A Farmhouse Cottage Home Tour

farmhouse cottage home tour at atthepicketfence.com

It seems like FOREVER since we've had an At the Picket Fence Parade of Homes Tour! And we are so thrilled to be continuing this series today with the amazingly talented Jennifer from Town and Country Living. Her home is a wonderful blend of farmhouse meets cottage meets just downright gorgeous and we know you will love taking the tour. So grab … [Read more...]

Beautiful Free Fall Printable

free fall printable from live laugh rowe for atthepicketfence.com

Fall is officially here!!! Woot-Woot! This is the time of the year where everything seems to get a little cray-cray. Don't you agree? It all starts with back to school, then before we know it -- it's time for trick or treating! November brings Thanksgiving, and did I mention that we're only a couple months out from Christmas?? What the wha? As we … [Read more...]

Wanna Be In My Band?


"Hey Mom, guess what? I'm in a band now!" My then 9 year old son was sitting at the kitchen island having his after-school snack and after I got over the initial shock of hearing him voluntarily share something about his day, I quickly replied, "Really? How cool buddy! Are they going to have a band at school now?" "No", he said, " It's not … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Clock Pumpkin

Chalkboard-clock-pumpkin atthepicketfence.com

Never before have I more strongly agreed with the phrase, "there's nothing new under the sun". I mean, have you SEEN Pinterest? Don't get me wrong, when I'm not feeling like a big ol' slug who knows deep down that she will NEVER end up making those '1,000 Healthy Crockpot Recipes', I really do like Pinterest. But, sometimes it seems like there … [Read more...]

My Other Fall Mantel

french country mantel decor atthepicketfence.com

Yesterday morning found me standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes that I had no energy to clean the previous night. After water splashed up onto my sweatshirt I glanced down and noticed an orange spot on the neckline. I looked around in the sink and couldn't find anything orange that would have caused the stain and after another look at … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch

Fall Front Porch Decor from atthepicketfence.com

I have ponytail envy. My friend Shauna is one of my absolute most favorite people in the world and I adore her but I'm jealous of her ponytails. She somehow manages to achieve that elusive goal of having them look perfectly imperfect. You know what I'm talking about right? Where they're just a tad bit messy and yet still look styled so … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper … [Read more...]

The Bumpy Road to a Pretty Kitchen


My husband, Rick, came home early from work on a hot, humid, Jacksonville, Florida afternoon in 2008. He didn't warn me of his arrival, which was unusual. I happened to be on my way out to pick up our girls from school when his truck "swung" into the driveway. His lips were shaking like they did at the alter 15 years prior. They do that when he is … [Read more...]

“Hello Fall” Free Fall Printable …

Hello Fall Printable

How many of you are getting super-duper excited about fall? I know I am. I love all things pumpkin, boots, hot apple cider, trips to the local wineries, apple picking, pumpkin patches -- and soooo much more!! I thought we might celebrated the upcoming fall festivities with a printable. You know, a way to formally welcome the season. What do you … [Read more...]

Autumn Abounds Link Party and Giveaway!

autumn-abounds giveaway final graphic

So, did you get a chance to see all of the amazing autumn decor ideas, projects and recipes that was shared yesterday for our annual Autumn Abounds Party?! So much talent! I hope you got a chance to check out my Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip. A perfect fall game day recipe! … [Read more...]