That was the word that kept flying back and forth between us as we planned and dreamed of a joint blogging venture.
It would be called At the Picket Fence, because we envisioned people walking out of their front doors, coffee (or whatever your beverage choice may be) cup in hand and meeting us there. A magical fence line that extended from one home to the next….to the next…to the next.
We would probably be in the same pair of sweat pants every day but we knew you wouldn’t mind, right?
Our heart was for creating a place where you would always feel welcomed, cared about and hopefully inspired.
As 2012 began we never could have imagined just how much our community would grow and how many incredible opportunities we would have!
And as we usher in 2013, we look back not only to share some of our favorite projects and experiences, we also look back to remember what is most important to us. Why we do this blogging thing. We are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. How many incredible things have happened.
But, most of all, how very blessed we are that you choose to meet us here…At the Picket Fence!
So, as we say good-bye to 2012, we also say “thank you” to all of you who have supported and encouraged us along the way. We hope that you have always felt that same support from us because YOU are our community and we cherish you!
Now, how about some highlights from this past year?
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Heather’s Powder Room Makeover
Vanessa’s Mudroom Makeover
Heather’s 4th of July Jello Shots
Vanessa shared her insights into Talking to Your Kids About Adoption
2012 found the Picket Fence sisters hitting the road and our first stop was the Haven Conference where we had more fun then should be legal and made lasting friendships!
Fall of 2012 found Heather having the opportunity to be a speaker at the Southern Blogger’s Conference.
In 2012, we also welcomed our new Contributor Julie to the Picket Fence team.
Be watching for a lot more from her in 2013!
And, 2012 found us starting exciting new partnerships!
We love our roles as Ambassadors for Hometalk and being apart of the incredibly supportive community there.
You will also now find us over on another blog!
Being regular contributors to the FOLK Magazine Blog is a dream come true and we have been having so much fun sharing our projects, recipes, fashion and more!
Vanessa’s Homemade Vanilla Extract
It is still the heart and soul of At the Picket Fence.
And as we look towards the future, you are always on our minds.
Oh great. Now we’re channeling Willy Nelson.
“Maybe I didn’t hold you, all those lonely, lonely times. And I guess I never told you I’m so happy that you’re mine. If I make you feel second best, Girl, I’m sorry I was blind. But you were always on my mind, you were always on my mind.”
So, as we say farewell to 2012 we hope you know that our biggest goal for this New Year is to continue to provide a place for you to come and
Get new ideas
Hear from our hearts
Always, ALWAYS feel apart of the community here At the Picket Fence.
Happy New Year friends!