Inspire Me Monday – Week 56

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
Art by Peggy Apl Seeds

Peggy Apl - We Love

We love because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19

Dessert Of The Week – Chocolate Pear Torte

 Chocolate Pear Torte with Glazing

Looking for a special and unique dessert to make?
Try this flourless and fruity delight!

Book Of The Week – The Art Of Getting Well

The Art Of Getting Well

No matter how difficult our lives,
How blocked and defeated we seem,
There is always a way forward.
David Spero, R.N

Did you know that almost 1 in 2 out of all Americans
Suffer from at least one chronic illness?

If you are looking for a book with an empowering message
That can help you to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life –
No matter where you are now – this is it!

Friendship Friday – Blogging Goals

Friendship Friday

This weekend I participated in my second Blogathon.
If you have never done this and you want to grow your blog and
Connect with other bloggers – what are you waiting for?
If you’d like to learn more about the events,
Check out these posts:

2012 Summer Biannual Blogathon Wrap-Up
2013 Winter Biannual Blogathon Kickoff
2013 Winter Biannual Blogathon Wrap-Up

For more inspiration and encouragement,
Join us this week at Friendship Friday and
Share your blogging goals!

Highlights From Week 55

Shiju – Vanda

Shiju - Vanda

Love photography?
Meet Shiju!
These beautiful orchids reflect his eye for beauty!
They reminds me of Albert Camus’s famous quote:

In the depth of winter I finally learned that
There was in me an invincible summer.

Penny – Romantic Mantle

Penny - Romantic Mantle

Penny shows us how to Romance Our Mantles.

Carolyn – My Own Private Paper Store

Carolyn Dube - Papers

Learn how Carolyn creates beautiful journal papers
Using her Gelli Plates!

We Made That – Double Heart Cookies

Double Heart Cookies

The perfect Valentine treat!

Tsunami – Create With Joy

Tsunami - Insomnia

Tsunami gave me insomnia for the past few weeks
But, as always, he can do no wrong.
This weekend, he stole the show by being featured in
The Wordless Wednesday Showcase at Pictimiltude!

Congratulations Tsunami!
You’re a bed hog – but we love you!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 55!

Inspire Me Monday #56 – Week Of January 28, 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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93 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 56”

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  1. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose says:

    Thanks for hosting a party 😉

  2. Countrified Hicks
    Twitter: MelodyGravitt

    Thank you so much for hosting. I really love your blog hop. My submission this week is #48 Chocolate covered bacon.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh My! Chocolate covered bacon? I’m almost afraid to look – I love both and I’m not sure my heart can take it – lol!
      THanks for sharing – it’s always a pleasure to visit you! 🙂

  3. Carolyn Dube says:

    Thanks for sharing all the different ways to be inspired- from art to cooking to nature!

  4. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for the party!!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my Romantic Mantle! Have a great week….hugs, Penny

  6. Thanks for hosting again this week!

    Do you like oysters? Here are the “Benefits of Eating Oysters” – now you have a reason to eat them!

    There is nothing like fresh hot bread right out of the oven – I also shared a tutorial on Whole Wheat Bread – Sprouted or Soaked

    Have a great week!

  7. Thanks for hosting again this week!

    Do you like oysters? Here are the “Benefits of Eating Oysters” – now you have a reason to eat them!

    There is nothing like fresh hot bread right out of the oven – I also shared a tutorial on Whole Wheat Bread – Sprouted or Soaked

    Have a great week!

  8. Winnie says:

    Thank you Ramona for this party
    I wish you a great week

  9. D says:

    Thank you for hosting the party.

  10. Cyndi
    Twitter: ccliteraturegrl

    This is wonderful! “Tsunami” (that is an AWESOME name!) is so beautiful! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
    I didn’t realize that there was such a time difference between us…hehe, I’m on the east coast of the US, so my 8 am is definitely very different from your 8 am, hehe. It’s still Sunday here. But I am so glad I found your blog and I think I might link up if that’s okay…
    I’m definitely subscribed. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you again, Cyndi, for featuring Tsunami at Pictimiltude this week – it was such a nice surprise after a long and exhausting week!
      Your contributions are most welcome here – as you will tell when you start visiting our community,
      Everyone expresses and shares their creativity in their own unique and awesome ways!

      I was talking about your post tonite on Twitter… I really loved everyone’s photo shares, esp the other pets as I shared on your blog! 🙂

      Time is VERY fluid when you deal with an international community – lol!

  11. Thanks so much for featuring our Double Heart Cookies! And I can totally see why Tsunami stole the show, he is such a beautiful cat and so fluffy I want to rub his belly!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Tracey – I loved those decorative pops you did too – the features were a toss-up –
      If my weekend wasn’t so crazy from the blogathon, I probably would have shared them both!

      Have a great week!

  12. Thanks for hosting and sharing your link on my Party page.

    Stop by anytime!
    Jen @

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting this great party!
    Miz Helen

  14. Audrey says:

    Hi Ramona, I’m your newest reader and follower. Thanks for hosting the party, would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a minute. Have a great evening!
    Audrey @

  15. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope your week is amazing!

  16. You’ll love seeing that Peggy AplSeeds has been inspiring me too!! She is a blessing. And so are you!!!

  17. Thank you so very much for hosting! Have a great week!

  18. Lori says:

    “The Art of Getting Well” sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommendation and for hosting. Have a great week! Lori

  19. Meryl says:

    Thank you for the inspiration and for hosting this hop. Have a great week.

  20. xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Well my friend, Monday’s Music Moves Me inspires me to start the week out with a song, and be happy. We do themes to keep us moving and rocking the house and I look forward to it all week long. Come rock with us my friend and sing your praises unto the Lord!!! My mama always said if I was going to sing in the house of the Lord to hold my head up high so He could hear me!!!

  21. What great features! The chocolate pear torte looks amazing! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  22. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting ! I enjoy looking thru all of the recipes and ideas!

    Have a great week!

  23. Tabitha Vos says:

    Such a great link up! Thank you.

  24. Cynthia H says:

    I’ve just discovered your link ups and I’m looking forward to participating often! Hooray for creativity – and you 🙂

  25. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    What a weekend! I am exhausted…but it’s a “good” exhausted. My post shows the newest version of the buttons for my blogs. Having a button code that I could put in my sidebar for each of my blogs was one of my goals for the Blogathon2. Huzzah!

    Also I’m putting up a new page on my blog for a permanent home for buttons for the link-ups in which I regularly participate. Of particular interest to you, Ms R, is the “Monday”, “Wednesday”, and “Friday” headings. (Oooh, I’m shameless, aren’t I?)

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

    Thank you so much for hosting. There’s always so much wonderful inspiration here! And what a great photo of Tsunami 🙂

  27. Thanks so much for hosting!!! Have a nice week!

  28. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Hey Ms R, it’s me again. I just started my first link-up hosted at Back Porchervations (link 129 above) related to mental health. It’s a topic near and dear to me and I’m feeling incredibly accomplished right now. :O)

  29. Thanks for hosting, this party is truly inspiring. Have a nice week!!

  30. Thanks so much for offering the linkup! This is my first visit to your blog.

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  31. Joyce says:

    I do come here to see the great features and link up to join the others, but I gotta admit that the latest antics of the cats are a big draw for me too! The “bed hog” picture reminds me of that descriptive phrase: “large and in charge!” That’s your boy!

  32. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday!! Thanks for hosting and have a great week :))


  33. Marie says:

    We have two bed hogs. Smokey who lays on Ray’s feet and Salem who burrows under the blankets. Tsunami is beautiful!

  34. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my recipe for gluten free Carrot-Zucchini muffins.

  35. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for linking up – I’m here to add my link too 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  36. Bev says:

    Love all your inspirations for the week!

  37. Thank you so much for a fun party!
    You rock!

    hugs x

  38. Tony MacKeand says:

    Thanks for your inspiration, I am sharing my musical post as you suggested. Music is a powerful source of inspiration.

  39. Marcie says:

    Thanks for hosting ! Happy Monday.

  40. Ana Sullivan says:

    Thank you so much for hosting. I also enjoy getting your reminders. I don’t always link up, but its good to be at your party and visit with your guests. Valentine’s Day is evident. Read mine:

  41. Loy says:

    Congratulations Tsunami! You are a beautiful bed hog! And thanks to Create With Joy for hosting this Monday hop!


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