Inspired By Minted: Blooms Brunch Table

A couple of months ago, I found myself in a cute little courtyard of one of my favorite restaurants, El Monumento  with two lovelies in the event industry, flowers by Mercedez with The Heirloom Table and beautiful photography by Angie of Angela Lally Photography.

We set up a beautiful brunch table full of fruit, colorful florals and pretty detail, bursting with delight and sunshine.  Setting the table for Brunch in a fun creative way is always a creative and fun way to celebrate the season. It all started with inspiration from the lovely Minted Blooms Invitation suite.  We were inspired by the bold colors, florals, and overall beauty of the invite.

The talented Heirloom Table, pulled out the loveliest blooms to highlight every element of this setting, using coral charm peonies, poppies, daffodils, sweet peas, and garden roses. The idea of bringing fruit accents and simple gold touches tied in nicely with all the pops of color and greenery. Starting with a very soft blush silk fabric and then layering from there, we accented the blooms, by adding texture through lemons, pears, grapefruit, and one of our favorites; pineapples.  The fruit brought such depth and volume to this tablescape, adding that extra layer of lovely.  We also paired a set of pink vintage plates for simple yet soft perfection, and added a more modern gold-ware to kick things up a notch, along with antique brass candle holders.  We then kept the glassware simple with a more modern style water glass paired with a vintage wine glass. 

I don’t know about you but I could get use to sitting under the sunshine enjoying yummy Brunch at this table.

Yes You Can...

Happy Monday Lovelies, 

Hope your week is off to a great start.


Coffee & Words: Walk It Out

You ever feel that push and urge to get started on something that God has embedded deep into your heart?  That feeling that you get about that thing is so vibrant and so constant, you go to sleep with it, you wake up with it. It's almost like, it becomes a part of you, in so many ways. 

Well that's how She Inspires started, it was that thing that God put in my heart at 2:00am one morning in 2011, and at the time I wasn't sure what it meant, nor did I know how it would change my life, years later. She Inspires was that thing that hung on, and felt so good and I wanted more.  

When God puts something in our heart, it's so precious and so fulfilling and can even by a little scary at first. 

I recently had a conversation with a couple of friends, and this question came up, "How do we know it's God putting an idea in our heart, and it's not us wanting to bring an idea to life on our own?"  When it's a God dream you can feel it, it want go away, it becomes a thing that you think of daily. It's almost like it's nagging at you, kinda like a pile of laundry, and you know you have to get to it.  It's up to us to walk that thing out.  

To walk out that thing that God put in your heart, sometimes means being still and waiting on his timing to bring it to life, it also means, walking it out with confidence and obedience. It's a faith walk, and that faith walk can sometimes cause you to dance in a circle, but there is nothing like walking it out. 

So whatever that thing is that you are holding onto and afraid to step out on, pray and ask God for complete direction and guidance. IT'S TIME TO WALK IT OUT FOR HIM!!  

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105


Happy Monday Lovely!!
You are brave, you are bold, you are courageous! Continue to give it your all!

A Mom's Grace by Samnang Howard

Hello Ladies, My name is Samnang Howard and I am the volunteer specialist here on She Inspires, and I am also a single mom of two kids, a teenage son who is 16 and a 10 year old daughter.  I’m so honored that God has blessed me with the privilege of being a Mom, and the unconditional love that I have for my children is incredible.  It also reminds me of how much God loves me as his daughter, and I’m always is AWE.  

One thing that I have struggled with as a mom, is discipline with my kids, and  it’s something that I pray about constantly.  There are so many emotions involved when it comes to discipline, and some days it starts out as anger and ends in guilt.  I really don’t like having arguments in the morning, especially before sending the kids off to school, and that has become one of my most trying times.

One morning in particular, my daughter and I had a disagreement, and I was driving to work that day, it sat so heavy on my heart.  I prayed and asked the Lord for guidance and how I should handle this situation and how I should respond.  God spoke the word “GRACE” to me so clearly.  I read up on what grace meant from a Biblical aspect and how that related to my situation.  Grace is getting something that we do not deserve; God’s favor. 

In Lamentations 3:22-23, it reads, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” 

Grace is not letting my daughter get away with things, but reminding her to make good choices and correcting her in a positive way.  We don’t just stop loving our kids, because they give us attitude or talk back to us.  We forgive them over and over again and give them chances to make it right.  God gives us so many chances when we fail and when we come to Him with our issues, He embraces us. This is how God wants us to respond to our children.  Showing grace over and over again even when they don’t deserve it.