I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Welcome to Inspire Me Monday –
A place to share your creative inspirations,
Sharpen your creative vision, and
Showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!
To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Those beautiful creatures which signify the arrival of spring –
Are cherished across cultures for the things they symbolize.
Long life –
Transformation – and
Profound changes to the soul
Are a few of the things that butterflies represent.
This week, butterflies and the things that they symbolize
Must have been collectively on our minds
Because these themes and symbols showed up in abundance
In our Week 15 projects!
Mary C. Nasser
Project: Butterfly Journey
Artist Mary C. Nasser always inspires me
But this week, she raised the bar as she shared about
Journey – her Wings In The City Butterfly –
That was part of an auction that raised 1.3 million dollars
For the Expressive Therapy Program of Wings –
The Barnes Jewish Hospital’s pediatric hospice program.
Visit Mary to learn more about this amazing project!
Create With Joy
Book Review: What’s Next? by H. Norman Wright
What’s Next? defines life as a series of transitions
And helps people plan for the second half of their lives
And learn the skills needed to thrive in the midst of change.
If you’re nearing – or in – this stage of your life
Consider it a must-read book from one of
America’s most trusted counselors!
Highlights From Week 15
Culinary delights abounded during Week 15!
Here’s a few contributions from our talented crew…
How many butterflies can you count?
Adrienne at Happy Hour Projects
Recipe: Butterfly Cupcakes
Adrienne had the pleasure of visiting a live butterfly exhibit last week.
To celebrate, she teased our taste buds with Butterfly Cupcakes!
I love how one can look at pretzels and see butterflies.
Be sure to check out Adrienne’s sweet treats!
Ashley at Ashley’s Dandelion Wishes
Project: Beautiful Butterflies Wreath
Ashley is delighting visitors to her home with her
Beautiful Butterflies Wreath, which she
Created from Hangers and Cardstock!
To see how you can make one for your home,
Check out Ashley’s tutorial!
Erika at My Road To Savings
Recipe: Egg Roll Stir Fry
Do you ever have a hankering for Chinese food
But don’t feel like leaving the house?
Time to head to Erika’s for this tasty treat!
Mary at Go Ahead, Take A Bite
Recipe: Oven Baked Blueberry French Toast
Have you ever visited a blog and gained weight
Just by looking at the photos?
Meet Mary – the Queen of Delicious!
If ever there were a “must make” recipe –
She shared it this week!
Blueberry lovers, don’t miss this one!
Heather at New House, New Home, New Life
Essay: The Fence
Have you ever watched something
You once thought deemed unsightworthy
Change before your very eyes?
Heather shares her eye-opening experience
In her beautiful story, The Fence.
Shanda Oakley, A Pause On The Path
Devotional: Don’t Fall Off Your Big Girl Shoes
Have you ever fallen off of your big girl shoes?
Shanda recently fell off of her big girl shoes.
See what she learned in her devotional!
If you love these features –
There are plenty more fabulous inspirations waiting to be unveiled!
Talent is timeless.
Be sure to visit my creative friends and
Delight in their contributions at Inspire Me Monday – Week 15!
Inspire Me Monday #16 – Week Of April 22, 2012
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:
1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!
2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!
3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!
When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!
Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!
The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!
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