Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 24!

It’s that time again!

Are you ready for another copy-cat feature? This one comes to us courtesy of Catie’s Corner.

Nothing says Summer more to us than S’mores! And when Catie shared this quick, easy and frankly a lot less messy version of a good old-fashioned treat, Vanessa knew she would be copying it.

These “S’mores on a Stick” were a huge hit when she took them to “Family Night” at her son’s camp last weekend. They didn’t last long on that platter!
Sitting around the campfire in the woods with all of the kids running around eating these felt like a quintessential Summer night. Thanks so much Catie for upping Vanessa’s “cool mom” status!
Our next feature we promise we are doing because these gals shared with us some pretty amazing projects last week and not just because they are sisters who also blog together! We kinda have a soft spot for that “sister love” but the gals from The Letter 4 also have so much creativity and talent between them that we were so thrilled when they shared it with us at last week’s Inspiration Friday party.

You just have to check out this darling “Touchy-Feely” Board  that Jamie made for her adorable daughter.  We’re thinking those chubby little hands are upstaging the project!

Now, she could have just used these spice racks from Ikea to actually hold Spices, but that would have just been too conventional for Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek!


Instead, she attached them to the sides of this dresser and then refinished the entire piece to create one pretty fantastic storage solution!

Isn’t that so clever?? Look out Pottery Barn!
You absolutely must go and visit Katie On the Banks of Squaw Creek to see the rest of this transformation.
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours has been a fabulous friend of At The Picket Fence since it’s beginning and we couldn’t be happier to show off her incredible DIY hardwood floors!

Pamela and her husband laid these gorgeous floors for half the cost quoted to them by a professional installer! What makes these even more unique and beautiful is the decision to lay the flooring horizontally! Sigh…lovely, just lovely. You can read about Pamela’s flooring journey at her blog including even more before and after photographs!

It seems everyone’s gardens are in full swing or er um bloom and Nettie’s from This Dusty House is no exception. 

She shared with us the pleasure of picking the first carrots from their lovely garden and a very funny video that most gardener’s will appreciate! Please visit Nettie and her husband at This Dusty House.  They are an newlywed couple renovating their home and we know you’ll think they are as adorable as we do!
This last feature was too good NOT to share with you all. Libby from A Perfectly Crazy Life took burner covers and candlesticks from The Dollar Tree and made this out of them…
Yep! We Know! Pretty amazing and clever and so many other superlatives we can think of! Libby gives you detailed instructions in her post at A Perfectly Crazy Life.  We will be “copy catting” this one for sure!
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Now it’s time to share with us what has inspired you this week!
Thank you so much for joining us for Inspiration Friday at the Fence,
When you are done linking up head over and party with the other Friday Party Friends
The lovely Courtney at French Country Cottage
Our beautiful friend Alison from Stuff and Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense
And the gracious Debra from Common Ground
Now all ya PARTY PEOPLE it’s time to link on up…here’s the rules!

  • 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! (MANDATORY)
  • Visit another guest. Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We try to visit everyone’s posts but as Inspiration Friday grows, sometimes we miss some 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!

We would love to recommend this fabulous post over at Crafter Minds for a quick tutorial on partying at a linky party! We couldn’t say it better ourselves! “Linky Party Like a Dinner Party?”
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  1. says

    Thanx ladies for the feature!! I am also loving the spice racks on the side of the dresser! How ingenious and how did I ever miss that!! And thanx again for putting my Annie Sloan Follower Appreciation Party on your sidebar! Heres hoping I get a ton of questions to pick from!

  2. says

    Wow it’s soo exciting to see my smores featured and copied!! Vanessa I know I’ve already tole you, but I’m happy they were such a hit! I’ve linked up two little side table makeovers this week. Thanks again for the lovely feature and for hosting! Have a great weekend ladies.
    ~ Catie : )

  3. says

    sorry I posted twice honey, there was a problem with blogger. Judging by the other post which went on twice, I wasn’t the only one having problems. I don’t feel such a nonse now!! lol


  4. says

    Thanks girls for sharing the wonderful creative ideas of yours & others. Vanessa, don’t fall out of your chair, but I’m linking up today. Have a great weekend, both of you!

  5. says

    love the features…we made those s’more pops a few weeks ago for a party and they are a messy hit…don’t know if i’ll ever be brave enough to lay my own hardwood flooring…but hers look wonderful…all linked up girls!


  6. says

    Love the features, girls … the s’mores on a stick look fabulous! And, love that you shared Pamela’s amazing floors! Thanks for hosting … have a wonderful day and weekend. xoxo

  7. says

    Hi Vanessa and Heather,
    I’m so exciting about joining in all the party fun this week for the first time. Can’t wait to see what others are sharing this week. Thank you so much for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful and fun weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  8. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hi Girls~ I tried to comment when I linked up but it wasn’t letting me- just wanted to say thanks for hosting! :)

  9. says

    Those wood floors are gorgeous, and that dresser outfitted with the open shelving is just too clever! Great features.

    Thanks for hosting,


  10. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek says

    thank you thank you thank you for the feature! I’ve had quite a few visitors from it!

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