Hello, friends!  Thanks for coming by! Fall is here dressed in all her finery.  I find myself oohing and ahhing around every corner as I travel around town.  This must be the prettiest Halloween on record.  Speaking of Halloween, Tim and I are picking up a couple of kids in our neighborhood tonight to take trick or treating.  I hope we can show them a good time.  What are your plans for the evening? If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some extraordinary goodness on the blog... There I was… sitting at the stoplight… | It’s JoyDay! Will You Join Me in Holding Up the Light? Make … [Read more...]

  Hello, friends!  Thanks for coming by! We had the most beautiful fall weekend.  My latest post will give you a glimpse of how we enjoyed it.  I hope you had a lovely weekend creating memories, and enjoying the fleeting beauties of the season. As we approach the "season" of gratitude, I thought I'd share this great gratitude quote I ran across.... When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. --Gilbert K. Chesterton Great words to live by.  Yes? If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some extraordinary goodness on … [Read more...]

  Hello friends!  Thanks for coming by! Happy Spring!  The sun is shining... it's freezing cold... and there's snow in the forecast.  BUT!  It's spring and where some of you live, the trees are bursting with green and flowers are blooming.  Here, the robins are singing and I saw some pussy willows as I buzzed along a country road.  I think I need to go to the flower shop and purchase some daffodils to celebrate Spring's arrival.  What do you think? I'm so glad you're joining us for.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane … [Read more...]

  Hello friends!  Thanks for coming by! Today is National Pi Day!  Did you do anything today to celebrate?  There's a pie shop/restaurant not too far from me and I met a friend there for coffee this morning... and came home with another free slice to celebrate Pi Day!  Pretty fun for those of us who live on the edge! I'm so glad you're joining us for.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some … [Read more...]

  Hello friends!  Thanks for coming by today! It's been a really busy weekend here on the blog with multiple posts on Sunday and Monday.  I hope you're got a little spring fever... because we are full swing into spring.  Even though the snow is still melting and we haven't seen a peep of spring... my heart is full of anticipation for all the goodness and green that awaits! I'm so glad you're joining us for.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you … [Read more...]

Thanks for coming by today! I'm so glad you're joining us for.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some extraordinary goodness on the blog...     Do You Lack Faith? :: It’s JoyDay! Plus...Project Inspire{d} Link Party Features: Fun and Fabulous Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Stop back during the week for more extraordinary goodness. Be sure to head over to see what my … [Read more...]

How was your weekend? We had amazingly warm weather... hitting 50 degrees two days in a row.  Of course we had a reality check today as the temperatures dipped and a few icy flakes fell from the gray skies.  It's been confirmed by the weather service that winter is still here... along with an expected 6-12 inches of new snow.  However... that did not dim my feelings for Spring.  Today I worked on projects involving pink and found something funk to share with you for St. Patrick's Day and Easter too. I have no room for Winter in my heart any longer.  Spring... I LOVE you and all your beautiful colors and … [Read more...]

Did you have a lovely Valentine's Day? We enjoyed a quiet dinner at home and then went downtown for an evening walk.  Brrrr... it was cold!  However, as we drove through our little town we noticed that all the good restaurants were super busy.  I love it.  How did you spend the weekend? Thanks for coming by today! I'm so glad you're here.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some extraordinary goodness on … [Read more...]

The BIG game and all the controversy is OVER... And now it's time to focus on the pretty side of life.  On Wednesday, Lent begins and Sunday is Valentine's Day!  It even is beginning to feel like spring outside.  There's just a hint in the air and I LOVE it! I hope your week is already off to an extraordinary start! Thanks for coming by! I'm so glad you're here.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some … [Read more...]

For many of my friends this is a BIG week... It's not like Christmas or Easter.... but it might just be second to Thanksgiving... because for them... it's all about the food. If you're looking for some terrific food ideas, be sure to check out this week's Winning Game Foods, or check out my Game Day Foods Pinboard.  Be sure to scroll through all the party links, as they'll be plenty of yummy delights for you to serve up to your friends and family. I hope your week is already off to an extraordinary start! Thanks for coming by! I'm so glad you're here.... Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ … [Read more...]

Handmade gifts are so romantic... If you're looking for something special to give to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day... stop looking. Though it is a little work, this nearly free project of a handmade box disguised as a stack of love letter is sure to be truly appreciated and undoubtedly will become a keepsake. How to Make a Faux Love Letters Box I know some of you are digging out from your winter blast.  Hope you weren't terribly inconvenienced and found ways to have a little fun, relaxation, and make a few memories.  We, on the other hand, missed the snow and had sunny skies on Saturday and a sunny … [Read more...]

I am NOT a hopeless romantic... But I am excited for Valentine's Day.  It's so silly, but I really love all the fun, food, hearts, and whimsy associated with Valentine's Day.  It always gives me an excuse to create something in the kitchen or craft room.  Last year I had a ton of fun creating these Dainty Envelope Fruit Tarts.  Serving them and eating them.... was even more fun! I love these so much... I'm going to give you permission to make some now!  Why even wait until Valentine's Day? Simple & Easy ~ Dainty Envelope Fruit Tarts It's another chilly day in my neck of the woods.  But, it's not going … [Read more...]

Winter swept in yesterday... bringing the darkest skies, strong winds, and a small accumulation of crystals to scrape off the sidewalk and windshield.  After a wonderful and unseasonably warm entrance, Winter definitely turned her heel.  One day we're "enjoying" temps in the low 40's with rain and fog and the next... temps are in hovering in the teens. Gosh it feels cold!  Since there is a layer of ice under all this beauty, I think I'll wait a day or two before hitting the walks and roads for my daily constitutional.   Instead, I think I'll roast a chicken tonight to turn into chicken soup.  That sounds sooo … [Read more...]

I could hardly believe it!  We had sunshine today... all day! After endless days of gray... it was wonderful.  I decided to brave the cold winds and mid twenties to walk the beach.  There's just a trace of snow on the ground and a wee bit of ice... so unusual for the beginning of January.  But, I love it!  The sunshine was warm on my face and my spirit was renewed. The best lunch hour forever! Next to an hour in the sun at the beach... my favorite Monday fun is Project Inspire{d}! I'm so glad you're here....  Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The … [Read more...]

  It's hard to believe!  2015 is quickly slipping away and it's almost 2016! My co-hostesses and I are so blessed to have you join us each and every week... whether you're a blogger linking up or a regular reader thirsty for new and fresh ideas... we love every one of you.  Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your thoughtful remarks week in and week out.  Whatever lied ahead for 2016... I have no doubt it will be good and Project Inspired{d} will continue to get better and better... because of YOU.  Thanks for coming along as we get ready to embark on an extraordinary new … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!   It's Christmas week!  Wow... it's already here!  Time just zooms by too quickly! I confess I had more project in the works than I have been able to get up on the blog. Hope you've been better with your time. And speaking of time... Thanks so much for taking the time to join us for this week's party. I'm so glad you're here! Each week you bless me with your extraordinary creativity. And I know our non-blogging friends can't wait to be inspired. I'm excited to see what you bring to the party this week!  Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on … [Read more...]

I'm so glad you're here! Each week you bless me with your extraordinary creativity. And I know our non-blogging friends can't wait to be inspired. I'm excited to see what you bring to the party this week!  Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day Thanks for choosing to party with us! If you missed stopping by this past week I shared some extraordinary goodness on the blog... Let’s Pray as if Our Lives Depend on It :: JoyDay! Amazingly Delicious Chocolate Christmas Cookies ~ A Cup of Christmas … [Read more...]