Inspire Me Monday – Celebrating 100 Weeks

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…

Inspire Me Monday Turns 100

100 Weeks

Photo Credit – Reman U

Happy Inspire Me Monday, dear friends!
Can you believe that this week, we are celebrating
100 weeks of creativity and inspiration?

Thanks to all of you who contribute to our community and
Make Inspire Me Monday a success!

Advent Arrives


Art Credit: Free Grace Presbyterian Church

This year, December 1 marks the beginning of Advent –
A season where we are invited to remember the first coming of
Jesus Christ, which we celebrate on Christmas Day, and to
Look forward to His second coming in the future.

Song Of The Week – O Come O Come Emmanuel by Selah

O Come O Come Emmnauel

Art Credit: Blue River Church Of The Brethern

Today’s hymn – O Come O Come Emmanuel – is a
Haunting and majestic hymn that draws forth the
Ancient biblical prophecies and captures the longing
Of a people in need of a Savior.

The War On Christmas Book Tour
The War On Christmas

The War On Christmas

Last month, I received an invitation to participate in an amazing book tour.
The War On Christmas could totally change your perspective on this holiday!

Take a moment to watch this fascinating video and answer the questions.

Did you get all of the answers right?
I did not!

On this book tour, 20 bloggers –
Including myself and a few Inspire Me Monday contributors –
Will be sharing what we learned from specific sections of the book
On our designated tour days!

Please join me on Saturday, December 7 as I write about
Misconceptions Surrounding Christmas and The X Stands for Christ
And support the other members on this very important book tour!

(P.S. There will be an Exciting Giveaway on my tour stop!)

Tis The Season To Give

Books – Kindle Fires – Perfume – Gift Cards – Dog Swag –
Stay tuned to my ever-changing sidebar for more opportunities to win!

Highlights From Week 99

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

Jenny – 35 DIY Unique Christmas Wreaths

35 DIY Christmas Wreaths

Are you a fan of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wreaths?
Do you love projects you can do yourself?
If so, check out this amazing collection of Christmas wreaths
That Jenny has compiled – you’ll be in DIY heaven!

Angela – 11 Free Christmas Social Media Icons

Christmas Social Media Icons

Speaking of Do It Yourself – if you are a blogger and have not met
Angela at A Typical English Home – you are in for a treat!

Each week, Angela shares the most amazing freebies and DIY tutorials
To help bloggers take their sites to the next level!
This week’s project is just the tip of the iceberg of what she shares!

Prepare to spend a lot of time surfing when you visit this generous soul!

Crystelle – Vintage Butterfly Cards

Vintage Butterfly Cards

This week, Crystelle went on a card-making spree!
Check out her Beautiful Butterfly Cards – she made 40 of them!

Lizbeth – Bacon & Cheese Cornbread

Bacon and Cheese Corn Bread

I love corn bread that is bursting with moist delicious ingredients –
And Lizbeth’s recipe takes the cake this week!

Cheng – Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

It’s the holidays – time for a treat!
Cheng’s Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins look like
Something the whole family will enjoy!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 99!

Inspire Me Monday #100 – Week Of December 1, 2013

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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61 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Celebrating 100 Weeks”

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  1. Congratulations on 100 weeks!!
    How wonderful!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Mary – I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t kept count!
      Thanks for sharing your amazing art with us each week.
      Two years is just around the corner! 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    The way to go! Heartiest Congratulations on 100 weeks of Inspire Me Monday. I am always happy to link up. Thanks for all the inspiration you share. I found the question and answer video very interesting. I got most of the answers right. Thanks also for hosting and have a great week.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wasn’t that a cool video? Some of them I knew – some of them I had to think about!
      (I think I missed one but I can’t remember which one as I took it a month ago!)

      Thanks for not only joining us each month but for being one of those special people who always leaves a nice comment on my blog.
      I truly look forward to your visits and contributions each week Judy!

  3. Congratulations on reaching 100 weeks, that’s an awesome achievement!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Happy 100!
    So glad to be a part of this awesome weekly party, thanks for being a fabulous host!
    Miz Helen

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Miz Helen! I’m SO glad that you are a regular contributor to our party.
      Your weekly recipe party was one of the first that I began attending when I started blogging and you have always been on my list of hostesses I admire! 🙂

  5. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Hi, my friend! I went to bed and got up in the middle of the night (it’s now almost 2 am in South Africa) to join your link party. I rarely do my own “How To” posts, but today I had something I wanted to share. Thanks, as always, for hosting great link parties. Enjoy your Christmas season and God bless!

  6. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting. Happy 100~

  7. Tanusree says:

    Congratulations on reaching 100 weeks. Thanks for the inspirations. Have a great week.

  8. Connie says:

    That’s awesome. So glad I could be here for the big day. Thank you for hosting, your 100th.

  9. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Congratulations on 100 weeks! =)
    Love your blog!!

  10. FABBY says:

    Congrats on the 100th. week…amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Tksgiving. Thank you so much for hosting for us. Have a lovely December.

  11. June says:

    Congratulations & happy anniversary!

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post of Inspire Me Monday! The success you’ve earned in what’s really a short period of time is AMAZING. Blessings, my friend!

  13. Nici says:

    Congrats on 100 weeks of parties! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  14. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    One of my fondest Christmas hymns. Thanks for sharing, and joining us today! Have a great week.

  15. Poppy says:

    Congratulations on your 100th week of hosting this most inspiring gathering!


  16. Cathy Kennedy says:

    O Come O Come Emmanuel is awesome Christmas song and Selah’s near-haunting version is fabulous. That was an interesting video on The War of Christmas. I may try to come back to enter the book give away. We celebrate Christmas at our house in all of its glory with Jesus being the center of why our festivities, but we do incorporate many of the traditional Christmas customs into our holiday fun. The important thing is to know the difference to separate fiction from fact while putting everything in its proper place. Thanks for sharing your music selection with us this morning on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

  17. Kathy @ Melding Magic says:

    Congrats on 100 weeks! Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

  18. Laura says:

    Congratulations on turning 100!
    You have built a wonderful community here.
    While I don’t get to join in often, I do visit and hop along.
    And I am always inspired!

  19. storybeader says:

    congrats. on the 100 weeks! You have a large following!
    I’m having a hard time believing it’s December already {:-Deb

  20. Congratulations on your 100th week anniversary, Ramona! You’ve done a great job. The baked goods featured look so good. Lots of things to check out this week. Thanks for doing such a superb job of putting Inspire Me Monday together. Have a wonderful week. — Nancy

  21. Congratulations on 100!
    I haven’t read the War on Christmas book, but by watching the video it sounds like it may be a little too negative towards other religions so it’s probably not for me, but I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Amethyst,

      I hope you’ll stop by the tour and my post and check it out!
      I did not find the book negative towards other religions but would love to hear your thoughts!

      (Since this isn’t the type of book you would ordinarily pick up, perhaps winning a copy would be the perfect way to explore a different perspective?)

      Either way, have a wonderful week and thanks so much for joining us during this very special celebration! 🙂

  22. Congrats on 100 weeks! Happy Monday!

  23. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    Congratulations on 100 weeks! You never fail to inspire me!

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

    Congratulations on 100 weeks of this inspiring blog hop! I’m so glad I found you and look forward to many years of friendship across the miles ;o) I linked up my Advent Book Tour post today and will promote Inspire Me Monday on our FB and Twitter feeds. Hope you had a joyous Thanksgiving holiday and a wonderful Christmas season. BIG Hugs, Nina

  25. Nina says:

    Congratulations on the 100th week of Inspire Me Monday! Thank you for providing this oasis of inspiration 🙂 Blessings to your week,

  26. Lovely idea for a link party. Just discovered this through #mommymondaybloghop

  27. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy

    Here from the Monday’s Music Moves Me hop – Loved your Oh Come Emmanuel! I also checked out the questions on the Christmas story from Bible to holiday tradition. As a Catholic, I do believe in Sacred Tradition, so I got all the answers correct. It also helps that I have heard the Bible rendition many many times by watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. I just love hearing Linus recite Our Lord’s birth from the second chapter of Luke.

  28. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    Congratulations on 100 weeks! Thanks for having and hosting such a great idea!

  29. Crystelle says:

    Thank you so much for the feature of the butterfly cards! I am tickled pink! And I am sooo excited that you reached number 100 this week! Woot-woot!!!
    Good for you, girl!

  30. Barb says:

    Wow, how the time has flown! I guess that’s what happens when you are having fun. A big congrats on your 100th week.

  31. Adele says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! I’ve linked up a felt christmas tree ornament and a christmas tree ring ornament 🙂

    – Adele @ Mammy Made

  32. Donna Heber says:

    Congrats on your milestone!

  33. mark says:

    Hi, congrats on 100.
    my blog keeps telling me that this page/site is refering people to my blog but I can find no links etc, KJust wondered how people are coming to me from you?
    thanks, mark

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Mark!

      If you’ve linked up to any of my parties – like this one – people are probably visiting from the party link.
      We have a great community here so if you participate you’ll get to meet a lot of wonderful bloggers!

  34. Rorybore says:

    That is such a beautiful song.
    And I did get all the answers right — but I teach Sunday School so I suppose that’s an unfair advantage. ha.
    And of course, I say Merry Christmas — but I don’t get offended if someone says Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings to me. I know that not everyone believes the same — but I don’t need to be threatened by their unbelief. As for me and my house….right?
    Getting upset just seems counter productive to what the spirit of the Season should be.
    Instead of assuming the person intends some kind of offense — I’m just happy they passed good wishes and joy to me.

  35. Naila Moon says:

    100 weeks…awesome! Sounds like an interesting book and your song is simply perfect.
    Happy week!

  36. Nicole says:

    Thank you for hosting another great link up! I’m sharing about a very inspiring website that can help you learn another language.

  37. Congrats♪
    What a lovely accomplishment…and such a great collection of blogs. Here’s to another 100 weeks!

  38. Hazel Moon says:

    Happy congratulations on 100 weeks of sharing and giving!! ♥

  39. Congratulations on 100 weeks! I’ve been delinquent in my blogging but I couldn’t resist a link up for your 100 weeks celebration! Thanks for inviting me, Ramona!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Peggy,

      We’ve missed you at Inspire Me Monday but I’m SO happy you could make it for our 100th week celebration!
      That means 2 years is just around the corner.
      Have a blessed week and thanks for inspiring us!

  40. Ritchil says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my muffins and congratulations on your 100th week!

  41. Congrats on your 100th celebration!
    I enjoy that music.



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