DIY Gratitude Tree

Gratitude or Thanksgiving Tree from atthepicketfence.com

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 and he weaved his weather 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 … [Read more...]

Cabin in the Woods Tour ~ Our Parent’s Home!

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You know, there aren't many children who can say that they literally do go 'over the river and through the woods' to get to their grandparents' home. But mine can! And as you go through the gate... Down the narrow road covered in leaves... … [Read more...]

French Country Christmas Mantel

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Last week on my regular Monday morning Walmart run, I veered off of my usual course (does everyone else make their grocery list according to the store layout or did I just admit how very OCD I am?) and headed over to the Christmas section where I was promptly introduced to the newest Walmart greeter. … [Read more...]

Christmas Decor Sneak Peek!

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I know, I know. I realize it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Honestly, I do. I know that sometimes that wonderful day of thanks gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and Christmas. I know that we all need to slow down and truly appreciate each holiday as it comes. And I really am thankful and I really do enjoy Thanksgiving. Really! … [Read more...]

Sharpie Stenciled Thanksgiving Lazy Susan

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Sometimes I think I suffer from short-term memory loss. Correction...sometimes I think I suffer from short-term 'thankfulness' memory loss. … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Have a White Mantel

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Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld when George Costanza finally has to come to terms with his Holiday heritage? It all comes to a head with his father proudly revealing that while other families celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah, the Costanza family celebrated their own unique holiday. Festivus. And out comes the 'Festivus' pole! The … [Read more...]

My Other Fall Mantel

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Yesterday morning found me standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes that I had no energy to clean the previous night. After water splashed up onto my sweatshirt I glanced down and noticed an orange spot on the neckline. I looked around in the sink and couldn't find anything orange that would have caused the stain and after another look at … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch

Fall Front Porch Decor from atthepicketfence.com

I have ponytail envy. My friend Shauna is one of my absolute most favorite people in the world and I adore her but I'm jealous of her ponytails. She somehow manages to achieve that elusive goal of having them look perfectly imperfect. You know what I'm talking about right? Where they're just a tad bit messy and yet still look styled so … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper … [Read more...]

Decorated Entry for Fall

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I think everyone has a touch of the rebel in them, don't you? Of course, this comes in varying degrees. I've always been a bit of a rule-follower with the occasional rebellious act thrown in here and there. But then, what's rebellious to one person is totally tame to another, right? For example, I feel particularly naughty when I walk past stuff … [Read more...]