Meet Fluffy! – Feral Cat of the Week

Fluffy has eyes that are outlined in black and it looks like she wears a little mask :)

If you have been following my blog, by now you have heard about Fluffy several times-mostly due to the stories about the birth of her kittens.  If you want to catch up on any of these stories you may have missed, you can find them all filed under the tab “The Cat Colony” at www.weliveinspired.com.  Fluffy was also mentioned in last week’s cat story about how the colony began and you can read that by clicking HERE if you wish     Fluffy was the second kitten I “tamed” from the feral cat colony that essentially lives behind our backyard (and I have a feeling there are a lot more in the woods and all around the vicinity).  She came to me for help and affection, and of course I … Continue Reading

(Cooking) Tip of the Week- Handy Silicone Trivets!

retro-baking-vintage

  One of the most handy kitchen tools I use is a silicone trivet.  I actually got mine from Avon a long time ago when I used to sell it, but you can get them online and probably at various stores as well.  They are very inexpensive.  This is what mine looks like:     There are lots of uses for these things!  It’s one of those “I don’t know how I lived without it before”, items for me.  There are some obvious uses for a silicone trivet, such as : a trivet (well duh!) haha.  Great for keeping near the stove or on the table to set hot dishes and pots on A hot pad- you can use these in lieu of an oven mitt to grip the handles … Continue Reading

A Cat Called Courage (or how the colony began) Part 2

Meet Courage

  This is Part 2 of the story of a charity that landed right in my backyard.  This is how the cat colony (that I didn’t even know existed) began.  This is the story of a cat called Courage!  If you missed Part 1, make sure to read that first by clicking here : A Cat Called Courage (or how the colony began) Part 1   May was in full bloom and this first little beautiful cat that shyly approached me behind the garden (at the rhubarb patch) had become a fast friend of mine.  It wasn’t long before I noticed he had a little friend.  As I would go meet “Courage” by the bushes each day I started to notice this fluffy little kitten (probably 4 months old) behind … Continue Reading

Inspired by savings- How I get stuff free (or really discounted)!

retro lady vintage image

  With being a brand new blogger, I am slowly but surely getting all of the categories and tabs on my blog filled out!  It’s time to start sharing in another area of my blog for those of you who are on budgets and would like to know how to make the most of your money.  All of the links and tips for getting things free or heavily discounted will be filed under the tab “Let’s save money!”  at weliveinspired.com.  Feel free to come back and refer to them often and even try some of the stuff for yourself   For quite some time now I have had people ask me how I online shop and how I get the deals I do.  I will start out by saying that … Continue Reading

A “Crumby” Story

Are you having a crummy week?  How about a crummy story (literally) to make you feel better?  The events you are about to witness actually did happen-this is not much of a dramatization.  I must warn you that the writing style used is not grammatically correct for humor’s sake and you may find some of the pictures a bit “icky”  Read at your own risk….     Picture it – Girl in the kitchen (that’s me!), after midnight (did I mention I am a night owl?) , embarking on a glorious, new recipe tryin’ , cookin’ adventure towards chocolate bliss…. or NOT.   A friend came over for tea this summer with a wonderful bag of freshly baked chocolate cookies in tow.  I said , ” I must have this … Continue Reading

Autumn Recipe-Potato Ham Soup

Voila!  The finished product.  A bowl of hot, yummy good-ness!

Autumn is quickly approaching and with Fall in the air, I have been starting to crave a hot bowl of soup.  I don’t have a lot of from scratch soup recipes, so I decided this year I am inspired to try some out to add to my recipe book!  What I like about soup is that it’s usually fun and easy to prepare, you can put it in a crock pot to have later.  Plus- usually soup is a healthy,balanced meal complete with veggies and protein. The first new soup recipe I made to (prematurely) kick off Fall (Hey it did drop down to the 50′s tonight!) is for a hearty- Potato Ham Soup!  Ingredients: 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled & cut into small cubes 2 cups water 1 small … Continue Reading

Relaxing Reflections-Inspired by the 23rd Psalm

An oil painting I did a few years ago.

Need something relaxing to meditate on this week?  I thought I would share another one of my “things that feed the soul”  things I have collected over the years-the most beautiful choral arrangement of the 23rd Psalm that I have ever heard ( I think it’s something most anyone of any background would enjoy).   I have always loved the 23rd Psalm and have found it not only to be a great biblical passage-but very poetic as well.  When I read it, I picture a comforting and symbolic scene of a shepherd guiding a lamb through rolling hills of the greenest grass, dotted with trees and clear glass- like streams of water.  In a society where it’s so easy to get caught up in material things, “wants”, and haves or … Continue Reading

A Cat Called Courage (or How the Colony Began)-Part 1

Courage & Me

It was a rainy night in late April.  I put on my London Fog raincoat and went out to the back of the property to cut rhubarb for a pie.  Some people don’t like the rain.  They don’t like to get wet.  I am not one of those people.  I don’t even need an umbrella (unless I have my hair done or am in dressy clothes for some reason).  Personally, I find rain refreshing and storms poetic.   While I was cutting the rhubarb I saw a cute little cat peering at me through the forsythia bushes (which were right behind me).  He looked interested in me but would not approach me.  He seemed very fascinated with my “cutting of the rhubarb” and watched from a distance.  I felt sorry … Continue Reading

Everything is Beautiful

August Feet

You are Beautiful-One of a Kind and Uniquely Beautiful…..Just the way you are.     Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson sing “Everything is Beautiful”.  Great montage of photos depicting different kinds of beauty.  There is even beauty to be found in the midst of storms :)  If you are an email subscriber and can’t see the video, just go directly to the website by clicking on my logo icon weliveinspired.com , or click this youtube link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fPXF66qa4   Let’s make it a beautiful day! ~Rebekah

It All Starts With Gratitude

My Gratitude Journal.  The cover makes me think of that saying about carving your blessings in stone and your troubles in sand...

I want to introduce you to another section of my blog I will be adding content to.  It’s called “Gratitude Journal” and is listed under the tab “Inspiration Station” at the top of my website.  This is another area that I invite you to participate in if you wish!   If you haven’t read my “About” page, I talk a little bit in there about how I came up with the name of this website, and what “living inspired” is all about to me.  One of the things I have done in the past decade or so is keep a gratitude journal.  When I first started it, I was kind of at a crossroads in my life (coming out of teen years and starting to enter adulthood) where I was … Continue Reading

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