Inspire Me Monday – Week #123

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!

Welcome To Children’s Book Week 2014

Childrens Book Week Poster

To celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014,
Create With Joy is partnering with publishers, authors, and bloggers
To celebrate books with the power to change young lives!

We are celebrating this event with giveaways galore –
So please join in the festivities by participating in the fun!

Welcome Mrs D!
The Trees Have Hearts – Book & $25 Amazon GC Giveaway

The Trees Have Hearts

Welcome Zonderkidz!
Two Children’s Book Week Giveaways From Zonderkidz

Zonderkidz Childrens Book Week Giveaway - All Books (Compressed)

Welcome Julie!
Your Feelings – Book & $20 Amazon GC Giveaway

Your Feelings And What God Says About Them

For more great books – and more chances to win –
Please visit the Children’s Book Week 2014 Giveaway Hop!

What is your favorite children’s book and why?
Please leave a note in the comments!

Nancy – Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Need a sweet treat to savor while reading all of those books?
Who can resist this Sweet Potato Pound Cake from Nancy Creative?

Cathy – Favorite Things Scrapbook


Re-create a few of your favorite memories –
And transform something marred into something beautiful!
Cathy shows us how as she turns a bargain bin scrapbook
Into a beautiful work of art!

Meryl – Are You Or Your Kids Addicted To Your Cell Phone?

SmartPhone Addiction

I recently became the owner of my very first smartphone.
The day I went from “flippy” to “zippy” was monumental for me!
I barely gave my very functional but Jurassic-aged flippy the time of day.
But Eva? My sparkling new Galaxy S5?
That gal is changing my life!

With that said, one of my favorite articles this week was
Meryl’s post about cell phone / smart phone addiction!
Filled with tons of fascinating facts and interesting graphics,
If you are a technology user, you won’t want to miss this article!

Music To Inspire You – One Sweet Day
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day

Source: Share Faith

Today’s Music Moves Me is dedicated to my Mother
Who are celebrating Mother’s Day in heaven
With my Grandmother and my Sister on this sweet day.

I miss you all so very much…

For more creative inspiration, join us for Friendship Friday!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 122!

Inspire Me Monday #123 – Week Of May 11, 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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48 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week #123”

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  1. NancyC says:

    Thanks so much for including my Sweet Potato Pound Cake in your features! 🙂 Thanks for hosting and hope you are having a nice Mother’s Day!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re so welcome Nancy – that is going to be pinned when I have a chance!
      And I can’t wait to check out this week’s mouth-watering post!

  2. Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    Twitter: LauraLane1986

    Undoubtedly, the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are my favorites. They inspired me as a young girl to do it myself, make it myself, and write it myself. She helped to shape who I became as an adult.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Those were fabulous inspirations for a lot of young girls!
      Thanks for sharing your childhood favorites with us Laura – have a wonderful week! 🙂

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Hope you have a very special Mothers Day and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Linda B says:

    Books have always made me seek adventure and get lost in the story.

  5. Debbie @ says:

    Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Colletta says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this linkup! I’m hosting a Favorite Color Swap. I’d love if you would join in!


  7. Great features, wonderful books and lovely party! Thanks for hosting!

  8. FABBY says:

    Thank you for hosting. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

  9. Chelsey says:

    One of the things that always inspires me is the people I get to work with.

  10. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, Ramona. Wishing you a lovely week ahead!


  11. Natasha in Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    Many thanks for another fun link up. Hope you have a fabulous week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  12. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    It’s just not a good start to the week if I don’t come visit my friends at Inspire Me Monday! :O)

  13. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice song and a lovely tribute to your mother ..bless her.

    Have a tanfabulous week 🙂

  14. Sara says:

    Good Morning!
    I posted on the use of apple cider vinegar for acid reflux. Thanks so much for hosting a hop!

  15. Kimberly says:

    Love your party. Thanks for hosting. Please come and show off tonight at 7. We would love to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  16. Crystelle says:

    thanks for the fab party!!! 🙂
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  17. BeBetsy says:

    Welcome to another fantastic week!! We hope it is AMAZING!! Thanks for hosting a great party.

    Best Wishes,
    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  18. Inspiration is so important in this life. It creates the energy to pursue greatness and creativity. Thank you for letting me share my current inspiration!

  19. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I like the Sweet Potato Pound Cake.
    Im sending big hugs! =)

    Thanks for hosting!

  20. Paula J says:

    Thanks for hosting this inspirational blog party Ramona!!
    Have a terrific week 🙂

  21. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog. Blessings!

  22. I love all things space adventure can’t remember the name but it was about a girl who went into space with her cat loved it even had it autographed one time. Thanks for hosting another great party

  23. Meryl says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me this Monday. Yours is one of my favorite sites to visit 😀

  24. Melody says:

    Hi again Ramona!
    See this Inspire Me Monday post is perfectly RED!
    I beleive in coloring outside the lines 8)

  25. Helga says:

    New to this blog, have a blessed day!

  26. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    That pound cake looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your awesome linky with Small Victories Sunday!

  27. Chelsey says:

    Wow, this is so cool. I love your website!

  28. Kimberly says:

    Thanks again, for being part of our party. Lou Lou Girls


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