Inspire Me Monday – Week 108

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…

Operation Beautiful Meets 100 Acts Of Kindness

Operation Beautiful Meets 100 Acts Of Kindness

Deb at Bits Of Positivity is committed to enhancing the
Self-image of 100 women through 100 acts of random kindness.
See how you can make a difference in someone’s life by
Participating in this awesome challenge!

Aspire – The Power Of One Little Word

Aspire by Lerusho

This week, Lerusho gave us a peek into her Art Journal and
Introduced us to a fabulous challenge she is participating in called
One Little Word – Celebrating The Power Of Words!

If you’d like to participate and see some gorgeous artwork,
Stop by their website!

30 Day Nutrition Challenge

30 Day Nutrition Challenge

If leading a healthier lifestyle is among your New Year’s goals –
Than Christina’s 30 Day Nutrition Challenge is the place to be!
Today Christina is sharing tips on how to
Celebrate your healthy achievements –
Set your goals and aspire to good health!

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

Seasons Of Reading - Winter Readathon

If you have stacks of unread books taking over your home –
Or if you would like to read more in the New Year –
The Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon, a week-long event
Hosted by Michelle, is the place to be!
The event runs from January 27 through February 2, 2014 and
It’s a low-pressure event where you can read
As much or as little as you want!

If you’ve never participated in a read-a-thon –
This is a great place to jump in and get started!

Friendship Friday – From A To Z

Friendship Friday

This week at Friendship Friday,
Our Journey Through The Alphabet continues!
C is for Creativity – and so much more!
Please Consider joining our Community and
Sharing your Contributions as we
Celebrate the Letter C!

Song Of The Week – American Pie

This week, the theme at Music Moves Me is Food –
And my Song Of The Week is American Pie by Don McClean!

Now, title aside, this song really isn’t about food –
Instead, the lyrics are rife in historical references!
Check out this article to find out
What the American Pie lyrics mean !

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 107

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

Eva’s Apple Pie Muffins – Made With Oat Flour

Apple Pie Muffins

Healthy, wholesome and delicious!

Penny’s Chandy Bling

Chandy Bling

A beautiful way to dress up your chandelier!

Sara’s Healthy Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins

When you need a healthy indulgence
With a touch of chocolate!

Consie’s Sketchbook

Consie's Art Journal

Stop by and peek inside!

Noreen – Valentine Heart Candle

Valentine Heart Candle

A crafty candle for you and your children to make!

Melanie Jean – Iggy The Bold Bunny

Iggy The Bold Bunny

The delightful tale of an extraordinary bunny!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 107!

Inspire Me Monday #108 – Week Of January 26, 2014

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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  1. Eva@Whole Food Mom on a Budget says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Apple Pie Muffins! Today I’m sharing Easy Peanut Butter Fudge.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for a great party!
    Miz Helen

  3. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for the great party! Have a super week ahead!


  4. Thanks so much for the party! & Creativity! Have a great week! Theresa

  5. Great links! thanks Ramona – HapPy Hopping… =)

  6. Laura says:

    So much inspiration this week! I will join in a few causes and opportunities from here.
    I am working hard to get book reviews done before the end of the month. For that, cold weather is a good thing. I’ll stay inside and read and review!

    • Hi Laura,

      It’s really exciting to see all of the exciting things everyone is involved in each week!
      I’m so glad you’re inspired to join in some of the opportunities I’ve shared!

      Best of luck catching up on book reviews. I have a lot to write too!

  7. Lovely party 🙂 Thanks for letting us visit each week!

  8. Penny says:

    Thank you so much for including my Chandy Bling post with this weeks features! Have a wonderful week….hugs, Penny

  9. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

  10. Noreen says:

    Thank you for hosting a great party each week! And thanks so much for featuring my Valentine Heart Candle. Have a lovely week!

  11. I always enjoy seeing the items you choose to feature each week. My personal favorites pics this week are McClean’s “American Pie” and Consie’s 2014 sketch. Blessings!

    • Picking features is both a pleasure and a challenge – I always end up with two browsers open and twice as many features than I can use!
      But – I love Consie’s art and American Pie was a walk down memory lane (even if I’m not that old – lo!)
      Have a wonderful week!

  12. Nina says:

    Hi Ramona – I’ve been doing The Documented Life Project where we are creating an art journal / planner with weekly creative prompts, and it has really kept me focused on doing my creative projects instead of just getting through a day, doing all the “necessary” stuff but forgetting about the “play” stuff ;o) I’m going to check out the other one you have posted this week, too, and see what’s going on over there. Thanks for hosting this fun weekly reminder to connect with other creative types of bloggy friends. I’ll try to get around and visit some of this week’s “hoppers” throughout the coming days (should be a bit easier since we are snowed in and we can’t leave the house!) Nina

  13. what an honour to be featured with my Iggy The Bold Bunny story- and every word is true!

    • Melanie, your story about Iggy the Bold Bunny was SUCH a delight – I hope you get a lot of visits this week!
      I also hope you share many more photos and stories about your delightful bunny.
      Iggy is irresistible!

  14. Laura says:

    Hit send too soon. I love American Pie and would listen to it over and over.

  15. Darlene says:

    Hi, I hope you had a wonderful week. Just want to thank you for hosting another fantastic party. Best wishes, Darlene

  16. Rhonda says:

    your party has the best and nicest partiers, so glad you host this one.

  17. Haupi Justice says:

    Love your choice for the Monday Music blog hop “American Pie”. Now how come I didn’t think of that one. Great looking blog too I might add.

  18. Naila Moon says:

    I knew someone would choose that song. It is a classic!
    It was good to see you pop in on Twitter this weekend. Seems you were having a bit o’ trouble though. I am going to participate in the read-a -thon this week too.
    Have a good week all around!

    • I love American Pie – so catchy and so meaningful (even if it technically isn’t about food!)
      Could have posted the Pina Colada song or Cheeseburgers in Paradise – but I’m deeper than that! 🙂

      So glad you’re going to participate in the read-a-thon! This will be my first time joining the Winter one (missed the dates last year) but Michelle does seasonal ones and the other ones I’ve joined have been great!

      Enjoyed our Twitter chats, even in the midst of technical difficulties!

  19. Nici says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a super week!

  20. Rorybore says:

    One of the great songs of all time. I new what all the references were. brilliant song writing. just brilliant.

  21. XmasDolly says:

    /Wow! I forgot all about this one! What a great choice “American Pie”! YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND!!!! Thanks for joining us at Monday’s Music Moves Me! Can I have the next dance? Stay warm and have a great week!

  22. Thanks so much for featuring my Operating Beautiful Meets 100 Acts of Kindness Project! Have a great week! 🙂

  23. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    You always have such interesting news and new projects for us to discover; what a joy in itself! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  24. Cathy Kennedy says:

    American Pie is a classic. This song came out in the early 70s. I was 10-years old at the time and had no idea the song was in reference to Buddy Holly’s death. It was many, many years before I learned this and even today I found out a few other legendary music icons died in the same plane crash as Holly. I was feel just a little sad when I hear this tune, but it’s a good one. Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the Monday’ Music Moves Me Crew, Joy!

  25. Diane says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have wonderful week my friend!

  26. Kath says:

    Thanks for hosting 🙂
    Have a great week!

  27. Linda B says:

    Thanks for hosting. I love the Valentine’s candle. It’s so fun.

  28. stevebethere says:

    Iconic song brilliant and excellent video the song goes with it well;-)

    Have a tanfastic day 😉

  29. Thanks for the feature! And the kind comment on the post! Have a wonderful week!

  30. Tina says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great week. Tina

  31. Mary Hill says:

    Hi, I love the One Little Word Challenge! As usual, you have a lot of great features this week. 🙂

  32. Crystelle says:

    I appreciate all you hard work with putting together these parties. Thanks so much and have a happy week!!
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  33. Mystery Case says:

    We’ve just had a long weekend and I was full of good intentions with a huge to do list and hardly anything was done. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing and looking forward to one more week of school holidays.

  34. Wonderful inspirations! Thank you for hosting. That bunny is adorable!

    • Isn’t Melanie’s bunny and story fab? She is such a creative soul!
      Have a great week and thanks for joining us again – I love catching up on your creations and your art shares!

  35. Hi Ramona. Oh, there’s so much inspiration, and so little time. I’m linking up this week with Part Two of The Enchanting Cottage; a creative tale of an artist’s friend’s most unusual cottage. Hugs, and have a happy, creative week. ~ Nancy

  36. Thank you for featuring my 30-Day Nutrition Challenge! And thank you for hosting Inspire Me Monday!

  37. I have to visit that 100 ARK website.
    Thanks for the inspirations.

  38. Happy to be back at Inspire Me Monday!
    Today I shared “7 Spices That Can Help You Lose Weight and Add Spice to Your Life”.
    All the best, Deb

  39. DaLynn McCoy says:

    What a great idea! I’m not sure I have anything recent that qualifies, but I’ll have to remember to link up with you all when I do have those things. I do, sometimes, but am just getting back into the swing of things and doing a blog re-evaluation after the holidays. 🙂 Look at all the posts linked up! Awesome!

    Thanks for linking up with Christian Fellowship Friday! Be blessed!


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