A Recycled Bird Feeder …from a fondue pot!

  My daughter said, "You should become a blogger, Mama."It went in my right ear and out the left faster than someone's name when I first meet them. Later that year, my path took a turn, and I am forever grateful for pursuing this passion we all call "BLOGGING". It feels like yesterday when I sat at my kitchen table confused as all heck … [Read more...]

A Coast By Any Other Name

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"You know we call it the 'coast' and not the 'beach', right? It was 1996 and my boyfriend was attempting to give me a brief linguistics lesson while we visited his family in Oregon over winter break. He was eager to show me around his hometown and take me for a drive along the 'coast'. I was a Southern California girl and frankly, this slight … [Read more...]

Leg Warmers & Last Minute 4th of July Ideas!

Last Minute 4th of July ideas from atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there were two little girls. They spent their days in an imaginary world. Sometimes they were on the prairie collecting eggs and doing daily battle with Nellie Olsen. Other days they were Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Robes became capes and knee socks did double duty as the most fabulous boots in the universe. And every 4th … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Beverage Stand

4th of July beverage station

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm officially declaring this the summer of kids movie theme songs getting stuck in my head. Just when I start to think that I've finally buried them deep enough in the recesses of my mind something will come along and just yank it back … [Read more...]

Bandana Rosette 4th of July Shirt

How to make a bandana rosette 4th of July shirt

I have to be completely honest with you. Technically this is supposed to be a 5 Minute Craft. And it totally would have been. Except I received an invitation to a tea party from a little girl who was trying to teach manners to her brother who was pretending to be a cheetah. I don't ask questions. I just GO! Wouldn't you? But, if you … [Read more...]

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

It's time for another Take Five: Five Minute Craft! One of the most frugal and fun ways to decorate your table for the summer holidays is using recycled bottles! The options are endless with the myriad of paint colors and craft supplies available. I chose a classic patriotic “red, white and blue” color scheme for my recycled bottle … [Read more...]

If Heaven Had a Fragrance

lilacs in bucket

...I'm fairly certain it would smell like lilacs. I think that somewhere along the way the verse in the Bible that said, 'heaven will smell like lilacs' just got lost in translation. But it HAD to have been in there at some point, right? ;-) When I bury my head in the blossoms (which I absolutely MUST do every single time I walk past them), I … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Coffee Scrub

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Hello, Picket Fence Friends, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am once again excited to be here visiting with you. Spring is is full swing and Summer is just around the corner. And, you know what that means! YES, you guessed it!! It means, it's time to Exfoliate and Get our bodies ready for Summer Wearing Clothes. I LOVE the smell of … [Read more...]

Five Minute Party Decorations

5 Minute Party Decorations atthepicketfence.com

Do you ever feel like merely the idea of planning a party sounds exhausting? Parties these days can tend to be over the top  a tad more involved than they used to be. And sometimes that keeps us from actually wanting to host one. But, leave it to our friend Karianne to show how to make fabulous party decorations in only 5 minutes! … [Read more...]

Gift Bag Turned Wall Art

gift bag wall art

Let's talk about trends for a minute. You know you want to! ;-) Has anyone else found themselves in a store recently doing a double take at the styles? I found myself in Target recently...ok...who am I kidding....I find myself in Target multiple times a week but that's neither here nor there...anyhoo...I found myself in Target and stood … [Read more...]