The Standings

The Standings

Welcome to Week 2 of our Life in Seasons Studies Series! Discussion Questions: 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 … [Read more...]

Apple Hazelnut Cocktail Recipe

Hazelnut Apple Cider Cocktail

*I have the most delicious apple hazelnut cocktail to share with you today!* I've always known what a privilege is to call the Willamette Valley home. I mean, this place is truly beautiful. Rolling hills of farmland and vineyards with a river winding it's way through the landscape. And I'm not saying that we really need anyone from the 'outside' confirming what we already know. But, I gotta tell ya, it sure was nice to have the Wall Street Journal recently agree that this little slice of … [Read more...]

Built In Kitchen Cabinet Makeover


Good morning At the Picket Fence friends! Julie, here from Before we get started today I would like to extend an invitation to you to subscribe to our free newsletter. I'm now offering our 12 page "Cottages & Bungalows Fall Home Tour" as a free gift when you sign up. Now lets get to the fun part...Do you remember that show "Starsky & Hutch" that aired in the 1970's? I was around 5 when it was popular and I remember having a crush on "Hutch". Oh, he was so … [Read more...]

Fall Entry Decor and Kirkland’s Giveaway

Fall entry table decorations

Happy fall my friends! I'm so thrilled to be sharing my fall entry decor with you today AND teaming up with Kirklands who have generously offered you the chance to win a $100 gift card to their store! You know, I firmly believe that the old adage of never having a "second chance to make a first impression" holds true for both people and homes. And this is why I particularly love the opportunity each season to create a warm welcome through my entry decor for anyone who crosses our … [Read more...]

A Simple Fall Dining Tablescape

Fall centerpiece with white pumpkins and hydrangeas

A couple of weeks ago the doorbell rang at our house and as I walked towards the door my heart started beating faster. You see, every day for what feels like forever I've been watching for our book to get here. THE book. The one that I worked on for a whole year and that I had yet to hold in my hands. … [Read more...]

Decoupage Pumpkins and Cottages and Bungalows!

tissue paper decoupage pumpkins

  {Click Here for Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin Tutorial Here} There's something a little odd still about walking through the grocery store, cart filled with almond milk, apples and a industrial size pack of paper towels, and finding the latest magazine on the newsstands with your photos and project in it. There's that moment when your eyes land on the cover you've been searching for every time you run in to a store for something...and when you finally spy it, you feel giddy as you … [Read more...]

My Inspired Family Room Mantel

Fall mantel details

These days I seem to find it a bit hard to look at old photos. I think it has something to do with feeling like time is passing WAY too quickly and my kids are getting WAY too big and I'm getting WAY too much older. But, that being said, there's a reason why we take photos. We're trying to capture a moment, right? Hold onto a memory.   … [Read more...]