Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 90!



Wow! It’s hard to believe we’ve had 90 of these amazing and fun parties already! Whew time flies by, doesn’t it!

As we head into this week of Thanksgiving, we want you to know how THANKFUL we are for all of you! Each of you who share your talent, yumminess, tips and inspiration with us each week.  You INSPIRE us everyday!  Because Inspiration Friday falls over the Thanksgiving holiday, we are going to give ourselves a gift and take a break from Inspiration Friday next week! We hope you’ll understand, the need for us to spend next week enjoying time with our families.  That means THIS week’s links will be featured the next week, so stay tuned!

A few things we wanted to share with you before we head into the features:


Up first, we’d like to introduce our newest sponsor here At The Picket Fence, Miss Kathy of Petticoat Junktion!


Kathy is not only a talented furniture re-finisher and blogger, where you can see fabulous projects like these

but she’s also a distributor for the amazing Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! We’ll be hosting a fun giveaway from Petticoat Junktion coming up soon, so stay tuned!

We’d also like to invite you to join us over at FOLK Magazine Blog after linking up here to share your CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY PROJECTS over there, for a chance to win a guest contributor spot and a feature on the blog of your project for he month of December! So be sure to head over and link up with FOLK!

And, last but not least we are so excited to be joining Laura Putnam, of Finding Home, and a wonderful group of contributors at her new blog The Greatest Gift Project!

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What is The Greatest Gift Project? It’s an opportunity to let the people we love in our lives know the impact they have made and to let them know how they have changed us or our lives for the better.

The purpose of thegreatestgiftproject.com is to do just that – to take a moment in our busy lives and let people know they have made a difference. We hope you’ll join us and the other lovely contributors as WE share our greatest gifts!

Now onto share the features from one of our greatest gifts…YOU ALL!


Amy of While Wearing Heals shared her beautiful 100 year old pantry makeover! We love the ladder and gorgeous stenciled wall!

We fell in love with Oliver’s new little boy’s bedroom makeover from Stacy over at Happy Ollie! We think that must be one “happy” little guy to have such a fun bedroom!

Check out the Before and After on Rita Joy’s, from Harbor Breeze Home’sEntryway reveal.  Lighter and brighter  this fresh new look is top-notch!

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The young men are stealing the day around her with their darling bedroom reveals, and this sophisticated masculine nursery takes the cake! Shelley from Crazy Wonderful is sharing the amazing details of this beautiful room.


 Our friend Kim from Too Much Time Upcycled an Electrical Spool and made it over into this great office stool.  Rumor has it that you might also see Kim in the December edition of Better Homes and Gardens. ;) Proud and excited for you Kim!

Dear Emmeline shared her first experience with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint that she used to makeover this darling table. We love the fresh new color  and beautiful details!

The talented Roeshel from DIY Showoff turned an old banged up steamer trunk into this darling coffee table with storage for  her daughter’s new apartment.  So cute and thrifty!

Lori of The Stonybrook Home shares a full tutorial on how to make your own DIY Sliding Barn Doors, converting a boring bland door into this fabulous  faux barn door!


What a fabulous way to honor someone! Sarah of Sarah Dawn Designs created these Photo Numbers for her mother’s surprise 6th Birthday Party.  What a treasure! We see so many amazing milestones these could be used for.

Create. Craft. Love. showed off these Beaded Napkin Rings she created for her Thanksgiving Table.

  Marji at Ashbee Design created this amazing Twig Weaving Wall Hanging Tutorial, a way to bring nature indoors!


Samantha from Simply Organized shows us some simple daylight savings organization tips!


We pray no one ever needs to use these tips but in light of the recent devastation on the East Coast from Sandy, we all are asking ourselves would I be prepared for something like this? Lisa of of Lewisville Love is sharing her Tips and Tricks for Disaster Preparedness. A great and information post!


Amy of Atta Girl Says created this delicious Artichoke and Olive Pasta Salad. Look at these beautiful ingredients! Yum!

Ladies Who Lunch Artichoke & Olive Pasta Salad Healthy Ingredients

Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life, is sharing these oh so pretty Butterscotch and White Chocolate Chip Oat Drops with us! Another fabulous cookie to add to your holiday baking list!

Fall and Winter, a time we crave warmth and comfort. What could be more comforting than this Newfoundland Fish Chowder from Sarah of Alderberry Hill.

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We loved this darling Hickory Nut Wreath from Deb of Lake Girl Paints, perfect for transitioning to Fall to Winter!


We know this a dessert but it’s also for so “holidayish” we had to share it here! Who wouldn’t want this Cup of Coca  in the form of a Cake from Sue of Munchkin Munchies?! Darling!

Angelina from Ruby Jean created this gorgeous DIY Fall Ribbon Sash featured in Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine!

 Carolyn of Desire Empire gives the full tutorial on how to make this precious and easy Christmas Advent Calendar!



Myric of Petites Passions shares about her Faith in the Dessert and how ungratefulness can slowly creep in! We challenge you to read this beautiful post!

Annie of Annie One Can Cook shares another way we can bless others this Holiday Season, Operation Christmas. Providing a way for us to thank those who sacrifice SO much, our Troops! Please consider supporting this great cause!

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 you..it truly means a lot to us

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  1. Hi Girls!
    Wow – that 60 is amazing!! Too bad my hubs 50th just passed – he’ll have to wait 10 years now!

    And Amy’s recipe looks amazing – her photo is stunning!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..I Scored at the Thrift Store – You Can’t Eat Just One Charles ChipMy Profile

  2. Fab features. Love that pantry! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Kim recently posted..Let’s Play HouseMy Profile

  3. Thanks ladies! It is always an inspiration to come over and see what you are up to! This is such a happening spot! Will go check out some links.
    Sherry recently posted..Home Sweet Home #93My Profile

  4. Cute features. Thank you for hosting yet, another terrific party!
    Big hugs,

  5. Thanks ladies for hosting this fun party..I always enjoy joining in here. Hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving.

    Linda@Coastal Charm recently posted..It’s Almost That TimeMy Profile

  6. Thank you so much for hosting your great party, girls!
    Lyuba @willcookforsmiles recently posted..Thanksgiving Leftovers SlidersMy Profile

  7. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Mary@athomeonthebay recently posted..Forcing Paperwhites for the Holidays VideoMy Profile

  8. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!

  9. Thanks a bunch for hosting! Have a beautiful day :)
    Nicole recently posted..Artichoke & Roasted Garlic DipMy Profile

  10. Dear Girls,
    Thank you for having me again at your wonderful party. Today I am offering a cup of coffee with a homemade coffee cake to your readers as I hope all coffee lovers enjoy the simple pleasures of coffee with their full attention.
    I hope you all have a special Thanksgiving Day!
    Sylvia recently posted..The Simple Pleasure of CoffeeMy Profile

  11. Thanks so much for hosting girls!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!

  12. What gorgeous features! Thanks so much for hosting!
    K Coake recently posted..My First Half Marathon!!My Profile

  13. Thank you gals for featuring “Operation: Christmas” and for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  14. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie
    Confessions of a Plate Addict recently posted..Pottery Barn Inspired Monogrammed Serving BoardMy Profile

  15. Thank you, Heather and Vanessa for the sweet feature. Did you get my email from last week? Have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving.
    Angelina recently posted..DIY Rainbow Skirt and Puffy Cloud ShirtMy Profile

  16. Great features ladies! Thank you for hosting!
    Anne recently posted..Pure White French ProvincialMy Profile

  17. I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party and for featuring my Newfoundland Fish Chowder – I’m thrilled!. Happy Thursday!{Hugs}
    Sarah @ Alderberry Hill recently posted..3D Christmas CountdownMy Profile

  18. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Loved your features! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Nici ~ Posed Perfection recently posted..Sour Cream Pork ChopsMy Profile

  19. Wow! That pantry is stunning! Thanks for hosting another great party!
    Cristina@remodelandolacasa recently posted..Easiest, Cheapest Acorn Napkin RingsMy Profile

  20. Thank you girls for a wonderful party as always. Those photo number Sarah made for her mothers birthsday are amazing! Have a happy weekend!
    Monsterscircus recently posted..DIY Charlie Chaplin bowMy Profile

  21. Thanks for hosting ladies! Love that little boy’s room!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Your Creative Timeout Party {No.56}My Profile

  22. Awwwww, you girls are so sweet! Thanks for the feature AND the shout out!
    Kim@ Too Much Time recently posted..Upcycled Shopping Bag Garland TutorialMy Profile

  23. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you gals a beautiful weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHousde
    Kathryn Griffin recently posted..Make it Pretty Monday – Week 23My Profile

  24. My goodness…you girls have some fabulous projects/ideas here. I am off to visit a few of the links- xo Diana
    Nana Diana recently posted..GET STUFFEDMy Profile

  25. You girls are such sweethearts! Thank you so much for the feature! I don’t have anything to share this week but enjoying the features and inspiring links! Have an amazing weekend! xo
    Roeshel recently posted..15 Awesome DIY HighlightsMy Profile

  26. Thanks so much for another awesome party! Happy Friday!
    Kathy Moody recently posted..Come Share Your Talent at A Bouquet of Talent #10 & FeaturesMy Profile

  27. Thanks for hosting once again ladies! Can’t wait to check everything out!


  28. Great features. Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great evening.
    Judy recently posted..Thanksgiving Tablescape IdeasMy Profile

  29. Once again Ladies wonderful features. Thank you so much for hosting and wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving!
    Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane recently posted..Super Santa Snack!My Profile

  30. Thank you so much for including our little ones nursery in your features!!! You definitely made by evening :) Hope you have a great weekend and an awesome Thanksgiving!
    Shelley recently posted..christmas decorations are up!My Profile

  31. Thanks for hosting each week, Heather and Vanessa!! It truly is “Inspiration Friday” every time!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Meegan recently posted..My Book Page GarlandMy Profile

  32. Thanks for hosting again!

  33. Heather and Vanessa, I’m proud to be a sponsor of At The Picket Fence. Thanks for hosting the party and have a great weekend!

  34. Thanks so much for another amazing party! Great features!

    Love Always,
    Liz Fourez recently posted..Guest Post at I Should Be Mopping the Floor: Perfect Nest Framed ArtMy Profile

  35. Thank you so much for featuring my entryway this week ~ and for being such gracious hostesses for 90 weeks! Thank you for all the inspiring ideas…
    Rita Joy recently posted..Christmas Decor and a Can of WormsMy Profile

  36. Hi, Heather & Vanessa! Thank you for hosting this fun party! So happy to be linking up with you and getting some inspiration too!

  37. Thank you so much for hosting another great party! Always inspired over here! :)
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted..30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 15 – Hand Painted “12 Days of Christmas” PillowMy Profile

  38. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted..DIY Ribbon LampshadeMy Profile

  39. Hi, girls! What amazing features this week! I got lost just looking at all those great ideas and photos! So glad I am able to party with you tonight! Thank you!

  40. Hi Heather and Vanessa: Thank you for hosting the party today–you chose some lovely features once again! Glad that you can spend time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday–I hope you both have a fantastic celebration!

  41. Thank you ever so much for featuring Oliver’s new bedroom! Happy weekend to you :)
    Stacy @Happy Ollie recently posted..Summer Home Guest Bedroom RevealMy Profile

  42. Wow, I love that cabinet! It is wearing my two favorite colors. Thanks for the party and some fab features!
    Jann Olson recently posted..Simplicity!My Profile

  43. Hi Heather and Vanessa, I linked up our tree house. I love your features, especially that advent calendar.
    Anita @ Cedar HIll recently posted..Treehouse Get-AwayMy Profile

  44. Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful party ladies!! Have a great weekend :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    Tanya recently posted..Twiggy Book Page WreathMy Profile

  45. So much inspiration. So little time! I need to read the disaster prep one. I have been working on better preparation these days. I don’t ever want to be caught without enough to last for weeks. You just never know.
    Debbie recently posted..When God Says Retreat…My Profile

  46. FABULOUS features, as usual! You’ve always got so much inspiration linked up each week!
    Have a nice weekend!!
    Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home recently posted..{Keep Calm & Link Up #15}My Profile

  47. You girls are fun! I appreciate your link party and my happy surprise feature (nut wreath) today!
    Have a great day,
    Deb @Lake Girl Paints recently posted..Sticks and Glitter Christmas Home TourMy Profile

  48. Wow, ninety parties! Congrats! Thanks so much for starting this great party and for continuing to create such a fun experience!

  49. Thanks ladies, for hosting a fabulous party! So much inspiration in one place. :) Have a beautiful weekend!
    Sherry recently posted.."Cheeky" Industrial Window BoxMy Profile

  50. Happy Friday my link party friends! You always have such amazing features. I think my all time favorite though is that giant photo covered 60. What a very fun project. I hope I can remember this! I would love to do this for my husband’s 50th, which isn’t all that far away! Have a great weekend. -K
    karen recently posted..Link Party #80 and Mes Préférés!My Profile

  51. Thanks soo much for hosting! Have a great weekend!!

    Vesna recently posted..The Angels among usMy Profile

  52. Hello girlies…Congrats on the new sponsor! You’ve got some GREAT features here this week. Gotta get started hopping…Have a wonderful weekend!
    JP recently posted..White Glam and Glitz and Some Cherished HeirloomsMy Profile

  53. Thank you so much for featuring my pantry. You had some really inspiring features, truly humbled to be included. Thanks!
    Amy of While Wearing Heels recently posted..You’ve got my number…My Profile

  54. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post “All About P**p”



    LittleOwlCrunchyMomma recently posted..Simple Meals Friday #7My Profile

  55. Hi ladies! Congrats on your NINETIETH link party and also your new sponsors. WOW! You ladies rock! Great features too, as always. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!

    Debbie recently posted..Life is good…My Profile

  56. thank you ladies so much for featring my side table redo. hugs. thanks for hosting a great party and hope you all have a great weekend!
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  57. For some reason I can’t see my link. I cannot add it again either. Please advise. Thanks!

  58. Thank you so much for featuring my cookies!! I hope you both have a fantastic weekend!
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  59. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a lovely weekend:)

  60. Thanks for another great party! I appreciate the time you devote to all the creativity that’s shared here! I’m trying to get my blog off the ground, so it’s nice to see that it can be done :) Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  61. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my article Fostering Gratitude!

    Here’s the link:
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  62. thank you so much for the feature!!


  63. I have enjoyed being a subscriber of yours and joining your links. It is always nice to get to know other bloggers as well. Thank you for hosting. I have posted a piece on holiday traveling and medicines:

  64. Thanks for giving us a fun place to share! I’m afraid there aren’t enough hours in the day to look through all these wonderful links, but I’m looking forward to trying : )

    Jeanette @ creatingalifenow.blogspot.com

  65. Thank you so much for featuring my story :)


  66. I know I’m a bit late, but just wanted to say THANKS for including my cup of cocoa cake in your featured links. You two are the best! Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sue {munchkin munchies} recently posted..Lump of Coal Cookies~Guest Post on Make.Bake.CelebrateMy Profile

  67. Its really hard buying Action Baby Carriers in the UK, so I recently ordered a equivalent model carrier from Wilkinet.
    Its is a really useful child carrier, it comes everywhere with me.
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