It’s Inspiration Friday No. 79! Welcome!

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So, we’re curious.
We want to know where exactly our “lazy days of Summer” went?
It seems to us like they just flew right past us and now there are leaves starting to turn and kids going back to school. How is that possible?
Oh well, guess we’ll just have to start working on some of those Fall crafts we’ve been Pinning, right?
Now, speaking of Back to School, did you see what’s been happening around the Fence this week?
First, Vanessa shared this idea for making a Lunchbox Note Pocket so that she can more easily slip those little “don’t forget that just because you’re a big third grader now doesn’t mean your mommy has to stop being mushy gushy” notes into her son’s lunchbox!
back to school, lunchbox, lunchbox note
And did you get a chance to welcome the newest member of our At the Picket Fence team? Julie joined us this week and you will be seeing lots more of her in the future. She shared her incredible ideas for celebrating Back to School in Style!
back to school, pennant, back to school party
Now, speaking of Introductions!

We have 2 new Sponsors to introduce to you this week!

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She is Heather’s “in real life” friend and creates Custom Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies to order.
Take a look at these!
We hope you will pay these talented ladies a visit soon!

Okie dokie artichokies! Let’s get to some features now, shall we?

Anita from Far Above Rubies showed us her beautiful “New Blue Kitchen” and it is chock full of charm, character and history!
Once again, Betsy Speert showed us just how talented she truly is when she shared her gorgeous Cottage Master Bedroom! Ahhh…you had us at toile Betsy!


If you hear the words, “Kindred Spirits” and immediately think of Anne of Green Gables, then this dresser transformation from Simply Vintageous is just for you!
Angela from Number Fifty-Three showed us how she transformed an old window into 
this beautiful work of art! 

Aimee from It’s Overflowing shared this awesome idea for getting kids off to a good start in the morning with this Laminated Check Off List!
 After a bit of a break, our friend Angelina from Ruby Jean is back and sharing some of her incredible creations! Like the tutorial for this beautiful DIY Vintage Ribbon Skirt.

Jill from Sew a Fine Seam showed us how to host a Photo Party. She brought together all of her dslr camera friends to share tips of the trade and we just love how she took the theme and ran with it!

Kerryanne from the Shabby Art Boutique showed us how she made these beautiful 
White Chocolate and Strawberry Cake Skewers. Don’t those look so yummy?!
Stephanie from Sweet Boutique shared with us the incredible Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party she put together for her stepdaughter. You HAVE to go see the details from this!!
Patsy, the incredibly talented artist behind the blog HeARTworks, shared with us her beautiful art and her thoughts on Forgiveness. 
Lynn from UpCountry Olio pondered what it would mean to do things with “Wreck-less Abandon” and exploring her “inner wild side”. We can’t wait to see how she does that!
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!
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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

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Don’t forget that there is still plenty of time to enter to win the

and we hope you’ll party with us tonight at the HomeTalk Twitter Party where we’ll be getting “real about our homes” and Lowe’s is joining us and giving away $100 gift cards to THREE lucky participants! Use #askhometalk and we’ll see ya there!

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! What great features. You’ve made me hungry and now I want to paint things and change all the rooms in my house. I’m pooped! :)
    Thanks for hosting.
    Be a bunch of sweeties,
    Shelia 😉

  2. says

    Oh, thank you girls so much for featuring my kitchen:-) That means so very much to me!! Thanks for hosting each week and welcome Julie!!

  3. says

    I love the Alice in Wonderland birthday party! Hard to believe, but your blog just gets more adorable, and more “welcoming” each week. Not like it wasn’t always, but there is just such a lovely feeling when I come by here. Hope you both have a wonderful weekend. -K

  4. says

    Hi girls! Hope y’all are having a good week! I know it’s busy for each of you right now–back-to-school makes things busy for all of us, doesn’t it?

    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party. I’m glad to be sharing my low-cost master bathroom updates. With two kids in college, “low-cost” is pretty much the only kind of update I’m doing right now! :)

  5. Meegan Fast says

    Thanks Heather and Vanessa for hosting each week. I feel so inspired every time I leave here. You two re the best :)


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