Inspire Me Monday – Week 534

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Inspirations And Delights

Nancy – Easter Egg Bark

Easter Egg Bark

Easter week is finally here!
If you’re looking for a fun and festive treat
To make for your family,
Nancy’s Easter Egg Bark is perfect for you!

Sandra – Tulip Tablescape

Tulip Tablescape

Sandra’s gorgeous tulip-inspired tablescape
Recreates the tulip fields in the Netherlands –
You need to pop by her blog to see the stunning photos!
Tulips remind me of my grandmother
So I truly appreciated your festive blooms, Sandra!

Terri – Altered Masking Technique

Altered Masking Technique Card

Terri used her lovely spring stencils to
Create a card using the Altered Masking Technique!
The results are stunning –
If you have stencils on hand, be sure to check out her tutorials!

Miz Helen – Orzo Spinach Salad

Orzo Spinach Salad

If you enjoy pasta and veggie salads as much as I do,
The hop on over to Miz Helen’s kitchen to try her
Orzo Spinach Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing.
Sounds like the perfect recipe for Spring!

Christina – Linda – Prized Peony Card

Prized Peony Card

If you enjoy incorporating a bit of sparkle and shine
Into your handmade cards (and you like to color, too!),
Then Linda’s Prized Peony Card is in your wheelhouse!
On her tutorial, she shares how heat embossing can add a
Touch of richness and dimensional realism to your cards!

Jen – Are You Living Small?

Break Out

Do you feel like the last few years
Have left you living small but now’s the time to
Break out of your shell and live boldly for the Lord?
If so, don’t miss faith writer Jen’s inspiring post on
How to shine your light and be a radiant representative for Christ!

Music To Inspire You
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Oh The Red Viburmum In The Meadow – Patriotic Ukranian Song


Andriy Khlyvnyuk has garnered international attention as the lead singer of popular Ukranian band Boombox since 2004, but it’s the viral video of him singing a century-old patriotic Ukrainian song that may end up being his biggest claim to fame.

On February 24, 2022 – the day that Russia invaded Ukraine – Andriy was in the US on a nationwide concert tour with Boombox. Immediately, he cancelled the tour, flew to Ukraine to take up arms with his countrymen and defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion.

Three days later, a video of Andriy, dressed in fatigues with a rifle affixed to his body, surfaced from Kyiv. In the video, Andriy is singing a rousing acapella version of the 1914 Ukrainian song, The Red Viburnum In The Meadow, to inspire Ukranians and remind them of their history.

Now, that video is inspiring musicians around the world to come alongside Andriy and to partner with him as a way of raising funds for Ukraine.

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The most notable partnership occurred a few days ago, on April 8, when Pink Floyd came out of a 28-year retirement to release Hey Hey, Rise Up with them.

My favorite versions to date, however, come from The Kiffness (a South African electronic artist who was featured at Inspire Me Monday 439) and a group of vocalists who powerfully amplify Andriy’s original video.

Video 2 of 2

I hope you enjoy today’s videos. We #StandWithUkraine and are connecting with other bloggers who feel the same way at Mimi Writes. We invite you to join in as well!

Also, thanks to Ann at Zoolatry for the creation of such beautiful badges! The badge I displayed shows 4 individual badges she created for our personal use. Ann does not require you to attribute her talents if you use this or any of the individual badges –but I’m happy to do so because it is much deserved and much appreciated

Inspire Me Monday #534 – April 10. 2022

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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22 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 534”

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  1. Zoolatry says:

    Thank you for sharing our Support Ukraine badges. This is impacting our entire world and we all must come together in this effort in whatever ways we can, large or small.

  2. Alana says:

    I listened to both videos. This is a lovely song and the child who sings at the end of the second video gave me hope for the future.

  3. Brian Frum says:

    That Easter Bark looks terrific! We sure hope the people and animals in Ukraine find peace soon.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Orzo Spinach Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing, I really appreciate it! Hope you have a special week and thanks for all the awesome parties!
    Miz Helen

  5. NancyC says:

    Thanks so much for including my Easter Egg Bark in your features! Love the videos of the patriotic Ukranian song too—thanks for posting those!

  6. Great videos. We need to pray for peace. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  7. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  8. Wow! Thank you for the Feature and the wonderful words! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  9. Terri says:

    Thank you for the mention this week! And an even bigger thank you for calling attention to the heartbreaking situation in the Ukraine.

  10. dorry lyn says:

    thank you for sharing the nasty egg bark. . will make it with my daughter

  11. Amy Johnson says:

    That salad looks delicious and the cards are beautiful. Thanks for the party.

  12. Karren
    Twitter: Myllls

    A great tribute to Ukraine and always lovely features.
    Thank you for hosting, I hope you have a Happy Easter!

  13. What a lovely surprise to find you included my A Field of Tulips on a Spring Table among your features! Thanks so much! Have a wonderful week

  14. Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!


  15. Thanks for joining us on the dance floor, dear friend. Have a boogietastic week!

  16. ~ linda says:

    Oh, I am so moved by the music for and with Ukraine. Thank you so much for sharing those various mixes with Mr. Boombox!

  17. What a beautiful thing to see all those musicians supporting the Ukrainians!

  18. Robin says:

    Yum! That Easter bark looks delicious. It looks like you are all set for Easter this weekend. It’s really awesome to see everyone coming together to help Ukraine too. Praying for the people of Ukraine as they go through this difficult struggle.

  19. Joanne says:

    Those handmade cards are fabulous and that bark looks so good!

  20. Great party!! Thanks for hosting.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing the videos today. I always look forward to your picks. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  22. Love the video in support of Ukraine, that is awesome!
    Happy Easter!

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