Inspire Me Monday – Week 129

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!

Chicken Soup For The Soul Giveaway
Living With Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Living With Alzheimers & Other Dementias

If someone in your life is facing Alzheimer’s or dementia –
They need support, understanding and encouragement.
So do their families, caregivers and friends.

Thanks to the folks at Chicken Soup For The Soul,
Their world just got a little smaller.
They no longer have to travel on their journey alone.

Be sure to enter this giveaway and/or help spread the word
About this important resource.
Someone you know will be very thankful you did!

Helen – 1 Design, 2 Anniversary Cards

Helen - Anniversary Card

Happy Anniversary, dear Helen!
June bride and card designer Helen G. celebrated her anniversary
By introducing us to a new Challenge Blog and
Showing us how she created two different cards
Using one design!

If you are a card-maker – or aspire to be one –
I highly encourage you to visit this talented lady’s blog!

Kirsty – Top 10 Copyright-Free Image Sources For Bloggers

Free Image Sources For Bloggers

Are you a blogger in need of some great images for your blog?
Thanks, Kirsty, for this great list of resources to explore!

Joy – Why Journal?

Why Journal - 7 Reasons

Has the idea of starting a journal been tugging at your heart
But you have yet to act on that impulse?

Perhaps you think a journal is a little too introspective or
A little too self-indulgent?

If so, perhaps a spiritual journal is what you need!
Joy provides 7 fabulous reasons to start one – check them out!

Shari – Bourbon Brown Sugar-Glazed Flank Steak

Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Flank Steak

If you’re looking for something mouth-watering to serve your family –
Something that won’t break the bank –
Something with an amazingly flavorful sauce –
Shari says that this recipe is the one to try!

Rena – No Sew Stretchy Wrap Bracelets – Tutorial

No Sew Stretchy Wrap Bracelets Tutorial

Are you looking for a unique adornment for you wrists?
These No Sew Stretchy Wrap Bracelets by Rena fit the bill!
Check out her latest tutorial and wrap yourself in style!

Great Writers Make Great Reading

Psalm 142-5

Art Credit:
Rina Peru – Our Healing Moments

Each week, we are so blessed to have an amazing group of
Inspirational writers encourage us with their words of wisdom!

This week, I’d like to share a sampling of what you’ll find
If you take the time to visit some of our talented guests each week!

When God Said No – Renee Ann Smith

Dear Friend – Joanna

When You’re All Alone In Your Pain – Rina Peru

Music To Inspire You – The Journey by Lea Salonga

This week, we’re free to post a Freebie for the Music Theme at Music Moves Me!

I was in the mood for something Inspirational so I
Searched and found a new-to-me-song called
The Journey by Lea Salonga.

Turns out Lea Salonga is quite an accomplished performer!
Lea is the first Filipina artist to be signed to an international record label
And to receive a major album release and distribution deal in the United States!
Lea is also one of the best-selling Filipino artists of all times.

Lea was the first Asian actress to play the roles of
Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserable on Broadway.
She won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and
Theatre World awards for her lead role as Kim in Miss Saigon.
Lea also was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for
Providing the singing voice for Jasmine in Aladdin and
Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II!

Kudos to Lea – I hope you enjoy the song!

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 1280!

Inspire Me Monday #129 – Week Of June 22, 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. Phoenix tears heal says:

    Hi, I’ve just found this and added even though there’s about 20 minutes to next Monday 😀 I will add it again on tomorrow’s new one because it is fantastic new challenge in WordPress 🙁

  2. Poppy says:

    Thanks for all the great inspiration and tips, Ramona! Have a wonderful first week of summer!


  3. Ramona, I thought I had seen and read or shared every “Chicken Soup for the Soul”!! Thank you for showing me another incredible resource! I didn’t know this one was available. Thank you for your Faith and Kindness and for hosting such a wonderful, inspiring party! I’m all linked up, thankfully!
    Hugs, Blessings and Gratitude, My Friend!

    • Hi Theresa,

      So glad to see you at this week’s party!

      One of the benefits of being a Chicken Soup For The Soul blogger is that I have the opportunity to review their upcoming releases – and this one just came out!

      If you love Chicken Soup For The Soul books, they have an AMAZING year in store for you!
      I accepted the entire year of releases for review because each book just keeps getting better –
      And I look forward to offering you all a chance to win copies!

      There are PRODUCTS too!!!

      Have an amazing week. Can’t wait to see what you shared!

  4. Erlene says:

    Thank you for hosting another fun party. Have a super week

  5. Linda B says:

    I love the Anniversary card – tomorrow is our Wedding Anniversary.

  6. Debbie @ says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  7. Phoenix tears heal says:

    I love the, what some call coincidence, and other synchronicity, lately; this journey song is so beautiful, and so appropriate for the about me page of my old poetry blog, which I was just updating 🙂

  8. I decided to post a writing and photography post for my first Inspire Me Monday. I hope t that’s all right. I’m not good at crafts.

    Thanks for hosting! See you at Wordless Wednesday!

    • Welcome to Inspire Me Monday – we’re SO glad you joined us!

      Yes, your writing and photography post is MORE than welcome here!
      That’s the beauty of Inspire Me Monday.
      We love crafts and recipes – but we love writing, photography and all other types of creative inspiration as well! 🙂

      Love reading your homespun memories. Have a wonderful week!

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

  10. Ramona, thank you so much for featuring my card this week. Thank You so much for the wishes and your kind word. It means a lot to me! Thank you for another inspirational week!!

  11. Thank you for the great feature on my Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Flank Steak. I feel honored to be in such great company.

  12. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting another so inspiring party. Have a great week. Tina

  13. XmasDolly says:

    What a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing, and loved seeing you at the twitter party. It was my first one and I don’t fully understand, but I will. heehhee

  14. stevebethere says:

    Nice song first time hearing it 🙂

    Have a tanfabulous day thanks for hosting 🙂

  15. I am in love with journals, so that DIY journal post is by far my favorite!!

  16. Rina Peru says:

    Thank you so much for featuring “When You’re All Alone in Your Pain”. I pray that it will be a blessing to your readers. God bless you for sharing it! (Also my fellow Filipina, Lea Salonga). Have a wonderfully blessed week!

  17. Misty says:

    Thank you for hosting! 🙂 Blessings!

  18. So much inspiration here, thanks for the party and Happy Monday!

  19. BeBetsy says:

    We love your blog. Thanks for hosting a fun party!

    Best Wishes,
    Denise & Aubrie

  20. Sharon says:

    Good to learn about that Chicken Soup book. My father suffered from some sort of dementia in his last few years of life. And it’s a rocky road indeed. It’s hard dealing with someone who becomes suspicious, angry, and unreasonable. He passed away in January, and I praise God that he is now free from the prison his mind and body had become. But I think this book is a valuable resource as we approach the coming years of care with our mother.

    Thank you for telling us about it!


  21. I could totally go for some of that steak!

    Thanks for rocking with us! 🙂

  22. Paula J says:

    Hi Ramona!
    Thanks so much for hosting 🙂
    Hope your having a good week!

  23. becca says:

    What a beautiful inspiring post. always enjoy your music selections so pretty.

  24. Thanks for hosting! I shared my DIY Glow Party.


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