Inspire Me Monday – Week 288

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!

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Inspirations And Delights

Bernadette – The Rope Swing

Rope Swing

Years ago, I had a rope swing in my back yard –
So Bernadette’s stunning rendition of this childhood recollection
Brings back sweet summer memories!
If you’re looking for beautiful original artwork for your home
Or a lovely gift for a friend,
Be sure to visit our talented friend’s gallery!

Tracy – Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojito

Nothing says summertime like watermelon –
Tracy doesn’t let a drop of juice go to waste
As she whips up her Watermelon Mojitos!

Kendra – Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

Honey & Balsamic Pulled Pork

Mouthwatering yet easy to make,
Kendra’s Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches are a summertime winner!

Kit – New England Style Strawberry Shortcake

New England Strawberry Shortcake

Did you know that Strawberry Shortcake means
Different things depending on where you live in the US?
Kit introduces us to this fabulous New England version of a beloved dessert!

Linda – How To Mod Podge A Vase

Decorative Vase

Feeling crafty?
Pull out the paint – Linda has a fabulous tutorial on how to
Combine mod podge and watercolors to
Create a beautiful watercolor vase!

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Inspire Me Monday #288 – Week Of July 9, 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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18 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 288”

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  1. Thanks so much for the party each week!!

  2. Bernadette says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me this week, Ramona! That painting inspired an annual exhibit I’ve hosted since 2014. The actual swing is found along the Panhandle Trail, the rails to trails that I visit all the time, and serve on the board. It’s also where a whole community of people grew up and remembered that swing. I decided to paint this painting and it was so popular I was inspired to follow through with an idea I’d had for years, to do an exhibit of my art and photograph of the trail. This will be my fourth year and I can’t wait:

    • Create With Joy
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      Wow, Bernadette, that’s so exciting – thanks for sharing the story behind your beautiful painting! I wish I had the funds to invest in one right now – the colors are just so lush and gorgeous!

      Have an inspired week and wish I was back east so I could visit you and your exhibit! 🙂

  3. Journa Ramirez says:

    Thanks for hosting this lovely party! So happy to share our ideas. -Journa, from the team at

  4. Thank you for hosting, Ramona! Inspire Me Monday is such a great place to start the week! This week I’ve shared a twist on a traditional British treat – my Lemon Blueberry Bakewell Squares. Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. Ramona,

    Thank you for hosting such a lovely inspirational party at the start of each week and for including the 4M girls in your morning. Your mewsic selections are always full of hope and joy. Have a blessed week, my friend!

  6. Beautiful song, really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting and happy Monday to you.

  7. Cherryl says:

    Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  8. Julie says:

    Thanks for another lovely linky party!

  9. Beverly says:

    Thanks for hosting and I hope you are having a great day.


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