Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspiration Day!

I am so excited
as I have never participated in a
Linky Party before

so it's a first for me....

Maggie over at
The White Farmhouse
is hosting
Inspiration Party

it came about like this:

Well, it is like a thank you party.

Once a month, maybe the last day of the month,
we will have a linky party.

The rules are that you chose a person
that inspired you that month,
blogger or nonblogger.

Maybe they inspired you to try out a color in your house,

maybe a project, maybe a great recipe.

Make a post about them and how they inspired you.

Have fun with it! If they are a blogger,
include a link to their blog so maybe others will get inspired too.

so without further ado
I will share with you
one of the women
who inspire me...

I have known this lady
for almost 10 years

we met on line
and although we have never met in person
she is a person I cherish

she was the first blogger
in our little group
and gave me the courage
to start a blog of my own

she is a wife, a mother
a daughter and granddaughter

she is one of the best friends
a person could ask for
she called me when my grandmother
passed away
and other times
when she knew I needed her
she "gets me"

she lives on a cute little farm
she takes the most beautiful pictures
and loves all things French

have you guessed who it is yet??

it is Kim

over at
Mimi Charmante

she cooks, she bakes and crafts
all while keeping house
and taking care of 4 children
a husband
and a slew of critters on her farm

she is always striving to do something new
something that scares her

I honestly do not know how she
does it all
and she inspires me
to do better
be a better person
and to share ~ not be so selfish at times

her motto this year is

she has a giving heart
and I love her to pieces

I stole a couple of photos of her
to use in this post

this is one of my favorites of her...

I hope she forgives me!!

and guess what
she is having a giveaway too
so head on over
and let her know that I sent you!!

Love ya Kimmy!!

30 comments: said...

Awesome post Lori! Thank you for playing! I have heard others say that Kim is one of the nicest people (next to you) you will meet. I just realized that her blog has slipped from my list. I will have to put her back on!

Unknown said...

Just the photos, she will LOVE this :)

I love our friends :) xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, so sweet and what wonderful inspiration post!

I love the tulips photos in a previous post. Such beautiful color. I could use those cute boots in this Oregon rain!

When I was reading your blog and saw that you have 2 furry children it made me laugh. My furry girl was feeling a bit, er, neglected (??) and got into some mischief. I couldn't help but make it into a photo op on my last post, lol.

I hope it's just me but I had the hardest time "Following" you. I had to keep trying. Finally, IN :) So nice to meet you!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

She's such a beauty and friends with so many of mine. Hopefully I can meet her in person someday too:) What a sweet friend YOU are!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been following Kim for awhile now. She really is a sweetie!


mimi charmante said...

you are so lucky I haven't yet put any mascara on...

you know that I love you just as much - you are the care-taker, you are always the one to go to when I need someone who is so incredibly nurturing and grounded. I feel incredibly blessed to have you as a friend, and hope you know how inspiring you are to me.
thank you so much for making me feel so special. love you.

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh this is so sweet! I love her blog and now I love your blog!

vicki archer said...

Lori, this is such a lovely post and I agree Kim is a gorgeous girl.....Have a great weekend, xv.

tara said...

I snuck over here from kim's blog and my goodness your words are so sweet!! I was lucky enough to meet kim last year at Farm chicks and she is truly beautiful inside and out!

Ange said...

Surely she is one of the most lovely people in alllll the world!! How lovely to read more about how much she is loved.

Love the Decor! said...

What a nice tribute to Kim!
I have a feeling you are every bit as special and wonderful as she is!! Have a delightful weekend!!

Heidi said...

What a lovely idea to honor someone who has inspired you. I follow Kim's blog, I agree she is someone special. How lucky for you to claim her as a true friend.
This is a very sweet post!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Jboo said...

What a sweet post to your dear bloggy friend! Love her blog too!


Debra said...

What a sweet, sweet post. I think Kim is just darling. We exchanged an email several months ago about 'friendship'. I remember feeling after I read her email- now that young lady gets me!!! Funny! The fact that you would tribute Kim like this also speaks volumes for you Lori~

Little Emma English Home said...

Loved this post!! It's nice to say to friends how much we love them and care for them. I'm sure Kim is really happy and you're a fantastic person as well since you are best friends. Good night, xoxo

Mikal said...

You are such a sweet friend! And these are well deserving words, Kim IS an inspiration to many.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Melissa said...

i just knew she was that kinda gorgeous friend from her are both very blessed to have each other...hope you dont mind -now i've found you i become another 'follower'...

melissa :)

miss sew & so

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

We all love that Mimi and her inspiration.....a lovely tribute to her today. How sweet of you!

Tonya said...

Wow your friendship is beautiful. I enjoyed looking at your blog and reading this post I am definitly going to head over to meet Mimi.This is a wonderful and loving little post. Be blessed.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful friendship with Kim! She is, indeed an inspiring person! And, you are too...besides being a wonderful friend.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness how sweet is this post Lori! You all are lucky to have such a wonderful friendship. Blog friends are a true blessing.

*Smiles* ~Melissa :)

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

What a lovely post about an incredibly sweet and talented soul!

A Refocused Life said...

Great idea and a wonderful way to let friends knows how much they are cherished. It's so amazing to connect with friends all around the world and treasure the relationship just as much as we do our 'real' friendships.

Have a wonderful weekend. Rita

Debby said...

Hello from a fellow Canadian! I am so happy to have found you by way of Mimi's blog. Your blog is beautiful and what a beautiful post.

Unknown said...

What a g orgeous post about a gorgeous person! Lori, this is beautiful and so very inspirational! You are a lucky girl to have a friend like her :)

Kasey said...

what a beautiful post about a treasured friend.

paige said...

great post on a wonderful friend!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a beautiful post to your dear friend, Lori. ... and, what a good idea of Maggie's, to do a post of someone who has inspired you. I've had gremlins in my computer so, I couldn't do it this month.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful tribute to your dear friend! I hope you can meet IRL one day! Enjoyed my visit here on your blog today! :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I just came over from Kim's blog. What a sweet, sweet post, Lori!