  I will be sharing a wide variety of books and inspiring snippets with you, and please by all means, if you have read any of the books … Continue Reading

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