This has to be one of the best weeks ever for inspiration here on Motivated Monday.
There was every kind of creativity from cooking and painting to blogging organization and purse fixes.
I can't wait to share with you some of the highlights from last week's event.
For starters, and this is really for other bloggers, you will not want to miss this
Ultimate Blog Planner
Available in a hard copy or digital download version through her Etsy store this is the ultimate organizer for a blogger. With weekly and monthly page spreads and inspirational and humorous graphic art inserted to keep us motivated, you will want to check this link out for sure.
Follow that up with this stylish Ikea Hemmes dresser upgrade via
Smart indeed. What I enjoyed about this post, other than the end result, was that Brittney shares with us some valuable painting tips including what works and what doesn't. I will be pinning this post for future reference.
Another Ikea hack idea was shared by
Her kitchen makeover is a black and white chevron lover's delight.
She started with this -
With new flooring, paint, and counter-tops this was a total transformation.
She incorporated a pair of Ikea Billy bookcases, dressed them up chevron style, and now they function as pantry storage.
My favorite inspiration that I will take away from her post though, was her idea of painting the inside of her cupboard doors with chalkboard paint.
How fun is that? Oh yeah. I might use this for my shopping list and calendar too.
It has been awhile since anybody has linked up their wall art and I am always a fan of this canvas art. So I was so thrilled when I discovered this mixed media project shared by
She wanted to create a Valentine gift that represented her own home and family life and by adding flash cards, game pieces, sheet music and scrapbook paper she hit this one out of the park.
Shifting gears, I am always on the hunt for healthy but new salad recipes. I would guess I'm not alone in that catagory. So I figured you wouldn't want to miss this Chickpea Salad With Lime Dressing via
I might tweak mine a bit by replacing the onion with a bit of vinegar for flavor but I love the idea of garbanzo beans and cilantro.
This fix for a slouchy purse, we've all seen them and maybe even had one, came in from
Doesn't that look better?
shared these lollipop flowers for a Valentine treat but they would also be fun for Easter, May Day, or even kid's birthday parties.
A few inexpensive supplies but the end result packs some real wow factor.
Finally, Inspired By Felicity had BeColorful inspired with her post on painted floors.
After reading it I found myself wondering where I could do something like this.
To see more floor paint designs stop by and visit her here.