May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.

May your heart be as light as a song.

May each day bring you bright, happy hours.

That stay with you all the year long.

Irish Blessing

Happy St. Patrick's Day ::

 This year I used book pages to help decorate the mantel for St. Patrick’s Day.
If you missed the post, check it out here.


And now, on to our Extraordinary Link Party….


I am so excited to join with Mary Beth from Cupcake and Crinoline, Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Stephanie from The Silly Pearl, my co-hosts here at Project Inspire{d} to see what you’ve been working on this week!  Your creativity amazes me.

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 how Deb took an old colander and an old wire egg basket and made hanging lamps.
Don’t you want to make one too?

Rustic Vintage Style Hanging Lamps  by Lavender Garden Cottage

Rustic Hanging Lamps by Lavender Garden Cottage - a Project Inspire{d} feature at


Here’s more that caught my eye!

Project Inspire{d} Features at

1. Dreaming in Fairy Tales French Settee :: Trois Petites Filles

2. Cherry Blossom Dresser :: Lost and Found Decor

3. Zesty Black Bean Chili Crockpot Recipe :: 3 Little Greenwoods

4. Sweet Mint Tea Recipe :: At Home with Jemma

Plus one not pictured: Raising a Gentleman by Three Kids and a Fish



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Katie made the most ruffly placemats with matching utensil holders.

Shabby Chic Spring Placemats by View From the Fridge

Shabby Chic Spring Placemats by View from the Fridge ~ a Project Inspired feature at



Malia’s Pick…

Colorful and fun and perfect for parties!  Plus I love anything “Mason jar.”

Mason Jar Rainbow Cake by Belle of the Kitchen

Mason Jar Rainbow Cake by Belle of the Kitchen ~ a Project Inspired feature at



Stephanie’s Pick…

 A pretty handmade stool for the littlest ones.

Alphabet Stenciled Stool by Delightfully Noted

Alphabet Stenciled Stool by Delightfully Noted ~ a Project Inspire{d} feature at


New Small Button 10 2013

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. Stopping by to say hello and to let you know that you’re a fantastic host!

    • Diane says

      Beth….you know how to make a gal’s day. Thank you so much for those kind thoughts!!
      Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start!!

  2. Thanks for hosting Diane, and again some great features!

    • Diane says

      We wouldn’t have a party without you Cathy. I love the fun projects you bring to the party!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  3. Diane thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful wek!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for joining in the fun here Gurvy!
      Best wishes for an Extraordinary weekend!! 🙂

  4. cathy says

    Diane thank you very much for featuring my post on Raising A Gentleman, I truly appreciate very much! Thanks for hosting another great party, it’s always a pleasure to being here 🙂

    • Diane says

      Cathy….I just wish I could have been able to have downloaded the photo for you. :-/

  5. Kim says

    Diane, there are some wonderful linked posts here! I know you’ll like the monogram on the book page. Thank you for hosting again. 🙂

    • Diane says

      Hi Kim! Yes…you know I liked that very much!!!
      I’m so glad that you can come and hang out with us here. I so appreciate your helpful and thoughtful posts.

  6. Jemma says

    Love this sweet party!
    Thank you oodles!

  7. So excited to have my Zesty Black Bean Chili as a feature! Thank you!

    {big hugs}
    ~ Ashley

  8. Mel says

    Happy St. Patty’s Day (k….a day late, but…..)

    You pick the cutest things. And I’ve been off and investigating folks that linked up THIS week already! Just had to—there were too many cute ideas. (and I’m READY to get sprucing up that front porch for spring, even with the snow still needing melted)
    Oh…..and there are such CUTE ideas! I need some cute boots to have a go at! 🙂

  9. fiona says

    Linking up for the first time here, thanks for hosting. I love the features especially the lighting which I must go and check out because I need something like this in my kitchen.

  10. Deb says

    Thanks Diane for featuring my lamps! They look so much better on your blog than mine!


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