So much gloom and doom in these hard economic times and to top it off I find that the queen of shabby Rachel Ashwell filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. I am sure I can speak for many of us small business owners that considered Rachel the pioneer by showing us how to follow our dreams and hopefully make a little money at the same time. Endurance is the title of her blog post which I am sure some of us can identify with. I hope she can come through this hardship her company is facing and be much stronger as a result of it. Much like I felt after 911, I think it is time to circle our wagons and give support to those around us that have touched our lives. I have formed many wonderful friendships with Women who share my passion for leading a creative lifestyle through my blog over the last 4 years. Here is my A~Z list of some of those talented Women that I am deeply appreciative and grateful for enriching my life on a daily basis~
A~Amazing talent that inspires me everyday~Debbie Dusenberry and Curious Sofa . Deb will be featured in several leading publications this year including Romantic Homes, Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas, Kansas City Spaces Magazine and she will be doing a column for the Kansas City Star Magazine.
D~Dazzling Tara Frey who is writing her own book to be published in the Fall~I was honored to be one of Tara’s top 10 blogs that she featured on Typepad recently.
F~Fabulous friend Karla Nathan who just opened up her own online shop and is REALLY a true artist and one of my sweetest friends.
G~Garden Antiques Theresa~The very best Texas Antique week tour guide a girl could ask for~The state of Texas should really give her a job for all the promotion she does for them!
H~Heather Bullard my creative and sparkling peep who is working on her new website which I am sure will be just as fabulous as everything she does.
I~Inspire Co~Sweet as candy Amy who deserves to be a Mom and she is the reason I started my blog after reading hers a few years ago.
K~Kind hearted Beth Lentz who puts up with my constant talking when we are trying to craft. Not to mention she always has the best antiques for sale.
L~Linda and Ludmil~sigh~just check out Willow Nest and you will see what I mean~Her new Bed and Breakfast is dreamy.
M~My Michele which is my beautiful and talented niece and like a sister to me. One day her blog “Meringue Therapy” will be up and running and I will link to it.
N~Nicest Kim at Daisy Cottage, I smile when I read her blog.
P~Poetic photographer and incredible talent Sara Duckett, love her style~Sara has a online boutique and also is a web designer.
Q~Queen of travel and doing what you love~Fifi
T~Truly beautiful Donna O’Brien and her regal blog.
U~Unbelievable Lesa Dailey who I adore and her beautiful creativity is so inspiring.
W~Wonderful Jennifier at Sis Boom incredible fabric line and projects.
Y~Yes you can do lots with Junk~Ki at Junk Camp.
Z~Zest for life is what I receive on a daily basis from all of you Dear Friends that visit my blog and take the time to leave such sweet comments for me.
Three cheers to all of these amazing Women who continue to follow their passions inspite of these difficult times. I hope you can stop by a say "Hi" to at least one of them on my list.