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. HI Guys
    Love your party each week. Appreciate your efforts.
    Carolyn xx

  2. 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,

  3. Thanks for hosting! Those are some awesome features!

  4. 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? :)

  5. 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!

  6. Lovely features, ladies, and your sponsors all have such lovely items! Thanks for hosting!

  7. 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.

  8. Thanks for hosting ladies! Always a pleasure!

  9. Hey Gals, just linked up, now back to check out those great features!! and Vanessa, Happy Birthday, just a little late! xoxo

  10. 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.

  11. Thanks for hosting, girls!

  12. Thanks gals for including my kitchen in your features!

    Your sponsors are fabulous – that table runner and napkins are so cute!


  13. So many fantastic features. Thanks for hosting such an inspiring party.

  14. Wonderful features. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  15. Wow lovely features this week. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party.

  16. I am featuring Eclectically Vintage’s kitchen too! Unbelievably gorgeous. Heading over to check out the reclaimed wood project. I have a TON of that around here. Have a lovely weekend!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting! I can’t wait to check out the painting tutorial. Hmmmm. Ideas clogging up my head already.

  18. Wow, girls! Looks like you have some wonderful links here today. I am off to check a few of them out. xo Diana

  19. Thanks for hosting, ladies! I appreciate what you wrote about Pinterest and pinning from the original source. :)

  20. So many wonderful features! Thank you for hosting! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  21. 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.

  22. Thanks for hosting again! Love the features…those kitchens are gorgeous!

  23. Linked up and ready to party! Thanks for hosting and for sharing such lovely inspiration. And Happy Birthday, Vanessa!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  24. I cannot wait to check out the lovely features! I see some great kitchen inspiration above. Thanks for hosting, girls! andrea@townandprairie

  25. Hi Heather and Vanessa!
    I love the kitchen remodel at Our Fifth House!
    Love their EAT sign :)
    It’s been so long since I have had something to share at one of your parties…busy now with a house full of Exchange students, LOL!
    I pray you both are well.
    HUGS and blessings, darlins!

  26. So many great features and sweet pictures! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great weekend!!!!

  27. Great features and thanks for hosting ladies! Happy Birthday Vanessa!

  28. Great features. Interesting point to pin photos from their original source. It is a growing problem isn’t it.

  29. Great features and thanks for hosting.

  30. Great features, thanks for hosting such a great party every week. Following you on Linky and Pinterest. Would love it if you join my Sunday’s Best party.

  31. Thanks so much for hosting!

  32. Thanks for the feature! What a crazy talented group to be included in!

  33. Great features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  34. Thanks so much for hosting the linky party!!

  35. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  36. Thanks so much for hosting. Love the features, those scones look absolutely mouth watering. I wish I could have one right now!
    Marianne :)

  37. Thanks so much for the feature! I’m head over heels for that brass bed!!!!

  38. Lovely ideas! Thank you so much for hosting!

  39. Thanks for hosting! Just linked up! Have a great weekend!

  40. Lovely party as always, ladies! Thank you!

  41. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    All linked up~ Thanks for hosting girls!! :)

  42. Thanks for hosting this wonderful link party. Have an incredible weekend. You deserve it!

  43. love the features
    those blueberry scones


    i don’t have any inspiration
    to link up this week
    but i do appreciate you both
    hostessing with the mostessing!


  44. Thanks for hosting such a great party!! I’ve been a follower for a while and now I am following you on Pinterest!

    Ivy @ pinterest.com/mustbelovely

  45. So many wonderful links. Can’t wait to visit this weekend.

  46. Thanks for having us! Hope you two are doing well! xo, Andrea

  47. I am always late for the party *sigh*! Thanks for the inspiration and your features…..I pinned about 5,000,000 of them :)

    Have an awesome weekend.


  48. Yay, for the feature! Thanks so much. I love reading your commentaries that go along w/ your picks.


  49. Hi! Thank you for hosting this fabulous linky- feel honoured to be part of it-thank you ladies!
    I put up #309, 311, 312, 313.
    I host a linky party called Seasonal celebration that goes live every Sunday pm for 5 days and it would be great to see you over there- feel free to take a look! http://naturalmothersnetwork.com
    Have a great weekend!
    Rebecca x

  50. Oh my! So much to see! Love your featured blogs and their creative projects! Love that I found you two…and I am following you now on Linky followers :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  51. thank you so much for hosting this fabulous party!!!! know that you are appreciated!!! hugs…

  52. The featured blogs are lovely. Thanks so much for hosting.

  53. 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!

  54. Thanks for hosting!!! Have a great weekend!

  55. Am late for the party- sharing inspiration for my latest project this week!

  56. 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.



  57. Stopping by and linking up. Thank you for hosting :)
    Kindly, Lorraine


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