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Inspiring Quotes ~ Reader's eDition


Happiest Sunday, Sweet Friends.

How are you?  How was your weekend?

Thank you so much to each of you that shared your reassuring quotes in the comments of Friday's post. I was going to add them as a follow-up below the post.  But they are all so powerful, I thought I would include them in today's entry.

But first, above is a photo of the beautiful book, One Thousand Gifts. I have referred to it often here on my site.  Since Friday's post, several readers have emailed or commented that they too love the book. It really is life changing.  I love the cover statement 'a dare to live fully, right where you are!'  Isn't that powerful?

I wanted to host a little impromptu give away.  I'd love to share a hard copy or the audio version of One Thousand Gifts with two lucky winners. Each winner can choose which version they prefer. The author, Ann Voskamp narrates the audio version and I have to say, it's beautiful to listen to. I'm a huge audiobook junky. It's really the only way I can fit 'reading' into my schedule. But I also love to hold a book in my hands. And I have to say, this book is truly beautiful, both inside and out.

To enter, simply leave a comment below.  I will leave the give away open until Thursday.  So if you would like an opportunity to win a 'copy', say hello in the comment section. 

Sound good? :) 


Okie doke sweet friends.  I have a new texture for you today. I call it 'serendipity'.  I used it on both photos in today's post.

Check it out.

Texture Lovin' Listers, your download link is on its way.  Not on the list? Click HERE to sign up and get immediate access to today's freebies...along with a few extras as well.


Inspiring Quotes ~ Reader's eDition 

  1. Everyone has a siren song. Something fluid, beautiful, all yours. ~ Kim Antieau
  2. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck
  3. I never stop to wonder why I'm not like other people. The mystery to me is why more people aren't like me. ~ Florynce Kennedy
  4. When You're By Yourself.. You're On Your Own.
  5. A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world. ~ Leo Buscaglia
  6. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. Everything happens this moment.
  8. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. I am off traveling and photographing the world and sending prejudice far, far away. ~ Mark Twain
  9. Seek Him with all your heart and you will receive His comfort, His presence. 
  10. Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~ Mary Oliver
  11. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.~ Henry Ward Beecher
  12. The doors we open and close each day decides the lives we live. ~ Flora Whittemore

Thank you all for sharing your inspiration! I'm truly grateful.

I think that's it for today. I need to make my way into the kitchen. I can't believe it's 6:00.
I'm looking forward to this Texture Tuesday's challenge. If you missed the details, click HERE to get the scoop.

Here's to a fabulous week ahead!!


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Reader Comments (230)

Hello Kim, a wonderful giveaway. I collect quotes and would love to be entered in the giveaway. The new texture is great.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
Enter me............pretty please!! Thanks and hugs to you dear Kim. xxo
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebi
What wonderful quotes you have chosen to share...thank you for this and the texture..beautiful!

April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDagmar
Oh, please enter me in the Giveaway, Kim. Love that you included my quote above ~ Some I've not heard before. Thanks for this.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate
What a great give away... I have heard great things about this book!
I too love to hold a book in my just feels good!

Happy Sunday,
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDollys Cherry heart
Dear Kim, I am fairly new to your Kim Klassen Cafe and enjoying it very much. You create beautiful pieces that are so inspiring. I'd love the opportunity to win the book. Thanks so much.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCAROLYN S
I have not read this book, but it sounds like a true treasure! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
oh looks like an awesome enter me in the book hard copy please the texture this week is wonderful
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaura
Kim, you're a sweetie.
Books are beautiful and books full of inspiring quotes are timeless.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane
Hi Kim, Loved everyones quote. I have not heard about this book and would love to be entered into the giveaway. It sounds fabulous. Have a great week:)
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Garden of Threads
I can't tell you how much I enjoy your posts. Right now I am splitting my time between working and caregiving and have not had time to play with textures. Your beautiful photos are so peaceful and calming. Sometimes if I am feeling down I click on one of your posts and get a hit of feeling good. Thank you so much! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Much love, Madelin
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadelin C. Wolf
Hi Kim, thankyou for the opportunity, this book sounds absolutely delicious!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Little
Oh sounds like a wonderful read! I would love to enter your give away. Looking forward to playing with the new texture.

April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Kim, I look forward to your emails each week! What wonderful quotes you have posted here-I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for opportunity to win!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElectra
A book is a very precious gift. Thanks for the chance win.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranita
Your work is just so incredible! I love that old book with the string tie. Gorgeous and inspiring stuff!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally
Nice! Thanks for the opportunity, Kim! :)
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan
What a great giveaway Kim - sounds like a great book! Hope all is well!!!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
The book sounds very interesting. Just LOVE the quotes you have here on your blog. Thank you for sharing them with us. They definitely speak to me in a very "internal" way. I just have to get a copy of this book or maybe the audio version.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Montedonico
Always inspiring, another HUGE thank you, Kim. You/your talent ... a gift!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoey
Please enter me Kim, Have a great week!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
Thank you for the texture 'serendipity' and the competition - fingers crossed!!! Here's to an inspiring week for everyone, D .♥.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
Dear Kim, I am a newcomer but have enjoyed your beautiful 'freebies' and am loving exploring your imaginative and gorgeous website. The book you are giving away seems sublime. Thank you. Melissa

We're put on earth a little while to learn to bear the beams of love.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
I'd love to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Marchlewski
You know you opened my eyes to why I love audiobooks so well. I only have a 20 minute commute to work, but in the car is the only time I, too, have to fit in "reading". Right now I am listening to the Black Swan (not like the movie). Would love to have either the audio or actual book!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNM Creatrix
I am a book junkie too, both physical and audio. This looks like a great addition to my stash.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo Z
Love your site!!! What a great offer.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
"There is magic in this life, everywhere YOU expect to find it. Dissappointment too. So, choose already." - bob long

never heard of the book. will look it up.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterboblong
Kim, you are so generous with textures and ideas -- and now a book! I've had that book on reserve at the library ever since I heard someone talk about it, but I'm still waiting. It would be amazing to have my own copy!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate
What a gift that would be ! Love this post Kim - and I love having an arsenal of pithy quotes at my disposal. Thank you for the opportunity!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Z. Johansen
I've been absolutely loving your Cafe and all of the wonderful things you so generously share. I haven't had time to really dive in and I'm somewhat technically challenged but learning every day. I too love, love, love quotes, sometimes because they are just so beautiful, others because they are just so meaningful. I had always loved this simple quote from Thomas Moore: "The simple acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest" but it became mindfully meaningful when my sister became mentally ill. I watched as she struggled to perform tasks which she had carried out every day. Most of us are unaware of how important the simple acts, the routines of daily life, like washing the dishes or making our bed, are to a healthy state of mind; that somehow these simple acts keep us grounded, purposeful. I don't know what Thomas Moore really meant by his words but the routine tasks which I perform every day have become as important as anything else I do, wholly joyful or otherwise.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Thanks for another lovely texture! And, the opportunity to receive such a thoughtful gift. Have a happy week!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGail
Thank you for having this giveaway! What a wonderful prize, and inspirations!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie O'Neil
I love quotes. I would be interesting in reading this book. V
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie
Thanks for the giveaway offer, Kim. I would be happy with the book or the audio version of the book. Either one will be an inspiration, I'm sure!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercreatissimo
Oh, what a wonderful give away! Thank you Kim for sharing with us in so many ways!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Doherty
Hi Kim,

I love all of your textures. I especially love your roll over before and afters! Thanks so much for offering a giveaway. I would be so excited to win!!

April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargie
I would love to read or listen to this book!!!! You are always so generous!!!! Thank you!!!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkandi
This book looks so wonderful that I can't wait to win!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaryn
Kim, I've only recently stumbled upon your site and I have made the most beautiful photos of mine come to life with your freebie backgrounds. I always wondered how to do some of those techniques. Thanks so much! I'd love to read the book your offering as well.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSooZeQue
My sister has been reading this book... There was a pretty amazing youtube by the author that was quite moving....
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
"Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city." Thanks for the chance at a giveaway! Love your work and textures :) You rock!!
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
I am old school and an ex-library so books are my passion, I would love the hard back.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Jones
What a blessing to have happened upon your site! Your generosity and creativity are inspiring. Thank you for all you do to share so much with your sister artists. It's the simple things that mean so much! (smile)
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Rao
Thank you Kim for this beautiful offer. I use quotes a great deal in my cards and will certainly look for this book as a means of inspiration. I am new to all of this and am inspired by the amazing talents.
Thanks you for the opportunity.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin
It was a happy day for me when I found your web site! Being totally self taught in PhotoShop, I have so much to learn. You ROCK girl! I would love the opportunity to read this inspiring book.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
I love books like this. I have read Sarah Breathnach's books several times and this seems like a similar one.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
oh don't we all love a give away and of such a beautiful book it would be wonderful and thanks once again for the lovely new texture.
love and hugs
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Box of Chocolates
love all those quotes, great texture can't wait to use it.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
You are awesome and the book sounds awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
April 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercynthia ellis

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