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The Lopsided Cakes are Delicious Too Edition of Mr. Linky

The Lopsided Cakes are Delicious Too Edition of Mr. Linky

by Manassas Cakery

It was another busy week at my house — between housework, being a wife & mom, running The Inspired Room, being a part of Blissfully Domestic, helping the new church get under way, getting ready for Blissdom and another women’s conference, welcoming an overnight guest, a business meeting, and a party at our house tonight to meet some neighbors (I baked a tiramisu cake for the first time ever!!!), I would say my week was full!! {faints} Ok, almost overflowing. I’ll admit, I was overly committed this week. But I wanted to do it all!

All week I reminded myself that things didn’t have to be perfect. I was getting my wabi-sabi down (if you think I am talking about takeout food or the latest dance move, click here to learn about wabi-sabi).

My tiramisu cake is a little lopsided. My bedroom still has garbage bag curtains. And I have no idea what I am wearing tonight for my little party. And that is OK with me. Garbage bag curtains are kind of stylish, if you squint. And a lopsided cake tastes just as good as a perfectly level one.

How about you? How was YOUR week?

We are nearing the end of the first month of A Beautiful Life linkies! I really enjoy reading your posts! Are you all ready for month two? If you haven’t participated yet, now is a good time to jump in! Do you realize that 1/12 of our year is already over–now is a great time to get started in making each week one you feel good about. Your life doesn’t have to be perfectly in order, take it from me, you can join in even if you still have garbage bags for curtains. I don’t mind.

Documenting the beauty you find in the week and sharing it with us will be a good encouragement to you that in spite of the imperfections life hands us, our week can be really beautiful if we put some effort into it.

Finding and experiencing the beauty around us is a choice.

Next month (February) my goal will be focused on creating ambience and beauty around my home. I guess that means I will be taking down the garbage bags, eh? Nothing says “ROMANTIC AMBIENCE” on Valentines Day like black garbage bags on your windows.

Now, it is time for us to see what your life looked like this week!

You can share in the comments and/or link up a post.

Rules for Mr. Linky:

Please link only to posts directly referring to your goals of living a beautiful life. That is what this Mr. Linky is about, encouraging ourselves and each other to make life beautiful in spite of our imperfections and limitations. Some weeks are good, some are not — we can share the good ones and the not so good ones and work to make the next week even better.

Please, no home page links or random links. We don’t want to be confused when we click on your links. Thank you.

Lastly, please link back to The Inspired Room in your post. Here is the button you can use if you want to be all fancy. Just link it up to The Inspired Room since it doesn’t have a link on it.

The Lopsided Cakes are Delicious Too Edition of Mr. Linky

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be Bold.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be romantic.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be dramatic.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be sweet & subtle.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be brave.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be cozy.

Inspiration: Decorating with Red

Be unique.


photo 1 & 2 Red dining room & red dresser Country Living

photo 3 & 4  House Beautiful

photo 5: Red kitchen Southern Accents

photo 6: Red and white day bed House Beautiful

photo 7: Red House. Taken during my visit this summer to Gearhart, Oregon