Today’s post is a quick and easy framable DIY project. I made a Beautiful Minds Inspire Others inspirational printable for today’s post theme. So what’s the big occasion? Today, myself and a group of 50+ something bloggers are all posting with the theme of 50 and fabulous.
Blogging at 50 can be a challenge. The majority of your friends and family haven’t a clue what you do. It’s common to get a blank stare when you mention you’re a professional DIY blogger! Then there’s the blogging world filled with vivacious younger bloggers who not only have no issue grasping every new technology with ease, they actually embrace it… new stuff like Snap Chat. Heck it took me a while just to get grasp the idea of Twitter!
When I first started blogging I didn’t want to publicize my age. True. I wanted to hide my growing wrinkles, not really mention I was a grandmother simply because I that meant I was old enough to be a grandmother. Definitely not share that I was in my 50s! Why? I thought there weren’t other bloggers over 50. I’m too cool to be “that” age. Guess what? I’m not too cool to be a 50 something blogger, because there are lots of them out there, every bit as cool and talented as I am and even more so!
What do I love about being over 50?
It’s the best time! I’ve got the wisdom to know when to actually worry and when not to waste time worrying on things that don’t matter. I have a good idea of who I am, and am OK with it. To me, life became so much simpler at 50.
In celebration of all the beautiful minds of the 50 and fabulous crowd, I made this simple inspirational printable quote that can be downloaded, printed and framed.
Downloading the file is easy. Click the little picture below and save the picture to your computer. Be sure to set your print settings for a 5X7 when you’re printing. If you use heavy card stock the print will look a lot better 🙂 My inspirational printable is my little gift to you guys, and for personal use only. Please don’t redistribute it in any format.
I truly believe beautiful minds really do inspire others.
You all inspire me to try new things, to step out of my boundaries and reach further than I sometimes think I’m able to. I’m grateful. I hope I inspire you as well.
You don’t have to be part of the 50 and fabulous crowd to enjoy my inspirational printable, either! Place it where you’ll see it every day as a sweet reminder that we all have special gifts and talents that can touch other lives in beautiful ways.
You can browse the other 50 and Fabulous posts from this growing sector and blogging tribe. You’ll find a bit of everything from the brand new blogger to the ones who’ve been around for years. Just click on a picture to go to that blog post.
You’ll find my project linked up to these fabulous parties!
Love a good dose of DIY home decor, home improvement, the challenge of woodworking and creative ways to make your home look fabulous?
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Love the sign and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! 🙂
Hi Dee! Thanks so much I loved this sentiment too. It was perfect for the theme of the post and I think all bloggers as well. Thanks so much for your visit!
Mary-the boondocks blog says
Wendi, what a beautiful and inspirational quote. Don’t you feel that we are at our best now? I am savoring every moment of t his journey because the 40’s were pretty crazy! The hormones have calmed down now and we are much more at peace than any other time in our lives.
Hi Mary and yes, I do feel this is the best time. You said it well, it’s a time of peace, inner peace.So glad you like the quote and I hope you print it and keep it in plain view somewhere! Thanks so much for your visit my friend!
This is a great post! Don’t worry I still haven’t gotten the grasp of Twitter yet, lol. You’re a wondeful blogger and you definitely inspire others! Thanks for the lovely printable!
Hi Keri & thank you! So glad you like the printable, the words were moving and I think have special meaning to all of us bloggers:) Thanks so much for your visit!
You are so right my friend:life DID became so much simpler at 50! What a pretty printable – that will be hanging in my office. Pinning!
Hi Jeanie and thank you! Yeah, I wish someone had told me how much better in so many ways things would get…I may have looked forward to turning 50! Glad you’ll print & hang this where you can see it often. Mine is on my shelf above my desk. Thanks so much for your visit girlfriend!
Lynda Sneed says
Wendi, you are a ” Classy Lady “.
An inspiration to so many of us in our 50’s, a power tool junkie & overall a very nice person!!
TY for the printable & I’m glad you are now embracing your age!! It’s no fun to hide behind a mask & you don’t appear to be the type that could hold onto the mask for long.
Thx again & keep doing what you do, we love it & you!!!
Hi Lynda.. Will you please comment all the time? LOL Thank you for such a beautiful note! You just made my day. Yes, the age thing…it’s really silly and I’m more than happy to not make it an issue. Especially when we all truly get better in all aspects. I wouldn’t go back to the younger years if I had a choice. So glad you enjoy the printable, I hope you have a special spot for it. Have a fantastic weekend!
FLORENCE L SALMER says
Hey Wendi, thank you for the pretty printable! You are so right when you say, “most people don’t have a clue what we do.” LOL…my hubby knows I blog, but he hasn’t once shown the slightest bit of interest in reading anything I’ve written, but that’s OK. We share most everything anyway. I can relate to feeling a little reluctant to share your age. I felt like that a little in the beginning b/c all I saw was younger more savvy bloggers than I, but now I know better. When I even think about all the things they manage to accomplish….work full time, run a house, a home, have a husband, raise kiddos, and then blog too….boy, it makes me tired! I’m glad I’m at a different stage.
Hi Florence! So glad you like the printable:) I thought it was perfect for this crowd & post. It’s such a good feeling to hear others felt what I did too. I’m in total agreement, I wouldn’t want to go back to the younger days either. I have no idea how I did it, life is much simpler now. On the hubby thing, mine is fabulous, we have such a great friendship and I’ll bet he’s read my blog maybe twice in 4 years. LOL It doesn’t bother me anymore, I figure it’s like work, he wouldn’t read my emails or other when I worked before so I think he views it the same way. Thank you for your visit!
Thank you Wendi, I love this so much it is beautiful.
What I love about being over 50 is that my life is so much simpler, I don’t have to worry so much about constantly updating my wardrobe, I have let my hair grow long because we ride motorcycles and I hate helmet head and since I have retired and don’t worry so much about hair style (just the color) it is wonderful and easy. I don’t have to worry about house payments, car payment, just taxes and insurance. I pray everyday that we both stay healthy and continue to enjoy life in the simple lane.
It is difficult sometimes when I look in the mirror and I think who let that old woman in my house, or when I look in my closet and I see clothes that are three sizes bigger than I was when I retired, and I wonder how did this happen, haha I do know how that happened.
I really am enjoying this stage in my life. I think it is great.
Hi Patty! Love your note and love that you feel so good about life. I think that the items in life that really count are what shine through at this stage…your health, relationships and enjoying the moments/happiness. Everything else seems trivial. I’m so glad you like the printable. I felt it was perfect for this post and I had several readers in mind as well when I found it…you were one of them. Wow, you are brave on a motorcycle.. I have a 50 cc scooter I ride around the beach, does that count? LOL
You bet that counts. It doesn’t matter how many cc’s they are they are fun. I have a scooter I ride around town to pick up milk bread or just get fresh air, it is a little bigger than 50cc, but not much.
LOL… Funny. We love ours, I bought them right after we moved here and use them a lot to toodle around. It’s the answer to parking issues and at 100 mpg so budget friendly!
Yours does better than mine, I only get 90 mpg. You are right about the parking.
…I was told 100…I never actually did the math! 🙂
Love the sign. Wait til you are my 61 almost 62. I will always read you.
Hi Jody and thank you so very much! One of my dearest friends is there and she’s just as beautiful as ever. It’s all about what’s on the inside that counts. I hope you find a special place for the printable. I think everyone should remind themselves daily they are special! Thanks so much for your note!
Isn’t that sad that we feel that we need to hide our age. It’s really silly. You look amazing and I LOVE your printable!
Hi Anne and thank you so much! Yes it is sad, and so unnecessary too! I’m so glad you liked the printable, I loved it for this post and our group of amazing & talented women. I hope you find a special place for it where you see it often. Thanks so much for your visit!
Sue at Blu says
What a beautiful quote! Love this and thank you for sharing! I’m excited to celebrate 50 like you!
Hi Sue… You are so welcome and I’m glad you liked my printable. The 50’s have been fun, so much more than I ever expected them to be! I thought this printable was perfect for the vent & our group. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
I couldn’t agree more about life becoming simpler at 50. Don’t you find it so liberating! Love the sentiment and the graphic on your printable, Wendi!
Hi Marie, I’d have known to expect life would become easier in so many ways. I loved the sentiment too, as soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect for today:) Take care my friend!
You summed it up. We are over 50 and fabulous.
Hi Debra! Yes we are! I love that this group has come together and it’s been powerful seeing that there are so many of us! Thanks for your visit!
Wanda @ Just Vintage says
Beautiful printable! And such a true sentiment. Love it!
I kinda felt the same way about being an older blogger, but finally said, “To heck with it.” Embrace it and go with it. Like you said, there are plenty of us out there.
Hi Wanda and thank you! As soon as I read it I knew it was perfect for today’s theme. You’re right about embracing it, we are strong and special and that’s something to be proud of! This is a fun tour, thanks so much for your visit!
That’s such a sweet printable, great job! I think we’re improving with age for sure!
Hi Gail! I’ve thought that for the longest time and even had conversations with friends about it. So glad you liked the printable. It definitely applies to you Ms. Uber creative!
Judi Johnson says
To Download the quote it says to click the mini picture below. When I do it reloads your blog. Did that 6 times before I came to the conclusion it wasn’t working. Help. WEhat am I doing wrong?
Hi Judi! I sent you the file directly last night. Thanks so much for pointing out that it wasn’t working! Ooopps, I was tired when I finished this and totally forgot to activate the link! At least you know you followed the directions, right? LOL Thanks so much for your visit & hope you enjoy the printable!
Maria Brittis says
You have been a total inspiration in your DIY’s especially with power saws, I finally got my first power tool by Ryobi and doing a cedar closet, almost done.
Great post and printable.
Wow Maria, first let me say thank you. What a beautiful thing to say! Second, you go girl! I’ve wanted a cedar closet for the longest time! What an awesome project! Please share a picture of my H2OBungalow Facebook page when you’re done. I would love to share it and your post too!!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
That’s so beautiful and I love the sentiment. I too thought there weren’t others my age blogging. But we’re all in geart company
Hi Toni! Yes, there are so many of us it’s wonderful. I love how the group has come together. Glad you like the sentiment and thanks so much for your visit!
Katherines Corner says
lovely freebie! thank you, hugs!
Hi Katherine & thank you! I thought this was the perfect sentiment for today’s theme. It’s been a fun tour! Thanks so much for your visit!
What a beautiful sentiment. I so agree with everything you said.
Hi Patti & thank you! Yes, I love the sentiment too. My frame one is above my desk on a shelf, so I can see it every day. Finding others who think the same and are brave souls & blog has been the nicest unexpected benefit of this group & tour! Thanks so much for your visit!