Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 65!

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First of all, let us just say a big ol’ thank you to everyone for the sweet 40th Birthday wishes for Heather last week! You are all the best!

Now, we have the little matter of announcing the winner of the Eco Natural Soap Giveaway.

And the winner is…

Congratulations and please contact us via email so that we can put you in contact with the wonderful folks at Eco Natural Soap.

And, we are so excited to welcome our newest Sponsor to the Fence, lilla rose Hair Jewelry 


Where you can find gorgeous hair jewelry like this:

We are thrilled to have Jackie partnering with us!

Now, how about a recap of what’s been happening around the Fence this week?

On Sunday, Vanessa shared the latest installment of her Labor of the Heart series and we got to learn more about what Mother’s Day means to her.

Next, Heather showed us How to Age New Garden Pots .

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And then Vanessa showed us how she turned an old kitchen cupboard into this DIY Dartboard Cabinet.

Well, now that you’ve seen what we’ve been up to, let’s take a look at some of the
Features from last week!



Bethany of Pitter and Glink revealed her “super organized, amazingly beautiful, makes me want to do a happy dance Craft Room Makeover” and we couldn’t agree with her sentiments more!
This is just such a darling playroom created by Suzy at Worthing Court for her granddaughters!
Check out that cool pendant light and the fabulous fabric!
Every time we pay a virtual visit to the gorgeous home of Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home we feel like we are looking through the pages of a magazine! And last week was no exception when she showed us her beautiful Spring/Summer Living Room.
Ahhhh…we can almost here the ocean in the distance.

The talented Kate from Salvage Dior turned an old director’s chair (found curbside of course) into this fabulous coffee table! And do you see that round end table over there in the corner? That was made using an old water bottle stand! How cool and clever is that?!
Little Miss Maggie turned old cabinet doors into these beautiful French Menu signs!
We just love all of the charm and character she game them and how authentic they look. We can almost imagine we are sitting at a beautiful bistro in Paris!
Sarah from Welcome to the Good Life gave us a great tutorial on dying jeans to keep up with the latest trend. We are loving the minty color she created and now we would just like her to also show us how to look that good in them! Winking smile
Shari from Turnstyle Vogue showed us how to make these fantastic PB Knock-Off Rope and Glass Gloches and we think even Jack Sparrow would approve of them!
And while things are being knocked-off, check out this DIY Factory Cart Table inspired by Restoration Hardware and shared with us by Amy at The Blissful Bee! She gives an excellent tutorial on how to make this which only added to how impressed we are by her talent!
We know quite a few kiddos (and adults!) who are going to want this next feature at their birthday party!
How adorable is this Paper Mache Angry Birds Pig? It was shared with us by Molly from Just a Little Creativity and she gives a full tutorial on how to make this yourself!
Margarita Cupcakes? Ummm…yes please!! Joanne from Double Wide in the Sky shared this incredible recipe and we think that it is a match made in heaven for sure!

Adoption is so near and dear to we Picket Fence girls, which is why we just loved the guest post written by Cyndi of Walking After Midnight and shared with us by Inspired by Family Magazine!

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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:
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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
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  1. Hello Ladies, Your week has been full of inspiring activity – the greatest gift we have is to be a mother and to make our homes havens for our family. I appreciate you sharing and hosting each week,
    God Bless,

  2. Thanks for the party ladies. Great features.

  3. Thanks for showing us your specail feature, I am going to dye a pair of jeans mint


  4. Oh such great features. Thanks tons for hosting, I love your parties. Hugs, marty

  5. Thank you so much for having me! The features are fabulous this week!


  6. Thanks so much for including my rope cloches with all of the other fantastic projects! Have a great party! My site is under construction so to speak so this is the first time I don’t have anything to link up…so I’ll just crash your party instead and look at all the goodness :)

  7. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  8. haha

    i see what you mean
    about the feature love this week

    but that’s just because
    those posts are so awesome

    all linked up
    and thanks for hosting girls!


  9. Hello ladies. I love all the rooms you featured and actually visited all of them. Thanks for hosting. Hope you both have a great weekend!

    ~ Catie

  10. Thanks for hosting! Those are some crazy good features!

  11. I always love your features and look forward to them each week. Thanks so much for hosting your parties!

  12. Hi Ladies, Thanks for sharing these wonderful features and for hosting each week.
    xo, Sherry

  13. Thanks for hosting and sharing awesome posts and features!!

  14. Great features. Thanks for hosting.

  15. Can I just say that Dart Cabinet is TOTALLY Rocking!!! LOVE! Thanks LOTS for hosting!!! XO, Aimee

  16. Hi, girls! So glad to be partying with you this week!

  17. Very nice features all of them! Thank you for hostessing and having me. Enjoy the weekend.

  18. Yes please for the “after” jeans and throw in a margarita cupcake for good measure! just linked up, love ya gals!!

  19. So glad to be back and to see all you all have featured and what everyone else has been up to that might inspire us for the week to come. Thanks for hosting this for us!

  20. Hi Girls,

    Thanks for hosting the party :)


  21. I loved the features this week…those cupcakes look so darn good! Thank you for hosting! You girls have a great weekend!

    ~ Julie

  22. OH MY GAWWWWWWWWWWWWWD, I love love love this website Heather and Vanessa….I can stay on it forever!!!!!

  23. As always, fantastic features!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  24. Lovely features!
    Thanks so much for hosting :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  25. Yay, thanks for featuring my Angry Birds Pig paper mache tutorial :) I’m here again this week to link up, and browse because there’s always so many goodies to find here. Thanks for hosting!

  26. Thanks for hosting girls. I am out of the loop this week…have my in-laws here and they are messing up my blogging LOL!

  27. Thanks for hosting each week! The features are amazing! Love, love, love the mint jeans!
    Make it a great week!

  28. Hi girls and thanks so much for hosting this fun party ~ I’ve just linked up. Labors of the Heart was just AWESOME last week and you also have featured some of my fav links for last weeks party. I soooo want one of those factory cart/coffee tables!! I’m gearing up for my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th and so hope that ya’ll can join us. Please come read all about it!

    Big TX Hugs,

  29. Thanks so much for hosting – linking up and checking out all the fun links
    Awesome features btw!

  30. This linky party is truly inspiring. Love all the posts and ofcourse your blog is fabulous. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas.

  31. Thank you for hosting!

  32. Thank you for hosting!

  33. Thanks so much for hosting! I linked up my Laundry Room Gallery Wall. Have a great weekend!

  34. Thanks for hosting the party every week and double thanks for featuring me. It was a total surprise! Have a great weekend.

  35. Hi Vanessa and Heather! I hope y’all have had a great week! Mine has been so busy that I’m really late getting this post written and linked, but I’m so glad to be here. I love to write posts about how I decorate my house, but I also love the fact that this party is not limited just to home decor. I thank you so much for giving me a place to share my story!

  36. Wonderful features as always! Thanks for hosting!

  37. Hello and thanks once again for hosting this wonderful linky- Enjoy a happy week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

  38. Thanks for hosting, I’m off to see what everyone did!


  39. Thanks for hosting! What wonderful features–you have the sweetest most talented “linkers” here! Hugs,Kim

  40. Thanks for the sweet party ladies!!! have a great weekend!! :)

  41. Hi lovely lady.
    All your features are so Beautiful great job ..
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  42. Hi Ladies. Thank you so much for featuring my playroom! It was such a sweet surprise for me this evening. Take care. Suzy

  43. Thanks for hosting!!! I am your newest follower!

  44. YaY! Thanks for the feature!

  45. Great Features! Jumped over from Live Laugh Rowe!
    New follower! (;

  46. Thank you for hosting:) First time to link up and am now following. Hopped in from Live Laugh Rowe:)

  47. Angry birds pinata…Love your shot! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had a very rough week.

  48. Thank you so much for hosting another great party!

  49. woww great post good luck

  50. I’m new here and visiting through the blog hop via Karen at Home. I am happy to discover your blog and to follow along.

  51. saying hi and following from the blog hop! What a great linky!!

  52. Hi,
    I am your new follower on GFC and Linky and liked your facebook page, all from the hop.
    Thanks for co-hosting!

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