Simple Thymes…

So inspired by the simple pleasures on these lovely blogs…

  Susan Branch

   Miss Mustard Seed


I’ve been enjoying these thought-provoking podcasts…

  Unlocking Us (Brene Brown)

  Together Apart (Priya Parker)

  Super Soul Conversations (Oprah Winfrey)

The Morgan Harper Nichols Show

The Good Life Project

Exactly Enough Time (Stacy Julian)


Paper & Ink…

Great card making techniques on these blogs…                                             

Dies from Papertrey Ink and Wplus9 Dies from Papertrey Ink and Wplus9

  Jennifer McGuire Ink

♥   K Werner Design

♥   The Greetery

♥   The Frugal Crafter

♥   Doublestick Heaven


♥   Operation Write Home


I’ve been enjoying these creative podcasts…

  Artists for Joy

  The Creative Exponent

♥  The Accidental Creative

♥  Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert


Wonderful garden inspiration on these blogs…

Siberian Iris with Birdbath Siberian Iris in our Friendship Garden

Garden Therapy

The Garden Diaries

♥  Plant Postings

♥  Wellywoman

I’ve been enjoying these gardening podcasts…

♥  Still Growing…

♥  A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach

  The Daily Gardener

You Tube: Garden Answer


Social Justice…

Learning about anti-racism by listening to Black voices… (You Tube videos)

♥  Color Blind or Color Brave?  – Mellody Hobson (TED Talk)

♥  Coming to Terms with Racism’s Inertia  –  Rachel Cargle  (TEDx Talk)

♥  Brave Together – The Next Question (Ep. 6): Austin Channing Brown & Brene Brown

♥  Color Blind to Color Bold (Art Community)  –  Rachel Juanita (Soul Reign Art)

♥  White Parents, Raising Black Children – Uncomfortable Conversations w/ A Black Man (Ep. 6): Emmanuel Acho

♥  Black in America: Let’s Talk UNcomfortable Experiences!  –  Dr. Frita




What blogs always inspire you?     What podcasts inspire you?

Hope you will share with us!







6 thoughts on “Inspiration

    • Thanks for stopping to visit, Catherine! It’s always fun to discover new boards on Pinterest. I will check out Rene’s boards. ♡

  1. If you like vintage/shabby chic, she is wonderful! I’ve taken her classes here in Kansas City. Hopefully she’ll be opening a shop this year! So many scrapbook/card stores have closed…even Archiver’s, sigh!

    • It’s wonderful to have a local scrapbooking/card making shop! Ours have slowly disappeared, too. I miss Archiver’s dearly. It was filled with inspiration, a place to learn, and a wonderful gathering place for kindred spirits. We are so fortunate that our public library now offers wonderful card making classes and a new Papercrafting Club, too! I just love learning new skills. Thanks so much for stopping by today, Catherine!♡

  2. Dawn, I was re-reading the Susan Branch
    tea post again (so exciting and lovely) and
    then decided to reacquaint myself with your
    beautiful blog. What a sweet gift to find my
    blog name on this page! I’m extremely touched
    and grateful — thank you!!!

    xo Suzanne

    • Heartfelt thanks for your kind words, Suzanne! I’m so glad you visited our Inspiration page. Your lovely blog, Privet and Holly, has had a special place here for two years, ever since my blog began. Your words inspire me so much, and I find myself thinking about your posts for a long while after I read them! Sending hugs! ♡

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