Inspire Me Monday – Week 171

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 Me This Week?
Here’s A Few Highlights I’d Like To Share!

Card Of The Week – Scatter Sunshine

Scatter Sunshine is a wonderful metaphor for life.
Who can you bring joy to this week?

Enough Already

Enough Already

This week, I was shocked to learn that
98% of women don’t believe they are beautiful!

Enough Already – Winning Your Ugly Struggle With Beauty
Addresses this issue in a beautiful way.
I invite you to check out the review and video!

Join Us At The Book Nook!

Book Nook 200

Are you looking for a good book to read,
A wonderful book to win, or a
Great reading event to participate in?

Would you like to connect with other
Book lovers, book bloggers, writers and authors?

The latest edition of Book Nook at Create With Joy
Is now open – please join us!

What Inspired You This Week?
Here’s A Few Of Our Favorite Featured Selections!

Mersad – The Secluded Forest

The Secluded Forest - Mersad Donko Photography

Arm chair travelers and photography buffs –
Take a journey deep into The Secluded Forest of Bosnia and Herzegovina
With the very talented photographer Mersad!

Leslie – Learning The Color Value In Quilts

Color Value In Quilts

Quilters and crafters – enjoy a visual treat as
Leslie, the Seasoned Homemaker teaches you about the
Color value in quilts!

Joy – Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Want to whip up something delicious for your family and friends?
Try Joy’s Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake – yum!

LeeAnn – Purple Flamingos

Purple Flamingos

Look what LeAnn created from her scraps!

Michelle – Bedtime Fears

Bedtime Fears

Is your child afraid of the dark?
If so, check out these fabulous tips from Michelle to
Help your child conquer his or her fears!

Sue – 6 Steps To Finding Balance At Any Age


Balance is an important skill to develop in life –
And an important tool to apply when we are facing transition!
If your life is feeling off kilter, Sue invites you to apply these tips
That have helped her adjust to a new phase in life!

Teresa – Saying Goodbye To Our Dog

Saying Goodbye To Our Dog Murphy

If you have ever been blessed enough to have a
Four-footed friend as part of your family,
You know that one of life’s greatest heartbreaks comes
In the moment you must say goodbye.

I invite you to join me in celebrating the
Precious life of Murphy – Teresa’s beloved Cocker Spaniel –
And to send lots of love, hugs and comfort her way!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
This Week’s Theme – Songs About Cars

If you love music and sharing your favorite songs with others, I invite you to join us for Music Moves Me! This week’s theme is Songs About Cars OR Songs That Mention A Particular Type Of Car Or Truck!

This is one of those categories that – once you stop to think about it – opens up a floodgate of possibilities!

After coming up with a bunch of songs that mention vehicles in their titles, I decided to go the less obvious route and pick a song that includes a particular type of car or truck in the lyrics – but you have to listen for it!

So – with that said – I am featuring one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite singers!

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen

Enjoy the music and have a wonderful week!

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

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 170!

Inspire Me Monday #171 – Week Of April 12, 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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45 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 171”

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  1. Poppy says:

    Thanks so much for the party, Ramona!

    Have a lovely week!


  2. Thanks so much for the party and for featuring my Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake, what a nice surprise!

    • I love blueberries and have been salivating over that coffee cake ever since it hit my inbox!
      Have a wonderful week Joy and thanks for sharing your recipe at our party! 🙂

  3. Leslie R. says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Color Value Quilt! Very much appreciated.

  4. sue says:

    Thank you for featuring my post 6 Steps to Finding Balance at any age this week in your Inspire Me Monday. You have made my week!

    • Sue, I’m so happy I could make your week with your feature!
      I am always looking for new talent to feature!

      Have a wonderful week and look forward to this week’s inspiration from you! 🙂

  5. stevebethere says:

    I want some of that Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake haha! ….I like Bruce Springsteen 🙂

    Have a caketastic week 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for honoring Murphy this way. I miss him so much! It helps to know others understand. Best to you! Teresa

    • I’m so glad I can do something small to help bring you joy during this difficult time.
      Murphy sounds like he led a full, happy and wonderful life with you and your family.
      Thank you for sharing the joy of Murphy with us and allowing us to honor him and celebrate his life with you as well!

  7. Michelle says:

    So happy you featured my Bedtime Fears post. I was so hoping others would find it helpful. Enjoy linking up to your party. Thanks again!

  8. Thanks for hosting. Love those flamingos.

  9. Hi. First time here. I am sorry my post isn’t about a project or recipe but it is definitely something I learned over time which has inspired me to change. Something I feel most moms can relate to.
    Thanks! Happy to be here.

  10. Ashleigh says:

    Happy Monday! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  11. Sharon Rowe says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this party 🙂

  12. Mersad says:

    Thanks so much for selecting my post about THE SECLUDED FOREST from last week. I am really glad that you enjoyed the tour, and I hope everyone enjoyed that three-part series (the other two parts are also now on the blog).

    Thanks again, and I hope you will enjoy today’s entry as well!

    Take care.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  13. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! what time on Sunday nights does the party start?

  14. Melissa says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this great link party! Your coffee cake looks amazing!

  15. Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a great party! Please take a moment to stop by our party that starts on Monday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet your masterpieces!
    Lou Lou Girls

  16. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    I hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for hosting!

  17. momstheword says:

    Lots of great links as usual, and such a sweet picture of the dog! Those precious pets capture our hearts and make their place in our families and it’s always so hard to lose them. Thanks for hosting today.

  18. Thanks for organizing the link-up!! 🙂

  19. XmasDolly says:

    Absolutely great Post today touching many areas huh? Love, love, love your tune you chose for today! YOU SO ROCK! I wanted to do a few comments last night, but I usually do them with the music turned up & I didn’t want to wake up hubby! hehehe Thanks for being the gracious hostess you always are. Have a great day! 🙂

  20. BeBetsy says:

    Hello!! Hope everything is well. Thanks for hosting another great party.

    Have a great day,
    Denise W. & Aubrie B.

  21. Hello Ramona! Thank you for hosting another great link party! Have a great week! 😀

  22. Lara says:

    That blueberry almond cake looks so yummy! Thanks for hosting!!

  23. I would love to read that book about winning the ugly war on beauty.
    Thanks for joining with us today.

    Hope your week is going well!


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