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December 13, 2012

Inspire Me! Thursdays ~ Week #1

Good morning to all! I hope the weather is nice where you are at. It's cold and frosty here in TN. I guess winter is officially here!

I have been reading several craft/homemaking blogs lately and decided that I would devote one day a week of my blogging to inspirations I want to try for myself. Now, you'll be able to check in with me every Thursday to see what inspirations I have found for the week!

Before I get to my inspirations for this week, look who finally arrived from the North Pole to the Spencer residence.

Logan's newest addition to our family! 

Introducing Toby!
Toby flew to the North Pole and got his adoption papers! Yay! 

We are looking forward to a great Christmas with Toby this year and many, many years to follow. I was so excited to see Logan's face when he found out Toby had arrived. Of course, at that moment, he was just an elf... but I think Logan did a great job in picking him a name. Toby's arrival could not have been more perfect! Tomorrow is Logan's 10th Birthday! I'm sure Toby will have a ton of exciting things to tell Santa about over this weekend. Maybe he'll put in a good word for me too! *Fingers Crossed*

Alrighty! Inspiration time! 

I found this neat post on Facebook. I thought it was a great idea and definitely worth sharing. 

A jar full of memories! 

Pretty cool, huh? I thought so too! This is such a clever way to not only be thankful and count your blessings but to also share as a family things that are important to you. Encourage your children to write down things that matter to them as well. By the end of 2013, you should have plenty of things to look back and reflect on!

I have one more inspiration for you today, and it comes from a blog post I have been eyeing all week! I love snow globes! You have no idea! We just bought two new ones this year actually for our Christmas collection! I found this great post on Mom It Forward and fell in love! 

Photo courtesy of Mom It

Click Here to go check out the post on Mom It and view all the steps to assemble your very on snow globes!

This project is so great because you can adapt it to any season on holiday. You don't have to strictly make these just for Christmas! I love multi-purpose crafts :)

Before I wrap up my blog for the day, I'd like to share with you my dining room table scheme; all decked out in holiday decor! I was so thrilled to actually be able to clean off my table last night and get it all put together. It seems like here lately my table is more of a catch-all than anything! Never fear, it is now and tidy and ready to entertain Logan's friends on Saturday when we have his party! 

My Santa Suit tablecloth, Mr. & Mrs. Claus salt/pepper shakers and dish,
and my little festive wire tree from the Dollar Store! 

I hope you all have enjoyed my inspirations for this Thursday! Can't wait to share more with you next week!

Happy Holiday from my home to yours!


  1. I love the jar full of memories idea! I saw your post on bloggy moms and following you on GFC now. I look forward to your future posts :)

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you are a follower :) I will stop by your pad soon :)

      Hope you have a great week!



  2. I love your inspirations, and I'm looking forward to following! I'm not new to blogging, either, but had to start a new blog in order to go completely anonymous for work. I write a comedy blog that was deemed inappropriate for my professional job. Is it bad that that made me smile? :) Anyway, hop on over for an inappropriate laugh or two...I promise you won't feel THAT guilty after

    1. Thanks. I will be sure to hop on over to your place soon. Glad you are here and following along. I will do my best to make the inspirations a regular thing and not get out of the loop!

      Hope yo0u have a great week!



  3. what a fun idea! we all need some happy memories....especially in light of the current events..
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. Thanks Annmarie! I will be sure to follow back. I will be stopping by soon :)

      I'm glad you are here with us, and yes, we do need some happy thoughts.


  4. Love the jar of memories, have said a couple times I want to give it a go for 2013.

    I have no idea why, but that elf on the shelf gives me the heebie jeebies!

    Found you on BloggyMoms, or was it twitter first? haha

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by Victoria! I'm glad you are here with us! I think I'm going to do the memory jar in 2013 as well.


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