A Life Inspired | 12 Months of Bliss

We’re so close to fall I can feel it! (Actually, it HAS been pretty chilling in Ohio this week and I am definitely not complaining.) Today wraps up month #3 in the 12 Months of Bliss challenge (hosted by the lovely Emily at Ember Grey) and I absolutely feel inspired & refreshed.

This month’s challenge was a creative and a personal dare. Participants were tasked with creating a physical inspiration board (no Pinterest!) filled with comforting, motivating, inspiring things! The board could be a cork bulletin board or an 8 x 11 paper- just so long as you filled it with quotes, pictures, & trinkets that inspire you! If you need some inspiration for your inspiration montage my friend Dana at the Creative Beastie gives some great advice on creating a “Vision Board.

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I’ve been meaning to make an inspiration board for so long, but this challenge finally inspired me! (Hehe!)

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I love cork board so I found this 17 x 23 board on Amazon for less than $15! My inspiration board includes my favorite quotes and Bible verses, pictures of foxes (always) and a thank you note from my best friend Erica sent after her baby shower in January. All these things make me feel happy and blessed every day.

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Of course I have a few specific “pins” as well.

I pinned a photo of Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!) because I’m already in the Halloween-zone and I’m totally feeling a Tim Burton-y party this year. (Check out last year’s bash!) Honestly, there is no better Halloween-esque movie than Beetlejuice. (Harry Potter doesn’t count because the plot spans the entire school year and because wizards/witches aren’t just for Halloween.)

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Enzo’s first collar is also hanging on the board because it reminds me of how adoption and rescue can save so many lives. I can’t wait to make more of a difference and open a shelter someday!

The Deathly Hallows (from Harry Potter) represents my love of reading and writing- which I credit to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone… since I was 11-ish when Harry first got his letter to Hogwarts. (Yep, yep. I am the real Harry Potter generation! These teenie-boppers don’t know nothing! Hehe.)

Ginnifer Goodwin is only on my board because I’m channeling that hairstyle when I head to the salon on Saturday! I can’t wait!

Last but not least, the comic on the right side of my board has been hanging on my wall/fridge/bulletin boards for a very, very long time. (You can see how the paper is yellowing.) It’s been a constant reminder that A) the planet is a precious, precious gift that we shouldn’t take for granted and B) though we may have opposable thumbs, we are not above other humans or animals in the grand scheme of things.

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I love that I finally have an inspiration board hanging in my office. I feel so awesome when I look at it!

What would/will be on your inspiration board? Want to join in for these last 9 months? Please do!
Check out the June & July challenges as well!

-Louise

EG's Twelve Months of Bliss
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5 thoughts on “A Life Inspired | 12 Months of Bliss

  1. So sorry if this shows as a duplicate entry!

    Makes me SO happy to know you feel inspired & refreshed!!!! I love your board – especially the collar since it involves a dream of yours- so cool that you want to open your own shelter ❤ Can't wait to see your hair!! I love the cut idea!

    And yes, YAY for fall and Halloween – we have friends getting married on Halloween this year and I keep telling her I'm going to show up dressed as a bride, haha 😉

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    1. I’m sorry my comment section is giving you fits! 😦

      I can’t believe my little munchkin was ever tiny enough to wear that collar!! It was the first thing we bought him when we brought him home 🙂 A wedding on Halloween?? That’s awesome! If the stars had aligned the year we got married I’d have totally gone for that! That will be so fun!!

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    1. Harry Potter should be celebrated 365 days of the year 😉 For some reason blog challenges motivate me to get my rear in gear. I can’t wait to try to Avery “Days of Kindness” challenge next time around!

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  2. Hello from Ember’s 12MofBliss…. great board, a little funny, a little style, a little serious. A little of everything. Enjoyed it! It was so fun to create these this month.

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