Inspire Me Monday – Week 553

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

Linda – Strawberry Birthday Card

Strawberry Birthday Card

Did you know I celebrated my birthday this week?
I’m another decade older (be kind with the candles!)
So naturally, Linda’s delightful Strawberry Birthday Card
Caught my eye!

What I love most about Linda’s card
(Besides the bright bursts of beautiful colors)
Is how she creatively used scraps to design her background.

Intrigued?
Be sure to stop by Linda’s to read all about it!

April – Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

What’s a birthday without cake and ice cream?
Actually, for the first time ever, I opted out of both this year!
I haven’t shared this tidbit before now because
I didn’t want to jinx my journey,
But I decided to make health my #1 priority this year.
To date, I have lost 44 pounds!

But – if I were picking a cake to celebrate my day –
Hands down, this simple yet elegant cake from April
Would have been my pick for the day!
It’s light – it’s easy to make –
It can be served frosting free –
And it comes with a backstory too!

Maya – How To Wind Mini Yarn Balls

Mini Yarn Balls

If you often have small quantities of left-over yarn
When you complete your crocheting projects,
Maya has the perfect tutorial for you –
She shows you how to wind the scraps into
Mini Yarn Balls which not only add beautiful
Burst of color when stored in an open basket,
But they also make the perfect toys for your
Cats to bat around (be forewarned!)

Terri – A Beautiful Teacher Gift

Happiness Abounds Gift

Want to show your child’s teacher
How much you appreciate them?
Why not make a pretty and practical gift
They can enjoy day in and day out!
Terri shows us how to craft a combo card and
Post-it note holder on this week’s tutorial –
Make several while you’re at it and spread the love!

Lou Lou Girls – Home Made Pork Ramen

Homemade Pork Ramen

Why buy pre-made pork ramen
When you can easily make your own?
Once you try the Lou Lou Girls recipe,
You’ll be hooked on homemade for life!

Ann – The Not Yet Fall Pumpkin

The Not Yet Fall Pumpkin

Summer is starting to slowly fade away…
Fall is on the horizon…
Pumpkin season is almost here –
But what do you do if you’re not quite ready
For autumn’s arrival?

Thanks to Ann, we now have the perfect solution –
The Not Yet Fall Pumpkin!
This beauty reminds us of the glory of summer while
Hinting of the arrival of new and exciting adventures!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

Did you know that August 20th is National Radio Day?
Patrick from Adventures In Weseland invites us to share
Our favorite songs we remember from the radio at Music Moves Me!
Of course, this classic tune from disco diva
Donna Summer immediately came to my mind…
Sing along – have fun with it – and have a fabulous week!

On The Radio – Donna Summer

Inspire Me Monday #553 – August 20, 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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37 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 553”

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  1. Ann says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my pumpkin. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Alana says:

    Congrats on your weight loss. I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers since 2012 so I know how hard it is to lose the weight, and even harder to keep it off. So it’s time to celebrate you! I’ve pinned the chocolate cake recipe and have to figure out some ways to make it a little less caloric that won’t ruin the cake, so I can eat more than a sliver. Also, I love Donna Summer.

  3. Another beautiful day in August! We savor summer!

  4. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Congratulations on your weight lose, as long as it’s intently.

  5. Lydia C. Lee says:

    That ramen looks fabulous! Yum!

  6. Mary+McNeil says:

    Congrats on your diet success ! Having all those recipes and food pics must make it even harder !

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thanks so much – yes it’s definitely a challenge – but I focus on my goals and remember that food is for energy and fuel and that gets me through!

  7. Leslie says:

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  8. Brian Frum says:

    That’s a lot of pretty and a lot of yummy! I could sure go for a piece of chocolate cake!

  9. Great song and thanks for hosting this wonderful party. Have a great week.

  10. Thanks so much for the Feature and wonderful words about my Strawberry Birthday card! But, most of all, Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! I too started a brand new decade last month. A horrible number! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  11. Terri says:

    Thanks for the feature this week! Today I posted a third in my teacher gift set idea, one that holds a sweet treat that she/he can tuck away for a particularly stressful day.

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    Thank you for the party.

  13. Thanks so much for hosting this delightful 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!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  14. Ha-Ha! What a great song for this week’s theme!! I didn’t even think of this one. 🙂 Thanks for joining the 4M party, my dear. Now, let me check some of today’s inspiring posts. Have a boogietastic week!

  15. thank you so much for featuring our ramen! Have a great day!

  16. Laurie says:

    Thank you for hosting!
    Have a great week!
    Laurie

  17. Ellie says:

    Congrats to all the featured bloggers! Beautiful craft projects and the soup looks delicious! And now I want some chocolate cake!!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  18. Jan says:

    The pork ramen really looks delicious…

  19. Sandee says:

    I ate the ramen. Yummy.

    I love that Donna Summer song. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  20. Maya Kuzman says:

    Oh, what a beautiful start of my morning Ramona! Thank you so much for featuring my mini yarn bowls winding!

  21. Paula Short says:

    Thank you for hosting.

  22. That pork ramen looks delish! Makes me craving for it 🙂
    Happy WW!

  23. Maria Kamara says:

    The yarn balls are a great idea and such a cozy bit of decor. So many talented women here!

  24. Thanks for hosting a great party!! Hope your weekend it wonderful!

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