Inspire Me Monday – Week 143

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!

Show You Care – Send Cards & Care Packages

A Brand New Day Card with Flowers

Sometimes, we all need a fresh start in life!
When someone you love is starting a new,
Show your support by sending a handmade card, then
Create the perfect Care Package using LeeAnne’s tips!

Consie – Art Journal Feather Page

Feather Page

Consie created this gorgeous Art Journal Page when
She was challenged to add a feather to her artwork
For the Documented Life Project.
What would you create using a feather?

The Hope Quotient – Review & Giveaway

The Hope Quotient

Did you know that hope is not just something you feel,
Or wishful thinking or blind optimism,
But a state of being that you can learn how to create?

Hope is vital to our very survival!

The Hope Quotient provides us with the opportunity to
Assess our hope quotient and teaches us how to raise it.

Don’t miss your chance to WIN a copy of The Hope Quotient
Enter our Giveaway today!

Tom – Fruit Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship Tutorial

Unleash your creativity in the kitchen with this must-read tutorial on
How To Create A Fruit Pirate Ship For A Healthy Treat –
It’s so gorgeous, you won’t want to eat it!

Darlene – Hand Drawn Coloring Pages For All Ages

Adult Coloring Pages

How many of you enjoy coloring in your spare time?
It’s okay to raise your hand, even if you’re an adult –
Coloring is a wonderful way to relieve stress and relax your mind!

If you’re looking for some beautiful, intricate images to decorate,
Look no further than Darlene’s beautiful blog!
This week she is offering a gorgeous pumpkin for your pleasure!

Beverly – Bird-Themed ATCs

Bird ATCs

Beverly Baird is busy creating bird-themed ATCs!
Aren’t they beautiful?
To see what else she’s been creating this week,
Stop by her blog!

Diane – Fig-Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes

Fig & Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes

For a mouth-watering treat, check out Diane’s
Fig-Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes –
The photos are simply scrumptious!

Ruth – Come Follow Me

Lerusho - Scrap Art

Ruth’s latest creation is inspired by Roald Dahl!
Pop by to learn more about her creative process!

Margaret Anne – Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Scones

Whole Wheat Cranberry Scones

Scone addicts – gather round!
Margaret Anne says her latest scone recipe is “amazing” –
And judging from the photos, it looks like a must-try!

Jamie – Simple Tips To Restart Your Workout


Feeling like you’re packing on pounds just from
Gazing at those delicious recipe photos?
Don’t worry – Jamie has us covered!
Check out her awesome workout tips to
Keep us in shape this Fall!

Music To Inspire You

Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week we have the opportunity to
Feature a song of our choice.
My pick for the week is
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding!

Here’s the story behind this amazing song:

In June 1967, 26-year old Otis Redding wrote
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay while renting a
Houseboat with his road manager in Sausalito, California.

The song was unlike anything he had previously recorded and
Not everyone supported his choice but he insisted on recording it,
Believing it would be his first #1 song.

Two days after he recorded it, Otis Redding died in a plane crash.
However, his prediction came true.

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay catapulted to the top of the charts,
Becoming the first posthumous #1 Song by an artist in the US.
It sold over a million copies and won a Grammy for the
Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

Today, this song is considered a standard.
In 1999, BMI named it the 6th most performed song of the 20th century,
With over 6 million radio performances!

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

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 142!

Inspire Me Monday #143 – Week Of September 28, 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. Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Hello cute lady! I love partying with you each week. I would love it if you could stop by our party that start tomorrow at 7 pm. That would be fantastic!
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, Ramona! Have a fabulous week!


  4. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  5. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Thank for hosting, have a great week!!

  6. It’s always fun to see the inspirational pieces you feature. Blessings!

  7. Always an inspirational party Joy 🙂 Thanks for hosting us each week!

  8. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a nice week. Tina

  9. Another wonderful party. Thank you!

  10. Bev says:

    Love Otis Redding’s Dock in the Bay – thanks for sharing it and the info about it. I never knew that about the song.
    Thanks for including me in listing! So enjoy stopping by and taking part.

  11. Darlene says:

    I can’t thank you enough for featuring my colouring page. I did my happy dance then shared it on twitter and google. Best wishes, Darlene

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So happy to make your day Darlene – I was delighted to discover your coloring pages – they are gorgeous and so intricate in their beautiful designs!

      Have a lovely week! 🙂

  12. Chris says:

    Thank you so much for hosting!!
    Love your party, friend!

  13. FABBY says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a lovely week.

  14. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Wow! Look at all the recipes, and that great song. Sitting at the dock of the bay is always a good tune to listen to when you’re ridin’ along! Thanks for sharing, and being a great hostess! 🙂

  15. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    Oh, Otis. Now that’s a great old song.

  16. Mary Denman says:

    Already headed over to Darlene’s page! I’m getting my colored pencils out!

    Thanks for hosting Ramona!

  17. I made Blueberry Scones for the first time last Friday. It was an easy, delicious recipe. I am now interested in taking a look at your featured blogger’s WW Cranberry Orange Scones. Oh you are really in the groove this morning with Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. No one does that song like Otis Redding! Have a tunetastic week, my friend!

  18. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful week.

  19. That care package is such a great idea, so meaningful! Love all the features, thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  20. What a fun pirate ship!!!!
    And I love that song from Otis.

    Wishing you a happy World Heart Day, National Attend Your Grandchild’s Birthday, National Coffee Day, National Mocha Day, National Poisoned Blackberries Day, Confucius Day, VFW Day, & last Monday in September!

  21. Rach D says:

    Thanks so much for hosting a great party!!

  22. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    Wonderful inspirations! Thank so much for hosting!

  23. becca says:

    Love this song so much. such a great song and so smooth makes me think of summer.

  24. Thank you for hosting. Well, videos are most of my creative outlet, so I’m linking them up going forward and hopefully will be connecting on Wordless Wednesday again, since we GOT A CAT! He’s adorable. We hope to introduce him on the blog next week. NOW we are real pet bloggers. ;0)

  25. BeBetsy says:

    Good Morning. It’s been awhile, we hope you are well. Thanks for continuing to host these wonderful parties.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Denise & Aubrie

  26. Trish says:

    Thanks so much for the party. I wanted to take this time to invite you to stop by The Southern Special Linky party. I would love to have it. Have an awesome week.

  27. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a lovely week.


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