Thursday, August 18, 2011

snap shop giveaway.

THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! THANKS FOR ENTERING! 
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a few weeks ago i wrote about an online photography class that i was taking by the very talented and lovely ashley ann.

i have enjoyed every second.
i've had a dslr for a couple of years now but i really have not been utilizing it to it's full potential.
i love taking pictures and cross my fingers every time i press the shutter--because i am relying on my camera to automatically capture what i want.
even thinking about shooting in manual mode scares me to death.

photography intimidates me. ashley does not.

she is smart and knows her stuff.
but she is able to break down photography for the non-photographer, the beginner, the intimidated.
all you need is a dslr camera and an open mind.
ashley takes care of the rest.
her online class is BRILLIANT!! brilliant, i tell you!!
i can attest to that 100%.

luckily for you, ashley is giving one of you a spot in the september online snapshot class!

this prize is worth $200--a total steal by the way.
to read the details, click on over to the snapshots page here.

ok, now to enter.
please leave me a comment telling me about someone in your life who inspires you.
that's it.
easy peasy.

to earn an extra entry, donate any dollar amount to our davis boy, via the chipin button right over there under my picture, and i will throw your name in the hat for every dollar donated!
(no need to leave another comment.
chipin will let me know that you've donated and how much $.)

it's a win-win situation, don't ya think?
:)

next wednesday, august 24th, i will pick a winner from the comments.

GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS!
and thank you ashley!


186 comments:

allenaim photography and design said...

To be honest...I am actually inspired by Ashley Ann herself...I love following her blog :)

Leslie said...

I'm inspired by my daughter. How can someone who is only 13 be so poised and intelligent?!

Sandy W said...

I am inspired by 5 year old who knows how to live to the fullest every single day!

Jody said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway! It is so hard for me to pick one person that inspires me most. There are so many people on the list, including you!! If I HAVE to choose, I think my children inspire me most. Their innocence, ability to forgive quickly, helpfulness, sharing, and unconditional love they have for me and others is amazing. There is so much we can learn from children!

Riley's Nana said...

My grandaughter ---- She is my inspiration for living such a purpose filled life :)

Holly said...

I am inspired bt my friend Elizabeth, who has two children with autism. She has so much patience with Lexie and Ethan, and still has time for Jily. She works with the young women in our church. I am lucky to call her my friend!

Lindsey said...

I'm inspired by all of you blogging mama's! Thanks for sharing your stories, recipes, crafts and day to day life!Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

Christy Mandin said...

I am inspired by www.jodyrlanders.com. She is a mom of 6--4 biological, 2 adopted--and co-founder of an organization that I truly believe in. I would love to start an organization like hers! Maybe one day....

awagner said...

I am inspired by my 2 kids who constantly find the joy in the ordinary. They constantly remind me to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life :)

anislandlife said...

I am inspired by my dad..He raised my sister and I as a single dad from the time we were 3 and 4 till we went to college. I know those teenage years were rough as we were only one year apart!!

Andy said...

my daughter. she easily forgives. i want to be like that

Jess said...

I'm inspired by my oldest son, who has autism. He is always immersed in some fabulously odd project. Thinking outside the box is his way of thinking. He inspires me to do what I love, regardless of whether all the ingredients are "correct" and no matter what others think.

Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

Bethany said...

I am inspired by my Grandpa, who lived his life serving his Lord and those in need.

Amy said...

I am inspired my niece Madison who will be four in November. She was born with a rare genetic disorder called Mucolipidosis Type II. She has blessed our lives in so many ways and has taught me to see everyday as a gift from the Lord!

Deb A. said...

I am inspired by all of you blogging moms. Thank you for sharing your crafts, recipes and stories of your day to day lives.

Tina B said...

I am inspired by all your mommy bloggers. Thanks for being my coffee in the morning!

Jen said...

i'm inspired by my momma. she has a huge heart, is SO patient & SO generous. i hope i can be even a fraction of that someday.

Alison said...

My mother inspires me by taking such good care of her family and showing us how much she loves us.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

My boys inspire me everyday. Their look on life makes me look at it so much different than before I had them.

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I'd love to win this class! I'm inspired by a friend of mine, who's been through many hardships, but still manages to be such a good, loving person!

aiza said...

My dad is my inspiration.. x

Melissa I. said...

My mom inspires me. She has a heart for others and expects nothing in return. I love my mom!

Tina said...

I am inspired by both my mom and my mother in law (very different areas of inspiration).

Ashley E. said...

I'm inspired by my sister-in-law who manages to be a stay at home mom to three kids, maintain her home, craft, and blog! Amazing!

The Kastens said...

My dad has always been my inspiration. He came to this country as a child not speaking the language and was able to build himself into something great. He has succeeded so much more than those who are offered everything from birth. He put himself through several levels of schooling and has never taken any handout. He taught me to love others, love my community, the importance of voting and choosing to do something if you aren’t happy with your community, and most importantly how important it is to always love Jesus when doing everything. He showed me to love the world and other cultures, to love travel and no matter what I wanted to do in life he’d be happy with, and it didn’t matter that I was a girl, I could do anything I wanted to. He believes in me, loves me and always supports me.
I'm one lucky girl huh?

tonpia said...

I'm inspired by the selflessness that I see from other people every day. It brings me hope.

Kirsten said...

I am inspired by some dear friends right now who are making life beautiful in the midst of suffering. Jen and Jayme are reminding me every day to not take anything for granted- true inspiration!

NiyahNicole said...

My mother is my inspiration in all aspects and my daughter is the motivation I needed.

Lora said...

My children inspire me everyday with their zest for all things...new and old. Growing up I took for granted the things going on around me, but witnessing it all again through my children is AWESOME! (((Just like this giveaway!)))

Alice said...

My children inspire me. They also drive me crazy but everyday they inspire me to be a better person and a better mother.

kelwinj said...

I am inspired by my former boss. She works so hard everyday so that children feel loved, like they have someone on their side, and that they can do anything they put their mind to. She is an incredible advocate for so many struggling families and children.

The Shacks said...

I'd have to say my mom. I'm so thankful for her and the relationship we have.

Lanie said...

My Mom is a big inspiration to me.

sara Albers said...

I am inspired by my mother....she has raised 4 children who are productive and loving people. She has battled and beat breast cancer and now battles MS. Yet she remains the most positive person in the world. SHe inspires me to stay positive no matter what life throws at you.
Sara

sara dot ruch at yahoo.com

Caroline said...

I am inspired by my dear friend Kathy, a young widow of 3 kids....she has chosen to live life to the fullest and is such an amazing mother and friend!

Jillian said...

Right now my hero is my 3 year old. She is starting pre-school with one of her best buddies. He was having a really hard time letting his mom leave him at school, so we prayed for Carter last night. This morning when we dropped off at school, Carter was again sad for his mom to leave. My little Hayden walked over to Carter, grabbed him by the hand and said, "Carter, we prayed for you last night, it will be OK." I love her.

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by my mom. She has had a lot of business challenges through the years but hasn't given up and is still in business today! Thanks for the chance.

katiebug007 at hotmail dot com

Jill said...

i am inspired by my dad who is living with pd and a positive attitude.

jaa2754 said...

My mom inspires me the most. She is kind, honest and loving. Everyday I strive to be the mother that she has been to me.

Ray and Monica said...

My dear friend Kara who is still praising God after the death of her infant son from sids. She is one of the most amazing women I've ever known.

Lindsey G said...

I find inspiration in all those i know, and even those I dont. Im trying to constantly be the best me possible, and am so blessed that all those around me help me achieve that. My best inspiration to date though, is my daughter!

James said...

While there are many in my life that give me inspiration, I've found that having children motivates me to change and grow more than all of them. How can you look at their tiny hands and feet and cute sleeping faces and not want to do everything in your power to nurture and train them?

Sarah Osborn said...

I'm inspired by my mother. She's always there for anyone. Never hesitating to help.

Marbuch said...

Nice one... well, my husband! He is a talented artist, he has magic in his hands and every time I see him at work I feel like getting creative myself. I love photography, I has been my hobby for a while. Friends say I have a great eye for it and they ask me to do photo shoots of their loved ones... Only I know I am no photographer, I need to dig into the technicalities... Anyway, I admire my husband because he does what he loves, the expresses himself through it, and he brings amazing things to others! Here is a pick to his art uriaverbuch.com thanks for the opportunity.

Short, Sweet Season said...

Yay for this giveaway! I am inspired by my son. Every thing is fun and fabulous to him.

Jody said...

My 4 boys. Everyday, I see a glimpse of who they are to become and who they are today...and it always reminds me to stay present more & enjoy the moments...they are gone so quickly!!

Mandi said...

I am very inspired by Ashley Ann herself, I actually have been fortunate enough to meet her when I lived in Oklahoma and we attended the same church. She is one of the most genuine and carrying people you will ever meet. She is really great about showing God's love to others and is a great mom. I love getting ideas from her blog about how she incorporates projects for her kids that coincide with something she is working on.

Emily L. said...

inspiration is everywhere, but it's my kids that inspire me most.

Meredith said...

Oh, I'm inspired by my mother - she's dedicated, a hard worker, a great listner, and an all around amazing woman - I'm so thankful that my children LOVE her as much as I do! Thanks for a great giveaway!

katie said...

I feel surrounded by inspiration--I'm so blessed! My mother, my husband, my children and friends are all sources of inspiration as well as my wonderful blog "friends". I think God surrounds us with inspiration if we are willing to see it!

Celeste the Best said...

I'm studying to teach English as a Second Language overseas, but this does nothing to "develop" (haha) my serious love of photography! I'd take a class at my university, but they require a prerequisite drawing course (I can't draw!) & darn if my money tree hasn't bloomed yet!

I am inspired by Ashley Ann because she, too, began photography as a sort of hobby. I hope that by the time I find out where God needs me to teach, I can capture every moment He gives me like Ashley does.

Unknown said...

My Mom! She has had a lot of health problems the past few years. She has never let it get her spirit down. She is the most positive up beat person I know.

Anonymous said...

marci.ouzts@att.net

I am inspired by my daughter......Looking at things the way she views them is a totally new approach for me :o) and it is very interesting to hear her thoughts and listen as she describes things a bit differently than I see them.......

girlonabikewithacamera said...

I am now inspired by my daughter, Kenna who passed away three days ago. I would love to win and do something good after taking this class.

Leah said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'm inspired by my 89 year old grandma. She is an amazing, kind, and graceful woman who is currently fighting cancer. She makes me want to be a better person!

Scott and Aubyn said...

My nana is almost 80, but she is still so full of life and willing to learn and change....she inspires me!

{cuppakim} said...

i would lovey love to win.

who inspires me?

definitely my friend jessica (keepupwiththejohnsons.com) - she is a fabulous bloggy genius, a loving mama, and dedicated pastors wife for our little church plant (doing some of the hard stuff that you dont always see).

Laura Kelley www.pitterpatterart.com said...

I very inspired by other crafters who give back. I like when I see a great crafty site that does things for others...that's who I want to be. I want to be known for loving people and being a generous giver.

robin said...

My grandfather has always been my inspiration in life. He taught me to look for the good in people and to make the very best from each and every day.

ejane said...

my best friend carolyn. she is very good with creative projects and still makes time to reach out to others around her.

Leah said...

I'm inspired by the people I know who have taken on big dreams, even if it didn't/doesn't make sense to most.

Robin@thesweetestpear said...

My 18 month old son inspires me to see the world in a curious, awestruck way. Spending time with him is like seeing God's creation in a whole new light.

Skinny McGinny said...

I am inspired by all of the older women in my family. I come from a uber-crafty bloodline! My aunt makes the most amazing quilts, my grandmother can hand sew like a champ and there isn't anything my mother can't do!

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by my husband. He is a wonderful man.

Louise
l.horner@netzero.com

Wendy said...

Cool giveaway!! I'm inspired {right at this moment} by Sarah@Emerging Mummy. I love the way her mind works, and I'm challenged to be a better person.

Amanda said...

oh my, who am I inspired by??? I have some AMAZING friends that inspire me all the time - but one that is just absolutely priceless to me is one of my bffs Jess. I am a better person and have a better understanding of who God is, what my life is about, and a deeper walk with God - because of her.

Jamie said...

I'm inspired by my two boys, I find myself discovering new things about myself because of them! Thanks for the giveaway! I love Ashley Ann!!

Emilie said...

The first person who came to mind is Ashley (and her blog). I see I am not alone here. It almost seems ridiculous since we do not know each other, but I feel very connected to her style and outlook on life. She is motivating and inspires me to actively create - which makes me happy. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Photography has long been a dream of mine, but finances get in the way of pursuing it with teachers!

Lyndelou said...

Ohhh - who to pick...I'll go with my brother-in-law whose strength and determination in the face of serious illness has really inspired me - so proud of him.

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Wow! great giveaway! I am inspired everyday, hard to narrow it down. My kids inspire me, nature, my family, art, I could go on and on.

Aimee said...

The person that inspires me the most would be my mom.. I have a serve nerve damage in my foot and leg and my mom works full time and still finds time to make sure I am ok and get me whatever I want and always maks sure no matter what I dont give up on my dreams because of this..

Michelle said...

my husband is someone who inspires me...he's such a hard worker and loves God and leads our family in an awesome way. oh, how i'd love to do the SnapShop!!!

Suzanne said...

My kids for many reasons but one at the top of my list is they live in the momment - not worried about the past or the future.

Jennifer said...

I am inspired by my kids. They jump into things without fear...something I really need to learn.

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by my grandma... she has a special needs son and has taken care of him all of his life (57 years) without extra help. The Lord blessed me with a special needs son and I understand so much more about her than I ever did before.

Graceybug said...

I am new to your blog...love it! I see many midnight readings. I am inspired by my students...I teach a mixed class of children with special needs and children with neuro-typical developing skills. The things that preschoolers teach each other about determination and acceptance remind me to be a better person.

Crystal said...

My kids Ian, 8 & Ashton, 2 inspire me! They are the best kids ever & I want to be the best mom ever.

tammy said...

I love that so many people commented that they are also inspired by their kids! My 8 yr. old daughter inspires me. She is sandwiched between 2 brothers with autism and she never fails to show them patience and grace!

Pure Heart said...

i'm inspired by anyone who adopts! it's not always an easy road, but such a blessing in the end. we are finalizing our second adoption!
~melissa

LingerLong Photography said...

I am surrounded by inspirational people in my life; from the 4 and 5 year olds that I teach during the week, to the special needs adults I work with on my weekends, to the friends and family that I choose to surround myself with. However, when choosing the most inspiration person in my life, the answer is very easy: my mother. She was diagnosed 9 years ago with a very rare blood disease. Never being one to back down from a fight, she busied herself working two jobs, volunteering, taking care of my family and being the stone pillar we all knew and loved so well. She worked at a group home for special needs adults, the same facility I currently work part time at. She was dedicated to the individuals in the home and didn't want them to see her back down from a fight. In her eyes, the battles they were fighting each day just to earn respect and be seen as members of the society, were larger than her battle with her disease. A little over two years ago, the disease progressed and finally became too strong for her body to fight. Earth lost one of it's precious angels on June 5, 2009 but while she isn't here in body, she is still here in spirit. All of the strength, courage and determination that she fought that disease with has left a mark on all the lives she has touched and we are all a little stronger, wiser and more courageous because of her.

Heldine said...

I am inspired by my boyfriend because he follows his passion and is doing really well.

Rosie said...

I am inspired by my mom - especially now that I have a baby and house of my own, I appreciate more and more what an amazing mother, wife, homemaker, and hostess she is! I aspire to be like her. :)

Kathie M. said...

I am inspired by so many...I'm really inspired by my husband. He is so supportive & encouraging every day! And I have always wanted to learn more about photography...I love to take photos and would love to learn as much as I can :D Thank you to both of you for this opportunity!!

Jen G. said...

I am inspired by my Husband who works so hard and always put his best foot forward. Thanks...

prigwen said...

I am inspired by my friends with children that are doing such a wonderful job every day at bringing them up in the Lord and a loving home.

Jen said...

I am inspired by my husband and kids. They are the ones that push me to be a better person! Love them so much. Thanks for the chance. I love Ashley Ann!!

Missy said...

I am inspired by my kids- they are always so sweet and caring towards others.

Love and Lollipops said...

I am very very inspired by a blogging friend, Katherine Marie!

What a wonderful giveaway!!

Georgia
:)

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by the women in my life who sacrifice of themselves for the sake of others.

Deb said...

I am inspired by my mother, a two time cancer survivor. The way she trusts God and lives life to the fullest is amazing. She's also a wonderful, caring, involved Grammie and I want to be just like her when I'm a grandmother.

Angela said...

I am inspired by my friend Ashley. Who is always patient, kind and loving to her kids and a perfect example of a daughter of God.

Tricia said...

I am inspired by my sweet husband. His capacity to love me is amazing. God has really blessed me through bringing him into my life.

cheeksb said...

My boys inspire me and all the great blogs I read!

Kristen said...

Very excited to have found your blog and also so happy to enter this giveaway : ) I'm always inspired by my husband...the most loving and patient person I know.

Becky said...

I am inspired by my sister Melissa who is currently going through treatment for ovarian cancer at the young age of 35. She has long been my inspiration to take more pictures, to scrapbook and record our lives, to improve my photography and now she inspires me with her ability to find the humor in difficult situations, turning always back to her faith, and trust in the Lord.

Paul and Tracy said...

I am inspired by my husband who is leading our family to do foreign missionary work in the next year. He is such a Godly man that I am so blessed to call my husband and best friend.

BRITTANY said...

I am always amazed, encouraged and inspired by many other blogger mommies who share their everyday life.

Alyjean said...

My MOM inspires me most. Always has, always will.

Anonymous said...

My husband inspires me to make the most of my life everyday!!
~Debbie
akadebbie@hotmail.com

krippee said...

Who inspiries me, so many people -- my mom inspires me to reach for simpler living.

Tara said...

My husband inspires me everyday!

Manda Jo said...

I am inspired by the people I surround myself with. My mother for raising 3 kids on her own and making sure we had a good life and always went to church :) I learned determination and strength from her. My mother in law for her family traditions and always making sure to record the everyday moments in her children and now grandchildrens life. Preserving those memories is so important to me and I'm glad I can learn from her. My best friend, turned sister in law, who I share the crazy journey of motherhood with and my husband who reminds me that life is not always according to plans :)

Merran said...

i also am super inspired by ashley ann. she is sooo motivated and seems to do a bazillion things and do them all well. dana over at MADE really inspires me too!

Melissa said...

I'm inspired by my daughter, who works hard for what may come easily to others.

The Covers said...

I am truly inspired by my 2 year old daughter. I never thought that I would gain such inspiration from such a tiny little girl. She is such a sweet, kind, generous little girl who will try anything with such confidence. I hope that she is able to retain that level of confidence in herself throughout her life.

Stacey B said...

I'm inspired by my friend Kate Mathany who has a little baby named Getty with SMA1. Her strength and love for her child is a truly amazing.

Courtney said...

The list is endless, for I have much to learn on this journey. At this moment, the first person to come to mind is my best friend who has suffered immense tragedy, but found a way out of the darkness, through her intelligence, hard work, undying dedication to her children and love. She reminds me to cherish every moment with my littles.

The Perfect Trio said...

I'm inspired by lots of gals! But, I think my bestie inspires me most. She has it together!!

ROPE said...

I'm inspired by my sister Abby. She is 7 months pregnant, exhausted, and can't sit or stand for more than a few minutes at a time because the pregnancy has caused her legs to erupt in a road atlas of painful veins. But she is cheerful, looking toward the future. She's thankful for every second she has alone with her 3-yr-old, but can't wait to meet her new baby girl. I'm inspired by gratitude in the midst of hardship.
Anna
lassothemoonshop@gmail.com

joelle said...

I am inspired by my little friend Kyle who bravely fought brain cancer with the most amazing positive attitude and love of life. I am also inspired by his mom who has faced his loss every day with the same spirit and love of life.

Hannah DeVries said...

My students inspire me. Many of them are refugees and have endured so much in their short lives. They are incredible.

Mary said...

I'm so inspired by my mother. She just keeps going against all else and she does it with such grace and encouragement for those around her.

Kariane said...

I totally agree with you about the camera! I would love to be the one in control! I am inspired daily by my kids. They remind me to slow down and and see the wonder in everything.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

tricia said...

i am inspired everyday by my son and daughter and their passion for life. and i am a believer that i can learn to take beautiful photos, i just need someone like ashley to teach me.

Kat said...

I am inspired by my sweet girls. Their growing curiosity, enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious. It amazes me how much they continue to grow and learn and teach me through this journey of parenthood.

Kat said...

I made a donation to Davis' come home fund. I hope and pray that the money is raised quickly and so you can bring that sweet baby home! Many blessings to you!

C and M said...

I am inspired by my husband. He is so kind, hard working, and has so much patience.

East Coast Kimballs said...

I am inspired by my mother. She is gracious, unselfish and the hardest worker I know. I want to be like her when I grow up!

keli said...

I am by my husband! I think I learn something from him every day!

Grant and Brittany said...

I am inspired by all of the momma's that are working so hard to bring orphans home through adoption! It helps make the long road easier to take when there are so many others going through the same emotions and hearing their success stories!

Ali Barbera said...

I am inspired by my sister who follows her dreams no matter what it takes.

The Stingy Seamripper said...

My grandmother... her house is perfect, her food is good, she sews, she gardens, and the list goes on and on. Oh, and everybody loves her.

seelamade said...

i continue to be inspired by my parents. their generous, can-do-attitudes really keep me going.

moeem said...

I'm inspired by my dad. My father raised me, my two sisters and brother all by himself. He did a great job and even managed to be patient and have a sense of humor even in a house with 3 adolescent girls and a very active boy. Love you dad!

Tanya said...

My daughter inspires me. She loves life, has a sweet innocence but can hold her own when needed!

Anonymous said...

My father inspires me, he is always there when i need him & i hope to be just like that when i have a child.

laura- ll.hoppe@hotmail.com

the.fortes said...

I am constantly inspired by Ashley Campbell. And I am not saying that to try to win and I am not just talking about artistically. Her person is just inspiring to me. I hope she sees that. I am hoping to meet her (for the second time) this fall. I truly hope she doesn't feel the need to file a restraining order! JK! I would love to take this course. I am semi-pro and shoot in manual, but I do believe there are things I can learn from this online course.

Leah said...

I am inspired by my kids. So full of life and joy. I want to be more like them when I grow up. Thanks

Sara said...

I'm inspired by my friend Jen, she has 4 kids and makes it look so easy. She is always full of patience and gives them 100% of her time. But on top of that she is an amazing wife, has a beautiful etsy shop (handmadebyjennylou), and shares her love for Christ with everyone!

The Loves of Lacy said...

Oh wow my kids for sure!!

Amy Coose said...

I am inspired by so many, but definitely my husband. He brings his best to everything he does. Thanks for the chance to win!

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

My youngest nephew inspires me. He just had his 2nd birthday and he is the sweetest, funniest, and most lovable child I have ever known. He's always got a smile on his face and he makes my heart smile!

ashleyo_44 said...

My daughter inspires me every day. She overcame great odds and never missed a beat. She's also the reason I'd love to start using my camera better. :o)

Ali said...

I am inspired by my 3 children. They are all so different in personality and do something everyday to inspire me. I am totally blessed!

LOVE my two boys said...

honestly... I am pretty inspired by all the mom blogs I read!!

Breena said...

I am inspired by my mother. She is the most loving, hard working and patient person I know. I strive everyday to be half the woman she is!

Maria said...

I am inspired by my Mom...she is the the most spiritual woman I know.

Misty Dawn said...

I am inspired by my husband. He has unlimited patience even when I am at my crankiest. He works hard all week and still comes home to help with the kids in the evenings and on the weekends. He does everything he can to give me the best life he can, even when the circumstances aren't ideal. He truly is my inspiration to do better!

Susan said...

I am inspired by my mom. She ALWAYS is doing for others an not herself.

Brooke said...

i'm inspired by all of my wonderful siblings. they are all amazing mothers and fathers. they are just good people trying to live good lives.

Jenn said...

My daughters inspire me...one of imagination and one of wisdom beyond her years. Thanks for the chance at this amazing giveaway.

kjarvis2213 said...

My husband. He is always pushing me to do better. He looks at life as an opportunity.

Jenny and Blake said...

I am inspired by my son. His energy, love of life and curiosity are constantly challenging me to look at life differently and spend time enjoying the moment.

Shannon said...

i am really inspired by my hubby. he is always encouraging people esp. me and he just brings joy and laughter

Shelly said...

My two daughters are a constant source of inspiration. Their creativity and independence remind me not to limit myself just because I'm a "grown-up" now!

Janica said...

I am inspired by my mom!!! She dropped everything yesterday to take care of her sick 30-yr-old baby (ME!). I hope that I am always there for my kids, like my sweet, beautiful mom is for me:)

Meg said...

My mom is totally inspiring. Despite many physical ailments she is THE most positive person I know. I try to be more like her everyday. Thanks!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

My husband inspires me to look at through the viewfinder (and at life) from new and different angles.

Amanda said...

1st, I need to explain that I just recently learned of Reece's Rainbow. I am totally obsessed with reading all of the stories of the new commitments to the home comings and everything in between. Which is what lead me to your blog, which I love following. While it is so hard to just choose one person that inspires me most. I would have to say that person is Andrea Roberts. I have never met her but for someone to turn a life changing circumstance it to a LIFE CHANGING event for so many innocent children is just remarkable. I could only dream of having the positive impact upon the world that she does each and everyday.

Sarah Baker said...

I am so inspired by Ashley Ann... I'd love to be like her when I'm a mother some day... and I'd love to adopt as well. She's quite an inspiration!

Tara said...

My mom inspires me. She is a go getter who is not afraid to jump right in and get her hands dirty! I hope to follow in her footsteps and do all I can help others.

Lori Tacchino said...

Someone who inspires me is my friend, Gretchan. She is an amazing Mother, wife and friend. She somehow manages to work full-time, go to school part-time and still make her family and friends a priority.By far, her most inspirational quality is how she sees the good in life and people, and continues to be positive and loves Jesus, even when she has every right to be bitter.You see, in a three year period, Gretchan lost both parents to cancer and two infant children. She still loves and lives without fear and with a positive outlook. She completely blows me away-I am in awe of her daily.

The Biggs Family said...

I think that a friend of Leslie is who inspires me.

jamie leigh said...

Gave birth to my BEAU-tiful baby girl just 2 weeks ago TODAY and she inspired me to start www.apickledstixlife.blogspot.com and would love to win this giveaway for her since she is my main focus!!

Brianne said...

This would be an amazing class to win... because of your button my husband and I have started looking seriously into adoption... Thank YOU for inspiring me!

Britney said...

i'm inspired by my grandma who passed away 10 years ago. she was so poised and elegant and purposeful. she had a way of making all her grandchildren feel special!

Erin said...

I'm inspired by my twins, who are just learning to walk. When do we lose the ability to pick ourselves up and try again even when we fall down hundreds of times?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

My boys inspire me. They have such a happy way to look at things it makes me do the same. I think I am a better person because of them. :)

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Kristina Larson said...

I'm inspired by my dad. He gives of himself so generously and has the most caring spirit of anyone I know. He doesn't pigeonhole people, but gives them room to change, grow, and prove themselves.

Mindy M. Harris said...

my mother in law inspires me. she juggles myriad things in her schedule and does it with a smile. she is sound in her faith and a wonderful grammy to her grandbabies.

Courtney said...

This is such a great giveaway! I don't have anyone particular in mind, but I am inspired by all moms who have a passion for something and somehow find a way to be great wives and mothers while also pursing their passions!

Krystle Gray said...

My newly wedded husband (of almost a year)absolutely inspires me...
I don't know of anyone else who teaches me what love should actually be and what love actually is, through the simple ways he lives out love. I'm inspired & desperate to love like you...thank you Kev!

Bri Schaaf said...

My Hubby is my inspiration. He is so very wonderful, kind, and loyal.
I love this man!

Marykay said...

I am inspired by my children and my husband. They inspire me to be the best mom and wife that I can be!

Krystle Ann said...

My newly wedded husband (of almost a year)absolutely inspires me...
I don't know of anyone else who teaches me what love should actually be and what love actually is, through the simple ways he lives out love. I'm inspired & desperate to love like you...thank you Kev!

Mysie said...

I am inspired and amazed by my 7 year old son. I was not a believer when he was born and accepted Christ as my Savior 2 years later. My boy is an awesome example of God's love and is continually teaching me about what God's has done and will do for us, our family and friends. He has taught me about the kind of person I want to be.

Artsy Momma said...

I am inspired by my grandmamas all the time!

hydeeann said...

a gal i know named sarah. she's always looking out for ways to help people. this week she sent her husband over to our house with a pot of soup and some biscuits just because i'm pregnant and on restricted activity. well, she's just as pregnant as i am! definitely and inspiration. and a God send.

Harold and Becky said...

After a crazy day at work and a wonderful evening with the family, I get to sit down and enjoy all of the inspiring women writing blogs. I am truely grateful that they give me the inspiration to be a working blogging Mother.

myheartathome said...

Inspired by a friend who is a single mom to two foster boys. She heard God's call and stepped out in faith. She lives by faith everyday.

Anita said...

My children...my daughter survived a brain tumor and all three of my sons have or still are serving our country in the military, I have 8 war deployments under my belt, in the midst of my ninth. They have all made sacrifices without complaint.

amanda said...

i am inspired by my mom. She is an amazing woman, and if i am half the mom she is, i will be happy!

Melissa said...

my husband inspires me to always be better

kim said...

I am inspired by my loving husband. He amazes me and pushes me to be better.

Piper Brook said...

I am inspired by my friend Jess. He's only 23 years old and has already received a bachelor's degree in art, a master's degree in museum studies (from harvard), and is starting another master's degree in art at columbia in chicago this fall. He is so driven, so talented, and so genuine...an amazing photographer and person!

melissa said...

I am inspired by my husband, who no matter what comes his way, sees it in the most positive way.

Rosie said...

I am inspired by my husband, who works so hard for our family and our country (as an officer in the Marine Corps) and who is the best husband and father I know!

Darci said...

I just finished reading Ashley Ann's post about her adoption journey and at this moment, am completely inspired by her. I am inspired by her faithfulness in her calling to adopt and be an advocate for the children who don't have a voice. I am inspired by her faith and trust that God would provide the funds needed. I am inspired by her generosity to give a portion of what God provided to another family who was called to adopt. So Ashley, if you are reading this, thank you. Your story has truly been an inspirational blessing.

Anonymous said...

Ashley Ann herself is an awesome inspiration to me.
Andreea
andreea.gerwig@gmail.com

Photos by Kimberly said...

I'm inspired by so many people it's hard to pick just one! I'm inspired by my children and the things they learn, do and want to learn and want to do. I'm so grateful everyday that I'm blessed with 3 amazing children.

the brokaws said...

i'M inspired by my parents, who love unconditionally

Rhonda said...

I am greatly inspired by my dear friend, Lucy. She has been my faithful prayer warrior and partner in crime since we met in 1994.

rjjsgdc said...

I'm inspired by my mom, my original best friend!

Mer said...

my sweet friend karen inspires me! she is one of the most loving and caring people i know :)

Melissa Power said...

i am inspired by Jasmine Star! And by Ashley Ann - i just recently discovered her!! Love her work!
melissapowerphotography@yahoo.com

beccajo said...

i am inspired by my children - one who is always by my side, one who is in heaven and one who is still a "bun in the oven". love them all so much.