Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 69!

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Hey friends! By this time next week we will be at Haven!

That means Inspiration Friday will be on location in Atlanta and we have some fun things in store for you!
We may even be getting some help picking next week’s features from some very special guests.
Hmmmm…who could it be? You’ll just have to come back next week to find out!

We’d love you to take a moment to visit us over at A Dust Bunny Life, where you can hear the Picket Fence Girls in their first ever Podcast!! eeek!!  We had way too much fun talking with Kelly and Kari and it is a miracle that you can understand us with all 4 of us talking!
Be afraid. Be very afraid!

Now, we are so excited to announce the newest Sponsor here at the Fence! Sonya from the blog Beyond the Screen Door has launched a new shop:


And it is just chock full of beautiful items.

Like this Coffee Sack Table Topper

And the Lissa Pillow Cover

Or this 18″ Shaggy Fabric Wreath Kit

Sonya also takes Custom Orders and is available for E-design Consultations.
We are thrilled to be partnering with her and we hope you will head over to pay her a visit and maybe do a little shopping while you’re there!

Now, don’t forget that there is still plenty of time to enter to win the $50 Rusted Chain Giveaway!

Click here for details.
How about we check out some features from last week?

Virginia from Live Love DIY  shared with us her absolutely beautiful and serene master bedroom all dressed up for Summer! 
And you might think this next room belongs to the same house as the last one, but this beautiful nursery comes to us from Emily of Dear Owen. We just love the wonderful vintage details and the thoughtfulness that went into creating this charming space!

We have always been in love with Debra at Common Grounds gorgeous home! She recently took her dining room to a whole other level when she added these romantic and swoon worthy slipcovers!  Aren’t they amazing…aren’t we jealous….;)


Melody from My Passion for Décor did an amazing job transforming a tag sale dresser into this beauty. This gal is super talented so if you haven’t paid her a visit before you need to get on over there!
Precious Sister made over an old pot lid into this adorable chalkboard clock! How absolutely clever is this?! Perfect for a kitchen! She shares a full tutorial so you can make one too.


Have you ever tripped over a scooter in your garage and almost knocked yourself out? No? Well we have! And we think this Scooter Stand from Love of Homes is the perfect solution!
Jacky from Small Home Love shared with us 2 of her latest creations, Homemade Citrus Salt Scrub and Honey Scented Whipped Body Butter, which we think would make wonderful gifts for giving…or keeping!
diy citrus salt scrub
homemade whipped body butter

Erin from How to Nest for Less created this quick 5 minute make over, transferring a ho-hum vase into this adorable book page vase! Easy vintage look for less!


Hosting Father’s day at your house this year? Well, here are 8 Great Ways to Set a Place for Dad shared with us by The Humblenest of Mrs. V. You have to go check these out to truly appreciate the details in each place setting. So creative!

And maybe for dessert on Father’s Day you could serve these Homemade Healthy Mounds Bites which was shared with us by Homespun with Love!
Our friend Anna from Ask Anna Moseley is known all over the blogosphere for her fabulous hints, tips, tricks and ideas…BUT you may not know she’s also a talented confectionery as well! You must check out this gorgeous Button Cake Anna made for a vintage bridal shower. Just gorgeous!

Debbie from Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing went to work on her front porch with her trusted sidekick…a can of spray paint! She created a beautiful and colorful space to sit and watch the world go by on a warm summer evening.

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We were so impressed with this Anthroplogie Jute Hurricane Lantern Knock-off which was shared with us by Doreen of Hymns and Verses!


Lynn from UpCountry Olio shared how she and her husband are now apart of a wonderful organization called Angel Flights which is a network of volunteer pilots which provide no-cost transportation to patients in need.
If you could have a “do over” would you do it over? Our lovely friend Anne at Fiona and Twig challenges us to think about our past and our future and how they are intertwined as well as shares her always gorgeous photography.. would you really “do it over”?

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 toPIN 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:
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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
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!

Before we close we want to invite you to join us and this fabulous group of gals for a Ready 4 Summer Block Party! This week long party is being hosted by Simply Klassic Home and Midwestern Girl DIY!
We’ll be sharing a FUN Summer Recipe this coming Monday, so be sure to stop back by! 

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  1. Thank you so much for including our Dad’s Healthy Mounds Bites in your line up! :)

  2. Super features. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Wow that’s an eyeful of good projects, recipes, rooms, etc. Thank you for hosting so we can each find a little something to inspire us!

  4. That white bedroom is amazing and so is that nursery (I’ve got 2 vintage school maps ready to be hung in my girls rooms).

    Yes, people should be very afraid when they listen to our podcast – I do believe I heard a snort or two in there (not saying which one of us it was)!

  5. Happy Friday, ladies!!

    So excited for the party next week, thanks so much for the shout out!

    btw, Courtney’s button isn’t working for me…

  6. Pretty cool features. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Have a blast at Haven girls! Thanks for hosting!!

  8. Talented bloggers out there for sure! Thanks for hosting girls, have a great weekend!

  9. I always love the variety of posts you choose for your features! Thanks for hosting, ladies! Safe trip!

  10. Great features! Thanks for hosting the party :)


  11. Looking forward to seeing what is in store for the week long block party.
    Thanks again for hosting~always look forward to linking up here.
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Thanks for hosting ladies. Love that dresser…heading over to check it out. You are so lucky to have Sonya on board…I love her work.


  13. Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting each week!…hugs…Debbie

  14. Congrats on Blogher!!! Your blog is looking GREAT! I love coming to your parties and enjoy all your awesome posts, too! XO, Aimee

  15. You guys always have such a fun collection of features! I love the diversity =)
    Happy weekend girls!!

  16. Oh my gosh, I have like ten things to say! First have a blast at Haven…enjoy your dinner too with Kim…I am jealous! TWO, congrats on your sponsor Sonya, love her work! Three, congrats on blogher feature…I looked for it yesterday and have to look again. And last, thank you for featuring my front porch! Ok that was not quite ten! Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for hosting.

  17. Great features! Thanks for hosting ladies!

  18. WAIT….one more thing…I can’t wait to hear your podcast. I will be away for the weekend..but will listen when I come home

  19. You girls are gonna have so much fun at Haven!! I wish I was going just to met ya’ll! Congrats on all your wonderful success:-)

  20. Have a great time at Haven! Can’t wait to hear about it! Thanks for hosting this fun weekly party and especially for featuring my Anthro lantern knock off this week!


  21. Hello Ladies – I know you’ll have fun at Haven in Atlanta! The features are wonderful, I appreciate you hosting,

  22. Great features! Nothing to link up this week but looking forward to seeing you next week!

  23. Wonderful features……Looking forward to Haven next week….Thanks for being such great hostesses!

  24. Vanessa and Heather, I’m so glad that you’re getting to go to Haven! I know y’all will have fun. To begin with, a sister roadtrip sounds like lots of fun!

    Y’all have done such a great job with this blog. I know that you’ve had a good time working together and making connections, but I also know that it’s a lot of work to make a go of things in the blogosphere. When I see evidences of your success, it makes me so glad and happy for you!

    Thank you for hosting this party. It’s always a pleasure to link up with you here. I finally got my act together enough to finish some updates to my screened porch. My front porch re-do used up all my money, so the updates on the screened porch were very, very cheap–but I’m happy with them. Thank you for giving all of us a place to share!

  25. Thank you for hosting and have SO much fun at Haven! Wish I was going!

  26. Great features and thanks for hosting.

  27. I hope you have a fabulous time at Haven. Thank you for hosting and sharing these wonderful features. Love that all white bedroom.

  28. Hi Ladies, I’m loving the new header!! Wish I was going to Haven too. It be soo fun to meet you both. =) Hope you have the time of your lives. Thanks soo much for hosting and have a great weekend.

    ~ Catie

    BTW – That dresser you featured = gorgeous!!

  29. Have a ball at Haven’s!! Enjoy it to it’s fullest..wonderful! Thank you for hosting and having me. Nice features too.

  30. Thanks for hosting!

  31. Thank you for hosting! Little Bit

  32. Love the features – have fun at Haven’s!
    And thanks so much for hosting

  33. I absolutely love that white bedroom and that dining room too. I’m all about lightening things up and love the inspiration.

    Be safe on the road, and HAVE FUN!

  34. Thank you for hosting your party today. Safe travels, and have fun at the conference!

  35. Thank you, Heather & Vanessa! I’m so very happy to be one of your new sponsors!
    And glad to be partying as well!

  36. YAY! See you SOON at Haven!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  37. The Alchemist says:

    Wow, what great Fathers day ideas!

    Thank you for hosting! Today I’ve linked up my Easy Creamy Coleslaw.

    Have a great weekend!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  38. Hey you two, looks like yet another great party, & I can’t wait to dig in! Thanks so much for hosting!

  39. Thank you so much for helping me get the word out about Angel Flights! If we can find even one person who could use their help it would make my day. Looking forward to following along on your trip to Haven. I LOVE that pic of you two in the car!!

  40. Jessie @ Dream and Differ says:

    Wow, so many great features and linky participants! Thanks for hosting and have fun at Haven!

  41. Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs says:

    Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting. : )

  42. Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great time at Haven. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

  43. Hi Ladies,

    Have fun at Haven!

    Thanks for hosting,

  44. Hi! I’m now following your fun blog and just linked up my new blog-thanks for hosting! (btw, I love the blogging 101 info!)

  45. Have so much fun at Haven!! I am late….again. Beach day with my kids yesterday and didn’t roll into town until late. Love your features as always. I think three of us Friday Link Party friends have chosen that Anthro Knock Off lantern. It is fabulous.

    Can’t wait to hear the interview!!

  46. That chalkboard clock is AMAZING! Thanks for hosting girlies – I can’t wait to meet you at Haven! Heading over to check out your podcast.

  47. Hey! I made it to your party, albeit a very late arrival ;) Have fun at Haven and have a great weekend!! We will all expect details!

  48. Just love that chalkboard clock made of a pot lid. How clever! Thanks so much for hosting. Have an incredible weekend!

  49. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend :)
    Greetings from Australia

  50. Thank you for hosting ladies! Fabulous features, great Father’s Day ideas too :)

    Hugs, Tanya

  51. Loving the Features! A BIG thank you for hosting this party! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  52. Great party today with a lot of great ideas … Thanks for hosting!

  53. Hope you enjoy my Saucy Sprouts recipe! who knew sprouts could taste so decadent!

  54. Hello Vanessa and Heather,

    I hope you don’t mind if I share some fabulous things being given away at the Annie Sloan Unfolded booth at Haven next week. I will representing the Chalk Paint™ brand of decorative paints and products and I am so excited about meeting you two and all the other attendees. I hope all of your readers who will be in Atlanta will stop by the Annie Sloan Unfolded booth and say “Hello”!
    Hope to see you both at Haven!!!!

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  55. Hi ladies! I found you through Kari and Kelly and Woo hoo — so glad I did! I’m your newest follower and just linked up as well. Hope I can meet you both at Haven next week!! My first blogging conference so I’ll be the one sporting the deer in headlights look. :)
    Happy weekend!

  56. Thanks for hosting ladies!!

  57. Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} says:

    Thanks Vanessa & Heather for featuring my Dad’s Day Table Ideas :) I’m Tickled!!
    Hope you have a FABULOUS Weekend!!
    ♥ Susie

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