Inspire Me Monday – Week 54

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…

Encouragement From God’s Word

Holy Bible

Teach us to number our days,
That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Zena – Healing Moments – Respect

Zena - Healing Moments

I am meeting the most amazing bloggers at the
One Word 2013 Blog Hop.
Since I find their words and their stories so inspiring –
I thought that you might too!

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Zena
Who chose Respect as her word for 2013!

Zena’s blog is filled with beautiful photography and
Inspirational writing. Enjoy your visit to her blog!

2013 Cookbook Challenge

Rebecca - Heronscrafts - Cookbook Challenge

Do you love to cook?
Are you up for a great challenge?
If so, I have one you will not want to miss!

Rebecca at Heron’s Crafts has thrown down the gauntlet.
You are hereby challenged to pick a cookbook – any cookbook – and
Cook every single recipe in it during 2013!

Blog your journey. Share those recipes.
Then – at the end of the year – review your cookbook!

Who is up for the challenge?

Friendship Friday – One Small Step

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

New Year Resolutions.
Inspiring words.
You’ve made them.
You’ve chosen them.
Now, what are you doing to achieve them?

This week at Friendship Friday,
We are sharing One Small Step we are taking to
Transform our resolutions into reality!

I invite you to join us and keep your vision alive!

Book Of The Week
The Kickstarter Handbook – Don Steinberg

The Kickstarter Handbook

Have you ever dreamed of doing something innovative but
Lacked the funding to get your creative project off the ground?

If so, you don’t need a kick in the pants – you just need Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter Handbook describes a website that provides
Crowdfunding possibilities for creative visionaries like you!

Consider this your “must read” book of the week!

Highlights From Week 53

Donna – Believe Notebook

Donna - Holimess - Believe Notebook

Create an inspiring notebook to keep your One Word alive!

Karen –Hearts, Hearts Hearts

Karen Traversy - Hearts

Show love – swap hearts!

Kelli – A Song Of Release

Kelli Woodford - A Song Of Release

Speak the language of love,
Speak the language of spirit.
Speak the language of your heart.

Bev – Sunday Wrap-Up (Art)

Bev - Bunny's Girl

Art and inspiration for creating daily (yes!)

Barbara – Back To Basics

Barbara - Back To Basics

I stand at the beginning yet there is no room.
I stand at the beginning and it’s already messed up…

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 53!

Inspire Me Monday #54 – Week Of January 14, 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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45 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 54”

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  1. Laurie @ Simply Creating Home says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for the party!

  3. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Believe Notebook. Thanks to to hosting all of these great blogs each week.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    I am sharing my Southern Smothered Chicken and The Menu for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. I read this and laughed ” I stand at the beginning and it’s already messed up…” This is ME when I tackle sewing yet I keep plugging away 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Barbara’s article SO resonated with me to, Debra!
      I have been wanting to start the New Year with a clean slate SO badly…
      But the perfect symbol for my cluttered mind is my Inspiration board which is SO full of last year’s notes
      That there isn’t room for the fresh start I’ve been aiming for since Jan 1!

      I hope you have a fabulous week. Here’s hoping we both get “back to the basics”!

  6. Bev says:

    Thanks so much for including me in your listing! First time for that! I’m honoured.

  7. Roxana says:

    So many inspiring posts! Thanks for hosting a party with such variety!
    Roxana @

  8. Roxana says:

    Thanks for hosting a party with such variety. It really is inspiring!
    Roxana @

  9. Meryl says:

    Thank you yet again for hosting – wishing you a wonderful week.

  10. Safiya says:

    Thanks for the party! ^__^

  11. Anne says:

    Thank you for hosting this blog hop. What inspired me stayed with me the whole day and helped me through the day 🙂

  12. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week ahead!

  13. Thanks for featuring me, I am so glad and feel so honored. I have created my own “Inspire me Monday” post and have shared the link, this is a fabulous idea. Thanks for hosting.

    I will follow you by email. I appreciate very much the wonderful inspiration I´ve found here. Have a nice week, Z.

  14. Cherished Handmade Treasures
    Twitter: cherishhandmade

    Thanks for hosting such a great hop! And if you have something you would like to share, pop in and link up to the Creative Corner Hop. The link will remain open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  15. Thanks for hosting!!

    Have an awesome day, My Friend:)

  16. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday to you Ramona!

    Thanks for hosting and see you on WW 🙂


  17. Bridgit's Bell
    Twitter: traveller9851

    Thanks for featuring my hearts! I so appreciate it. These blog parties look like they are a lost of work for the host so thank you!

  18. D says:

    Thank you for hosting this party.

  19. Sarah says:

    Linking up my Monday Mantras Linkup post today – thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  20. Carissa says:

    thanks for hosting! i love starting my week out here

  21. Tracy Joyner says:

    Thanks for such an awesome Link-Up

  22. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting! May you have a blessed week!

  23. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the feature! It made my day! Hope you had a good day too!

  24. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Glad to be back! May have to spread my responses out over a couple of days as hubby’s computer’s power supply went out and we are temporarily down one computer. :/ Have a great week! :O)

  25. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    Happy Monday!!! Loving all the creative and inspirational posts! Have a fantastic week – what a great way to end a Monday!

  26. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Thanks again for hosting this great hop. I’m late, but hey it’s still Monday :)…

  27. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I am sharing our homemade hot chocolate recipe. 🙂

  28. Kathy @BlissHabits
    Twitter: BlissHabits

    Hey there… sorry I’m so late to the party! This week has been CRAZY!! I will hop a around and visit some new blogs this week and plan to join in next!! What great participation you have here! Perhaps we can chat… I’d love to boost participation over at my weekly “Speaking of…” parties!!! YOU have certainly figured it out!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’d love to chat with you any time Kathy – so glad you joined us!
      Twitter and e-mail are great ways to find me!

      By the way, I see you are hosting a discussion of The Artist’s Way on your blog.
      LOVE that book! I am still trying to find the box I packed it in from my recent move!


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