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A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!
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What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me!
When you think of landscaping your home or
Planning a garden, have you ever thought of
Turning your backyard into a wildlife habitat?
Neither did I until I read Bernadette’s amazing article
That describes how to turn your backyard into a Butterfly Garden!
This is part of a fascinating educational series Bernadette has written
On Backyard Wildlife Habitats that you won’t want to miss!
By the way, Bernadette’s Wildlife Habitat has been certified
Through the National Wildlife Federation, so she knows her stuff!
If you love Collage and Mixed Media Art,
Then you simply must visit The Artful Diva
And explore the stunning work of Pat Kumicich!
Her She Loves Collage simply took my breath away.
I’m going to share a little secret with you:
I have a weakness for Coconut Cake
So I went a little weak in the knees
When I saw Nancy’s mouth-watering creation!
If you share my weakness,
Go check out the recipe and more delectable photos!
Heather’s Stars Of Clay are candy for the eye!
Her crafty stars are one of the most beautifully
Photographed DIY projects I’ve seen in a long time!
If you want to start your day with something delicious –
Jenn’s Maple Glazed Banana Pecan Waffles fit the bill!
Have you ever created your own homemade syrup?
Are you interested in learning the art of canning and preservation?
If so, Shari’s Homemade Blackberry Syrup Recipe is a
Great place to start!
Are you looking for food for thought as you start your week?
Sara’s wonderful article, Helping Without Hurting,
Is a great place to start!
Music To Inspire You – Cool Change
Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week’s theme is #1 Hits On The Billboard Top 40
From The Rock Era – 1955 To Present!
To celebrate August,
I chose Sailing by Christopher Cross for this week’s song!
Sailing was a soft rock song from
Christopher Cross’s self-titled debut album
Which was released in January 1980.
His first single from the album –
Ride Like The Wind –
Rose to #2 on the pop charts and Sailing –
The follow up single –
Hit #1 on Billboard on August 30, 1980.
These songs transformed Christopher
From a completely unknown artist into
One of the biggest stars of the year!
In 1981, Sailing won the Grammy Award for
The Best Record and Best Song;
Christopher Cross won Best Album, and
Christopher himself won Best New Artist.
In 1982, Christopher had his final #1 hit with
Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do),
Which won the 1082 Oscar for Best Song.
Enjoy the video!
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 135!
Inspire Me Monday #136 – Week Of August 10, 2014
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
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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