Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 57!

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Before we can start to party hearty, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway for this
Vintage Mini French Tabletop Café Chalkboard
Vintage MINI Tabletop French Cafe Chalkboard, French Cafe Sign

And the winner is:

Congratulations to you and please email us so that we can put you in contact with
 Daune from Cottage in the Oaks!
 And, speaking of Giveaways, don’t forget that there is still plenty of time to enter to win a
$50 credit to Cutting Edge Stencils!
Just click here for details or scroll down to the previous post.

Now, before we get to this week’s party we just wanted to let you know about
another party going on right now!

Our wonderful friend Richella from Imparting Grace has started a brand new linky party and we would love to have you pay her a visit, link up any post related to “making your home a place of grace” and let her know that gals at the Fence sent ya. You can party there with her (and us!) every Thursday!


  Are you ready to see the incredible highlights from last week’s party?
Let’s get to it!

We said it on Facebook last week but we’ll say it again here. It take A LOT for these two sisters to be rendered speechless. But that is exactly what happened when we saw what Angelina of Ruby Jean did with her exquisite Sewing Room! There aren’t enough adjectives we could use to do this space justice, so we urge you to head over to check this stunning studio out for yourself!
  And speaking of beautiful spaces, have you ever paid a visit to Thistlewood Farm? Not only is her home absolutely gorgeous as is evidenced in this beautiful Remodeled Library, but Karianne herself is just such a wonderfully encouraging and funny lady!
Our lovely friend Kristine from Lakeshore Cottage Living, shared her positively darling Girl’s Bedroom which just seems to glow with sunny colors and fabrics. Check out that incredible stencil on the wall too! We think Kristine did an amazing job on this room but it doesn’t surprise us at all since the rest of her home is a perfect reflection of her sweet, warm spirit.
We think these re-purposed table leaves from Cloches and Lavender are absolutely beautiful! What a fantastically clever way to create unique artwork and it will be a conversation starter for sure!
In order to fully appreciate this gorgeous “After” you really must visit Start at Home to see the “Before”. 
There are so many incredible details to take in and we know you will end up spending tons of time over there and enjoying it as much as we do!

Bonnie and Trish of Uncommon Designs shared this darling Burlap Bunny Garland which hopped its way right into our hearts. We love its sweet pink nose and little cotton tail and we’re pretty sure this one’s name is Peter!

  The talented and creative Jessica Lynette of Making the Home a Haven showed us how to make these adorable DIY Hobby HorsesHer blog is filled with wonderful ideas for kids and families and we know you will find a lot of inspiration there when you pay her a visit!
  DSC0088picture 512x340 How to Make a Hobby Horse
Amy of  While Wearing Heels showed us how to create this charming Easter Bunny Basket inspired by Pottery Barn. We could think of several little “bunnies” we know who would love to carry this while hunting for eggs!

Joanne of Our Double-Wide in the Sky blew us away with this Peeps Sunburst Mirror! Seriously, how fun is that? We have never seen anything like it and we think these are going to be popping…or should we say…”peep”ing up all over blogland now!


Heidi of Lightly Crunchy shared this quick and easy Coconut Oil Granola and threw in a dash of humor about “going granola” for good measure!

We’re positive that this Apple Crostata from Treat & Trick would last all of 2 seconds in our homes!
And not just because we would be sneaking around nibbling on it every time we walked by.
We share with our families…honest we do!



  Every week Heather’s “in-real-life” friend Nedra, a.k.a. the Adventure Mom, shares her wonderful tales of the many ways in which she is challenging herself, and those around her, to be bring more adventure to their lives. From fencing to being in a flash mob this gal is doing it all!
Last week she shared with us her latest adventure which truly proves the old saying that “laughter is the best medicine”. We know you will love coming along on her adventures as much as we do!
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 you..it truly means a lot to us!
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  1. says

    Hello dear friends! What a lovely party! The features were so beautiful! Just gorgeous! Even the party sponsor has gorgeous products!!

    xo Becca

  2. says

    I sound like a broken record when I say what fabulous features you guys highlighted !! And, thanks so much for hosting … I’m off to par-tay !! xo

  3. says

    Late again. I’m all linked up though…your features are incredible. The links here at your party are top of the line. I could literally move in to Thistlewood Farm and hang out for the rest of my life. Stunning. Thanks for hosting…hope you both have a fabulous weekend!

  4. says

    Another fun party, girls! Glad I can link up my project. Off to a furniture show but plan to visit as many links as I can on the trip up and back. aahh… technology! LOL
    ~ Sue

  5. says

    I was speechless as well about Angelina’s sewing room. It is the loveliest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    Your other shout outs look great too. I love to come here on Thursday night and see your features. I have so little time these days for anything, it seems. It’s nice to get a pointer to a blog or two.

  6. says

    Thankyou for the feature! I’m glad you liked my recipe. I’m linking up again this week, but this time with a crafty post. Thanks for hosting.

  7. says

    Went out on a date with hubby tonight and came home to you girls featuring my girls’ room…icing on the cake! Thank you SO MUCH!!! You girls are toooooo good to me. I too love Thistlewood Farm…some amazing decorating going on over there.

    Hugs to you both!


  8. says

    You are both rock stars. Thank you so much for the incredible feature! You know that I am the president of both of your fan clubs and I can’t wait until Haven.

    BTW…..that kitchen from Start At Home ah…ma…zing!


    KY rocks the house :)

  9. Meegan says

    Simply put: Love your blog, features and your party! Thanks for hosting!
    Make it a great day!

  10. says

    Thank you so much for hosting! I’m learning that hosting a linky party is a lot of work, so I have even greater appreciation for you!

    I linked up a bit of inspiration–hope it makes you smile. :)

  11. says

    Hi, Vanessa and Heather

    I really appreciate you ladies hosting this awesome party. Thanks so much and have a great weekend. By the way, something is wrong with linky tools, it gave me an error message that it didn’t post my thumbnail. So, I refresh and came back to your web site and there was two thumbnails posted. I’m not sure how that happen, but something is up with Linky Tool. Thanks again.


  12. Amy - while wearing heels says

    My heart about stopped when I saw you featured my bunny basket. I can’t thank you enough!

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

  13. says

    What a pleasant, sweet, and WONDERFUL suprise….

    Thanks SO much Heather and Vanessa for featuring my Peeps Sunburst Mirror!
    And thanks for your time and effort for hosting these parties and for your time and energy in presenting features. It is SO appreciated!

    Double-Wide in the Sky

  14. says

    I am looking for wonderful creative bloggers to come share their posts at Seasonal Celebration Sunday over at Natural Mothers Network. And, I really hope that some of you will put Seasonal Celebration on your list linky parties to visit and link to, every Sunday/Monday! Here’s the link: http://naturalmothersnetwork.com
    Rebecca x


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