Jun 16, 2011

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop/Linky Party

Today I am linking up, for the first time, to the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop/Linky Party:

On Friday's I (Gussy) will supply an inspiration prompt via email to those who sign-up for the workshop {it's free!}, along with some links & ideas as to where to find inspiration. The idea is to blog about a photo {one you took or a photo you found online; be sure to give proper photo credit}. Then all you have to do is run a post with the photo {and text, if you choose} on your blog the following Thursday. Make sure you come back and join the linky party on my blog. While you are there, be sure to check out other bloggers entries.
A mentor said one way to grow my blog is to participate in link-ups. I think link-ups are a great way to network and be inspired. But I never want them to replace the originality of my posts. There's something about creating that is so deeply satisfying. I like to write and make things because they are extensions of the unique person God made me. And I always want to remain true to that.

This link-up just sounded too fun and I love Gussy's work and this week's her prompt is GREEN. Yes, just green. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of green is how I don't eat enough of it!

Of course I went to Pinterest to find gorgeous pictures:
These were my two faves. The first because I want to sit at this table, eat donuts, and make stuff:
And the 2nd because it's perfect (sagging bookshelves, globes, cozy reading spot, original art, ahhhh...):
Then Pinterest's servers were busy so I started thinking of how I don't have a green thumb, then, about being green with envy.

Jealousy is not something I struggle with. God has given me such a soft, soft heart toward everyone that jealously rarely crosses my mind. That is not to be confused with my being overly confident in myself or any absurd thing like that. I'm not cocky. I just see people as creations of the Lord, meant to be handled with acceptance and love.

But, I'm human. So every once in awhile I'll get a pang when a lithe, younger lady baring pin legs and a golden tan darts into the store I'm frantically rushing toward with my two babies. Even worse if she's got babies. Or the blog world. Oh, the blog world! That can be tough but I really press the Lord to bring about a healthy, eternal perspective there.

How about you? Do you experience jealousy regularly? If so, what's it about? Your husband's gorgeous coworker? Your own child's successes? A sibling's figure? Your friend's money and possessions?

Go ahead, spill the {green} beans.


Leslie @ top of the page said...

my biggest struggle is with homes. well, my own mainly, and my discontent with it, and wishing it was different or elsewhere. that's my danger. but as far as the color green? we are PALS. goes great with my red hair. i LOVE green stuff. all of it.

Kyle said...

oh dear. i love that kitchen! and on jealousy....i envy watching married couples my age being able to travel around the world on a whim without children. but i would never trade my place in life for that, and i can always travel later in life.

life chasers said...

bleh, the blogging world can be a jealousy factor for sure.
and skinny, hot moms.

and that is a perfect table for eating donuts. (i love donuts.probably why the 'skinny, hot mom' thing isn't happening here)

Kelly said...

beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! my struggle is with my body for sure, i've never been a skinny gal EVER but when i see a woman who is a size 2 and has four kids and one on the way i get a little green, BLEH. my husband thinks my pooch is sexy. no joke that's what he said. weirdo.
i love the photo of the girl in the green dress standing on the beach.

Simone Howell said...

Hi There- Stopping in for the first time-- love your blog! Yeah-- those tan tight gams get me too--argh! And people who can eat donuts and still have little legs. even worse!

TK said...

snap...I am scrolling down the piccies on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with that kitchen and then I see its one of your faves!!! Great minds etc!! Hope you have a fab weekend,TK xx