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 .

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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!
  • 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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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

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:


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

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 😉

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!!

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.