Off the Grid

homestead cabin

Sometimes you just need to go off the grid. Sometimes you find yourself longing for the chance to kind of run away...drop out of sight. Sometimes you don't even realize how much you were longing for wide open spaces until you suddenly find yourself surrounded by 14,000 acres of them. Sometimes you need to feel connected to the past and … [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...]

Our Readers Strut Their Stuff

strut your stuff graphic

We hope you know that we sure do like you. Like, a lot. Being a blogger has some really awesome perks. Frankly, we get 'stroked' a lot. We share our hearts and our homes with you and you leave us lovely comments (except for the crazy spammers whose comments look like they were written by someone with multiple personalities!). We get to try out … [Read more...]

Be Joyful Free Printable

Be Joyful.  Free Printable[1]

Joy. Do you have it? Some days it's a lot harder than others to be joyful. Wouldn't you agree? Some days we wake up feeling like grizzly bears {hee-hee}. And on those days, it's hard to reach down deep and find the joy that is there. The joy that will allow you to see the sun rays through the clouds, the joy that will allow you to smile at the … [Read more...]

Repurposed Carriage Light

Good morning, At the Picket Fence friends! Redheaded Julie here with my "Repurposed Carriage Light". Last Summer, my Dad and I took down these rather nautical looking carriage lights from our front porch. They still worked fine, but they looked really old and dirty. I was going to clean them and put them back up, but I opted for new ones … [Read more...]

Over-sized Outdoor Checker Board

scotch blue tape outdoor checker board project

You know that saying, "If walls could talk"? Well, I've decided that I'm going to start saying a different version. In my home we will say, "If rugs could talk". Because honestly, our rugs could do some serious chatting! Especially the rug that sits under our kitchen table. Not only would it be able to tell you all about the conversations and … [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...]

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...]