It’s Inspiration Friday No. 86! Welcome!


Are you ready to party with us?

 Thank you all so much for understanding why Inspiration Friday had to take a little break last week!
Things were kinda crazy around the Fence last weekend with Heather speaking at the Southern Bloggers Conference and also getting her hands on the November issue of Better Homes & Gardens with the feature of her kitchen makeover!

and Vanessa partnering with LG at the Wine and Food Festival in NYC.
Here she is with winning reader Mia White at the “Sweet” Godiva event sponsored by LG and featuring Sandra Lee from the Food Network!
Be sure to come back Monday when Vanessa will share more of her amazing experiences in the Big Apple!
But, we are so happy to be back here with all of you and can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to in the past 2 weeks.
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Let’s check out our Inspiration Friday Features now, shall we?
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INSPIRED ROOMS
Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles transformed her daughter’s room from “little girl sweet” to “sophisticated and chic”. Check out those awesome lamps!
Jeri from Decorating Hemlock gave her dining room a beautiful makeover and we absolutely love how she stacked this shelving unit over a dresser to create a one-of-a-kind display area.
Joanne from Double Wide in the Sky will always feel like she is in a luxury hotel when she is in her gorgeous new bedroom!
INSPIRED MAKEOVERS
Kathryn from The Dedicated House gave her banister a fresh new look by staining the railing. You have to see the before to appreciate this fantastic after!
Another staircase makeover came to us from Diedre of Simply Sophisticated. Charm and character was the name of the game here and we think she achieved both!
INSPIRED CRAFTS and CREATIONS
Cristina from Remodelando la Casa showed us how to make this fantastic DIY Window Bench perfect for reading or just daydreaming. Brings out the little girl in all of us, doesn’t it?
Kate from Salvage Dior proved that elegance doesn’t have to mean expensive when she transformed Dollar Tree trays into works of art!
An Anglo in Quebec showed us how she built this amazing Fire Pit into the hillside of her backyard! We can imagine many a evening gathered around it’s warmth.
INSPIRED RECIPES and PARTIES
Sylvia from Sylvia’s Simple Life makes her family’s traditional Autumn Picnic look like the cover of a L.L. Bean catalog and this is only a glimpse of how amazing it is!
Kelly from Smart School House shared with us the recipe for this “Teacher-tini” and we think it definitely earns an A+!
How adorable is this Chocolate Fondue Turkey Platter created by Jenn from Clean and Scentsible?!!
INSPIRED FALL DECOR
Angie from Beneath the Magnolias shared with us the tutorial for making this gorgeous “No Sew Pumpkin Applique Pillow” and we think she gave Pottery Barn a run for their money!
Ashley from Cherished Bliss showed us how she made this darling Cheesecloth Pumpkin and we just love how unique and rustic it looks!
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Allison from The Golden Sycamore showed off her Fall “Fantel” and it is so fresh and lovely!
Alecia from Chicken Scratch showed us how she made these Hot Glue Spider Webs and we think this is seriously clever and creative!
Jill from Create.Craft.Love gave an antique window a spooky face lift with the help of the Raven in a Birdcage graphic.

INSPIRING STORIES

Our friend Kerry from House TalkN is putting her big girl pants on and taking care of her health, motivated by the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, this is the face she makes when she thinks about having to go get a mammogram!
Kathie from Krafty Kat shared with us what happened when stress got the better of her and 5 Ways she could have avoided it!
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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 you..it truly means a lot to us

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Comments

  1. says

    Love the group picture, Heather! And, Vanessa … what FUN … can’t wait to hear more about your amazing trip! Love, love the fantastic features … and, thank you so much for hosting! xoxo

  2. says

    Have you caught your breath yet? You’ve both been so busy–but what wonderful busy-ness!! Heather, I’m so proud of your BH&G feature. I’m guessing that most of us have always cherished the dream of being in a magazine, and for me THE magazine has always been Better Homes & Gardens. I have such fond memories of reading my mom’s copies! And I’ve read it my whole married life, even when I didn’t have my own home or garden. So to see someone I know on the pages just made me so happy! (I do know you, of course, even though I’ve never met you in real life. And you were right here in my neck of the woods last weekend–wish I could have made it to the Southern Bloggers Conference!)

    As for you, Vanessa, I still can’t believe you got a trip to the Big Apple and got to take a reader with you! I really enjoyed reading her entry to the contest; I think she deserved to win. I hope y’all had a wonderful time.

    It’s nice to be here with you week after week. Thanks so much for all the work you put into hosting this amazing party!

  3. says

    Welcome back and congratulations on the BH&G feature!! I’m so excited for you!! I think my neighbor heard me scream when I saw my dining room featured!! Thank you so much sweeties!!
    xoxo
    Jeri

  4. says

    What fun to be at the Wine and Food Festival and the Southern Bloggers Conference, ladies! Both events sound and look like they were really fun. Glad you are back–I love this week’s beautiful features. Thank you for hosting such a fun party each week for us!

  5. says

    You two girls are just running with the big dogs these days! How fun and exciting to travel around the country and get to take in so much information! Glad you had a blast. hugs, Sue

  6. says

    Dear Heather and Vanessa
    Thank you so very much for featuring my dollar store plate project. You two truly have such amazing talent on your link up I am so very humbled. Have a beautiful week

    Much love
    Kate@ Salvage Dior
    xoxo

  7. says

    Looks like lots of fun in NYC, but then of course, it was! Thanks so much for bringing us all along via the blog and getting everyone together for the party!
    Liz

  8. Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com says

    You guys are blogging rock stars! Now, I’m off to check out the recipe on that teacher-tini!

  9. says

    Dear friends,
    You girls rock! What a fabulous week you had!
    I am more than humble and grateful for the heartwarming words you have used to describe our little picnic and my photos. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made my Friday … and you make our fall family tradition even more special.
    Keep on creating and enjoy a beautiful season!

  10. says

    Thanks so much for the party! Heather I just saw your kitchen update in BH&G! You look great! Your kitchen island is beautiful! Have a great weekend!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  11. says

    Thanks SO much for the feature of my Master Bedroom MakeOver! Totally made my day {and I needed that}!!!!
    Sounds like things are just hopping over there for y’all! Continue to have fun and CONGRATS!

    -Joanne

  12. says

    Thanks for hosting Ladies! I can’t believe what a week you’ve had. How exciting! I am soo happy for the both of you. Your blog has done soo well and you deserve the best. I’m off to check out Heather’s BHG feature. How cool! =) Have a lovely weekend.

    ~ Catie

  13. Http://whatmeeganmakes.com says

    Wow! What an amazing week for you two!! SO exciting to see your well deserved success!! Congratulations!!
    Thanks for hosting and always sharing some incredible inspiration!!
    Meegan
    meeganmakes{dot}com

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