Saturday, June 1, 2013

Be Inspired # 142: Creating a Beautiful Life

Hi Everyone, and welcome to Be Inspired!

There are so many things I love about blogging, and getting to see parts of the country that I've not seen before is one of them. Jeanette from Creating a Life was in search of Lilacs, so she took us along on a family excursion and shared the sights of the day. She had two posts, that not only were filled with beautiful photos of her local Colorado scenery, but her kids were with her and I'm sure it made wonderful memories for them all.

from Jeanette at Creating a Life

More Lilac Inspiration from Susan
at Evelyn and Rose
Her posts are always like visiting your favorite magazine!

Full of vintage inspiration, this New Master Bath 
from Terry at Forever Decorating

Little Miss Maggie created this Lovely Rose Flower Bucket
from a graphic and added stenciling for a wonderful hand painted look.

Julie from Restyle Relove gave us a Restyled Dining Room Tour 
with Before and Afters.
What a wonderful new look!

Great ideas for a Patriotic Celebration Table this Summer
from Judith at Botanic Bleu

And for all you gardeners out there,
DIY Faux Chalkboard Garden Markers
from Jennifer at Thimbles, Bobbins, Paper and Ink

Jennifer also shared her yummy looking
Lemon Tart with Chantilly Cream
napkin please!

And today's Be Inspired is brought to you by Christie Scibior,
who has new designs in her shop that you'll love.
Watercolor Paintings, Prints, and Stationary
Here's a little collage sampling of what you'll find in her shop.

Thank you so much Christie!

Hope you'll join in on the party today,  Be Inspired is now open to all inspiring posts, not just Vintage. Please have a link to Common Ground within your post to be featured. And if you've ever been featured, feel free to grab the image below.

and while you're out check out these other fun Friday parties!

 Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. So much inspiration each week Debra! Thanks for hosting!

  2. What beautiful features! Thank you for hosting once again Deborah!

  3. Great features, Debra! Love those plant markers. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thank you for hosting Debra. I am always happy to be here. Have a wonderful weekend

  5. It's always a pleasure to party here Debra, thanks for hosting! Have a great week end..hugs, Penny

  6. So much inspiration . . . I'll be back later and study each photo for more details. These are great!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend . . .
    I'm off and running. I've got practice and then a concert tonight. We are playing out at our local fairgrounds :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  7. What fabulous features!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting Debra - hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Debra. Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. Wow! You have some beautiful features this week. Thanks for hosting as always! ~ Jamie

  10. Love, love the features!
    I have lilacs this week, in fact they are overflowing!
    Thanks for hostessing,

  11. Those lilacs are gorgeous, and who wouldn't enjoy soaking in that beautiful tub? Thanks so much for hosting Debra.

  12. Debra, this is always a party full of inspiration. Thanks for hosting each week. Your features are fab!

  13. Thanks so much for the fabulous party!

  14. Thanks for hosting! Have a super week!

  15. Thanks for hosting another wonderful Party! Have a great week!

  16. I love lilacs, too and I am inspired by the fact that they are edible. Today I am sharing how to make lilac-scented sugar. Thank you for having me, Debra!

  17. Debra, as always thanks for the weekly Party...Christine from Little Brags

  18. There is so much inspiration here I can hardly stand it! And the lilacs are heavenly, I really wish I had one!


  19. Debra, I can't tell you how my heart needed this bit of affirmation this morning. I appreciate your kindness so much!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  20. Thank you for hosting this great party!
    Big hugs,

  21. Gorgeous lilacs. Thanks for hosting!

  22. The cows with the lilacs are so cute! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  23. Thanks for hosting your inspiring party, Debra, and thanks for visiting my garden posts this week too.

  24. Hi Debra,

    Lilacs are everywhere and they're lovely! Thanks for hosting!


  25. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  26. Hello Debra! Great features as always, so wonderful blogs to visit right now.
    Thank you for hosting!

  27. Thanks for hosting my friend. Olive

  28. Those plant markers are so cute! Thanks for hosting every week!

  29. Wow, Debra. There are way too many enticing posts here tonight! How am I ever going to get off the computer and get my projects worked on? Thanks for the party. It's always lots of fun!

  30. Debra,
    I love all the inspiration you featured this week. Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess.

  31. Many thanks for having me today. Hope you have a beautiful Friday.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  32. What beautiful inspiration! Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

  33. So many great features this week, Debra! I'm off to investigate. Thanks so much for hosting this week's party.

  34. ...lilacs...


    soooo lovely!

    thanks for always being an awesome hostess Debra!
    xo, Rosemary

  35. Love all the spring inspired features Debra. Thanks for hosting each week.

  36. Lovely features! And I love the lilacs :) Thanks for hosting!

  37. Thank you for hosting Debra!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  38. So much inspiration - all in one great place. Thank you for hosting.

  39. Such lovely lilacs...all of the features are lovely actually! Thanks for hosting!

  40. Thank you so much for hosting. Hope you are having a good week.

  41. Wow, Debra, thanks so much for featuring my flower can. It's always a pleasure to link up. Thanks so much for hosting the party every week.

  42. Thanks so much for the party! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  43. Love this weeks features Debra! I'm a little late, but happy to be joining the party!

  44. Thanks for hosting! Those features are beautiful. That cow with the lilacs?? Love it!
    Jamie @Better With Age

  45. Hi Debra, I forgot to mention I did get the cursive stencils from Michael's that I used on my flower can. They are by Martha Stewart. I see them there all the time.

  46. Thank you so much for featuring my Dining Room Debra! I'm thrilled and honoured. x Julie

  47. Oh, my! What a thrill to go to Common Ground and find my Patriotic Celebration Table featured. Thank you so much, Debra. Thank you also for your regular visits and comments to my blog. I look forward to seeing your smiling face and hearing from you.

    Can there be too many, "Thank yous?" I think not. So, thank you also for hosting this wonderful party that inspires me each week.


  48. Debra, you inspire the best.
    How do you find the time to put together such beautiful postings. I went back and read some of your older postings so I could catch up with all that you inspire. Love the new paint job and all the little changes you make to you sunroom and home decor.

    Blessings to you my sweet friend, and beautiful recovery to your husband.
    Have a beautiful weekend and a perfectly inspiring June your way.


  49. great party, Debra!
    always inspired here, enjoyed lilacs in my kitchen too this year...


  50. Beautiful inspirations:) Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

  51. Debra, another beautiful Friday party with beautiful features! Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  52. Having trouble linking. Won't go to the submitting the picture/?/

  53. Such lovely lilacs and the Lemon tart I want to try. Love lemon especially this time of year.
    Your pictures are so beautiful, I am taking a third take of them, and especially the tart.
    Happy Weekend

  54. Oh Debra, you've made my morning! Thanks so much for featuring my lilac post and for your kind words. I think we all are lovin' lilacs this time of year.
    I haven't had a chance to post anything this week, but will be back for sure next week. I always love your party!
    xo, Susan

  55. Always sooooo much good stuff!!! Thank you for hosting

  56. Debra, the features are great! I love the pic of the cute! Thanks for hosting. Have a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  57. Debra, I have a love/hate relationship with these great Friday posts. I love seeing all the great ideas folks come up with and actually do and I hate myself for being such a slug for not following through when I get a brain fart.
    I'm kidding you know...right?
    It's always fun to see what is new.

  58. Its always fun to see all the pretty post over here

    of course I am not outside today taking pictures in this pouring down rain
    Our drought is over in Missouri that is for sure

  59. Hi Debra,
    It is always a joy to visit and share in the creative fun.
    Thank you for hosting and sharing the beautiful watercolors by Christie Scibior, LoVe them!

  60. Although I have followed your blog for a long time and visited blogs at the party, I don't know that I have ever shared a post. There is always a first time.

    Thanks for hosting and having me at the party.

  61. I always love your beautiful post! Thanks for the party..

  62. Lavenders are always so beautiful. I really want to take that vintage bathroom and make it mine. There are not words for how much I adore the vintage bathtub. After viewing your post I feel very inspired.

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