It’s Monday and time for Project Inspire{d}!

I am so glad you’re here!


Now, is a good time to be scouring the woods for pine cones.

You’ll be wanting  to add them to your late fall and holiday decor before you know it.  Learn what I do to debug my pine cones and make them pop from this post from the archives.  It’s a popular post lately.  Feel free to “pin” these pine cone crafting tips to remember for later, too.


Learn how to prepare pine cones for crafting and decorating.

How was your weekend?  

My weekend began on Thursday this week.  Not really, but it sure felt like it as I got to meet a fellow blogger for breakfast.  Oh so fun!  Friday, we received our first snowfall of the season.  That was certainly scarier than the trick-or-treaters that came to our door.  We finished up our weekend with a leaf raking marathon and some window washing.  I think window washing just might be my most favorite homemaking task.  Or maybe I just love sparkly windows. [wink]  It’s a task I like doing now while the weather is good, in preparation for the holidays.


Be sure to stop back every day this week for some extraordinary goodness.  

Wednesday I’m kicking off a new series called Creating Christmas Memories with Vignettes.   It will feature a different blogger’s vignette each week.  I know you’re going to love it!

We’re not jumping in to Christmas just yet.  I’ll have some great late fall ideas for you that you won’t want to miss, and something I’m really excited to share as well.  There’s lots to look forward to in the days ahead!

Blogging friends… thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, link up your Great Ideas, link back, and leave your warm words.

Non-blogging readers… this party is for you, too!!  Click on the little thumbnail links at the bottom of the post and enjoy a plethora of Great Ideas!


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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


Just in case you missed all the extraordinary goodness from this past week…


Tips for Dressing a Living Room for Fall :: Home Tour Part 3

Have You Ever Had an Epic Craft Fail?

Plus…Project Inspire{d} Link Party Features:

13 Pumpkin Recipes :: What a Great Idea!


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what my co-hostesses have been doing…

Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday

Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl


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  1. Than ks for hosting!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for linking up your marvelous chocolate dipped oranges, Sherry. I absolutely must try those!!
      Hope your day is extraordinary!

  2. Hi Diane! Oh, I can’t believe you had snow already – I’m not quite ready for that! 🙂 Thanks to you and the ladies for hosting – have a fantastic week!

    • Diane says

      Oh Cindy…at least it didn’t stick. We now have snow in the forecast almost every day for the next two weeks. I hope it doesn’t materialize. I am so not ready!!

  3. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for the party Diane – hope you have a wonderful week

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome, Suzan! Hope your week has been filled with fun and creativity!

  4. Jenna says

    Thanks for the party Diane! I remember reading your debugging pine cone post last year, great info!!

    • Diane says

      It’s kind of surprised me at how popular it’s been on Pinterest.
      Thanks for remembering and stopping by to link up!

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

    • Diane says

      Thanks for joining us Suzanne. I always look forward to your visits.

  6. Hello sweet lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. I love stopping by! I hope you get a chance to swing by our party. We would really appreciate it.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Mel says

    Okay….I came here to blame YOU, with ABSOLUTELY no knowledge this post was here. I’m baking pine cones and those swirly pods the thorny trees drop this time of year. It’s my attempt to teach a young, single new home owner who’s counting pennies that she really CAN grab things around her and get creative. AND you can have fun doing it!!
    Yup, YOUR fault. LOL
    And I’m telling her where to find you.
    So keep doing what you do. My house smells wonderful because of it! LOL!!


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