You Inspire Me Monday #2

Monday, January 14, 2013

This is the second week of my You Inspire Me Monday series. 

I feel that I have been blessed to be inspired by so many of you in the blogging world. Each and every day I am inspired by your wit, your whimsy, your life stories, your strength, and your love of home and family. 

Today, I have chosen to feature Brenda from Cozy Little House

I am inspired not only by Brenda's darling little house, but by the fact that she is working to overcome the adversity in her life and to bravely share her story with us.

Her blog appeals not only to my love for decorating, but to my interest in women's issues and the changes that we face in our lives. 

Brenda, loves color, especially red, and it is this sense of color that brightens up her blog and the lives of those of us who read it.

Brenda shares her cozy little space with her precious little fur babies. It seems to me that they are taking pretty good care of her as they diligently watch for any intruders.

If you aren't a follower of Cozy Little House yet, you will probably want to pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, because you are going to want to stay and visit awhile.

I know that I am happy to have called Brenda a new friend this past year.

P.S. I will be taking next Monday off from the series as it will be too soon after my surgery, but hope to resume it the following week.


  1. I agree, she does have the cutest coziest little cottage!

  2. Thanks for sharing Laura I will definately pop in and visit her. Blessings Pam

  3. Brenda does have such cheerful colours in her blog.

  4. Brenda's blog was one of the first ones that I found and read. I love her style and colors. She has been through so much but is always there to help someone else.

  5. Why I am so honored, Laura! I consider you a great friend. One of the great perks of blog land is meeting women of like minds. Thank you!

  6. I too think Brenda is an inspiration. I love how honest she is and shares so much with us. It has really been a blessing to get to know her this past year for me also. Great choice!
    I know surgery is soon...praying for you!
    hugs, Linda

  7. Brenda is a inspiration, and the trials she has overcome lately are massive. But she keeps going forward, inspiring, and encouraging.


  8. Brenda's look inspires me to pull a few things off the shelf, spruce them up and use them for that punch of color. It's wonderful to see she is doing her inspiring while mucking through life's issues.

  9. Brenda IS an inspiration. Artistic, caring, brave, honest, loving and so very helpful. A great blogger with a keen eye for design, color, arrangement and style. Glad you wrote a post about Brenda's blog today. Love her photography.

  10. I love so many things about those pictures. Love the white stoneware in picture one. Love the quilt room. Love the teacups. Such a sweet house.

    Hope all goes well with your surgery. I will be praying for you.

  11. Thanks for the intro, Laura. Her cozy home is so cheerful.
    I'll be thinking of you this week!

  12. She has such a cozy little retreat there and has overcome a lot of adversity in the past couple of years. She has such an eye for color and bringing a bit of fun into decorating. Great pick, laura- xo Diana

  13. Brenda is such an inspiration to us all and a good friend. I love the way she decorates...she knows how to put things together and make them look just right! Take care of yourself this week, my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  14. Brenda really has a lovely sense of decoration and I love her use of red, a color that I rarely use myself and really should use more often!

  15. Laura,

    What a beautiful post! I adore Brenda! She is such an inspiration to so many!


  16. I'm a new follower of Cozy Little House. Love those pretty teacups!

  17. I love her decorating style! I love the color red and use it here and there in my home. My kitchen is red.
    Good luck with the surgery. I'll say a prayer for you!

  18. Oh, I am off to check her blog out!

    Yet another surgery? Good luck!


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