Inspire Me Monday – Week 19

Inspire Me Monday
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I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

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…

Moms

Momumental by Jennifer Grant

Momumental by Jennifer Grant

This week, I had the chance to review Jennifer Grant’s
Newly released book MOMumental
A humorous and poignant look at her Adventures in the
Messy Art of Raising A Family!

Hurry Less Worry Less For Moms by Judy Christie

Hurry Less Worry Less

I also had the opportunity to review Judy Christie’s
Hurry Less Worry For Moms,
Which is brimming with encouragement and useful tips!

Both are great books to add to your summer reading list!
For more inspiring ideas,
Visit Create With Joy – Book Reviews!

Pets

Specially-Abled Pets

National Specially Abled Pets Day

Did you know that May 3 was
National Specially-Abled Pets Day –
A day dedicated to people to consider
Adopting specially-abled pets!

Seven years ago, Mixed Media Artist
Mary C. Nasser opened her heart and home
To a very special dog named Daphne!
Be sure to read their heartwarming story!

Mary C Nasser, Artist

You can learn more about dogs like Daphne and Lucy
(shown below) at BlindDogs.Net
Where dogs “see” with their hearts!

Lucy - Blind Dogs Net

And you can learn more about Guide Dogs -
Which were featured in Week 18 - in
Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Thunder Dog

This book tells the heroic story of Roselle
Who heroically saves her owner Michael
From the twin towers on 9/11!

Highlights From Week 18

Fifi – About Blogging Time
Project: Embroidering

Fifi - About Blogging Time

Once upon a time,
Fifi thought that embroidery
Was an “old folk craft”.
That was then… this is now!

Now, Fifi is hooked on the art
As is evidenced by midnight hours she is burning!
Be sure to check out her beautiful projects!

Charlene – A Pinch Of Joy
Project: Buttercream Cake Icing and Writing Joy

Charlene - A Pinch Of Joy

Beautiful buttercream.
Fanciful buttercream.
Delicious buttercream.
Yum!

Charlene just completed a
Wilton’s Cake Decorating Class
And shared her final project on this fabulous post!

Dawn – Beneath The Surface
Article: Miraculously Speaking, Dawn

Dawn - Beneath The Surface - Father In Law

Recently, Dawn lost her beloved Father-In-Law
Angelo Paoletta
And paid tribute to him with a beautiful poem
And a beautiful commemoration of his life.

What struck me most was her perspective on her loss:

I realized how much God has grown me over the years this past week;
How I am able to behold the pain and beauty in living and dying without fear.
This was not always the case.
This is seed faith nurtured by His grace:
Without doubt but peace and quiet confidence
In the One who is bigger still.
Heaven is rooted deeply in my heart.
Surely, I have a firm foundation in my God,
My Rock and Fortress.
My Beautiful One.

Be sure to visit Dawn and read her beautiful post in its entirety!

Laura – Beholding Glory
Guest Post: Blueberry Bush
Author: Nicole from Motherhood Confessions

Blueberries From Blossoms - Beholding His Glory

Nicole is also dealing with loss…
The loss of her beloved grandfather.
As part of her grieving process,
She spent time some time wandering
In her grandfather’s beloved blueberry garden.

The story she shares shows how God spoke to
Nicole’s heart in the garden that day
And how He personally finds ways to
Make things new in each of our lives
If only we will open our eyes.

Thank you, Dawn & Nicole,
For taking the time to inspire us
Even in the midst of your loss!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 18!

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Inspire Me Monday #19 – Week Of May 14, 2012

Inspire Me Monday

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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  1. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting. HOpe you had a great Mother’s Day and have a great week.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring Daphne and me on your blog post today.
    It means even more to me since she passed away suddenly last week.

    Loving all the inspiration you give us each Monday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Dear Mary

      I am in shock to hear that Daphne is no longer with us. Reading your story brought me such joy. I am praying that God comforts you during your time of great loss.

  3. Hi Joy, This week I’m sharing my Chicken and Spinach Breakfast Sausage and 10 reasons why I eat soup in summer! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for another IMM! It gets the week off to a good start… looking forward to reading the others ladies’ posts also. Thank you for hosting this beautiful site xx

  5. iHanna says:

    Wow, what a huge list of inspirations you have compiled. You do this every week? Wow, i’m impressed. :-) Will check out the embroidery link now.

  6. Awesome shares! I’m going to check out your recommendations now. Happy seeing beautiful!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    I always enjoy your great party, thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!
    Miz Helen

  8. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures
    says:

    Good morning! Here’s wishing you a beautiful, creative, and joyous week of blessings ;o) I just linked up and am now off to promote Inspire Me Monday in the Ruby for Women community. I’ll try to stop back this afternoon and visit some of the other participants. Happy Monday, my friend ;o) Hugs, Nina

  9. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith
    says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my posts, Ramona. Thanks for sharing so many other wonderful things and lovely bloggers from all over blog land! I confess sometimes I don’t even recognize or remember what I write. I often read my own words later and think – that has to be God, not me- because it stirs me deeply as if I am reading something someone else wrote. Really anything worth reading that I have shared is from God…anything that falls short- in my flesh- I know is me! He speaks to me and I share in hopes that it will touch whoever he wants with it. It is all gift and I am grateful when it inspires, moves and touches. The credit really goes to Him. And I get to be in amazement on any given day! Housework now and blog visiting later, have a lovely day! In His Grace, Dawn

  10. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday!! I must visit Fifi’s site to see her creations! Embroidery is my next endeavor. Never done it before, but her style is what I aspire to :))

    Thanks for hosting ,
    Paula
    http://lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  11. You totally rock!! Thank you for featuring my embroidery art!!

  12. It’s all about the Buttercream baby! All about it ;)

    Visiting from SASS – thanks for participating again!

    http://www.multitestingmommy.com/2012/05/lets-get-sass-y-saturday-stop-share.html

  13. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris
    says:

    Thank you so much for hosting. I always enjoy the posts that are shared here, and the features as well. This week I’ve shared two posts (I hope that is okay), one about my Easiest Ever Red Velvet Cake and one about loving your body Just As You Are. Have a lovely week!

  14. Thank you for another Inspire Me Monday and all the inspiration you share. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  15. Donna Brown says:

    Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

    Have a great week,
    Donna

  16. Donna Heber says:

    Hi,

    I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for hosting another fabulous Inspire Me Monday.

  17. Jessie says:

    Thanks for hosting :) Have a fabulous week!

  18. Victoria says:

    You have a great selection of creativity in this post… all kinds! I love to discover more about people and their talents… sharing them with the world. You do a great job with that! I will be checking into those books at the library this week. Thanks for stopping by my Sightseeing Blog Hop!

  19. Marcie says:

    My post this week is a poem for Mothers Day.

  20. This week I am hugely inspired by a letter one of my students wrote on my behalf. If you are a teacher, this is a must read! I thank God for blessing me with such great students. You can read the post here:http://nicole-weaver.com/2012/05/15/why-i-became-a-teacher/

    Nicole Weaver
    Trilingual children’s Author
    http://nicole-weaver.com

  21. Tulip says:

    Always enjoy linking up here. I am your newest follower on pinterest. Thanks for hosting!

  22. Desirae R says:

    Love your features this week!

  23. Bonnie says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me to link up to your party! I’m loving your blog too! Have a great week!

    Bonnie

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