It’s Inspiration Friday No. 88! Welcome!

Wowee! How can it be November??? Wasn’t it just summer?
Don’t get us wrong!

We LOVE this time of the year and we have lots of fun things in store for you all but…whew…time is flying!
Can we get an Amen?

Before we get to the Features from last week’s fabulous party, we wanted to share with you what has been happening around the Fence this week.

First, before we get Inspiration Friday underway, we want to let all of our friends and fellow bloggers affected by Hurricane Sandy to know they are in our thoughts and prayers! We know many of you are still without power and may be reading this days from now.  Just know we are thinking of you and praying for safety for your families and restoration for your communities!

So, have you noticed things looking a bit different?
Well, we finally bit the bullet and made the switch to WordPress!

We want to say a huge thank you again to Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating who made this such a seamless transition for us. If you are looking to do this with your own blog we highly recommend this talented gal!

We also welcomed a NEW SPONSOR to the Fence this week:

Leen The Graphics Queen


Here you will find so many awesome Decorative Vinyl Decals.

Just take a look:

Merry Christmas Wall or Door Decal
Christmas Blessings Vinyl Decal

There are so many more to choose from and we would love it if you would pay Leen The Graphics Queen a visit and tell her the girls at the Fence sent ya!

We are entering into the season of Giving Thanks and today (Thursday) Vanessa is helping to kick off an amazing series called “An Attitude of Gratitude” put together by Kristin from Simply Klassic Home.


Here’s what else we’ve been up to!

This week our Regular Contributor Julie shared with you some incredible recipes in her post From Tree to Table. We just love having Julie as apart of our Picket Fence team and we so appreciate you welcoming her!


Next, we shared with you some fantastic highlights from the Thanksgiving Traditions Linky Party which is still going strong! There is still plenty of time to join in the fun and share your own Thanksgiving Inspiration with us.

And, yesterday Heather showed off a gorgeous necklace from the talented Tahra of Designs by Tahra.

As a special treat to our At The Picket Fence readers, Tahra is offering 10% off during November for buying Christmas!

Just use tahra10 at checkout.

Now, let’s get to some Features from last week’s party shall we?



Jen from City Farmhouse gave her kitchen a fresh (and non-permanent!) look with these fantastic Contact Paper Stripes!

 Anna from Ask Anna did a beautiful job making over her entry and creating much needed storage space!

Board and Batten Entryway (1)


Jody from Rooted in Thyme gave a chandelier a fresh look just in time for Autumn and the results are wonderful!

Holly from Down to Earth Style gave her builder grade mantel a rustic makeover for only $40 and a little elbow grease!


Autumn from It’s Always Autumn showed us how she made this J.Crew Knock-Off outfit and while it is adorable we think her darling daughter definitely makes it that much cuter!

 Dear Emmeline showed off this stunning hand-built Weathered Wood Bed as well as some awesome techniques for achieving this look.

Judy from DIY By Design showed us how to make these adorable Clay Owl Napkin Rings and we think they are perfect for gracing a Thanksgiving table.


Lindsey from Todd & Lindsey Creating shared with us this recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls.

We’re thinking we might need a nap after having these!

Carolyn from homework made these sweet (pun intended!) Chocolate Tea Bag Tags and we’re thinking we might just skip right over the tea to get to this treat!


Aimee from Barns & Noodles showed us how to make the perfect Muffaletta Sandwich and we know our husbands are going to be begging us to make them this!




Lisa from Take 6 shared her beautiful Dining Room dressed up for Thanksgiving and including so many lovely details.


 Lynn from UpCountry Olio showed off her gorgeous Fall Porch which is easy on the eyes and the budget!


Trisha from The Sweet Survival showed us how to make this simply beautiful Harvest Circle Felt Leaf Pillow.


Chelsea from Making Home Base showed us how to make this darling Pumpkin Applique Onesie…ummm…does the beyond adorable baby come with it Chelsea? She’s one cute punkin’!


We think the “Wicked Witch of the West” would definitely approve of this fabulous Fall Stocking shared with us by Jourdan of Little Yellow Barn!


As part of her wonderful series, 31 Days of Creative Caring , Susan from My Place to Yours shared how she created this “Blessing Book” for her husband and reminded him of just how much she loves and cherishes him!

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!
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. Thank you! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest where we also pin each week’s Inspiration Friday Features. 


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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  1. Super features. That baby is just the cutest. Thanks for hosting.
    Kim recently posted..Cozying Up the Other Guest RoomMy Profile

  2. Great inspiration! Thanks for hosting, ladies! Hope you have a great weekend.
    xo, Andrea

  3. Thanks for hosting Heather and Vanessa :)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting again girls. Such wonderful inspiration this week! Love that mantel from Down to Earth Style ;)
    Erin @ How to Nest for Less recently posted..What a Spooktacular Night…My Profile

  5. November has gotten here quickly this year! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at HSH!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel recently posted..How to Make a Chicken Wire Inspiration BoardMy Profile

  7. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Great features ladies…luv that neat looking headboard.


  8. Wow, thank you so much for the feature friends! Happy November!!! :)

  9. Wow! Some great picks this week. Thanks for hosting :)
    Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue recently posted..DIY: Bling Your Candle With ThumbtacksMy Profile

  10. So many nice features to visit. Thanks for hosting yet, another great party at, Inspiration Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. You always have such great features. Thanks for hosting.
    Rosemary recently posted..My Palette..Maybe and More TagsMy Profile

  12. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog. I found you over at Stuff & Nonsense. I love that you’re two sisters…I have a sister too. What fun to have a blog together! And I really enjoyed the features you picked last week. Thanks so much for hosting, and have a great week!
    Debbie recently posted..Laundry Room MakeoverMy Profile

  13. how sweet is that baby!! :)

  14. Great features girls, thanks so much for hosting!
    Martina recently posted..A change of season in the Master BedroomMy Profile

  15. Thanks for hosting this fun party….have a great weekend!

  16. Hi girls! Happy november, thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting ladies! Happy November!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..13 Uses for Leftover Halloween CandyMy Profile

  18. Great features again girls! Thanks for hosting, and yes time is flying:-)
    Anita recently posted..Red for Thanksgiving and a giveaway!My Profile

  19. Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you have a great week!

  20. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie
    Confessions of a Plate Addict recently posted..Fall Dough Bowls Past and PresentMy Profile

  21. Thanks so much for hosting! Happy November!
    K Coake recently posted..Mashed Potatoes – Guest PostMy Profile

  22. Your features are always so good! Y’all attract some wonderful links to this party. :)
    The new site looks wonderful. I hope you’re enjoying working on WordPress. I’m proud of how y’all have grown!!
    Richella @ Imparting Grace recently posted..Grace at Home No. 33–Welcome!My Profile

  23. Chelsea @ Making Home Base says:

    Oh ladies! You are so sweet. Thanks so much for featuring my pumpkin appliqué onesie!
    Chelsea @ Making Home Base recently posted..Last Minute Halloween Craft: Paper Pumpkin GarlandMy Profile

  24. Thanks for hostessing! I DID buy Better Homes and Gardens last week :) And NOW my mom understands blog-land because I could explain to her that Print-Land pays attention to Blog-Land :) that was fun…she had the magazine already and I was sending her to your page and she loved it : )

  25. What AMAZING features!!! Thanks so much for hosting such a great party!
    Suzan recently posted..End table before and afterMy Profile

  26. Hi Gals, just linked up, love love that wonderful pillow with the leaf applique. thanks for hosting, and have a great weekend!

  27. Awesome features! Thank you for hosting!

  28. you blog is getting cut off i do not see the hole blog. i do not know if you can do something or if i am the only one.

  29. Thank you so much for hosting! Love the awesome features. Happy Friday!
    Kathy Moody recently posted..Fabric Owls & Burlap Fall Decor Blessing ReminderMy Profile

  30. Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Ashley recently posted..Stocking Hat Crochet Pattern {free}My Profile

  31. Thanks SO MUCH for hosting! And for the awesome feature…you are the best and I’m loving your contributor, too! Have a great weekend! XO, Aimee
    Aimee – It’s Overflowing recently posted..Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour: Homey HomeMy Profile

  32. Every week there is just so many more innovative posts from talented people! I wish I had more time to visit them all. :-) Sue
    Sue recently posted..Halloween FunMy Profile

  33. There are always so many great features…but my heart stopped at the cute “pumpkin onesie baby”….sooo adorable!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  34. Thank you so much ladies! After the week that we have had here in NY what a nice distraction and compliment:)!
    Jen O’Brien recently posted..Style House November-Simplicity In The SouthMy Profile

  35. Thank you so much for featuring my clay napkin ring holders. We got cable/internet back about an hour ago – YAY!!! Yours was the first blog I visited. So happy life is getting a little bit back to normal. Thanks again.

  36. Mary Light says:

    Hi! I recently bought the kindle fire HD and I am not able to see your whole page in my viewer. I do not know if there is something I can do or it is just not possible. Sad face!!!! BTW I read a lot of blogs and yours is the only one
    that is like that.

  37. Mary Light says:

    I should mention that it is only the Inspiration Friday that I can’t see row 5 with the kindle fire hd. The only time I can see it is when I open the keyboard to type this comment!

  38. Hi Ladies! Another amazing party! Thanks for hosting : )

    Love Always,
    Liz Fourez recently posted..The BEST Way to Organize Your Recipes!My Profile

  39. Thanks so much for featuring my harvest felt pillow!!
    Trisha recently posted..Inspiration – Wallpaper Accent WallsMy Profile

  40. Thanks so much for hosting, Heather & Vanessa! Great features from last week.

  41. Ah ladies! Thank you SO much for the feature :)
    Chelsea @ Making Home Base recently posted..DIY Etched Glass Canister LabelsMy Profile

  42. Thanks again for hosting another fabulous party Heather & Vanessa! Hope you both have a wonderful weekend:)

  43. Hi, Heather and Vanessa

    Thank you for hosting this awesome party!

    Vanessa recently posted..Gardening Made Easy!My Profile

  44. Thanks so much for hosting. I love that black door with the words Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Mimi recently posted..Floral Centerpiece Secrets Part 3: 10 Tips for Choosing FlowersMy Profile

  45. Thanks for featuring our Cinnamon Rolls! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  46. What a great party! This is my first time visiting and I will for sure be back! Thanks!
    Kristin recently posted..Happy Halloween!My Profile

    • Heather & Vanessa says:

      Welcome Kristin! We love to have new party guests at Inspiration Friday, so glad you could join us!


  47. so much
    scrumptious loveliness
    to take in
    (love that lil punkin!)

    thanks for hosting girls!


  48. Amazing features – love the gratitude party ideas, and thank you for hosting!
    Have a blessed and wonderful weekend, you two!
    Michele (Finch Rest) recently posted..Bits of Autumn Eye CandyMy Profile

  49. Whoa….number 88? Where has the time gone? That is totally awesome. I’m so very proud of you ladies.

  50. Wow, you are two popular ladies. I just linked up at #334!!! Oh well, better late than never.
    And I can’t believe the amazing posts I’m seeing here. Thanks for making it all happen each week. Have a great weekend.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  51. Hi pretty ladies! Thank you so much for hosting such an awesome party. I’ve got the coffee on and I am ready to look at some of these fantastic posts :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  52. Wow! Thanks so much for the feature on my front porch!
    It was so fun to see your feature in BH&G this month! Way to go!! You two are the real deal!!
    Lynn Wood recently posted..Fun Size?My Profile

  53. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post for CREAMY BLUE CHEESE DRESSING.

    Easy, yummy, delish!


  54. Thank you girls for hosting this great party! Life to the full, Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted..Painted Striped BedsMy Profile

  55. So much inspiration…thanks for the Party!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  56. Thanks for hosting and Heather it was so great meeting you at the Country Living Fair! Have a great weekend!
    kelley @ Miss Information recently posted..Poor Mans Payday Candy Bar MixMy Profile

  57. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share How to Have a Healthy Halloween!

    Here’s the link:

  58. Thanks so much for featuring our new bed! I’m linking up the plans this week so if anyone is interested in making one for themselves you know where to find them! :)

  59. Great features! Thank you for hosting! Hope you gals are having a great weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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