Inspire Me Monday – Week 157

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!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Us!

Thought For The Week
Photo by Sarah at Hood Photography


New Year’s Day.
A fresh start.
A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived
In this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.
Today, carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream,
Pen in hand.
Only dreams give birth to change.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Patsy – Sing To The Lord A New Song

Sing A New Song

Kathy – Set Heart-Centered Goals For 2015

Goal Setting 2015

Helen – 2015 Sketch Book

Sketch 2015

Christy – Party Green Beans And Ham

Party Green Beans And Ham

Kat & Melinda – Chicken Artichoke Bites

Chicken Artichoke Bites

Michal – Recycle Your Planner

Music To Inspire You

Welcome to Music Moves Me!
To kick off the New Year, Amethyst has invited us to share songs
That are new to us that we can’t get enough of.
I am really looking forward to hearing some great new tunes this week!

I am a fan of The Voice and this season,
I fell in love with Ed Sheeran’s song, Thinking Out Loud,
When he performed it on the show.
For my pick, I am sharing that performance with you!

Enjoy the music and have a yourself a wonderful week!

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

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 156!

Inspire Me Monday #157 – Week Of January 4, 2015

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. Happy New Year!
    Hope you have an inspiring week…and year! 🙂

  2. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I want some of those green beans with ham …slurrrps! oops sorry got carried away 🙂

    Ed Sheeran…brilliant 🙂

    Thanks for hosting have a linkytastic week 🙂

  3. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting this link party! It’s always fun to stop by and see what everyone has been up to. Hope this is an incredibly creative year for you! Happy New Year!

  5. Praise God for new beginnings! Thanks for hosting & Happy New Year!

  6. Chris says:

    Thanks for hosting Ramona!!!
    Loving the links as always! Great party! HNY and God bless!

  7. Linda B says:

    Seems like a lot of us are setting goals. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Thanks for the party! Have a wonderful week!

  9. Happy New Year Ramona! Thank you for hosting! 😀

  10. Poppy says:

    Such inspirational words to live by, those of Sarah Ban Breathnach. Thank you so much for hosting, Ramona. Have a wonderful week!


  11. Penny Zeller says:

    Thank you for hosting the linkup. I always enjoy reading your inspirational posts and love the “Thought for the Week.” Have a wonderful start to your New Year!

  12. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for the party.
    Have a wonderful New Year 2015.

  13. Christy says:

    Thank you for hosting and for featuring my Party Green Beans! I hope you are having a great and inspiring new year!

  14. Erlene says:

    Happy New Year and thank you for the party. Hope you can join us on the Merry Monday Link Party tonight at 6pm PST.

  15. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Oh I love The Voice too, but I have to say when the winner sang “The Old Rugged Cross” I lost it. That was my Dad’s favorite song. Thanks for being the gracious hostest and I hope you come over and join us too! 🙂 I have an extra linky if you need more followers on your Instagram or wherever. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I fell in love with Craig Wayne Boyd the first time he walked on the Voice stage and The Old Rugged Cross was one of the most amazing and heartfelt performances of the season!

      Thanks for hosting – I have already linked up! 🙂

  16. Good selection! Ed Sheeran is awesome, and such a cutie!

  17. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    So much inspiration. Thanks again for all that you do to help share great blog posts each week. Happy New Year too!

  18. Thank for hosting again! I’ll have to check out this week’s features. They all look very interesting and appropriate for a New Year and new beginning!

  19. Angela Coles says:

    Hello, and thank you for being so faithful with your inspirational blog. I’m going to try joining in with Inspire me Monday most weeks this year.

    Many blessings to you.

  20. Thanks for joining the 4M crew. I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor throughout the new year and enjoying not only your musical selections, but your weekly inspirations you share. 😀

  21. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy

    What a beautiful song you chose for this week. Since I don’t have regular TV in the house, it’s totally new to me. It’s really a very well performed number.

  22. Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! We are thrilled to stop by and be a part of your party. Please take a moment and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  23. Happy New Year!!

    and thank you so much for hosting this marvelous idea!!

    warm hugs,

  24. Kathy says:

    Thank you for hosting Inspire Me Monday and for featuring This Cherished Life! I love what you are doing and the inspiration that comes from it. On to visit some of your other great shares! Happy New Year!

  25. BeBetsy says:

    Hope you holidays were fantastic! Thanks for hosting another great party!

    Have a great day,

  26. Wow! Thanks so much for the feature. The words you chose to match my capture were so perfect for the New Year. Best wishes to everyone 🙂

  27. Kelly says:

    Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!

  28. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year!

  29. Amila says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Thanks for this inspiring quotes and post.

  30. Michal says:

    Thank you again for featuring my post and hosting this party! Have a great year!

  31. HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR, Ramona! May this year will be a fruitful year for you. Thank you so much for featuring my sketch book this week 😀

  32. Darlene says:

    Great party. Thanks for hosting. Best wishes, Darlene

  33. Darlene says:

    Thanks for hosting. Best wishes, Darlene

  34. Welcome to 2015 Ya’all!! Thanks for hosting another great party.

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

  35. OH yes I did enjoy that song on the voice. I love watching The Voice!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  36. becca says:

    OMG love this song. Ed is so good and this song is one of my all time favorites of his.


    Some wishes have been granted
    Some dreams have not come true
    Some fervant prayers were answered
    Some plans have fallen through
    Some folks have made us happy
    Some others let us down
    Some days we couldn’t help but smile
    Some days just made us frown
    Some opportunities were lost
    Some chances came our way
    Sometimes we wanted to let go
    Sometimes we said let’s stay!
    Some years disappointed us
    Some years were really great
    Something wonderful will happen…but…
    Sometimes we have to wait!

  38. FABBY says:

    Gorgeous voice, I love it too! Thank you for the party.



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