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
And while it’s not a requirement, we’d sure love ya to be following along with us in some capacity!
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  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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 …



  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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

  7. says

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

  8. says

    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 😉

  9. 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

  10. says

    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

  11. says

    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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