Friday, April 3, 2009

Uplifting Words

I have a collection of quotes that inspire and motivate me. I like to surround myself with words that uplift my spirit.
I have a bunch of quotes on a vintage chip clip rack in my bathroom.

A couple of reminders are hung on bottles in the bathroom window sill.Manilla tags are a fun and easy way to post a quote.
This metal word reminding us every day to "Celebrate" is on a chair as you go into the family room.
I found it and the "Blessed" sign (in the bathroom) in the greeting card isle.
This little tag reads "Live
Love Laugh." It was a key chain from the dollar store. I tied it onto a candle that sits on our kitchen table.
This one is next to my computer.
I like to add sayings to lampshades, that way I read them when I turn the light on and off.
What words inspire you?

24 comments:

Veronica said...

I stumbled onto your blog yesterday, and I have been OH SO IMPRESSED! You have the neatest ideas, and so easy on a girl's wallet. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. I'll keep reading!

the new Mrs. C said...

Cool ideas. I like to collect quotes & sayings also. The most recent one I added to the list:
Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without.

The Soladay Family said...

I have things like this everywhere in my home! I have vinyl words and tags. Over our breakfast nook it says, "Together we make a family." Words we live by as we are a blended family. =)

Stefanie said...

I love this! Such a great idea. I love that you have them subtly placed in all the different areas!

philben5 said...

Just recently I received an e-mail from my brother sharing with me what is inscribed on the top of the Washington Monument in D.C.. And it is "Laus Deo which translates to "Praise be to God". I can't wait to place it on the perfect wall in my home...just haven't decided which one that is. Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings
Roxannne

misskp said...

Hello, Joy!
I have lurked here at your blog for the longest time. Today I have to speak up! Words of inspiration...quotes....motivation....are some of my favorite things in the world! I have them everywhere, but your idea of attaching them to lampshades is the best ever! Thank you for bringing new, fun, beautiful things to my life every day!

karen

marybt said...

Great ideas! I have some of those words that you got in the greeting card aisle just waiting to figure out what to do with them. I think I'll steal your idea! :)

Chari said...

Hello Joy...

Ohhh yes...I'm lovin' your post today, my friend! "I believe we should surround ourselves with the things that inspire, empower, and remind uf of all that we are and what we strive to become..."! (a quote written by lil' ol' me! Hehe!) And you've done that so beautifully!!! I always get so much pleasure from seeing all of your beautiful photos...your home and your creativity! Which brings me to the next topic of conversation...love, love, love all of your Spring/Easter decor! I always end up copying your photos to my computer for future reference and inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing...

Have a fabulous Friday, my friend!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Small House said...

I do this same thing. If I need to make a point to the kids or us as a family, I hang a sign. Did a post on this month or so ago. Great way to make yourself heard.

Havea a great day.
Sandra

ceekay said...

I love sayings, alphabets, and words also. Favs: JOY, HOPE, LOVE, LIVE....and Jesus Loves Me! My husband's fav??? Want a little cheese with that whine?
I like how you put them on lamps and candles. Great idea!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very sweet ideas. A long time ago I used to collect inspirational quotes in a little notebook. I still have the notebook, but never write in it any more...maybe I'll dig it out again. :)

~ Sarah

Steph said...

Great post! I too love words and quotes. My favorite at quote at the moment is just simply, "Live your best life."

Robin said...

Such great idea's to inspire you throughout the day. A few of my favorite from around my home are: relax, keep it simple and the country life.

bj said...

I collect sayings too...you will begin to find some of them at the end of my posts...
your idea is so neat...I may try some of my favorites on tags...
xo bj

Sarah said...

What a wonderful and inspiring idea!

Stacey said...

Great ideas! I am inspired by the words....loyalty and integrity..oh and creative, of course!

Lisa said...

I too, love quotes and sayings. I have them written in journals, on little pieces of paper, and on sticky notes all over the place. My current favorite is:

"Breathe. Let go and remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

I'm not sure where I picked that one up ~ somewhere on the internet but I absolutely love it.

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

I love quotes, too! They can be clever or really move us, can't they? I saw an idea for displaying them when house hunting last year. I posted about it at http://robinsblessednest.blogspot.com/2008/10/lake-house-decor.html. Scroll down to the 13th photo! Quotes were written on index cards that were tea-stained...I think you'll like it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love quotes too...and tags...love the old chip clip rack. cherry

Nicole said...

The most inspirational thing for me is the poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.. it gives me motivation to keep moving in life.

And the Psalm of Life by Robert Herrick keeps me going as well.

Kelli said...

I love quotes too! Great ideas for using them throughout the house.

Sweet Caroline said...

My most inspiring words?

Joysofhome.blogspot.com

Okay, this is just really getting weird. You are the teacher, but you are now nicknamed, "part B."

You have this way about you that takes my home to the next level. I, too, have tags and bottles. But, never thought to hang the tags on my big bottles. (that was big BOTTLES not big Bottom)

I love it! And, I have seen cool words in the greeting card section too.

My favorite saying is Keep Calm..and Carry On.

Tammy said...

All around our home we have the word 'Believe.' We do this to help us to remember to believe in our Father in Heaven to know what is right for our son, Parker, who is very medically fragile and has special needs.

Frippery said...

Love this idea! I too am crazy for quotes. My favorite is from Hans Christian Anderson, "Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."

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