Pumpkin Pie Biscotti with Apple Cider Icing

Pumpkin Pie Biscotti with an Apple Cider Icing

Recently I've realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things. People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. And every year around this time battles are waged in the war between the pumpkin flavor lovers and the pumpkin flavor haters. Social media is flooded with the intense opinions of both sides of this issue. Some people wildly cheering for the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes while others bemoaning the fact that they are slammed from all … [Read more...]

French Accents Book Tour


Tucked high up in the closet of our office is a row of black binders. In those black binders are plastic sleeves filled with torn out pictures. Pictures of beautiful rooms, lovely table settings, kitchen inspiration and every kind of window treatment you could imagine. In the days before Pinterest, those black binders were my go-to resource for all things home decorating. Each page carefully torn out of a magazine and then tucked inside a protective sleeve to preserve it so that I could … [Read more...]

Feather Pheasant Bundle Knock-Off

Pottery Barn Pheasant Feather Bundle Knock-Off atthepicketfence.com

There is nowhere quite as important to a teenage girl as the mall. Not only is it the place to see and be seen, but it's also where all of one's fashion dreams can come true. In my day, Wet Seal was THE store. I just knew that if I could get my clothes there then any awkwardness I was facing in those tenuous years would instantly fade away. I would walk through the door and I would be overwhelmed by the utter stylishness of it all. From stirrup pants to acid washed jeans with zippered … [Read more...]

Happy Fall! Have a Ball!


Hi, it's Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com! You know, as a little girl growing up in New York State, Fall was all about Halloween. I remember tons of curled leaves on the sidewalks as I scooted through the neighborhood in my cat costume collecting candy in my pillowcase. I'm not even sure if I noticed the colorful foliage before the leaves shed, but I do remember having a plan to rake the entire yard by myself. I remember raking so long that blisters developed on my little hands, and my dreams … [Read more...]

Fall Front Door Decorating

Fall Foliage Basket on Front Door atthepicketfence.com

My husband and I have recently discovered the miracle that is Netflix. Yes, we are slow to integrate new things into our home. Don't judge. So far we have finished the first season of Blacklist (the 2nd season just premiered!!!) and last week we finished watching the first season of 24. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I really wanted to throw a pillow across the room when we finally made it to the last episode of 24. If you haven't watched it just know that if you feel like throwing … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Entry Decor

Simple and elegant fall entry decor atthepicketfence.com

Can I confess something to you my friends? Sometimes I just want to stick one pumpkin on one shelf in one room of my house and declare that I've decorated my house for fall. Between working against the book deadlines, running the business that is this blog, getting kids back to school and all of the general craziness of life, it was definitely tempting to do that. … [Read more...]