Inspire Me Monday – Week 261

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

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!

Happy New Year!


Wishing you a year filled with
Creativity and inspiration from Create With Joy!

We’re so excited to share 2017 with you!


What is your vision for the New Year?
Please share your thoughts, plans and resolutions in the comments –
And join us for our upcoming One Word Blog Hop this month!

What’s New At Create With Joy?

Magellan Finds His Muse


Magellan ends the year with a meal that he loves –
Discover his story and share your photos with our
Wordless Wednesday Community!

Beyond Suffering Bible


Live with chronic illness / disability or
Care for someone who does?
Joni Eareckson Tada has created a Bible that offers hope to those in need –
Don’t miss this inspiring version of God’s Holy Word!

Inspirations And Delights

Bernadette – Basil and Bella


There is nothing more joyful than the gift of life!
After two years of fostering Basil and Bella,
Bernadette officially adopted these beauties and
Welcomed them into her home as part of her
Forever feline family – congrats!

Bernadette – Solstice


When she hasn’t been tending to the needs of
Basil, Bella and the rest of her feline family,
Bernadette has been busy painting gorgeous creations like
Solstice which captures the beauty of winter!

Kit – Beef Stew


Feeling a tad chilled from these winter days?
Kit’s delicious Beef Stew will warm you to the bones!

Penny – Christmas Vignettes


Now that 2017 has arrived,
Our beautiful Christmas decorations will soon be a memory –
But a beautiful wreath like Penny’s can help you to
Keep the Christmas spirit alive all year long!

Erin – Tropical Pineapple Mango Salsa


If you’re packing one too many pounds after
Enjoying one too many holiday treats, than
Erin’s fresh Tropical Pineapple Mango Salsa will be a
Welcome delight to your weekend festivities this season!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

This Is A New Year – A Great Big World

Have an amazing week!

Inspire Me Monday #261 – Week Of January 1, 2017

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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23 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 261”

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  1. What a nice surprise to see my wreath included in this weeks features….thank you so much! Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Carol says:

    Wishing you health and happiness in 2017!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

  4. Thank you for hosting & Happy New Year!

  5. Marie Moody
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Always with friendship and love… I wish you happiness, health and prosperity for the upcoming year. Happy New Year my friend… hugs… May 2017 make the world come together in peace, love and harmony.

  6. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    I want some of that stew heheh!

    Thanks for hosting,

    Best Wishes for 2017

    Steve 🙂

  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May this year God bless you abundantly.. HUGS!

  8. Happy New Year!
    Thanks for hosting.

  9. Bernadette says:

    Thank you so much for helping me welcome Bella and Basil into their “official” status as members of my feline family! It wasn’t fair to let them linger like that any more and they are so present in my art and photography I’d be lost without them.

    Thank you for featuring “Solstice” too! Just a tiny thing, but so full of emotion for me.

    Happy New Year!

  10. Thanks for hosting and wishing you a Happy and Blessed 2017.

  11. May God give you good health, happiness, love, and success in 2017, my friend! Thank you for all the funspiration on Mondays and for the lovely mewsic you share with the 4M crew – you rock! Have a good week!

  12. Wow, I’m #235 — this thing is getting huge! Loved the story about Magellan and his new food! Thank you for hosting.

  13. Thanks for stopping by and hosting. Happy New Year 🙂

    Twitter: artbylr

    What lovely inspirations! I’m so happy for the kitties with their home and the painting is beautiful. Happy New Year!

  15. Dea Lenihan says:

    Happy New Year everyone. This is such a great blog. 🙂

  16. Yanglish says:

    “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

  17. Colette S says:

    We adopted our kitty also. So glad those two have a home now.

    And I am about to make soup for dinner!

  18. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!


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