Wanna Be In My Band?

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"Hey Mom, guess what? I'm in a band now!" My then 9 year old son was sitting at the kitchen island having his after-school snack and after I got over the initial shock of hearing him voluntarily share something about his day, I quickly replied, "Really? How cool buddy! Are they going to have a band at school now?" "No", he said, " It's not … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Clock Pumpkin

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Never before have I more strongly agreed with the phrase, "there's nothing new under the sun". I mean, have you SEEN Pinterest? Don't get me wrong, when I'm not feeling like a big ol' slug who knows deep down that she will NEVER end up making those '1,000 Healthy Crockpot Recipes', I really do like Pinterest. But, sometimes it seems like there … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Service with Home Depot

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure I left my home bright and early and made sure to take my #serviceselfie…. I knew I was in for a day that would be big.  A day that had me already in tears and filled with emotion on the drive up. A … [Read more...]

My Other Fall Mantel

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Yesterday morning found me standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes that I had no energy to clean the previous night. After water splashed up onto my sweatshirt I glanced down and noticed an orange spot on the neckline. I looked around in the sink and couldn't find anything orange that would have caused the stain and after another look at … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch

Fall Front Porch Decor from atthepicketfence.com

I have ponytail envy. My friend Shauna is one of my absolute most favorite people in the world and I adore her but I'm jealous of her ponytails. She somehow manages to achieve that elusive goal of having them look perfectly imperfect. You know what I'm talking about right? Where they're just a tad bit messy and yet still look styled so … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper … [Read more...]

Touches of Fall Home Tour

Touches of Fall Home Tour from At The Picket Fence

  Welcome! I'm so excited by to be part of a week of fabulous fall home tours hosted by Daisy May Belle and At Home with the Barkers! … [Read more...]

Decorated Entry for Fall

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I think everyone has a touch of the rebel in them, don't you? Of course, this comes in varying degrees. I've always been a bit of a rule-follower with the occasional rebellious act thrown in here and there. But then, what's rebellious to one person is totally tame to another, right? For example, I feel particularly naughty when I walk past stuff … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor

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My house looks better in the Fall. It just does. It's like it's been patient all year just waiting for this time. For the flip-flops to be replaced with socks and slippers. For the mulled cider candle to have it's inaugural lighting. For me to step out on the front porch in the early morning hours and feel that chill in the air while the … [Read more...]