It’s Inspiration Friday No. 78! Welcome!

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Well, call us crazy (which we’re sure you already do!), but we can’t believe that it’s already time for another Inspiration Friday! Where did this week go?

Did you get a chance to read Heather’s post, “10 Commandments of Blogging“?
We hope you will take some time to check it out as we know that navigating this crazy world of Blogging can be a challenge. And it’s our desire to make our little corner of it the best it can be!

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Before we get ready to par-tay, it’s time for us to announce the winner of the fabulous Giveaway of this beautiful pillow from the lovely Linda at Drop Cloth Designs and the blog It All Started With Paint!

Union Jack Pillow - 16 x 16
And the winner is….
ANDREA
from
Our Blue Front Door!!
Congratulations Andrea!
We’ll be in contact regarding redeeming your fantastic prize.

Now, let’s jump into the party and check out some of the awesome Features from last week!

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INSPIRED ROOMS

Debbie from Visual Eye Candy showed off this fantastic Girly Glam Office and we think it definitely looks like a space we could get used to working in!

We were so excited to hear that Linda from Coastal Charm recently had her gorgeous seaside condo featured in Condo Owner magazine! Congratulations Linda!

Kristie from Market Nine Studio shared her gorgeous studio space with us and we can definitely see how this would inspire her to come up with some of her beautiful creations!


MAKEOVERS

We just love this Kitchen Makeover shared with us by Cloches and Lavender. The espresso finish on the cabinets looks so rich and elegant!

 
Christie from Ma Nouvelle Mode shared a makeup and hair makeover with her Day to Night Transformation and we are now ready for our hubbies to take us out for
Date Night so we can try this ourselves!

Gail from Gail’s Decorative Touch definitely put her special “touch” on these baskets! She gave plain bushel baskets a makeover and turned them into these beauties.

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CRAFTS and CREATIONS

It’s back to school time and this Crayon Wreath shared with us by Laura from A Mrs. in the Making is a darling way to help celebrate the occasion!

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Kathie from Krafty Kat shared these Plastic Spoon Roses…huh? Plastic Spoon Roses? You betcha! Now go on over and see how she made them because this is one cool project!

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Gail from Bible Love Notes showed us how she made this Kitchen Booth using Ikea Ottomans. This is a fantastic idea and you will have to check out how she and her husband created this!


RECIPES and PARTIES
Summer is still in full swing and this Watermelon Granita recipe shared with us by Nicole at Wonky Wonderful sounds like the perfect way to cool off on a hot day!

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Carolyn from Homework shared this recipe for Quinoa Tomato Salad Bites and while these look absolutely delicious we also know that quinoa has many health benefits too. That’s a win win!

Jourdan from Little Yellow Barn was able to score the “secret” recipe to these Magnolia Bakery Whoopie Pies. Can’t you understand just by looking at them why you would want to yell “whoopie” when you take that first bite?


INSPIRING STORIES

Erin from Just Grand shared with us an absolutely incredible charitable organization called “100 Women Who Care” and we would love to have you go over and read this post to learn more about this simple, yet so powerful idea!

 
Amanda from Chaos and Coffee shared with us from her heart about how her faith has grown and changed as she has watched her adorable daughters grow and change. And how a car accident reminded her of just how precious life truly is! 
 

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 you..it truly means a lot to us

This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:

Melissa's Cuisine

where you can find yummy recipes like this Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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.

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Comments

  1. says

    Sorry – don’t know I linked ” anne of green gables twice ” can you delete one of them?
    I cannot believe the features this week – absolutely amazing!
    Thanks so much for hosting – and have a wonderful wknd!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

  2. says

    Thank you so much for featuring my post on 100 Women Who Care. It is an amazing and powerful fundraising tool and I am so happy to share it with everyone! Your features look wonderful. I can’t wait to start clicking on them. So inspiring!

  3. says

    Hello ladies,
    WOW…you have made my day!!! It was so very sweet of y’all to feature my feature in the Condo Owner magazine. I always have lots of fun here meeting new friends, so thanks a bunch for the feature and hosting this great party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  4. Meegan Fast says

    Oh my goodness! Amazing features, amazing, party, and an amazing week for you two!! How awesome is that!!!
    Thanks for hosting each week! It is SO much fun to be here and share with you. But, most of all to gain inspiration!!
    Have another amazing week!
    Meegan

  5. says

    Thanks so much for hosting! I am about to go read the “10 Commandments!” I am still fairly new to blog world and love to learn from others! Thanks for sharing what you have learned along the way! Life to the full, Melissa

  6. says

    Wow!! Thank you so much for featuring my post!! It has been one of the highlights of my day today! Thank you also for this opportunity to share with and get to know other amazing people. I am so thankful that I can share our story with others. Have a great day!! :)
    Amanda

  7. says

    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party! You two are so awesome, & I’m so happy for you for the wonderful things that have happened & will continue to happen for you. It’s just so much fun knowing the two of you!

    CAS

  8. says

    I’ve got nothing this week…..But I love your features, oh my, those plastic spoon roses. I tried this project a while back and I wasn’t quite so successful. These are just gorgeous. Hope you are enjoying your August. It is so HOT here, and my kids are in school. It feels like something is wrong with the order of things!

  9. says

    Pay money for one of Dawn’s original water colors for my mom for Christmas. It is of a little red bird in the snow. has dementia but still knows and can still enjoy life. She loved it. It hangs in her room where she spends most of her time. It was the perfect gift. you for sharing about this talented artist.

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