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Happy First Day of Summer!!  I love that it’s the longest day of the year!  Yay for sunshine and staying up late and doing all things summery.  On the other hand… tomorrow begins our descent into darkness.  I’m sorry for being so dismal… but the ride up to summer is slow and wonderful and the ride down is too much like being on the highest ever rollercoaster plummeting to fall.  I just want to savor this time… forever… and the strawberries, too.  Because yes, strawberry shortcake is my favorite food and there’s nothing better than local berries.  Yum!

Now that you know my favorite summer something is strawberry shortcake… what’s YOUR favorite summer something?

Speaking of summer… I just know you’ll want to take some time to get your colorful craft on.  These cute and colorful summer crafts shared with us at last week’s edition of Project Inspire{d} are amazing!   Be sure to check them out and be prepared to fill up your Pinterest board with fun new ideas.

 Want to Make Something Colorful and Crafty this Summer Check out these amazing Craft Ideas from Project Inspire{d} featured at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Make Something Colorful and Crafty this Summer 


DIY Vintage Ring Toss by I Should be Mopping the Floor

Summer Placemats by Hearth and Made

Homemade Playdough Recipe by Pastels & Macarons

DIY Bead Necklace by Pastels & Macarons

Painted Flamingo Onesie by Pink Heels Pink Truck

Colorful Summer Serving Tray by Flamingo Toes

Tryptic Wall Art by H2O Bungalow

Pom Pom Birds by Crafts a la Mode

Doily Stencil Cushions by Pillar Box Blue


If you missed stopping by this past week
I shared some extraordinary goodness on the blog…

Do you ever feel like God doesn't care about you? Encouragement here for those days when you feel that way. - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

For When You Feel Like God Doesn’t Care | JoyDay!

How to Make Fun Nautical Buoys with Mason Jars with this Tutorial from AnExtraordinaryDay.net

How to Make Fun Nautical Buoys with Mason Jars

Stop back during the week for more extraordinary goodness.

And now… on with the party!

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


Party Guidelines
  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link back with a text link.
  • Please do not add posts to promote giveaways, link parties or shops.
  • Visit and comment on at least 2 other links in the party – share the link party love!
  • The party starts Monday night at 8 p.m. ET and ends Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. ET.
  • By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs and social media accounts. Proper credit and links back will always be given.


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 be inspired too!

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  1. Hi Diane! Happy first day of summer to you as well! Thanks to you and the ladies for hosting. Have a very happy first week of summer!

    • Thank you Cindy! We went down to the beach last night to soak in the glorious sunset. Love it when it’s light so late.
      Hope your week is filled with beauty and creativity!

  2. Jemma says

    Thank so much for the lovely party and wishing you a beautiful week!

    • Thank you, Jemma! It’s off to a beautiful start and this morning we’re greeted with the most incredible blue, blue sky. 🙂 All of nature proclaims God’s handiwork… especially now. Hope your week is extraordinary… just like YOU!!

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