Inspire Me Monday – Week 26

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…

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!

Freedom ATC 
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Freedom - ATC - 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
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Red White & Blueberry Parfait

Beat the searing heat
With this easy- to make treat
That’s cool & refreshing to eat!

100 Red, White & Blue Recipes
Recipe Girl

Summer Berry Pies - The Urban Baker

A must-have compilation for the
Patriotic party-thrower!

For more patriotic inspiration, visit my
Red, White & Blue Pinterest Board!

 Red White & Blue Pinterest Board at CreateWithJoy1

Book Of The Week
To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Callaway

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
Patriotic Pillow

Patriotic Pillow by Fifi

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

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

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
Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

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

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!
Sounds delicious!

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

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!


44 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 26”

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  1. Donna says:

    Thank you for hosting. I look forward to seeing what everyone does.

  2. Natasha In Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    Thanks so much for having me. This is my first time linking up to your Inspire Me Monday party! I’ve just given it a +1 on Google plus and will add your button to my Friends page.

    Happy 4th of July and best wishes for a fabulous week!
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Patriotic Pillow!!

    Have a fabulous week!

  4. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    Thanks for hosting! I always enjoy seeing what’s linked up here … some great ideas for pinning each week! 🙂

  5. Raquel
    Twitter: Organizedisland

    Thank you! I love linking up to your parties!

  6. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I am so glad to join you again this week. I shared two posts so far. I think I’ll be doing some holiday crafts with the kiddos this week, so I may have yet another post to share soon. :-)))

  7. Winnie says:

    Thank you for another party
    Wishing you the best 4th of July

  8. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    The parfait looks delicious! Happy 4th and happy holidays to our Canadian friends as well!

  9. brianne says:

    Creating freedom in my life with my freedom journal, significant as we approach the fourth of July celebrating our country’s independence!! Brianne @ My Offering

  10. Jen says:

    Following you from the blog hop! These creative ideas look amazing! I now know where to look when I’m in need of some inspiration 🙂

  11. Paula J says:

    Thank you so much for including my banana pudding recipe as one of your highlights of the week!! I appreciate it so much and have added the “Inspire Me Monday” button on today’s blog post :))

    Happy Monday!

  12. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Good morning Ramona – just popping in to share my latest creation ;o) the Patriotic Freedom Banner. Also, just published the July issue of the Ruby for Women magazine, so I hope you will stop by and check it out on the Ruby for Women community page. Have a wonderful Monday and a joyous Fourth of July celebration! BIG Hugs, Nina

  13. Carolyn Dube says:

    I am honored to be featured! I am so glad you host this hop- I always find such inspiration here!

  14. So looking forward to checking out the 100 red, white and blue recipes. It’s probably going to be a bookmarker. 😉

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  15. Savannah says:

    Thanks for hosting this. I linked up my 4th of July Recipe series.

  16. Makes me want to cook for a 4th of July BBQ! Thanks for the great post and for the linkup, and wishing a blessed Independence Day to all!

  17. Wendy @ E1A says:

    Wow! The patriotic foods look fabulous! Really clever.

  18. Thank you so much for the feature!! Have a wonderful week!!

  19. Marcie says:

    Happy Monday thank you for hosting this inspiring hop.

  20. Marcie says:

    Oh how I love inspire me Mondays!

  21. Jen Ferguson says:

    The parfait looks absolutely amazing!! So incredibly yummy! I love your heart — inspiring others and allowing others to inspire you!

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

    Thank you so much for hosting this ‘full of inspiration’ blog hop every week! This week I have shared my Cinnamon Dolce Latte Marble cake. I’m looking forward to visiting some of the other wonderful links. Have a lovely week!

  23. Michelle says:

    WooHoo! Thanks so much for the feature! You made my day and now I can start off with a smile 🙂 Thanks for hosting and have a Happy 4th of July.

  24. You have certainly gotten me in the spirit of July 4th … I am ready with my red, white and blue.

  25. Liz says:

    Thanks for hosting this inspiring party. I just found you and have linked up for the first time. Hope you’ll stop by Quirky Vistas some time!

  26. I love this time of year! It’s so fun to have red, white, and blue projects!!


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