So this weekend at the in-law's house my MIL asked me a question she said she gets a lot from her friends who don't understand the blog world. They ask,
"why spend so much time looking into other people's lives?"
I gave her the obvious answer - isn't all entertainment, save the nature channel, about looking into other people's lives? Take it a bit further - isn't all human interaction about looking into other people's lives? Blogging really is just another outlet to do it.
But, the reason I personally do it is because of the inspiration I get for my own life. For instance, once in a while I stumble upon women who completely and utterly inspire me. Okay, I'll admit it, they make me want to be them. But I have to quickly stop those jealousy feelings because I love my life and I love being me, so I just stick to inspiration.
There are so many women who inspire me on a daily basis and you can find most of them via my blog list. What initiated this post was to share another woman that I stumbled upon who is completely inspiring. I don't think she even has a blog (if she does - where is it?!). I found her via Darling Dexter.
ellybeth (via Flickr)
She's everything I love and hope to be: a mother, a sewer, a thrifter, a decorator. Here are some of my favorite images...
She inspires me to....
- have a completely clutter free bedroom
- dress cooler
- enjoy dinner with the husband rather than just eating quickly while watching tv
- sew more
That last picture is her sewing room (!!!) Oh what I would give to have a huge room like that for all my hobbies.
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