It’s Inspiration Friday #73! Welcome!

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Wow! It’s hard to believe we are already into the middle of July. Where has the summer gone?! It’s been hot! hot! hot! here in Kentucky. And speaking of hot…Heather has some “hot off the press”… news to share with our readers.
Our family is moving to “Hot-lanta!”…that would be Atlanta..for all of ya who didn’t know Atlanta is often called that.

We are SO sad to be leaving our beautiful home here in the rolling hills of Kentucky, but excited for the new adventure ahead of us.  This is the first home we’ve ever sold, so we’re a bit nervous about how it will all work.  In fact, I’m hoping by the time my Better Homes and Garden features comes out this fall…we’ll be all settled in our new home. How weird will that be?! lol
I’ll be sharing some fun tips on how we are staging our home inexpensively to put it’s best foot forward, but in the meantime we would covet your prayers for a quick sell at the right price.  Also, for our family personally as “the boy” is thinking of staying here in Kentucky to attend school. sob. can’t go there quite yet.
So, we’ll keep you updated on our families next big adventure…any Atlanta readers out there?  Can’t wait to meet my new Atlanta gal (and guy) pals!
Up next we want to introduce you to a new sponsor here At The Picket Fence …..Bei Fiori!
where you can find beautiful items like these!
Set of Mr. and Mrs. Burlap Pillow Covers
and she’s already stocking up for the holidays! Head over to get a jump start on your fall and winter decorating!
 We are also hosting a lovely giveaway from Lilla Rose.  Wanna see how Heather normally wears her hair and enter to win a beautiful Lilla Rose hair accessory? Visit the Lilla Rose Giveaway!
 Now it’s time for our Features!


 Kristy of Coral and Coast revealed her new office! It’s so soothing with pops of fun color! A perfect place to work…and blog!
We love it when we get a peek into any fabulous space created by the talented Ann of On Sutton Place.  Here’s a glimpse at her Summer Front Porch! A beautiful “room” full of inspiration! She also shares some of her gorgeous custom made pillows, one of a kind and so lovely!

Okay. If you know Kerry from HouseTalkN at all you know she’s one of the funniest people on the planet…seriously.  But, she’s also one of the most talented! Here is the recent reveal of her daughter’s bedroom makeover! um…yes we want to be nine and have this room! Tell your daughter to step aside Kerry, we’re moving in!

 This cheery yellow bench makeover caught our eye!  Jana of Transformations of the Heart cleaned up and  hand painted a old and worn out teak bench, giving it a fun new life!
painted yellow teak wood bench
We are always amazed at what people can do with old pieces of furniture.  This dresser makeover from One Girl in Pink is no exception! We think this piece is very happy with it’s transformation.
Here’s a completely different type of makeover! Sonja of Practical Stewardship repurposed old clothes into reusable and “green” Snack Bags! She gives the full tutorial to show us how we can make our own.

 We love this beautiful “French-y basket” created by of Under a Pile of Scrap! She used a lovely graphic from the fabulous Graphic Fairy to make this one of a kind piece.
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict never ceases to amaze us with her creativity! We are adoring her Ruler Table Runner!
How darling are these DIY Butterfly Place Cards created by Setting for Four.  Of course the fact that this one was made just for Heather couldn’t help but catch our eye…Winking smile okay. okay so the creator of these beautiful butterflies is Heather…but I can pretend this one is just for me.

 Ashley of Cherished Bliss shared a fun Pink Lemonade Birthday Party with us! We feel cooler just looking at the pictures!
Pink Lemonade 5
Who doesn’t love Root Beer…and who doesn’t love Play dough? But Root Beer and Play dough together..yes!! Kristin of Homespun with Love shares this great Root Beer Float Play dough recipe..perfect for summer fun!
We agree with Karla  of My Serendipitous Life that this might just be the Best Breakfast Ever! Surely one of the prettiest we’ve ever seen!

 Amy of The Blissful Bee replaced a ho hum ceiling fan with this darling DIY outdoor light fixture from a lantern. 
These next two projects could have been featured in a variety of categories but they are most definitely outdoor loveliness and they are both by the same person.  We just couldn’t feature one with out the other. Cindy of Beaux R’eves shares the amazing Outdoor Daybed she and her husband built…
…and peeking out from under that fabulous outdoor day bed is the gorgeous stained concrete floor that did themselves! Shares the full tutorial on how they did this!
We couldn’t let you get away without sharing Sue from Sullivan and Murphy’s new outdoor space! We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than hanging out in this gorgeous oasis!
patio under deck

Desiree of The Suburban Kelley’s shared a wonderful post on “Worry” and we so related to how she is trying to “keep all of the plates spinning” while trusting God to be sovereign over each one.

As the mom of a handsome young man, Heather’s heart was touched by this inspiring post shared by Rose Petals and Rust.   son wanted to make a difference for  patients suffering form long term medical hair loss and decide that growing your hair out for this worthwhile cause wasn’t just for “young ladies!”  It took him 15 months…but he finally reached the goal! Read how he responded to the reactions of others and learn more about this special gift to Locks of Love!
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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!
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  1. says

    Hello Ladies – congratulations on the move – I am a couple of hours away from Atlanta – so if the city gets too much for the girl -just email me! I have a guest room ready and waiting! Lovely features – that young man is wonderful! I appreciate you two! Have a wonderful day,

  2. says

    Lots of great and very different features girls! Thanks for hosting! I hope it is ok to link up two projects…for me two projects in a week is like the end of the world.

  3. says

    Fab features, ladies! Thanks for being gracious hostesses and for linking to Potpourri Friday!

    Good luck on the sale and the move! With your remodeled kitchen and dining area, how could a new buy resist?

  4. says

    Great features, I have lots of visiting some new sites this evening.
    I want to thank you so much for the feature, I was so surprised while
    scrolling the screen to see that you featured my bench makeover. Truly
    an honor to be picked among some very talented folks. Thank you..thank
    you!! Good luck with the move and my fingers are crossed for a quick sell
    for you. Also thanks for hosting another great party. Now off to browse
    some sites.

  5. says

    Can’t wait to check out some of your features…. I’m excited to be back partying again. This week I brought my healthy mac and cheese – made with quinoa. Next week, I’ll have something even cooler!

  6. says

    What a fun surprise it was when I came over to link up just now and saw that you’d featured my dresser from last week! Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting your fun party each week!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  7. says

    Thank you girls for the features! You are both awesome to host this party each week. Can’t wait to visit the other fabulous features. :)
    XO Cindy

  8. says

    Thanks so much Vanessa and Heather, for featuring my backyard. It’s been fairly mild- in the 80’s instead of the 100’s- so we’ve been able to enjoy the outdoors this past week! LOL
    xo Sue

  9. says

    Great features, ladies! Good luck with your home sale, Heather. Our move last year from NY to Ohio was sudden what with a job transfer for hubby, but lucky everything worked out. Like you, my son decided to stay behind to finish his schooling in NY. I’ve had my moments, but in the long run I think it is probably good for him {independence and all that}. Once he is done next Spring, he will be coming here to join us.

  10. says

    Thank you for this extra fabulous party. I want to come sit on one of those porches, or maybe one of those talented ladies can come over and put those extra touches on mine!

    I got all misty eyed before I even read the story about the young man growing out his hair for locks of love. Wow, my eyes leak so easily in my old age!

  11. says

    I love that you called it Hot-lanta. Us southern fold sure know what you are talking about. Atlanta is about 3 hours from me.

    Hope your move goes beautifully.

  12. says

    There is some fabulous ideas here today, I will be spending hours I can see, blog hopping. Great to see Kirsty’s office makeover, she is another “Kiwi” blogger (from New Zealand), we are a rare breed just like the Kiwi bird :)

    Thank you for hosting :)


  13. says

    Atlanta blogger, here. Well, I live just north of Atlanta but you will find most people just say Atlanta to all those who are out of state. Can’t wait to have you here!

  14. says

    Holy Feature, fence girls! Thank you so much for sharing our stencil shenanigans!
    Can’t wait to go wild with y’all at Haven next year. I was just telling my hubs the story of Heather intervening for the woman at the bar only to discover it was the woman’s husband!
    Thank you for hosting, y’all!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  15. says

    Everytime I visit over here I am inspired! First that table runner…..seriously… is calling my name. And then….the paper plate post? You are both such ROCK STARS!!!!!!!!!!


    PS I made a facebook collage. Go me :)

  16. says

    Such lovely features and so many link-up’s already this week … there’s a ton of inspiration available! Best wishes for the sale of your home and relocation, I’m sure you already have some great ideas your eager to try out when you’re in the new home. Been awhile since I’ve posted to this party but I enjoy visiting every time … thanks so much for allowing us all to join in the party fun.


  17. says

    I just want to THANK YOU for featuring my French-y Basket this week. That’s a HUGE deal for me & I see I’m among some awesomely talented company too!!

    I’m sure your move will be a great adventure that you will make the most of. Hoping the sale of your home goes smoothly & quickly. I’m sure you’ll make it look irresistible.

  18. says

    Wow!! Amazing features, girls! Heather, we will welcome you to the ATL with open arms, but you must not call it “Hot-lanta” ;-)… we’ve been trying to shake that nickname for YEARS!
    Seriously, I’m so excited you’ll be here and there is a great group of ATL bloggers that we’ve organized since Haven, so you’ll have lots of support and playmates!! Hoping your house sells quickly and easily and every thing else falls into place. We’ll have to have a WELCOME HEATHER party when you get here!!
    xo Heidi

  19. says

    Oh, goodness, Heather. I know EXACTLY how it feels to pour myself into a house remodel and then move (AND leave a child behind). But hey, you got a BHG experience out of it, so I’m not going to feel sorry for you! I do wish your family a smooth transition, though.

  20. says

    What huge news about your move to Atlanta. All my best wishes for great and happy adventures ahead and an easy transition. I’m sure Kentucky will miss your family! Thank you for hosting your party today. It strikes me today that momentous events go on in peoples’ lives, and sometimes blogs remain a constant in all the chaos. :)

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