Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Since I've been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I've lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it.  BUT….that doesn't mean I still don't appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season! … [Read more...]

A Free Fall Printable and Vignette …..

black and white fall vignette with free chalkboard printable

  "Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, We had our summer evenings, now it's time for October eves!" ~Humbert Wolfe Okay, okay I know it's just September 2nd, but I admit that once Labor Day has come and gone, I'm ready for falling leaves and pumpkins and crisp October evenings! … [Read more...]

Mid Century Modern Eclectic, my signature style

Mid Century Modern Eclectic Styleboard

      So are you wondering what Midcentury Modern Eclectic actually is? It's what I call my signature style! The dictionary defines a Signature Style as,  "a distinguishing style."  Midcentury Style is defined as, "a design period of roughly two and a half decades in the middle of the 20th century, from the … [Read more...]

A Tour Through Blogland…

Stone Gable

  If you read a variety of different blogs, like I do, you may find yourself wondering what makes the bloggers behind the blogs tick? How do they come up with their projects? How do they determine their style and what they are going to write about each day.  Maybe you've even wondered that about ME! I was so excited when my dear friend … [Read more...]

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...]