Lisa Leonard Designs

on my mind {inspiration}

September 9th | blog friends, events, thoughts



i seem to be drawn to all kinds of pink lately.

especially red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.




just found the iphone app ‘sketch me!’

it turns your pictures into sketches.

love it!




beso bags. seriously cute and well made.

she is so dang creative.

love her vintage fabrics.

check out her shop and her facebook page.




last weekend we enjoyed watching the pelicans diving and swooping.

this weekend i am heading to hilton head with the (in)courage ladies.

we are being treated to a weekend of food and play hosted by dayspring and hilton head chamber of commerce.

it’s a time for us to dream and scheme and be together.

and to cook up some exciting stuff for the (in)courage and YOU!

i can’t wait to hang out with these amazing ladies.

so excited to be a part of it.

loooots more pics to follow!

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okay, tell us what’s inspiring you today?

leave a comment with a link to something inspiring or use your words and describe it!

we need to know!!

27 Responses

  1. You.
    You always inspire me 😉

    My son’s smiles and hugs.
    My daughter’s determination and laughter.

  2. bex says:

    inspirations for today, the smell of brewing coffee , sunshine after two days of storms and the thought of thrifting with my sis :).

  3. Tiffany day says:

    Hi inspiring me today… The cool weather; the love I feel from dear Friends; and Gods grace!

    Have a great time with in courage! You ladies are wonderful! Blessings for a fruitful and refreshing time together!


  4. Jenny says:

    1. I need that sketch me app, that’s so cool!
    2. That bag is darling!
    3. Not feeling very inspired today. I’m kind of in a blah slump these last couple of day. Need to read my Bible.
    4. Will you be at Relevant10?

  5. Kelly says:

    Music, and the cool weather are inspiring me today!
    I love that “sketch me” iphone app!

  6. FoxyMomma says:

    those cupcakes look delicious! ha!

    what inspires me? i think my family inspires me, especially my son.

  7. Jami says:

    Here is what is inspiring me today.

    We visited Chicago over the weekend (we used to live there, but moved to a more rural area) I had forgotten how much I love it. The city is buzzing with colors and flavors and textures. I feel like I got some sort of mental booster shot from being there again. :)

  8. Nicole says:

    inspirations: my daddy, my mama, my sister, my whole dear family, and all my wonderful friends. but also:

    i wouldn’t be surprised if you already know about TOMS shoes and what they do, but if you don’t you should check them out. it’s a really cool business/relief program. and they have the most fun shoes you’ve ever seen. check ’em out and tell other people about them!

  9. liz r. says:

    I would like to be inspired by that cherry taffy! No, really, I am inspired by a friend who is handling some challenging times in her life with such grace and calm. I’d like to be like that myself.

  10. Christy says:

    This cool fall weather is inspiring me this week

  11. Musing about letters I need to mail.
    Listening to music that awakens my soul.
    Reading words that encourage me.
    Choosing to love and edify those around me.

  12. Emily Brecht says:

    love your blog!
    inspired by the signs of the season changing (love MN fall colors!)

  13. Renae says:

    lovely beso bag… LOVE THE FABRIC!
    YUMMY… red velvet cupcakes!
    i’ve been wanting to get back into art journaling… but have had a block… i came across this picture last night and it’s opened up a whole new world for me and completely inspired me… it’s so beautiful and so simple at the same time. The colors are amazing… I can’t wait to start my new journal this weekend.

    Lisa, you have a wonderful weekend with the (in)courage ladies

    peace and love!!

  14. Your “drawn to pink” really caught my eye, as did your description of (in)courage ladies. What inspires me? The widowed women of Mfangano Island in Kenya who trek to a nearby lake to get water for their homes and to do their wash. I love to see the joy in their eyes when they participate in building a new home! Thanks for reminding us how important inspiration is – and thanks for being an inspiration.

  15. Anne says:

    Love your blog! It’s gorgeous!

  16. AshleyAnn says:

    Rain….after a long period of hot dry weather it has been gloomy and dark around here. The change is inspiring. Instead of inspiring me to do a bunch of stuff it is inspiring me to sit still, drink a latte and a look around me. Life is inspiring when we slow down to look at it.

    Another thing inspiring…the leather cuff my pastor’s wife had on the other day from your store. Hello! Didn’t know you could make those for girls! Love.

  17. sarah says:

    just placed an order thru (in)courage….LOVE that website! have a great time this weekend….can’t wait to see what you ladies scheme up!

    most inspiring to me… mom! strong, courageous, beautiful, tender, selfless, intelligent….and always so full of love!

  18. denise says:

    your blog is like a breath of fresh air. i needed one. you know what else i need, THAT PURPLE DRESS! oh and i NEED the belt too.

  19. heather says:

    red velvet cupcakes are my favorite!!! but that jar of taffy looks pretty inviting too! :-)

    inspiring me today? my kiddos & ticking things off the to do list (“spring” cleaning is in full effect over here)

  20. anna lee says:

    cute wee bag …perfect for sewing things…as for inspiration…..I think we inspire each other…
    I love the way my son lights up a room~God has a way of inspiring us to be our best by allowing us to be in the presence of wonderful children who can light of a room with their laugh with out trying just `because’ ..then we can relax and go about the buisness of allowing our God gifts to bubble forth…
    I quilt & sew & homeschool & do my best to be present to inspire my family to be their best…

  21. Those two words, Hilton Head. My husband and I met on Hilton Head, we then both lived on Hilton Head for three years,( he lived there longer, he lived there when we met) and now we visit once or twice a year. The South, The Low Country, The ocean. It TOTALLY inspires me.

  22. Jennifer L. says:

    Can you believe I’ve never had red velvet cake? I’m going to have to try it.

    The Hilton Head getaway sounds FAB.U.LOUS. So jealous. Have a blast, can’t wait to hear what you ladies cook up for us.

  23. becca brown says:

    Shine is my word, every day i try to let God’s love and word shine through me to others and be an example to all who see.
    TheRace I pray each day when my time has come to leave this world I can say like Paul “i have finished the race I have fought a good fight”.

  24. wanda says:

    O M G !!
    That sounds like a fantastic weekend! Have fun!
    I can’t wait to see what inspiration comes from the
    sweet ladies who (in)courage me everyday! :)

  25. Denise C. says:

    My family always inspires me to be a better person. I am far from where I want to be, but am on the road to get there.

    On a second note, my family & I are on a trip this week. My 2 year old daughter was TERRIFIED of the ocean. She conquered her fear, went in & LOVED it! I am so incredibly proud of her! :)

  26. I’m inspired by so many things….it’s a great way to keep my brain firing, trying to do new things. I love the pic of the cupcake and I love the color pink!

    Stopped by via Meg’s blog – Whatever! I’ll definitely be back!

  27. Katy Lunsford says:

    I love your blog! I grew up in Charleston, SC just North of HHI. I know you had a blast. I too, carry my camera wherever I go, and have since I was in my teens : ) I love your new camera stamp, I want one soooooooooooo badly.

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