DIY Fall Wreaths you can start right now…

Six Fall DIY Wreaths

  We know….we know….it's still warm, and it's August and you want to squeeze every last drop out of summer you can. BUT….we also know (because Hobby Lobby and Michael's told us so) that FALL is just around the corner, and if you're like us and need plenty of time to transition we thought it would fun to share…. Six DIY Fall Wreaths you … [Read more...]

DIY Iron Grate Mirror

DIY iron grate mirror from atthepicketfence.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I think I'm growing up. Not too much, mind you! Just a bit. You see, I've finally come to realize something very important about myself and I'm working to change it. I've always been a person filled with 'expectations'. … [Read more...]

Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

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Hi there my ATPF friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, back again with a delicious recipe just for you!  This month, I decided to make these Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels for One. Main. Reason. I know it's hard to believe we are already into August, but I happen to know that a lot of people are doing a little happy dance.  No, … [Read more...]

My I Should Summer

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I do it to myself every year. The month of May rolls around and I know that school will be out in a few weeks and we're going to have days filled with nothing but time, time and more time. No more hurrying out the door in the morning all the while barking orders... "Put your shoes on!" "Stop hitting each other with stuffed animals!"  "Why … [Read more...]

Back to School Party Ideas

Back to school party ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We've taken a vote on something. And since there are only two of us and we both voted 'yes' that means that it's unanimous and our voices MUST be heard. What did we vote on, you ask? Well, we have decided that each state should get to determine when their summer break will take place. For example, in Oregon summer break should be July, … [Read more...]

Re-arranging the Dining Room

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You know those pictures where it starts out looking like one thing but the longer you look at it, you are able to see another image appear? Well, I'm really horrible at those. Everyone around me will see that what looks like the solar system is in actuality a big bowl of apples. Squint your eyes, they say. Tilt your head, jump up and down, … [Read more...]

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...]