Kentucky Champagne.. a fun drink for New Year’s Eve!

Kentucky Champagne

  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 … [Read more...]

Christmas down South….

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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!" … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Serving Trays

Rustic Refined Wood Dessert Trays

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 … [Read more...]

The Standings

The Standings

Welcome to Week 2 of our Life in Seasons Studies Series! Discussion Questions: 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 … [Read more...]

Decoupage Pumpkins and Cottages and Bungalows!

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  {Click Here for Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin Tutorial Here} 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 … [Read more...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer with The Home Depot

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  One of the best things about working with Home Depot, and The Home Depot Foundation, is the amazing people you get to meet. 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 … [Read more...]

DIY Holiday Wood Centerpiece Planter

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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 … [Read more...]

Giving back to those who gave so much!

Mr. Glover with Military Shadowbox

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! … [Read more...]