Inspire Me Monday – Week 46

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…


Happy Thanksgiving dear friends!
I am so grateful for each and every one of you!

To kick off a week of celebration,
Here are a few features to put you in the holiday spirit!

Thanksgiving Mantle
Jeanette – Crafty In Crosby

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Ever see something on someone’s blog that you loved so much,
You had to re-create it for yourself?

When Jeanette saw Courtney’s beautiful
Give Thanks Mantle at A Diamond In The Stuff,
She was inspired to create a mantle of her own!
Visit both blogs for the full picture!

Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Feast

Broccoli Raisin Salad
Cherry – Pursuing Heart

Broccoli Raisin Salad - Cherry - Pursuing Heart

Begin your Thanksgiving Feast with a delicious salad!

Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

This beautiful dessert is as artful as it is scrumptious!

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup at Create WIth Joy

Mom’s Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup is
The perfect post-Thanksgiving meal!

Thanksgiving Traditions & Celebrations

Friendship Friday

How will you celebrate this Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite family Thanksgiving traditions?
Do you have any special recipes or crafts to share?

Join us this week as we celebrate
Thanksgiving at Friendship Friday!

Book Of The Week
Chase – A DVD-Based Bible Study by Jennie Allen

Chase - Jennie Allen

If you are looking for a fabulous Bible Study for your personal use,
For your women’s group, or as a gift –
I highly recommend Chase by Jennie Allen!

Chase is a multi-faceted study which is great for creative women
Because it encompasses a wide range of activities and styles!

The study invites you to take a deep look at your own life and
Your relationship with God as you study the life of David.

Are you chasing after God or are you chasing wind?

For more information, see my review!

Giveaway Of The Week
No Ordinary Blog Hop

NOBH Button

Happy Anniversary to No Ordinary Blog Hop who is
Celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a month-long giveaway!
Stop by for the details!

Highlights From Week 45

Sinvenden’s Photography

Wait A Minute - Sivinden

These gorgeous photos will leave you smiling!

Wendy – Encourage 1 Another

Wendy - E1A - Resting

When no one else understands,
Rest between God’s shoulders.

Carolyn – A Colorful Challenge

Carolyn Dube - Family

Still Falling Fearless and Flying in Challenge 4!

Diane – Treasuring Grace

Diane Steinbach - Doorways Through Time

Open, close, and heal as you art journal your way
Through the doorways of your life!

Verena’s Beautiful World

Verena - Black & White Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s the holidays…
Let the decadence begin!

Lori – Waldorf Inspired Moms

Lori - Waldorf Inspired Moms - Felt Pencil Cases

Come see what the 2nd graders created
For the local WaldorFaire!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 45!

Inspire Me Monday #46 – Week Of November 19, 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!

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67 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 46”

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  1. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & God bless!

  2. Thanks for hosting this lovely party!

  3. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for the party!

  4. diane says:

    Thanks for featuring the art therapy column this week! and cant wait to check out the other blogs!!
    Treasuring Grace

  5. Janice says:

    That pumpkin recipe looks so yummy to bad I am the only one in the family that would eat it, I don’t even get to do yams but I treat myself to them & sweet potatoes plenty before the Holiday meal. I loved the mantel white pumpkins as well. Happy Holidays *,*

  6. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thank you for sharing my art journal page! I am honored to be included!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Fitness Buff says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  11. Melissa
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! and thanks for hosting this great linky party!

  12. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a freebie printable today for everyone. I hope you come by & grab it for yourself & enjoy it too!
    We will probably travel for Thanksgiving for a small gathering . I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  13. Sarah says:

    Linking up again this week – thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  14. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Awesome Helen Keller quote! She was such a brave woman. I’ve got lots to be thankful for and I’ve included photos and quotes on my Monday link-up. I’m in spot #71 on your linky. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  15. Hazel says:

    The stuffed pumpkin is glorious! Lovely features. Thanks for hosting.

    I’m already a follower (started with Friendship Friday and I’ve been eyeing Inspire Me Monday since), but wasn’t able to join the hop the past months due to bandwidth issues, my blogs in limbo so I stayed away to avoid confusion among visitors and to myself.

    Will go blog-hopping after work tonight.

  16. Lori says:

    Thank you for featuring our wet felted pencil cases! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…Aloha, Lori

  17. Tereasa says:

    Oh my! That pumpkin looks delicious! My sister bakes her sweet potato casserole in a pumpkin. Yum, yum!

  18. Beth says:

    Thanks for sharing all the interesting recipes, crafts and tips!

  19. Thanks for hosting! We’d love you to join us at Seasonal Celebration over at Natural Mothers Network:-)

  20. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday! Thanks for sharing your party with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party 🙂 I’ve just linked up again myself!

    Have a great week 🙂

  21. Thank you so much for featuring my post this week. It was a post from the heart and I hope it helps others who are in need of encouragement.

  22. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for Inspiring Me all year long!

    Teresa from

  23. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  24. Sivinden says:

    What an appetizing post!
    And – thanks for choosing my picture this week:)

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

    I always enjoy visiting the features, and the links that are shared here at Inspire Me Monday. This week I have shared two posts – a delicious Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Cake and a post about The Winnie the Pooh Storytelling Academy, a great online resource for anyone who wants to get a bit more storytelling confidence. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh my goodness, April – your recipes are always fab, but that Winnie The Pooh Storytelling Academy also sounds awesome!
      Can’t wait to visit your links – thanks for inspiring us this week!

  26. Michelle says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week 🙂

  27. Pam
    Twitter: anartuflmom

    Thank you so much for hosting! I hadn’t been posting to this linkup for a while, because, somehow I lost your link–yikes! So glad I found it again! Have a great Thanksgiving.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1


      I’m SO glad you’re back! I just added you to my mailing list to make sure you get the weekly reminders!
      You must have joined during the period when I was moving… it was all I could do to keep things running then! 🙂

  28. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    I love the Thanksgiving mantle! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  29. Thanks so much for featuring my Thanksgiving Mantel. Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

  30. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I shared my glazed apple cookies with you today. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂

  31. Cherry says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Broccoli Raisin Salad – what a nice surprise!! Have a wonderful and meaningful Thanksgiving Week!

  32. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Popular Holiday Wassail!

    Here’s the link:

  33. Zafaran says:

    I just landed on the page and like so much what you are doing! It seems the right place to share creativity in all forms! Thank you.


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