I can’t believe how fast the days on the calendar tick off.
We’re just a little more than a week away from Memorial Day.


Memorial Day Tablescape Ideas :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Last year I created a truly homespun and patriotic table.  It’s one I really enjoyed a lot, too.

I hope that you’ll be able to take away some Memorial Day tablescape ideas that you can use for your celebration this year.

Click here to see lots of photos and inspiration.


What do you usually do for Memorial Day weekend?

Do you have a party planned?


Speaking of party….I am sooo excited that you have joined us again this week.

I cannot wait to see your extraordinary inspiration.

But, before we jump into it….

Beginning this weekend, I’ll plan to have a features post each Saturday with a round-up of your extraordinary projects from Project Inspire{d}.

The Monday Project Inspire{d} post will be a little more brief.  [This week it’s a little brief because I’ve been spending a lot of time with some paint and a project that will debut on the blog this Thursday.  Be sure to check back for that.]  I know that when I go to parties with lengthy posts I don’t always have the time to browse all the delightful eye candy.  Since I’m thinking you might be like me…I thought Saturday would a great day to wrap up the week.  Are you in?

Oh…I’m trying to come up with a name for the Saturday features….so if you have a creative idea…leave a comment, please!


And now…on to our party!


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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….

Tired mommies everywhere will want their own Merit Badges for all that stuff that gets done everyday
that nobody notices and everyone takes for granted.  Plus, you all will want to read Aubrey’s very
creative take on what mommies do with their day.  This is one very entertaining post.

Mommy Merit Badges by Smart Kids 101

Mommy Merit Badges by Smart Kids 101 at 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….

West Elm Wooden Truss Dining Table Knock-off by Upcycled Treasures

West Elm Wooden Truss Dining Table Knock-off by Upcycled Treasures at Project Inspired Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Malia’s Pick…

How to Make Faux Mercury Glass Vases by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

How to Make Faux Mercury Glass Vases by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Stephanie’s Pick…

DIY Grad Announcement Using PicMonkey by DIY Beautify

DIY Grad Announcement Using PicMonkey by DIY Beautify a Projected Inspired Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


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

Project Inspire{d} Link Party

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. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope your week has gotten off to a great start!

    ~ Ashley

    • Diane says

      Thank you for joining in the fun here Ashley! I always look forward to seeing what you link up!!
      Happy Tuesday!

  2. Thanks to all the ladies for hosting.

    • Diane says

      It’s a joy to have you join us here, Sherry! It’s so much fun seeing you bring your new house to life. I’m so looking forward to each step as you make your house your home.

      Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start!

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for hosting, Diane!
    Have a great week,

    • Diane says

      It’s a delight to have you stop by each week, Suzanne! 🙂 You are a master of sweet treats and lovely vignettes. Thanks for taking the time to stop by with your lovely posts.

      Best wishes for extraordinary creativity!

  4. Suzan says

    Beautiful tablescape!
    Thanks so much ( everyone ) for hosting –

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks so much Suzan!! And thank you so much for linking up today, too!! [hugs]

  5. Thanks for hosting another great party!

    • Diane says

      It’s the participants that make the party!! I look forward to your cheerful face each week!
      Hope your weather is perfect and you’re getting in plenty of time in the garden! [hugs]

  6. This is awesome! Thanks for featuring me alongside other amazing projects… and for hosting. This is a fantastic link-up! (PS- I think the links to “Yesterday on Tuesday” and “The Silly Pearl” right under the Mommy Merit Badges picture aren’t working. 🙂 )

    • Diane says

      Thank you Aubrey! And thanks too for the heads up. I guess when I copy and paste certain sections from week to week I’m bound to have a fluke sometime. 😉

      So glad you came by to join in the fun. You are one creative gal!! 🙂

  7. cathy says

    love the tablescape, and love Longaberger! Thanks so much Diane for hosting a great party 🙂

    • Diane says

      Awww…that is so nice of you to say. Thank you, Cathy!!!
      I’m so glad you can join in the fun again. I always look forward to your posts!! 🙂

      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start!

  8. Kim says

    Thanks, ladies, for hosting this great party. Diane, I wish I could help you think of a name for your Feature Saturday, but I’m terrible at thinking of catchy titles! I’m looking forward to seeing what some other party-goers suggest. 🙂

    • Diane says

      Kim….it’s a joy to have you partying with us. You have so much to share, always.
      Well…I’m not the queen of catchy titles either. 😉 We’ll see what happens it just might be a little less than extraordinary. 😉

  9. Hi Diane! Thanks so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party! Have a happy Tuesday and a wonderful week!

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet Cindy!! Thank you for joining in the fun! I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing this week!! [hugs] 😀

  10. LOVE your patriotic table and the use of all of your Longaberger. I pinned and posted on my FB page. Hope that is ok. Love it. Your blog is one I follow every day and just so enjoy all of the inspiration. Thank you

    • Diane says

      Cookie…you just made my day!! I love that you shared this post on your FB page. That blesses me. Always feel free to share. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. Sending you a great big [hugs]!!

  11. we’ll be spending the wknd with family, so excited for this picnic season to begin! 🙂
    Thanks for hosting and have a extraordinarily beautiful week!

    • Diane says

      I hope you have a picture perfect weekend with your family, Maria!!
      Picnics are so fun. What is it about eating outside that is so special? 😉
      Thanks for joining in the fun here this week. 🙂

  12. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for hosting another fun party. Look forward to seeing your new painted project and visiting some of the other links.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Pieced Pastimes

  14. Love the tablescape and love the features! Linking up my big Haircut post! Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by Fridays Unfolded!


    • Diane says

      Awww..thanks Alison!! 🙂
      I bet you’re getting tons of compliments on your stunning haircut, too.



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