Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 60!

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60??? Huh?
Has it really been 60 weeks since we all started partying together here at the Fence?
That just doesn’t seem possible!
But, that is 60 weeks of some of the most incredible Inspiration we have seen in our lives and we look forward to what you all have in store for us this week!
Before we jump into the party, we have the little business of announcing the winner of the
And the winner of the $25 credit is..

Congratulations Nova! Please send us your email address so that we can put you in contact with Vicki from Curly Willow.
We also wanted to let you know that Vanessa is hopping over the Fence on Friday to give a tour of her home at Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing.
Here’s a sneak peek…

If you want to see more of Vanessa’s home tour, you are just going to have to go on over to Debbie’s place on Friday!

She is truly such an amazing gal and if you are new to the Blogging community you will want to spend some time with her over there. She hosts the popular weekly “Newbie” party and it is such a great way to connect and find support here in Blogland.

Let’s get to the fun of seeing some amazing features from last week’s party!

We think this is such an awesome Big Boy Room from Visual Eye Candy! Debbie did an amazing job creating this wonderful space for her sweet “big” boy.


We never tire of Kitchen Reveals and the next two show that whether you prefer BLACK
like this gorgeous kitchen makeover from Julie of Redhead Can Decorate


or WHITE…like this soothing kitchen makeover from Jessica at Stay at Home-ista! BOTH color choices are amazingly fabulous!

Janette of the wonderful blog, The 2 Seasons, revealed her incredible Mud Room. We absolutely love the brick floors and the use of a gorgeous armoire for extra storage!


Kristen of My Covered Bridge did an incredible job transforming her 80′s bathroom into this gorgeous retreat! You simply must go over and check out the “Before” to fully appreciate the “After”.

Did you see this fabulous Laundry Room Makeover? No..where have you been?! Karen at The Quaint Cottage shares oodles and oodles of wonderful projects and details as she shares how she transformed her laundry room into a laundry haven.  Go check it out!

Bliss Ranch calls it a “Long Live Rock Teen Boy Dresser” we just call it ROCKIN’!! Teen Boy..shmeen boy…this dresser would be amazing for ANYONE! Seriously…with references like 867-5309, and Hotel California..this is just one awesome piece of furniture, and you will not believe what she was working with! Please visit to see every detail of this fabulous piece!

Decorate with a Little Bit helped her friend makeover these floor in her new home!
They took ho-hum hardwoods and turned them into fabulous!

Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate gives us a step by step tutorial on how she made over this chair.  You HAVE to see the before…are you SURE it’s the same chair, Jenny?!  ;) grin! 

This sunny and sweet sign from Laura Beth at A Step in the Journey caught our eye! It was perfect for Easter but deserves to be displayed year round! For two little girls, who wished that C.S. Lewis was their grandfather, this sign could not be more perfect! 

Jacqueline from Get Cottage shared her GORGEOUS Vintage Country Easter Table with us! Who wouldn’t want to sit right here on a glorious spring day! 

We adore Becca of from Gardners Two Bergers…and we ADORE this Burlap Ruffled Union Jack Pillow she created! She gives us step by step directions on how to make our own…unless your Heather, than you just WISH you could make your own. ;)


This Carrot Cake from Pine Cones and Acorns looks almost too beautiful to eat…almost!
Perfect for Spring…or Summer…or Fall…or Winter…

Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs shared this incredible recipe for Mac-n-Cheese with a Gluten Free option. Frankly, we would be happy to just lick the bottom of that little jar!

We adore bread…bread stuffed with well anything..even better!! Loving this Braided Apple Bread from Trick and Treat.


Sonya of Beyond the Screen Door is experiencing a lot of milestones and accomplishments in her life right now. Including the recent engagement of her daughter, her son turning 18, celebrating 30 years of marriage AND the launch of her new site The Shop Beyond the Screen Door!

If you were featured today (or have been featured in the past) please grab the featured at button code located 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!

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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! Please pin from the ORIGINAL SOURCE and not our blog…unless it’s one of our own creations, then by all means pin away from here…we won’t mind! ;)

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:

    Fridays Unfolded
Now all ya PARTY PEOPLE it’s time to link on up…here’s some instructions for Inspiration Friday
  • 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!

    And while it’s not a requirement, we’d sure love ya to be following along with us in some capacity! Below are some great options!
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Dawn’s talent shines through with her amazing collection of original watercolors, hand-painted cards and printed greeting card sets like these gorgeous Wildflower Greeting Cards!

Wildflower Greeting Cards Set of Six Woodland Botanical Art Prints

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  1. You guys! Your comment about my pillow was so sweet! Like, I just read it to my hubs! Thanks for the constant support for all my little creations! You rock!
    xoxo Becca

  2. Thanks girls for hosting. Great features. Have a great weekend!

  3. Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  4. Great picks guys! Bliss’s dresser is simply COOL. The painted floor is another of my favorites. Thanks for the party!

  5. What beautiful features!! That carrot cake looks delicious. Hope you have a great evening. Thanks for hosting. Megan

  6. Thank you ladies so much for hosting…I am always so inspired here…lovely features!


  7. 60!! WOW! Seems like just yesterday that I started linking up….thank you both for hosting the party each week and the wonderful features!

  8. Great features, as always, ladies! Thanks for hosting!

  9. Thanks for the party! Happy 60th. Here’s to many more.

  10. Wow, you two have a ton of wonderful features this week, & they all look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting every week. Congrats, Vanessa, on your home tour on Friday. I can’t wait!

  11. Thanks ladies for hosting such a great party! Am loving the features … Miss Bliss has really outdone herself with that rocking rolling dresser. And Jessica’s white on white kitchen is drool worthy — especially that amazing view. I think I would actually wash dishes if I had that view above my sink!



    P.S. And I’ll be checking out Vanessa’s home tour at Debbie’s tomorrow!

  12. I just L-O-V-E your Blog & look forward to all the new ideas!!! New follower!!!

    Creative Mrs. Smith

  13. Thanks for hosting! Awesome features, as usual! Have a great weekend!

  14. WOW, the BIG 6-0! I simply adore linking up to your wonderful site every week. Congrats on the huge milestone. And absolutely great features this week, too!!

    PS. Just so you know, you don’t look a day over 50 ;)

  15. Those are some great features. I can’t wait to see Vanessa’s home tour tomorrow at Debbie’s. Thanks for hosting.

  16. Great features!!! Thanks so much for hosting…glad I could join you on the BIG 6-0! XO, Aimee

  17. Thank you for hosting every week Heather and Vanessa! I sure enjoy playing at your place ;) I’ll see you soon over at Debbies for the home tour =) Happy 60th.

  18. You always pick such beautiful features! Thanks for hosting!

  19. Thank you ladies so much for hosting. Can’t wait to go live tomorrow morning fo the home tour!

  20. Hey, girls, thank you sooooooo much for featuring The 2 Seasons. I am thrilled, and Jordan will be when I tell her. She and her husband are celebrating their second anniversary in Mexico, so, I think I’ll wait to she gets home. They have other things on their minds right now………Have a good week-end.

  21. Thank you for hosting such a fabulous gathering, sweet friends! And, as always, drool-worthy features!

  22. Wonderful features today…so many wonderfully creative people!….
    Thank you for hosting and I look forward to the tour of Vanessa’s home on Debbie Doo’s

  23. Is it just me or are these some of the best features you have had?! I am going to have to go back through them again and again! Thank you for hosting! Not sharing a “DIY” project this week, more budget minded but so happy to be here! Love, Me

  24. Thank you ladies! So nice to be highlighted here on your fun blog!

  25. What great features! Can’t wait for the tour tomorrow! Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

  26. Another great week encapsulated with inspiration… thanks, ladies, for coming back week after week to host and – yay! 60!

  27. I am kind of in awe of the features this week.
    They look awesome.

  28. Thank you so much for hosting!!! I CAN NOT believe how many weeks it’s been! You have the best party in blogland, in my opinion!

  29. macncheese, carrot cake AND bread? you know how to hurt a girl who’s on a big diet!!! love you! just linked up!

  30. Thank you for feauturing the new laundry room and for your super sweet words. Congrats on the big 6-0!!! I can’t wait to see all the links this week.

  31. Thanx for hosting ladies!

  32. Love the features & the proposal, too!! Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  33. I apologize!!!!!
    I entered the same post I did last week.
    I’m so sorry.

  34. I think this might be my first time to join your party! Thanks so much for hosting!! Fantastic features, and I see some amazing projects linked up, too. Can’t wait to check them out!

  35. Yay! Thank you for featuring my link about the DIY Amazing Floor! It’s such a treat for me to partake in your splendid parties! Thanks for hosting them for us. Little Bit

  36. I was so excited to see Stay At Home-ista’s kitchen featured…since I am moving in with her and all!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  37. Thank you so much for the party! Have a lovely weekend!

  38. You girls are so sweet! Thank you SO much for the feature! What a wonderful surprise! Thanks you! And as always for the wonderful party.

  39. Hi Heather & Vanessa, thanks so much for hosting your great party again this week. Have a great weekend.

  40. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    Thanks so much for hosting girls!! :)

  41. Thanks for hosting this party! It makes even new bloggers feel a part of a community!

  42. First off let me say that I will take one of each of the kitchens you featured. You can’t have too many kitchens, right? And I love that you featured my buddy Sonya’s post about her family. Great party!!

  43. Happy 60th!! Thanks soo much for hosting. You’re party has always been one of my favorites. : ) I just linked up my first Frivolous Fashion Friday post in nearly six months. Wishing you both a great weekend.

    ~ Catie

  44. Congrats on your 60th Inspiration Friday! A beautiful blog! I’m new your newest GFC follower.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  45. Thank you so much for including my chair with so many fantastic features!! I was tickled to find out it was here! Thank you and thanks for hosting each week!

  46. Thanks so much for hosting! I’m happy to join in.


  47. Thank you for hosting!! Have a great weekend!

  48. Great features.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Great day.

  49. Wonderful collection of ideas- thanks for hosting! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network

  50. Thank you guys for the feature! Wow! I nearly fell off my chair-hubby did too! I put your button on my side bar in my new “I was featured” section. Thank you again! Much appreciated.

  51. Thanks for the feature! It was a nice surprise to wake up to this morning! Hope you have a lovely weekend!=)

  52. Uh oh…I could get lost on your blog for A WHILE…and I have work to do :(

  53. Thank you ladies for hosting this lovely party! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  54. Thanks for hosting and featuring my Braided Apple Bread. Have a fun filled weekend!

  55. Vanessa,

    I LOVE your home! Awesome front entry! Congratulations on your feature over at Debbie’s! And what an incredible party! I am off to visit some of these wonderful projects!


  56. Vanessa, what a gorgeous home! Every detail is so pretty and every room is so welcoming and inviting! I love you master bedroom and your kitchen is gorgeous! Thank you for taking us into your home!

  57. Thanks for hosting!

  58. Thank you ladies for the rock’n feature on the dresser. I’ll trade it for one of those two kitchens, or maybe the bathroom…. how about that long sunroom….. then again the way to my heart is through my stomach so I’d trade it for some apple braid with a side of mac. I could paint the dresser a shade of gray with new tunes to match Vanessa’s entry way and drive it out to Oregon.


  59. Thank you so much for hosting! I love all of your features this week. Especially Jessica’s white kitchen!

  60. Anonymous says:

    Vanessa, your home is as warm and welcoming as it looks (just like you). Thanks for the fresh flowers in our bedroom – I can almost still smell them. You always make us feel welcome when we come to visit!

    Mom (and Dad)

  61. Thank you so much for hosting, beautiful girls!!! I hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

  62. Ladies,

    Thank you so very much for featuring my carrot cake! I hope that if you try it you let me know. It is delicious!

    Have a great weekend and thank you again, it is a thrill to be featured on such a wonderful blog.


  63. So many great features! Happy to join in this week! Thanks for hosting! ;)

  64. Hi there! Just wanted you to know Im Lovin the features and also thanks so much for hosting this party:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  65. Hi guys!
    So many great links – thanks for offering such a plethora of eye-candy (and of things to add to my to-do-list!).

  66. So late linking up. Firs chance this weekend! I so love that bathroom makeover. What a beautiful party you have here. Hope your Sunday is restful and joyous. -K

  67. I read your guest post as part of the Glynnis Whitwer Spring Cleaning Series, and I would love to win this gift giveaway for the new pastor’s wife at our church. She loves anything with a bird theme and they have a very modest budget, but she enriches the lives of others with her joyful, loving and creative heart. What a wonderful surprise if I could win the basket for her and share your blog as well!

  68. I could hang out on your blog all day.

  69. I read your guest post as part of the Glynnis Whitwer Spring Cleaning Series and had to pop over — not just to enter the give-away (though I want to!) but to see what you girls were all about! Two-hours (and many ideas) later… I suppose I ought to get something done! But can’t wait to implement some of your refreshing ideas! I will be back! Thanks so much!


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