Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A 101st Post GIVEAWAY!

Since I didn't have it all together to celebrate my 100th post! A 101st post celebration it is!!

I'm been racking my brain trying to come up with a giveaway that I think each and every one of you would love. 

A magazine subscription? 
A handmade treat?
A bag full of my "favorite things"?
A yarn and ornament wreath?

While all of these are good ideas, I think you will like what I'm about to tell you just a tad bit more. 

I will be giving away....

drum roll please....

An itsy-bitsy-not so expensive....

SHOPPING SPREE!!!!

Ok the real deal is... I love Etsy.com. No, I don't have an Etsy store and to be frankly honest... I have never purchased ANYTHING on the site before, but I love spending way too much time looking at all the adorable lovelies. I always THINK about buying something, but I never do. So, over the next week I'll be sharing with you my favorite little Etsy finds.

And...

My very first Etsy purchase will be spent on one of YOU! My dearest blog readers!

In honor of 100 posts of blogging, and the little bits of inspiration I gather every day from each and every one of you,  I would like to gift you with an Etsy item of YOUR choice up to $50.oo (please no pieces of furniture that will cost me my savings to ship!) 

Yep, YOU get to pick what you get for the giveaway! I told you that you would like it. Every girl loves to shop!

Here's how you enter. It's VERY difficult. :)

Leave me a comment on this post sharing WHO, WHAT, or WHERE inspires you. 
(Make sure I have a way to email you to let you know if you win)

Want an extra entry? 

Tell your blog readers about my giveaway, with a link to Inspired Kara, and leave me another comment letting me know you've linked...and there you go...double entries!

You'll have a FULL week to enter. The comments will close at the end of the evening next Tuesday, January 20th. Then, I'll randomly select a winner. 

So there you have it. Hop to it. 50 bucks at Etsy!

Thank you so much for joining me here on my tiny little blog. I love each and every one of you. 

Let the commenting and linking begin!!!

Come back and see me!
~Kara

151 comments:

Debilou said...

Wow what a give-a-way,, I am inspired by soooo many bloggers,, from ones that craft & sew (all listed on my blog roll) to others that are inspiring with their words (mabelshouse and lifeingrace).. Thanks for sharing ,, I will definitely put the word out on my blog too! Love your blog by the way

Handmade Housewife... said...

That's more than an itsy bitsy shopping spree. That's a very generous amount! This is a little unconventional, but I'm inspired by the thrill of the hunt. I love finding something stuck in a corner or under a table in a second hand store, and then thinking of where it would fit in my house. A little backwards, but it works for me.

-Hayley

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Kara! Your giveaway sounds fabulous!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow girl...that is one fabolous give-away! I am inspired by soooo many as well....crfts, decorating, scrapbooking, sewing, do it yourself house improvements....I LOVE "this womans cottage life"....I am sure you have been there...too many to list. I LOVE your starbuck goodies...I was eyeing those in one of their displays....you lucky duck. cherry

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

That would be hard to choose! I might be a tassle from Nester or a sign from Susie Harris.
Great giveaway!

Liz said...

Me! Pick me!

Ok, I'm inspired by lots of new things everyday... today it would have to be these blogs:

http://simplyvintagegirl.com/blog/
http://lucyknows.typepad.com/
http://lolabboutique.blogspot.com/

Caroline said...

WOW what an amazing giveaway!! hmmm who/what insipres me most.
I would have to say my grandma. She is always fun- she takes me on shopping trips, teaches me to cook/sew, how to be patient, kind and loving. by the way how do i let you know an email address? could you just post a comment on my blog if i won?

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my. This is a pretty amazing give a way! You were not kidding when you said that I would love it! :o) I spend a great deal of time glancing through Etsy. Those that inspire me the very most are other bloggers. A couple that come to mind are those who sew and feather their nests (on my blog side bar) but a real favorite to read is Mabel's House. I wait for her to post. :o)
My life has been richly blessed because of bloggers I have come in contact with. :o) Including you!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Caroline said...

hey i made a post on my blog!

Lauren said...

THATS AMAZING! oh the things i would buy...the jewelry..anyways!
Thats great!

Who, what inspires me:
My great grandma. She's dead..but she's my "link to the past" I inherited her cameo, her old perfume bottles, her husbands class ring.
Also, My best friend, she inspires me with her great sense of style. She's always coming up with great fashion ideas.
Isaac Mizrahi inspires me with his idea to have an "inspiration board" a place to put random pieces of inspiration, fashion, paint swatches etc.
And....My pastor inspires me by bringing out God's word in a way that is real and new to me, and that is truly inspiring. Old movies inspire me and make me wish for an old time life style.
Anyways..im gonna post this on my blog!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, my, my this is quite the giveaway. As you know from reading my last post, I would love to get a little something from the Susie Harris Etsy shop. Oh, the things I could spend $50.00 on. It would be a blast.
As for inspiration, I am inspired daily by my Saviour Jesus Christ and the unimaginable love He has for each of us undeserving people. Then I would have to say my amazing family who also, I do not deserve. I see a trend here. I am so lucky. Thank you for having this great giveaway. I hope to get a chance to link to it!!

Katie said...

um... EXCITED!!!!!!!!

So many things are running through my head, but having just finished with the quarterly today I'd have to say people's servant heart. It was awe inspiring to see people start helping in areas without being asked. It says just so very much about a person's character; like the guy who helped set up the lunch table after seeing us start it. And, that was right after me telling him he'd have to wait to eat since he hadn't RSVPed. Just awesome!!!!

abby said...

awesome giveaway! welll... a lot of things inspire me. First of all, Jesus inspires me. He is my Lord and my Saviour!

my best friend inspires me with her cheerfulness, my family inspires me, and my grandmother, who has taught me many, many things. Also, fashion inspires me to be creative.

I don't have a blog, but i will comment on someone else's about your give-a-way.
this is an awesome giveaway! very generous!

Natalie said...

I *love* Etsy!!!

DD just happened to message me with a "Cullen Crest" necklace - a pretty straightforward hint that she'd like it, lol.

I'm inspired by soooo many talented bloggers. Seriously. I can't hang. But I'm hoping that by soaking up enough of it through my eyes, I'll eventually glean a bit of talent.

Great give away & blog!

Katie said...

ps... I just linked to you on my blog!!!

Oh yes! I'm that devoted!

duchess said...

Oh my gosh. That's way too generous.
While you're out browsing around check out Bienvenue's shop. Susie does some wonderful handpainted signs & of course Nester's tassels.
Thanks.

duchess said...

Ok - I'm all linked up.
Thanks, again.

Natasha said...

Oh my really, I will echo the words of what a give-a-way!! For me there are many things that inspire me espcially the incredible bloggers out there. But beneath that is my children. They are the reason that I began to express myself in the crafty/ sewing medium in the first place. They are why I try to create a more beautiful life for them to grow up in. So all inspiration begins and ends with four precious lives that have been gifted to me.

Julia said...

I'll bite on this one! Congrats on 101 posts, miss thang.

What inspires me: my patients at the hospital, each and every day. If you aren't sure what true love really is, just take a second to notice an elderly couple at a hospital: one is a patient, the other a loyal visitor. Some will even sleep on cots next to the hospital bed just to be close.

Imagine that the husband suffered a stroke 18 years ago, and ever since the wife has been taking care of him....lovingly, unselfishly, and without complaining. Sure she has to help him stand up, sit down, walk to the bathroom, get dressed, etc....but she does it without question because she loves him. To her, he's still the same young man she married nearly 60 years ago, just with a wicked limp and a bald head:) The way they look at each other with their wrinkly little faces, and the way they hold hands when nobody else is in the room inspires me to be a better person.

It makes me rush home and hug my husband because you never know what lies in the future. But loving someone so deeply and so unselfishly inspires me, every day.

Melissa said...

Hi Kara, I stumbled upon your blog one day and just love checking in every now and then and seeing what has recently inspired you!

As for what inspires me, I'd have to say reading blogs! I'm a big foodie and I love going to other's food blogs to get ideas and thoughts on what to bake next. Hope I win - great giveaway!!

cindysherritt said...

Finding all these great blogs is making me giddy! Angie Smith with her blog "Bring on the Rain" inspires me, because she is a woman on fire for God. My husband because he is a man after God's heart, and because he loves me and makes me, a better me. And lastly, my mom, who has just entered a nursing home - it isn't ideal, but the grace she shows is very humbling.
Cindy
j.sherritt@tx.rr.com

Susie Harris said...

How wonderful is this! I must say that you sure do know how to give a giveaway my friend. I feel so honored to have my friends support. "big smiles here". Way to go~

Kat C. said...

My inspirations:

Who: My family--strong, funny, bonded
What: people who live in the streets but still manage to inspire me
Where: The beach--calm, peaceful, but nonetheless challenging

katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

Jordan said...

Wow congrats on the 100th post! =]
I'm inspired by many blogs that I have read. Especially all the parents who have lost children but have not let their faith waver, but who have made it even stronger. =]

Misti said...

What a generous heart you have, little lady! This is my very first visit to your blog and what a surprise! I am also new to Etsy, which is the coolest thing around other than blogland.
I am inspired and touched by the community of bloggers, and how they encourage each other to do more. How bloggers inspire one another each and every day to do what we love, whether it is decorating, cooking, or just sharing our everyday lives.
Hope I am the lucky winner! I want Nester's tassels...
~Misti

*~*allie*~* said...

Oh I love etsy and hope you make a purchase for yourself soon! It is so meaningful to buy something that is homemade and you know that the seller is directly benefiting from your purchase!

I'd have to say that my new daughter inspires me everyday--she inspires me to make new outfits and accessories, inspires me to live life in the moment and, just generally inspires me to be a better person and mom. *sigh* i love being a mom

AndreaLeigh said...

What an awesome giveaway! You are very generous. I'm inspired by the ocean. Nothing is as soothing or peaceful as the sounds and smells of the sea.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Thanks so much! I'm an Etsy seller and I can tell you it's addicting! I enjoy your blog!
-Kim

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, you are SO generous! What a lovely giveaway! So many things inspire me, but I have to say I have found SO MUCH inspiration from fellow bloggers! They are such an amazingly creative group of people. From the everyday mundane to the wonderful projects to the heart-wrenching posts, bloggers keep me savoring life.

Thanks for the WONDERFUL giveaway and Happy Blogging!!

xoxo

Carol said...

I am so inspited by all of the bloggers I have "met" and connected with. You are inspiring me right now to think about how to celebrate my 100th post (I am at 98). Anyway, I would love to win some goodies at Etsy. I spend a lot of time looking too. Thanks for the great chance. Carol

Carol said...

Me again for my 2nd entry. I put a link to your blog on my blog! Thanks. Carol

Queen Bean said...

Etsy rocks! All of the great blogs I read inspire me...to decorate, make crafts, rearrange the stuff I already have. Deana

Heidi said...

oh My...Many things inspire me based on the mood I am in. Sometimes it the perfection of an amazing photograph, or capturing the story or emotion in a scrapbook layout. BUt those are the creative juices thinking.

I am also inspired to be a good and honest person. It's so easy to get down and want out, but having such great examples of how to overcome evil and be strong, yet caring individuals has been inspiring journey.

Heidi said...

Just wanted to let you know you are linked :)
www.sunshinequeen.wordpress.com

Joy said...

OOOHHHHH! How Fun! I've never bought anything on Etsy either. But I am amazed at the talent that people who well there have.
Congrats on your 101 post! I hope you have many more posts to come!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy 101st post! I am a mosaic artist and I was lucky enough to travel to Italy this past spring. Spent some time at the Vatican museum and was in absolute awe over the amazing mosaics I saw there.
Penny

The Pink Potpourri said...

i LOVE this giveaway!!!

i am inspired most by the women I am surrounded by at my school and church. they are very godly women who have already experienced life in the ministry that my husband and I are about to embark on, so i'm soaking up as much knowledge from them as i can while we're here at school :)

The Pink Potpourri said...

and i just linked your giveaway on my blog under today's Hiliarities! (1/14 post)

thepinkpotpourri{at} yahoo

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Congrats on your 100th (or 101st) post! I think your etsy idea is a great one! You don't have to enter me in the giveaway...I feel like I have so much on my plate right now I would probably lose my mind if something else came up! But good luck! It sounds so fun! :)
Carrie

Mrs. Olsen said...

I'm inspired by my daughter. She makes me want to be a better person so she has a good example to follow. rebolsen at gmail dot com
babiesbeautiful dot etsy dot com

Sweet Simplicity said...

Congrats on your 101st post!! What a great giveaway! I'm inspired by moms that seem to do it all. I'm not a mom yet and I'm just amazed by these women who work, have families, faith and blog! :)
ldkirkpatrick@gmail.com

Sweet Simplicity said...

Just put a link to you on my blog! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

So twist my arm! I would love to win your giveaway. OK, my most inspiring person right now is Eddie Ross. Since I just had the pleasure of shopping with him, it was just a blast!

Trina said...

I seriously love Etsy and have made several purchases there! I have a few things in my wishlist too :)

About what inspires me, it's mainly other people, what I see them do or create. It inspires me to try things I might not have thought of myself. Which is why I love your blog, because it inspires me.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Happy 101st Post sweet Kara! I just found out that you & I are both celebrating 100 posts! Yippee! I am having a giveaway too...come by and enter and please enter my name in yours...I love etsy! I sell a few of our custom rugs on their too.

V and Co. said...

martha stewart living magazine and country living magazine are my favorite inspirational mags. congrats on your 101 post!

Shelby said...

blogs! i find new things to think about or do every day!

Diane Conn said...

I'm inspired by random things. I'll be happily driving/walking/sleeping and I'll see something that makes me want to create. My problem is that I think about said project for weeks and months and I usually never get around to doing it.
Thats why I love etsy. After I think about my dream project for way to long, I just go buy someone else's!

SmrfChic said...

what an awesome giveaway!
I am so inspired by all of the women and blogs that I faithfully read every day. So many wonderful ideas and innovations!

Andy and Kelly said...

Hi! I found your site through the Pink Potpouri! I would LOVE an Etsy shopping spree! I, like you, Love to look, but have yet to buy anything! It's such an inspiring site, especially since I make tons of stuff, but have yet to sell anything on there either. Maybe I should do that! Thank you for such a fun give away, I hope I win!

lindsey said...

First time visitor, found you through Joys of Home. :) I would love to win. I find a lot of inspiration in others. Joy has given me the inspiration to become a master with the spray paint!

Janice said...

I am a first time visitor. I found you on Joy. I am excited to come back and visit your blog again. What inspires me is being able to see what others are doing, the scriptures inspire me to live a better life and I love music. Music is a great way to be inspired. I have been blogging just a few months and have enjoyed opening my heart and coming out of my comfort zone. This has been good for me to do. Thanks for your blog and I will visit again. I'm not sure how to link. Sorry, I'm still learning all this.

Sarah said...

Well, Etsy inspires me! I also love to read blogs about decorating, and families. My favorite is www.cfhusband.blogspot.com.

krissa reann said...

I love giveaways...I love all these crafty blogs. They definitely inspire me to be more crafty...hence why we started a craft blog as well...
thanks for the giveaway!
krissareann@gmail.com

amyrogers1 said...

My kids inspire me! They inspire me to be a better Mommy, Wife, and Friend. They inspire me to forgive and forget. They inspire me to make it to Heaven!

Jenn said...

Blogs inspire me--I love to see what people are making or doing.

zentmrs said...

Congrats on 101 posts!

The Mr inspires me to be a better person. So many creative bloggers inspire me to do things outside of my comfort zone. And in my photography, light inspires me.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

zentmrs said...

I've added a link to your giveaway to my blog!

Julie said...

I am inspired by the blogworld, in cooking, kids crafts, being a better mom and wife, and meeting very talented people... it is amazing!

Thanks for the giveaway!

MK Hansen said...

Ooh! I just found you on Whatever (I love her) and now I have found you! Go find me, (I'm new) at
web.me.com/idealwife

Excited about the giveaway, and I'd like to throw my hat in the ring!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Wow!!!! is right!..what a generous giveaway..I am in like Flint...Okay what inspires me..well I am a crafter and I love to surf all the sites and ebay for inspiration and to buy patterns etc..I also love to watch the decorating shows to get inspiration..I love foodnetwork too..get lots of wonderful recipes..and I am a blogging junky..so I always get inspiration from the wonderful people out in blogland..

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I am also adding you to my side bar for folks to go to your site too! :)

Jennifer said...

My children inspire me. I could write about it, but it would take more space than you would like. Anyway, your giveaway is most generous.

Lauren said...

I did a post about you on my blog!

Sharon D. said...

Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway :) Congratulations! I just found your blog and look forward to savoring it :) I would have to say that there are so many women out there that inspire me. I just love perusing blogs and gleaning creative ideas.
zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

Lindsey said...

CONGRATS ON 101 posts! You are one generous blogger! I could hug you for this! I swear I will would be thrilled to death for such a gift!

My mom inspires me! She has been through so much in her life and has grown from it and is such a testiment for the work God can in your life if you let him!

Laurel MacD said...

I have spent many many hours browsing etsy. Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

Vikki said...

My mom inspires me-she has lots of faith, very strong and gave me a wonderful childhood!
I Love Etsy too! Great place to shop1

Lisa said...

I love Etsy! This is a fabulous give away!

Melinda said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I foud your blog through the "Joys of Home" blog. My biggest inspiration is my kids. They inspire me to be a better person, and to remember what is truly important in life. My e-mail is melindanajera (at) mail (dot) com.

Kimberly said...

My goodness, what a generous giveaway! I am inspired by bright colors, those who make something from not much (like so many of the great crafty projects to be found on tons of creative blogs), and genuine kindness.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Tammy said...

I heart Etsy, too!
I find inspiration in photographs (mostly from blogs).
I like to periodically de-junk my house. I go around and box up anything and everything that I don't love or am bored looking at.
This gives me open space (which I love). I then can rearrange, replace and find things that I TOTALLY LOVE!
I get ideas from blogs to improve what I have by rearranging, spray painting, adding some little doo-dad that switches up the hum-drum.
I love the sharing of ideas! Thanks!

Kristen said...

Yippeee!! $50 to Etsy?? I'm IN!

I would say my kids inspire me. To everyday give my all to be the best Mama I can to them. They are little for such a short amount of time...

Lisa said...

Awesome giveaway! Great idea ~ I love etsy..I am inspired by your blog and by many beautiful sites out there on this fabulous web.

Lisa said...

Okay! I've posted a link to your site. Awesome!

ginny said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I have never shopped etsy.
Susan from Between Naps on the Porch blogspot inspires me. She is so creative and imaginative that I want to do the things she does!
ginny

Megan said...

WOW, Chicka! That's really really cool!!

I just found this girl today, she's got really cool goodies.

hmm....

some really cute pendants: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=19604742

camera straps:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=19668498

lot's of stuff!

You're the greatest!

Megan said...

whoops i forgot the first link

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5552089

Betsy said...

Wow--congrats on 101 posts and the best giveaway Ever! I'm inspired by bits and pieces of everything..blogs and magazines, books and movies..i love it all and i love collecting it in my "inspiration books"..

carlton170 said...

Who inspires me? Anyone who has overcome obstacles and made a success of themselves.

The bluebirds in my back garden conjure up so many shades of blue as they dart here and there, that it's impossible not to be inspired by their color.

cockneysparrow[at]carolina[dot]rr[dot]com

Hanna said...

How FUN! I LOVE Etsy too. I admire the work and wish..."if only I were as crafty!" I love looking at the art work and vinyl lettering for my home. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Nice giveaway!

Things that inspire me:
my creative God and His word
my man
colors
blogs like yours (and theinspiredroom.net)
trying to use only what I already have (material for sewing, papers, furniture, dishes, etc)

Thank you for being so generous!
denise (gardenermom54@yahoo.com)

Nichole said...

I've never bought anything off Etsy either but I browse all the time!

Congrats on your 100th post :o)

Lady Dorothy said...

Wow, what a giveaway! What to pick, what to pick....

I didn't even think about this happening when I started blogging, but I am so inspired by all the wonderful bloggers out there. Crafts, decorating, re-purposing thrift items, sewing, friends, family -- I learn so much every day! And it is so easy and fun to find the inspiration!

Shala said...

My husband inspires me. He works 110% at everything he does. So many people depend on him because they know that he will always come through. He is an amazing father and husband and I couldn't be more blessed that he chose me. Everyday he makes me want to be a better person.

Amanda said...

What an exciting giveaway! I would say that I am most frequently inspired by my two sons, ages 2 1/2 and 8 months. Their laughter is beauty in its purest form.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - and I thought I was planning a fun 100th post giveaway! This is so generous! From a blogging perspective, I am inspired by all the Christian women who have found a way to express themselves creatively, share their faith, AND earn extra income doing something they love!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I am inspired by images. I am such a visual person and I'm always drawn to images. In a blog, a magazine, a website - gotta have pictures! :)

hannahsve@gmail.com

Hannah said...

I agree with everyone else - what a generous giveaway! One thing I am inspired by is age. Doesn't it seem like the old stuff that has a story behind it is so much more inspiring? I love to see people find new uses for old items.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'm always inspired by simple beauty..., the ocean, the sky, things that depict nature and the sea in particular..., and by so many blogs that are just incredibly creative and original...

Reese & Marie said...

Wow - so many comments! I am inspired by so many things: nature, people who really have a sense of style, fellow bloggers. I'm really inspired right now by photography - I'm learning to trust my gut more and not listen to relatives *ahem* whom I love but only like traditional color boring photos. It's liberating really!

Reese & Marie said...

p.s. What a generous {not to mention fun} giveaway! Love it and I could find *so* many great things on Etsy!

Kaycee said...

Wow, this is such a cool giveaway. Serious, best ever. What inspires me? Women who have natural births, children with special needs, those who run marathons and anyone who never lets fear stand in their way.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am seriously crazy about Etsy. A lot of my inspiration comes from bloggers and a lot from Etsy! Ü

An iMperfect wIfe said...

My inspiration comes from real "everyday" people who have it together. I love when people post before/after of a room they just redid and the house looks like it came out of a magazine shoot. Or I love when people take a simple dress and jazz it up with accessories to make it their own. Finally, those who can make things with their own artistic skills really impress me since I can't sew or craft well. I do ok with scrapbooking but anything else leaves me clueless.

Those real people doing amazing things to style their life are my inspirations. Great blog. I look forward to browsing some more...

Jenny

Diane said...

hmmm, well there are tons of blogs that inspire me, yours most definitely included! Esty is a huge inspiration and I also subscribe to waaaay too many magazines, and I'm addicted to HGTV. I sew a lot so pattern books are biggies and thrift stores and garage sales always inspire me with all the possibilities they hold! Congrats on your 101St post!! dlord(at)pinehurstpropertiesllp(dot)com

Valerie said...

Wow a lot of things inspire I realized as I gave it a thought. My family for sure, mostly my little boy. It's hard to imagine that I once had that energy and love for life! I want it back! I also LOOOVE Europe, especially France, so that who scene (arch, cafe, language, etc) inspires me. I love the idea that I can take something and make it something new and different. So my imagination inspires me. The HOPE of something coming from my imagination and creativity at least! Ha! Thanks for the giveaway, this is fun!

Valerie said...

I've linked! I told all I could about your great site :)

Sara Laverty said...

I am inspired by my college roommate Kelly! She is so creative and makes each thing she creates with the utmost care and personalization!

Shannon said...

What an awesome giveaway! You are so generous! I am inspired by so many blogs out there!

bec4 said...

What a generous give away, and better yet, what a great blog! I am inspired by so many things--fabric is a huge inspiration, magazines,nature, and of course my favorite blogs Ü!

Jen said...

I am quite new to the blog world. Since starting my new habit of "blog stalking" I am amazed at all of the talented people out there. So, YOU ALL inspire me! There are so many blogs that inspire me to do different things: be a better mom; take time to make my home beautiful; take time to take care of myself;...I could go on and on.

Thanks for your giveaway! :)

Hera said...

I'm not so sure that I'm eligible for your little giveaway, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity......

In all honesty, YOU inspire me. Your loving, happy, always there for the people you care about way is just the beginning. You're the craftiest little person I know. All of your adorable crafty projects are just too cute, and the fact that they're made with your love is even better. The way you commiserate with me on the waiting for engagement thing, inspires me to not get upset that it hasn't happened yet. Not to mention your patience in listening to me vent about my current situation. Your encouragement there has been priceless. Plus you inspired me to finally stop being a lazy cow by going to kickboxing with me. So my new found energy and slightest sign of tone is all because of you. ;)

Reese & Marie said...

Kara,
I linked to your giveaway on my most recent post "Birds of a Feather". I know I won't win, but in the off chance that lightening strikes, my email is karifpayne@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Congrats on our 101st post! I have so many that inspire me! Those at my blogroll inspire me and pretty much all the blogs that I subscribed inspire me. Everyone has something special to offer.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You know, so many things inspire me, but I have found so much inspiration in blogland that I think that will be my answer (a bit of a copout I know).

Michelle said...

I'm inspired every day by my kids! Just the things they say, and the way they see life is amazing to me. They bring me such joy, and while I am teaching them they are also teaching me. What a true blessing that is!

Michelle said...

I have blogged about your wonderful Giveaway at www.sewitseams2me.wordpress.com! Come check it out!

Bunny B said...

Who inspires me? So many people in the www! I especially love this website: http://iheartcuppycakes.wordpress.com/

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/01/goodies.html
bunnybx at gmail . com

Leigh said...

esty rocks!!!! What a great giveaway. COngratulations!

Mom to my China Posse said...

I am inspired by each and every blog that I have book marked. There are so many incredible people in blog land "Joys of Home" has to be one of my favorite decorating blogs. Oh how I wish i could get her to come make my house over.lol.... Love Etsy by the way!

Kathy
teamlowe@yahoo.com

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Kara....I think this give a way Rocks.....I love Etsy way too much....if you know what I mean. I know you saw, but I also posted today (1/16) on my blog about your give a way! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful give a way!! I have my fingers crossed!
By the way.....keep on posting...I love your creative ideas!

sprinklesbowtique said...

ooo what a GREAT giveaway!
Who inspires me: Martha Stewart:) I'll just say it!

What inspires me: The color white...fresh flowers...and coconut lime candles

Where I am inspired: Having tea with my mom!

sprinklesbowtique@yahoo.com

BrineS said...

Crafty blogs inspired me. I like to just browse through them. Also, perusing Etsy for fabric...love it! My favorite fabric shop on Etsy is Oriental Fabrics. I love the cute Japanese prints.

Never enough fabric,

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! Here's my email. mrscresswell [at] hotmail.com

I'm often inspired by magazines, good photography and other's great ideas. I try to tweak them to make them my own. I'm not always the most creative one in the bunch. :) But I try.

Amy Jo said...

Hi! Congrats on your 101rst post! I've never bought anything from etsy, but when I make something I check to see if anyone else is making money off of selling it! I'm not into mass producing things, so I doubt I'll ever open up my own shop. I'm inspired by making beautiful things by reusing, repurposing, recycling items.

MimiG said...

Grrrreat giveaway!
Love Etsy shopping.....
MimiG

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

What inspires me? Hmmm...

Generous people.

Creative blogs.

Outstanding photography.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I just included your giveaway in my post today! I hope you get lots of entries! Wait! No, I don't. Well, yes, I do...as long as I still win though! :) It's fun either way!

Jenny S said...

Very cool! I love this idea! I love etsy! I have bought many things and have never had any problems or anything! Please enter me in!!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

I love a good giveaway! I'm inspired by my bloggers friends! Of Course.....

xoxo
Cathleen Farrell

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! sounds awesome...got here from Amy's and I'll be back.

Cheryl

fromthepines.blogspot.com

Sena said...

Hero Arts inspires me! http://heroarts.com/
So much creativity oozing there!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I have you linked here too
http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/01/sweets.html

Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Oh I want to win. Love etsy plus I sell on etsy. I'm inspired by HOPE. Hope is something we all need. Thanks for the giveaway and supporting etsy. Denise

Rakel said...

Great idea! I too am an etsy browser and have yet to commit to a purchase. I have to say though that it is one of the things that inspires me. My mom and I always love to look at cute boutiques and stores and see if we couldn't make a version of the things we saw ourselves. Sometimes they come out great other times not so much but other people's creativity always inspires mine. I also have a very creative BF so I leech of her ideas. P.S I made your sour cream coffee cake! Yumm!
VLXEY at aol.com

bluejardiniere said...

What a great give-away! I really get inspired by browsing etsy, looking through my magazines and making tear sheets, and by checking out other fantastic blogs. The biggest inspiration, tho is my mom who sews, crochets and felts the most beautiful items. I have several things all over my house that I love to show off to whoever comes over.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog! Love all your beautiful decorating ideas. I am also new to the etsy world too! Congrats on your 100th post!

jill n.

mjnelson5@hotmail.com

jenjen said...

How exciting! There are so many things I love on etsy... I would love to be entered!

Jen

jenjen said...

Oh, I forgot to add. I posted about your giveaway on my blog!
Thanks!

Jen

tina h said...

What a nice giveaway! Sign me up.
So many inspiring blogs, mostly the ones that share recipes and craft ideas. Bunch of Scrap and Lipstick and Laundry are my favorite.
I will post a comment on my blog about your giveaway.
candlesandcrafts.wordpress.com

Miss Anne said...

Great giveaway sweet pea!

Honestly... what inspires me? All of the fabulous people in my life. I am inspired by my J, by my friends and family. I feel like I can find something wonderful in each person that I am touched by and am able to create something to touch them back.

What goes around, comes around... passing on the kindess is key.

:)

oxox sweet pea!

Carolyn G said...

Volunteers inspire me. I work for a non-profit and I am always amazed at the number of people who are willing to give up their time for no pay to help out.

Nelly said...

This is an amazing giveaway; that's so generous of you!!! I love Etsy too, its addicting and I have made some purchases; all excellent experiences. You shouldn't be dissapointed. Thanks again.
Nelly

Wendy said...

This is a fabulous giveaway, girl. I am so inspired by you and the other bloggers and I'm crazy in love with Etsy! ! Ü

Jenn said...

Amazing give away! I love Esty too, but have never actually purchased anything either. The creativity on display there is inspiring for sure. I also find inspiration on other blogs, in magazines, in thrift stores, and antique shops. I came to your blog from Whisperwood Cottage. I live in MN too.
andersonclan@mac.com

sbellemagnolia said...

I am inspired by anyone who makes an effort to make other people feel comfortable, whether it's a inviting and hospitable home or by their simple and giving attitudes towards others. I see this extra effort as a way for everyone to be happier.

A Little McD said...

LOVE the barn wood post. I'm a sucker for it! Javen inspires me...so much that my whole blog is about him. :) BTW...I've loved following your blog from day one and watch it grow into the fabulous space you've created. Congrats girlie!

Rakel said...

I linked ya to my blog in my latest installment! Now all my crafty friends can see ya!
Take Care!
http://bridgetrakel.freewebpage.org/Welcome.html
vlxey@aol.com

Grateful Gramma said...

I get lots of inspiration by prowling around the net, looking at people's blogs.

Leigh said...

Oh, I forgot to say,.....I posted about your giveaway on my blog! What a great giveaway. I LOVE ETSY! That barnwood frame-be still my heart!

My inspiration- the beach. One with nature, in awe of God's great works. Amazing!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a fantastic give-away. Thank goodness I feel so much in love with the photos that I saved your post to come back this morning. With working and a tiny computer glitch I have fallen behind in blogland, but I am back (hopefully). I would so LOVE to win - you are such an inspiration!!

Roseanna Bogley said...

WoW! Great giveaway...Love,love, love Etsy!

Amanda said...

I want that rustic wooden picture frame!

I am inspired by kindness. I feel like these days it is rare to find genuinely kind people...it seems like everywhere I go, people are just plain rude! So kindness always puts me in a good mood and energizes me!

Vintage Sue said...

WOW! I am inspired by the loads of bloggers who are far more creative than I am; my mom, who I call the OG Junker; and the loveliness of timeworn things!

Your giveaway is beyond belief! What I could do (and have done) with $50 on etsy..... I'll dream a lot tonight! XOX

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a nice giveaway. Congrats on your over 100 posts! My two boys inspire me every day. They are willing to try anything and are so positive. Everything is an adventure!
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Tammy @ k9reporter@aol.com

Courtney said...

Congratulations! I love the look of your site! I'm inspired by so many things, but probably most of all by nature. I'm rather passionate about colors, and there are just so many naturally occurring mixtures and vibrancies that I couldn't have imagined without seeing a particular landscape or flower. Nature and color also have so much influence on mood, being anywhere from exhilarating to calming.I could go on about it forever, but I won't. ^_~

Courtney, haualohi45@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Anything and EVERYTHING inspires me..but I love a walk down a thrift store isle to really get the juices flowing!

Happy Spring!
Heather
yahwhatever@hotmail.com

Southern Fried Gal said...

Almost forgot - I posted about this last week!

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