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Good Friday: A Beautiful Life

After a long week, I’m looking forward to the weekend! We’ve got plans to go bowling, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt, celebrate the true meaning of Easter with our family, and I’ve got plenty of nesting to do!

Good Friday: A Beautiful Life

Good Friday: A Beautiful Life

Here are some Inspiring Finds for this week! Including these very inspiring images from Country Living! Go check them out here!

Want to see the most gorgeous naturally dyed Easter eggs? Check out this post!
I ADORED this kitchen. Drooled over it in fact. I might have to see if I can feature it here I love it so much.
I want you all to go get one of these right now so I can see your smiling face.
I laughed (in a happy way) when I saw this cute bunny.
Best before and after of a kitchen.
Oh, and a late addition to my MUST SEES…this EASTER TABLE! Hold on to your Easter bonnet, this is amazing!
Check out Hooked on Houses every Friday for more inspiring ideas!

For more wonderful ideas on everything from Easter to frugal living to glorious makeovers to how to set up an avatar…check out my tumblr any time, as well as each Friday’s Beautiful Life links!

We have winners!

And now, for the winner of last week’s giveaway from Neutral Dwelling!
Paula decided to pick TWO winners!

The winner of the hanging votive vases is Kim from Reinvented!
And the second winner is Heather of Girl Meets World!
She will win a set of these cube vases !
(see below and click link above to find out how to order your own)!

Good Friday: A Beautiful Life
Congratulations to both of you!

Stay tuned on Monday for a $100 giveaway! As in, CASH!

Good Friday: A Beautiful Life

How was your week?
Do share it with us!

Add your link to Mr. Linky. Always link back to a specific post, not your general blog address. And, as a courtesy for the link love, please link back to The Inspired Room.

If you don’t have a blog post to share, just share where you found beauty this week by leaving a comment!

The highlight of my week was speaking at A Woman Inspired!

I enjoyed meeting such wonderful women and listening to some great speakers! And, in spite of my public speaking phobia,  I have agreed to speak again in the fall for their Nuturing Creativity Conference. If you didn’t get to go this time, consider going to one of their future events!

Blessings to you all this Easter!

Photos: Country Living, such beautiful spring and Easter inspiration! Find all their great ideas for Easter here!


  1. Valerie

    Happy Easter Melissa !
    Our will be with my family and will be great ! It is sunny here and we enjoy so much the sun in Belgium !

  2. Laryssa

    I really enjoyed hearing you at the A Woman Inspired conference. You did great!

    Laryssa @ Heaven In The Homes inspiring blog post..Crockpot Yogurt

  3. Karen

    It was wonderful to meet you at the “A Woman Inspired” conference. I am so new to blogging and I am so glad that I found this conference to attend. Thank you for sharing your story. My you have a blessed Easter. And I will be visiting. I need lots of idea for my home. I am now started a de-clutter project. Thanks again.

    [email protected] inspiring blog post..The Highlight of My Week

  4. Robin Rane' ~ All Things Heart and Home

    You did a wonderful talk this week at the conference. Thank you for doing it.
    Happy Easter…He is risen, He is risen ideed~
    Robin Rane’
    All Things Heart and Home

    Robin Rane’ ~ All Things Heart and Homes inspiring blog post..You found me…

  5. anne

    Happy Easter Melissa..have a fun weekend!

    I love the kitchen you linked to…The house must be MASSIVE, i think we could fit our house into the floor space of the kitchen!!!

    annes inspiring blog post..More Handwritten Post!!!!

  6. Meredith

    Thanks for another inspiring week Melissa. I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter.

  7. Jennifer

    Hi Melissa,

    I was one of the ladies at A Woman Inspired & I had a great time listening to you and Mrs. Fussypants speak! Very inspiring.


    Jennifer @ Southern Charms inspiring blog post..Final Paint

  8. Christi

    Um, the turquoise island – I’m in love!! That is an absolutely beautiful kitchen! Have a great weekend

    Christis inspiring blog always, I’m a little late

  9. kirwin

    I’ll try to do the gravatar thing today. Have a great Easter!!

    kirwins inspiring blog post..I refuse to be vanilla

  10. Patricia

    Ah, another Friday and another A Beautiful Life post. I want to thank you for allowing us to post links on your blog. It’s very nice of you to take the time and effort to do this. I love your blog.

    Happy Easter everyone!

    Patricias inspiring blog post..Shower of blooms…

  11. Vee

    Melissa you crack me up! Some gals might not be describing it as “sweet” that a blogger is talking about her behind her back. Only you!

    Enjoy a wonderful joy-filled Easter weekend!

    Vees inspiring blog post..Good Friday

  12. Myrnie

    Have a wonderful Easter! In keeping with our goal of simplifying, we haven’t done any major decorating or gift-purchasing- instead I’ve been making little crafts with my daughter, and we’ve been talking about the Resurrection a lot. In a word from one of my favorite hymns “Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives: I know that my Redeemer lives!”

    Have a beautiful weekend with your family-

    Myrnies inspiring blog post..Beautiful Life: Starting to Learn

  13. Rhoda

    Melissa, I hope you and your family have a wonderfully Blessed Easter. Enjoy your time together. Sounds like you are unpacking & starting to get your house together. Great!

    Rhoda @ Southern Hospitalitys inspiring blog post..Yardsale Saturday Treasures

  14. Gina

    Hope you have a beautiful Easter-thanks for sharing awesome Easter pictures and great links!

    Ginas inspiring blog post..Adjusting my Priorities

  15. Pretty Organizer

    Hey pretty girl! Wow, woke up this morning and thought my blog was on speed! Thanks for the little spotlight. Today’s post is from Jen at the Magic Brush, a How to tape off Harlequin tutorial… she’s amazing.

    Love the Easter inspiration. Makes me want to get my Easter bonnet on and host a garden party! Thanks for the inspirational links!

    Pretty Organizers inspiring blog post..Hooked on Harlequin: A Tutorial

  16. Debbykay

    Lovely ideas to celebrate Easter! We love to do natural Easter eggs using the Araucana eggs—they are already colored amazing blues, turquoise and soft olives. We marvel at how gorgeous they are.

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

    Debbykays inspiring blog post..Beautiful Easter Eggs {au naturale

  17. Lisa

    I love all the pretty Easter and Spring decorations! And I just might happen to like chocolate bunnies too – LOL! Sounds like that conference was great – I wasn’t able to attend, but will hope for the next one!

    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatess inspiring blog post..1 Year Blogaversary Party

  18. Emily

    I am usually fashionably late to a party, not rudely late with disheveled clothing and sand in my hair, but I hope y’all will hang out with me anyway. Thanks for hosting this week, Melissa!

    [email protected] inspiring blog post..Simple Things

  19. Jenn

    Enjoyed hearing you speak this week at AWI. Blessings!

    Jenns inspiring blog post..Girls Night Out

  20. Kari

    Just wanted to stop in and wish you a blessed and wonderful family time celebrating Resurrection Sunday…He is RISEN, sista!! :)

    Karis inspiring blog post..Good Friday

  21. Kelly

    Have a very beautiful and blessed Easter, Melissa!!

    Kellys inspiring blog post..Sorry, mirror, I didn’t do it for you!

  22. Tai

    Wow, what a great blog this is, the pictures are gorgeous and there is so much good info here I am blown away with all the good ideas here. Thanks for providing such a helpful, interesting place to visit, I will be back often! :)

    Tais inspiring blog post..Quick and Easy Hummus Dip Recipe

  23. Kimm at Reinvented

    Thanks Melissa,
    I already got my hanging votives and they are adorable! Have a Happy Easter!

    Kimm at Reinventeds inspiring blog post..The Ten Best Garage Sale and Thrift Store Finds

  24. Sanity Fair

    Love, love, love the first picture above with chartreuse curtains :) Have a blessed Easter!

  25. Pat

    OOPS!! I just now saw your addition of the Easter Table. Thanks so much for the mention Melissa! That was a fun table to put together!

    Pats inspiring blog post..~Good Friday~

  26. Pamela

    Wishing you a lovely Easter filled with joy and chocolate!!

    Pamelas inspiring blog post..

  27. Pinky

    I couldn’t do the Gravitar thing….don’t know why??????

  28. kayellen

    Have a blessed weekend with your family:)
    Happy Easter.
    I am having 25 guest after church tomorrow…grateful heart and love to bless my family and friends:)

    Off to bake!

    kayellens inspiring blog post..Happy Easter

  29. Lorajean

    What a lovely post filled with Easter and eye candy! LOVE that sign idea!
    This week I finished sewing my kids their Easter outfits, and I made marshmallow peeps, well I tried. :)

    Lorajeans inspiring blog post..Home made marshmallow Peeps

  30. Christine

    I hope you and your wonderful family have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

    Christines inspiring blog post..Happy Easter…

  31. laura

    Happy Easter! And congratulations to the winners. P.S. Couldn’t agree with you more on Back Porch Musings’ Easter table…isn’t it fab?!

    laura @ the shorehouse.s inspiring blog post..Go ahead…make my day.

  32. Puna

    I had a great week thank you! I too am looking forward to the weekend though. Would love to get some things tasks completed so I don’t have to worry about it any more!
    Found you through Julia on Hooked on Houses!



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