I’m not sharing this to brag…
Sometimes the strangest things happen out of nowhere.
And sometimes they are wonderful blessings.

Here’s what happened to me this weekend.

Early last week I posted a kitchen photo on Facebook that I had originally pinned to my Inspired Kitchens Board on Pinterest. At the time I pinned it, I thought it was a worthy share.  So… one evening I shared it.  A few days later, I noticed that it was getting a lot of attention. And my Facebook page was getting more fans. The numbers kept going up.  There’s this ‘thing’ called reach.  Essentially it’s a number that represents the number of people who are getting that particular Facebook post in their feed.  At first I was seeing 100k, then 500k, then 1 MILLION, and then 2m, and tonight, I think it might have plateaued at 4.2 million with a whole bunch of new fans.

Cape Cod Styled Kitchen with a Built In Seating Island


It’s a wonderful blessing. It’s been fun.
And at the same time, it left me feeling like I needed to “do” something about it.
But, I have no idea what I should have done.
Here’s a second shot of the kitchen which I shared later…
but you’ll want to visit my Facebook page to see the initial image which ended up being shared
more than 44,000 times and rousing some strong sentiments.
It’s kind of like a big party… so feel free to join in and comment and share.

It's my wonderful blessing to co-host Project Inspire{d} Link Party #131  where you'll find tons of helpful tips, recipes, crafts, and the most amazing home decor ideas.  Come on over and party with us!


Speaking of parties and my wonderful blessing…
It’s always fun to see what you link up each week at Project Inspire{d}!
I’m always so excited to see your latest creative great ideas.
And I know our non-blogging friends can’t wait to be inspired.

 It’s time for Project Inspire{d}!

Project Inspired Link Party goes live every Monday night at 8 Eastern.

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 Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie from The Silly Pearl ~ Diane from An Extraordinary Day

Thanks for choosing to party with us!

In between those moments at the beach
I shared some extraordinary goodness on the blog…

A re-cap of the past week's posts at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

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Plus…Project Inspire{d} Link Party Features:

12 Summer Fun Ideas For Kids on Project Inspire{d} - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

12 Kid Friendly Summer Fun Ideas


Stop back during the week for more extraordinary goodness.

Be sure to head over to see
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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and promote via social media. Links will be pinned to our Party Board throughout
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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!

We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code, somewhere on your blog
and link back to this post so others can join in on the inspiration.

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  1. Jenna says

    Thanks so much for the party Diane! That is crazy about your photo going viral! Kinda scary though!

  2. What a week, Diane! I am in awe!

    About the most creative thing I did this week was repair my puppy-chewed pair of dollar store flip flops with duct tape! *lol*

    • Some weeks are just like that! Good thing duct tape was on hand. 😉
      I do have to say that I am feeling so very blessed. That’s a blessing money cannot buy. God is so good!
      LuAnn… It’s such a treat to see you today! Thanks for popping by and saying ‘Hi!”
      Hope your summer has been wonderful and your garden overflowing. [hugs]

  3. Hello gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting such a fabulous party! Please take a minute and stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice this week! Lou Lou Girls


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