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

Make Your Own Perseverance Poncho! -Vintage Knitting Pattern

Now that's better (no more invisible arms)!  This chenille poncho is a reminder to me of what can happen when you don't give up too soon.

I want to introduce a new category I will be posting stuff under occasionally.   Since creating is my passion, I have a category tab on my home page called “Let’s Create!”  There will be various different sub categories under this tab in the future, but for now you will find “Let’s Get Cookin’ “ (which already has some content) and now my newest sub category “Knit Together.”  My goal is to make this section of my blog a fun area of participation where you can create along with me. In the future I will probably do some YouTube video tutorials on how to knit different things.  I also will try to share a variety so that people at all different creative levels of experience can join in.  It’s more fun … Continue Reading

Tip of the Week-How to check your voicemail from another phone

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Have you ever had the need to check your voice mail messages from a phone other than your cell phone?  This is a really short, but useful tip of the week that may come in handy for you at some point.   Maybe you went on a trip or are just out & about and forgot your phone.  Maybe your phone has gotten lost or been stolen (this just happened to my friend Becky).  Whatever the reason, it is really easy to check your cell phone messages from another phone.   All you have to do is dial your cell phone number from any phone and when the greeting comes on, press the pound sign on your phone (pound is the number sign) and then enter your password for your … Continue Reading

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

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