How to Make a Branches and Burlap Frame

burlap twig frame atthepicketfence.com

This is totally a 5 minute craft. I mean, for YOU, I'm quite certain this is a 5 minute craft. For ME, on the other hand, this was one of those 'let's take something super simple and make it totally more complicated than it has to be' kind of crafts. But, I promise, in reality this is, in fact, a five minute craft. Okay, maybe 10 minutes, but … [Read more...]

Roasted Hazelnuts and Being an Oregonian

Roasted hazelnuts recipe from atthepicketfence.com

I've lived in Oregon for 15 years and yet I've never considered myself an Oregonian. My husband was born and raised here, my children were born and are being raised here but I'm the odd one out. Born in Ohio, raised in Missouri and California and now here I am... ...in Oregon. … [Read more...]

$500 PayPal Giveaway!

Not So Scary Halloween Giveaway

You'll notice that around here we don't do a lot of spooky, creepy Halloween stuff. It's not that we are totally opposed to it. It's just that we're big chickens.   … [Read more...]

Mini Rock Pumpkin Family

Rock-Pumpkin-Craft-by-redheadcandecorate.com_-1024x768

Our oldest daughter celebrates her 15th birthday very close to Halloween. In fact, we brought her home from the hospital on Halloween with little pumpkin booties! Every year, we have a birthday party for her usually involving some Halloween fun. She loves to "dress up" and swears she will never stop "trick or treating", and I think I believe … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Have a White Mantel

Fall mantel details atthepicketfence.com

Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld when George Costanza finally has to come to terms with his Holiday heritage? It all comes to a head with his father proudly revealing that while other families celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah, the Costanza family celebrated their own unique holiday. Festivus. And out comes the 'Festivus' pole! The … [Read more...]

Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup

Creamy-Mushroom-and-Brie-Soup-PM

Hi again ATPF friends!  It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification with another delicious recipe to share with you all.  This one is perfect as temperatures are finally starting to drop and cooler weather is on the way. … [Read more...]

Creatively Christmas and Dreams Coming True

Creatively Christmas cover sept

Remember last week when we talked about dreams? About how important it is to pursue them and to not let the doubt, fear and insecurity get in your way? Well, today we are so thrilled to be sharing with you about an amazing dream that came true from one of our dearest friends. … [Read more...]

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?

keyboard

"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...]