Have you ever noticed that when you come to a river, or any running body of water, you pause?

Last weekend we went for a morning walk.


Rivers Quote by A.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh  :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net


When we got to the river, we carefully walked a lumpy path carved by massive tires and made our way close to its shore as we could get.   And we paused.

Yes, I took lots of photos….breathed in the beauty….and most of all…lost my hurry.

Pooh Bear said, “Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day.”

Ahhh…what’s your hurry?



And now, on to our Extraordinary Link Party….


Thank you so much for popping by to party with us.  YOU make our party.  It’s so fun getting to know you and being inspired with all your creativity.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve linked up this week.


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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….

Amy’s kitchen makeover is fabulous.  You don’t want to miss her new mini series,
“How to get a high-end (looking) kitchen look for a low-end price!”

Kitchen Updates by Delineate Your Dwelling

Kitchen Updates by Delineate Your Dwelling :: A Project Inspire{d} featured at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Christy hosted a Pinning Party recently at Michael’s and this lovely birdcage arrangement
was the craft to copy.  Seriously, how fun would it have been to make and take
your own beautiful springy arrangement?  

Sweet Birdcage Arrangement by Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer

Spring Birdcage Arrangement by Confessions of a Serial DIYer :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Linda created an amazing old-world finish on this kitchen island for her client.

Special Distressed & Aged Finish Kitchen Island by Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan

Distressed & Aged Finish Painted Cabinet by Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



You know how I love nature walks and picture-taking.
Anita and her husband took us on a beautiful winter photo tour of their neck of the woods.
I really don’t know which photo was my favorite.  They are all so beautiful.

Balsam Winter by Far Above Rubies

Balsam Winter Storm by Far Above Rubies :: A Project Inspire{d} Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


My Co-Host’s Picks of the Week


Mary Beth’s Pick….

I’m loving this fabulous transformation and the amazing turquoise interior of Karen’s trunk.

Transforming a Trunk with Cee Cee Caldwell’s Paint Tricks by Redoux Interiors

Aged Turquoise Trunk by Redoux Interiors :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Stephanie’s Pick…

How clever is this?  If you have a brown thumb rather than a green one,
you’ll want to make your own succulents from felt.

How to Make Felt Succulents by Shaken Together Life

How to Make Felt Succulents by Shaken Together Life :: A Project Inspire{d} Feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Malia’s Pick…

Pallet projects make bath time so much more fun!

DIY Bathtub Tray by Alex Haralson

DIY Bathtub Tray by Alex Haralson :: A Project Inspire{d} feature 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.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some extraordinary comments on posts you adore!

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  1. Thank you for hosting, Diane! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Lisa!!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  2. thanks for hosting! Great features, and we should be like rivers, being calm as life passes by!

    • Diane says

      Oh boy, Cathy! We sure do need to be calm! 🙂
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  3. Hi Diane, I need to remember to loose my hurry sometimes too. I love how you put that “lost my hurry”. Everyone needs to take some time each day and loose theirs too. Thanks for hosting such a fun party every week 🙂

    • Diane says

      Oh Meg….I think my biggest mistakes in life come from being in a hurry. 😉
      I’m so glad you can join in the fun here! 🙂
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my birdcage arrangement, Diane! And before I read the beginning paragraph, I stopped for a minute to look at the beautiful picture of the water. So even when I came across it on the screen, I stopped to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the party! 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are sooo welcome, Christy! I love it and the wreath!!!
      [smiling] Sometimes…we just need to slow down for a moment. Glad you enjoyed the beauty….it was a serene moment.

  5. Amy W says

    Aw, thank you so much for featuring my Kitchen Renovation post today! I just linked up the second part in my mini series.

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Amy!! Your transformation is amazing! My husband even said…that’s a nice kitchen when he read my post. Yay for you!!!
      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary creativity!

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

    • Diane says

      I love seeing your projects and smiling face here Cindy!! I can’t wait to see what you linked up!! [hugs]

  7. Thanks for hosting!

    • Diane says

      We are so blessed to have you join in the fun here Diana!!
      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary moments!

  8. Thanks for hosting!

    • Diane says

      My sweet friend….I’m so glad you could join us this week!
      Hope your week is blessed in every way!

  9. Diane,
    Thank you so much for featuring my distressed kitchen island. I love the other features, too.

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome! What a joy it is to bless you! [hugs]

  10. Mel says

    Wonderful photo at the river. I like to go there daily, but since braving it over tire ruts filled with ice/snow isn’t allowed right now, I sit in the car and just let the hurry exit. Rivers do that well.
    Awesome picks…wonderful photos by the gal and her hubby…and very cute birdcage idea. I don’t know how you could pick from so many talent filled projects!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Mel! I walked there again today…there was ice along the edge and a fresh coating of snow. I tried to take photos my nearly froze my fingers off. When I turned around, I spied a Merganser (duck) which I scared off and a dozen of his friends. Phooey. I didn’t even get a chance to enjoy my sighting….let along get any photos. 🙁 I guess they are skittish. Anyway, it’s a pleasant place to visit. I really love water. I’m so glad you have a spot to visit each day, too. It’s amazing the peace that comes from those moments.

  11. I found your linky on G+–great party! I followed you on Pinterest and will put your button on my party page and link it to your site!

    • Diane says

      Yay! I’m so glad we’ve connected Tammy! Thank you so much for joining in the fun here and doing all that good following stuff too! You are Extraordinary!!

  12. What a beautiful picture of the river Diane. Nature does have a way of slowing us down. Thanks for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful week! ~Deborah

  13. Thank you for taking the time to co-host every week. So glad to be a part of all the wonderful creativity out there. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. The devotional went well. They loved it and the muffins!
    Blessings, Diane

    • Diane says

      It’s my pleasure Diane. It’s a great opportunity to meet lovely ladies like yourself.
      I’m so glad everything went so well for you.
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!


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