It’s Inspiration Friday No. 75! Welcome!

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Hey there friends! We’re so glad you’re joining us for another week of Inspiration here at the Fence.
We started off this week sharing with you Vanessa’s post about her
Paint Pan Beverage Cooler
Paint Pan turned Beverage Cooler
And many of you asked for some of the recipes so she is sharing them here with you today!
To go along with the DIY theme, she made 2 cocktails with appropriate names.
DIY Girls' Night Cocktails

3 oz. Malibu coconut rum, 2 oz. peach schnapps, 2 oz. 7-up: Pour into glass and fill with ice. Stir well (one serving)
2 oz. vodka, 5 oz. orange juice: stir well and serve in a glass over ice (one serving)
The other recipe several of you asked about was for the little Olive Oil Cakes. They are so delicious and Vanessa substituted the thyme in the recipe with rosemary and they were just as yummy if not better! Click here for the recipe.
This party was so much fun if you are interested in hosting your own Hometalk House Party we would love to hear from you to give you more details!
We are just so thrilled to be welcoming a new sponsor to the Fence who also happens to be a wonderful friend too! Erin from How to Nest For Less!
Erin’s blog is just chock full of wonderful projects and ideas and she shares everything from crafts to recipes and tips and tricks.
And how fun is this Nature Scavenger Hunt she did with her kids?! 
She even included a Free Printable for you!
We hope you will pay Erin a visit at How to Nest for Less and tell her the girls at the Fence sent ya!

and last, but certainly not least we’d like to announce the winner of the Lilla Rose Giveway!

Catherine contact us through our Contact Page and we’ll put you in touch with Jackie! 

Lilla Rose is having a fabulous sale right now, be sure to go over and check out some great clearance items!

Now, let’s take a look back at some of the amazing projects shared with us last week!


Laura from Hoosier Life Hoosier Wife shared this incredible “Big Boy Room” she created for her son. You have to check out the awesome tutorial she also shared for making that fabulous Union Jack Rug!!
Brooke from Start at Home showed off her fantastic Half-Bathroom Makeover and we are just loving the stripes and the incredible new sink and vanity!


Jessie from Dream and Differ transformed her son’s closet into this awesome Harry Potter Hideaway! Now that is a cool mom right there!
Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate gave plain ol’ drop cloths a makeover when she added smocking to the tops. This is a fabulous knock-off of a very expensive original!

Sarah and her hubby from Alderberry Hill created this incredible House Number Sign!
It provides the perfect hint of the gorgeous home that awaits at the end of the drive.
Marji of Ashbee Designs showed us how to make these lovely little lanterns hanging on her wall of branches. You should see how pretty it all looks in the evening!
Ariana from Dear Wallet shared this super cool project! She shows us how she made this Vintage Camera Bank and we were very impressed with how clever and creative this is!

Jill of Sew a Fine Seam shared beautiful photos from a recent Dinner in the Garden. We would definitely love to be invited to enjoy a gorgeous setting like this!
Now, we all know that you can find all sorts of things on Craigslist. But, has anyone ever heard of buying a pool that way?? Well, that is just what Tammy of A Walk in the Countryside and her talented husband did and look at how beautiful it looks in their backyard! You have to read more of this story to believe it!

We think this Low Country Shrimp Boil from This Glorious Day is the perfect recipe for a Summer meal! Now if we could just eat it while sitting by the pool in the previous feature all would be right with the world!
And of course we need a drink to go with our Shrimp Boil! How about this Shirley Temple Sweet Tea from Keri at Shaken Together? Sounds like a good combo to us!

We were so inspired last week by this post from Ginger a.k.a. Savannah Granny. In a day and age when it is so tempting to buy something new when the old version breaks, she took it upon herself to fix her washer! Frugality and determination are always inspiring in our book!

And we just loved this sweet post from Aleisha of She Calls Me Mama Leisha. She shares some of her Laundry Day Adventures and the touching lessons about motherhood that this seemingly simple chore has taught her.
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 to PIN 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 truly means a lot to us

This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:
Just a reminder tonight we our co-hosting the first ever HomeTalk Twitter Party! Be sure to join us, we’d love to party with you and they’ll be some great giveaways! 

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Disclaimer: At the Picket Fence may feature any of the projects linked up to Inspiration Friday in other posts or on Facebook, twitter and hometalk with all credit being given to the original source. If you would not like your projects featured please email us.


  1. says

    Hi ladies! Oh, more wonderful inspirations today. I’m joining your party today and now off to drool over what the party goers have posted.
    Be a couple of sweeties,
    Shelia :)

  2. says

    Dearest Ladies, I am so honored to have been featured here. I am not able to compete with all you talented young girls. I am so excited that I could even hope to inspire.
    Thanks for all you do to promote our blogging efforts.
    Blessings, Ginger

  3. says

    Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! You featured me!! Thank you SOOOOO much, Sisters! When I saw the picture, I thought, “Hey! That looks like my washer!” HA HA HA! Then I thought, “Wait..a…minute….that IS my washer.” I’m so thrilled to have been featured. You just made my whole day! I LOVE your blog and your par-tay. I linked up for another week. Have a great weekend, pretty ladies! XOXOXOXOXOXO

  4. Jessie @ Dream and Differ says

    Sqeeee! Thanks so much for featuring my Harry Potter Hideaway! That just made my day :) Have a great weekend and thanks again!

  5. says

    Hey friends! I’m so glad to be joining you today. I’ve been out of the loop so much of July; it feels good to get back in the swing of things. Thank you for hosting what is always such a fun party!

  6. says

    Hi Heather and Vanessa: I appreciate you hosting the party today, and what a lovely selection of features this week–all beautiful. Take care, and have a great weekend–I’m singing with a jazz band tomorrow evening in a gazebo in a park!

  7. says

    I’m always amazed at your weekly features! I miss so much that’s out there… On that note, I know you gals have crazy schedules, but you’re invited to stop by and check out my impromptu Olympic link-up. Join me if you can! Have a fabulous weekend.

  8. says

    Thanks so much for featuring my project, I’m honored to be considered among those fabulous projects! You guys are wonderful for hosting, have a great weekend!

  9. says

    I won, oh my, what a wonderful surprise! I never win which is probably why I skipped right over that announcement or more likely, I was too enamored of all the beautiful inspiring photos you posted.

    Thank you again,

  10. says

    The other recipe several of you asked about was for the little Olive Oil Cakes. They are so delicious and Vanessa substituted the thyme in the recipe with rosemary and they were just as yummy if not better.


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