Inspire Me Monday – Week 21

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…

Memorial Day
Sue – Oodakadoole Primitives
Stars & Stripes Wreath

OodleKaDoodles Primitives - Memorial Day Flag Wreath

This weekend, Americans around the world are
Kicking off the summer & celebrating Memorial Day –
A day in which we remember those who have
Served our country and given their lives for it!

Visit Sue to learn more about Memorial Day
And to discover some wonderful patriotic crafts
Like this beautiful wreath
Made up of miniature American flags!

Create With Joy on Pinterest
Red White & Blue Board

Create With Joy - Pinterest - Red White Blue Board

To celebrate, I created a new
Red White & Blue Board on Pinterest
Where I’ll be sharing the best patriotic crafts & recipes
I find all summer long!


If you would like to join my Pinterest community
But need an invitation please let me know!
I have some great things planned
That I do not want you to miss out on!

Dawn – Beneath The Surface
The Bloggers Prayer Project

Beneath The Surface - Bloggers Prayer Project

Dawn is launching a very special project.
She is inspired to encourage others
To cover the blogosphere in prayer!
If you would like to join Dawn in this endeavor
By praying for 31 bloggers for 31 days,
Please visit Dawn’s blog for the details!

Highlights From Week 20

Jerri – Simply Sweet Home
Recipe: 12 Patriotic Desserts

Simply Sweet Home - Patriotic Recipes Collage

Do you love red, white and blue?
Are patriotic holidays made for you?
Then you’ll love Jerri’s compilation
Of delicious, colorful desserts!

Kayla – Anatomy Of A Craft
Craft: Painted Planter

Anatamy Of A Craft - Painted Planter

Want to spruce up your entryway?
Turn to Kayla for inspiration!
She’ll amaze you by what you can do
With a few clay pots, stencils and a little paint!

Debbie – Easy Natural Food
Recipe: Double Chocolate Date & Almond Cookies

Easy Natural Foods - Double Chocolate Date & Almond Cookies

This week Debbie has shared an amazing
Cookie recipe with us.
I love a good oxymoron.
Can you say “healthy decadence?!”

Laura – Beholding Glory
Essay: Divine Proportion

Beholding Glory - Divine Proportions

One of my favorite TV shows this year was Touch.
In this series, Kiefer Southerland is the father
Of a gifted boy named Jake, who cannot speak
But who sees the world as a place where everyone
And everything is connected by numbers.

I was reminded of this show as I was reading
Laura’s essay Divine Proportions –
The latest in her series
Creation Revealing The Glory Of God.

Be sure to check out the rest of the articles in Laura’s series
And to join her for Faith Filled Fridays!


Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 20!

Inspire Me Monday #21 – Week Of May 28, 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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52 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 21”

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  1. Jerri says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! And I love the flag wreath you featured too!

    I’ll be back later to link up my stuff! Happy Memorial Day to you!

    • Thanks Jerri for sharing your wonderful and timely feature – congrats! Isn’t that flag wreath awesome? I would love to make that one!

      Look forward to seeing your contributions this week – enjoy your holiday! 🙂

  2. great inspirations, Ramona !
    TY for sharing , hosting and directing us to new blog finds {and Keeps!}

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my planter!! I also LOVE the flag wreath! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

    • Thanks for sharing it Kayla – if stores featured that transformation those clay pots would be flying off the shelves!
      Have a great day and you’ll be AMAZED at how easy that flag wreath is to make! 🙂

  4. Debra says:

    Gotta love the stars and stripes wreath on Memorial Day!
    And the prayer project sounds wonderful… and the patriotic desserts, yum!
    The painted planter, yes, that would surely spruce up my entryway…
    and those cookies, to die for!
    Laura’s essay, I’ll be sure to check that out!
    You have a wonderful Memorial Day Ramona!

  5. Carolyn Dube says:

    Great spotlight posts! Love what you picked to showcase!

  6. Donna Brown says:

    As I’m in the UK we don’t have the Memorial Day holiday in May – but I think your post is perfect and a wonderful way to mark a very important day! Have a wonderful week!


  7. denni says:

    What a beautiful blog you have here. Thanks for the link party!

  8. Tat says:

    Patriotic food ideas? How creative is that!

  9. Dawn says:

    Truly, how do you manage to keep all of these Mondays so full of inspiration! I love Laura’s Creation features! Thank you for sharing The Bloggers Prayer Project. It is truly a God inspired adventure. Will be linking in the morning. Thanks for all you do to keep us inspired!

  10. Hi Joy, thanks for featuring my cookies! I plan to make them again this week 🙂
    Today I’m sharing my Tomato Vegetable Soup and announcing my Summer Salad Sundays link-up carnival that will run over summer instead of Sunday Night Soup Night. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Shairbearg says:

    WOW so very inspiring things! Thanks for linking up with Friendly Followers this week:

  12. What great inspiration! I pinned a couple of the kid-friendly activities to my Kids’ Patriotic Activities Pinterest board at

  13. Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend 🙂

  14. Thanks for hosting! This is always such a great party.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  15. Jen says:

    Stopping by from the Mom Blog Monday hop….Thanks so much for sharing your Red, White and Blue board. I can’t wait to try some of those ideas!

  16. Love the wreath! Happy Memorial Day! By the way, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  17. Evelyn says:

    Thank you for hosting! Hope you have an amazing and inspirational week:)

  18. McGuffyAnn says:

    Memorial Day inspires me…the sacrifices that have been made, so that we can do the things we do. I hope that Americans teach their children what it really is all about. The BBQs and Summer start is wonderful, as is family time and togetherness…but some of these American heroes never even came home. Please read my post. Thanks for giving us a chance to share.

  19. Tulip says:

    My favorite is the wreath. I always find the coolest things here. Thanks for hosting!

  20. brianne says:

    I enjoy that show Touch, too! Going to check out Laura’s post you mentioned now.

  21. Paula J says:

    Such lovely choices for your Inspire Me Monday linkup!! So many ideas, so little time lol.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend,

  22. Meanie says:

    I added my contribution for this week. I really love this and could spen all day just looking at blogs!!! And, I have not forgotten your little surprise. I have been busy planning VBS and time has seemed to get away from me!!! I will get it out to you this week!!!!!



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