Inspire Me Monday Celebrates Its 500th Week

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!

Inspirations And Delights

500 Weeks Ago Inspire Me Monday Began


This week we’re celebrating 500 weeks of
Inspire Me Monday – thanks for joining the fun!
(And, as if that weren’t enough cause for celebration –
I’m celebrating my birthday too!)


As part of the festivities,
We’ll also be featuring a very special guest at
This week’s Friendship Friday Party –
Someone who’s been with us since the day
Inspire Me Monday first opened its doors!
Be sure to join us this week to meet and greet our mystery guest!

Remember Quote 2

Curious to see what the original party was like?
For a bit of nostalgia, visit our first Inspire Me Monday party !

April – Gluten-Free Mocha Cake

Gluten-Free Mocha Cake

If I was picking a birthday dessert,
What would it be?
Call me traditional (and striving to be healthy) –
April’s Gluten-Free Mocha Cake spoke to my heart!

Pam – Make 2 Journals From 1 Notebook

Gratitude Journal

Pam’s Gratitude Journal is the perfect place
To record all the things you’re grateful for –
Double your fun and share the joy with a friend!

Kimberly – Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Nothing says summer like corn and salad –
Kimberly combines the two into one fabulous recipe!

Christina – Summer Tablescape & Décor Ideas

Summer Tablescape & Decor Ideas

Enjoy the brilliant colors of summer while it lasts!
Christina shares some gorgeous ideas to make your whole house pop!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

Against The Wind – Bob Seger

Inspire Me Monday #500 – August 15, 2021

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!

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. Wow! 500 weeks of faithfulness!
    So inspiring!

  2. April Harris says:

    I wish I could make you a Gluten Free Mocha Cake to celebrate your birthday, Ramona! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you so much for featuring my cake at the 500th edition of Inspire Me Monday – Congratulations on nine years of fabulous inspiration. You’ve created such a lovely community here. Thank you for hosting so faithfully. Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dearest April, if you weren’t across the pond, I’d probably insist – lol!
      Thanks so much for your wonderful wishes.
      Sharing so much of our blogging journeys over the years has been such a great joy.
      I wish you many more as well! 🙂

  3. Brian Frum says:

    That is super cool and big congratulation on 500 weeks!

  4. Mimi says:

    Congrats on 500 weeks! That’s just incredible! I can’t even believe it’s been that long!

  5. Sharing this week’s recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight! Thanks for hosting again this week.

  6. NancyC says:

    Wow—lots to celebrate! Happy Birthday and congrats on 500 weeks of Inspire Me Monday—here’s to many more! 🙂

  7. That is impressive! Thank you for hosting and happy birthday!

  8. meowmeowmans says:

    Wow! 500 weeks is AMAZING. Congratulations, Ramona, on fostering such a wonderful community here. We are so grateful for you. Hugs!

  9. 5oo Inspired Mondays! That’s an impressive milestone. Thanks for the opportunity to have shared at several of them. Happy birthday.

  10. Alana says:

    Bloggers come and bloggers go, and you deserve kudos for almost 10 years of staying faithful to a theme. “Against the Wind” is one of the great Bob Seger songs and I liked how this video used various wild horse images.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Alana! I’m so glad we’ve connected here with our mutual love of music.
      I had the pleasure of seeing Bob in concert many years ago and he was among the best.
      I thought the horses were cool too! 🙂

  11. Dee says:

    Thank you for the party.

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations on Number 500! Thanks so much for hosting us through the years that make up that #500! Wishing you continued success as we move along with our blogging journey!
    Miz Helen

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Miz Helen for being a part of Inspire Me Monday from the very beginning!
      When I think back to long-haul bloggers who I remember from the early days,
      you are one of the few that come to mind that are still with us and going strong.
      So glad we are a part of each other’s journey! 🙂

  13. So very amazing. Thanks for everything you do for bloggers. You have been the best for the 8+ years I have been blogging.

    Again, thanks for hosting and blessings to you and your family. Have a wonderful week.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Patrick for your wonderful comments and continued patronage.
      I always look forward to arm chair traveling with you around our great state.
      Friends like you are one of the reasons I look forward to IMM & FF each week! 🙂

  14. Ellen+Pilch says:

    Congratulations on 500 inspire me hops ! Thanks for hosting.

  15. Janine says:

    So happy for you! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring.

  16. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  17. Congratulations on 500 weeks!! Wow! What a phenomenal milestone! Thanks for being around for us each week too! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  18. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    500 weeks! That’s fantastic. Congratulations!

  19. Amy Johnson says:

    Thank you for the party!

  20. Pam says:

    Congratulations on your 500th party, Ramona! Happy birthday, too! And, thank you so much for featuring my little journal! A very happy morning! 🙂

  21. Wow! 500 weeks! That is incredible. Congratulations and thanks so much for hosting each week!


  22. Ellie says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! And congratulations on celebrating 500 Inspire Me Mondays Linkups too!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!

  23. kristie says:

    Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

  24. Thank you for the regular link ups! I’ve enjoyed them! Brittany

  25. Niki says:

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing #s 107-109, my process to make DIYs & crafts without a Cricut, reversible wood faux books tutorial, & a free printable Christmas Wish List for friends & family to fill out w/ their wants, needs, things they’ll wear and read as well as their favorites & sizes.

  26. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    There is nothing better than a cook chocolate cake, and if its Aprils recipe that has to be good!

  27. thank you so much for featuring my corn salad! It made my day! Congratulations!

  28. Congratulations on 500! And that chocolate cake looks amazing, definitely want to make that!

  29. Jade says:

    Thank you so much for hosting!

  30. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Happy birthday to you – congratulations!

  31. Joanne says:

    Happy birthday to you and the blog party!

  32. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Wow! That’s definitely something to celebrate – 500 weeks of Inspire Me Monday! Thank you for always hosting this wonderful blog hop.

  33. Congratulations and thank you for hosting and choosing great features for 500 times and still counting!

  34. Congratulations on an amazing milestone! Happiest of bdays as well. Thanks for hosting always. XO- MaryJo

  35. Maya Kuzman says:

    Congrats on an amazing milestone! I wish you many more years filled with creativity and inspiration!!!

  36. Concatulations on your 500th week?and the great song and for putting me in the spotlight. That was so sweet of you?Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead???

  37. Irene says:

    Congratulations, Happy 500th!

  38. Claire says:

    Thanks so much for hosting and sharing your post.


  39. The mocha chocolate cake got my attention this morning which looks super yummy but what surprised me even more is somehow I missed this post altogether. I don’t know how I did that but I did. Great song share, too!


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