Inspiration Friday No. 55 and a Giveaway!

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This Inspiration Friday Party is sponsored by: Appliances Online and their Beko Fridge Freezers.
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As the largest online appliance retailer in the UK, Appliances Online offers all the major appliances from all the major brands at competitive prices. With a 10 day no-fuss return policy you are getting the absolute best in customer service.

Appliances Online is generously offering At the Picket Fence readers a chance to win a

$75 Gift Card to 
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Here is how you can enter to win this awesome prize.
Be sure to read these instructions carefully!
1. (MANDATORY)Any post you link up to Inspiration Friday must include the following tagline:

My entry to At The Picket Fence’s  Inspiration Friday sponsored by Appliances Online and the Beko Fridge Freezers”. 

Leave a comment letting us know you have done this along with the # of your link. Each post you link up must include the tagline to be entered to win!

2. (Optional extra entry) “Like” Appliances Online on Facebook and leave us a comment letting us know you did.
3. (Optional extra entry) Share this giveaway through Twitter or Facebook with a link to this Inspiration Friday Post included.
A big thank you to Appliances Online for sponsoring this giveaway! 
Now, how about some features??

Every week it has become agonizing to choose only a handful of you talented folks to feature!

So, you will notice that we have decided to be rebels and not just pick a handful. We’re wild and crazy like that! Instead, we will be adding a few more features AND dividing them into categories.
You get to see more features, we get to show off more talent and it is all kept neat and tidy.
That’s a Win/Win/Win right?
Let’s get to it!INSPIRED ROOMS

Rene’ from Miss Gracie’s House shares how white walls are not to be feared! You must pay a visit to her kitchen, it is so soothing and lovely!

We’re ready for summer here in the States, and Carolyn from  Desire Empire’s fresh and fun front porch would be a fabulous place to spend those lazy summer days! Get ready Carolyn, we’re headed down under to your place to hang out! 😉

We LOVE this soothing colors of this Master Bath recently completed by Jenn from Clean and Scentsible.  She shares all of the details (and there are so many pretty ones) in her post!


The talented Cindy of Beaux R’eves shared how she made these gorgeous Anthropologie Inspired Ruffled Drapes. You’ll have to head over there and check out how they are gracing the windows of her newly made over guest room. We’ve already booked our stay there! Winking smile
Opulent Cottage shares the tutorial on how she made over this chair with a new dropcloth slipcover.  We think she needs to come over and slipcover all of our furniture now! grin.


Melody from Chatty Chics painted her banister black and it completely transformed her foyer! Visit Melody to see the before and after.

We love how Shannon from Rusty and Redone transformed these Dollar Store pails into darling, whimsical creations!
You will not believe how this bottle began it’s life! But, once Shari of Turnstyle Vogue got ahold of it, it would never be the same. You have to go see this transformation for yourself!
Bethany of Pitter and Glink, inspired by Pottery Barn, showed us how to create a beautiful Etched Mercury Glass Lamp. We will happily take that off your hands if you ever get tired of it Bethany!

How adorable are these Thin Mint Bunny Truffles from Munchkin Munchies??!! We mean, seriously, Sue just knocked another one out of the park with these darling creations!
Such a great way to have fun with food!
Pink, Red and all kinds of Deliciousness! These three ingredient Strawberry Jello Parfaits from With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart are gorgeous! How come our jello parfaits don’t turn out this pretty?! 😉


Sonya of Sago on Tuesdays shared a beautiful poem in dedication to her father in an
You know how near and dear adoption is to us. So when Barbara of 21 Rosemary Lane shared her own precious adoption story, we felt like we were right there on the journey with her!
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,
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! 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! 😉
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 feel good knowing others are visiting people as well! Thank truly means a lot to us!
Did you get a chance to see Kim at Savvy Southern Style’s Link Etiquette  post? It’s a must read!
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*At the Picket Fence received compensation from Appliances Online for their sponsorship of this Inspiration Friday Party. Please see our Disclosure Policy.*


  1. says

    Hi Vanessa and Heather! Thanks so much for hosting your fun party. The features you chose from last week are just fabulous…and to think they are from just regular people…they look so professional from the actual project to the photography.

  2. says

    I am so excited to link up this week! I finished my first Pinterest project. Finally quit pinning & did something with all the inspiration. I am #97 this week. Thank you both for hosting.

  3. says

    HEY EVERYONE!! Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is put the tagline in your post and come back and let us know you did and your link #. It is so easy peasy and this is an awesome prize! :-)

  4. says

    Thank you so much for hosting. I unfortunately have linked up the wrong post…my mistake. Anyway, I love your blog, you are such inspiration! I did drop over to read the post by Kim and could not agree more.

  5. says

    Oh I want to Eat Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Miss Gracie’s Kitchen…. Oh and I don’t want to forget about Dessert…:) Thank you for hosting Ladies…

  6. says

    Thank you so much for featuring my cake in a jar!!!! And for hosting this wonderful party!! And for writing this great blog :-)
    lots of love to you

  7. says

    Hi girlies! I’m number 214. Thanks for offering the awesome giveaway!! I’m mentally spending it on the gym locker replications I’ve wanted already!!
    xo Becca

  8. Scribbler says

    Thanks for hosting — and the guidelines for Pinterest. I also have an article posted about the legal ramifications of hosting other’s work.

  9. says

    Good Morning Ladies! Happy Friday! I added the tagline to my post and I’m entry #232. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you both have a truly awesome weekend! ~Mary

  10. says

    Evening lasses,

    Thankyou very much for featuring my poem about my Dad…I admit with a whisper that it made me cry a tear – his memory being able to touch a stranger..
    Anyhoobs, my kidlet book review is at #233, and my post is tagged.. linky goodness spread a little further ;o)

    Toodles, ~Sonya~

  11. says

    OMGosh thank you so much for highlighting our adoption story. I really wanted to reach out to anyone who maybe in the process of or contemplating adoption in their own life. It was an amazing journey and has been ever since. Thank you for helping our story reach even more people…every child deserves a family.
    Have a great weekend girls!!!

  12. says

    Why…..why…..why am I so lame? Why did I wait so long to link up to the party! Next week I will set my alarm clock to make sure I make it before I turn into a pumpkin :)

    Great party!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hi girls!! Well, I should be link #293- but it’s not showing up yet… anyway- adding the tag line- I LOVE!! Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway!

  14. deZeal says

    I put the tag line in my post and linked my Frankie (he is #304).
    Btw, what awsome features this week – I couldn’t stop looking:)


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