Sunday, December 20, 2009


Welcome to Ordinary Inspirations.  I'm just a normal woman who loves her chocolate, chips, and romantic comedies.  I recently lost 45 pounds and you can follow my journey here.  I cry at sappy Hallmark movies, I dance to musical cards at the grocery store, and I hate to dust.

I'm a curly-headed dreamer who loves my Savior Jesus, adores my best friend called Hubby, and cherishes (most days, te hee) my three children.  I never knew how much I would love being at home full time with my kiddos, but I do!  What a privilege and high calling from the Lord!

In high school I would hide behind science and math classes to avoid any part of reading and writing.  The irony of it?  Now I love to read and write and I do most of it here with this silly thing called a blog.

I love to take pictures, bake yummy things, and make my home cozy and inviting.  I'm a tom-boy at heart turned HGTV junkie! 

It is my desire to glorify God through encouraging and edifying other women.  My prayer is that from reading this blog you will be lifted up and it will motivate you to love God, your spouse and children that much more.

I dabble in blog design so if you are looking for a reasonable price, check out my design site over here.

My Husband Tim:

Our Kids:
Riley (7), Carson (5), Grant (2)

If you are new here, please take a moment to connect with me.  

I would LOVE to hear from YOU! My email:

A-Z About Me:

A- Age: 33
B- Blood Type: A+
C- Chore you hate: dusting
D- Dogs or Cats: Dogs
E- Eggs: Scrambled
F- Favorite Snack: greek yogurt and frozen berries
G- Greatest accomplishment so far: natural labor
H- Hat or Visor: neither... i wish I had a "hat head"
I- Ice Cream Flavor of choice: Wegmans Chocolate Nutty Cone
J- Juggle: Yes I can!
K- Kids:  A blessed Mama with 3 kids
L- Love Letters: I love love!
M- Married: 8 1/2 years
N- Netflix favorite right now: Netflix has been hyjacked with kids movies/shows!
O- Oranges or Apples: Granny Smith Apples with Smuckers all natural peanut butter!
P- Pen of choice: I'd rather type... I'm a lefty!
Q- Quirkiest habit: 
R- Random Fact: I can't grow out my nails to save my life. \
S- Siblings: Younger sister and brother
T- Time you wake up in the morning: I try not to get out of bed before 7am!
U- Underwear: Comfy yet pretty
V- Valentine's Day Plans: Staying in with my love and enjoying each other's company!
W- Waiting for: Trip to Vegas next month!
X- X-Rays: A few
Y- Yard Work: Raking leaves, picking up sticks
Z- Zoo animal favorite: Tiger


  1. Hi Traci,

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog.
    Here I am returning the virtual visit ;)

    Have a blessed day!

  2. I don't know if I'm crazy, but I don't see a place to comment on recent posts. I really just wanted to say hello and that I stopped by. :)

  3. Stopping by from (in)courage to say Hi and read your blog :)

  4. Thanks Traci for stopping by my place. I enjoyed seeing your pics and reading your thought provoking words. I noticed you love fall, I do to;

  5. Traci! I love the music behind your post! "Your love is Extravagant..." I am wondering who the artist is & the title of the song? So beautiful & TRUE! My daughter just tried your Chili recipe & says it's a keeper. She forwarded your post & so I thought I'd stop by tonight to say hi to a sister in Christ. I too love my Savior. I'm a little further down the road on my journey as far as the season of life I'm in, but just want to say it's refreshing to know there are young moms out there who think of raising their family as a "high calling". God bless you & strengthen you, and may your life bear fruit in abundance for your joy, as a legacy for your children, & ultimately & most of all for God's glory & good pleasure.

  6. Thanks for "stopping by" today Traci. You've got something for everyone on your blog:) I hope the recipe turns our ok for ya!

  7. Hi Traci,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your design is beautiful!
    jolene @ The Alabaster Jar

  8. Okay, I had to laugh at your email address! For many years (eons it seems), I've called myself "Curly" sometimes unconsciously :) When I began my first online journal, I named it "Curly's Notes". Of course my hair isn't a beautiful tight curl like yours; rather mine has morphed into some form of frizz, lol. It was destiny that I clicked on your blog site!

  9. What a beautiful blog, Traci! Thanks for visiting me and leaving your nice comment!

  10. Hi! Stopping by from #UBP12. I look forward to following your blog. :)

  11. Thanks for checking out my blog, yours looks great, I look forward to following you!

  12. Hey Traci! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I love your blog so I'll be following along. Glad you found me!
    God bless,

  13. Hey Traci! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I love your blog so I'll be following along. Glad you found me!
    God bless,

  14. Traci, I "accidentally" found your blog through a Pinterest pin a friend posted about marriage. Love what you're doing. Love your blog design work too. I checked out some of the sites you helped design. I wrote one of those movies that aired on Hallmark. :) I hope I didn't make you cry. (I'm purplepenworks on Pinterest & for my movie stuff.)



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