Simone Says What is now Life Inspired!

Welcome to Life Inspired!  This new lifestyle blog allows me to share more of myself, and what inspires me.  Hopefully, it will provide a bit of inspiration for you as well.  If this is your first visit, you can read more about me here.  Relax, stay as long as you like, and be sure to come back soon, as I am still updating and adding more content.  Enjoy!

I Admit It…I’m A Basket Case!

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Great for hiding a sleeping Furby

After I had my daughter, I swore would not let her “stuff” take over our home. Then I discovered baskets. I quickly realized that I could use baskets to neatly hide all of the stuffed animals, books, toys and everything in between. Continue reading

Girls Play Football Too: Gender Roles On The Playground

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“Did she tell you she hit her head?” my husband asked. “Yes,” I said. I went on to explain that my daughter fell and bumped her head when one of the boys pushed her while playing tag. “I just don’t like her playing with the boys. They are too rough and probably annoyed that she’s in their game anyway,” he continued. “Why can’t she just play with the girls?” Continue reading

Honey Apple Pie

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Since my daughter doesn’t eat refined sugar, I have to get a little creative when it comes to dessert.  The first time I made this pie, my husband and I couldn’t believe it didn’t have any sugar.  Needless to say, she can devour a whole pie with very little help.  As she says, “It’s golden honey good!” Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Highland Bakery’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

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A few years ago when I was in Atlanta, my cousin took me brunch at Highland Bakery.  Best brunch I have ever had!  One of the things that I enjoyed most was the sweet potato pancakes.   While they are not hard to make, they do take time (do not skip the brown sugar butter sauce in favor of regular syrup!).  But they are sooo worth it!  And be sure to visit Highland Bakery if you are in the Atlanta area. Continue reading