Good morning, coffee lovers! Julie here stopping by from redheadcandecorate.com where my husband and I have been working on a really large front porch project 😯 with DIY mahogany stained wood. I am very very excited for the reveal coming up soon (subscribe now so you don’t miss it), but no one can work without coffee, right? That’s why I decided it was a great time to get this coffee party started over here at the fence. I hope you enjoy these “Unique Coffee Ideas” I found through some of our talented friends from blog land, and there’s one from me, too.
Happy Saturday!! One of our most favorite things to do on a Saturday morning while sipping coffee is to just take our time to meander around the interwebs looking for beautiful inspiration and fun new ideas. And, today, we’re bringing back our Weekend Wonderings series where we’ve put together a collection of some of the best decorating ideas, recipes, crafts and heart-felt blog posts that we’ve seen recently.
We want to continue to have At the Picket Fence be a community where you don’t just hear from us all the time but where you also have access to some of the best ideas and inspiration out there. So, let’s welcome the weekend together with these wonderings!
My husband asked me last week what I would like for Mother’s Day this year. And, honestly, all I could think of was that I didn’t want to have to plan a single meal and I didn’t want to have to clean a single dish. No cooking. No cleaning.
You see, my love language is ‘acts of service’. I’ll take getting my car detailed over getting a piece of jewelry any day!
So, when it comes to as special of an occasion as Mother’s Day, for me, sweet and simple is best. Personalized, homemade, thoughtful, these are all of the things that mean the most to me when it comes to gifts.
That’s why I thought that I would show you just a few of my favorite projects I’ve done over the years which are not only simple and sweet but also very friendly to the budget.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”
Ok, ok, so maybe it’s more like the second ‘most wonderful time of the year’ since I know that honor really goes to Christmas.
But, I honestly cannot properly convey to you just how much I love Spring and, most especially, when my lilacs are finally blooming. I snip them and bring them inside and literally bury my nose in the blossoms every time I walk by. It’s like they call out to me. My only complaint is that, like Christmas, it’s over too quickly.
So, I thought that I would celebrate this fleeting moment in time by putting together a little collection for you of lovely lilac inspired ideas and inspiration.
Hi there! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com and it’s great to be back this month at the Picket Fence with 6 clever, easy, and affordable repurposed wreath ideas from all over blog land. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love all wreaths, but when folks come up with clever ways to repurpose items into a beautiful “wreath”, it inspires me to want to try it, too. By the way, if you’re really into wreaths like me, I’ve created all sorts of wreaths for all the seasons on my blog, so I hope you’ll join me there, too (subscribe here).
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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
Does anyone else feel like Valentine’s Day was created just to help break up the dreary winter? I always think of it as a mile marker along the way to Spring and today I have some fantastic Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day ideas to help make the holiday extra special for the ones you love.
If you are planning on staying in, why not make something sweet for your sweetheart. These recipes are so easy!
5 Cute Christmas Ideas from redheadcandecorate.com
Good morning, friends! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think “outside the box” when doing so. It’s funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of catch folks off guard. I like to have fun with it, and between you and I, sometimes my kids have to settle me down when decorating and tell me it’s time for bed!
I truly hope my ideas inspire you to try something you’ve never tried before…or maybe just sit back and drink hot cocoa while I do all of the decorating. Doesn’t that sound good about now?
Hat as a Tree Topper
Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already November?! My Thanksgiving meal plans are already well underway and while it may vary from year to year, it is never complete without my pecan and sweet potato pies. I think I would be forgiven for leaving the main attraction i.e. Tom Turkey off of the menu but never for forgetting these two dessert favorites!
I love serving them on my wood slice serving trays and I wanted to give you a chance to make some of these yourself for the holiday season.
They are a fun way to bring the outdoors in for the holidays and these rustic refined DIY wood slice Thanksgiving serving trays have just the right amount of bling to make them a perfect addition to your holiday dinners!
Stacked or standing side by side, your desserts will take center stage when displayed on these serving trays. Finish them off with a favorite quote or saying to make them truly personal and unique!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Wood rounds (can be purchased at hobby and craft stores or use rounds cut from stumps) / wood craft feet and rounds (purchased from hobby and craft stores) / wood glue / gilding liquid and paint brush / wood burning tool and letter stamps (optional for lettering)
One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn. He weaved his weather prediction magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country.
But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, “And there will be rain in the Pacific NW.” I stopped dead in my tracks…eyeliner in one hand and coffee cup in the other, unsure if I had heard correctly or if in my usual morning stupor I had misunderstood him.