Inspire Me Monday – Week 105

Inspire Me Monday

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…

My One Word For 2014 – Change

One Word 2014 - Change

Happy New Year to you, dear friends!
As we celebrate the start of our 3rd year of Inspire Me Monday,
What’s on the horizon for you as you begin 2014?

For the past several years, I’ve selected One Word to
Focus my intentions in the New Year and this year,
For 2014, my One Word is Change.

I’ve selected Change because I feel my priorities shifting
As the New Year begins and I anticipate making a
Number of changes in my life this year to support my goals!

What Word have you selected for yourself this year?
For more inspiration, visit Melanie at Only A Breath!

Inspiring Music – Man In The Mirror

2014 Spotlight Dancer

This week I”m honored to be the first
Spotlight Dancer of 2014 at Music Moves Me,
Hosted by Marie Moody,
My Top Blog Commenter of  2013 at Xmas Dolly!

As I think about My One Word – Change –
One song comes to mind –
Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror.

Change begins on the inside –
But it has the power to impact the world around us!

So – as 2014 begins:

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself then make a change!

New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge 2014

New Years Resolution Reading Challenge 2014

What do you want to accomplish in the New Year?
Would reading a book help you to accomplish your goal?
If so, during the month of January, start off on the right track –
Join Joy Weese Moll in her annual New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge!

The challenge is easy. Pick 1 to 4 books of your choice
That will help you to accomplish your goals –
Read them during the month of January –
Then link and share what you’ve learned!

I enjoyed participating in this challenge last year and will be
Participating in January 2014 at the Passionate – 4 Book level!

Healthy Life Linky Party

Healthy Life Linky Party

Are you striving to get healthier in the New Year?
What does getting healthier mean to you?
These are some of the topics my friend Christina is
Inviting you to share as she as she begins her journey
Towards better health – and invites us to travel alongside her!

Christina is launching a Healthy Life Linky Party at her New Blog
And I encourage you to stop by and lend her your support!

Bout Of Books 9.0 Read-A-Thon

Bout Of Books - Jan 2014

If reading is one of your goals in 2014, get off to a grand start
By joining the Bout Of Books 9.0 Read-A-Thon this week!

Bout Of Books is a low-pressure Read-A-Thon that runs from
Monday, January 6th through Sunday, January 12th and
Offers participants optional challenges, giveaways,
And a grand prize!

I’m participating – and I hope to see you there!

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

Thanks to Sally at Our Krazy Kountry Family for
Honoring me with the Sunshine Award!

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 104

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Patsy at Heartworks

Patsy - Hope

At the start of the year,
Let’s look at our life and see
Where our heart is.
And if we see that there are
Things we need to change,
Do not lose hope!

Miz Helen – Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake

Today I’d like to honor long-time friend Miz Helen –
Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardener –
For being a part of Inspire Me Monday from the start!

If you are looking for a good recipe, you’ll always find
Something delicious on Miz Helen’s blog!

Julia – Blog Ideas For Your Calendar

Bloggers Calendar

Looking for blogging inspiration for the New Year?
Check out Julia’s updated calendar with ideas for the
First quarter of 2014!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 104!

Inspire Me Monday #105 – Week Of January 5, 2014

Inspire Me Monday

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

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. Poppy says:

    Happy New Year, Ramona!

    Love your ideas for new goals, and your special word for the year. Change is so healthy and vital for one’s growth and prosperity, isn’t it? I, myself, have been guided by the word, ‘simplify’ for the past few years and am glad to say that, in fact, it has helped me appreciate so much of what I have, both inside and out. 2013 was one of many changes in my life and I am hoping that this year will also bring about various changes in health, thinking, and spiritual serenity.

    Have a lovely week and thanks so much for hosting.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you for sharing Poppy – simplifying is something I want to do in a big bad way in 2014!
      I’ve already begun the process but have a long way to go!
      I hope the New Year brings you the focus, clarity and energy to bring your goals and changes to light!
      Happy New Year to you Poppy!

  2. Meryl says:

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

  3. So happy that you’re joining us for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge again this year! Looking forward to seeing which books you choose.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Joy! I hope I am able to join in on some of the Twitter challenges this month!
      Am in the process of selecting my books for this very special challenge right now!
      So glad you’re hosting!
      Hope some of my readers find my way to your fabulous blog! 🙂

  4. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for hosting Inspire Me Monday!
    Look forward to it each week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much for being a part of Inspire Me Monday, Mary!
      You have been here since the beginning and I appreciate it SO VERY MUCH!
      Hope the New Year brings you all of the recognition, success and happiness that you SO deserve! 🙂

  5. I am so honored that you included my new linky. I think that was divine intervention so I don’t ignore it and say, “oh well, no one is there anyway.” 🙂

    THANK YOU!!! 🙂 Man in the Mirror – great song for the theme Change. I’m off to visit all of your links in the post and then make some new friends on your linky. Happy 2014 and now it’s time to make that change.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Christine,

      Consider it doing my part to ensure your new blog stays very much alive! 🙂

      Health is a huge focus of mine in the new year too! Baby steps – but progress none-the-less!

  6. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks so much for your inspirational post! =)
    I love your word for 2014!
    I’m still debating on my word..Im thinking maybe “Expectations”

    Happy New Year!

  7. becca says:

    still one of my all time favorite songs on his simply beautiful


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