An Inspiration File:
Storing and Sharing Ideas Online


Oh! Inspiring Find!
Pat from Back Porch Musings’ fabulous
island makeover (seen through the lovely dining room!)

Do you love to collect ideas you find in blogland? I used to browse blogs all the time and see great ideas I wanted to remember, but eventually forget where I saw them.

I do not have time for elaborate record keeping or cutting and pasting of links, so I am thrilled to have a simple solution (thanks Simplemom)! I have mentioned it before, but Tumblr is turning out to be the greatest tool ever — and to think I nearly forgot about it after the holidays! I shudder to think of all the great things I missed in January (not to mention all the ideas prior to the holidays!)!

But I am back using it and I won’t forget about it again. And now that I have figured out how to save a link with a photo, I will never lose track of those inspiring finds!

Inspiring Find! Love this dining room from Rhoda!
I’m CHOMPING at the bit to do some nesting in my new home (I’m still waiting on all my furniture from the old house first!). Rhoda’s dining room is the exact layout of mine so I was really inspired by what she did with hers!

Inspiring Find! Is this the cutest beach tassel you have ever seen?
I have never even seen a beach tassel, but this HAS to be the cutest one ever!

I hope you all find some great inspiration from fellow bloggers via my tumblr page! I definitely will be using it more faithfully in the future.

Click here to see my most recent Inspiring Finds! I’m planning to share all sorts of links, from decorating, to homemaking to recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and inspiration for living.

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  1. I was just bookmarking sites before I stopped in to see you this morning! I’m going to check out tumblr!
    The beach tassel is darling I may try some for summer decorating and hang them on the doors to my TV cabinets …
    Happy Happy Thursday!
    Robin Rane’
    All Things Heart and Home

    Robin Rane’ ~ All Things Heart & Homes inspiring blog post..Living My Legacy ~ 4

  2. Love all the linkie love! :) I’m going straight over to TUMBLr and seeing what that’s all about.

    …I always leave inspired.

    Happy Thursday!

    jennykates inspiring blog post..Happy HumpDay

  3. Great idea on how to organize the favorite pictures. I’m finding that I enjoy looking at all the beautiful blogs, more than looking at a magazine. So inspiring!

    Kims inspiring blog post..Little Changes!

  4. I love checking out your Tumblr page! I set up an account myself, but that’s all I’ve done. Perhaps I should play with it more.

    living with lindsays inspiring blog post..Two Second Decorating Fix

  5. Tumblr is amazing, I’m absolutely loving having it as my own inspiration board and being able to reference back to things I’ve found that I love. How wonderful to be able to share it as well? I’m already following yours and you can find mine at http://violetposy.tumblr.com/

    Blessings
    Liz

    Liz@VioletPosys inspiring blog post..Sofa Makeover

  6. I forget about Tumblr too! I love that site, it’s especially great for people who don’t blog.

    Thanks for the link to my office in a closet post. Now, I’m going to have to remember to add to my Tumblr page. Have a great day!

    Amy @ Living Locurtos inspiring blog post..Home Office in a Closet

  7. Yes its a great idea but I can not figure out how to add the photos like you have done.

  8. I’m going to check out Tumblr because I’m clueless and it sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing…..I love your blog :)

    JanMaries inspiring blog post..Warm Apple Crisp ……mmmmm

  9. You’ve mentioned so many new-to-me things that I will be busy following your links. I love the idea of having an online storage spot for those wonderful finds.

    Hope that your furniture will be arriving any day so you can begin to do what you are longing for…

    Vees inspiring blog post..Rushing It?

  10. I’m off to check out Tumblr, thanks for sharing.

    Kimm at Reinventeds inspiring blog post..Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

  11. Sarah .aka. Mamalotsoftots says:

    Oh it’s just beautiful. *sigh* I so wish I could do some sprucing up of my own. We moved to our home a few years back, and have really done little to change it, as we’re doing some room remodeling. It is however killing me to not be painting or rearranging (there is no room to rearrange anything right now. lol. ) or something to make it more lovely. . . ♥ Spring is coming maybe things will get done quicker and I may begin making this house the home I’d like to see it be. :D

    Sarah .aka. Mamalotsoftotss inspiring blog post..Ode to the Daily Docket ;) .via. SimpleMom.net

  12. I haven’t experienced tumblr yet. Every time one of these new fangled internet toys shows up I spend forever on them. :)

    Example number one…twitter. lol

    Tiffanys inspiring blog post..Good Stuff (B-52’s)

  13. I love SimpleMom’s tumblr and I love how you have added pictures to yours. I am going to have to check this tool out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. And as usual, your blog pictures are lovely!

    Taylor at Household Management 101s inspiring blog post..Feb 24, Recommended Organization Sites

  14. Whenever I need a little inspiration, I know I can come and visit your blog. I love the variety of designs too. Thanks for the info on Tumbl.

    Debbie

  15. Oh, I need to do some spring fluffing…now. Can I get it all ready by Monday, or even a small part of it? I’m going to attempt this goal. :)

    Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlams inspiring blog post..Cooking with kids…it works for me

  16. I have a tumblr page that i embarrassingly can’t figure out how to add links to. I made the page ages ago and it just sadly sits.

    Thanks for linking me :)

    Emily@remodelingthislifes inspiring blog post..Link Love: Baby, It’s Cold Outside Edition

  17. Hey, thanks for adding me to your tumblr page! Between you and the Nester featuring me today I think my head is going to explode :).

    AnNicole@OurSuburbanCottages inspiring blog post..MY FAVE FIVE

  18. I’m going to have to check out Tumblr! Thanks for the beautiful links you’ve shared today … I’m off to take a look at some new blogs!

    xo,
    Lynda

  19. Hi Melissa!
    I have been stopping by for every post of yours, just have not had time to comment…Thanks for the Tumblr link. It looks like something I could use. I was browsing through yours and saw my little white lion bowl with the moss in it…:-).
    Hugs,
    Penny

  20. Great links, girlfriend! Off to check some more, and see if I can figure out what-in-the-world Tumblr is……….
    Spring is in the air!

    Darlene@WorthWalkingTowards inspiring blog post..House Tour: Children’s Rooms: Bedding

  21. I have to go to Tumblr and figure it out! like you mentioned I have seen so many wonderful ideas now can’t remember where I saw them. So thank you for the information, and as usual I love your blog just wanted you to know, again!!!
    LuLu

    LuLus inspiring blog post..It’s Party Time

  22. Melissa, Stop over and see my dining area make over.. you’re color suggestion inspired me…. :) Jen

    Jen R Sanctuary Arts at homes inspiring blog post..A little paint goes along way….Dining area make over

  23. I love Rhoda’s style too!!

    When you have time, please come read a story I posted about my husband and keep him in your prayers.

    Julie Sizes inspiring blog post..Ever Wonder Why..

  24. Hi, Melissa, thanks for the mention on my DR today! I sure am glad that one is over & now we can enjoy it. I can’t wait to see your furniture finally getting moved in & you can share some of your new home with us. HAve a great weekend!

    Rhoda @ Southern Hospitalitys inspiring blog post..The black architectural piece has landed

  25. google notebook is also a useful tool to collect your photo inspirations.

  26. Melissa, thanks so much for mentioning the island redo. I am looking forward to seeing more of your new home.

    I’ll visit tumblr. Never have and am interested in learning more!

    Thanks again!

    Pats inspiring blog post..~Back Porch Metamophosis 2007-2009~

  27. Is it completely crazy that I knew where every one of those pictures came from without even reading the captions.

    I’ve been wanting to start using Tumblr because I’m always losing track of ideas and inspiration that I find online.

    K

    Kimbas inspiring blog post..Building My Priorities

  28. Hey Melissa,

    It is great to have a tool to store all of the ideas that you find on the web. I wanted to share another one- I have a new netbook and it came with a trial copy of Microsoft OneNote and I love it! If you get a chance, you should try it out!

    Later,
    Paula

    Neutral Dwellings inspiring blog post..Spring Is In The Air!

  29. I really need to get hip with this century! I have not yet experienced Tumblr or Twitter or any of the other clever things out there. Better get busy!
    ~Misti

    Misti @ Studio M Designss inspiring blog post..Featured Store: The Paisley Farmhouse

  30. Oh….ooohhhh….aweeeee…..Thanks friend for adding my blog to your tumbler….:-)

  31. I guess I’m the computer idiot….I created an account on Tumblr….but how do you post pictures to it?
    Great idea…I’ve been keeping a LOONG list of links and never can remember why I saved them in the first place.
    Does anybody know how to link photos up to the Tumblr website?
    Thanks-

  32. I’ll try to explain the photo thing on Tumblr. If you have the “Share on Tumblr” button on your bookmark bar, then when you find a post you want to save, you click the save on tumblr button and it opens up a box with the link. There is a tab there that says photos. Click on Photos and it will bring up the options of photos you can add! Click on the one you want and hit save and your are all set!
    It is tricky to figure out at first but WORTH it later. Easy!

  33. Thanks Melissa!! I appreciate your help!

  34. This is such a great idea. I think that this may help to centralize my inspiration photos. I have them all over the place…at work, my e-mail and home computer.

    BTW…I love the photo of the turquoise dining room with the chair rail and picture molding. I painted one of my bathrooms as well as the roof to my front porch a similar color.

  35. The paint color in the first picture is so lovely!

    Paloma of La Dolce Vitas inspiring blog post..Bathing Beauties

  36. It’s nice and relaxing to look at decorating blogs like yours. Especially these during these difficult economic times. One can still have a lovely home.

    Ronas inspiring blog post..Target.com – Free Shipping When You Spend $50

  37. Oh, that great picture! I love it
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