Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 53!

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Howdy party people!
We feel like Giveaway headquarters around here which is just fine and dandy with us since we LOVE all of you, our friends, and are so excited when we can give you a chance to receive some fantastic prizes!
We have two Giveaways going on right now and there is still plenty of time to enter!
First up we have a
$50.00 gift card to Kirkland’s!!
And there is still time to enter the 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)
Now, we don’t know about you, but we are feeling some serious Spring Fever around the Fence these days! So we thought it would be fun to share with you some of the awesome Spring-y finds from a few of our amazingly talented Sponsors. We’ll be sharing even more next week!

Susie's Gray Wool Hydrangea Pillow
We are always amazed at the talent of Dawn from
Isn’t this Lavender watercolor just beautiful?
Lavender Watercolor Painting with Copper Easel  5 x 7 Original Botanical Art

Aqua Coat Hook Rack from Reclaimed Wood and Antique Cast Iron Hook for Bed Bath
Ann from

has added some gorgeous new pieces to her collection including this beautiful
Vintage French Metis Cotton Linen Red and Cream Table Runner 14 x 62
And from

Numbered Cloth Dinner Napkins - Gray  Print
We will have even more incredible items to share with you next week and we would love it if you would pay these talented folks a visit and check out all that they have to offer!
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!
We love that our sweet friend Ange from The Blooming Hydrangea is taking a “go big or go home” approach with her beautiful master bedroom makeover. Check out how fantastic those coral colored nightstands (thrifty finds of course!) look against that amazing stenciled wall. You rock Ange!
Janel of Hating Martha…Imperfection at its best created these gorgeous Log Moss Gardens. She doesn’t actually hate Martha! Winking smile
But she does want to keep things real and we definitely appreciate that!
Lisa from Simply…This, That and The Other created these adorable Felt Baby Booties. She is just so talented and you must pay her blog a visit to see more of her creativity!
Miss Kopy Kat shared an amazing tutorial with us on how to turn a Print into a Painting. We absolutely loved how she enhanced the frame as well as the print and made it all look like it belongs in an art gallery!
The sisters of Be Book Bound shared the recipe for these scrumptious Lemon Blueberry Scones.
We love sisters who blog together, especially when they share such yummy inspirations with us!
Now, you know we love having Inspiring stories linked up at our party and we so appreciated reading this one shared with us by Inspired by Family Magazine. It was part of a February Series entitled Loving Your Man When it Hurts and is an honest and real look at the roller coaster ride that is marriage.

We are sure you, like us, have been seeing these two gorgeous kitchens showing up at several features the last few weeks…and rightfully so!!

This first kitchen remodel is from Carmel of Our Fifth House…isn’t it fabulous?!

and we LOVE Kelli at Eclectically Vintage’s gorgeous new makeover as well! Aren’t these wine jug fixtures amazing?!


Make sure you pop in and visit both of these amazing kitchens!

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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  1. says

    Hi Heather and Vanessa!

    LOVING your features this week – I just can’t get over the bedroom makeover by Ange from The Blooming Hydrangea; it’s STUNNING!

    Wow, I’m super early to the party this week!! I’ll certainly have to stop by again a few times to see all the other amazing projects.

    This week I’m linking up to a Ballard Designs bulletin board knock-off I did for my monthly contributor spot over at Remodelaholic (link # 2). I hope you all like it! I’m thrilled with how it turned out (and it ended up being WAY more cost-effective than the original! Gotta love saving money, right!?)

    Thanks for hosting!

    Take care,

  2. says

    Thanks so much for hosting!! And THANK YOU for letting peeps know about how to pin properly from Pinterest. I always have the hardest time finding original sources for projects I LOVE!! You girls rock, have I told you that recently? :)

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting girls!! So much great inspiration makes me want to get the sewing machine back out! I love the birch moss gardens, and I do have a log drying waiting for Luis ti chop it into candleholders. Love those!

  4. says

    Thanks so much for the party, and THANKS SO MUCH for the feature!! I squeaked a little bit when I saw it, and immediately called my sister to share the excitement. You made our day!!! Thanks again.

  5. says

    Thanks as always for hosting. I’m all linked up. Love your awesome features. Great tip to all about pinning. I always try to do that and I always try to leave a comment letting someone know I am pinning their photo. Otherwise it just doesn’t feel right.

  6. says

    Some great inspiration this week – love the kitchen with the red stove! And ya’ll have the best give-aways. I’m joining Inspiration Friday today, thanks for hosting.

  7. says

    Wow, thanks for the feature, there are so many awesome projects and stuff linked up every week, how can you choose? Those kitchens are just fabulous! I linked up again this week, it’s always nice to come and join the party! You are the hostess with the mostess, love you both!

  8. says

    Heather THANKYOU so much for commenting on my Mardi Gras Table post. It means so much to me that you came. And for it to be on your facebook….well I’m honored and flattered. I’m going there in a flash. With 377 links on your party..I’m honestly overwhelmed.

    And thankyou for hosting this fun party. There are at least 15 or more of those links that I am going to see. I don’t recall that I have ever seen so many in one party that just took my eye. What amazing bloggers you have hooking up to the parties. Wow.




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