Six! Really! I tell ya the weeks fly by in the blogosphere…don’t you just love that word…blogosphere. I feel like Elf…“blogosphere..that’s fun to say!” Okay sorry, got off track a little!
First, we want to offer a quick apology for last week’s link up mishap for the first group of you who linked up. It seems they were changing servers in the middle of our party and somehow “lost” the images to all the links that were there before the change over. We do not anticipate this happening again but…okay we’re just going to believe it won’t! grin!
Second, we want to invite you to enter our Etsy Shop of the Month Giveaway sponsored by the wonderful Kelly and her Etsy Shop Cotton Breeze. The giveaway is open through the weekend! So take a second to throw your name in the hat for a $25 credit to Kelly’s store!
Third, we will state once again in case you in anyway doubted our sincerity how honored we are that you link up your fabulous, awesome, creative and of course always inspiring projects, crafts, recipes, stories and devotionals!
If it inspires you in anyway we want you to share it!
So it is our pleasure to once again welcome you to
Our linky guests have begun to make it almost virtually impossible to *choose* projects to feature! The bigger the party gets the harder this task becomes. As you know from past Inspiration Fridays, we try and focus on newer guests to the party and people we haven’t featured before. If we have featured you in the past, we’d love you to grab the “I’ve been featured” button on our sidebar! We might have to start using a random generator to pick features I tell ya..they are all that good!
~So onto the the feature portion of Inspiration Friday~
Up first we have a feature that caused us to stand up and take notice because we both have been wanting to do something like this in our own homes.
Lesha over at The Uncluttered Lifestyle transformed this:
Oh Lord, be still my beating heart! “Lesha, if you hear noise in the night and your buffet is gone it wasn’t us I swear…oh by the way I get dibs on it first Vanessa!” To see how Lesha took this worn out neglected dresser and turned into this beautiful buffet visit her post: Dark vs. Light the Battle is Over. She will share all of the details with you! Also say hi, while you are there. She has entered the blogging community just recently and we want to welcome her!
Up next we have Dianne from The Inspired Housewife. Dianne shared with us her “ugly lamps” that she rescued from a Habitat for Humanity Resale shop.
Head over and follow her on her journey to save these lamps from a life of hideousness on her Save the Lamps post. She took these “butt ugly” (her words..grin) lamps and through some elbow grease and paint
Transformed them into these beauties!
There is nothing ugly about these lamps anymore! We think they would be right at home in a Pottery Barn catalog! You can read more about Dianne’s ugly lamp transformation here: The Ugly Lamp Reveal
We love posts that show us how to take what is often a difficult but necessary aspect of home design and turn it into something attractive and functional! Heather at Tallgrass Design does just that! How many of us have or have had these horrible little basement windows.
They are a necessary design element but they are just not very pretty. Heather first covered the window with contact paper per instructions from The Thrifty Decor Chick then proceeded to add these
and then these
to create a faux window that gives the allusion of a nice large window in the basement
Doesn’t this look like the perfect place to curl up with a good book? You can read more about Heather’s great idea on her: Basement Window Solution Post
And one last post to get you in the mood for spring and Easter and chocolate…okay so we’re always in the mood for chocolate around here. This post is great because it’s chocolate without the guilt!
Jennifer at Closet Crafter shared with us these adorable stuffed chocolate bunnies!
For real, we thought they were chocolate when we saw the photo. They are just too precious!
Jennifer shares step by step instructions on how to make these “chocolate bunnies”
on her post: Chocolate Bunnies!
We think these would look so cute in an Easter Basket, don’t you? Thank you Jennifer for sharing the tutorial on this!
Now don’t forget to grab your “Featured At” button ladies!
Now it’s time for you to share you Inspiration with us! Please take a moment to read the instructions and then link up your favorite posts!
We can’t wait to be inspired!
Love the girls at the fence,
After linking up to Inspiration Friday click the graphics below and pay a visit to our other
Friday Party Friends!
Friday Party Friends!
The lovely Courtney at French Country Cottage
And our beautiful friend Alison from Stuff and Nonsense
It’s so easy to link-up…here’s a few rules to help you:
- Friend At The Picket Fence in some capacity
Link Up any post you’ve written that has Inspired You and will Inspire Others-it can be a home improvement project, craft, recipe, story, devotional…if it inspires link it up!
Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
- Please post our button (code in the sidebar) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun!
- Visit another guest Okay we are trying this different ways. So if you would do us the honor of following this one step for sure, it would be a gift to us! Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We are trying so hard between writing posts, homeschooling, and taking care of our families..grin..to visit everyone’s posts. Sometimes we miss one and for that we apologize. It makes us feed good knowing others are visiting people as well! Thank you..it truly means a lot to us!
So go on now and link up!