Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 68!

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Hey, hey party people!
It is time for another week of inspiration and just when we think we have seen it all, you guys go and share even more amazingly creative projects, ideas, craft and recipes. 
And you inspire us with your stories of family, faith and life.
It’s like one stop shopping here at Inspiration Friday!
And speaking of inspiration, we are thrilled to be welcoming 2 new Sponsors to the Fence!

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Melissa of Melissa’s Cuisine shares amazingly yummy recipes on her site and we already have a long list of ones we are definitely going to be trying. Like this one for Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies!
Linda and Carol of Two Succulent Sisters are going to be helping us make the most out of our Summer months with some fun tips and ideas! 
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Even something as simple as picking blueberries is made special when you are with the ones you love!
Allrighty then! Let’s get to some features from last week’s party, shall we?



Becca from Adventures in Decorating shared with us how she transformed the Sunroom in her parent’s home. The new space is just gorgeous and reflects the incredible ocean-front location!

And, speaking of beautiful Sunrooms, Kerry from HouseTalkn shared her own with us and it is one incredible makeover. We are loving the pops of color and this ironing board bar! We wouldn’t even mind ironing so much if we could make ourselves a cocktail first!
Erin from Lavender and Lemon Drops created this incredible FAUX brick wall.
It’s faux people! Amazing!  
 Check out this darling Tin Buckets Makeover from Andrea of Queen B and Me! Aren’t they adorable! We can think of some many uses for them.
Jacqueline from My Simple Home Life made over and old worn out table and now it pops with fresh modern color and design! 
Tammy from One More Time to Celebrate created this Tea Light Candle Centerpiece from leftover scraps from their raised garden bed project! She gives a step by step tutorial on her blog…and she’s going to send me one…hint. hint. 😉 

Mary from At Home on the Bay showed us how to make this incredible French “Linen” Headboard and she shares a wonderful tutorial on how she created this beautiful piece.

Amy from While Wearing Heels showed us how she created this fun and charming “Timeless Clock” to help commemorate a special occasion or event.
Jill of Sew a Fine Seam created a DIY Camera Strap from a drop cloth! LOVE it, Want it! 

Homespun with Love shared with us the recipe for these yummy Tart Cherry Coconut Popsicles. Cherry and coconut? Yes please!

Seriously. Only Audrey from Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats could come up with these! She hosted a Goonies (um bringing back memories anyone??) Party for her son and made…ready for it…Sloth Cake Pops! We’re dyin’ if were lyin’…Hey You Guys…go check them out! 😉 
We loved The Help! We loved Minnie and we love Chocolate Pie. Amanda from My Heart’s Desire shares the Minnie’s Chocolate Pie recipe (minus an ingredient…thank goodness!) from The Help.  Yum!

Laura from Top This Top That created this frugal but oh so luxurious looking Low Cost Outdoor Cabana.  This is something anyone could replicate…we’ll be over in a little bit Laura, with a book and a cocktail, to enjoy your cabana!

Our friend Karen of Redoux is the Queen of Junk…and in this case that is a TOTAL COMPLIMENT! Take a peek at this amazing outdoor room she created from…well…junk! She takes Dumpster Diving Diva to a whole new level.


We LOVE to hear about bloggers getting the recognition for their talents that they deserve.  It makes us happy to know that the “design world”  is standing up and taking notice of the talent that is out there in the “real world”, Christy from eleven Magnolia Lane is no exception.  Her kitchen will be featured in an upcoming edition of BHG Real-Life Kitchens and Baths.  Here’s the play by play of her photo shoot…and she wasn’t even there to experience it! Check out the post!

Our friend Sheri from The Simasek-Kibler Project asked the question, “Can I still get into heaven if I can’t make biscuits?” and you are just going to have to go over and read her post to find out 
how she discovered the answer!

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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,

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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!
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  1. says

    Thanks for hosting. This week for me was one of facilitating – making sure that the spaces were available for the ‘guys’ to do some serious upgrading for us. Hot water tank replaced, furnace replaced and, because of the heat, a heat pump (heat/air) was also installed. Shouldn’t have to do this again for a very long time. This is a bit different from ‘pretty and fresh and lovely’ but is the ‘bones essentials’.

  2. says

    Wonderful features you picked ~ goodness, that sweet ironing board and the faux brick wall are really doing it for me! Thanks for hosting ~ I’ve just linked up.

    Hope to see you tomorrow at my WEDDING BLOG PARTY ~ there will be a little bridal giveaway, too!

    Big TX Hugs,

  3. says

    Thank you for featuring the DIY Linen Headboard. I’m so excited to be mentioned along with all these fantastic and wonderful features. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

    All the best,

  4. says

    Hi Gals
    Love that name – 2 succulent sisters!!

    Would you believe I just scored 2 vintage ironing boards this past weekend – one wood and one metal!! Love that blue cocktail table version – in my opinion, that’s the only thing an ironing board should be used for!

  5. says

    :) I am just giddy at being featured! Thank you SO SO much! I can make you a camera strap if you want – I’ve already had orders for 4 of them! one shipped, one ready to ship, one waiting on a different color ribbon to get here, and one waiting on measurements! Never dreamed it would be such a big hit!
    Blessings on your weekend!

  6. says

    we had a few in common
    this week girls

    but with all the creative juice
    flowing out there
    it’s bound to happen sometimes

    all linked up
    and thanks for hosting

    that linen headboard is amazing!


  7. says

    Best party ever!! Thanks for hosting!! You know I linked up my Heather-inspired island!! :) And thanks bunches for stopping by, Heather!! :)


  8. Amanda says

    Oh my goodness, I came to link up and just about fainted seeing my pie featured! Thank you so much!! Really appreciate it.

  9. Scribbler says

    Wonderful features! I don’t know if I will ever eat chocolate pie again, but that does look good!

    Thank you for hosting.

  10. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Awesome features girls! I had a hard time getting your blog to load today but it finally did and so I am all linked up!! Thanks for hosting!! :)

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting -) I added a post on natural topical antibiotics, there are four which I’ve found for many minor infections work brilliantly well, saving a trip to the pharmacy! A recipe post on a popsicle and a sensational jam, neither include added processed sugar and both taste delicious! Have a wonderful week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

  12. says

    I’m here this week. Nothing like being so late to a party that you’re over in the 200 zone.
    Still wanted to share so I did.

    Now I need to look at your highlights and visit around and realize what a lame crafter I am.

  13. says

    Thanks for the shout-out, girls! I read all about Heather’s BHG shoot as I was mentally preparing for mine, and that was one of the reasons I decided to do a post on how it all went (even though I wasn’t there!). As always, I’m amazed by the talent out there and humbled to be included with such creative minds!
    Christy @ 11MagnoliaLane

  14. Meegan says

    Thanks for hosting and sharing some amazing features!
    I LOVE the blue table, the little buckets and the cabana!! So fun! Love the eye candy :)
    Make it a great week!
    What Meegan Makes


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