Inspire Me Monday – Week 145

Inspire Me Monday

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Sharpen your creative vision and
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What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me!

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Vanilla Butter Sauce


Ever create a recipe you fall heads-over-heels in love with?
My husband and I have been experimenting with pumpkin recipes.
My favorite? This Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake!
It’s heavenly! It’s divine! It’s comfort on a plate!

Ramona – Perfect Day Greeting Card

CTMH Perfect Day Card

Today’s the Perfect Day to surprise a friend with a
Gift and a handcrafted card!

Graham Blanchard – Children’s 3-Book Gift Set Giveaway

Graham Blanchard Classic Collection

Happy 1st Birthday to Children’s Book Publisher Graham Blanchard!
To celebrate the occasion, we’re hosting a Worldwide Giveaway
Of their new Learn, Absorb & Praise Classic Collection Gift Set –
Perfect for gift-giving!

This is just one of several fabulous opportunities we’re bringing you!
Be sure to check our Sidebar Daily for the latest Giveaway News!

Peggy – Transformation


Peggy’s post on Transformation truly resonated with me this week.
She writes:

I like to think I am like this, a work in progress.
Through time, may my life be transformed more and more
Such that all areas are in good order and ready for any scrutiny!

Peggy Appl Creative Space

As always, I am inspired by her faith-based artwork
And by the ever-changing tapestry of her creative workspace!

Kristy – Coastal Aqua and Orange Makeover For Fall

Coastal Cottage Makeover

One of my favorite decorating posts this week was
Kristy’s stunning Coastal Aqua and Orange Makeover for Fall!
Her color choices for her coastal cottage are some of the freshest I’ve seen!
Be sure to visit her blog – you won’t want to miss a single photo!

Michelle – Shabby Chic Wreath Tutorial

Shabby Chic Wreath

Another unique treasure I uncovered this week was
Michelle’s Shabby Chic Wreath!
It’s unlike any other wreath I’ve seen before
And it’s absolutely stunning!

Olga – Watercolor Artist Unleashed!!

Watercolor Painting

It’s hard to believe that Olga is just learning to paint –
But this is just one of the watercolors Olga created
As a beginning watercolor student!
Stop by her site to see her other creations!

June – Inspired By Joy


Could you use a little more JOY in your life?
June is writing a 31-day series on JOY!

June writes:

All degrees of JOY reside in the heart…
JOY can stand in the face of evil.

To bring more JOY into your life,
Be sure to follow June’s series!

Shari – Klondike Royale Au Gratin Potatoes

Klondike Royal Potatoes

This week, Shari created an amazing Au Gratin Potato dish
That will make the mouth of any potato and cheese lover water!
Normally I’d show you the finished recipe but –
When I went to investigate –
I was blown away by the artistry of Shari’s potato photograph!
Be sure to visit Shari to view the entire dish (with photos!)

Rina – To Lose One’s Life

To Lose One's Life

God has a plan for each of our lives –
Though sometimes, it’s hard to see when we’re facing
Difficult circumstances, crisis, and loss.

If you’re in a place where you’re struggling with the “why’s” of life,
Perhaps Rina’s article can help.
I invite you to stop by and explore her inspirational site!

Music To Inspire You

Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week we’re invited to share a song of our choice!
This is one of my favorites.

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

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 144!

Inspire Me Monday #145 – Week Of October 12, 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. Miz Helen says:

    Your Cake looks delicious and sure hope you are having a great day! Thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  2. H. L. Burke says:

    Thanks for hosting. Definitely checking out that cake recipe.

  3. FABBY says:

    That cake looks good! Thank you for the party.

  4. That’s a great looking card you made, Ramona. Blessings!

  5. Thank you for the lovely feature of my Klondike Potatoes. You are so sweet and I am appreciative. Love the party and glad I could join up again this week.

  6. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for hosting!
    Your Cake looks delicious!!!

    Have a great week! =)

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

  8. Love the aqua and orange color combo. Thanks.

  9. Thank you so much for featuring me this week!!! 🙂 And thank you for hosting another great link party!

    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

  10. Marcie says:

    Love the flower. Happy inspiring monday!

  11. Thank you for sharing your cake!
    Thanks for hosting the party and sharing all of us. Have a great week~


  12. Poppy says:

    So many wonderful things to read about and taste! Thanks for hosting, Ramona!


  13. momstheword
    Twitter: momsthewordfun

    Lots of great links as usual! Thanks for hosting today.

  14. Pinkoddy
    Twitter: pinkoddy

    That cake looks delicious – thanks for hosting.

  15. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Thanks for hosting and will be back for WW heheh!

  16. Diane says:

    Thanks for another wonderful party!

  17. Rati says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful party 🙂

  18. Rati says:

    Thanks for the party! Have a great week!

  19. June says:

    Sweet, Ramona, thank you for featuring my JOY series! I always look forward to what’s inspiring you each week! I look forward to visiting the others. Have a blessed week!

  20. Rina Peru says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my post “To Lose One’s Life”. I pray God would bless everyone who reads it. Blessings be upon you!

  21. Kimberly says:

    Hello cute lady! Super excited to be partying with you today. I hope you get a chance to swing by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  22. Yay!!! Back again for another fantastic party! Thanks for hosting! Please stop by and give my blog a read and a like.

    Have a great day,
    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas

  23. BeBetsy says:

    Wishing you another wonderful week. Thanks again for hosting a great party!

    Have a wonderful day,

  24. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the party!

  25. Hi, thanks for the party. My first time here. Have a great week.


  26. Paula J says:

    Happy Monday Ramona!
    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  27. That pumpkin spice bundt cake looks delicious! I just found a cool vintage bundt pan at an estate sale. Can’t wait to make something with it. Thanks for hosting!

  28. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a nice week. Tina

  29. Thank you for the lovely feature, Ramona!

  30. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,I am so interested in the cake recipe.Have a lovely/safe weekend everyone


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