What are your favorite spring flowers?




I confess that I’m a traditionalist.

I love forsythia and tulips and daffodils and hyacinths and anemones and hellebores.   Yeah.  Pretty much everything.  [wink]

Which pretty much explains why I created this spring tulip wreath with forsythia.  


Although I made this wreath a while back, it’s still perfectly in style today.

All the details on how it all came together are here.  Just in case you want to try your hand at making a spring tulip wreath.

And if you missed seeing my crisp white spring mantel…click here.



And now, on to our Extraordinary Link Party….


I am so excited to join with Mary Beth from Cupcake and Crinoline, Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Stephanie from The Silly Pearl, my co-hosts here at Project Inspire{d} to see what you’ve been working on this week!  Hmmmm…I wonder if anyone else will be sharing a spring tulip wreath?

After you link up, would you visit the two or three previous links, leave an encouraging word, and even share their post.  Let’s bless each other.  

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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….

I love how Jemma created this simple moss wreath and gave it a huge punch of spring with the addition of the pastel balls.  Isn’t it beautiful hanging on her lovely painted armoire?

A Week of Spring Wreaths  by A Home with Jemma

Spring Wreath by At Home with Jemma :: a Project Inspired Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Here’s more that caught my eye!


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    1. Check out this Sweet Cottage Style Budget Bathroom Makeover by Just Paint It White
    2. This hearty Irish Inspired Bangers & Mash Recipe by Celebrating Everyday Life  is great fare to fork up after a spring work day in the garden.
    3. Layer your Mirrors in the Bath and Tips for keeping them Spotless by One More Time Events
    4. I need to make one of these Garden Journal and Record Notebooks by Curtain Queen Creates
    5. This ultimate Dress Up Station for little girls by 3 Little Greenwoods sings FUN!



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Don’t you want a soft knot pillow like the one Besa created?
We all can make one with her extraordinary tutorial.

Knotted Pillows Tutorial by Besa GM

Knotted Pillow Tutorial by  Bessa GM featured at Project Inspired at AnExtrordinaryDay.net



Malia’s Pick…

What a fabulous alternative to a spring door wreath!

Spring Door Decor by Forever Decorating

Spring Door Decor by Forever Decorating - a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Stephanie’s Pick…

Finding a deal on landscaping block and an imminent snowfall put this garden wall into motion.

Building a Garden Wall by Whimsy Renee

Building a Garden Wall by Whimsy Renee - a Project Inspired Featured at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



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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.
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  1. submission doesn’t start till 9pm?

    • Diane says

      Cathy…there was a glitch…it’s fixed and starts at 8 PM as normal. Thanks!!!!

  2. I love your Spring tulip wreath, so very pretty! Thanks for hosting yet another great party.

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much, Cathy!! I’m so glad you’re here to join in the fun!
      Hope your week is blessed in every way. 🙂

  3. Hi Diane! I love tulips – and lilacs, peonies and hydrangea! Cannot wait for them all to bloom! 🙂 Thanks so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party. Hope you had a happy Monday and have a wonderful week!

    • Diane says

      Oh, Cindy, I’m crazy for lilacs, peonies, and hydrangeas too. 🙂
      I’m so glad that you can join us. Thanks for taking time to leave your sunshine in a comment.

      Wishing you a week filled with extraordinary creativity!

  4. Kim says

    Thank you for the feature, Diane! You are too sweet. 🙂

    • Diane says

      Oh Kim…you are so welcome. I really think that everyone would benefit from your organizational skills. How much easier would it be to remember exactly which variety we planted by keeping all the details in a notebook like yours. 🙂


  5. cathy says

    Ladies thanks for another fabulous party! 🙂 Have a great week!

  6. Jemma says

    Thank you so very much for featuring my Spring Moss Wreath-I am thrilled you enjoyed this project!
    Linking up a homemade vanilla cake this evening.
    Have a wonderful week,

  7. Tammy says

    Thank you so much for featuring my layered mirrors and how to keep them spot free… Hugs Tammy

  8. {Squeal!} So excited to have Tootsie’s Little Girl Dress Up Station featured! Thank you so much!

    ~ Ashley

  9. fiona says

    I love hellebores and planted some a few months ago and now they’re in full bloom, it’s just sad that they like to bow their heads to the ground, because the flowers are so gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for featuring my bathroom, have a great week, Fiona

  10. Thanks for hosting another great party! So many fun things to look through. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  11. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog 🙂

  12. I love your tulip wreath. I am on my way to Hobby Lobby in a few minutes to get some artificial tulips or some type of spring flower to finish decorating my mantel. Maybe I will try and make a wreath, too after seeing yours. Thanks for hosting the link party, too.

  13. Hi Diane,
    Your Tulip Wreath is lovely – perfect to welcome Spring. The vivid colors just make you feel happy.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

  14. New to your link up. I added you to my linky love page. I welcome you to join my party tomorrow morning too. Have a great weekend.

    • Diane says

      Mindie…Welcome! And thank you sooo much!!
      May your weekend be filled with extraordinary moments of joy and creativity!!

  15. Diane, I was thinking about your party the other day and wondering what day it was. I will hop over and party this coming week. I love all of the flowers you mentioned plus Ranunculus are another must have Spring flower for me. Your wreath is lovely and I adore Jemma’s also. Thanks for linking to SYC.

    • Diane says

      Thanks Jann…you are so kind. 🙂
      Ranunculus is a gorgeous flower. I have never grown them, which is why I never thought to include it in the list. They are very happy flowers.

      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!!

  16. Marti says

    It’s very pretty and cheering! I love tulips! Pinned and Pinned your Happiness printable to the party board! 🙂


  17. Kathy says

    Love the tulip wreath! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  18. This is such a beautiful wreath! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/3 at Simply Creative Living if you don’t mind.


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