It’s Inspiration Friday No. 81! Welcome!

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 So who else feels like Fall is getting into full swing?  Even though technically it’s still Summer, we are ready for Autumn here At The Picket Fence! In fact, we’re jumping into Fall with both feet…or should we say all four feet. grin.  
This week we shared our first Fall Project, Heather’s Stenciled Fall Jar
stenciled fall jar
We also had a fabulous guest poster, our dearest, darling friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm.
Kari is not only uber talented in the home decor department, but also creates amazing desserts like her Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar with the stunning photography to show them off!
Cherry Cheesecake
We want to give a big welcome to our newest sponsor,
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a fabulous photo jewelry making supply store!
and we also wanted to share a fun new way to see all of the Inspiration Friday features in one location.  We have created TWO INSPIRATION FRIDAY PINTEREST BOARDS where we will pin our 
and our
These will be pinned from the original sources (since this is proper pin etiquette…hint…hint…smile) so be sure you are following these boards!

Also, one more exciting little tidbit of information.  Next week we will be hosting one of the most amazingly, fabulous giveaways we’ve EVER had…shoot…it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen and we can’t wait to see which of our amazing friends here at the picket fence might win it!! So…be sure you are following us in some capacity so you don’t miss the exciting announcement…stay tuned! ;) 


Anne from Fiona and Twig has created such a lovely and charming Farmhouse Bedroom and we think it perfectly captures the essence of her love for all things vintage and romantic.
Another Anne, this one from White Lace Cottage, revealed her beautiful new Creative Space where she can go to be inspired to create the things which will in turn inspire us!
Heidi from Décor and More showed off her newly made over Dining Room and we think she did an absolutely fantastic job breathing new life into this space!
BWOB dining room after


Paul, and his wife Cathy from One Creative Couple, showed off his incredible talent when he shared with us how he hand painted…yes…HAND PAINTED… the beautiful design on this chair!
French Chair with Painted Upholstery and French Florals
Karah from The Space Between shared a seriously amazing tutorial on how she made this Old Door Turned Coffee Table! This girl is so talented!
old door
Janel of Nellie Bellie shared this gorgeous table transformation.  She not only completely made it over with Rub n Buff but also created the most gorgeous Compass Rose design for the top.  She shares the tutorial and pattern on her blog so you can create your own Compass Rose.

rubnbufftable, diy compass rose

Jill of Mak and Jill’s Bed Turned Into Bench is one of the most gorgeous projects we’ve seen! The color is fabulous! 


Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside showed us how she made this darling Dry Erase Calendar and we just love anything that can keep us organized in style!
Susan from Afford Your Passions showed us how she made this adorable Anthropologie Inspired Mason Jar Sewing Kit!
Anthropologie Mason Jar Sewing Kit
We think Amanda of Serenity Now‘s Mini Keyring Photo Album would make darling gifts for grandparents and is a great way to keep those favorite family vacations and moments close at hand!

Mini Keyring Photo Album Craft, from Serenity Now


Courtenay from The Creek Line House shared this “Quick and Easy Halloween Pillow” and we absolutely love the sweet ribbon detail on the sides.

Tammy of One More Time to Celebrate created this darling pumpkin from salvaged wire baskets, see how she did it in her Wire Basket Pumpkin Orb post.

We adored Leo and Jane the moment we met them at Haven.  Leo of Cottage at the Crossroads took decorating the mantel for fall in another direction and created this amazing Football Mantel ! He just became the hero of every man out there! ;)


Kelly of Live, Laugh, Rowe whipped up this amazing Mango Protein Smoothie, and shared the recipe so you can make one too!

Brooke from Design Stash had us at Pumpkin and Raspberry.  These gorgeous Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Raspberry would be a fabulous way to wrap up a Fall meal. 
The quintessential after school snack..the PB and J sandwich…but what if it’s not really a PB and J, what if it’s a CAKE! Yes you heard us right..this fabulous Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cake is the creation of the talented Susan of Munchkin Munchies

Nedra of Adventure Mom, showed us the amazing way horses can be used to help other in her post Horses Who Help Heal

Kathe of Kathe with an E shared this beautiful post in remembrance of her mother,  Tea With My Mother .

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!
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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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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  1. Ok- that PB & J cake is the cutest thing ever! I’m going to check out her blog now:)

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  2. Thanks for hosting, girls.

  3. Thanks for the shout out! Love all the other features you picked too. A little bit different than the ones I’m seeing everywhere else. Share the love!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting ladies! Off to check out your great features!

  5. What’s not to love with all these wonderful features…so inspiring! Thank you so much for hosting.

  6. You sweet things, thank you for featuring my bedroom photo!!!
    Love you gals!

  7. Thanks for hosting, ladies! I see that one of my titles is a bit wonky, but I’m linked up. Hope you both have wonderful weekends!

  8. It is has been a long, busy week it appears for all of us. Great posts and picks! Have a great weekend and thanks once again for hosting.

  9. Thanks ladies, love the features! The site must be BUSY mr linky was giving me problems tee hee.

  10. Great features from last week…loved seeing all the ever so creative projects, recipes, and inspirations! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  11. Wonderful features to be sure!

    Thank you for hosting a wonderful weekly linky party.

    You two have a great weekend when it comes!

  12. Awesome features ladies! Thanks for hosting!

  13. Thanks for hosting ladies!

  14. I love the features…especially the cherry cheesecake in a jar. Thanks for hosting! Hope y’all have a great week!

  15. Thank you girls for hosting, you’re wonderful! Have a great weekend!

  16. What great features! Thanks so much for hosting…glad to link up!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting girls!!! I love PB&J so I just might have to make that cake!

  18. Wonderful features again this week!! Thanks for hosting girls! Vanessa, thank you SO much for your comments on my table last week:-)

  19. Great features! Love the stenciled fall jar. Thanks for hosting!

  20. Great features this week! There is so much talent out there! Have a great weekend!

  21. Thank you ladies so much for the feature! To be included with such inspiring posts made my day ♥ Have a wonderful weekend :-)

  22. Thank you for hosting, ladies. Love all of the features!

  23. Hello ladies…lots of lovely inspiration!! Thanks for hosting :) Laurel

  24. Thanks so much for hosting. I’m with ya, Fall can’t come soon enough. I hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

  25. I haven’t been here for so long but I made it today. Thank you so much for hosting…hope you both have a super weekend!

  26. I’m so honored that you chose to features my dry erase board! Thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Tammy

  27. Thanks for the party!

  28. Hi Heather and Vanessa: Thank you for hosting the party today–looking forward to checking out the links!

  29. Thank you for yet, another great party at, Inspiration Friday, as you have such lovely features too. Enjoy the weekend weather.

  30. Thanks once again for a fantastic party – your features are just gorgeous!
    Have a great wknd – can’t wait to browse!

  31. Thanks so much for the wonderful party!!! XO, Aimee

  32. I absolutely love the bench made out of a bed. What a fab project. Thanks for hosting.

  33. Gorgeous features… thanks for hosting :)

  34. Such talent … love the features! (Such a cute football mantel!) Thank you both so much for hosting! And, yay(!), I get to play this week. I’m off to be inspired. xo

  35. You girls sure know how to throw one heck of a party with talent oozing out in every link! Thanks so much for hosting!


  36. Thanks for making my day and featuring my PB&J sandwich cake! You girls are the best! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting the party!

  37. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  38. Just linked up gals, hope you have a great weekend!!

  39. So glad to be here, thanks so much for hosting!

  40. Hey girls!!! Thank you so much for the feature!! What an honor. :)

  41. Amazing features and highlights this week! So many great ideas. Thanks for the lovely party, ladies!

  42. Leo will be so excited to know that you featured his football mantel! He has already gone to bed, but I’ll tell him first thing in the morning. Gotta let the guys have a little fun, don’t we?

  43. Thanks ladies!

  44. Thank you so much for hosting! I can’t wait to check out all the awesome fall posts. Have a great weekend.

  45. Awsome features. Thanks for hosting. I am looking forward to meeting you in Raleigh. Ginger

  46. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Great bunch of features!! Have a lovely weekend :)

  47. Love all the features! Thanks for hosting a fun party!


  48. Incredible features as always!! Thanks for the party sweet girls!! :)

  49. The summer harvest is peaking and so is food preservation. I’m sharing a trick to cutting corn off the cob without making a mess and my side by side comparison of Low Sugar Pectin vs. the Traditional Pectin.

    Thanks for hosting!

    We just started a blog hop called Eat Make Grow and we are always looking for quality bloggers to submit their links.

    Stop on by if you get the chance:


  50. Thank you so much for featuring my little table…what a great way to start the weekend! Hope you both have fabulous weekends and can’t wait to hear you spill your secret that you are teasing us with!

  51. Happy Friday, Ladies! Love your features this week. Anne’s Farmhouse Bedroom is gorgeous and Leo’s football mantel is just too cute. (although I’m sure he probably wouldn’t agree with my use of the term “cute”. LOL) As always, thanks so much for hosting the party. Have an awesome weekend! ~Mary

  52. From Kemtucky to the great Pacific Northwest, you two are the best. As you know Jane and I love a good team effort blog. Thanks so much for the feature. I’ll be keeping up with you two.

  53. Hi ladies! Wow! 320 links! Now I’d say this is one hopping party and I’m so glad I can join you today! Thank you always for hosting and you two are two cute sweeties,
    Shelia ;)

  54. Thanks so much for hosting, sweet and lovely ladies! I also did a happy dance to see my smoothie featured ;) Have a fabulous weekend. Super big HUGS!! xo, Kelly

  55. Thanks so much for hosting this great party week after week! Life to the full, Melissa

  56. Thank you for hosting the party! I am amazed by your features, and especially love the bed turned into a bench! And so many great links to explore!

  57. Wow… Thanks again for featuring me! Just makes my day! Thank you for hosting…love this party!

  58. Y’all!! I think I’m Link #370. Can you believe how successful this party has become?!? It just makes my heart swell to see how well y’all have done. It’s funny–I’ve never met either one of you in person, but I feel like I have! And seeing your success makes me think “My sisters have such a great blog!” Yes, ma’am–MY sisters!! :)

    Anyway, thank you for hosting a wonderful party. I’m happy to be here with a super-easy little craft for fall.

    Have a great weekend!!

  59. Thanks for hosting this Inspiration Friday. I took a bit of a different twist with an organization I recently learned about-The Moms Clean Air Force. I hope your readers will be inspired by the group too! They’re all about clean air for our kids.

  60. Thank you so much for featuring my Mason Jar Sewing Kit – I really appreciate it!

  61. Yipee!! Thank you for featuring my Pumpkin Spice Cookies!! Love all of your wonderful features too :) Have a great weekend!

  62. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, tasty and delicious
    Easy Dried Kale Chips!

    Here’s the link:

  63. Thanks for the party girls! I’m late but I’m here! Great features – those pumpkin spice cookies look so good! I’ve got pumpkin on the brain for sure. Hope you had a great weekend!

  64. Thanks so much for hosting girlies!! Always love a party at the fence!! Great features too!!! xoxo

  65. Um, I am just NOW noticing that you all featured me…thank you SO much! :)


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