gluten free · Health · Making + Baking

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration


Do you have a movie, a book, or a tale that inspires you? It never fails; every time I sit down to watch Julie and Julia, my heart settles into a puddle. I am inspired to create, to bake and blog. And to eat, with a side of wine in an oversized glass goblet.

True, it is not yet 2pm, but I am happy to say that I did, in fact, settle down mid-movie to a glass of red Zin, some smoked salmon and a few small wedges of Asiago cheese. The perfect late lunch.

Besides this culinary crusade, I am also inspired to write.

One year ago, I embarked on an exciting feat: A month-long detoxing cleanse. I wrote about it here, including recipes and a fair discussion on the challenges of preparing three square meals a day without even a trace of gluten or grains, dairy, corn, potatoes, red meat, pork, and most nuts… not to mention sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.

I couldn’t have done it without the daily pressure of my blog. Like Julie, I felt a sense of responsibility to my readers… even if my readers only included my ever-supportive mother and a delightfully dear hubby. Like Julie’s supportive husband in the movie, my own Honey Dude would ask: Do you have to write every day? Will anyone care if you don’t?

Maybe not. But I cared. It was a goal that only I could tend to. Do you have a goal like this? Something only you can choose to conquer? Like not having a glass of wine whenever you feel like it? Or telling your employees how much you appreciate them? Tell me about it! I’d love to hear what inspires you to be great. Or just to be normal, with joy.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


6 thoughts on “Sometimes you just need a little inspiration

  1. Having a theme party gets my creative juices flowing. It gives me an excuse to peruse the thrift stores with purposeful intent. It is a full-on treasure hunt. Sometimes, I change pillows, linens, and even pictures on the wall if I find a good deal. In short, it gives me an excuse to redecorate without spending a ton of money… and without needing my hubby to approve of the purchases. I was just thinking today, Becky, how much fun I had preparing for your vintage wedding. You were such a graciuos bride-to-be; you released the task to me without micro-managing. You are a wonder!!

  2. I enjoyed that movie too! I really like accountability with/from others but at the same time I don’t like to put too much restriction on myself. I spent a whole month last year making new recipes (from books, magazines and websites) and then sharing my findings on my blog. It was great! But commit to exercising to a specific program from 30 days (30 day shread…) No way. ;)

    Thanks for this post, I enjoyed it!

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