Modern miniature pumpkin topiary …

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiary

… and National Thrift Store Day! Today is National Thrift Store Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a fun thrift store transformation and several other transformations from our fellow bloggers! Yes. these are pumpkins. yes I know it's August.  Will  you forgive me?  See here's the deal.  We're bloggers.  Specifically, we are craft, home … [Read more...]

Blue Home Decor Ideas …I’ve got the blues!

Welcome! If you're joining me from my talented and fabulous friend, Jennifer Rizzo's, I'm so glad to have you here visiting us At The Picket Fence! I was so honored when my friend Beth, of Home Stories A to Z, invited me to be a part of her How to Decorate Series! Seriously, the talent in this group is amazing! You can start the series from the … [Read more...]

Memories of Summer…and creamsicle pie!

No Bake Orange Creamsicle Pie

  I can remember the sound so distinctively.  I would be playing in the backyard with Vanessa.  Maybe having a tea party, or playing house or bossing her around…or reenacting the latest Little House on the Prairie episode and off in the distance the melodious notes would resound.  Starting softly, getting a little louder and then fading off … [Read more...]

A Southern Summer Home Tour 2014

Moss Wreath Planter

  WELCOME to Georgia y'all!! Where the weather's HOT and the tea is SWEET! I'm so honored to be following my friend Rhoda, of Southern Hospitality on the 2014 Blogger Summer Home Tour; hosted by my fabulous and talented friend Gina, of Shabby Creek Cottage! Be sure to pay her a visit to start at the beginning of this amazing tour of blogger … [Read more...]

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

It's time for another Take Five: Five Minute Craft! One of the most frugal and fun ways to decorate your table for the summer holidays is using recycled bottles! The options are endless with the myriad of paint colors and craft supplies available. I chose a classic patriotic “red, white and blue” color scheme for my recycled bottle … [Read more...]

Lemon-Lime Marinated Chicken Drumsticks …a perfect summer recipe!

Lemon-Lime and Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

  We are a grilling family.  My favorite part of summer is being able to move from the kitchen to the back deck for meal preparation! Actually truth is, it's because my husband is quite the grilling master….which gives me several months of not having to think about what I'm going to cook for dinner that night! … [Read more...]

Tips for perfect potted flowers…and the Southern Living Plant Collection

Southern Living Ready to Impress Container Gardens

  I recently had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Southern Living "Ready to Impress" Plant and Flower Collection. My lovely friend Carmen Johnston, is a Lifestyle and Garden Expert with the Southern Living Plant Collection.  She invited us to join her and Southern Living at Grove Park Inn, in gorgeous Asheville North Carolina! … [Read more...]

HGTV Home Tour…the smartest home on the block!

HGTV Smart Home

It's one thing to be the prettiest home on the block…it's another to be the prettiest and the smartest! I was so excited when I was recently invited up to the fabulous city of Nashville, for a blogger sneak peek tour the newest HGTV HOME and this one is a "smarty pants!" A fully furnished English-cottage design, built by Carbine and … [Read more...]

A celebration…100 pound weight loss!

Heather 100 pound loss

  Actually….105 pounds as of this post, but who's counting.  Oh wait (weight) I AM!!! grin! Two weeks ago, I hit a 100 pound weight loss!  It's so hard to process that, ONE HUNDRED POUNDS GONE! that's 100 pounds I am no longer carrying around on my body.  To say I feel "lighter" both physically, mentally and emotionally would be an … [Read more...]

Moss Covered Easter Eggs..and she sent me what?

Moss Covered Easter Eggs Collage

  After the holidays and winter, sometimes it's hard to get motivated to start new projects.  I think bloggers are just a little burned out after all of the hustle and bustle of blogging during the holidays and we all get the winter blues. So when our friend, Jennifer Rizzo, invited me to participate in a crazy, fun party to get our creative … [Read more...]