Memorial Day, a Day of Remembrance.

What a debt of gratitude we owe to those who have given their lives in sacrifice for our dear country.  May God’s protection, guidance, and blessing be on each one currently serving and their families.  And may we never forget the cost.


Red, White, and Blue Vintage Window ::


I admit it, I’m a pretty patriotic gal.
Usually, each year between Memorial Day and Independence Day I like to decorate with red, white, and blue around my house to show my country’s colors.  Last year, I put this little window vignette together.  Maybe it will inspire you to decorate with red, white, and blue around your house, too.

Memorial Day is usually our first unofficial first day of summer.
It has been a glorious warm summer day here.  We enjoyed a backyard picnic with all the usual fare.  I hope you and your family are enjoying the day and creating many special memories.

Last week I promised that I would start a new feature series on Saturdays.
You didn’t see it?  Me either.  I didn’t pick the best week to begin.  How about next week?  And if you have an idea for a great name…I’d love to hear it!!

And now…on to our party!


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


My Picks….

If I were a young boy, I would think I had the best mom in the universe!
This is the cutest and really pretty easy birthday party.
From setting, to food, to games….no kid will forget this birthday party.

Backyard Campout Birthday Party by 3 Little Greenwoods

Backyard Camp Out Birthday Party by Three Little Greenwoods - a Project Inspired feature at


And just for fun….here’s a little more inspiration!


Board Track Racer Yard Art by Pieced Pastimes

Board Track Racer Yard Art by Pieced Pastimes - a Project Inspired Feature at


Really Easy Naked Cake by The Charm of Home

Really Easy Naked Cake by The Charm of Home - a Project Inspire{d} feature at


Pom Pom Throw Blanket by Delineate Your Dwelling

Pom Pom Blanket by Delineate Your Dwelling a Project Inspire{d} feature at


My co-hosts’ favorites from last week’s party….


I always love seeing what caught the eye of Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline,
Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Stephanie from The Silly Pearl!


Mary Beth’s Pick….

What a clever and inexpensive way to give a tired chair a face lift.

A Stenciled Upholstered Chair Makeover by Create and Babble

Stenciled Upholstered Chair Makeover by Create and Babble - a Project Inspire{d} feature at

Malia’s Pick…

Love this quick, easy, and fun treat to take to your next patriotic party!

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops by Reasons to Skip the Housework

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops by Reasons to Skip the Housework - a Project Inspire{d] feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.nt


Stephanie’s Pick…

A terrific tutorial and project for those loving paper art.
Would you even guess this bird cage was made of paper?

Bird Cage Made of Newspaper Tutorial by Wesens Art

Bird Cage Made of Newspaper Tutorial by Wesens Art

If you enjoyed this party…would you please share it via your social media outlets too!  Thanks!

If you missed last week and want to see what was inspiring all of us…

Project Inspire{d} Link Party

A few things to remember:
  • Link up your awesome {family friendly} creations ~ crafts, recipes, DIY, projects, tips ~ etc.
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog.
  • Link back to this post and share that you joined the party.
  • If you wish 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.
  • 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 and can be seen there.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some extraordinary comments on posts you adore!

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  1. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for the party ♥

    • Diane says

      Thank you for joining us Suzan! I always look forward to your projects and the humor in your posts. 😉
      Best wishes for an extraordinary week!

  2. cathy says

    Diane, this is one sweet party, thank you for hosting 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thanks so much Cathy! It’s not a party without you!!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!!

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for hosting, Diane!
    Have a great week,

  4. Kim says

    Thank you for hosting, ladies! Love the links and inspiration! 🙂

    • Diane says

      We love having you share your talent with us, Kim!
      Have a blessed day!

  5. Thank you for featuring my Marshmallow Pops!

    • Diane says

      Those things are just tooooo stinkin’ cute, Melanie!!! I hope I don’t forget that I want to make them for the 4th!!;)

  6. {{Big Hugs}} for featuring our Backyard Campout Party! It was super fun to plan and my boys are still talking about it! 😉

    ~ Ashley

  7. Great Patriotic Display. I would like to join your linky. I just found you from Imparting Grace. I’ll come back and link after I finish visiting.
    Have a wonder linky party.

  8. Thank you Diane for the feature! It is always fun to join you!

  9. Hi Diane,
    Thanks so much for featuring my husbands ‘Board Track Racer’ and for leaving such a sweet comment. Love your patriotic window vignette – a perfect way to show your American pride.
    Have a Wonderful Week,
    Pieced Pastimes

  10. Thanks for sharing at the Say G’Day Saturday linky Party. I’ve pinned your post-that window vignette is gorgeous!

    Best wishes and hope to see you again for this weekend’s link up.
    Natasha in Oz


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