May 2, 2012

What Inspires You?





I'm so happy to present another post in my series What Inspires You?

Today I'd love to welcome Jos!  What a busy mum she is, with two fabulous blogs on the go, and some beautifully inspiring words to share...


Hi there everyone & a big thanks to Michelle for letting me be a guest on her fantastic blog.  If you don’t know me, my name is Jos & I am the person behind 2 blogs. My first love & my creative outlet is Sew, cook, laugh and live . It is the blog that I created to share my sewing & recipes with family and friends. It has grown to something beyond my wildest dreams. My “other blog” as I have come to call it is Living sweet and simple.  It is all about finding my true me, the inner diva. It is all about fashion & having a fantastic life.

What inspires me? I am a very creative & visual person so I find a lot of inspiration in the world around me. The beach is where I find most of my inspiration. As soon as my toes hit the sand I start to relax & my mind begins to wander. I start thinking that I could be a fashion designer that creates beautiful Kaftans & fabulous swimsuits. I will always come home with a head full of ideas after a day at the beach. I also am inspired by the beauty of the beach & have filled my house with shells, driftwood & anything that reminds my of my favourite place on Earth. I am then inspired everyday by the beautiful things around me.


Colours inspire me. I can see the beautiful aqua water & be inspired to make an aqua jacket (which I am in the middle of doing now). I could see a beautiful peach coloured rose & know that I want to make a handbag just the same colour. I am also love white. I think that I love white so much because it is clean & reliable. My heart skips a beat when I turn the pages of a glossy magazine to see a beautiful beach house that is decorated in white. Magazines inspire my to create. I love to flip through the pages to see all of the new season looks & colours in fashion & home decorating.  It inspires me to be a better blogger.
Photobucket My biggest inspiration in life comes from watching my 2 daughters. They are aged 13 & 11. At this time in their lives they are fearless & brave. They are not afraid to try new things & do not hesitate to make the most out of life. They are experimenting with fashion & trying to find just who they are. I think I lost that fearlessness along the way but everyday I am on a journey to find it again. I could spend hours watching them styling their hair, applying make up & finding things in their wardrobes that reflect their styles. It inspires me to not just throw on my Mummy clothes but to put on a beautiful dress. Yes, I have also been known to mow in a beautiful dress & gumboots!

Everyday I am inspired to be the best Mother that I can be by reading about other women who are just the same as me & taken a leap of faith to become a blogger. I am inspired by other bloggers. Knowing that I am not alone in this complicated role as a Mother. Knowing that I am not the only one inspires me to be the best I can.

12 comments:

Desire Empire said...

I can relate to this the beach is such a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing other lovely bloggers with us Michelle.

Melissa said...

You sound like my husband, Jos. I can watch his whole body relax the moment his feet touch the sand. It's an amazing thing to see.

Am off to check out your blog now.
Thanks for sharing this Michelle. What a great way for us to connect with more writers.

Farmers Wifey said...

I am really enjoying this too..finding so many wonderful writers and what inspires them xo

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I love the inspiring bloggers you are introducing Michelle.
I might have some time to sew now my cherubs are bus boys.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks Trish, of course, I'd love you to feature.....:)

Montana Vacation Homes said...

One should always search for inspiration, as this is what unlocks our inner powers. Inspiration is what makes us fully enjoy our lives and create beautiful things. To be honest, my greatest inspiration is nature in all of its forms, representations and appearances.

Christine Macdonald said...

You inspire me! :)

Redcliffe Style said...

I love this Jos. Very inspiring. Rachel x

Farmers Wifey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! XO

mksharingthelove said...

So well said...I'm very much looking forward to checking out your blogs. Thank you for sharing.

Home Cleaning said...

Michelle, thanks for not just you being such a great inspiration for us,but also introducing us to such a sweer and love loving lady Jos and her so simple way to live a fantastic life filled with love! Your blog is alaways an amazing stop for me to recharge my batteries! Best regards!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you so much xoox