Inspire Me Monday – Week 12

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Meme Theme
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 then follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
This week, I’m inspired by good writing, good recipes and spring décor!

Highlights From Week 11

Shanda Oakley at A Pause On The Path
Article: The Power Of Touch

The Power Of Touch by Shanda Oakley

Shanda Oakley is a powerful storyteller
Who has spent most of her life in Third Culture Countries.
In The Power Of Touch, she shares a miraculous incident
That occurred during her high school years in war-ridden Zambia.

Does Jesus really answer prayer?
Does He truly touch people’s lives today?
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions,
Be sure to read Shanda’s story!

Lori Alexander at Always Learning
Recipe: Sistah’s Famous Cookies

Lori Alexander - Sistas Famous Cookies

In the real world, I usually eat dinner before dessert.
When I’m blogging, however, tasty treats frequently capture my eye!

I knew as soon as I spotted Sistah’s Famous Cookies
That we had a winning recipe on our hand.
Now, these look like Chocolate Chip Cookies
But you’ll have to visit Lori’s blog to find out the secret ingredient!
Thanks, Lori, for sharing this fabulous recipe with us!

Renee at Renee’s Joy Journey
Article: Five Minute Friday – Brave

Renee's Joy Journey

Earlier this year, I discovered a fabulous meme called Five Minute Friday
Which is hosted by The Gypsy Mama.
Each week, she post a theme and encourages you to
Write for five minutes straight –

This week Renee at Renee’s Joy Journey took the challenge
And tackled the topic Brave.
How apropos is that?

There were several thoughts that spoke to me as I read Renee’s post.
It’s harder to trust than it is to pursue.”
Which line most speaks to you?

Adele at Mammy Made
Recipe: Banana and Raspberry Muffins

 Adele - Mammymade - Banana & Raspberry Muffins

Are you looking for a delicious and colorful treat?
Try Adele’s beautiful muffins – they can’t be beat!

Sandy at Cherished Handmade Treasures
Project: Spring’s First Blush – Garden Can Door Decor

Garden Can Door Decor - Cherished Handmade Treasures

Want to liven your door
With some pretty décor?
Greet your guests with this adorable spring project
For a fun, fresh look!

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 11!

Inspire Me Monday #12 – Week Of March 26, 2012

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in our Creative Blog Hop 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!

Also, 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!

32 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 12”

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  1. jamieS says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Adele says:

    Thank you for featuring my muffins, and for hosting 🙂

    – Adele @ Mammy Made

  3. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Those muffins sure look YUMMY!

  4. Great post. I will have to make the muffins. I love muffins but I usually just use Jiffy Mix. Your pictures are beautiful. Have a great week, Doylene

  5. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    I always find loads of inspiration here at Inspire Me Monday! Thank you so much for hosting, and have a lovely week!

  6. Meryl says:

    Great sources of inspiration…Thank you for hosting, have a great week!

  7. lots of good stuff to read on Mondays! thanks for hosting!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for hosting a great party! Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Miz Helen

  9. Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  10. Mary says:

    Morning, Ramona! Looks like people brought lots of Easter goodies this week, so I’m looking forward to checking them out! Thanks for hosting another fun Inspire Me Monday! Have an awesome week! ~Mary

  11. Donna Heber says:

    Wow, I can’t believe it is Monday already. Thank you for hosting our party. Adele’s banana & raspberry muffins look delicious and Sandy’s garden can decor is perfect for spring. I hope I have inspired someone today with my scenic card.

  12. Paula Miller says:

    Happy Monday!! Thanks so much for hosting again this week :))


  13. I’m a new follower. Love your site.

  14. Thank you for featuring my Garden Can Door Decor! What an honor to be chosen from among the many talented women who post their projects here. Thanks again. I co-host the Creative Corner hop every Monday. Feel free to come by and link up.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  15. Kelley Johnsen says:

    Just got it posted, a little late for the day. I was still resting, lol.

  16. Donna Brown says:

    Thanks so much for hosting Ramona. I don’t know if my post was ‘creative’ enough – I was inspired to write it by your meme and a book I read but if it’s not the right thing feel free to delete it. I’ll still be stopping by next week 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Donna, your post was AWESOME – I LOVE diversity and I especially love it when someone actually write an “Inspire Me Monday” post! Thanks for your contribution – I hope it will be the first of many! 🙂

  17. Melanie says:

    I found your blog a few days ago. I did an Inspire me Monday post–on Wednesday. I work suc odd hours that this was the first day for me to be able to do so!! I love this concespt. I didn’t have a whole lot to offer this week, except for a photo I took that speaks a thousand words. I hope I linked everything up just right!! Love your blog!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Melanie – I’m so glad you found us and joined the party! I am following you and look forward to getting to know you! Have a wonderful week!

  18. Eleni Poulakou says:

    Okay, I made it earlier this time; now I’ll have the time to enjoy the party before it ends 🙂

    Thanks again, Ramona, for your wonderful hospitality!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Eleni!

      Just to let everyone know, the party is open all week, so you can add posts and visit throughout the week – don’t feel you have to do all of your hopping in one sitting – everyone’s shares are too fabulous not to savor! 🙂


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