As the temperatures rise and the summer sun shines brightly….

what’s one flavor that is cool and refreshing?



Enjoy this extraordinary round up of lemon beverages and delectable lemon delights

sure to make your taste buds dance.


Round up of Lemony Goodness :: AnExtraordinaryDay

 Thirteen…Wow!  All kinds of extraordinary lemony goodness!

 1.  Mini Frozen Lemonade Pies from What’s Cooking in the Burbs

 2.  Orange Lemon Shake-ups from Love Grows Wild

 3.  Summer Citrus Shandy from Lemon Tree Dwelling

 4.  Strawberry Lemonade Frosted Cupcakes from Oh Mrs. Tucker

 5.  Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug from Cranberry Morning

 6.  Pioneer Lemonade Recipe from Little House Living

 7.  Strawberry Basil Lemonade from Here Comes the Sun

 8.  Apple Citrus Cake from With a Blast

 9.  Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins from A Stylish Interior

10. Lemon Almond Poppyseed Bread from Creme de la Crumb

11. Restaurant Style Strawberry Lemonade from Free Time Frolics

12. Ruby Tuesday Copycat Raspberry Lemonade from Living Better Together

13. Lemon Pudding Poke Cake from Life with the Crust Cut Off


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Talk about mouth-watering goodness!  Yum!!


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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…

this week at An Extraordinary Day:


The Week at a Glance 6-15 ::


Here are this week’s posts…

  1. Feeling hard pressed? :: Joy Day!
  2. Two Kitchen Favorites :: Monday Funday Link Party
  3. Tablescape :: Vintage Mason Jars & Book Pages
  4. Three Extraordinary Tips for Today…


It was another Extraordinary Week on the blog!

Joy Day!  It’s a good start to my week every week.  Isn’t it interesting how God teaches me through this time and I find out He had something here for you too.  This week we talked about how to live between the proverbial ‘rock and a hard place’ and yet, not be crushed.  For a six weeks we are blessed to participate in the Monday Funday Link Party with the 5 regular hosts on Sunday night at 7 ET.  We still have a few weeks left.  In that same post I shared two of my favorite kitchen cleaning products.  Then you and I had a breather for a few days.  I came back with a tablescape of vintage Ball Mason jars and book pages that would so fun for a book club gathering.  And yesterday I just had so share three tips from my week that are healthful and in good taste.

On a personal note.  Most weeks I am quite the party girl, visiting, linking-up and doing my best to be a social butterfly.  Last week I had realized that it was adding a layer of stress to my already stressful days and I dropped the socialite hat.  Instead, I picked up my gardening gloves and my dust mop and vacuum.  It was just what I needed.  No fears…I did visit a lot of you who link up here each week for Monday Funday…but that was it for my socializing.  

For those of you who pray…We received a huge blessing this week.  We have been offered the opportunity to paint the exterior of our home in exchange for two months rent.  Isn’t that amazing?  God is good.  There are some other good things happening too, but no job offers yet.  We are trusting God big time, to help us meet our financial obligations.  He is able to do abundantly more than we can ask or imagine.  Thank you for your love and encouragement and prayers.   It means so much. 

Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!


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  1. Mmmm… I can smell the lemony goodness now! Yum! 🙂

    • Diane says

      Hope your find one or two in the mix to enjoy in the heat of the summer.
      Thanks for blessing me by popping by, Rosann!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  2. Dona says

    Praise God! Two months rent for painting!! That’s….well……extraordinary! Many thanks for all you share…the pictures, inspiration, ideas… are always in my prayers. Dona

    • Diane says

      Isn’t that a wonderful example of God’s EXTRAORDINARY goodness?!! Thanks for your prayers, Dona, they are making a difference!! [hugs]

  3. Thank you so much for sharing and featuring my Raspberry Lemonade!

  4. Thanks for featuring my lemon almond poppyseed bread Diane! 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome!!
      I’ve been inspired! It’s sounds delicious!!

  5. Thank you sooo much for featuring my Lemon Pudding Poke Cake!!!!

  6. Mel says

    Perhaps this is a response to some of that diligence you spoke to so well in Joy Day? I don’t know, but I will praise Him anway!
    Like you, some things grabbed me this past weekend. I didn’t know I needed them, but my deal with the Big Guy meant taking the moment He placed in front of me…it’s our solution because I just do NOT do balance well. I let Him take care of that. It took me to restful, peaceful places and moments. Well received, let me assure you. We need balance, I’m told. It’s good that you made that happen for yourself. Dirt is always a good thing for me. LOL. I even love the worms!
    You just keep taking care of you, eh?

    • Diane says

      “Restful, peaceful places and moments.” Blessings for sure. Grateful you had those. As far as balance. We talk about…I sure do…but I’m not really sure we are to have balance in the way ‘we’ think. I’m coming to grips with the idea that He doesn’t want balance for us….He wants us to be all about Him…and somehow in that we find… rest and peace. One day…maybe I’ll figure it out. In the meantime…little steps…big trust. I’m so happy that you had those special moments over the weekend. Yay!! He’s taking care of you. [wink]
      Haha! I’m getting into the dirt for real now. My glove’s thumb sprung a leak…and now my thumb is more than green…it’s black!!! We don’t have many worms here…at least not like we did in NY. Hmmm…maybe that’s why my plants haven’t grown as big here?

  7. One good thing about living in Arizona — LEMONS! This is Pin-worthy for sure. Visiting today from Live Laugh Linky party.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

    • Diane says

      I never associated lemons with AZ. Well….you are so all set for Lemony Goodness!! Enjoy!!
      Thanks Michelle for stopping by. Hope your week is extraordinary!

  8. Great suggestions. I am glad I found this post as I have lemons that need to be used.

    • Diane says

      Isn’t that a happy discovery, then?
      Thanks for popping by Rebecca! Hope your week has been extraordinary!

  9. Jenna says

    hi Diane, I have been in such a lemon mood lately, I can’t wait to check these out, thanks!

    • Diane says

      I know…when the weather heats up….lemon is divine!!
      Hope your day was extraordinary, Jenna!


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