If you didn't get a chance to drop by everyone's blog's yesterday, you still can! See the links on yesterday's post. For a sneak peek, Just look at a very small portion of what treasures could be found:
Sherry blew my mind with her creative (and thrifty) workspace! Who couldn't feel inspired sitting at this home office? All on a budget!
Using her PINK hammer, Cindy from Cottage Instincts crafted this creative board, that has lots of character and characters. All this and no need for a hubby's help. Yesssssssss!
While over at Cindy's be sure and enter her giveaway. Handmade Soaps. Yum, lucious, wonderful.
Kristin of the Goat, made these sweet "chalkboard" tags for her highschool reunion attendees for mere pennies! Cute as pie!
Joan at the Potting Shed-Anything Goes Here made these adorable skeleton key necklaces. She invited shoppers to "add your own junk to them" to personalize the necklaces. They are For Sale!
Now Ms. Dixie in from the naughy sounding, French Lique,Texas (pronouced, French Lick) found this pair of real silver for a mere $5.00 at Market Days. Gorgeous!
I didn't know if I ever told you about my online store (ya know, the one you inspired me to open?) It's kinda empty right now, but I've got a few things in there. You can find it HERE. I also have a post up with a few vintage finds where you can purchase directly from my blog. The Vintage Sale link is HERE.
And, I don't know if I have ever thanked you for all your support, inspiration and just plain ol' friendship. Isn't it amazing how we get so attached to our bloggy buddies. You seem like a friend I've had forever, yet we've never met. (Yeah, we really need to do lunch one day!)
Hope you're having a FABULOUS day!
Love & hugs,
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Gina, Thank you so much! That is one of the sweetest emails I have ever gotten! I am so appreciative. I cannot imagine that I have ever been inspirational, for I receive so much inspiration, as I have said over and over, from all of you-my blogger friends! So I am touched that someone might find me inspiratinal every once in a while. Why though, can't it be my kids-why can't my never ending household chore duties inspire them to chip in? But I digress. Thank you Gina, and thank you all for your creative inspiration and talents and most of all your friendships. I am most blessed by each one of you. Thank you!
I checked out Gina's wares for sale...and I have made my list of wants. Now I have to save (though everything is very reasonable!). Great job, Gina! I am so glad that you are using your creativeness and thriftiness to create lovelies that others will also love and be inspired by when using in their own homes. Now that's talent! I love it!
Finally, a challenge for each of you this weekend: to Pay It Forward. Be is buying coffee for the lady behind you in the Starbucks line, or the Mom in the drive through who has Kids Meals, Let someone out in Traffic, Surprise Someone with Supper this weekend, write and mail a note of encouragement or "thinking of you today" -whatever. And most importantly, do it with a Smile. You never know what burdens someone else carries, a simple smile could be the light in their day!
I would love to hear your pay it forward stories this weekend and share on Monday.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Get out and L*I*V*E it. Really LIVE it.
Sing Loud & Dance.