{Friday Flair} What Inspires Me

Happy {almost} Friday!!  I am going to take a break from "Who I Am" for a bit and take the opportunity to share some thoughts.

Don't be fooled… Blogging is HARD. Way harder than I would have ever imagined when my Mom said, "I have a friend named Gabby who has a blog, you're creative you should start a blog."  Thanks Mom!  Here's the break down of that…

My Mom's friend is Gabby Blair from Design Mom… Wah Wah.  At that time I wasn't much of a blog reader and I was so naive. Sure, I'll take a light hearted suggestion from my Mom and become the next Gabby Blair.  Right, that's not possible! 

Gabby is a super star and Gabby is Gabby, just like Ree is Ree {The Pioneer Woman} and Angie is Angie {Bakerella.} Those spots are already taken and it would be doing yourself an injustice to try to mold yourself to become something that you are not. What we CAN do is take their inspiration to then discover who WE are and stake a claim on our little spot in this world.


These and many, many more of you out there inspire me every day to be my best self.  To NOT give up and accept second best.  To push myself to learn and to grow. To NOT give in to those voice who say "you can't."  To allow myself to create and to strive to find my authentic self. I LOVE blogging for these very reasons. 

I am grateful for the pioneers like Gabby, Ree, Angie and so many more who helped create a medium where we can connect one with another, build each other up and share our loves.  I am grateful for all of you who are so willing to share your amazing talents every week during Friday Flair… you ALL inspire me everyday!

With that said, I will get off my soap box {quite honestly I needed to hear all of that probably more than any of you} and get the PARTY STARTED!!!

Now it's Party Time!!!

It’s Friday Flair… show us what you have {Whipped-Up} this week!

Here are the sticky rules {you know rules are in place so that no one gets their feelings hurt or their eye poked out! So let’s play nice.}
  • Please link up only your own projects, and link to the specific post, not your blog home page. No Etsy shops or giveaways, please.
  • You must grab a WhipperBerry button from the sidebar and include it somewhere in the post you’re linking, or on your home page (a text link is great too).
  • Stay and mingle (remember, it’s a party!), and leave a couple comments for other guests!



  1. says

    Hi Girls! We haven’t share a tutorial in awhile…this one is a goodie!

    Happy Friday!
    Carrie and Angie

  2. says

    I had to stop by and compliment you on the “Boo” bag over at eighteen25! Really nice end product and instructions easily understood! Thanks for sharing!


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