Hope you had a great Easter celebration!

We enjoyed a wonderful service at church, a delicious dinner, and the most gorgeous weather. Speaking of weather.  It feels like summer today!  After this very long winter it’s amazing!

No doubt you were busy over the holiday weekend.  Just in case you missed this…I shared some Last Minute Ideas for Your Easter Table, including a place card printable and tutorial, egg decorating idea, and recipes.  “Pin” for next year here.


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When the weather gets warm, many of us start thinking about planting flowers.

How do I know this?  My tutorial on how to plant a window box or container is the most popular post here on the blog this weekend.

Some of you can already get started on your flower planting.  But, wherever we live, we need to wait until all danger of frost is over.  Here in the northern states…we can pretty much plan to plant things outside Memorial Day weekend.  But, I cannot wait [wink], so I get planting around Mother’s Day.  Still, I have a back up plan to bring in my smaller containers, cover my plants, or even get up early and sprinkle new plantings with the hose.  Mother Nature can be an awful tease.  I’ve even heard that we’re supposed to see some of that white stuff in June.  Crazy!!  Always have a plan B.  Always.

If you want terrific tips and tutorials for planting a spectacular container garden or window box this is for you. How to plant a window box or container.  Actually, if you want to do any container gardening, this is a must read.  


And now…let’s get on to the fun!


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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



Features from Last Week’s Party


My Picks….

Last week we established that yellow is one of my favorite colors.  And when it comes to spring and summer
I’m known to flip for a delectable lemon treat.  So, I got pretty excited when I spied this yummy lemon pie.
What makes it even more fun is that the meringue goes under the lemon filling rather than on top.
I can’t wait to try it!!

Lemon Angel Pie by Grandparents Plus

Lemon Angel Pie by Grandparents Plus ~ A Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



For those of us who are frosting newbies Suzanne shares some terrific tips
for giving your frosted cake a smooth finish.

Fancy Carrot Cake by Simply Suzannes

Smooth Frosting Tutorial on Carrot Cake by Simply Suzannes - a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



This sunburst was a whole lot of work, but so worth it.  Talk about drama in decor…this is it!!

Sunburst Medallion & Tutorial by The Gathered Home

DIY Sunburst Medallion by The Gathered Home a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net




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….

From Fence to Herringbone Plank Wall by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Herringbone Plank Wall by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Malia’s Pick…

Marbled Coffee Cup Tutorial by Carolyn’s Homework

Marbled Cup Tutorial by Carolyn's Homework featured at Project Inspired on AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Stephanie’s Pick…

Union Jack Blankets by Leigh Laurel Studios 

Union Jack Blankets by Leigh Laurel Studios a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


 If you missed last week and want to see what was inspiring all of us… Check it out here.

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  • 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.
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  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I’m so excited to see that you featured my Fancy Carrot Cake tutorial! Thank you!!
    Looking forward to tonight’s link party.
    Have a great evening,

    • Diane says

      Wow! You were quick to see this Suzanne!!
      Your cake looks delicious and amazing. Thanks for the wonderful tips and for sharing them with us a Project Inspire{d}!!!

      Wishing you a week of extraordinary goodness!

  2. So thrilled that you featured my Lemon Angel Pie! It is luscious! Thanks for the party, too!

  3. Thanks for hosting, and hope you had a blessed Easter!

  4. Thank you for your party and great features! I am praying Spring stays and Winter takes a hike!!! 🙂 Julia

  5. Thanks for the link up, enjoyed last weeks features!

  6. I live in Pa. and am DYING to start planting pots and in the garden! I got my pots out today but rtesisted buying any flowers. But SOON!!!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my upcycled herringbone plank wall! You made my night!

  8. Happy day after Easter Diane. It sounds like you’re getting itching to plant too. My mom always said to wait until Mother’s Day and so I go out and buy myself all my plants that weekend! Thanks for hosting and huge blessings to you,

  9. cathy says

    Diane thanks so much for another fabulous party! Hope that your week is going great 🙂

  10. Thank you for your invitation. Never thought my creations would be good enough for this great party. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  11. Mel says

    Wow….lots of cute things. I think I have to try marbling something cuz that cup is too cute. I’d wanna drink from it, so maybe not, huh… And I’m awaiting flowers, readying the pots and dreaming of what I wanna surround myself with on the patio. It’ll happen….eventually…

  12. I love your blog! The planter boxes are amazing! Pinned! Thank you so much for stopping by our party. Please stop by next Tuesday, we would love to see what you have been creating. Lou Lou Girls http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/


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