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?

 

INSPIRED ROOMS

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.

INSPIRED MAKEOVERS

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.

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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!

DIY Faux driftwood twig deer head mount by AttaGirlSays.com

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!

 

 

INSPIRED HOLIDAYS

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!
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INSPIRED STORIES
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.
 
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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

This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:

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Necklace Upcycled Blue Flower Vintage Multi Strand


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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the feature, ladies! You made my day! =)

  2. Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for featuring my Luminary Advent Calendar! I’m so excited. You guys are the best. Thanks for hosting :)
    Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers recently posted..Handmade Sharpie Gift TagsMy Profile

  3. Wow – incredible features!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party –
    Hope you have a wonderful wknd
    Hugs,
    Suzan
    Suzan recently posted..When one thing leads to another…………..My Profile

  4. The features just get better and better! Thanks for hosting girls!!
    Anita recently posted..Dreaming of Christmas in the old houseMy Profile

  5. Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Chocolate Pecan SandiesMy Profile

  6. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici
    Nici ~ Posed Perfection recently posted..Chocolate Dipped ChipsMy Profile

  7. 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

  8. Wow! Thank you so much for honoring our keeping room as a feature! Wish you could come have a cup of tea with us! All the features are fantastic–and–it looks like another wonder party!
    Hugs from the Farmhouse,
    Dru
    Dru (The Farmer’s Daughter) recently posted..Reindeer on the Roof?My Profile

  9. THanks so much for hosting – hope you both have a wonderful wknd!
    Hugs,
    Suzan
    Suzan recently posted..When one thing leads to another…………..My Profile

  10. Everything is inspiring Christmas around here! Thanks for hosting ladies!
    Sherry
    Sherry recently posted..Driscoll’s Berry Craft ContestMy Profile

  11. Hi Girls! Those are some fabulous features. As always, thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads recently posted..Embellished CandlesMy Profile

  12. Oh, I could eat all those snickerdoodle donut muffins. I love anything with cinnamon sugar. The Santa strawberries are too cute. Thanks for hosting, girls.
    Kim recently posted..Luckett’s Green and Shutter GrayMy Profile

  13. What amazing features! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great weekend!
    Shenita recently posted..Christmas Tree 2012My Profile

  14. 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 ;)

  15. HI Gals!
    So glad you had some great time off – now it’s back to the Christmas whirlwind!

    See you at the Twitter party tonight – I’m shaking my cocktail up now!
    Kelly
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..Christmas for the BirdsMy Profile

  16. Wow! I was stunned to see my gallery wall among those awesome features! Scrolling down to comment, I saw a bunch of links I want to check out! Thanks for hosting!
    Wendy recently posted..Land of Nod Inspired Christmas DecorMy Profile

  17. Thank you so much Heather and Vanessa for hosting us again. You have some really great features as always. I pray the rest of your week is Blessed!!
    Angelina
    Angelina recently posted..DIY Fingerless GlovesMy Profile

  18. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week.
    K C @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family recently posted..Felicity American Girl Party ~ Party Games & Thank You NotesMy Profile

  19. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie
    Confessions of a Plate Addict recently posted..My Rustic and Cozy Christmas Mantel…Burlap and PlaidMy Profile

  20. Once again we have the same feature! Great minds think alike. I love that little twiggy wreath the nest. Loving the mini tree. Break out the Advent Calendar, December is almost here!
    karen recently posted..Link Party #81 and Mes Préférés!My Profile

  21. I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party. Happy Thursday!{Hugs}
    alderberryhill@nl.rogers.com
    Sarah @ Alderberry Hill recently posted..Book Page Christmas TreesMy Profile

  22. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!
    xx
    Anne

  23. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. just linked up, thanks for hosting, Gals!
    Debra@CommonGround recently posted..Vintage Inspiration #116: Inspired for ChristmasMy Profile

  24. Thanks so much for hosting!
    -Shelley
    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country recently posted..Clean Grout Once AgainMy Profile

  25. I’m in love with that twig dear head! Thanks for hosting, ladies!

    Blessings,

    Doreen
    Doreen@HymnsandVerses recently posted..I Want a Hot Cup of Cocoa!My Profile

  26. Those are some awesome features. I can’t wait to check them out in more detail. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.
    Judy recently posted..Christmas Mantel 2012 and The NativityMy Profile

  27. So wonderful and beautiful Christmas features! Thank you girls for hosting and have a beautiful weekend
    Monsterscircus recently posted..DIY season lightMy Profile

  28. Such a great collection of features this week, I’m honored that you’ve included my Lego table :) Thank you!
    As always, thanks for hosting, I enjoy linking up here each time I have a new project to share!
    -Molly
    Molly recently posted..Hand Painted Super Hero Snowmen- Spiderman, Hulk, and Captain AmericaMy Profile

  29. Love your chalkboard wall gallery, all of them are great..
    Emma Briggs recently posted..HappinessMy Profile

  30. Thank-you so much for hosting! Lovely features as always! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Jenn :)
    Jenn recently posted..Canning Jar SnowmanMy Profile

  31. Thank you so much for featuring my little santa strawberries! I know I will be making them for the kids holiday parties at school this year. Hope you gals have a wonderful weekend and again thank you so much!!
    XO Barbara
    Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane recently posted..How to Make an Easy Floor Topiary for the HolidaysMy Profile

  32. hey ladies!

    so good to party with you

    love all the features
    and it’s so fun to see
    all the creative Christmas ideas
    out there

    i linked up my
    Jesse Tree tutorial

    have a wonderful weekend!

    {alison}
    Stuff and Nonsense recently posted..Welcome to Fridays Unfolded!My Profile

  33. Hi girls! Thank you so much for including my Shoe Organization in your amazing features! You ladies rock : )

    Thanks for hosting!
    Love Always,
    Liz
    Liz Fourez recently posted..Guest Post by We Lived Happily Ever After: Oh Deer Baby Reindeer HatMy Profile

  34. So happy to be joining the party this week.

    Thank you for hosting and I’m excited to see what else is linked up this week.

    Greetings from France,
    Simone

  35. Thanks ladies for hosting…love those cute ornaments and those wooden hangers.

    Blessings,
    Linda
    Linda@Coastal Charm recently posted..Antiques At The Loop…Part 1My Profile

  36. Hi Vanessa and Heather,

    Thank you so VERY much for featuring my Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins – what a treat!

    Thanks for hosting Inspiration Friday each week! I hope you two have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers & thanks again!
    Mary recently posted..Tried & True Tuesday ~ Framed Christmas Decor in Minutes!My Profile

  37. Glad you were both able to enjoy a great Thanksgiving and a little relaxation too :) Thank you SO much for including my Book Page Wreath in the features this week, I am stoked!

    xoxo, Tanya
    Tanya recently posted..Pretty {and FREE} Gift WrapMy Profile

  38. Glad to hear that you got some well deserved family time! Thank you for the party, girls!
    Lyuba @willcookforsmiles recently posted..Andy’s Mint Chocolate Cheesecake, Happy Birthday To My SisterMy Profile

  39. Hi, Ladies! So very glad to be joining you this week! Thank you!
    Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door recently posted..Fabric Flower LampshadeMy Profile

  40. 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

  41. 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.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xxx

  42. 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.
    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/social-hop-like-crazy-party.html

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

  43. Thanks so much for hosting. Such wonderful features.

    Kathy

  44. Thank you for hosting!

  45. Welcome back, ladies, and thanks for hosting!
    xo Heidi
    Heidi @ Decor & More recently posted..I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing {DIY Music Wreath}My Profile

  46. Thanks for hosting, Heather & Vanessa! Hope your holidays are off to a wonderful start!

  47. Fun to see all the fun going on here At the Picket Fence. Looks like a busy and inspiring Christmas season is underway. Thanks for hosting the party. I’m looking forward to all the great ideas.
    Liz
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas recently posted..Felt FeverMy Profile

  48. Happy to join in the fun! Thank you for hosting xo
    Katherines Corner recently posted..The Stockings Are HungMy Profile

  49. Wonderful features and some great links that I can’t wait to explore…have a great weekend, girls!
    JP recently posted..My Pearl and Gold CandlescapeMy Profile

  50. Thank you for hosting us.

  51. Thanks for hosting – I am new and glad to be a part!
    I love the features!

    I shared “Making Kefir Video Class” which is so easy to do at home and “Beef Plus – Chili for a Crowd” which has ground beef plus kidney and liver – my children love it!

    http://myculturedpalate.com/blog/2012/11/28/making-kefir-video-class/
    Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate recently posted..My Favorite Things – NovemberMy Profile

  52. 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

  53. Hello my friends! I’m so glad to be here. It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything to link up, I’m afraid. Today’s post doesn’t feature a beautiful project, but it does feature the truth, so I’m grateful to be able to share it here.

    Bless you both!
    Richella @ Imparting Grace recently posted..Christmas decorating in real lifeMy Profile

  54. Holy cow ~ you know you’ve hit the big time when you’ve got over 400 links in just a couple of hours!!! Thanks for hosting ladies :)
    Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home recently posted..Christmas TraditionsMy Profile

  55. There are almost 400 post of sheer inspiration!!! It’s going to be a long long… and fun night! Thanks for hosting, girls!!!

  56. beautiful features ans always a fabulous party! Thanks ladies!!
    Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon recently posted..#Holidayhangout All Next Week…My Profile

  57. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Peppermint Brownies!

    Here’s the link:
    http://www.momessentials.net/peppermint-brownies/
    Jenni@MomEssentials.Net recently posted..Pertussis Hit Our Family: How We ManagedMy Profile

  58. Wow! It is my first time linking up. There are some super talented bloggers here! Amazing features, too! Thank you both, for hosting. :)

    Julie
    Julie recently posted..Christams Decor – Paper Mache Snow ReindeerMy Profile

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