I’m excited to be sharing some before and afters of our new home today with our beautiful new Shaw Epic Plus floors! Even our Zoe thinks they are fabulous!
Hello friends! It’s Heather here! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve given an update on my life. Awhile back I shared my beautiful flooring makeover courtesy of Shaw Floors. Since then we moved…again. Yes, just one year after buying our last home we sold it and made another move. We needed to find something that provided multi-generational living and God brought us the perfect home! I’ll be sharing a tour of our newest “new” home later this week but I wanted to give you a sneak peek by sharing the staircase makeover!
We purchased the home three weeks before Thanksgiving and when we moved in we knew we would immediately be replacing the flooring with beautiful Epic+ Shaw Floors. As you can see in the before photo, the home had oak hardwoods, that had seen better days, carpet in the living room and bedrooms and faux brick floors in the kitchen and breakfast area.
Hi everyone! I’m blowing into At the Picket Fence on the tail end of Hurricane Irma! As we watched this storm increase in size and force our prayers were with our friends and family down in Florida. Little did we realize this “not so Southern lady” would make her way her to the Atlanta area! While we have some yard and debris clean up to do around our home we are so thankful that we didn’t experience anything worse. We did have many friends near us that lost cars to trees falling and had damage to their homes. Those things can be replaced but THEY cannot be, so we are grateful everyone made it through safely!
While Hurricane Irma blew through here I was busy photographing our home for a fun FALL HOME TOUR sponsored by our friends over at Shaw Floors! Welcome to our Southern Fall Home!
From Life in Season: Celebrate the Moments that fill your heart & home:
Yes son, I remember that one vividly.
“Here’s one I got when I was your age.” I pointed to my bottom lip. “I fell and bit right through it!” He was fascinated with is and wanted all of the gory details.
“…and see this one?” He excitedly pointed out to me, interrupting my own scar-riddled tale. “This one was from when I almost cut my finger off from slamming it in the door!”
Oh yes. That one I remember like yesterday.
Being an eight year old boy, he was all about one-upping, and being an eight year old boy, he had far surpassed me by now, in the scar department. He received some perverse pleasure in his scars, like they were a badge of honor from surviving his first years of life. To me, though, they represented fear. Fear and a melancholy, lingering sense of failure, as a parent. Failure that, in those moments, I hadn’t been watching quite as closely as I should have. That I hadn’t monitored these “situations” and the ending results had been many bandages and urgent care visits. They spoke to me and reminted me of my often-lingering sense of inadequateness my mothering.
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,