Inklings Designs

Life in the South:

The adventures of three sisters: Gracie Hope, Faith and other things to make you smile.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


During the month of August Inklings Designs is having a special sale on everything in the Beach Cottage category. Please stop by and visit. Inside you will find very unique handmade items that are wonderful for gift giving and home d├ęcor. I also have some handmade greeting cards, colorful mosaics, vintage finds and other goodies. There are always new items added each week. I know you will find everything you need.

Pink Friday is Tomorrow!

Isn't she lovely!! This weeks Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink will be Nifty Nursery's.
There will be lots for the little ones that tug at our hearts. Please take time to check every one's sites. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks, Inka

Monday, July 28, 2008

Show and Tell Monday! Sad Day for Southern Cruisers Bike Club # 164

The Big Teddy Bear in the front row right was just that...a big teddy bear with a bigger heart! He celebrated his 51 st birthday that day. This picture was taken just last Saturday in the mountains of North GA. I'm the "pink one" in the middle! LOL

When you look at these pictures you are sad to see that someone is not with us here any longer. One of my Biking Friends Passed away on Wednesday in his sleep. The funeral was in a small town in Mississippi about 3 hours away from Pensacola, FL and there were over 40 of us friends that rode to say our final farewells to a good man.
When I first met my Sweetie Tom, he was a Harley rider. Not with a club or anything but he loved his bike. I on the other hand was not. Afraid of them and the image that you conjure up about those who ride motorcycles, I did not want to have anything to do with that kind of life. I loved pink...not black leather! As Tom won my heart I agreed to go for my first ride with him. As we left the parking lot I thought to myself "Oh my gosh...I'm going to die" I almost made him stop so I could get off but being the stubborn woman that I am I held on and tried to breathe. After a while I found myself actually enjoying it. The smells of the honeysuckle, the view you get from all angles the wind in your face and of course holding on to a nice looking man did not hurt either. I could see why dogs like to hang their heads out of the window now! By the time I got back to the office I was hooked. I did learn the hard way about helmet hair but that is another story. LOL
Several of our neighbors were members of Southern Cruisers Bike Club and invited us to join. We went to a meeting and agreed to join. Like most people's first impression of these folks in leather, I was a little less enthusiastic about jumping right in but of course I did... with both feet. I was very surprised to find that under the leather, beards and dew rags were, business men and women, teachers, accountiouns, real estate agents, retired military and moms just to name a few, with a common interest of just getting out and riding motorcycles and earning money for charities. Well OK we are an eating club. You know...we ride to eat! Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner it does not matter. LOL This group of friends has been a blessing in my life. I know that if there is anything I would ever need help with I am just one phone call away and everyone will be there. Whenever you see people in leather and beards riding, please don't judge them by their looks and treat with with respect on the road. It could mean their life.
I hope you have a good day and enjoy your ride no matter what the vehicle you choose!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Show and Tell Monday!!! " Georgia on My Mind"!!

My sweetie Tom and I went to the mountains of North Georgia to a bike rally this past week with our bike club. It was so good to be back in the mountains again and a great relief from the humidity of the Gulf Coast this time of the year. We stayed in Cartersville, GA where the rally was but we biked all over the area into AL, TN, and of course GA. There were folks from Southern Cruisers (our biking group) from all over and $20k was raised for St. Judes Hospital, our main charity. We made lots of new friends, laughed till I could not stand it any more and ate a lot of good country cooking! As you can tell by my pics that I love the countryside. I hope you enjoy the scenery.

I am enjoying myself...can you tell?
Broke Down...a while ago!
Ole Fashioned Country Store
Hairpin Turns..."can we do it again and again"!!!

Country Cooking...ummmm good!

Before Billbord Ads

Not Niagara but just as beautiful!

Just enjoying the ride!
Ohhh ... Ahh!

Tom's love, his Harley...Oh me too!

We rode to the top of this one! Awesome!!!

Our Chapter Banner!

Now wasn't that plum purdy??!! Hope you enjoyed the ride!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Show and Tell Monday! Let them eat Cake...

Well it is time for MMP's Show and Tell Monday. A time for us to show what we have been working on this past week or what has been going on in our lives.
This week I have been busy making Cake...Mosaic Cupcakes that is! I did some for Christmas and some just for fun. Bumblebees and small shoe toppings were just too fun to resist. I hope you will enjoy these fun little cakes...No calories!!!
They will be available on my website before long so check back soon!
Thanks, Inka

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Well It's Pink Friday again....'The Cottage Porch"

Here are some of the things that I am offering for Pink Friday this week.

Relax and enjoy yourself on the cottage porch while enjoying a glass of ice tea. The flowers are all in bloom and the birds are singing their cheerful songs for all to hear. You can smell the honeysuckle and the jasmine in the air. Enjoy your visit at MMP boutiques and see what everyone has to offer for your cottage porch.