Spring planting season is around the corner for those of us who live “up north.”

Right now it’s a great time to plant trees and yummy blueberry bushes.

Do you have any blueberry bushes?  I can’t wait ’til I’m able to have my own fresh picked organic blueberries. Yum!!


In the meantime, I’m dreaming of flowers to plant once we are frost-free.

Do you have “go to” favorites every year, or are you into experimenting with colors and heights and textures?

I do have a few “go to” favorites.  But, they will always be used in the midst of my experimental containers.  Because there is always something new each year that catches my eye and I just have to “try it.”


If you don’t have a lot of flower confidence, and find yourself dreaming of flowers to plant,
you’ll want to check out this past post for tons of helpful inspiration.  Be sure to check it out before you go to the garden shop or greenhouse.


Nine Steps to a Great Container Garden

Nine Steps to a Great Container Garden - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

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for a celebration and an extraordinary giveaway!!!

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….

Sometimes drop ceilings are a necessity.  This is one gorgeous drop ceiling.
But there’s a surprise storage in this drop ceiling that really caught my eye.
Check it out and I’m sure you’ll agree with me….
that’s extraordinary creativity!!

Laundry Room Drop Ceiling by Our Pinteresting Family

Drop Ceiling by Our Pinteresting Family - a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinarDay.net


I love the use of graphics in home decor and this pillow is the perfect amount of pizzazz
to really make things look sharp!

No 5 Pillow by The Colored Door

no 5 pillow by the Colored Door - a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinarDay.net



I LOVE a sweet vignette with beautiful fresh flowers and this one is extraordinary!

“Junky” Floral Centerpiece by Old Things New

Easter Centerpiece from Old Things New - 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….

Wooden Crate Footstool by Hearts and Sharts

Wooden Crate Footstool by heartsandsharts.com a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Malia’s Pick…

Donut Cookies by Moms and Munchkins

Donut cookies by Moms and Munchkins - a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Stephanie’s Pick…

1970’s Salon Shampoo Chair by Hearts and Sharts 

1970's Salon Shampoo Chair Makeover by Hearts and Sharts at Project Inspired Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



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  1. Dena says

    Thank you for the features!

    • Diane says

      It’s a pleasure Dena! You’ve got talent!!!
      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary creativity!

  2. Suzanne of Simply Suzanne at Home

    Thanks so much for hosting, Diane!
    The comment you left on my triple coconut cream piepost made me laugh out loud :0) Thanks so much for smiles.
    Have a great week,

    • Diane says

      Haha!!! Glad you had a good laugh!
      Thanks for linking up and best wishes for An Extraordinary Day!!

  3. Hi Diane! Thanks so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party! Hope you had a great Monday and have a happy week!

  4. cathy says

    I love pick your own berry season and planting flowers! Yeah! 🙂 Thanks for hosting another wonderful party! Have a great week!

  5. Thanks for the feature. :). We greatly appreciate it.

  6. Kim says

    Thanks for hosting each week, Diane – and the other ladies, as well. I enjoyed your potting inspiration post, too.

  7. Good morning Diane and THANK YOU so much for featuring my “junky” centerpiece. I am honored! This is a wonderful party and I’m glad I finally found you.

  8. Thanks so much for including my No 5 pillow with your features!! Great features this week! Thanks for hosting.

  9. That is a stunning floral arrangement Diane! Love the ones from the original post too, especially the first one. Love the features too. I missed the drop ceiling one, so I’m off to explore. Thanks for always hosting a great party.
    Blessings, Deborah

  10. Mel says

    Go figure I investigated the beadboard ceiling, too. Now all I gotta do is convince himself we could do that in the study. Haha…fat chance ince I’m disallowed to climb a ladder. I’ll file it away and dream! (And investigate new ideas this week, thanks to you and the folks who are soooo creative!)


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