I Let Her Decorate Her Own Cake

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Every day, all day long, we're faced with choices. What should I eat for breakfast? Should I have that second cup of coffee (the answer to that one is almost always YES!)? Are my legs hairy enough that other people will notice or can I get away with one more day of not shaving? And if you're a mom, you can just multiply those choices by a … [Read more...]

It’s YOUR Turn!

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We were on the phone the other day doing that thing that sisters do where we are able to talk about approximately 1,763 topics in the course of 30 minutes and yet when we hang up realize that there are still subjects we haven't covered. But, somewhere in the midst of those 1,763 topics we talked about someone very special. Someone who we value … [Read more...]

Thankful for the Negative

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Last week, I had a really hard evening with  my kiddos. I was tired, impatient, stressed out and doing battle with an overstuffed yard bin I was trying to drag to the curb while my husband was out of town on business. And I lost my cool. After I had put them to bed that night I sat down at my laptop and just started talking...to you...to the … [Read more...]

Free Summer Printable… Peace. Love. Sandy Feet!

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  Happy Summer, friends! It's me again, Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe I'm back today with another fun summer printable too. Are you enjoying the heat? Well, if the humidity near you is anything like it's been here in St. Louis, then you might not be enjoying the summer heat at all. It has been like a sauna. Booooo! Regardless, I think some of … [Read more...]

Deck Makeover Reveal!

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Eons and eons ago I started a blog. OK...it was actually only 4 years ago but it feels like EONS ago! This was pre-At the Picket Fence days and I was so excited that it  gave me an opportunity to remember that I could string sentences together and use words with multiple syllables since at that time I was up to my eyeballs in sippy cups, potty … [Read more...]

Parade of Homes Tour ~ Far Above Rubies

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We've all heard the saying, "Their worth is far above rubies…" Nothing could be more appropriate when describing our friend Anita, from Far Above Rubies! Not only is this gal talented but she's a true gem! We are so blessed to be sharing Anita's beautiful home, as part of our At The Picket Fence Parade of  Homes Tours, with our friends here … [Read more...]

We Need to Have a Heart to Heart

...or the time I did battle with the yard bin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadfs2DZHpE … [Read more...]

A Recycled Bird Feeder …from a fondue pot!

  My daughter said, "You should become a blogger, Mama."It went in my right ear and out the left faster than someone's name when I first meet them. Later that year, my path took a turn, and I am forever grateful for pursuing this passion we all call "BLOGGING". It feels like yesterday when I sat at my kitchen table confused as all heck … [Read more...]

Will You Help?

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Blogging is fun. REALLY fun! We've had some seriously amazing opportunities come our way through blogging. We get to work with incredible companies reviewing their latest products. We've traveled the around country, spoken at conferences, been given an all-expenses paid trip to NYC, toured the HGTV Smart Home, been featured in magazines and … [Read more...]