Inspire Me Monday – Week 133

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!

I hope you all are having a fabulous summer!
This week, kick back and enjoy some good books –
Delicious food – and fun projects as we
Power our way through July!

Chicken Soup For The Soul – Miracles Happen

Chicken Soup For The Soul - Miracles Happen

This week we’re kicking off another
Chicken Soup For The Soul Giveaway
With a fabulous book called Miracles Happen!

This book contains 101 inspirational stories about
Hope, answered prayers, and divine inspiration.

Be sure to stop by to enter our latest giveaway
And help us spread the word!

Miz Helen – Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

If you love the rustic flavors of a Greek Salad,
Be sure to check out Miz Helen’s variations on
This Mediterranean classic!

Shari – Cauliflower Salad With Ham & Beans

Cauliflower Salad

Tangy cauliflower and carrots combined with
Sweet pepper, sugar snap peas, salty bits of ham, and
Creamy white beans create a delicious fusion of flavors!

Beverly – Healthy Mango Parfait

Healthy Mango Parfait

Cool… refreshing… no cook… no bake…
The perfect summertime treat!

Eliza – Classic Fairy Bread

Classic Fairy Bread

Celebrate your next children’s birthday party
With an Australian favorite –
Classic Fairy Bread!

Angela – Newspaper Gift Bags

Newspaper Gift Bag Tutorial

Looking for a fun and innovative gift wrap?
Check out Angela’s tutorial on
How to create Newspaper Gift Bags!

Good Sam – Special Offer

Good Sam

Looking for a great summertime read?

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing and
Hosting a giveaway for Dete Meserve’s book,
Good Sam at Create With Joy!

What would you do if a Good Samaritan left
$10K on your doorstep?

Dete was SO thrilled by your overwhelming response
To her book that she has an exclusive offer for you!

Now through the end of July,
Create With Joy readers can purchase
Good Sam on Smashwords for only 99 cents
Using this Exclusive Coupon Code:


Good Sam is available in a variety of formats
Including E-pub, Mobi (Kindle) and PDF!

Visit Smashwords to get your copy of Good Sam!

Music To Inspire You – Human

Welcome to Music Moves Me!
Ever hear a song you can’t get out of your head?

This week’s song is Human by Christina Perri,
Featuring the intriguing choreography of Brian Friedman.

For more creative inspiration,
Join us for Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 132!

Inspire Me Monday #132 – Week Of July 20, 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. Thanks for the party. I love the opportunity to share and meet new friends.

  2. I forgot to say thank you for featuring my Cauliflower Salad. It always gives me a little thrill when someone shares what I’ve done. Thank you so much!

  3. Linda B says:

    Beautiful choices as usual. I want ice cream now and it’s 10 pm and we have none in the house. Chicken Soup books are wonderful. Thanks.

  4. Debbie @ says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  5. Always a pleasure to see what you have featured. Blessings!

  6. FABBY says:

    Oh my, such all yummy looking features!
    Have a nice week ahead.

  7. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Here’s a great big (((HUG))) for you today! 🙂

    Thank you so much for hosting these great blog parties! Looking forward to making new friends. Know I’m praying for you.


  8. Poppy says:

    Yummy and cool summer treats! Thanks so much for hosting, Ramona, and have a wonderful week!


  9. Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful week!

  10. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Fab music choice and even better food that all looked delicious heheh!

    Have a tanfastic day 😉

  11. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Try not to be too shocked, I actually got in early today! :O)

  12. Erlene says:

    Thanks Joy for the party. I’m a little late, but better late than never.

  13. I’m only human…totally! Great song selection to start the week off with on Monday’s Music Moves Me! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration of others. I am hoping over to check out the gift bag tutorial & to learn more about a few of the recipes you shared. Have a tunetastic week, my friend!

  14. Good morning and thank you as always for hosting!
    My link party contribution this week may not completely follow everyone’s guidelines, but my friend Sunny from the well known blog Life in Rehab is in trouble and I’m doing whatever I can to help her get her head above water. It is my hope that as a spiritual community steeped in faith we can join forces and prevent her and her family from drowning.
    Please take a moment to read my link and see if you can’t join me in preparing this Caring Casserole 🙂
    Blessed be,
    Michael @ My “Diabetic” Food

  15. becca says:

    OMG love this video i’m a huge fan of Brian Friedman’s work so so good.

  16. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    What fantastic son, and fantabulous video! Such talent! It’s mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing my friend, and have a rocking week. Thanks for joining us once again! Hugs, Marie

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Romona,
    I just got back home to my computer and what a lovely surprise to find my Greek Chicken Salad featured today. Thank you so much for the feature I am honored! Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

  18. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations! Thank you for hosting this!

  19. Hi,
    I am so delighted to party with you at Inspire Me Monday! Today I shared “Meatless Monday: Lose Weight, Feel Great with a Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie”. All the best, Deborah

  20. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a nice week. Tina

  21. Naila Moon says:

    Oh, I have hit your blog at dinner time. The food!
    I enjoyed the song pick this week. I loved the spirit of it and the song as well.

    Great stuff!

  22. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  23. Crystelle says:

    Thank you for hosting this Monday morning!!! 🙂
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  24. Pamela says:

    Well I just up and bought that book. I’m turning in early to settle down with it. I appreciate your book reviews. I kinda have a “thing” for books. Ha! ~Pamela

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

  26. BeBetsy says:

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting a great party!

    Best Wishes,
    Denise & Aubrie

  27. Michelle says:

    If someone gave me 10k I would like to think I would feed the hungry, help clean up storm devastated areas, and send my son to college.


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