Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 70 from Haven!!

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Hey!! Hey!! Hey!! Welcome to Inspiration Friday!

 We’re at Haven and so excited to be meeting some of you as we type this…and for those who aren’t here with us, we hope you’ll enjoy this little recap of what we’ve been up to so far!

We’ve been blogging our way through Haven!

We wish you all could be here with us and we sure do appreciate you coming by to join in this “Destination” Inspiration Friday party!

We are having an amazing time connecting with some amazing bloggers…both old friends and new!

Yes that’s Julia from Hooked on Houses, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and “THE” Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick!

and have you been following along with the adventures of Flat Kelly of
Eclectically Vintage on our Facebook Page? She’s having quite the adventure here at Haven with us!

She’s meeting new friends everywhere she goes!

We thought it would be fun to let some of our friends who are here at Haven with us to pick the Features from last week’s party.

They did such a great job we might just have to let them do this more often!
So, we hope you enjoy and we can’t wait to get back and share with you some of our adventures.

We are SO excited to be here at Haven with our dear friend Ange from The Blooming Hydrangea! We’ve been following Ange since the beginning of her blogging career and it’s a highlight of the conference to be here with her.  Here are Ange’s top Inspired Room picks from Inspiration Friday.
“I consider the Master Bedroom one of the most important rooms of the house and  yet it’s often the most neglected.  You can just imagine how happy I was to see Rasonda from Lake Cottage Dreams Master Bedroom.  The soft color palette mixed with beautiful accessories are fabulous but my favorite part is that Rasonda loves her “cozy retreat” as well!”
“After just finishing up painting my kitchen cabinets last week, I can really appreciate how much time and energy Liz from Naptime Decorator’s put into her kitchen.  It was time and energy well spent, the transformation is amazing, including inspiring projects in her kitchen, like the magnetic chalkboard fridge.  Head on over and check out the before and after pictures, you won’t be sorry!” 


What can we say about our wonderful friend Kari from Thistlewood Farm? A lot actually! But for the sake of time and space we will just say that we are pretty sure she was our other sister in another life and we just adore her! Here is Kari’s makeover pick.
“This room from Sophia’s Decor makes me feel like I am starring in an episode of Mad Men.  From the vintage light fixture, to the incredible moldings, to the bed linens….this is a room that would make even Betty Draper smile.”

Vivienne of The V Spot and Vanessa are bonding together at Haven over the fact that they are on West Coast time and needing lots of coffee this weekend! But Viv was able to still pick an awesome link for her makeover pick! She loved this Ballard Designs inspired mirror makeover from
 Between the Rafters.


Debbie! Ah…Debbie from Refresh, Restyle…she’s sitting next to us and forcing us to let you all know how amazingly fabulous she is, and that we may or may not have squealed when we saw her! 
Here’s Debbie’s craft and creations picks!

“Beach inspired decor is very popular, but most of us don’t the opportunity to stroll the beaches for driftwood! Craftiments  shares a great DIY Driftwood Tutorial. Being able to create your own is an awesome way to get the look!”
DIY Driftwood Tutorial by Craftiments.com
“Most all our children have had a tricycle at one point or another, but they outgrow them very fast.  What a creative way to recycle, and create a little whimsy in the garden from Sew Incredibly Crazy!
We asked the beautiful Anna from Ask Anna (a party queen!) whose here with us at Haven to choose a few recipes and parties. Here’s her picks!
“You had me at creamy and coconut but then add the rum, it sounds simply divine!  I will definitely be pinning this Creamy Coconut Cake from Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama for my
 next girls night!”
“This recipe for Peach-Pineapple Salsa from The Kitchen is my Playground sounds so refreshing! I would love to make this during the summer months!”

So, we’re here with Kerry from HouseTalkn and y’all she is as funny in person as she is on her blog and the gorgeous Daune from Cottage in the Oaks, who we adore!  Here’s their top picks from Outdoor Living!
Both gals chose this fabulous link

Kerry said, “Mojito is my drink of choice so I loved this adorable toolbox/planter for mint from
Eclectically Vintage.”

Daune noted,” I love the toolbox planter and Garden Markers created by Eclectically Vintage!  I think it is so fun to reuse something for a totally different purpose than it’s originally intended….it adds so much character to the garden! Now, where’s that old toolbox I saw in our shed last week………”

Kerry also chose the following link. 

“I don’t know what it says about me, but I was drawn to a booze post followed by a place to nap post!”

“I have often dreamed of a daybed like this from Somewhat Quirky for my sunroom!”
Daune also chose the following fabulous outdoor post:

“What a fabulous transformation!  Entries are so important….it is the first thing that guests see; as well as you when you arrive home.  This new entry from Creatively Living is so well done, festive, and inviting. Love it!”


Of course, we couldn’t let them pick all of the Features, now could we??
We have seen mason jars used in a million different ways around blogland, but we thought this was such a meaningful way to use something so simple. Marty of Marty’s Musings created this darling Blessings Jar and she shares more in the post about just how special it has been to record their blessings and be reminded of God’s faithfulness!

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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. You all look like you are having SUCH FUN!!!!!

    I *adore* that pic of you two hotties in your sunglasses.

    We who are not there are thinking of you!

    Big hugs!

  2. Of course you are having a FABULOUS time! Wish I was there too!!!

  3. You ladies look like you are having a blast! So wish I would have went too:-) Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. It was so much fun meeting y’all last night. It was a blast. They picked some great features. Enjoy the rest of your stay and thanks for hosting!

  5. Thank you so much for the feature!!! Have a fantastic time at Haven!


  6. Thanks for sharing all the fun at Haven and for hosting another great party. I’m headed back to check out some of the features from last week. Thanks again, Babs

  7. Oh I’m so envious! Maybe next time! I recognize so many of those faces! Lucky girls!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  8. How much fun is this link party!!!! You are too much, all of you!! I am so wishing I were there to hang out with this crowd. Have so much fun, can’t wait to hear all about it when you return. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Thanks for hosting girls! Sounds like you’re having a great time! Little Bit

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! Yes, I too adore Kari from Thistewood Farm and I’m flattered she chose my room :) Haven looks like sooo much fun…next year for sure!


  11. Oh my goodness! Great pictures and fun features! I’m loving the little glimpses you’ve been sharing from Haven!!! Thanks so much for hosting! XO, Aimee

  12. I am so thrilled to meet you guys!! Your “friends” did a good job with the picks this week.

  13. So glad you are having a great time! Wish I was there…hopefully next time!

  14. First I see Flat Kelly partying away and then I see my toolbox planter featured!! Double whammy!

    You know Flat Kelly adores mojitos too!

    Thanks Duane & Kerry for choosing us!

    You girls stay out of trouble at Haven!
    Flat Kelly & Kelly

  15. Sounds like you are having a ball! I loved your shout outs and picks for the week.

  16. Oh, Haven looks like so much fun!! Have a great time – I wish I could have gone! Thanks for taking the time to host again!

  17. Glad you girls are having such a great time thanks for hosting from Haven

  18. Looks like everyone is having a great time at Haven! Such fun photos to look at! Thanks so much for hosting!!!

  19. I think Flat Kelly may need to open her very own blog … just saying …

    Looks like you are having a fabulous time and meeting some of my favorite ever bloggers (both of you two ladies included) …

    Now I’m even more motivated to make it to the next conference …



  20. Hi Ladies, Sounds like you are having such a good time! Thanks so much for hosting.

  21. Looks like such a fun time!! I wish I’d known you were in my neck of the woods. Would have loved to meet you girls in real life :-) xo

  22. Looks like you’re having a blast! Thanks for hosting your party while you’re away… at the party!!

  23. i’m kinda jealous here
    but hoping that you both have
    a wonderful time

    thanks for hosting
    and all linked up!


  24. I am extra excited to join your party tonight since I had the chance to meet you both in person! What fun! Enjoy Haven and tell us all about it! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  25. New GFC follower. Thanks for hosting this great hop! Love for you to stop by Naptime Review and follow back. I host 3 hops during the week. Love for you to link up sometime. Cute blog! Glad I found you!


  26. Oh my gosh!! Thanks so much for featuring my makeover. So glad you are having fun in Haven, I love all the pictures!!!

  27. I hope you have a fabulous time! I wish I could have attended.

    Thanks for hosting another great party.

  28. Looking forward to more posts from you about Haven. Thanks for hosting.

  29. Haven’t had a chance to meet you two yet at Haven but I’m hoping to see you tomorrow. This is like joining a party at a party!

  30. Hey Ladies!
    Looks like you are having a BLAST! I am so jealous-wish I was there enjoying all the fun. Thanks for hosting:)

  31. Thank you for featuring my DIY Driftwood!

  32. Thank you so much for featuring my Coconut Rum Cake this week! What a wonderful surprise to see tonight. You made my whole day :)

  33. Oh getting to see a pic of all of you is so fun. I see two of my dearest friends in the whole world. I am so jealous you are all together. Have fun. Hugs, Marty

  34. Hey you fun girls, so glad you were able to attend the conference. love seeing all the pics of our great friends! thanks for hosting!

  35. Thanks so much for hosting!

  36. Thanks y’all for hosting from Haven…they did a wonderful job on the features.


  37. It’s always a blast to meet up with blogging friends! Enjoy the rest of your conference. :-) Sue

  38. How I wish I was with you girls! What fun you must be having!

  39. Thank you so much for featuring my Blessing Jar! What a treat! I am also an adoptive mom to 3 siblings and mom to 2 bio kids. I talk a lot about adoption and our journey through trials and blessings and seeing God’s hand through it all. Glad you’re having a fun trip!

  40. Thank you for featuring my Tricycle Herb Garden!

  41. Thanks for your “field reporting.” Looks like such a worthwhile time.

  42. Looks like you have a wonderful time! Thanks for taking your time to host :)
    Awesome features – as always! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  43. That’s was so much fun (the little tour). The flat Kelly photos crack me up!

    This week I’ve linked up our favorite Sunday night tradition-making popcorn on our backyard fire.

    Thanks for hosting and letting me share,

  44. Thanks for hosting and for sharing some of your Haven fun — sure wish I was there to meet you lovely ladies! Safe travels home this weekend. Hugs!!! xo-Kelly

  45. Just look at all the fun you girls are having! Wish I was there too. Lovely features. Thanks for the partay! Enjoy the rest of your Haven trip.

  46. Thanks for hosting! Enjoy Haven!

  47. Thank you for hosting!

  48. thanks for hosting this party..it is my 2nd time linking up…glad I found you..I get to meet some interesting bloggers..

  49. Thanks for hosting!
    Have a great time at Haven

  50. Thanx for hosting gals! Looks like y’all are having lots of fun! I see ya met Kim and Shirley!

  51. Looks like everyone is having a great time at Haven. Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  52. Looks like everyone is having a great time at Haven. Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  53. Jessie @ Dream and Differ says:

    It looks like you’re having a blast at Haven! Thanks for hosting!

  54. Hello, you two!! I’ve just seen your pretty faces over at Kim’s blog – Savvy Southern Style. I know y’all are having such a great time!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  55. Sounds like y’all are having an absolute blast! Thanks so much for hosting, ladies!

    The…Late, Young Family

  56. Wish we were there! Thanks for hosting on the road. It’s much appreciated.

  57. Thanks for a great party! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  58. Christie says:

    I have missed you girls! I am DYING over here!! I have been so OUT of it that I missed all the wonderful and exciting things going on at the Picket Fence! WHAT?!! Romantic Homes?!!! Better Home and Gardens! I am so super excited and can hardly contain myself! My husband is here calling me ‘weird’ because I am shouting, “Someone I ‘know’ is in the magazines!!!” Crazy, he thinks! The worst part is that I have been out of blog land and didn’t know and now I don’t have a copy of the March issue. Maybe I can order a back issue?? I am so proud of you two! You have grown a business in such a short time and it is amazing. Don’t know the conference you are at, but sure hope one day I can meet up with you! I can’t seem to get back to any normalcy around here…think I have a bit of ADD, so with my house being turned upside down, i am just all out of sorts!!! Slowly trying to return to my beloved Three Pixie Lane and hope to be linking up once a week! XO, Christie

  59. Are my eyes seeing right……Inspiration Friday # 70??? Whoa. THAT IS AWESOME. Haven looked like a blast.

  60. Great meeting you girls at Haven!! Super fun and tons of great info and inspiration! Congrats on party #70!
    xo heidi

  61. Just stopped by to tell you how cool I think it is that sisters who live so many miles apart blog together. It was great meeting you at Haven.

  62. Loving your blogging through Haven! Thanks for that! Also, wanted to say that Flat Kelly rules! Love her! Thanks for hosting!
    Barbara http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com

  63. It was so fun meeting you girls at Haven and learning about your blog! Hope to see you again next year. :-)

  64. Oh my gosh…look at all these links! You two are rockin’. Loved seeing your pictures of Haven. You all seemed to have so much fun. What a great experience…I’m hoping to go next year if all goes well. Happy Sunday…Ann

  65. Thank you for hosting the link party! I apologize for the double post, I am not sure how it happened.

  66. It was so great meeting you two! What a great time I had talking with you late at night at Haven. I feel like we had a great connection and hope to continue being blog friends and seeing what you’re up to!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  67. I am still squealing inside when I think about you two! I had the most fun at Haven and it was wonderful meeting y’all! Let’s stay an extra day next year so we can giggle more!


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