I’ve been using touches of green in my home for three years now. It started with this vintage writing desk I stumbled upon at one of my favorite second hand stores….
Just in time for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, I’m sharing with you Kentucky Champagne…one of my favorites!
Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2016?! Whew! It’s been a year of ups and downs, high and lows but through it all we’ve loved visiting with you each week, here at the picket fence! Whatever your New Year’s Eve plans hold, staying in cozy by the fire or celebrating out on the town with friends and family, know we are virtually toasting in 2017 with you! At our home we love celebrating the arrival of the new year with Kentucky Champagne!
Welcome! I’m so excited to finally give you a peek at our new home! It seems these days, I’m a day late and a dollar short but here I am with a glimpse into our house dressed up for Christmas day. It might be sunny and almost 70 degrees on December 22nd, but that’s okay because, “This is how we we roll in the South!”
If you’re looking for a healthy holiday appetizer, I want to introduce you to Roasted Beet Salsa! Beet Salsa is not only vibrant, the perfect color for your Christmas parties, it’s also delicious and healthy! How many holiday recipes can say that?!
Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already November?! My Thanksgiving meal plans are already well underway and while it may vary from year to year, it is never complete without my pecan and sweet potato pies. I think I would be forgiven for leaving the main attraction i.e. Tom Turkey off of the menu but never for forgetting these two dessert favorites!
I love serving them on my wood slice serving trays and I wanted to give you a chance to make some of these yourself for the holiday season.
They are a fun way to bring the outdoors in for the holidays and these rustic refined DIY wood slice Thanksgiving serving trays have just the right amount of bling to make them a perfect addition to your holiday dinners!
Stacked or standing side by side, your desserts will take center stage when displayed on these serving trays. Finish them off with a favorite quote or saying to make them truly personal and unique!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Wood rounds (can be purchased at hobby and craft stores or use rounds cut from stumps) / wood craft feet and rounds (purchased from hobby and craft stores) / wood glue / gilding liquid and paint brush / wood burning tool and letter stamps (optional for lettering)
Welcome to Week 2 of our Life in Seasons Studies Series!
1. Share with us a time when you felt your faith was smaller than a mustard seed? What scriptures do you lean on as a reminder that Christ has not forsaken you during these times?
2. Can you relate to King David when he cried out, “My God why have you forsaken me?” Do you sometimes feel God has forsaken you?
3. What are some things you can do, when you feel the world is judging you, to remind yourself that you are a child of God and that the battle has already been fought for you?
3. Read Romans 3:24
4. What does it mean to you when you read that through Christ’s redemption all are justified and made in hight standing with God?
As we conclude today’s study I pray that you truly take to heart Romans 8:1, “There is therefore NOW no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!”
Thank you for meeting me at the fence today,
There’s something a little odd still about walking through the grocery store, cart filled with almond milk, apples and a industrial size pack of paper towels, and finding the latest magazine on the newsstands with your photos and project in it. There’s that moment when your eyes land on the cover you’ve been searching for every time you run in to a store for something…and when you finally spy it, you feel giddy as you start to turn the pages looking for your feature.
You are tempted to point it out to every poor soul that happens to take a detour down the books and magazine aisle, wondering if they can fully appreciate a “tissue paper pumpkin” as much as you hope the readers of Cottages and Bungalows will. In the check out line, you silently dialogue the conversation in your brain on how you can subtly point out to the casher and the teenage boy bagging your groceries your feature, because you know HE will be interested (grin) that you have tissue paper pumpkins in a magazine. You decide against it though, on the off chance they will all nod their heads and smile at you and look at each other with a glance as if to say, “we’ve got another kooky one in the line.” So, you take your bagged up groceries, with your Cottages and Bungalows magazine proudly tucked into the seat of your cart and you rush to the car so you can fully appreciate ALL of the beautiful fall projects and homes in the Fall edition! Beautiful work from friends like our contributor, Julie of Redhead Can Decorate, where you can see her FULL house tour! Also another lovely home tour from our friend Michael of Inspired Charm and a few other fun pumpkin projects like our fellow bloggers Amy of Atta Girl Says Metal Foil Pumpkins!
And if you’re REALLY in the mood for FALL now, here are THREE more fun At The Picket Fence pumpkin projects!
Ms. Harris is no exception. You might remember that right before Christmas I shared the tutorial for this DIY Wood Holiday Planter Centerpiece with you.
I had the privilege of delivering it to Ms. Harris right before Christmas! She was overjoyed to receive it and we were overjoyed to get to meet this precious veteran’s widow.
We not only got to present her with the planter centerpiece, but also with a whole car full of Holiday Decorations from The Home Depot!
I have loved getting to be a part of The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service the last few months, because of opportunities just like this…opportunities to give back just a little to those who have given so much for us! Opportunities to put a smile on the face of someone like Ms. Harris!
Thank you Home Depot for allowing me to partner with you in celebrating the service of veterans!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year!
I acknowledge that The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with me to participate in this Celebration of Service program (the “Program”). As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot Foundation and its non-profit partners. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
It’s been such a blessing to work with The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation during their Celebration of Service Campaign, these last few months! From DIY American Flags to DIY Military Shadowboxes to this beautiful DIY Holiday Wood Planter, its been such a privilege to create one of a kind project to honor our veterans!
I love Christmas and it was so much fun to present this Holiday Centerpiece to a precious widow of one of our nation’s heroes. I’ll be sharing more of my afternoon with Ms. Harris, but for now I’m excited to give you the details on how you can build your own DIY Wood Centerpiece Planter!
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had the honor of joining The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation for another Celebration of Service Project! This time I was able to bring along my own, and personally favorite, veteran…my husband!
As the daughter in law, wife and now MOM, of a veteran, those who serve our military are near and dear to my heart and to have a chance to give just a little back to someone who has given so much, is a true joy!