There’s something exciting about the New Year and a fresh start.

So many new things await us.

Recently my e-mail box had a very special invitation from Mary Beth of Cupcakes and Crinoline, to be a part of the hosting team for Project Inspire{d}.  I’ve been linking up my projects since Mary Beth birthed this link party and through that initial invitation we became blogging friends.  So of course I said, “Yes!”


I’m so blessed to join the gals who host Project Inspire{d} and hope you will plan to meet me here each week.  

If you’re a blogger….bring your most inspiring projects to the party each Monday night at 8 o’clock EST.  I can’t wait to see what fresh start ideas you have for the beginning of the New Year!!

If you’re a blog reader…this is the spot to get inspiration for making your home more beautiful with DIY projects and crafts, learn terrific homemaking tips, discover yummy recipes, and more!  Scroll and click through the thumbnail links at the bottom of the post.


Project Inspire{d} Photo Logo ::

Mary Beth from
Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day

Features from Last Week’s Party


One of the fun and challenging parts of hosting a blog party is getting to select features from among all the talent and inspiration.  It’s a tough job…and I get to do it!!!  

My pick of the week….
is this most extraordinary and delectable looking Earthquake Cake from The First Year Blog.  I love German Chocolate Cake and this kicks it up to a whole new level of sweet bliss.

Earthquake Cake from The First Year Blog :: Project Inspire{d} feature ::


Here are my co-hosts’ features….

Mary Beth picked this gorgeous Pine Cone Wreath and Vintage Ladder from Scrapalitiy.

Vintage Ladder & Pine Cone Wreath from Scapability :: Project Inspire{d} feature ::



Malia picked this fabulous, fit for a princess, Big Girl Room from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Big Girl Room Reveal from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body :: Project Inspire{d} feature ::



Stephanie picked these adorable Girly Leg Warmers Free Crochet Pattern, and a Matching Doll Leg Warmer Pattern from Domestic Bliss Squared

Crochet Leg Warmers Free Pattern from Domestic Bliss Squared :: Featured on Project Inspire{d} ::


Please note:  If you want to add these pin worthy images to your Pinterest Board, be sure to click on the photos or the links above each photo which will take you to the original source.  Just a bit of the golden rule and pin etiquette.

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Check out The Week at a Glance for a quick round-up of last week’s posts.
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Now let’s get this Party Started!!  

Please link back to this post and share that you joined the party.  And then be sure to visit other links, pin the extraordinary goodness you find, and give some encouragement and love to your fellow bloggers!

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Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week and can be seen there.

I can’t wait to be inspired by your projects!!


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  1. Diane, I am so excited they brought you on board! I wanted to thank you for sharing our earthquake cake this week! Have a great week!

    • Diane says

      Awww….Beth…thank you sooo much!!
      Your cake looks amazing. A very well-deserved share!!

      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  2. Thank you for hosting, all signed up at cupcakes and Crinoline. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am now following you on Facebook. Maybe you’d like to like me too!

    • Diane says

      That’s wonderful Cathy!
      Just today I noted that you are back to doing your link party and added it to my diary. 😉
      On my way over to see you on FB too!

      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  3. I am so thrilled to have you join in as a Hostess for Project Inspire{d}, Diane! Have a week filled to the brim with blessings.

    Mary Beth

    • Diane says

      Mary Beth….I am thrilled to have been invited. 🙂


  4. How exciting to be one of the new hosts, Diane! Thanks for the party and hope you’re keeping warm! XO

    • Diane says

      Thanks Christy! I feel very blessed to have been asked. 🙂
      Hope your week has been Extraordinary!

  5. Mel says

    Oh……PARTY!!!!!!! I had such good wanders about the last time you had a party happening.
    I’m excited for you, though undoubtedly there’s a bit of work involved here.
    I’ll have to visit later this week……it’s been a busy, tail chasing week already.
    Repeat of last week, pretty much. LOL I will catch my tail eventually–and I’ll have party goods to look through when I do.

    • Diane says

      Last time I did a 6-week stint…this time it’s a permanent position. Have fun, after you catch your tail. 😉 My little cat likes to try to catch her tail…it’s really humorous. Hope that means there’s a laugh or two in your chasing lately. 😉
      Having said that…I understand exactly….that’s why I am so behind on comments and I haven’t been over to visit in a while.


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