Our Best Holiday Recipes

Favorite holiday recipe collection from atthepicketfence.com

Does anyone else find themselves feeling so smug as you get everything checked off your grocery list for upcoming holiday meals only to get home and realize that while you may have the ingredients for a grand meal in a few days, somehow you've managed to make it home from the store without putting anything in your cart for the dinners you are expected to prepare leading up to that day! … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas brunch or breakfast tablescape

 "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when it's mighty Founder was a child Himself."  ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol This past weekend was one of those weekends that you remember for years to come. Not because anything especially spectacular happened. In fact, it felt so incredibly ordinary. And yet there was also something extraordinary about it. What would seem like a lot of 'nothing' to some, felt like a whole lot of 'something' to us. … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Liquor for Summer Cocktails

fruit infused liquor in jars atthepicketfence.com

Whenever I even see the word 'cocktail' I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels. There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of 'Mad Men', don't you think? Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar with Tom Cruise. ;-) But, just because my feet are more likely to be in flip-flops than stilettos and being stuck behind a bar with Tom Cruise would … [Read more...]

Holiday bar cart ideas and a Home Goods giveaway!

How to style a bar cart for the holidays

I'm often asked how I would "define my style."  I've always had a hard time putting my style into words.  I love a little glitz and glamour combined with some fun pops of color all against a white background. Think deer antlers….gilded in gold.   a disco ball propped up against a mirrored tree stand.  A family heirloom made over in electric blue!  A fur throw over a navy velvet chair.  Are you getting the idea? So when I saw the Home Goods Stylescope Quiz I was excited to actually … [Read more...]

I have a new love in my life…

Keruig Vue Iced Vanilla Latte from At The Picket Fence

  Shhhh...don't tell my husband, but I have a new love in my life. It showed up on my doorstep recently, and the good looks and sleek sophistication drew me in from the moment I unwrapped it.  In fact I might have even given the Staples delivery truck driver a little squeal and a hug, but alas it wasn't him I was excited to see...it was my new infatuation. I believe I can convince my husband that the three of us will live quite well together in perfect harmony.  … [Read more...]

Before and After Easter Treats!

Before and After Easter Treats from atthepicketfence.com

  We are so thrilled to be joining our wonderful and lovely friends Debbie from Oh So Shabby Debbie and Karianne of Thistlewood Farms in a sort of virtual potluck today. And, let us tell you that this is definitely our kind of potluck! Forget the jello mold with mini-marshmallows on top and "mystery" casserole. We're sharing some of our favorite Spring recipes and we don't know about you but any potluck that consists of cocktails and desserts is right up our ally! Just as the turkey is … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Latte…a perfect fall treat!

pumpkin pie latte square

  Pie. Pecan. Apple. Sweet Potato. Pumpkin Pie. They all get a thumbs up in our home!   But, sometimes after gorging ourselves filling our tummies with good food at Thanksgiving, we just don't have room for a piece of our favorite pie. Here's a great alternate ending to Thanksgiving Dinner...pumpkin pie latte.  All of the flavors you love, but not quite so filling.  Or if you do have a little extra room in there, why not have a cup WITH your favorite piece of pie.  Either … [Read more...]