Friday, March 21, 2008

a very good friday indeed...

37 years old. I like the sound of that. I really do.

And I have a little birthday surprise to share...





Every 2 weeks, starting April 1, I will fill my shop with wonderful items from a different artist. I'm so excited for you to see the company that's coming and all the wonderful things they are dreaming up to share with you.

Be sure to check back in on April 1 to see who the very first inspiredfriend is and all the fabulous creations she's sent over.


Another new thing is actually not really new...I'm resurrecting my old magazine, inspiredideas from pre-blogtimes. It'll be published twice a month to coincide with the inspiredfriend feature and it will be full of project ideas, inspiring stories, and creativity exercises.

I am working to refine the selections at Inspire Co. to offer truly wonderful treasures that you're not likely to find elsewhere. The selection will be everchanging, offering many one-of-a-kind items.

I've redesigned the site, complete with a new logo, to mark this change in Inspire Co. Click here to check out the new digs. And check back on April 1 to see all the new things! I can't wait for you to see it all.

50 comments:

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Can't wait to see the changes! Enjoy your day and Happy Easter.

Sam said...

Looks great - can't wait until April 1st!

Raised In Cotton said...

Happy Birthday sweet Amy! I decided to celebrate my October birthday all year long and so should you:) Your new site sounds and looks beautiful:)

Blessings,
Carol

Waterfall said...

Happy Birthday, my Amy!

Jerusalem said...

Happy Happy Birthday Amy!!!! I cannot wait to see all the new goodies and features you bring our way! What fun!!!

Bev said...

Hope your DAY is full of your favorite things. Your new project is exciting! Can't wait to see who turns up.

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday! And I am soo glad you are bringing the magazine back, I used to love it so much and was sad when it disappeared. Looking forward to the first issue!

jeanetta said...

happy birthday and i love the new look! blog make overs are just as fun as a real life one arent they! can't wait.

DivaDeb said...

Oooooh goodie, more yummy stuff from Amy!!! (Wait, aren't you supposed to be receiving the presents?!)Happy Birthday to you, my friend...

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Amy.

I'm excited to see the changes to the shop! So far it looks terrific.

Enjoy your day and Happy Easter!!

Andrea

POPIN Sisters said...

Happy Birthday Amy! You are always an inspiration, I'm sure the new site additions will be amazing. ~Jamie

updycrafts said...

Happy Birthday Amy and congratulations on the re-vamped site, can't wait to see all of the great...inspired...new items!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend!

Holly said...

Hope you celebrate the live-long day, Amy! And the site changes are so lively and fun - I'm super excited for April 1.

linda said...

Happiest Birthday to you - loving the changes and looking forward to April 1 -- all the best! LindaSonia

Diane said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is wonderful. Excited to here about the magazine and artists.

Scrappy Jessi said...

Happy Birthdaqy! happy Easter too!
i can't wait for your new site to open, it looks darling
oxoxox,
jessi

Beth said...

Oh my goodness this looks so fun !!! can't wait to see ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!! Have a great year !!!

Happy Easter too !!!
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

La Donna Welter - Vintage Photo-Oil Artist said...

Amy,
Happy Birthday To You....Happy Birthday to You.....Happy Birthday Dear Amy.....Happy Birthday To You!
Hugs,
La Donna

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!
Love the new look of the website. Loooking forward to all the new things to come. So exciting!!
Have a Happy Easter.
Hugs and Love

Lilli said...

Happy Birthday, you Spring Chicken!!!

The new website looks Fabuloso! I can hardly wait to see how it develops.

Have a wonderful wonderful day :)

Annette D said...

Happy Birthday Amy! From a friend in Indianapolis, IN.

Deborah Robertson said...

Happy Birthday! You are adorable. Love your blog, and can not wait to see the magazine and featured artists. Happy Easter from Oklahoma City.

tricia said...

Wishing you the best birthday ever!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day with your sweet family!

The new look for your website is ADORABLE!!! Can't want to see everything!!!

Lisa said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Can't wait till April 1st..Looks fun.

Susan said...

Ooooh! Exciting stuff! Your blog looks wonderful and I'm so excited about your plans!
And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :-)

Reine said...

Love it! Couldn't wait to see what you had in store... Happy Birthday!
Reine

Morgan said...

Happy Birthday!! I owe you an e-mail. Will connect with you this weekend.

xoxo
Morgan

Jessica said...

Happy birthday! The new site looks sweet!

Saucy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Amy our friend.

Surely you are lounging in your chair sipping tea and nibbling on cake with extra frosting and sprinkles... or else you are chasing after Baby. Either way - have fun! xoxoxo

Sasha and Sidney

Dori said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Amy! I love the bright new look! And a big "Hurrah!" for bringing back your wonderful magazine! :)

dubuhdudesigns said...

Happy Birthday, fellow 37 yr. old!!:)
Happy Easter to you as well..I love your blog:)
~Christine

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Amy!
Hope all your wishes come true!

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!
I want to be 37 again too. : )
Hope you had a lovely day.
Keep inspiring us. (I already stole you clapper idea) LOL

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, a day late, but I know you're like me, celebrating a "birthday season"...the only way to go, really!

New digs are shaping up...I'm loving it, and can't wait to see it on April 1! No foolin'. haha

Congratulations on your new endeavour...it's fabby tabby, just like you! xo

metro home style said...

Happy belated birthday Amy! inspiredfriend and inspiredideas sound wonderful - I can't wait to see & hear more!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy (belated~) Birthday! 37 is a wonderful age to be.

Love your new digs, your new ideas, pretty much everything about you, creative girl.:)
xo Lidy

April C said...

Happy happy birthday
From all of us to you
Happy happy birthday
We hope your dreams come true!
(I'm singing it for you in my head!) I hope you had a wonderful day and I can't wait to see what's coming for your family, shop and blog!

A bird in the hand said...

Happy Birthday!
May all your delicious shop dreams come true.

BailiwickDesigns said...

How nice to share a birthday with the first day of Spring! Everything starts anew, even your website! Can't wait to see the new additions. ::Jill

Cupcake said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

The changes to your website and shop sound wonderful and intriguing. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

Junie Moon said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Amy! I love your new look and everything you've planned for the future sounds fabulous.

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday! I know you celebrate all month, so I don't have to worry about saying "belated!"

I will be 37 this year too, sounds like a good year!

CookieSunshine said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! 37 is such a good number. Enjoy every moment!
I adore your blog. It always makes me feel very, very happy.
Pretty, pretty, fun, fun, fun.
wishing you a wonderful week

Cookie
http://www.cookiesunshine.com

the glitter fairy said...

HAPPY BEE-DAY, DEAR AMY!!!!!!!
Hope you spent it eating bonbons & peeled grapes!
Your site looks spectacular and I can't wait for April 1st and your magazine! Brilliant!
You are amazing and sooooo inspiring, girl, and your company name really suits you in every way.
Glittery hugs to you and your menagerie...
xoxo
Laurie

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! Looking SO forward to all you have in store with these new changes! Sooooo exciting!
hugs,
cheryl :)

twinkleshabbystar said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your new LOOK! Sooo bright, happy, and VERY inpsiring. SO exciting. Wish you ALL the best for your birthday and the rest of the year!!!! :) XO

sheila said...

Happy Birthday, and way to go!! Good luck on your new ventures! They sound fab!

Stephanie/Doojies said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!!! I think life just gets better as a person ages, harder at times, but better. I love your new look and I can't believe how much you get done with a baby. It seems that you are a perfect natural. I shall be twitterpating for tomorrow! Can't wait to see...