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.

123 thumb Newfoundland Fish Chowder


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

This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:

Home of Handcrafted American Made Pottery!


  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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!!

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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.
    Lily recently posted..LilyMy Profile


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