July 24, 2013

Inspiration (Insta-Gratitude Week 30)

Thanks Nikki for letting me use this!
Last week, a few of my favorite bloggers in the world decided to host a link up today and I couldn't pass it up, but I also have a commitment to myself to post my daily gratitudes every week.  The beautiful thing is how much these two things are one in the same for me.  Their brilliant link up is asking what inspires you, what gives you ideas to write about.

Helene in Between

I started this blog for a few reasons.  I like writing.  I love pictures.  I love taking a little time each day to reflect on the things I've been thinking about and the things that make me happy.  I wanted a way to document my 30 before 30 list.  I wanted a place to dump the past attempts at blogging I've made so they are in one place.

Other places I go to when looking for ideas?  Other bloggers (StephErinTami and Nadine are a few that I find awesome content on), funny emails, random quizzes in magazines, wine - yes just drinking it inspires me sometimes, trashy television and then there was that one time (or two times) that I went MySpace old school and answered these questions and these questions.

I started my #dailygratitude on Instagram right after Christmas and this is week 30 of sharing it on the blog.  It is one of my favorite posts to write each week because I look at the 7 pictures I posted and get happy about them again.  Being able to make this a link up has been awesome on a whole new level.  Seeing the little things that make other people happy is great for me.

1 - On a 97 degree day, it was kind of nice to reminisce about our awesome Big Sky skiing trip.
2 - I love when those two cuddle... seriously.
3 - Burrito night with J's parents - no meat and they still liked it.
4 - A really good girl's night at the Package Tour and then a slumber party at our house (plus a husband that drives us and puts up with a house full of giggling girls.)

5 - Interrupted yoga is OK when it comes in that little gray form.
6 - My husband to the rescue with a mini flower and an iced Starbucks drink.
7 - The most beautiful summer evening.

So there you have it.  If you are looking for inspiration, take a look around and appreciate some of the little things.

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  1. I think I'm gonna do this!! Your little grey dog is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. You're a better woman than me for being able to keep this up every week. I love it. Especially the mini flower on Sbux!

  3. Thanks for the shout out!

    I really really adored your winter reminiscing on IG. I needed it as the sweat dripped into my eyes.

    I think it is really so important to maintain an attitude of gratitude. You're awesome to give other bloggers a place to do that!

  4. This is such a great linkup - I love it!

  5. I love your pup entirely too much!!! :) I linked up today- yay!!

  6. I love your daily gratitude link up. I think it is so sweet. I want to come play.

  7. I love how you mixed the two. Love love love it. And it's important to ind gratitude and inspiration from the little things! This makes me so happy!

  8. Your pup is too cute. And I love the mini flower with the starbucks...what a sweet guy you've got =)


  9. I'm loving this weekly linkup. It really makes me pause and remember that there is so much to be grateful for!

  10. I will definitely be doing this sometime this week! I am starting to like these Link Ups.. They help me with that million dollar blogging question of "what to write today..."!!
    I see that Quincy made it on another post. Better show my friend that picture too...... :)

  11. P.S. I just realized that this is an older post. LOL Meh- I may still do the link up anyway, better later than possibly never!


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