Turning an Appliance Garage Into a Coffee Station

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Coffee. I love it so. In fact, I had fully intended on sharing a coffee quote in this blog post but there were 1,585,763 of them on Pinterest and I couldn't narrow it down to just one that perfectly captured how I feel about this delicious, dark nectar. So, instead, I suppose I will show you how I dedicated a little section of my kitchen to the cup of joy and gladness that is pretty much the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning....and what I look forward to having as a … [Read more...]

Barnsley Gardens and Shaw Floors

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Two sisters who hadn't seen each other in two years had the amazing opportunity last week to not only finally get to be together but to do it in style! When Shaw Floors reached out to us recently to discuss a potential partnership we were absolutely thrilled for many reasons not the least of which was that it meant we would finally be together again. Reunited and it feels so good! We arrived as guests of Shaw at the beautiful Barnsley Garden Resort in Georgia and immediately fell in love … [Read more...]

Wood Chargers Turned Wall Art

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Well, my friends, I've committed a major blogging faux pas. In my eagerness to complete a makeover I didn't take any 'before' photos. But, you have to understand. You see, I had been trying to find just the right thing to fill this wall in our bedroom. I knew what I didn't want but I just couldn't seem to find what I did want. I didn't want a mirror or paintings, I wanted something just a bit...different. And then one day as I was digging around on the clearance shelves of a discount … [Read more...]

What You Don’t See

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Blogging and social media always has a bit of a smoke and mirrors element to it. We let others see what we want them to see, right? What I tend share here At the Picket Fence are the areas of my home that are neat and tidy. There are vignettes and displays and carefully decorated nooks and crannies.   … [Read more...]

What I Can Do

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I don't know about you, but my social media feeds are leaving me feeling more and more disheartened. Post after post of negativity. Some of it is based on facts, a lot of it isn't. And it's left me turning more and more to God for wisdom and discernment in this climate filled with emotions so heightened, so charged it's as though an electrical current is running through every Facebook post, shocking us over and over each time we glance at a screen. God's word tells us in James 1:5 that … [Read more...]

Why French Country is My Favorite

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When I got engaged to my husband in 1997 and began to plan for our home together, I knew exactly what I wanted for our bedding. I had seen a comforter in a movie (Father of the Bride??) and just like the moment when I realized my husband was 'the one', I had no doubts that this comforter and I were meant to be. It was a sage green Ralph Lauren set (I found it at a discount outlet) with muted burgundy floral details. I loved it so much that I registered for all of the coordinating burgundy and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Sneak Peek

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Recently I was shocked and horrified to find out that my mom will almost always peek ahead and read the end of new book. Even a mystery novel!! For her suspense-loving daughter this was mind-boggling. She said that it helps her to be more relaxed as she reads the story knowing how it all ends up. And while I will not be making this a habit in my literary adventures, I suppose I can see the merits of getting a little sneak peek now and then. Which is why I thought I might give you one today … [Read more...]

In the Coolness

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I often hear people talking about how they feel closest to the Lord when the sun is shining down on them. The warmth emanating from that giant star in the sky reminds them of the warmth of the love of their Heavenly Father. And I get that. I really do. But, for me, it's in the coolness that I find that I sense the presence of God the most. Every morning when I make my way downstairs, I start the coffee and then open the sliding door to our deck. And when that cool air hits my face I'm … [Read more...]

25 Garage Sale Tips

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Hi folks, it's me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com with 25 Garage Sale Tips! If you're not too interested in garage sales these days, you can check out my latest DIY project here: DIY Rustic Indoor Wood Sidelight Shutters. I sure hope your Summer is going nice and S-L-O-W. Mine is speeding by like lightening, but when I look back I realize how much fun we have had already. I've also accomplished quite a bit around the house, including a huge "purge" garage sale in the beginning of June. We … [Read more...]