Inspire Me Monday

Hello friends and welcome to Inspire Me Monday, thank you for being here!  This week has been so hard, we had to say goodbye to our dog Abby and it has been such a heavy week. I wasn’t able to do much until yesterday, Sunday, the sun was finally out and I worked in the garden, made a succulent planter and Ray worked on our fireplace makeover, it felt good!
Ray rescued her from the high kill shelter in San Bernardino, 11 years ago. Her name was Vivian, my mom’s name, but she looked more like an Abby to us. She loved swimming, hiking, escaping, hunting, camping, and road trips, and hated being left alone. We wish we knew more about her story other than she was found on the streets.
Her foster at the time, had never kept a dog he rescued, she was the only one he almost kept until Ray showed up and the only one he let sleep in his bed.
She rolled over on her belly the minute someone walked up to her. She loved us so much and forever changed us. Her heart was tired and she let us know it was time, you lived your best life Abby!
May 2 2013-April 3 2024 forever with us.


It all Started with Paint is sharing her gorgeous Board & Batten Entry in Green and Blush it’s ready for Spring


I’ve never made Italian Cream Soda, but I have to give it try after seeing Mommy Hates Cooking beautiful recipe!

My Wee Adobe created this beautiful wreath made from Succulents! Speaking of succulents, I’ll be sharing a little something this Wednesday for Thrift Store Day!

If you have ever wanted to use chalk paint on a piece of furniture, A Ray of Sunlight has a complete step-by-step tutorial for you. How beautiful is this dresser!

DIY Succulent Wreath


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  1. So sorry to hear about your beautiful dog. It is such a blow when someone you love passes on. You will always cherish the memories you made together.

  2. Oh! I am so, so sorry. We went through that least year and it’s so hard. You have a furry angel watching over you and cherish all your wonderful memories. Thanks for having us over. XO- MaryJo

  3. My heart goes out to you! It’s not easy losing such a cherished member of the family. Our rescue (who we know nothing about his time before us) is approaching 17(!) so every day with him is a blessing.

    Thank you so much for sharing my entry and thanks for hosting us each week!

    🙂 Linda

  4. My heart is so sad for you and your family. Losing a pet is gut-wrenching. I’ve been there too many times. She looks like such a sweet girl. It’s wonderful that you rescued her and in return she gave you many years of love and devotion.

    1. It is the hardest part of having pets but I will never stop, my love for animals is too big. I’m sorry you too have gone through the same, sending love.

  5. I’m late… trying to get all the things done for the move! So sorry to hear of the loss of your pup. Thank you for the feature! Hope your week has gotten better, Kristin!

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