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Personalizing Your Home

Not too long ago, I sat and flipped through the pages of a fancy-schmancy home decorating magazine. I have no idea where I was at the time and how I happened to have a fancy-schmancy home decorating … [Read More...]

$70 Cree Light Bulb Package Giveaway!

It's always funny to me to hear comments that people make about my home. Most are gracious, positive and encouraging but others are just kind of...well...blunt. Case in point, we had a group of … [Read More...]

In the Drudgery

*republishing this because sometimes we all need a little reminder!* This morning I woke up feeling 'blah'. I think I might have actually even said, "ugh" the moment I opened my eyes. Maybe … [Read More...]

JORD Wood Watch Giveaway

Friends, I could totally spend a bunch of time today expounding again on my love for my new Jord Wood Watch. I could tell you again how when I opened the box and the smell of fresh wood wafted out … [Read More...]

When You Want a Wood Watch

Have you ever been thinking of a song and then you go to turn on the radio only to have that EXACT song be playing? It kinda freaks you out a bit, right? At least it does me! And even though I know … [Read More...]

A Painting Themed Birthday Party

Hello At the Picket Fence friends! I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing one of my all-time favorite birthday parties we hosted for our son. There is so much about raising a boy that … [Read More...]

The Peace-Filled Home Part Two

*click here for part one of The Peace-Filled Home series* I have a thing for pendulums. I've talked a little bit about them here before. Perhaps it's the fact that a pendulum is always … [Read More...]

Blackberry Basil Scones With Lemon Glaze

I was warned it would happen. The other mothers, the ones with older children, would look at me wistfully with a hint of pity in their eyes. Now, looking back, I realize that I was a skeptic. … [Read More...]

The Peace-Filled Home

Not too long ago we had some of our dearest friends over for dinner. Their son was running around with our kids and general hilarity and mayhem was the order for the evening. As the kids played and … [Read More...]

When You Marry Southern

I've learned a few things since being married to a southern (born and raised) boy for the last 20 years. If you can shoot it, you can eat it. If you can grow it, you can eat it. If it's good, it's … [Read More...]