Friday, August 13, 2010

Inspiration Friday, a Giveaway...

...and a little bit o' Nepotism!

That looks scrumptious doesn't it? Let me tell you about the gal who whipped it up for less than $10. She is the lady behind Gourmet Meals for Less, she is a wife and mother, creative and generous and she just happens to be my Sister!

She began her blog as a way to show that you can have Gourmet Meals on a Mac-n-Cheese budget. No sacrificing quality, fresh ingredients, or flavor. She isn't afraid to tackle a food challenge and her family are willing participants!

Wouldn't you be if you could eat like this?

CSN recently contacted her and she is now having her very first Giveaway! If you hop on over to her blog, you can still enter until Friday (13th) at Midnight EST.

So what is "Inspiration Friday" you ask? Well, everyone seems to have theme days on their blogs so I thought I would join in. At first I wanted it to sound cool and catchy, like...Topiary Tuesday, or Wacky Wednesdays, or something like that. But, I only have a few topiaries and well Wacky Wednesdays...folks just might get scared and run!
When I began this blog I needed an outlet for more than just decorating ideas and inspiration. I wanted to reflect the other facets of my life, and really, the more important facets of my life. My faith, my role as a mom and wife, and my heart for the ministry of Hospitality.
So, thus is born, Inspiration Fridays!
Here will be the place where we celebrate what is inspiring us right now. It could be images of beautiful rooms in magazines, like this...

*This is from Elegant Homes Magazine*

It could be a poem or scripture, it could be encouragement for each other as wives and/or moms, inspiring food, fabulous Blog discoveries, whatever!
As soon as I figure out how to do the "Linky" thing, we will kick off our first official Inspiration Friday.
Until then, be thinking about what is inspiring you these days and get ready to link up! Oh, and don't forget to hop over to the blog of one of my biggest inspirations and enter her Giveaway!


Melissa Miller said...

Vanessa I wanted to say thank you for your kind visit to my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better my friend. Your warm Southern blog is really my style. I just adore it!

What gorgeous inspiration photos. I'll check out her giveaway too.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur Inspiration Friday sounds like a wonderful meme, and a fabulous way for us to inspire each other.
Thanks so much for your sweet birthday wishes, I really appreciate them. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

Awww, thank you for posting that! Love you.

Christy said...

You and your sister have such great taste! I'm curious to know if you get that from you Mom and if so, how she decorates her home?

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life:) Yes, I love being southern and I am happy to be moving back:)

I just found your sisters blog and I am going to bookmark it.

Have a great weekend.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh how wonderful! I am going over to say hello! If she is anything like you I am sure I am going to love her;)!