Inspire Me Monday – Week 124

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!

The Living Memories Project

The Living Memories Project

When you lose someone you love, it’s hard to say good-bye.
Grief can be a prolonged process.
How do you celebrate the lives of your loved ones
Without re-living the pain of their loss?

These are some of the answers you’ll find in
The Living Memories Project –
An inspirational book that celebrates the lives
Of over 30 amazing individuals and provides ideas
On how to pay tribute to the ones you love!

For more information, read my book review
Visit their website
And share a copy of this wonderful resource
With a friend in need!

Surprised By Grace

Surprised By Grace

Today I’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Sherrill –
An exceptional woman who has inspired others her entire life!

Elizabeth has been a writer and editor for Guideposts for over 60 years.
She has published over 1500 articles and written over 30 books,
Including The Hiding Place about Corrie ten Boom and
The Cross and the Switchblade about David Wilkerson.

Now she shares her own amazing life story in Surprised By Grace –
A book that reminds us that God can use anyone who is
Willing to yield their lives to Him.

If you enjoy reading about exceptional women,
May I recommend this book?

Karen – You Make Me Happy Card

You Make Me Happy Card

Don’t you just adore Karen’s sweet creation?
Brighten someone’s day with a beautiful card
Filled with a sweet and cheery sentiment!

Carolyn – From Drab To Fab Wreath

Drab To Fab Wreath

Ready to greet your home visitors with some a dash of floral cheer?
Carolyn shows us how she went from drab to fab by giving a
Roadside wreath a much-needed makeover!

Penny – Studio Tour

Penny - Studio Tour

Nothing inspires me to get my home in order like
Visiting the gorgeous creative spaces my friends have created!
If your environment could use some freshening up –
You’ll love what Penny has done with her studio!

Laurie – Crafts To Make With Buttons & Sequins

Button Art

Look around your craft room.
Is it overrun with too many buttons and sequins?
If so, you simply MUST pop over to Laurie’s inspiring post!
It is filled with tons of awesome ideas to help you
Put these embellishments to good, creative use!

Nancy – Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

In the mood for something different but delicious?
My husband’s eyes lit up when he saw
Nancy Creative’s Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread!
Guess who picked this week’s recipe selection?

Women In Music – The Women Of Heart

This week’s theme for Music Moves Me is Women In Music – 60’s through 80’s! What an awesome category! So many wonderful musical influences during that time…

Two women I consider musical icons from this era are Ann and Nancy Wilson – the talented sisters who formed the musical group, Heart, in 1974. These talented sisters, with their incredible vocal, guitar-playing, and lyric-writing talents, opened doors for women trying to break into the male-dominated world music industry in their day. Still going strong today, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

I believe that Heart’s best creative work can be found on their early albums. Here’s to Ann and Nancy Wilson – rock on, Barracudas!

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 123!

Inspire Me Monday #124 – Week Of May 18, 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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57 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 124”

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  1. Ruth says:

    Hi thanks for the link party.. And introducing us to these wonderful ladies… Have a great weekend!


  2. carolyn says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! I had to take my wreath down this last week because the blasted Robin’s kept trying to nest in it!!! Hopefully they’ve found a different place to dwell and I can put it back up! Hilarious!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh no – although it is a tad amusing! I’m sure you must be flattered on some level that your wreath was so inviting that the robin’s deemed it “nest-worthy” for a home to call their very own! 🙂

      I wonder who your next drab to fab makeover will attract…

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Inspire Me Monday!
    Always a wonderful way to begin the week!

  4. NancyC says:

    Tell your husband “thank you” for me, for choosing to feature the Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I will – my husband cannot wait to try your recipe!
      If you want to melt his his heart – melt him some high quality chocolate! 🙂

      (P.S. Your recipe caught my eye the moment I saw it too – I LOVE your stuff! 🙂

  5. Erlene says:

    Thanks for the party. That chocolate banana bread looks so good.

  6. I have a SIL who would do well with this book on grief.

    And that banana bread is definitely worth a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration today and the music!

    Have a blessed week.

  7. Paula J says:

    Back to Monday…well at least we have your party to make things happy 🙂

  8. Penny says:

    It is so sweet of you to feature my studio tour….thank you! It’s always my pleasure to stop by and join your party each week….hugs, Penny

  9. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  11. Must make that Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread… that looks amazing!

  12. Thanks for a super lovely party! 🙂

  13. Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  14. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Heart is one of my favorite groups! Dreamboat Annie is one of my favorite’s of their’s too! Thanks for sharing, and joining us! You definitely rock my friend. The song before that is a new one for me, but very pleasant. Thanks for the introduction. One of my favorite things about Monday’s Music Moves Me is I get introduced to many great songs. Have a rockin’ week my friend, and share that recipe with us on Friday! mmmmmmmmm Slice me up some I’ll bring the cold milk. hehehehe

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dog And Butterfly is the title track from their second album! They achieved greater commercial success with some of their later songs and albums – but their first two albums, where they had greater creative freedom, remain my favorites. 🙂

  15. Jamie says:

    I also want to Thank You so much for Hosting “Inspire Me Monday”! I love your posts, recipes and videos. It is Great. : )

  16. Love the Heart classics…..also love them in their 80’s, big hair era, but your selections were really good songs; the ones you immediately think of when you think of Heart. Happy Music Monday!

  17. Tina says:

    Thank you for another great party. Have a nice week. Tina

  18. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    A friend of mine who I have known for years is a massive Heart fan she used to play them constantly 😉

    Have a tanfastic week 😉

  19. Heart is a nice female group from the 80s, and one I don’t often think about. They are really talented singers, but then again this decade really seemed to explode in the music industry. I love the sounds of the 80s!

    Women in music 60s-80s

  20. Rachel says:

    Stopping by from Small Victories Sunday. Love how share your inspirations. It’s very encouraging, perfect for Mondays.

  21. Kimberly says:

    I love your party! thanks for hosting. Our party starts tonight at 7 pm. I hope you will swing by and share. We love having you.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  22. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Thanks for the Inspiration, my post this week is the Mondays Reflection- The Color Magenta. Wishing you a great week!!
    Be Blessed

  23. Thank you for the party! Have a wonderful week.

  24. Naila Moon says:

    What a beautiful piece of music.
    Enjoy your week.

  25. BeBetsy says:

    Great party, thanks for hosting!

    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  26. Dawn Paoletta (@breathoffaith)
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    OH MY GOSH! Heart is like my fave Girl band ever..from the past. 😉 So amazingly talented.
    LOVE Dog and Butterfly.

  27. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for the information on the books, the The Living Memories Project looks very interesting!
    And, the cake looks delicious!

    Thanks for hosting!

  28. I really like Laurie’s idea for all those buttons I have hanging around. Blessings!

  29. What a nice compilation of resources 🙂 Thanks for sharing at #smallvictoriessunday 🙂

  30. becca says:

    huge fan of Heart thanks for the dance.

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