Inspire Me Monday – Week 139

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!

Ramona – Healthy BBQ Sloppy Joe Sliders


In the mood for something delicious?
Whip up a batch of our healthy BBQ Sloppy Joe Sliders!

Ramona – Like A Rhinestone Cowboy Card

When was the last time you heard a catchy tune
That you just couldn’t get out of your head?
This week Glen Campbell inspired me to create this
Like A Rhinestone Cowboy greeting card!

Live Inspired Giveaway

Live Inspired - 3 Book Giveaway at Create With Joy

Create With Joy is currently hosting a giveaway for
Three fabulous books that combine journaling and devotionals
To encourage you to live a more inspired spiritual life!

If you live in the Continental US, stop by and
Enter our Giveaway today!

Miz Helen – Baked Creamed Skillet Corn

Baked Cream Skillet Corn

Who can resist a skillet full of homemade Creamed Corn?
Check out Miz Helen’s mouth-watering recipe!

Merissa – Homemade Foot Washing Station

Foot Washing Station

Keep your house and your bodies cleaner with this
Colorful Foot Washing Station Merissa created to
Help her family wash their feet before entering their home!

Christina – Brown Paper Wreath


Preparing your home for the Fall?
Why not create a new wreath for your home?
Let Christina’s beautiful Kraft & Burlap wreath be your inspiration!

Mimi – Pretty In Pink Wreath

Springtime Wreath

If you live in the Southern hemisphere and are
Gearing up for Spring, we haven’t forgotten you!
Mimi’s ready to inspire you with her delightful
Pretty In Pink Springtime wreath!

Marie – 20 Easy Ways To Encourage Your Spouse


September is a busy month – let’s not forget to
Make time for the people who matter most to us!
Marie reminds us to prioritize our marriages by
Sharing 20 easy ways to encourage our spouse!

Mary – A Maya Angelou Quote To Ponder

Maya Angelou Quote

What are you willing to work hard at when no one is watching?
To work hard at?
To become great at?
Visit Mary and join her in reflecting on the late great
Words of Maya Angelou!

Scott – An Observation About Robin Williams

Robert Frost Quote

Our soul longs for acceptance that is permanent
Rather than whimsical…

Our recent loss of beloved comedian Robin Williams caused
Scott to reflect on the things that are really important in life.
I invite you to stop by and read his thought-provoking essay!

Bonnie – I Taught My Students To Eavesdrop


If you are a Creative Writer, check out this unusual
Creativity technique Bonnie shares with her writing students
To jumpstart their creativity!

Music To Inspire You – Songs For The Working Class

Welcome to Music Moves Me! This week, in honor of Labor Day,
We’re celebrating the backbone of our country –
The working class of America!!

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

Talent is timeless.
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Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 137!

Inspire Me Monday #139 – Week Of September 1, 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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62 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 139”

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  1. Erlene says:

    Thank you for the party 🙂 Have a great week ahead. Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday Link Party tonight at 6pm PST too.

  2. Candace says:

    I absolutely love Donna Summer :)! Thanks for the smile and the party!

  3. Poppy says:

    Lovely features, Ramona. I will pop over to read the Robin Williams piece tomorrow, as it is just past midnight here. The multi talented actor/comedian touched so many millions of people, myself included. Thanks so much for hosting and always inspiring us! Have a wonderful week ahead!


  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Baked Creamed Corn, what a lovely surprise and an honor! Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend and thanks so much for the party!

  5. chris says:

    Thank you so much for hosting!! great party!

  6. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  7. Mimi says:

    Thankyou for featuring me! This is one of my favourite linky parties so I am really honoured…xxx

  8. Dawn Paoletta (@breathoffaith)
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    You had me at Journaling! lol. Must check that giveaway out! Happy September…in a few hours anyway…as always so many great posts!

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

  10. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Happy Monday Labor Day!!! I love your features, the pink wreath is fun!!!
    Thanks too for hosting, enjoy your week

  11. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for having me at this week’s party.
    Have a great week, ahead.

  12. Nici says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Great and appropriate tunes. LOVE IT! Also, that lady with the corn recipe oh that sounds so good, and she had others there, and I spent much to much time there that’s for sure… drooling. ~hehehe~ and the beautiful wreaths… oh my much to much today! ehehe – Thanks for the linky and HAPPY LABOR DAY to you and all your readers! YOU ROCK!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy Labor Day to you Marie – see we were on the same page when it came to the tunes!
      Glad you enjoyed Miz Helen’s recipes – she always features delicious dishes!

  14. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I like your music choices I forgot about that Donna Summer track

    That creamed corn looks tasty, I really like that Colorful Foot Washing Station

    Have a inspirationaltastic week & thanks for hosting 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for always being such a great friend and party enthusiast – I actually had another song picked but remembered Donna’s song at the last moment and decided to make a substitution!

      Have a wonderful week and I will see you on Tuesday! 🙂

  15. Tina says:

    Thnak you for hosting. Have a nice day and week. Tina

  16. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    Boy that Donna Summer video sure brought back memories! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations, thank you for hosting!

  18. Mary Denman says:

    Ramona, Thank you for the feature! 🙂 You made my day. You’re a wonderful host and know that I’m praying for you and your family.

    Have a blessed week!


  19. Mary Denman says:

    Sorry, my first link was messed up. 🙂

  20. Michelle says:

    I recently bought an iron skillet and I’m looking for recipes.
    I snatched up the creamed corn from Miz Helen 🙂

  21. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. I hope you have a fabulous week!

  22. becca says:

    Two of my all time favorite singers and songs here. Gad me grooving.

  23. LorB says:

    Here’s is my Monday inspiration and creation. Not sure how to share it so I am posting the page here.


  24. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    Great Labor Day songs.

  25. Michelle says:

    Thank you for inviting me to the party!

  26. Marie says:

    Thank you for using our article – 20 ways to encourage your spouse and for the link party! I love finding new inspiring blogs to read.

    {{HUGS}} @spreadingJOY


  27. Trish says:

    Thanks so much hosting this wonderful party. Have a great week.

  28. paula schuck says:

    I see several ideas here that inspire me. I like the foot washing station a lot. Smart idea for a cottage especially!

  29. That baked skillet corn looks yum!
    Thanks for rocking out!

  30. Thank you for hosting!
    I hope you have an inspiring week! 🙂

  31. Dancing a bit late, but I’m here at last! I forgot all about Billy Joel’s Allentown. What a perfect song for Labor Day! Have a tunetastic week! PS: Please keep my good friend in prayer. She’s having a hysterectomy this morning and is scared of what they may find. Ask God to fill her (and her husband) with peace and allow everything to go without a hitch and no complications. Thanks!


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