A New Piece in the Dining Room

Easter buffet atthepicketfence.com

It's so hard to find 'the one'. You are always on the look-out, hoping that one day you will finally meet that perfect match for you. And then the day comes when you enter a room and you see it. You just know that you've found that special 'someone'. The one you've been waiting for all along. You were so tempted before to say yes to the others, but you were never quite able to pull the trigger. Some of them seemed like 'the one' but you always hesitated. And now you know why. You were … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Easter Crafts and Recipes

Carrot Cake Dessert Shots from At The Picket Fence recipe

Ummm...yeah...please tell us that we are not the only ones who are completely and utterly shocked that Easter is THIS week! How did that happen? Wasn't it just Christmas? For that matter, wasn't it just last Easter?? Now granted, Easter is earlier this year than it was last year but still. These months are flying by and if you are anything like us, while you do want to enjoy celebrating these special days, you don't want to be spending hours and hours preparing for them. … [Read more...]

Creamed Asparagus on Toast

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Oh, Gus! Spare me. Okay, there really isn't a Gus, or anything to spare, but I'm trying to get your attention because I'm talking about asparagus today. Yep, good ole "green sprig most people run from" asparagus. Hi, everyone...it's Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. I hope you love asparagus as much as I do. I know the ATPF sister's do. They recently shared "Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese" and it sounded so amazing. So much amazing, that it reminded me of my grandmother's "Creamed of … [Read more...]

A Great Find!

hanging landscape canvas

My husband would tell you that every time I start a conversation with, "Hey, you know what I was thinking?" it usually means that something is going to be moved, DIY'd, painted, repurposed or rearranged. And frankly, although he wouldn't admit it at the time, I know he was feeling more than a little worried that during the great painting extravaganza of 2015 that particular question would begin to haunt him. … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Decorating

Simple spring mantel decorating

I love where I live. I mean, I'll admit that I didn't always feel this way. I've even talked about how long it took me to fully embrace the fact that I am an Oregonian. But, there is nothing like Spring in my neck of the woods to make me want to shout to the world that I LOVE OREGON! Here in the Willamette Valley, we truly get the best of both worlds. We have access to everything that big cities can offer and yet we can drive 5 minutes down the road and see the most gorgeous … [Read more...]

Family Room Makeover Reveal

family room built-ins painted white atthepicketfence.com

The other day as my daughter was happily chattering away to me about all of the latest in her 2nd grade world, my ears perked up when I heard a familiar phrase. She was describing how a friend felt about something (obviously my mind was wandering just a bit!) and she said with great emphasis "Mommy, she doesn't just love it. She LOVE loves it!" And I had to smile. … [Read more...]

Birds Nest Mason Jar Cupcakes

Spring in a Mason Jar Collage

There's nothing more scary for a car owner. You're traveling down the road and you hear an ambiguous noise. You know the one. The noise that happens intermittently as your driving blissfully along, the one that strikes fear in your heart and then you don't hear it for days.  And just as your lulled into a sense of complacency, it happens again. You start to think you are hearing things.  You ask your daughter, "Did you hear that weird "pinking" noise?!" She did, so you know you're not losing … [Read more...]

Embroidered European Linen Pillow Giveaway!

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Happy, happy Friday friends!! Notice anything different around the Picket Fence? It's a new day and a new look for our little ol' blog! We kind of feel like those unsuspecting women who are plucked off the street by Hoda and Kathie Lee on the Today Show. It's almost as though we didn't know just how much we needed a makeover until we got to the big reveal! … [Read more...]

$100 Visa Gift Card and Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies​

milano cookies closeup atthepicketfence.com

I always find it fascinating how many different interpretations there are of the word 'fancy'. What seems 'fancy' to one person might just be an everyday occurrence to the next. For example, I'll never forget when I started buying what I think of as the 'fancy' napkins. No, they aren't the ones with the pretty designs on them or the ones that cost $10 for a pack of 5. Those would be the really 'fancy' napkins. We don't want to go too crazy here people! … [Read more...]