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Friday, March 25, 2011



In my last post, I told you that I have nothing post-worthy.  I may have lost my mojo (if I ever I had any); or I may have lost my muse (but she’s never really hung around me much anyway); I may have lost my nerve (I had very little to begin with); or I may just have Spring fever.  Whatever the problem, the solution for me is to revert to my bad habit of stealing other bloggers’ mojo/muse/nerve.  My inspiration file is filled with photos from blogs that have all of that and more.  So, I am taking the risk of posting other bloggers’ brilliant and wonderful ideas again.  If a photo from your blog appears here, and you don’t want it to be on my blog, please don’t call the Blogville Police Department.  Just email me, and I will promptly remove it.  Clicking on each inspiration photo will transport you to the blog where it was originally posted.

french cntry ctg






no min here


so belle w northern roots

white spray paint


There are just so many clever and talented bloggers.  No wonder I feel too intimidated to post anything!  If you have “allowed” me to “borrow” a photo from your blog, thank you for all of the inspiration you provide, and please feel free to post my “Laurie Borrowed” button on your blog.


Since all of these inspiration photos are of bloggers doing a fabulous job of feathering their nests in their home sweet homes, I am linking this post to Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage and to Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home.  And, since I’m opening other people’s houses, I am linking to Open House Party at No Minimalist Here.




Thank you for visiting my blog.  Clink on the links below to see some wonderful favorites in Blogville.  laurie


Terra said...

You wrote in such a cute away about possibly losing your blog mojo. I like Wordless Wednesday where folks just post a photo or two.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You are too funny, Laurie! I have resorted for some time now to posting once a week! I am up to my eyeballs in babysitting! Love the inspiration photos! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Debbie said...

Laurie, I just happened to sit down for a break in blogland and there you were, lamenting the loss of mojo.

I think your MO ran off with my JO. By now, they have probably crossed the Mississippi and are heading to parts west.

Maybe it's Spring Fever. Someone needs to smack me "upside" the head and give me a jump start.

Most of those blogs you featured were new to me so I'm planning to visit them on my next blog break.

bj said...

That first photo..the french bedroom...omgosh I am going to have COVET DREAMS about it. Sooo pretty.
Thanks so much for hosting and thanks so much for putting the link up early.
xoxo bj

Katherine said...

I am feeling that same way today...I am just enjoying my day and will be back to blogging maybe tomorrow...until then, I'll be making vanilla cupcakes!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You picked a lot of good inspiration.
What happened to our pretty Spring weather ?
Have a great weekend.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

As my hubs would say to me...well where did you lose it? Go back and get it!!
Blogging comes and goes. Sometimes I think I don't have a thing to post and then a week later I feel crunched to get it all posted!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Maybe your mojo is just taking a well deserved vacation! I feel that way all the time. Just grab your camera and GO!!


Susan Freeman said...

Hi Laurie! Just be patient ~ your muse is on her way! Until she arrives, I am really enjoying these other posts, especially that adorable little kitchen!! Thanks for an always enjoyable party and for being such a fun hostess!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

What lovely pictures! I would definitely rank these as favorites, too!

Diann said...

I think we all get in that slump from time to time. Right now I am having a hard time concentrating on anything but my mouth. LOL that sounded weird. I am scheduled for oral surgery Monday so I am all whiny due to pain. But, you did show some beautiful inspiration posts!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I'm in the boat with you, Laurie!! Empty tabletops since Christmas, and I'm not kidding. Glad to know I'm not alone! Thank you for hosting us even in the midst of your mojo crisis :)) (sure right because your house is SO PLAIN -- not!)
xo, Andrea

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Miss Laurie!! You are such a sweetie!! I am so tickled that you highlighted my blog as an inspiration to you!! Wow!! :) No worries about using the photo either- the note on my blog is more for people using my photos for advertising, or as their own, etc. As far as the 'mojo' goes... I hear you.. I have been feeling lack of inspiration lately too and sometimes have no idea what to blog about! lol! It's frustrating someties! Anyway, I'm off to find something to share at your party!! Thanks for hosting and thank you for sharing at FNF too! :)

Grannys Attic said...

I feel very honored that you choose one of my photos as an inspiration to you! Thanks for being so kind. Blessings, Vicky

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Thanks for sharing Laurie!
There is so much fabulous inspiration out there in bloggy land!
Happy Weekend,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, you always do so much, I can't imagine that you've lost your mojo. I think we all need a rest every once in a while. Love all of your inspiration pics. Fabulous eye candy. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Terri said...

I am flattered that my little play kitchen inspired you. I know what it is like to lose your mojo...don't fear, you will find it again!

Love your glad that I found it...well, I guess you found me first, but whatever!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are all so pretty. My mojo has left the building too! I think we are still overwhelmed from last year because it flew by so fast yet here we are approaching April already!

Natasha in Oz said...

It seems that you have voiced the opinion of many Laurie! I have lost my bloggy mojo a bit too and now that my kids are on autumn vacation for 2 weeks I am going to find it really hard to get to the computer at all for a while. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one!

Thanks for having me and best wishes for the weekend!

vignette design said...

You've "borrowed" some great photos. Inspiration for all of us! I loved White Spray Paint's cupboard! ~Delores

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty Laurie. Blogs do inspire me very much. Such fun to read them.

xinex said...

I think I am going to learn how to steal pictures from you cause you steal the best looking photos, Laurie. So much inspiration!..Christine

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Laurie!

We all slow down some, then we get it back like Ceekay said! Life does get in the way and that is okay! Just don't go away forever. Bloggland wouldn't be the same without you! :)


Unknown said...

Happy Spring Laurie, I bet you just need a few days to enjoy the spring time air..I love coming to your parties...and you sure are the hostess with the mostess..
p.s.You were the first party I joined and boy was I scared I would make a mistake.. hahahhaa..

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

You've featured some lovely inspiration, Laurie, and your blog itself is plenty inspiring! I love visiting and am grateful for your fun party. Thanks so much and I know you'll get your groove on very soon. Spring is full of inspiration and it's going to be here soon enough.
Blessings ... Lynn

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the Feature !!! Placing your button on my Featured page and i will tell you when i mention you on my blog.
Thanks so much. Great party and happy week end !

Salmagundi said...

Great inspiration photos - I hope no one has you arrested. I'm struggling to find something to blog about, too. Sometimes, my life and house just isn't very blogable! Enjoy the weekend. Sally

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, I hope you find your mojo. I worry that mine will be gone soon.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Laurie, I'm sure you'll get your mojo or muse back. Sometimes a little break is all you need.

aimee said...

i enjoyed my visit to your blog and to the others you posted. great idea.

A Few Pennies said...

Laurie; thank you for being a hostess--I enjoy your blog and happy to be part of the group this week. Thank you again for allowing me to share a part of my domestication stuff & junk! Patty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laurie, How could YOU be intimidated! You have a wonderful blog!!!!! Thank you for finding other blogs that we should all visit. I so appreciate your kindness! Thanks for hosting, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh Laurie you haven't lost it friend. You're probably just too busy with spring and grandchildren and work and hubby and......
I am having a hard time keeping up with the blogging lately- too many projects and things I'm working on- not getting much finished mind you except the house looking like it has had a whirlwind come through!

bee blessed

Lady Katherine said...

Thank You so much for showing one of my photos. I am honored to be here with all the other lovely blogs!!!! Thank you for the card, and I can assure you I am not over doing, all the Teas Iam having I did the month before surgery to prepare for after surgery posts. I am still on bed rest, just sitting up a few min. at time. Get to walk around late next week. Not visiting, but I do want you to email me, I tried to email you. I want to ask a big favor!! lol

Jacqueline said...

I know what you mean! I worry about that and then something strikes me! What I love about blogging is that you can do or not do whatever you want!

It was fun seeing what inspires you. I always love that. It is fun to find new bloggers too. Have a great weekend - I am sure you will be buzzing with new ideas soon.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie I lost my mojo for a little while but I think its back! I enjoy seeing what you love out there! Thanks for hosting favorite things! hugs, Linda

Jem said...

I was saying to a blogging friend yesterday that we all have our slumps of feeling completely uninspired or as though we have nothing worth sharing when there are so many other more talented bloggers out there! But somehow these things always work themselves out - you'll be back to feeling at home with your blog before you know it :-)

Jem xXx

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend..Girl I'm so honored that I had something worst stealing..your the first one ha ha!! Hey your mojo wi come back..I lost mine like 4 months ago and only post once a week now..Been too busy baby sitting my little Landen..Hope all is well in your side of the mountain my friend..Thanks for the SHOUT OUT!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am in ! :-D Really did not expect to have a post for today, but the weather changed my plans.

Decor To Adore said...

Thank you for the opportunity to meet new friends!

Be blessed.

The Muse said...

i thought I heard siren, saw flashing lights and tons of individuals in uniform...ah it is clear are in total VIOLATION of being............too cute LOL LOL

Sweet European Dreams said...

hi Laurie. Congrats on another fabulous Saturday Favorites! Glad I could join you and your sweet friends. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to be featured on your blog - you have the greatest followers! Hope your weekend was (is) fabulous! -diane

Kathleen said...

Great choices, Laurie!
You will never run out of things to show us!

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for linking up!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow these are some great blogs. So many cute ideas. Thanks for the links. Really am glad that I found your blog!

Farah said...

Hello Laurie...

It is so interesting to read the post... I really enjoyed it ... linking up with you
Hope you love to play with colours and flowers? Please visit me at

lvroftiques said...

Pa shaw!! You're one of the most inspirational of all! But I did really enjoy all the inspiration YOU admire Laurie. I LOVE that solarium of Gloria's! Vanna

Lady Katherine said...

no email from you, do not know why but I couldn't email you either. Think I shall call you instead! lol