Love Quote by Browning in pink ::


Lovely pink peonies were blooming in my back yard.

Their heads were heavy.   Rain was in the forecast.

What a beautiful excuse to pick these ruffled lovelies and enjoy them indoors.

Once inside, they beckoned me to play with my camera and a few antique pretties.


Pink is not one of my favorite colors.   But, I do adore pink flowers in the garden….along with shades of blues and purples and white and everything in between.  Together they all make my heart sing.  As does this love quote by Browning:

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Welcome to Monday Funday!

Every Monday you can link up your crafts / DIY Ideas / recipes to not just one, but SIX awesome blogs:

C.R.A.F.T.; // Lines Across // Uncommon Designs // That’s What Che Said // Creatively Living //

& our newest co-host:

An Extraordinary Day

Here’s the deal, we decided it would be FUN to add a 6th rotating hostess to the Monday Funday crew! That’s 6x the exposure! So, ONE crafty link party extravaganza will happen on SIX blogs. Plus, each week one of us will choose projects to feature on all six blogs.We will also be sharing links throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can follow the Monday Funday party tweets at #MondayFundayParty; !

This week’s features are being chosen by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs

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We are so excited to be hosting this week’s features! 
We are Trish and Bonnie from the blog, Uncommon Designs. We are always up to something fun, crafty, and yummy. This week we shared a super cute Cheer Party and we also introduced you to a wonderful new HGTVGardens website. We’d love for you to come for a visit or find us on one one of our social media channels… 

Now on to this week’s features…


There are always such great DIY Ideas and Recipes linked up to Monday Funday each week. That makes deciding on features incredibly difficult. Here are the features Trish and I picked out this week…

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Father’s Day Art by Remodelando la Casa

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DIY Removeable Slipcover by Tiny Sidekick

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4 Ways to Decorate a Vase for a Garden Party by Daisy Mae Belle


Creating a Monogram in Word by Just a Girl and Her Blog

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S’mores Icecream Cupcakes by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Butterfly Banana Muffins by Kiddie Foodies

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Sailor’s Knot DIY Bracelet by Flights of Delights

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Asparagus with Lemon Dill Sauce by Love Grows Wild

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Herringbone Quilts by Persia Lou


Strawberry Spinach Salad by Unoriginal Mom

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  • Please link to a specific post on your blog.
  • We’d love for you to pin the features, but please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
  • By linking up to to Monday Funday you are giving the 6 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our SM outlets and blogs.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!


  1. Patsy says

    Super fun party, ladies, congratulations! Patsy

    • Diane says

      Awww…Patsy….thanks for your warm words!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!!

  2. Mel says

    Wow….more things to investigate! There’s a fairy garden from a broken terra cotta pot that I need to snag ideas from!! I’ve been wondering what to do with it. 🙂 I used some pieces for garden warnings. LOL. “Grow!!!….or else…” When all else fails, threaten your flowers? 😉 Bit ‘cheeky’, but definitely ME. LOL

    What a fun collection of ideas you have gathered here! Hope it’s as fun for the posters as it is for the visitors!

    • Diane says

      Haha! It is fun and so is your reaction to all the goodness there.
      And what? You threaten your flowers? Um. Me too.
      Back in Michigan I had a white azalea. It would. not. bloom. So we moved it to another not-so-showy spot and I told it that if it didn’t bloom I was going to hoik it over the hill. Wow…did it put on a profusion of blooms each year thereafter. Threats do work in the plant world. 😉

  3. Hi! Just found your linky party and my, oh my, there are a lot of links! Found you on Tuesday Trivia.

    • Diane says

      Oh I hope you join in the fun here!!
      Thanks for popping over!!

  4. Doni says

    WOW what a party!! I think y’all have your hands quite busy this week!! Have a blast and thanks so much for sharing for my party!

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Doni! I love popping by your place…it always delights my eye and my spirit. And this week I noticed for the first time your reminder on the sidebar how faith is not something we muster up on our own. It was a good reminder for me. I always say that…but it’s a blessing to have someone else remind me of that during a tough time.
      Blessings & Hugs!

  5. Sally says

    Love the quote you shared Diane and the things you’ve gathered together are so lovely!

    Happy weekend!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Sally!
      May your weekend be extraordinary!

  6. Love the photo! I did the same thing – ran outside and snipped some peonies because of the impending rain!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  7. Jen says

    Beautiful peonies paired with a lovely quote! Thanks for linking up In The Studio!

    • Diane says

      Oh Jen, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the peonies this year. They’re time is just too brief.
      Hope your week is filled with HIS joy!!

  8. I LOVE your blog! I’m sorry I missed the linkup deadline, but I just found your site today through “I Believe in Love.” Have a blessed week.

    • Diane says

      You are so kind Arnoldo. Thank you. Please pop back soon. The link up begins again at 7 PM EDT.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!


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