Fireplace Makeover Reveal!

simple french country styled fireplace

Some people count sheep to fall asleep. Or their blessings. And while I definitely try both of those (plus a little Tylenol PM!) when I'm suffering from insomnia, nothing helps me relax and calm my mind more than envisioning rooms all redecorated. I envision rooms in my own home, my friends' homes, and homes which only live in my imagination. … [Read more...]

Minty St. Patrick’s Day Cake Mix Cookies


Hi there ATPF friends!  It's me, Claire from A Little CLAIREification, and I am thrilled to be back sharing these easy and fun Minty St. Patrick's Day Cake Mix Cookies with you today. They taste just like Andes mints in a cookie. Sooo good. … [Read more...]

We Miss You and We’re Doing Something About It!

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We miss you. We really, really do. The thing is, you see, that while we get to interact with many of you right here on the At the Picket Fence blog, we used to also get to interact with even MORE of you through social media. Until it started changing. It used to be that if we said 'hi' on Facebook, we would hear a beautiful symphony of … [Read more...]

Kitchen Desks Outdated? Say It Ain’t So!

Are kitchen desks outdated

The other day my son and I were sitting together watching Chopped when a car commercial came on for the new 2016 version of whatever model of car it was. "They already have 2016 cars Mom?" , he asked. "It's just now 2015!" And so began a lively discussion on the science behind advertising along with explaining how mommy's car might just seem old … [Read more...]

Custom Wood Sign Giveaway

la rae pillow

Happy Saturday friends! :-) We can't think of a better way to start off the weekend than with a giveaway, can you? Our incredible sponsor LaRae Boutique has a shop filled with so many amazing, personal treasures. Not only are there adorable children's pillow covers... … [Read more...]

On Being Still

Hebrews 4 16 quote

I had been feeling it for months. It was nagging at me, coming up in my mind over and over again. And yet, I couldn't actually put my finger on just what IT was. All I knew is that I was supposed to do something. … [Read more...]

Homemade Valentines Day Gifts

10 homemade valentines day gift ideas

Sometimes there are years when we just wanna buy ready-made stuff. Sometimes making something from scratch just sounds so exhausting. Sometimes we don't even want to think about it let alone create it. Sometimes all we want to do is to buy the box of Valentine's Day cards and have our kids sign their names on them without having to get all … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Pillow


Hello, At the Picket Fence friends…it's me, Julie from Redhead Can Decorate. I'm back at the fence, and I'm ready to start 2015 with a little something you may have never thought of trying... I painted a pillow… Last month, while browsing through our Good Will store here in Michigan, my daughter and I came across a throw pillow that cost … [Read more...]

Modern Country Cottage Home Tour

modern country cottage home tour from aka designs

Happy, happy Saturday! We are so excited to show you another amazing home today in our ongoing Parade of Homes Series! This week we are welcoming the incredibly talented Shannon from AKA Designs who also happens to be one of our newest sponsors here At the Picket Fence. We know you will love her home as much as we do so let's get to the tour, … [Read more...]

The Almost Awesome Blog Post

Awesome life quote from

Oh friends I was so close to being awesome yesterday!! And this was going to be a totally awesome blog post showing you an even more awesome Valentine's Day gift idea! I had one of those 'stroke of genius' moments and I was so excited to finally be feeling creative again and had it all planned out. It was going to rock! And I was going to … [Read more...]