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.


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

$75 Gift Card to 
Amazon!!
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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! 
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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!





MAKEOVERS

 
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.

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







CRAFTS AND CREATIONS
We love how Shannon from Rusty and Redone transformed these Dollar Store pails into darling, whimsical creations!
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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!
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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!
 


RECIPES
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?! ;)







INSPIRING STORIES

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
Pinterest
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! ;)
THANK YOU !!
When you are done linking up head over and party with the other Friday Party Friends:

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Redoux


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 you..it 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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PinterestAND DON’T FORGET THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AND PUT YOUR LINK # IN YOUR COMMENT TO ENTER TODAY’S $75 GIVEAWAY!



*At the Picket Fence received compensation from Appliances Online for their sponsorship of this Inspiration Friday Party. Please see our Disclosure Policy.*

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Comments

  1. yay link #1 – bring it on baby! xo thanks so much for hosting!

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

  2. Awesome features!! Thanks for hosting girls!

  3. Thanks for featuring my Summer Deck gals. I appreciate you having this party each week. Have a great weekend
    Carolyn xx

  4. Great features…thanks for hosting girls!

  5. Thanks for including my little glam bottle makeover with all of your awesome features. You ladies are great!

    Shari

  6. Great features this week. Thanks for hosting Vanessa and Heather.

  7. Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting girls!!

  8. If only I lived close enough, I would be right over! It would be so fun to work on a project with you two. Thanks for featuring my chair, and for hosting us every week :)
    Luv, Andrea

  9. Thanks for hosting Vanessa and Heather, have a great weekend!

  10. I actually did all three things to enter!!

  11. Thanks so much for having me at your fabulous party!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  12. The features are fabulous! Thanks for hosting!

  13. So many great features, loved the tutorial on the upholstered chair, just linked up, thanks gals for having me each week!! xxoo

  14. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Love the features you’ve chosen for this week!

  15. Thanks for hosting. I included the tagline in my post #75.

  16. My entries in the linky party are numbers 72 and 73. Both posts include the saying!

  17. Great mix of features guys. Thanks for hosting.

  18. I’m lovin’ that mercury lamp! Thanks for hosting!

  19. thanks for hosting! those are some great features!
    Debbie

  20. Thanks for hosting, girls and I hope people read my post that you are referring them to. Thanks.

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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! :-)

  25. 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.

  26. Thanks for hosting! What a wonderful array of features this week!

  27. I’m link #108. I’m very excited for this giveaway. Thanks so much. I added the tagline to my post.

  28. What wonderful features this week. There is so much talent in blogland. Thanks for hosting this great party!

  29. I’m link #119. I linked up some yummy whole wheat rolls and put the tagline in my post. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for hosting the party!

  30. 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…

  31. Thanks so much for featuring my lamp and for hosting a great party! :)

  32. My post for the giveaway is number 23. I did not know which number you meant, lol!!

  33. So many wonderful features. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  34. Thanks ladies for hosting another fun party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  35. Beautiful features!! Thanks for hosting again!

  36. Thanks for hosting and this giveaway :o) I am joining in at #164!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  37. Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a great Friday!

  38. Thanks for the party ! I am #181 on the linky party with my barn doors and mandatory tag line! Thanks! laura

  39. i linked up and included the tag line! great giveaway and GREAT party!

  40. Hi girls! I added the tag line and I’m #185…crossing my appendages for this one!!!

  41. Hi lovely lady.
    The features are fabulous! Thanks for hosting your lovely linky party!!
    I love your great Give-A-Way.
    XXOO Diane

  42. Hi..I am #198…Placed the tag line on my post…thanks for posting and featuring the beautiful posts from last week…
    Great giveaway and thanks for hosting as always…

  43. Hi girls! My tagline is on my post and I’m entry #201. Great giveaway. ~ Sue

  44. I’m sharing this post on FB, too! :-) Sue

  45. 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
    jutta

  46. 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

  47. Hi Vanessa and Heather,
    Thanks for the can to win a gift card and hosting the link party! My link number is 216. I added the tag line to my post

  48. I included the tagline in my post #31. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

  49. Thank you so much for featuring my bunny truffles and for the kind words:) You two are so sweet! <3 XO, Sue

  50. Thanks so much for having me today. Hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha In Oz

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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~

  54. Thanks for another fun party.
    Laura

  55. Hey girlies!! Thanks for hosting again this week! AND I WANT THAT KITCHEN from Miss Gracie’s House. Just gorgeous!! Enjoy your weekend :)

  56. Wow, great features. Thank you for hosting the party this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  57. 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!!!

  58. Thank you for hosting! I love browsing your party over the weekend and meeting so many new great blogs! Sorry I’m late! Love, Me

  59. Thanks again for the facebook feature! I have the giveaway tag-line on my blog, and my link up is #271!

  60. Thanks for hosting! I have the giveaway tag-line on my blog, don’t know how to get a link up number:)

  61. Great features!! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

    Maggie

  62. Great features and thanks for hosting the party AND the giveaway. I added the tagline at the end of my post and my number is 297.
    Thanks- Shelley

  63. Love that lamp from Pitter and Glink. Amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  64. Thanks for hosting. I just found tons of inspiration. Have a great weekend.

  65. I liked Appliances on Line on Facebook. Great Party with soooo many fantastic ideas…ah, such “Crafty” people we have on their blogs…WOW!

  66. I have added the tagline to my blog post, and my link-up number is #321. Thank you for hosting!

  67. I ‘liked’ Appliances On Line on Facebook. Thanks so much for letting me link up to your awesome parties.

  68. Thank you so much for featuring my little pails this week! There are so many great ideas on here. Love looking through them.

  69. {Adventuresindinner} says:

    Hey there, I’m #249 C:

  70. Great features! Thanks for hosting another great party! Have a good weekend!

  71. Thank you for the party and the give away, I’m #294 and posted the tagline in my post and link back to the party :)

  72. I liked Appliances Online on FB, I’m #294

  73. I posted about the giveaway and Appliances online on my FB page. #294

  74. Awwww, thanks girls for the feature! You’re awesome!
    :)
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

  75. 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!

  76. 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 Amazon.com!! Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway!

  77. Such amazing inspiration! I’m linky #345.

  78. Posted the giveaway on FB, too!

  79. 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:)
    Hugs!!

  80. Thanks for hosting! I’ve added the sponsor tag to my link back. ~ Maureen

  81. I added the tagline to my post and I am #353

  82. tweeted about the giveaway :-)

  83. I forgot to leave my linkback!! Here is my tweet!
    https://twitter.com/#!/jillwilhelm/status/178386689201410049

  84. Liked Appliances Online on FB!

  85. Thanks for hosting. Lots of great features as well as green posts for St. Patricks.

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