Green Leafy Banner Giveaway!

August 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm 159 comments

Green Leafy
When I was at my last midwife appointment with Rebecca, I saw that she had this fabulous banner from Green Leafy at her office and I knew I just HAD to have one. AND…I loved it so much that I bought an extra one to give away to one lucky reader of Happy Foody! The banner (34″ x 7″) is laminated shows all the food sources for the vitamins and minerals we need. It’s a great learning tool for kids and adults!

I will choose a winner at random on Friday, August 28 at noon. To enter to win, just leave a comment below and answer the following question:

What/who inspires you?
(doesn’t have to be food related)


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  • 1. Chris  |  August 24, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    The banner sounds awesome! Would love to win it!

  • 2. Chris  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Oops forgot to write about who inspires me….

    My 10 yr old daughter passed away a little over a week ago after battling cancer for about a year. She has inspired me & countless others to make the most of what life deals us. She has inspired me to better myself both physically and mentally. She has taught me that life is way too short, to make sure my loved ones know who much I love them, and too squeeze as much out of life as I can. It was because of her that I started my journey into learning about raw foods, the vegan diet, and green smoothies. I miss her so much. So she’s the one who inspires me.

  • 3. Holly Marshall  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    My 88 year old grandma inspires me to be a better wife, a bargain shopper, a cookie baker, a fancy hat wearer :), a good housekeeper & an entertainer…

    • 4. Betty  |  May 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      alloooooora per cominciare rcodrio che questo gioco in cerca di Publisher e quindi tutto ci che abbiamo visto viene dalle tasche degli stessi produttori che hanno prodotto il motore e hanno pagati i vari progettisti e programmatori per creare anche il gioco, quindi Doppio lavoro = Doppio costo.Nonstante ci si mormora abbia trovato il publisher anche se non ancora chiaro.Poi, il gioco uscir nel 2009, la HV ha voglia e tenta di migliorare la grafica ergo, questa SICURAMENTE NON SARA LA GRAFICA DEFINITIVA.Terzo punto il Wii non certo la Xbox o la PS3 per ragazzi prendete RE4 e prendete questo Siamo su un’altro pianeta.Nessuno qui si mai aspettato dal wii delle prestazioni che solo 3 cell da 3gh della Xbox sanno dare, per almeno qui qualcuno che non sia nintendo lo sta spremendo o comunque utilizzando.Certo innegabile che il bump mapping spesso grezzo, che non tutte le armi non sono curatissime, ma sono comunque screenshot. Anche Unreal Turnamet III sugli screen peggio del gioco in game.Non siate cattivi anche con i giochi che tentano di smuovere le acque. Commenti come quelli di pino mi fanno semplicemente ridere.A voi la parola .

  • 5. emily  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I love this poster, if I don’t win it I will be buying one myself!
    My boys, Max and Mos, inspire me!

  • 6. Tobi  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    YOU! I have easily cut out excessive amounts of meat and am smoothly moving toward a vegetarian lifestyle. The real difference that you make is in how gentle you urge me to be with myself as I adapt to new choices. Thank you!

  • 7. elana  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    i know it probably sounds a cliche’, but it’s true for me πŸ™‚
    my husband is my true inspiration. he is a really amazing person, loved by anyone who meets him. he inspires me to be a better person in this world.

  • 8. bekah  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I’m equally inspired by those who came before me and those who are following in my footsteps. The choices I make are both in the memory of my grandfather, who died of lung cancer in July…and to set a good example for my eleven-month old daughter.

  • 9. Jen N.  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    This is going to sound so corny, but I thought about it for a good, long while, and the most inspiring thing to me is “the reality of beauty”. I am easily inspired by people and their willpower and accomplishments. I am driven on by my kids and how forgiving and determined they are. But the underlying force for all of that is “the reality of beauty”. Beautiful, strong, good forces exist and you can see them all around you. That reality is what helps me through, one day at a time.

  • 10. debbie bailey  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I’m inspired by my blogger sisters; their lives and homes and spiritual walks.

  • 11. april emery  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    in the blogging world you and lindsay at passionate homemaking.

    in my everyday world, Sandy Joseph … she mentors me in almost every facet of life … marriage, parenting, being a woman. she’s amazing

  • 12. Bianca  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I am inspired by my children. By their innocence, their unconditional love, their excitement for life, the beauty inside them and their kind hearts. I am inspired everyday by them because God gave me these amazing children to love and nurture.

  • 13. natalie  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I am inspired by my husbands passion for Christ, his drive to do GREAT things, and his need to have me by his side. I am so blessed!

  • 14. Bonny  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    my oldest daughter inspires me. She loves Jesus, loves people…for real. πŸ™‚

  • 15. Sarah L  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I am inspired by my husbands’ godly love for others. πŸ™‚

  • 16. Kristen  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I am inspired by my refugee friends who are doing the absolute best they can each day in a totally new country! They encourage me to embrace each day and be thankful for what I can do with my time.

  • 17. Kristin  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I am inspired by my mom….plain and simple.

  • 18. Cee  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    My daughter inspires me. I am a first time mom, and I knew motherhood would change a person, but it is amazing how much my priorities have shifted. Before her, I was always worrying, thinking about my career, doing everything but enjoying life. But, now that I have a curious, passionate, wonderful little one-year-old, I realize that my priority is, after God, family. She is such a blessing, and every day — every MOMENT — I am grateful for and inspired by her.

  • 19. erica  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    My mom is my biggest inspiration; she means the world to me, and is truly the most important person in my life.

  • 20. fourseasonssupperclub  |  August 24, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Definitely inspired by my students.

  • 21. Amber  |  August 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I am inspired by people who follow their passion. I see it so often in blogs, people passionate about something, and in turn it inspires me to reexamine some part of my life.

  • 22. naomi  |  August 24, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    i get inspired by my kids every day. my 2 1/2 year old’s imagination inspires me and my 3 month old’s smile and awe of the world inspire me. πŸ™‚ ahhhh…I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.

  • 23. Talia  |  August 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I know it sounds a bit corny, but seriously, beautiful blogs inspire me. πŸ™‚ I love to read how other people have created or captured beautiful things, and see them in their homes.

    Other great sources of inspiration come from, 1. searching through Flickr, 2. Walking through my nanna’s house, 3. watching my Nanna create and craft!

  • 24. Katie  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Dear friends, who really LOVE the Lord! His light shines and everyone can see it. Very inspiring.

    • 25. Maxim  |  May 22, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Scusate l’intervento che esula dall’argomento proposto ma voreri sottoporVi queste domande:Perch sono state eliminate queste funzioni dal sito?:I voti nei post sono stati eliminati, perch ?Penso che se un intervento risulta essere maleducato o insolente, sottolineando la disapprovazione degli altri utenti si instauri in chi l ha lasciato un timore o una riflessione su quanto ha scritto.Altrimenti, a meno che non ci sia una supervisione accurata degli amministratori, essendo il messaggio anonimo si potrebbero verificare degli abusi. Bannarli servirebbe a poco essendo l iscrizione anonima. Questo senza nulla togliere agli iscritti che mi sembra siano molto corretti e responsabili.Un altra cosa, molto pi importante di questa, ho notato che non pi possibile scrivere recensioni. E una cosa momentanea o c stata qualche decisione in merito? Sarebbe un peccato perch molto utile sapere com’ un determinato gioco e come viene considerato

  • 26. notrotten  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    In no particular order…nature, kids, possibility, my mom, my partner Rachel.

    I love these little banners, Sara. What a fun give away πŸ™‚

  • 27. Nadia  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I am absolutely inspired by my boys, one of which is special needs. Completely pure, absolutely beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • 28. Bianca  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I am inspired by people who live their lives as they feel is the best way for them..people that maybe go against the trend of normal.. I love to hear/read of people that live their own way without ever feeling like they have to justify themselves to others.

  • 29. jessiedog  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I can think of many different people who have inspirational stories but the one person who I’ll mention is my grandmother. My grandma got married at 19 years old and raised several children on a homestead with a pot bellied stove to cook on and keep warm with, and an outhouse to use when nature called. Food during the depression could be very scarce, my mother recalls rounding up dandelions at times for “greens”. (Believe it or not dandelions are quite nutritious!). Laundry was hung on a line even in the winter. The clothes would be frozen and stiff so when they were brought in they had to warm them up around the pot belly stove. And ladies…no feminine hygiene…thus the “rag” washed and reused when necessary. My grandma raised 7 children although the first one died at 5 months from pneumonia…no penicillin then. Look back in your family histories and I’ll bet you can also be inspired by some strong pioneer women. πŸ™‚

  • 30. Nic  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I find huge inspiration in watching others be inspired!

    I know that sounds a little kooky, but nothing moves me more than watching others as they are overwhelmed with inspiration or happiness or emotion…

  • 31. Tim Carlson  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I’m am inspired by nature.

    I love to go rock climbing and I am constantly psyched by going climbing outside.

  • 32. bleachusd  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

    While I’ve found and drawn inspiration from many places over the years, right now I find that I’m most inspired by beautiful words accompanying beautiful photographs.

    For example:

    myriam wrapped in truth

    The truth is, sometimes things don't happen to you for a reason. Sometimes it's just about being in the right place at the right time for someone else

  • 33. Robin  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I’m basically inspired by many many people. Your blog inspires me with great info and encouragement, my daughters and granddaughter inspire me to get healthier so that I’ll be around longer, my mom inspires me to work harder w/ her to get her diabetes under control… I find inspiration just about everywhere.
    Thanks for the giveaway, I could really use a quick reference such as this border.

  • 34. Melissa  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:14 am

    My children! They’re so passionate, so creative, so perceptive, so forgiving, so happy, so free. Living life completely in the moment. They are truly inspirational.

    fabulous banner, btw! Love it!

  • 35. Faye  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:32 am

    My mom inspires me for having the courage to change her life at 62!

    • 36. Ade  |  May 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Finalmente proprio FPS come quetsi ci aspettavamo su wii!!! Se pur l’harware non sia eccelso un motore grafico creato utilizzando le ultimissime tecnologie “salva prestazioni” cio che dettaglia solo il pezzo di livello visualizzato e solo le superfici degli oggetti che realmente si vedono lasciando quelle nascoste semplici e senza dettaglio si riesce ad avere una grafica simile alle console rivali nextgen! Cosi sarebb perfetta, speriamo che il gioco rimani fluido per tutto il tempo senza fastidiosi cali di framerate come avviene in red steel Apparte la grafica mi aspetto un gioco divertente e coinvolgente con ottimi effetti sonori, momenti di suspance e ottimo Sfruttamento dei sensori del wiimote, in fondo dovrebbe esser stato creato anche per gli fps

  • 37. Tami D  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Thank You for such a great website. I just found you on Sunday. My sister in law inspires me to become who I should be and to live a healthy life style.

  • 38. Cindi  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Simply family and friends

  • 39. angela  |  August 25, 2009 at 6:26 am

    I am inspired by my 2 missionary friends who daily put their lives at risk in order to deliver the Gospel of Christ to Muslims in a very, very hostile country.

  • 40. Heather  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Oh…my word! Our vegan cafe has this and I’ve been looking for it everywhere! Yippeee for giveaway’s.

  • 41. Katie W  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:32 am

    My inspiration is first the Lord – to have a healthy temple (my body) and then my husband and two sons inspire me… My husband had a horrible allergic reactionto some type of food (the doctors don’t know) over the weekend and I just want to get rid of all the junk and eat better as a family… I need help and support! Thank you so much for you blog! You are also an inspiration for me… you know so much about eating healthy! Thank you!

  • 42. meanie  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I am inspired by my dad as he begins his battle with cancer, and by my mother who is dropping everything to join the battle.

    new to your blog and am going to make a green smoothie tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • 43. Jessica  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

    This is my first time posting but I love your blog. My inspiration is first the Lord and then my friends at my local church. Please keep up this wonderful Blog and i just love this chart. Thank you.

  • 44. stephanie  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:57 am

    im inspired by people & things everywhere. right now, i am currently obsessed with/inspired by my super organized sister-in-law, elsie flannigan who has made herself into a business, & nienie, such a beautiful & strong person with a beautiful & strong story to tell.

  • 45. Heather  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Oh…my word! Our vegan cafe has this and I’ve been looking for it everywhere! Yippeee for giveaway’s.
    I get inspiration from everyone I meet, I think there is inspiration all around us.

  • 46. Our Green Nest  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

    My husband and my little one…they are constant inspiration for me in all ways!

  • 47. Heather A.  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I am inspired by people who live their lives according to their beliefs, instead of just talking about them. πŸ™‚

  • 48. dria  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

    jesus.he created us to live inspired. i am inspired by the ocean. i am inspired by blogs like this. i am inspired by the bible. i am inspired by friends. i am inspired by worship music.

  • 49. Amiee  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I’m inspired by other ladies who are choosing to walk against the grain of this crazy world. I’m inspired to step out and follow my heart, it always knows the right way to go.

  • 50. Tara  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Some of my greatest inspirations are Ghandi, The Peace Pilgrim, BKS Iyengar, and Erich Schiffman (yoga teacher). There are many, many more. I am inspired by people who don’t judge, who follow their own path, and those who hold honesty and integrity close to their heart. I am inspired by those who radiate peace, non-violence, and lead by example.

    I would LOVE to have this wonderful banner as I plan on homeschooling my kids and nutrion education to me is VERY important. Thank you for the chance!

  • 51. lisa  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    My inspirations are:

    MUSIC!!!! It always speaks to my soul
    ART. Paintings especially. They make me feel alive.
    POSITIVE PEOPLE. Whether it’s my best friend Mariel, or a blog author (like you Sara), I LOVE the energy I get from positive people.

  • 52. Gio  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    First of all I’d like to say that I am so addicted to these green smoothies! This is only the second one that I have made but its like why haven’t I been doing this!?!?!?

    O.k who inspires me? Right now its my six week old little girl, Anika. We have so much fun together! Singing songs, going for walks, just hanging out and getting to know each other.

    It will be great when she is old enough to cook in the kitchen with momma πŸ™‚

  • 53. Lauren  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I am inspired by people who take the time to eat well and care for themselves. I try my hardest, but being a super busy 20-something, it doesn’t always work out. Other’s look at me for inspiration, but I have to tell them I am not super healthy at all.

    Being a figure skater (still!!!) I try really hard at this, and it is something I am still mastering. I guess it just comes down to the small victories, and that, I can be happy about!

  • 54. cavewoman  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I am inspired to be a better person through my husband’s love.

  • 55. Jennie  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

    My baby girl. She has taught me more about life in her 6 months than anyone else.

    And that poster would be lovely for her!! πŸ˜›

  • 56. Carrie  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I am inspired by my mother. She is an amazing woman who had such a healthy balance in her life while raising her 5 children. I hope to get closer to that.

  • 57. Tyrah  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I am inspired by anyone who is truly kind πŸ™‚

  • 58. Heidi  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I am inspired by Christ. For He who gave it all to SAVE us!

    I am also inspired by reading blogs as well like this one that teaches me to live healthier!

  • 59. freshfloralart  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I am inspired by so many people for different reasons. My mothers determination to survive, my husbands determination to be an awesome husband and father and my kids determination to have fun no matter what the circumstance. And of course, I am inspired by Happy Foody!
    Love the banner. This would be such an awesome teaching tool for the kiddos.

  • 60. Rachel  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Actually, you inspire me! I hope that’s not creepy. πŸ™‚ But I just love your lifestyle. I read your blog almost everyday for a little bit of inspiration. I’ve shown all of my roommates your Minnie-Winnie renovations because that is my goal for the moment, saving up and converting one so I can travel as I please. But over all, you just seems like such a loving mother, wife, person, and spirit.

  • 61. Leslie  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I am inspired by people who choose to live honestly and do what is right for themselves, our society, and our planet — despite what those around them may be doing. An example is my lovely friend Miriam, who has vowed not to buy anything for herself for an entire year just because she knows that she has enough. I am inspired by people who choose to continually challenge themselves because they know its the only way to really live.

  • 62. Mary  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I’m inspired my by amazing husband!

  • 63. Shannon  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I just love this poster. I have it in my kitchen in the UK. I’m surprised you can get it in the USA, too. There are more in this series, including simple sun salutation yoga poses, natural home cleaning recipes, and at least one other I can’t remember (maybe home remedies?).

    Since I have this I don’t need to enter the contest, but I’ll add to the list for fun. I think other regular gals inspire me, especially through the blog-o-sphere. Slow food, wholesome, family-orientated and natural lives as lived by real women makes me hopeful about my own future and a bit envious of them, too. I guess in the same vein my children inspire me. I don’t have any yet but I want a family very much and a lot of what I am trying to do with my lifestyle is for and because of them, whoever and whenever they might be!

    Barney Frank is inspiring me right now, too, with the way he has fearlessly and wryly handled critics of everything from his sexual orientation to his support of public health care. He kind of makes me want to go into politics.

    Animals and a natural world always inspire me. Even if it’s just watching our bees in the garden I learn from them. At the moment they’re quietly berating me for not being more industrious!

  • 64. Erin  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

    We would love this!

    My kids inspire me every today! A

  • 65. cavewoman  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Hi Sara!

    This is a little off-topic—as I couldn’t discover how to e-mail you directly—but I was wondering….

    How much Omega-3 should you take in, through your diet?
    How do supplements play into the diet?
    (Ex: Should I not take my daily fish oil supplement, if I’m getting omega 3s from veggie sources?)


  • 66. Jennifer Smith  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:33 am

    My mom and my sister inspire me. My mother is now 52yrs old, but at the age of 45, she needed a double by-pass. 2 years later, at the age of 47.5, she delivered a healthy baby boy who has been a true blessing to our family. And even though there are things now, that I pass along to her about natural living and frugality, she was my cornerstone in moving towards the lifestyle I keep now.
    My 20yo sister inspires me through her amazing love for the Lord and her constant seeking of His will in her life. I wish I could have 1/10th of the faith she has, and she is always pushing my spiritual life and driving me to seek Christ in all that I and my family does.

  • 67. Suzanne  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I try to be inspired by every little message that I receive every single day. I just have to be on the lookout for them. πŸ™‚

    I would love that poster, how wonderful! If I don’t win, I may have to go buy one!

  • 68. Laura Belanger  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

    My son Levi inspires me. Becoming a mom has done so much for me, including making me much more aware of food, nutrition, and overall health!

  • 69. emil  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

    NieNie inspires me!

  • 70. Jeannine  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

    My son inspires me every single day

  • 71. Chantal  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

    My dream to be a SAHM inspires me every day. I work towards this dream all the time. It is what keeps me going.

  • 72. Noelle  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m inspired by people who are not afraid to live outside the box, people who take each day and live it to its fullest. People who put their passion and creativitity to work every single day. those are the people that inspire me becuase they never give up and they are not afraid to show the world what they’ve got to offer.

  • 73. Rebekah  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I am inspired by my children everyday. I love when their eyes and faces light up when they learn something new…..especially when it is something they’ve been working on for a long time.

  • 74. Heather  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

    My family and especially my daughter inspire me. To see the world through her eyes at 15 months has been amazing, and also makes me want to slow down. Whether she sees a balloon at the grocery store, or a bug outside, the excitement that she has about such small things make me really want to do the best that I can possibly do πŸ™‚

  • 75. Stephanie  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

    yay! I would love to win this! would look great in my kitchen and also serve as educational! πŸ™‚ Lately I have been so inspired and thankful for my blog readers and so much wonderful blog fellowship. It is so great there are so many mamas who speak their voice!

  • 76. Autumn Tao  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I am inspired by my parents and my husband’s parents. We were just married a little over 2 weeks ago and we are blessed to have strong families that have survived the test of time. They are amazing role models.

  • 77. Allie  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

    My friends inspire me to not only be a great mom, but to also nurture my creativity and grown-up interests!

    cool banner. πŸ™‚

  • 78. Nancy  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I would love to win this. We are often asking where we get specific nutrients from, and this would have all of that information in one place – easy to post!
    I am inspired by those who live what they preach, especially those who are working hard to simplify and use fewer of our precious resources.

  • 79. April  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I LOVE that banner!! My boys inspire me, both of them are on the Autism Spectrum and while each day posses a new challenge they inspire me to be a better person and teach me to enjoy each moment because life is a journey!

  • 80. Tammy  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Oooooo! I love this banner! As I have gotten into running, I have finally started to see my food choices as fuel for my body, instead of do’s and don’ts…I would rather try to find my nutrients in REAL food instead of supplements too! As far as who I admire, I would say, My friend LIsa. No matter what she is going through, she really tries to find a way to thank God for it and see it as a growing experience. This has really changed her into a joyful person and that is so refereshing!

  • 81. Anna  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

    The children I work with every day inspire me. I teach science and nature at a Montessori kindergarten and I think they’d really enjoy this banner =)

  • 82. Melissa  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    i am inspired by Jesus Christ and people that follow hard after Him.

  • 83. Jill  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Food Bloggers! I have expanded my menus and food ideas immensely because of the wonderful world of food blogs.

  • 84. Zorana  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I’m inspired by many people. You inspire me to stick with the healthy way of living. Katie Kendrick inspires me to express my emotions through paint. My parents inspire me to live a full life. So many inspirations everywhere…. The banner is gorgeous. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  • 85. Jes  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:43 am

    This banner is so freakin adorable! Talk about a very visual way to explain where the nutrients come from for us adults and my wonderful children!!! We’d love to be added to the drawing!

    It is so hard to narrow it down to who/what inspires me. I honestly have to say it is everything surrounding me. The woods around us and it’s inhabitants, our animals, our neighbors, my family and friends, my life parter and loving husband, and most importantly my amazign children. Slowing down to enjoy the “little” things in life that are all around us has helped inspire me to enjoy all of life’s beauties! You get to live only one life…fill it with learning and living and loving as much as possible!

  • 86. Melissa  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Hmmmm….I am so inspired by so many things it’s hard to choose. This time I’ll say I get inspired when I see simplicity in something. Where might I order one of these if I am not the winner? I homeschool and we just NEED one :o)

  • 87. Tavia  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    My Aunt Mary Kay inspires me. She’s a tough ol’ broad. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚

  • 88. Clairissa  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    This may sound unusual, but what has been a huge source of inspiration for me this past year is the disease I was diagnosed with about 4 months ago – multiple sclerosis. Through it, I’ve been inspired to cut meat and dairy out of my diet, all things processed and artificial and get back to the kitchen to make *everything* from scratch! My family has experienced miraculous changes through this new way of eating and it truly has been wonderful. I could’ve let this diagnosis get me down, but instead have turned my life and the lives of my family around through healthy living and eating. Life is good!

  • 89. gina  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Who inspires me? You do!

  • 90. Michelle  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Honesty, plain simple honesty. From myself or others.
    Great banner too!

  • 91. Leah  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Right now I’ll say the appostle John. I am doing the Beth Moore study about him and it is awesome.

  • 92. Cynthia  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    What a neat banner! I’d love to have one.

    What inspires me? Creativity, and those who are able to use it to make their homes beautiful for their families. πŸ™‚

  • 93. pamela  |  August 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    so many people… these days, usually mamas are inspiring me. barbara kinsovler at the moment as i’m reading her book. dr and martha sears as i’m reading their books.

  • 94. deborah  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    oh that banner is fabulous! well many things inspire me. you, my family (namely my husband), nature, art, apt therarpy. but i would say mostly i am inspired by soaking in as much of everything around me so that when i am able to create anything, a plate of food, a canvas, reusing a dumpster find–i feel like i have a vast amount in me to pull from.

  • 95. Rebecca  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Your blog inspires me! Since discovering it I’ve been drinking green smoothies, bought some Chia (I only thought it was for pets), some Morning Jing, and a VitaMix! I’ve been so excited about changing my lifestyle. My reluctant husband had his first Morning Jing green smoothie and loved it. Some of my friends have caught on to my enthusiasm too!

  • 96. Penny  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    My daughter is always inspiring me!!!

  • 97. Katie  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    the young people that i work with inspire me, their resillience helps me to push through the hard stuff and trust that there will be a day when we don’t have to push any more.

  • 98. Madeleine  |  August 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, this is kinda I was at my local co-op and saw this banner..was hoping they sold it in the store..nope..and then I read your blog today! Providence. πŸ™‚

    What inspires me: the forthcoming change in seasons, my children, a room full of beautiful women of all different ages and backgrounds studying the Word, living simply

  • 99. Trish  |  August 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    My inspiration comes from many places:
    My beautiful / crazy curly-haired blond baby boy.
    The whole Janssen family!
    The thought of making someone else smile.
    Nana, and memories of Papa

  • 100. Kristy  |  August 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Definitely my husband. He’s taught me so much about living healthier, taking care of my spiritual temple as well as my physical. Truly inspiring me right now because he’s off fighting in the desert. He’d love to see something like this hanging in our kitchen. Cheers, K.

  • 101. Laura  |  August 25, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve been inspired by so many people. But, I’m currently being inspired once again by Sara as my husband and I start our raw food journey. Thanks again, Sara!

  • 102. Rose  |  August 25, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    YOU inspire me! πŸ˜€

  • 103. Mandy  |  August 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome banner! My daughter inspires me. Everything I have done she’s been born has been for her.

  • 104. Jen  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    People who love God, are health conscious, environmentally conscious, etc inspire me!

  • 105. lauren martin gauthier  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    what a fantastic teaching tool that would be!

    i am currently most inspired by the following lyric:

    “ring the bells that still can ring
    forget your perfect offering
    there’s a crack in everything
    that’s how the light gets in”
    -leonard cohen

  • 106. Laura  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    oh man i REALLY REALLY want something like this banner for me and my kids.

    many people inspire me–my mom, my sisters, my husband.
    my son inspires me everyday on how to enjoy life!

  • 107. Samantha  |  August 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    pick me! pick me!! πŸ™‚

  • 108. nichole k  |  August 25, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I would say that my husband inspires me- he is my best friend. And I haven’t cleaned a toilet in 6 years because of him! πŸ™‚

  • 109. Claire  |  August 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    So many people, every single day, if I just open my heart and my eyes. You, and others, who live their passion. My daughter. Other mamas and their wisdom. The list goes on. . . πŸ™‚

  • 110. Daniele  |  August 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Wow, I would love to win this poster!! Maybe cliche, but I’ve been truly inspired in the last year by both my husband and my blogging friends/the blog world in general. Both have pushed me to better myself in SO many ways by encouraging me, challenging me and inspiring me!! I’ve set many goals and reached them because of the inspiration received…it’s WAY cool!

  • 111. Jamie  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    My kids, ages 1 and 3, inspire me every day – all day:)

  • 112. Dawn  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    That looks AWESOME! πŸ™‚

    I am inspired by music and stories, both in books and onscreen. Recently, I have been inspired by the music of Jimmy Needham, especially the song “Hurricane,” and the story told in the four books of the Twilight Saga. Very unrelated, but both wonderful. πŸ™‚

  • 113. Kristin  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Well, that’s easy. My mom! Hands down.

  • 114. devin  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    My children! I am always looking for ways to become worth of imitation by them.

  • 115. Jenn  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I know you’ve already heard this, but YOU do! I have made so many changes in my life since I was turned on to your blog by a friend, especially after meeting you and your family. I have been drinking a green smoothie and exercising more. I am preparing myself to go to a vegan diet and loads of other things.

    Love the banner. If I don’t win, I just might have to buy one!

  • 116. maria  |  August 25, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    My Mom inspires me. She just had open-heart surgery and is fighting through the hard days of early recovery and still loving and caring for others.

  • 117. Julie  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Oh, I’ve seen that before and have been wanting one! What inspires me? Hm. I’ve been reading a lot by Kris Carr lately and she’s been the little voice in my ear when I’m in my kitchen thinking about what to eat.

  • 118. mariah  |  August 26, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I am generally inspired by Jesus and by my husband and specifically my creativity is inspired by color. I love color and colorful things. Color is a happy thing! I love to be surrounded by color and I find I can work best in a colorful atmosphere.

  • 119. leslie  |  August 26, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I am inspired by all of the hard-working and innovative women who came before me. When I get overwhelmed, I think of all of the trials our foremothers faced in helping us secure the freedoms and opportunities we have today. On that note, Happy Women’s Equality Day!

  • 120. bluezfire  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Hey Sara. What a great give-a-way.

    Nature inspires me. I have gotten so much out of this green smoothie challenge as I partake in greater quantities of what the best food on Earth: nature’s food. Plants and seeds and fruits were put on this Earth to feed us, nourish us, help us thrive and survive all conditions. I think so many of us have gotten away from the importance of the Earth and Mother Nature. I, for one, am grateful to be more grounded with her today.

  • 121. balancejoyanddelicias  |  August 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    such a cute banner! I’d love to win and hang it in my kitchen! πŸ™‚

    my boyfriend is my inspiration to be a happy person!

  • 122. Sue  |  August 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Such a great banner! Very cool!

    I’m inspired by people who live in freedom and practice universal love and service.

  • 123. Elizabeth B.  |  August 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    My husband and my little baby fetus inspires me. My husband really keeps me going and when I get down he is a constant and consistent reminder that I need to be doing things to get up and to get involved in my world. Since I found I was pregnant on June 25th of this year with our first child, I have also been just utterly shocked and feel inspired every day to just live and be happy and healthy. This little boy or girl has caused me to start eating much healthier, I’ve lost already twenty pounds since becoming pregnant and I’m hoping to just be a happy and healthy mother.

    I am so thankful for and inspired by them!

  • 124. Lindsay Sledge  |  August 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Not trying to bribe you, but your blog inspires me to eat better, for sure.

  • 125. Elizabeth  |  August 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Ahh – well to be broad, PEOPLE inspire me!

    more specifically – my son inspires me to be happier, healthier, and just better all around in all aspects of my life. He brings me so much Joy and now i want joy is ALL things! and want to provide that to him as well. So Inspiring:)

    food related – my father inspires me… after a quad bypass while i was in college, he changed from a steak/potato eating man to a healthy vegan high raw food guy. he exercises, cooks, loves to talk about how changing how he eats has changed his life, and looks Great! Its definitely inspiring:)

    BTW – i LOVE the banner!! crossing my fingers:)

  • 126. jessica  |  August 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    my kids def inspire me. i am not the same person i was. i don’t know if i feel smarter or dumber but we are having fun together.

  • 127. Pam Arner  |  August 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    My friend, Karri, inspires me. She is passionate about loving the life she lives. She is creative, caring, and forgiving and I am blessed to call her my friend.

  • 128. brandy  |  August 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    you inspire me, i am overwhelmed (daily) by the task of feeding my family, but am encouraged by you and what ya’ll eat!

  • 129. Leigh  |  August 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Love the banner, count me in!
    Children inspire me, mine and others. I’m a toddler teacher and our school sets aside 30% of seats for special needs children. The children inspire me to be the best teacher I can be. And the parents inspire me to strive for patients and a strong dose of humor!
    Food wise – my children inspire me to buy organic…even $5+ milk (ouch).

  • 130. Leigh  |  August 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    long day, I KNOW how to spell patience!

  • 131. Jentree  |  August 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Forgiveness and fresh new days inspire me!

  • 132. Cristy  |  August 26, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Who inspires me?

    People who change their lives to live more compassionately. It is easy to keep doing what you’re doing out of habit, but to see something as “not right”, find out more, and decide to change your life (even if it’s a little work). It’s easy to ignore cruelty, it takes a little effort to recognize cruelty and hate, and change your consuming to not support those who are cruel.

    To be part of the solution instead of supporting the problem, that is inspiring to me.

  • 133. Hallie  |  August 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Artists–people who live an inspired life, or are inspired by life. In particular, my husband, my parents, my best friend and many of the wonderful people I’ve met since moving.

  • 134. Simone  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    My two gifts from the earth, Liam and Chaela, inspire me more than anything else. They inspire me to give back to the earth and replenish what many take. I am inspired to nurture through organic, sustainable gardening and living, good nutrition and treading lightly on this planet. We should all be giving back to the earth!

  • 135. Michelle  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    My friends are the biggest inspiration to me.

    I am always amazed when I’m with them that THEY are my friends.

  • 136. Jen  |  August 27, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I’m inspired by my kids. I want to do better for them and it’s hard to do better when my parents were already pretty great. But every day I strive to learn something new and help my kids grow up to be the very best them they can be!

  • 137. Catherine  |  August 27, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Through every phase of life my mother always has been my constant. As a child she soothed and comforted. As I emerged into adulthood she stood quietly by watching my independence develop, praying. She stood vigil through my son’s long labor and birth, very present and aware of my need for her. She supported my self education on nutrition and juicing, my adventures in Midwifery school. and presently a threatened miscarriage. She inspires me to look within and upward. She definitely inspires me.

  • 138. Beth  |  August 27, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I am inspired by my husband. He is one of the most servanthearted and selfless people I know. I love to watch him care for our three boys.

  • 139. Silvija  |  August 27, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I am inspired by my mom. When I was growing up, she always encouraged my sister and I to do great things and was pushing us hard to succeed in school and life. But she never failed to remind us that if we fail, she’ll be there for us and that she loves us anyway, that we are the best daughters in the world. It is a great comfort to know that somebody is right behind you at all times.

  • 140. Theresa  |  August 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I’m inspired by people who have a zest for life and show me that I can live my life differently and be better for it.

  • 141. Sarah  |  August 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I find Amanda Blake Soule of Soulemama to be very inspiring. Her ideas and photos and stories are like a breath of fresh air. I strive to be as centered as she is.

  • 142. Rachel Watters  |  August 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    My daughter, June Margaret, inspires me. She just turned 3 months old (this side of the womb), yesterday and has been foundational for turning me into a woman I never thought I could be. For starters, a mom! I didn’t know what it meant to be selfless until June came. I know I will learn so much from her and continue to be inspired by her being a kid, and as she grows to understand it, her child-like faith.

  • 143. amy  |  August 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I’ll 2nd what Katie said- those ladies that just love the Lord. They are just ‘Jesus with skin on.”

    moms of special needs kids are the others that inspire me…. those that have gone before me and survived. yep! them too!

  • 144. Myra  |  August 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Happy Thursday! Hope all is well. My daughter Caramel just turned 2 and it is just the beginning for her to enjoy smoothies! she loves drinking out of straws and smoothies make for a very healthy and fun treat!

    As always thanks for the great advice!

    *myra and cara*

  • 145. Michelle  |  August 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    My MUM, I cannot even beginning to describe the person that she is, but I know that I see it everyday through the person I have become.

  • 146. Charley  |  August 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    We are going to homeschool our children and this would really inspire us to teach them to eat healthy!

  • 147. Kristen  |  August 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Yay! This banner would be awesome in our house!

    What inspires me is my children. They learn so much everyday from such simple things! And they teach me something new every day too!

  • 148. Erika  |  August 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    What a great banner!

    I was fortunate to know a woman who was 92 and she was a soulmate. We met through music, but she and I had a connection that was far previous to our meeting. She had her first baby at home and shared Olivia’s pregnancy with me. At 92 she was full of life and energy. She did everything yet and OH the in depth philosophical conversations we used to share. It was like she birthed with me with Olivia. Marion had a massive stroke and was put in a nursing home. Her body was useless but her mind remained in tact. It was cruel b/c her speech was affected and she knew what she wanted to say – but could control her muscles to say it. The staff dropped her on her back one night, cracked her back in two places and she died 24 hours later. I was fortunate to have visisted her the moring they dropped her and shared with her that I was pregnant again. I never got to tell her it was twins. She would have been OVER THE MOON. Her first pregnancy was a homebirth and her second was fraternal twins, vaginal unmedicated at the hospital. The twins ironically were born the day she had her stroke 1 year to the date. I miss her dearly. Her strength, eloquence, gift of insight, energy and determination has always been an inspiration to me.

  • 149. Becca  |  August 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    What an awesome teaching tool. My hubby (a dietitian) would love it too!

    Who inspires me? Brin at is a huge inspiration to me. She is God seeking, a gardener, a chef, a baker, a knitter, a dog lover, a nature lover, and she sees the simple things of life so beautifully. She reminds me to slow down and listen to my surroundings, to the Lord above, and to my heart.

  • 150. jessica  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I am inspired by all of the amazing people who just do simple things to make this world a better place. Those people who care enough to share their knowledge with others and feel they cant go another day without sharing the information they have. Thanks for helping me be a healthier person.

  • 151. Beth Caporaletti  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    This would be so great to educate my children on the importance of the green veggies.
    They are doing so good and I really want to keep it going!

  • 152. Helen  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    well written words…

  • 153. rebecca  |  August 28, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I am inspired by great photographers to enjoy the little things in life, “capturing” great moments with my mind’s eye and a thankful heart!

  • 154. Kat Kirkwood  |  August 28, 2009 at 1:30 am

    What inspires me? First and foremost, God inspires me. The way I feel, my body and mind after eating healthy inspires me. My family inspires me, I have this constant urge to be nourishing them with the best possible things. And lastly, people like you inspire me! People who have been doing the health stuff far longer than I. People that I can relate to, look up to, and learn from.


  • 155. Angelina  |  August 28, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Hmmmm… I’m inspired by so many things… Life, nature, my kids, my husband, books, people, birth, pregnancy etc.

  • 156. Kat  |  August 28, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Inspiration comes from everywhere but lately i have felt deep inspiration from a person who has worked hard to overcome a tragic and life altering injury. Her acceptance, determination, faith and will power is nothing short of amazing.

  • 157. Cedar  |  August 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

    My daughter inspires me. She is full of life,Happy,Hilarious,Brilliant!

  • 158. Catherine  |  July 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Hey guys!
    The website link where you got it is dead? Im trying to google but no luck, as im not really sure what its actually called?
    I WANT ONE. its just beautiful.
    Well, of course, the birth of my little man and the journey into motherhood has changed me like you would not believe. Well, maybe you would – but its just amazing, i never imagined a baby to be such inspiration , such clarity.

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