Today was a snow day for many people in our area.

With strong winds and temperatures dipping from the single digits to below zero, we have two choices….embrace winter or hop a plane to the tropics.

Since hopping on a plane really isn’t a possibility for most of us….take a peek of my new Winter Mantel, or how about we open the archives and see how I embraced the snowflakes and icicles, last year, by decorating the table for winter with red and white, here: Winter Table


Decorating theTable for Winter with Red and White :: Project Inspire{d} Link Party ::


And now on to our Extraordinary Link 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….

I love the story Jacqui tells of how she transformed an ordinary desk and a cast-off chair into an extraordinary Christmas present for her daughter.  Whether you’re seven, seventeen, or twenty-seven….this desk set would be perfect in a bedroom or office.

Desk DIY and Other Prettiness by Jacqui of Brookeva.

Desk and Chair Makeover by ::  Project Inspire{d} feature at



How many times have you wished that your mirror reflected brightness in your room, but not a reflection of something across the way?  I love how Leslie solved the problem by antiquing the glass on her mirror.  It looks great and the frame is extraordinary too!

DIY Faux Antique Glass Mirror by Leslie at Seasoned Homemaker.

DIY Antiqued Glass Mirror by the Seasoned Homemaker :: Featured on Project Inspire{d} at



What a great idea to give an industrial edge to a piece of furniture and increase its practicality many times over by installing wheels.  I love Karen’s philosophy….just put a wheel on it!!  Okay four wheels!!  The farmhouse side table is extraordinary!

Upcycled Table Idea ~ Put Wheels on It! by Karen of Redoux Interiors

Table Makeovers with Wheels :: Featured on Project Inspire{d} at



I love Stephanie’s plan to take the stress and pain out of year-round gift-giving.  Planning is everything….but I love her listening tips too.

How to Buy Gifts Year Round by Stephanie of Year-Round Giving

Extraordinary Tips for Year Round Gift-Giving by Year Round :: featured on Project Inspire{d} by



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Who knew thumbtacks could create such an Extraordinary piece of art?  Oh Angela did!!

Valentine Ampersand Art by Angela of Life in Velvet

Thumbtack Valentine Ampersand by Velvet and Grace .com :: featured on Project Inspire{d} at


Malia’s Pick…

Kassie created the most extraordinary bit of LOVE wall art with her new Silhouette Cameo.  The love letters on the canvas are so dramatic and the chalkboard stencil turned out beautifully with the photo wreath.

My First Silhouette Cameo Project by Kassie of A Couple of Pounds

Silhouette Cameo LOVE Art Canvas by A Couple of :: Featured on Project Inspired{d} at



Stephanie’s Pick…

I love embroidery hoops and these extraordinary little Valentines Denise created.

Embroidery Hoop and Sweater Valentines by Denise on a Whim

Embroidery Hoop Valentines created by Denise on :: Featured on Project Inspire{d} at

 For more Valentine inspiration….pop over to The Silly Pearl 
where Stephanie has a terrific round-up for your Valentine’s Day.

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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.
  • Then, 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!
  • Thanks for partying with us!

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  1. Thanks for including my Faux Antique Mirror among such awesomeness.

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Leslie! It’s Extraordinary!!!!

  2. Kim says

    Diane, I love your red and white winter table! Thank you for inviting me to link up. You have beautiful features and many inspiring links! 🙂

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks sweet friend!!
      I can’t wait to see what you’ve brought to the party. 😉 I bet it’s delicious!

  3. I’m always so inspired when I visit you! I’m following you on pinterest now, too! Hugs!

    • Diane says

      What a lovely thing to say!!
      Thank you for popping over and taking time to leave your warm words!!

  4. Karen says

    Thank you so much for including my tables with wheels in your picks! Love the red and white table scape. If you do want to hop a plane, it is warm and dry where I live!!
    Definitely going to try my hand at antiquing that mirror too!

    • Diane says

      Your tables are extraordinary!!! I can’t believe your creativity!!
      Awww….Karen…you just put the biggest smile on my face. 🙂 Thanks!!
      I’d love for you to go outside….and bask in the warmth for me. 🙂 It’s minus 2 right now. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for hosting!

    • Diane says

      Heidi Kay….I am so blessed to have you join us!!
      Thanks for linking up! 🙂
      May your week be filled with extraordinary moments! 🙂

  6. Thank you so much Diane for featuring my desk and chair make over and your sweets words! I so appreciate it, and thank you for the party! See you here next week! Jacqui

    • Diane says

      Jacqui, your daughter has an amazing mom! 🙂 I love your beautiful project and can’t wait to see what you share next!!

      Wishing you an extraordinary week!

  7. Anita says

    Hi Diane…thanks for stopping by FAR and inviting me to the party!!

    • Diane says

      Thank YOU Anita!!
      I love your blog, your decorating touch, and most of all, your heart!

  8. Thanks for hosting Diane!

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you’ve joined us again Sherry.
      Hope you’re staying warm in this frigid weather.

  9. Thank you so much for the feature and hosting this party.

  10. Mel says

    I have to smile…the table with wheels and the tips for buying year round caught my eye too. 250 already. LOL…and it’s still early in the week!
    We had 2 snow days…3 if you count a weekend day. BOY was that wind crazy! Stay safe and warm!!

    • Diane says

      🙂 Mel…I wish you didn’t think that you needed to send those cold temps and winds my way. 😉
      It was freezing in the minus double digits this morning, but I heard we’re to get to 27 degrees today. Now if the wind would just die down we would think spring has come! LOL!

  11. anna says

    Thank you so much for checking out my blog today! You are awesome for hosting this party! xoxo!

    • Diane says

      Anna, you are so welcome. 🙂 Thanks for joining in the fun here!!

  12. Those are some amazing features. Thank you for hosting a wonderful party!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Deborah!! And thanks for your prayers. We are in a waiting time right now while “in the process.”

  13. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for the invitation – I’ve added you to my list of parties!!!
    Have a wonderful week

    • Diane says

      Yippee!!! I’m so excited that you’ll be join in the fun at Project Inspire{d}!!!

  14. Nancy says

    I love your red transferware table setting! Tonquin is such a pretty pattern and it’s neat that you have a special set from your Aunt with all the memories of dining on it before. How nice!

    Thanks for hosting the party!


    • Diane says

      Nancy….I am truly blessed with both the dishes and the memories! Thank you for enjoying them with me ‘virtually.’
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  15. Your winter table is beautiful! I agree, we’ve just got to make the best of winter while we have it!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Deborah!
      We are surely blessed with lots of winter this year! LOL
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  16. Thanks again for the invite, Diane! I’m excited to start joining the party each week! Have a wonderful evening!

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome, Lisa!!
      Best wishes for an Extraordinary weekend! [hugs]

  17. Athena at Minerva's Garden says

    Your winter table is lovely–I love all the red and white!

    • Diane says

      Athena, thank you so much for stopping my and for your kinds words. [hugs]


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