Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 52!

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Hey, hey party peeps!!

Anyone else having a hard time believing another week has already gone by?  Time does fly when you are being as inspired as we are each week by all of you! Before we get to the par-tay, we have a couple of announcements to make.
First, we are thrilled to have Designs by Tahra joining us as our newest Sponsor!

Her jewelry creations are just gorgeous.
Turquoise Earrings Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Turquoise

Swarovski Crystal Necklace Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver Rolo Chain
We’ll take 2 of everything please! Winking smile
You just have to see more of the beautiful pieces for sale at Designs by Tahra!
We are also so excited to introduce you to our newest Friday Party Friend!
Have you met Karen, a.k.a. “Good Time Charlie” of the blog

   If you have, then you already know how awesome this gal is! If you haven’t well, allow us to introduce you to her. She is funny and sweet and let’s not forget super talented. 
She also regularly risks life and limb to go dumpster diving and has hilarious stories to go along with the treasures she finds!
As an official member of the DIY Club she has done some amazing projects:

Karen also hosts a Friday Linky Party!

And we hope you when you are done joining the fun here at the Fence, you will head on over and pay her a visit and link up your fabulous selves to her party too.
Tell her the gals at the Fence sent ya and we’ll see you there!

Also, There is still time to enter this week’s Empire Patio Covers giveaway!

The winner will receive a $100 credit towards the patio covers of their choosing plus free shipping.
(U.S. and Canada residents only)
So, head on over and enter to win this fantastic prize!

And…one last thing we want to share with you…Are you following us on


We sure hope so! BUT…We have a SPECIAL REQUEST of you, if you visit INSPIRATION FRIDAY and like to PIN the great projects you see here!

We are asking you to PRETTY PLEASE (with sugar on top) visit the ACTUAL PROJECT and PIN from there! Here’s why…

ONE: If someone clicks on your pin and ends up here…they’ll be disappointed, because the project they want information on won’t be HERE, it will be on the original blog…we don’t want to be accused of  the old bait and switch…lol and they’ll have to search for the original feature or IF link.

TWO: We want YOU…yes YOU, you fabulous, talented, creative and inspiring friends of Inspiration Friday to receive the credit, traffic and acoulades deserving of such amazing projects! We want people to find your lovely blogs through Pinterest and to see your amazing stuff!

SO PLEASE take that extra step to PIN from ORIGINAL SOURCES…it will make Pinterest a better place for all bloggers!  Now, if you like what you see here At The Picket Fence that WE create, then by all means pin away from here…we won’t mind! ;)


Now, let’s get to our Features from last week’s party!

a Dozen Fun Things to do with Kids! This blog is filled with wonderful ideas and encouragement for moms with young children as well as anyone desiring to turn their home into a haven.

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We are just slightly crazy for this amazing Boy’s Room shared with us by Maple Leaves and Sycamore Trees! Check out that ceiling. It was made using Pallets! There are so many incredible details in this space that you simply must, MUST, go over and see the entire post.

And speaking of pallets…ummm…wait…what just happened…oh sorry! We were just completely distracted by these 2 ADORABLE children totally stealing the thunder from this darling little pallet table!
I mean, can you blame us? This project was shared with us by Brooke of Start at Home and even though the table was upstaged by those sweeties, we still think this is an amazing idea!

Our mouths started watering when we saw this gorgeous Herb and Gruyere Quiche from Allison at
Main St. Cuisine …she calls it “simple” we call it gorgeous and yummy!

We also loved how Dee Dee of ddzine created one-of-a-kind artwork in her living room when she framed the architectural blue prints of their home.  The punch of color it adds is perfect for this already beautiful space!

And speaking of art, we adore the original owl artwork that Vikki from the Quirky Quail created for her new grandson! The colors are so cheerful and fun, perfect for a baby’s room! Welcome baby Oliver to the world, you have one creative Nanna!

And finally, we had to share this amazing kitchen makeover from Jody at Homey Home Design.  Jody shared her kitchen reveal  and then wrote a follow up post with all of the great tips!  Just gorgeous!!

If you were featured today (or have been featured in the past) please grab the featured at button code located in on our Buttons Page found under our header!

Are you following At The Picket Fence on Facebook? Don’t forget we feature many of your links during the week on our Facebook Page! If you’ve been featured there, grab a button as well! Thank you to everyone who shared so many fabulous posts with us last week! We appreciate you!

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:


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 on our Buttons Page found at top of blog) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY to be featured At The Picket Fence) Tutorial on how to link up a button: Blogging 101
  • Visit another guest. Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We try to visit as many posts as we can 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!
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Join us by clicking on the “Follow Me” on our sidebar! Visit our Linky Followers introduction post and our Linky Followers Tutorial for more information!

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  1. I love Karen!!! She is one of my Roomies for SNAP! and I can’t wait to meet her! I love all of the features here today. Going to check ‘em out now. (Thanks for the Pinterest “tips” too. So necessary!)

  2. Headed off to check out some of the great features. :) Thanks for another great party girls, you know how to rock it.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting! Great reminder about Pinterest :)

  4. So many wonderful features this week…on my way to check them out.


  5. I love the features~but that ceiling, oh my goodness! It’s amazing! Yes, those sweet little girls are precious Thanks for hosting, love the pretty please with sugar on top! I’ve said that a lot in my life ;)

  6. I am on my way to go and check out Redoux right now! Thanks for hosting girls!

  7. Already linked up at Redoux! Fab features – that pallet board ceiling bedroom is amazing! Linking my Dream Kitchen Reno – have a great night ladies!

  8. Great info about pinning! And I just talked to Karen from Redoux, we’re all linked up. thanks girls, for always supporting VIF, love ya bunches!!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen! I am thrilled!

  10. OMG, that bedroom with the metal bed and checked drapes and those adorable children. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Hi girls! I agree about pinning and am happy you mentioned it. Cute features! Thanks so much for always being gracious hostesses.

  12. Thanks for the party ladies. Great features!

  13. Heather and Vanessa, you just made my whole week! That was the sweetest shout out. Thank you so much for including me. I even laughed at myself! I do LOVE dumpster diving. I think it is a bit of an addiction!

  14. Thank you so much for hosting!!

  15. Thank SO much for hosting! Hope you are having a great week!

  16. Thanks so much for hosting!!! Loving the features! XO, Aimee

  17. I really appreciate you hosting the party! I’m a new follower!


  18. Finally home from work and the comfy/party socks are ON! Thanks for hosting! andrea@townandprairie

  19. Thanks for hosting! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  20. Happy Valentine’s week, hope you had a great Feb. 14th. Thank you for hosting. Hugs,

  21. Thank you for hosting, and the opportunity it gives us all to share! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  22. I love that boy’s bedroom!! The ceiling is fabulous. Thanks for hosting again and doing such a great job!!

  23. Kudos for mentioning the pinterest etiquette! ANd thanks for the party, ladies!

  24. Karen, at Redoux, is certainly a good addition to the line up!

  25. Thank you again, Heather and Vanessa for including Main St. Cuisine in your features this week! Perfect timing on the boy’s bedroom feature. I needed some inspiration for my own boys’ bedrooms!!

  26. Thanks for hosting girls! I always appreciate the love and support, too. You guys are the BEST!!

  27. Thanks for hosting guys, always enjoy it when I link up!

  28. Thanks for hosting, Ladies. I am on my way to check out Redoux. Hugs, Sherry

  29. Thank you for featuring my “blue print” project!
    Brought a big smile to my evening!
    Dee Dee

  30. How fun, can’t wait to check out Redoux. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  31. Thanks for hosting girls. Love the features!

  32. such lovely features
    as usual
    and enjoying our new
    Friday friend!


  33. Love the features! And thanks for the reminder about correctly sourcing pins! One of my projects got incorrectly sourced to Google Images with almost 700 repins…so nobody got the instructions! Argh! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  34. Hey Girls, Thank you very much for all your love and support! Week after week you keep on doing such wonderful job!

  35. Love all the gorgeous pictures. That kitchen is AMAZING! Thank you so much for hosting:-)

  36. Thanks for hosting! Love that pallet ceiling!

  37. Thanks, girls, for the love on Ryder’s new room. You’re awesome:)

  38. Fantastic features! Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  39. Thanks for hosting! I so enjoy the great features this week too! Now off to visit!

  40. Hello, girls! Thanks for another great party.

  41. Thank you for hosting!


  42. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    Hi girls!!! Fantastic features- I am heading over to grab Redoux’s button too~ Thanks for hosting!!

  43. Wow so many great links this week!! Can’t wait to go through them.. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  44. Excited to get the ball rolling on all these wonderful links! Thanks so much for hosting. I am now following the new Linky Followers. I have it on my blog, too, hint,hint!

  45. Wow thanks for featuring me, that was so unexpected. I had to do the happy dance and contact everyone I knew. Thanks for hosting such a great linky party, so many ideas, so little time.

  46. Thanks for hosting. Great features. So much to read too.

  47. Thanks so much for hosting again this week. I’m loving the features this week especially the children on the table. Adorable.

  48. Thanks for hosting the party. The baby on the table is adorable!

  49. AHHH Thank you so so much for featuring my Pallet table…and my Children!! LOL You made my day!

    Thank you,


    start at home

  50. I love that drop cloth wreath. :) Thanks for hosting.

  51. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! Love the features…I need two little dollies to put with my pallet this week! Have a blessed weekend!

  52. Hello! I just found your blog today and I love it! I will definitely be back. That pallet ceiling is breathtaking. No way would my husband ever let me do something like that ;-)

  53. Thanks for hosting! Great tips on pinning from the original post too.

  54. Ooh, those sweet babies are darling. The play table is cute too! Thanks for hosting and for encouraging proper Pinning. Great advice.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  55. Thanks so much for hosting! So glad you mentioned pinning at the actual source- I know I’ve been guilty of not doing that and hadn’t even thought about it!! OOPS!! Won’t make that mistake again. Have a great weekend!

  56. LOVE the Redoux blog! Gotta LOVE that kitchen:-) Thank you ladies for hosting….I hope you both are having a fabulous Sunday!

  57. What a spacious place you have in there. I love that kitchen too. :)

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