Inspire Me Monday – Week 179

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!

Karen Valentine – Where Bloggers Create

Where Bloggers Create 2015

Creative friends – mark your calendars!
The date for the 7th Annual Where Bloggers Create event has been announced!
Time to start tidying up your creative workspaces!

Card Of The Week – Beautiful

Beautiful Guest Designer Card - Feature Photo

This month, the Design Team at Crafting by Design
Invited me to join them as a Guest Designer and create a project for their
June Anything Goes Challenge!

I created this “Beautiful” Card – stop by for the details!

Magellan – All Better Now

Magellan - Sleeping Kitty

Thanks to everyone who sent Magellan well wishes!
After several days of rest, pampering and coddling,
He is back to being his wild and boisterous self!

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

Veronica – Community Art Challenge

Community Art

Stop by and see the magic that happens when
An artist invites a community to create collaborative art…

Joy – Dutch Pancakes

Dutch Pancakes

Joy’s Holland-born husband shares this delicious recipe
For a dish that’s a cross between a French crepe and an American pancake!

Jarostaw – Pelargonium


Love flowers?
Love photography?
Photographer Jarostaw shares a series of stunning images
And the history of this flower that’s native to Poland.

Heather – DIY Triple Tier Cake Stand

Triple Tier Cake Stand

Leave it to talented artisan Heather to design
One of the most unique cake stands ever!
The best part?
She’s provided instructions so we can create one for ourselves!

Wild Violet – Chicken Romano With Lemon Butter

Chicken Romano

If you’re looking for a healthy dish to serve your family,
Try this flavorful Chicken Romano with Lemon Butter dish –
It’s gluten-free, paleo-friendly and low-carb!

Angela – Dogs Over Diamonds

Dogs Over Diamonds

Dogs versus Diamonds –
Given a choice, which would you choose?
With Angela, the choice is clear!

Antoinnette – Fluff


I leave you with this lovely image
To reflect upon this week…

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!
Theme: Songs About Summer

Boys Of Summer – Don Henley

Thanks for joining us – have an amazing week!

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Join us for Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 178!

Inspire Me Monday #179 – Week Of June 7, 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. Thank you for hosting!
    Happy Summer and have a wonderfully inspiring week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy Summer to you too Mary! Summer is truly here – our summer-long concert series starts today with an all day concert in the park so our party is off to an early start! 🙂

  2. Poppy says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Glad to see that Magellan is doing much better! Thanks for the lovely party and hope you have a wonderful new week!


  3. MB says:

    My friend Eva’s story and her testament of faith is inspiring me this week 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  4. Im happy to hear Magellan is doing better, not good when kitties are under the weather, he looks like he was high on catnip at the moment, hes so cute.

    Love all the features, the fluff is a great photo.

    Hope you enjoy your day and have a great week!!
    See you soon!

  5. Yummy party Ramona. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring me. My “10 reasons I choose my dog over diamonds” post was from the heart. My dog inspires me to love life, and this group inspires me to be more creative. best Susie

  7. Thanks for the awesome link party!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

  8. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I absolutely love Boys Of Summer I never stopped playing it years ago when I bought the single 🙂

    Have a tanfastic day and thanks for hosting 🙂

  9. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  10. I’m feeling under the weather. Thanks for hosting and making me smile with your cards and other pics.

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

  12. Ashleigh says:

    The Dutch pancakes in the features looks wonderful! Thank you for the features and for hosting! Have a nice week!

  13. Antoinette says:

    Thanks for adding my photo to your round up 🙂


  14. Sharon Rowe says:

    Thanks for hosting a great party every week ! 🙂

  15. Tayrina says:

    Great features! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

    Tayrina from TGAWrites
    Words of Comfort for your Heart

  16. June says:

    So glad to hear that Magellan is feeling better! Have a blessed week!

  17. Boys of Summer is an excellent summer song! Now to be inspired, I’m going to hop over to see what’s are sharing this Monday! Thanks for hosting, Ramona!

    Monday Mewzik & Mewzings!

  18. Hello beautiful! I get so excited to stop by your party each week! Please stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7 pm , we love to party with you! We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  19. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona!

    A little late but happy to be here! MY BOOK OF BRIDGES came!!!!! I LOVE it!! Thanks for having the raffle!!! 🙂

    You know I’m off to see Photogeograph.

    I hope you have a wonderful week and I’ll see you on Wednesday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad you received your book Mary – isn’t it amazing?
      Have fun pouring over all of the pictures and thanks for letting me know that it arrived! 🙂

  20. Darlene says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up and make new friends. Best wishes, Darlene

  21. Thanks so much for the party and for featuring our Dutch Pancakes!

  22. Thanks for including us! Thanks for hosting the hop, so many cool blogs to check out.

  23. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What wonderful inspirations. I am so glad Magellan is doing okay, he is such a lovely kitty.

  24. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  25. Thanks for the linky! Have a great week!

  26. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Better late than never I always say! Love the tune you picked for our summer tunes! It’s a real toe tapper! You are certainly ROCKIN’ with this one! Thanks for joining us girlfriend! HUGS

  27. Hi Ramona, thank you so much for a nice party, I ´m enjoying it and am happy to meet new friends… Do have a lovely week!
    Mercy at

  28. Penni says:

    It’s a while since I’ve joined in with Inspire Me Monday. Life kind of got in the way for a while lol. Things seem to be on the up again now though, at last.
    Hope to be able to pop by more often again.


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