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…
Freedom & Independence
Welcome to Independence Week at Inspire Me Monday!
I’d like to wish my Canadian Friends a Happy Canada Day
And my Fellow Americans a wonderful Independence Day!
A 4th of July celebration would be incomplete without
Plenty of Good Food and Lots of Red, White and Blue –
So here are a few inspirations to put you in the Holiday Spirit!
Create With Joy
Inspired by Our National Anthem
The Star Spangled Banner
…And the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there…
Francis Scott Key, 1814
Red, White & Blueberry Parfait
Create With Joy
Beat the searing heat
With this easy- to make treat
That’s cool & refreshing to eat!
100 Red, White & Blue Recipes
A must-have compilation for the
For more patriotic inspiration, visit my
Red, White & Blue Pinterest Board!
Book Of The Week
To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Callaway
They say that laughter is good for the soul.
This summer, treat yourself to a few hearty laughs
As well as a few insights into the human psyche
As you follow the adventures of a man who agrees to tell the truth –
And only the truth – for an entire year –
But doesn’t quite pull it off.
Highlights From Week 25
Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey
Art Journal – Summer Of Color
Artist Carolyn Dube is surrounded with color!
Visit her post to see her beautiful journal.
Watch the video to see her at play!
Fifi – About Blogging Time
Love to sew?
Check out Fifi’s tutorial
If you’d like to adorn your home
With this beautiful patriotic pillow!
Michelle’s Tasty Creations & Crafty Ideas
Michelle’s Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
If you’re looking for the perfect Potato Salad
For your holiday BBQ,
Give Michelle’s tasty recipe a try!
Adrianne – Happy Hour Projects
Stenciled End Table
If you love looking for frugal finds
And then fixing them up,
You will love this amazing DIY transformation
By the very talented Adrianne!
Paula – Sincerely Paula
Looking for a fabulous homemade recipe
For all of your overripe bananas?
I cannot think of a better summertime treat
Than this delicious Banana Pudding
From our friend Paula!
Addicted To Recipes
Strawberry Banana Loaf
One final temptation for all of the
Banana Bread Lovers out there!
Here is an unusual twist for your next loaf:
Add a few strawberries to the mix!
Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 25!
Inspire Me Monday #26 – Week Of July 2, 2012
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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!