Summertime Inspiration

I like to think of creativity as a sponge. You soak up inspiration for a while then at some point you squeeze the sponge and good stuff starts coming out (or at least you hope).

This summer I’ve been doing a lot of the “soaking up” part. Lots of ideas trickling around in my head just waiting for the right moment to start oozing out as new projects.   Hopefully I’ve managed to soak up enough to get me though the winter (oh I despise winter, I don’t even want to think about it).

While my parents were here we took a trip down to Glendale, Kentucky.  It’s just the kind of place that says “summer” to me.

A beautiful little slice of Americana in the heart of Kentucky.

While there we shopped and ate at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which has been round since ’75 serving Fried Green Tomatoes (I don’t know if there is a connection to the movie).

It was sinfully delicious, it deserves an “adventures in eating” post all to itself.

I hope something you see inspires you too!

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  1. Nice pics! Love your sponge theory. I’ve got to say, I have a newfound love for winter now that I like to sew. Being stuck inside because of a blizzard gives you a great excuse to work on projects!

  2. A sponge! That’s the word! I have been trying to describe that very thing to my husband this last week….(i needed an excuse for all the PMS week blog surfing I’ve done)…I’m gonna call him at work right now and explain!

    Thanks for the good laugh this morning! Oh and what beautiful inspirational pictures! Kentucky is so great!

  3. I just have to tell you that I love your blog! Somehow I had missed that you are in Kentucky. I did a double take when you started talking about Glendale. I grew up in Louisville and my husband around Bowling Green. Too funny!

  4. I have heard about this place. Looks like FUN!

    So I met your BIL Brett today. We went to their ward just to check it out incase we decided to take a job here next year. Still up in the air of where to go. We just LOVE Kentucky too much to leave!

    PS Have you seen the trailers for the new Secretariat movie that comes out in Oct? We looked it up online and watched. Keeneland and Churchill Downs are in it as well of lots of Kentucky. Diane Lane is in it. Looks great!

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