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:
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.
INSPIRED CRAFTS and CREATIONS
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!
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!
INSPIRED TIPS and TRICKS
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!
INSPIRED RECIPES and PARTIES
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!
Thank you to everyone who shared so many fabulous posts with us last week! We appreciate you!
When you are done linking up head over and party with the other Friday Party Friends:
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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