What goes through your mind when you think of summer?


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For me…it’s a few hours at the beach.

Today I’m over at Homework sharing how you can enjoy time some beach time, even if you’re many miles away.

Please stop by Carolyn’s and check out my post.  And check out her extraordinarily creative blog.



Speaking of summer…

Over the weekend I shared a round-up of some amazing looking Fruity Summer Treats
linked up at last week’s Project Inspire{d} link party.

Fruity Summer Treats - Extraordinary Inspiration at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Click here if you missed it!

Are you drooling?  Everything looks absolutely delicious!


Project Inspire{d}!
One fun party with four extraordinary hostesses.


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

Every Monday we each choose one inspiring link to feature….

My Pick….

Running gave Melanie a new lease on life and now a new purpose….check out what it is.
Why I Run by Lost and Found Decor

Why I Run by Lost and Found Decor a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


And just for fun….here are a few more that caught my eye as well!

I’m loving the sweet tiered storage Brooke put together from her recycling.
Awesome Studio Storage from Recycling by Artistic Endeavors 101

Awesome Studio Storage from Recycling by Artistic Endeavors 101 a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Suzan beautifully transformed a pair of old end tables into stunning bedside tables.
Metallic End Table Makeover by Simply Vintageous by Suzan

Metallic End Table Makeover by Simply Vintagous by Suzan a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Maria Elena embellished a mirror and created a fun umbrella rack for her amazing closet makeover.
Coat Closet Reinvented by Our Home Away from Home

Coat Closet Reinvented by Our Home Away from Home a Project Inspired feature at AnExtaordinaryDay.net


Mary Beth’s Pick….

Suzan gave her kitchen a pretty dramatic makeover.  Check out her creative ideas.
Hell’s Kitchen Transformed by Simply Vintageous by Suzan

Hell's Kitchen Transformed by Simply Vintagous by Suzan a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Malia’s Pick…

Keri swears this two ingredient recipe is the best….Yum!!
BBQ Onions ~ One of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes by Shaken Together Life

BBQ Onions ~ One of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes by Shaken Together Life a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Stephanie’s Pick…

See how Shonee put a fresh new twist on an everyday storage basket.
White Dipped Basket with a Twist by Hawthorne and Main

Whitedipped Basket with a Twist by Hawthrone and Main a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes, crafts, and inspiring posts last week!  
can link up through early Friday morning or come back next week and link up for another
Project Inspire{d}, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

If you missed last week, click here, to see what was inspiring all of us.

I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!!

Project Inspire{d} Link Party


A few things to remember:
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog using your permalink.
  • Link back to this post and share that you joined the party.
  • By linking up to Project Inspire{d} you are giving the 4 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our social media outlets and blogs.
  • Links will be pinned to our boards and the Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week.
  • Make my day!  Share the party via your social media outlets!  Thanks!

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  1. Hi Diane!
    Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!
    Have a great week,

  2. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for the feature – and I must go by and thank Marybeth too!
    AND thanks for another great party – hope you all have a wonderful week

  3. Thanks for featuring my Peach-Nectarine Muffins! I appreciate it! Also, thanks for hosting this party!

  4. Hi Diane! I so appreciate featuring my story about why I run, and I hope through it I can raise more money for St. Jude and Team Garrett! Have a fantastic week 🙂

  5. cathy says

    Diane, always a pleasure to come to your party! Thank you for hosting :–)

  6. Thank you! I love stopping by your fabulous party each week. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Thanks for hosting a great party!

  8. Diane,

    I wanted to sincerely thank you for the feature….I was scrolling down to join the party and there was last week’s link with such a lovely little shout out from you….Since I am just getting started, it means the world to me…. I hope fantastic things are happening for you…Thanks for helping to make a couple of MY dreams come true…Happy Tuesday!

    Best Wishes!


  9. Hi Diane! I absolutely love the beach and am heading there on vacation next week. 🙂 Thank you so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party – have a happy week!

  10. Carol says

    I just left this message on Homework and then realized that Carolyn is not the one who created the beach vignette so I am leaving you the message now.

    I just linked up to Lavender Garden Cottage and I smiled when I saw you beach vignette. I just finished redoing our mantel with shells. And, I created a beach on a shell platter. I was washing a glass bowl full of sand and shells so I poured everything onto newspaper while I washed the bowl. It all looked so pretty when it was spread out that I couldn’t bear to just put it in the bowl.

    All of that sand and the shells are quite special. The entire lot – sand and all – was brought back from the Maldives in 2001 when my husband was on a surf trip. When he and his buds planned the trip, we didn’t make the connection that our 30th wedding anniversary would fall in the 3 week window of the boat trip. So, those shells and the sand were my anniversary present since there was nowhere for him to buy any presents.

    Happy Summer and enjoy your beach!

  11. Tammy says

    Thanks for hosting … hopping over to Homework to check out your beach ideas…

  12. Thanks for hosting!


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