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Inspiring people are all around us…

August 5, 2010

Inspiring people are all around us. If you don’t know any personally (which is doutbful) you can find them all over the internet…blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

There are so many people out there following their dreams, and they inspire me everyday whether they know it or not. So here is my thank you to a few of the many, many people who unknowingly give me a little boost everyday…

Lara Casey is the Editor-in-Chief of an amazing wedding mag, Southern Weddings magazine, she started her own consulting firm called Lara Casey Reps, and is the founder of MTH2010, a conference dedicated to making dreamers doers.  If that’s not inspiring , I don’t know what is!

Conn Jackson- A passion for producing feel-good TV led him to leave his financial job in NYC to start his own production company. Now, Conn is the host and creator of Get CONNected.

Tish Davis- A single mom and a total go-getter starts an bright-idea business, Elegant Event Sitters.

Christine & Katy- With a shared love for all things food, these lovely ladies started the Young & Hungry blog where food lovers can drool over their many, many  recipes. Christine recently left her popular day job to purse her passion for cooking in culinary school.

Paula Deen Most of you know exactly who she is and could pick up on her southern drawl from across the room, and while her Southern charm is appealing, it is her tenacity and courage through hard times that truly makes me adore Paula.

Bo Moon Johnson and Lindsay Cohen are moms who both realized it’s too dang hard to find out about products & services for your kids, so after some time, labor and love Mamaloot was born. Mamaloot is a website that offers Mama’s everywhere an awesome deal of the day. The product research is done for you and the site makes it super easy to purchase.

John Goscha, Jeff Avallon, and Morgen Newman are the kind of people that see a need and fill it.  Problem… Solution.  They invented IdeaPaint (which I love) in college when they found themselves unable to afford whiteboards for their brainstorming sessions.

Stefani Pollack is truly inspiring, and even if you don’t love the idea of pickled flavor cupcakes (created during her pregnancy : ) ), you should definitely read about how Stefani fell into The Cupcake Project and how her passion has kept her going ever since.

Amazed by the women around them, Shelley, Missy, & Alison started a website, How Does She?, that gathers inspirational women together to share ideas. This site is booming with answers to the ever-popular “How Does She __(fill in the blank)__” question.

Steven Carse is a friend of mine who surely screams passion! After losing his job at an insurance company Steven did not sulk (okay, maybe for a minute), instead he decided to pursue an idea he had after backpacking in Panama. His idea? To become the King of Pops , popsicles, that is. Steven is right on his way to reaching that dream.

My sincerest thanks to each of you for the motivation your story gives me.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. — Anatole France

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Below are photos of  stationery I created for the lovely Katy Purwin, amazing cook and Young & Hungry blogger.

let them eat cake!

pretty in pink!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue permalink
    August 5, 2010 4:09 pm

    Allie, don’t ever forget that YOU are an inspiration to so many of us! Every single time I read your blog, I get an extra pep in my step and feel so inspired. You have AMAZING talent! So proud of you!
    xo! 🙂

  2. August 5, 2010 5:30 pm

    What a sweet post! I’m honored to be part of it and I look forward to reading more about the others on your list.

  3. Hope permalink
    August 5, 2010 6:41 pm

    I agree with Sue! YOU inspire so many of the people around you. You dream, you plan and you believe! And guess what? I believe in YOU!

  4. August 5, 2010 8:49 pm

    You inspire, yes…but you are also making me hungry with this stationary! 😉 So pretty, Allie…I have such a talented friend!!

  5. A Secret Admirer permalink
    August 6, 2010 3:34 am

    I am biased but that is okay, so I am just going to tell you that you are the most special person in the world! Daily I get encouragement from you and daily it amazes me at how you can find the time to encourage everyone else. I am excited to watch as your incredible story unfolds, not just because I get to be part of it, albeit a plus, but because it reminds me of how life can be so full of beautiful things. Your deposits into everyone else’s lives add up and I know you don’t seek them but the reward is going to be unexpected and fantastic. In fact that is how I would sum you up, UNEXPECTED & FANTASTIC!

  6. August 6, 2010 8:49 pm

    Allie, thank you SO much for my beautiful stationery and your kind words above. YOU inspire ME and your beautiful cards can’t help but make people smile. 🙂

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