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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What Inspires Me

Helene in Between

HOLA Hump Day Senoritas! Seriously the joy that hump day brings never gets old. Plus I just like saying hump day... Today I'm linking up with the fabulous Helene & the amazing Vol fan Ms. Sarah for What Inspires You!
 
My blog is a hodge podge blog. I guess technically, a "lifestyle blog", but I keep it real around here. No fashion posts...lots of Luke Bryan pictures, lots of sass mouth, Tilly pics, you know my style. My inspiration is ever changing, but here are some things that are currently inspiring me.
 
I blog about my faith and how that has helped me immensely in overcoming the struggles in my life. It's important to me, it fulfills me, and it keeps me hopeful.


Music is a huge source of inspiration for me. I am a big believer in the power of a song to take you right back into a memory. Like how every time I hear Rocky Top it takes me right to Neyland Stadium. Songs have healing power. I have a playlist that has helped me power through my breakup blues. You can get lost in the words, the meaning, the memory or just the carefree fun of a song.
These are some of my favorites this summer, that I know will always take me back to days on the lake with my brother and good friends.
Chillin It by Cole Swindell on Grooveshark It Goes Like This by Thomas Rhett on Grooveshark Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke on Grooveshark
 
I am obsessed with celebrities. I stalk them on Twitter & Instagram, watch E! News on my lunch break. I always want more celebrity news. Plus, it gives me blog fuel. Who looked good wearing what, who's hot, who makes me laugh. For instance, just watched this hot little number in Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend. Loved him, loved J-Law's character, loved the storyline.

I feel like I go on and on talk often about exercising/eating healthy/falling on & off the wagon/losing weight...etc. I think it's something most of us have experienced at some point. But let's be honest, I'm a single girl and something has clicked with me very recently that said "do you really want to look like this naked?" The answer is NO!! My current motivation is looking good naked.
 
 
Other Bloggers are a never ending fountain of inspiration. I have seriously made some best friends through blogging. Girls who connect with you on different levels of your life- the Southern gals, the ones who drink like I do, ex-engaged girls, gym bosses, fur mamas. It's so easy to form these connections with other bloggers. It's nothing short of amazing and you can always find someone when you need support and a muse. These relationships are life changing.
 
Here's my bloggy BFF's Cassie & Kim in Nashville back in January. I will be traveling to St. Louis to see them again in about 2 short weeks!! I cannot wait!
 
So come link up with these ladies and tell us what inspires your blog!
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25 comments:

Stephanie said...

There is nothing wrong with a bunch of Luke Bryan pictures. Nothing at all.

Rachel S said...

I love your blog. It always make me smile to see some Luke and some inspiring quotes!

Jordan said...

Can I go ahead and assume I can place myself in the gym bosses category? ;) I loveee your blog and am so glad I found it! I really don't even remember how I did but I am very happy I stumbled across it. It's been great getting to know you and I have to say, I don't hate the Luke Bryan pictures!

TheTinyHeart said...

So true that hearing a song can totally take you back to a certain memory. I am a sucker for celebrity gossip too :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Pamela said...

HUMP DAAAYYYYY!

Mommy Mandy said...

Love this post!!

Jackie said...

Looking good naked has become one of my main motivations for working out haha

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

Nail on the head with Rocky Top. I can't listen without smiling and clapping along to the song. Home sweet home to me!

Cassie said...

love this! you inspire me girly! can't wait to see you! xoxo

Katie said...

I can't say hump day without sounding like the camel on that commercial now haha

Bradley Cooper :) :)

Helene said...

I am right there with you as a "hodge posse" blog! But I continue to come back to your blog because you inspire me! Love ya girl!

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh yah music for sure is a big part of my life, it is weird that there is this one certain celine dion song and yes don't bash me for being a fan but whenever i hear this particular song i can taste some disneyland honey candy in my mouth because at one point i was listening to that song with honey candy in my mouth years ago!

Steph G said...

Music! I didn't even think about that one. I love your list. I'm on and off the healthy bandwagon almost daily... they say it takes 30 days to make it a habit, but I can't seem to make it 3 days. That's normal, right? Also, I vote for a few more Tilly pictures.

Erin LFF said...

YES- Music always inspires me. I cannot blog without music, lol! Love your summer jam picks too ;)

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

Music is the best inspiration there is!!

XoXo

meghan said...

I definitely think we've all fallen off and gotten back on the weight loss and exercise band wagon. I think it's that "clicking" that makes it stick!

ashlyn williams said...

my faith keeps me going too! it really is the biggest thing in my life! love this post girl! xo

Jaclyn Larisa Youngquist said...

Music is a source of inspiration for me too...I love all genres. The kind of thoughts and feelings that can arise from a song are amazing.


xxx
Jaclyn
http://www.loveandbellinis.com

Wine and Summer said...

I love this! I have been in such a blog funk lately! This was great to see.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Mine is kind of a mix of a ton of different things too... but I think that's what makes it fun!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Music is so powerful, it can heal you, make you sad, make you happy, make you dance! Glad to have gotten to know you, I guess as the fur mamma and gym boss! ;) Just know you inspire me!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

I luh your sass mouth! I appreciate how genuine every word you write is. Love that about you. <3

Melanie said...

So many different thing inspire people. Mine always come from the weirdest things!

www.ipinkiloveyou.com

Faith said...

I loved this! What a fantastic idea for a post!

Janna Renee said...

"Hodge Podge" blogs are my favorite ;)