It’s Inspiration Friday No. 91! Welcome


Welcome back friends!! Hope you are all having a great week so far and getting back into the swing of things after the holiday! Thank you so much for being understanding about Inspiration Friday taking a break last week. We had some wonderful time relaxing with our families and we hope you did too. But, now we are back and ready to see what you have all been up to!

 We’ll be sharing features this week from the party 2 weeks ago but before we do, here’s what we’ve been up to around the Fence.

On Monday our Guest Contributor Julie shared with you her DIY Advent Calendar of Promises:

And over on the FOLK Magazine Blog, Vanessa showed how to make these Cinnamon Stick Ornaments:


We also joined several other bloggers in a Christmas Tree Hop and shared our own Themed Mini Christmas Trees:

a tale of two Christmas trees


And we’re so excited to be joining the HGTV and Hometalk Home for the Holidays Twitter Party TONIGHT! Are you going to be joining us? It should be tons of fun with some awesome giveaways!

Well, that’s it from us, so let’s take a look now at the Features from last week’s party shall we?



We readily admit to experiencing some slight envy over the fact that The Country Farm Home has an actual “Keeping Room” and that it looks so lovely and warm. It would definitely “keep” us in there all the time!


 The Gold Shoe Girl revealed her beautiful kitchen and you won’t believe this transformation! We especially love the pop of color from her window treatments and giant framed chalkboard.


Kris from Driven By Decor gave wooden hangers a wonderful makeover by personalizing them and taking them from boring to beautiful and so sweet!

Molly from Just a little Creativity  gave an old end table a makeover and some new life by transforming it into this wonderful Lego table perfect for creative play.


Wendy from Designed to Dwell made over a small nook in her home and turned it into a really fun Chalkboard Gallery Wall.




Amy from Atta Girl Says showed us how she made this DIY Faux Driftwood Twig Deer Head Mount and we are so impressed with her ingenuity!

DIY Faux driftwood twig deer head mount by

A wreath like this from Tanya of twelveOeight would be perfect for your home all winter long but a Book Page Wreath is always in season if you ask us!



Liz from Love Grows Wild gave us some great tips for Shoe Organization and showed us how she gave her closet a makeover that is both beautiful and functional!

Lisa from Before Meets After shared this awesome trick for turning a crib into a Baby/Dog Gate.  These can be so expensive so this is a fantastic alternative!


She had us at “snickerdoodle”…and “donut”…ok, and “muffin” too. Mary from Sweet Little Bluebird has shared with us the recipe for these Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins and she may just be our new best friend!

 Jill from Create.Craft.Love showed us how her imagination took flight when she planned this adorable Airplane Themed Birthday Party for her son. Check out those cloud topiaries!

Heather, a.k.a. The Not So Super Mama, showed us how to make delicious Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts. We think these would make the perfect addition to a holiday feast!


 Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane shared these adorable Strawberry Santas. We know a few kids (and kids at heart!) who would have fun making these and we’re sure you do too!




Jody from Homey Home Designs shared a tutorial for making this darling tree skirt and we love how sweet it looks and how simple it is to make!

Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom put her kids to work and had fun making these darling Paper Mache Christmas Trees and we think they all make a great team!

Marisa from Marisa Howard Designs showed us how to make these fantastic ornaments out of coasters and we think these would make fabulous gifts for neighbors or friends…or yourself!


The talented Taryn from Design, Dining & Diapers showed us how to make this beautiful Luminary Advent Calendar using recycled baby food jars. We absolutely love this idea!
Luminary Advent Calendar, diy advent calendar, christmas crafts, etching cream  projects, candle advent calendar, baby food jar craft
Aleisha from She Calls Me Mama Leisha shared a sweet letter she wrote to her precious little boy and it serves as a reminder for all mothers everywhere!
LeeAnn from Style N Season not only gave us a glimpse at her fashion sense, she also shared some insight into marriage and what how much she has grown as a wife and a woman.
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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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

This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:

 where you can find beautiful pieces like this Upcycled Blue Flower Vintage Multi-strand necklace

Necklace Upcycled Blue Flower Vintage Multi Strand


  1. says

    Hi Vanessa and Heather!
    Thank you for having me again at your fun party. I am sharing today some of my homemade Christmas gifts as I hope to inspire others to create their own. There is a slight problem with my picture on your link, but I can’t fix it. Sorry about that :(
    Wishing you a lovely weekend full of inspiration.
    Sylvia recently posted..The Season’s WarmthMy Profile

  2. says

    Hi ladies! I’m always amazed at the talent in Blogland. Thank you so much for hosting your party and you two are a couple of sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  3. says

    Dearest Heather and Vanessa!!! Hey pretty sisters, thank you SO MUCH for featuring me and my piece written for my son. I came to link up (as I always do, because I love your blog and your party), I saw my picture in your featured list and was THRILLED! Thank you for brightening my whole week! Just wanted you to know it means a lot to me. Best wishes and have a wonderful weekend. XO!
    Aleisha recently posted..On Trimming The TreeMy Profile

  4. says

    What an incredible collection of beautiful Christmas posts. There are so many creative bloggers out there and it’s a delight to see what they are all up to this season of the year.
    Thank you for hosting. I look forward each week to visiting and joining in the fun.
    Carolynn xxx

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting. All the projects and features are amazing this week. I might be sitting at my computer for hours today 😉

    I’m having a, “It’s a Social Hop like Crazy” party. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your blog.

    Have a crazy beautiful weekend!
    denyse@crazy beautiful life recently posted..Social Hop Like Crazy Party…My Profile

  6. says

    So many diverse blogs to explore. Thank you for hosting another great party for us to show off on Friday! We appreciate all your work.

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hen’s Nest


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