Leaving Gatlinburg

{Summer Bucket List}

The open road…trees, interstate, highways, overpasses, tunnels, mountains, rivers, lakes and more. I went on a road trip to Gatlinburg awhile back and it was amazing. I didn’t drive but my dad did. There is so much to do on a road trip: play games, listen to music, watch movies, have DMCs (deep meaningful conversations), sleep or just ride.  I personally sleep or watch movies but what you do and where you go on the road is your choice. So just ride.

Road Trip Playlist

  • Ride- Lana del Rey
  • Life is a Highway-  Rascal Flats
  • Real Gone- Cheryl Crow
  • Music to Watch Boys to- Lana Del Rey
  • Break Away- Kelly Clarkson
  • Meet Me Halfway- Black Eyed Peas
  • Second Chance- Shinedown
  • On My Way- Axwell, Ingrosso
  • Holiday Road-Lindsey Buckingham
  • Two Birds on A Wire- Regina Specktor

A BIG Announcement!

So…it has been a little more than year since my blog launch, now I’m about to open a new chapter of my life with……



That’s right!! All of my fabulous DIY projects you’ve seen here on Life: iNspired will be available for purchase on Etsy!

My shop hasn’t opened just yet! More details await!!

DIY Watercolor Shoes

Add a little color into your summer with these easy to create shoes.


You will need: 

  • Plain white sneakers
  • Watercolor dye
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper plate
  • Sponges
  • Tissue Paper


Remove all the paper and shoe laces


Completely stuff the shoes with tissue paper


Use a sponge to completely dampen the shoe


Using the watercolor paints paint color into the shoes blending it however you like


Let the shoes dry for 36 hours before you wear them


I like to sign my shoes to add a personal touch


    DIY Lace Crown



    Add fabric stiffener to a bowl and soak the lace in it


    Spread the wet lace across the plastic plates. Let dry overnight


    Paint the lace using acrylic paint of any color.


    Let the paint dry for about an hour. Then hot glue the ends together.