Our first Blogiversary Celebration!

Whew!!  What a week!

Happy Blogiversary An Extraordinary Day!

All week long we’ve been partying to the hilt.

And boy, has it been fun!

Just to add to the fun and my appreciation of you.

I’m finishing the week with this lovely photo of apple blossoms.  And…


Irish Blessing :: Apple blossoms - Free Printable 8x10 or Desktop Background - Apple Blossoms with Irish blessing :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net


The fun part is that you can click here for an 8×10 to print,

or here for a free desktop background.  I hope you enjoy either or both.



What day was my actual blogiversary?

Though my first published post was April 29, 2012…technically Sunday was my blog anniversary day.  Why do I say that?  Because my first post was a Sunday…Joy Day! post.  I don’t think I have missed a single Joy Day! post this whole year.  That in itself is a personal accomplishment.

All that being said…this is the graphic from Sunday’s Joy Day! post.  I have been amazed at how popular it has been.  When I went to grab the link I saw that it had been pinned 338 times.  Wow!  I wish I could see how that happens.  Anyway…I really liked it and I’m thrilled that others do too.  The best part…God gets the glory all the way around.


The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3 :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net



The blogiversary celebration….

Blogiversary Celebration - Week at a Glance - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Five celebratory posts….
  1. The first day I hit  ‘Publish’ :: Blogiversary Giveaway
    Monday, we kicked off the week with a few heart-felt words from yours truly.
  2. You Are Extraordinary :: Blogiversary Giveaway
    On Tuesday, we were blessed to have Melissa Michaels from
    The Inspired Room come by to celebrate with us.
  3. Friendship Tea :: Blogiversary Giveaway
    Wednesday, we took advantage of this special occasion to celebrate with tea and “crumpets.”
  4. The Best Banana Bread :: Blogiversary Giveaway
    Thursday, you finally got the banana bread recipe.
  5. Free Friendship Printable :: 5 Days of Blogiversary Giveaways
    And we closed the week on Friday with a free printable on friendship created by yours truly.


And then there were the Extraordinary Giveaways this week…

Extraordinary Blogiversary Giveaways :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

You still have time to enter….

Click on the links below and make a comment…or two, or three, or four…at that post.  


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It’s been a very good week here at An Extraordinary Day!

Thank you so much for celebrating with me.
Without you, An Extraordinary Day would be meaningless.  Thank you for taking time to read, comment, and share.  And those of you who pray for the blog and me….thank you from the bottom of my heart.

One more thing….
Sorry this post is late today….I had a little idea that I’d been wanting to do for the last week or so.  It involves crab apple blossoms, but the wind has been busy being windy this week and I had to snip some branches, finish my idea, and shoot it this morning or the whole idea would have to be put on hold for a while.  The light was good this morning so I chose blossoms over finishing this post on time.  I think you’ll be glad I did.  However, if you usually have coffee and read The Week at a Glance each Saturday…I hope you forgive my tardiness.


Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!


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  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    – The Tablescaper

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much for stopping my and celebrating with me!! [hugs]

  2. congrats.

  3. Congratulations, again! And, it has been a fun week. You are a blessing to us all! Just had to tell you that, because it’s true. I pray you have another successful blog year, friend!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Kim!! You are so sweet and encouraging.
      I have to say…though I started the week off ahead…as the week wore on I wore down. Whew! So glad you enjoyed the week…it makes it all worth while!! [hugs]

  4. Gwen says

    Wow!! It has been a very nice week over here! Quite extraordinary:-)
    Blessings on year two

    • Diane says

      Thank you Gwen!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! [hugs]

  5. JaneEllen says

    HI gal Want to wish you a very happy BLOGIVERSARY! wonderful. I’ve been very inspired reading your blog, seeing your projects, everything you have going on. God bless you.

    • Diane says

      Thanks JaneEllen!! I really appreciate your kind encouragement!
      May your day overflow with JOY!!

  6. Mel says

    Well how fitting the start was with Joy Day! And good for you to stay the course with it. It’s a personal favorite–I’m one who needs the focus to be placed on the Joys in life. (yes, I can become a bit of a grumpy bucket!)
    And congratulations on the year–seriously….IN awe at all you’ve accomplished in (what seems to me) very short order! Geeze…you’re EVERYwhere! LOL I don’t have accounts in those other places–so let me tell you how grateful you are that you keep this little place. Lots of people wouldn’t bother–just sayin’…..
    And now–you have me curious about the crabapple branch. *laughing* I’m hoping it doesn’t include an arrest from snagging it at the community garden. (I’ve ‘pinched’ one or two leaves from the gardens for starting shoots…LOL…..and held my breath while the folks down there laughed at me and offered a pruning shear for a better cut.–but NOT from the crabapple trees….they’re far from blooming so there’s still time! LOLOL)
    Breathe a bit and take nice walk as a treat? (and don’t forget the camera!) 😉

    • Diane says

      Haha! I caught myself yesterday carrying the grumpy bucket too. I so wish that it wasn’t such an unconscious thing…this picking it up so easily when I’m not thinking. 😉 So…I get it. And it helps me to write the posts. You know…I think that’s God’s plan. 😉 I’ve read it before…somewhere in it all…we write to help ourselves.
      Thanks again for your encouragement. Keeping up those other spots sometimes is a burden. I had a page for Longaberger and a Pinterest account before I started the blog…after about 8 months or so after I started the blog I added the blog’s page. Everything is a time zapper…and since I have absolutely no sense of time…well… Haha!
      No worries about crab apples. The one in the photo here. I forget where I took that. I think in one of alleys or streets close by. The ones I cut for my little photo shoot. Those came from the right-a-way in my back yard…just a few few feet from the pear tree. I’m sorry that yours are far from blooming. Probably the weather will warm up…the sun will be out…and everything will come in blossom all at the same time. Which should be beautiful…
      Oh yes…I need a breather, but I couldn’t skip Joy Day! Maybe tomorrow! 😉

  7. Donna says

    So happy for you that you had a wonderful week celebrating your anniversary Diane! I, for one, know I count your blog among the daily blessings I receive in my inbox. Hope you have an amazing Sunday!


    • Diane says

      You are so sweet Donna! Thank you for your warm and encouraging words! [hugs]

  8. Margo says

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Beautiful picture too!

    • Diane says

      It is so nice of you take stop over and leave your warm words, Margo! Thank you for being Extraordinary!

  9. Happy Anniversary! I JUST started my blog!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Lori!!
      Best wishes for an exciting bloggy ride for you too!!

  10. Andrea says

    Happy anniversary, I am blogging just over a year now also. It is wonderful. Great apple blossoms

  11. Mary Beth Bradford says

    My kitchen is red!

  12. Great wrap up, pretty printable and happy blogging anniversary! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Laura…it means a lot coming from you.
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

      p.s. Congrats on being featured on Jennifer’s blog!

  13. Jamie says

    Happy Blogiversary!! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you at the next party 😉
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

    • Diane says

      Thank you, Jamie!!
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  14. Tammy says

    Stopping by and letting you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events….Thank you for Sharing! http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-timemay-features-and.html hope you can join in again this week.

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet to feature my post. Thank you Tammy!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary new week! [hugs]


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