Take Five: Five Five Minute Spring Crafts!

Five Easy Spring Crafts

  One of our favorite things about blogging is getting to see all of the amazing talent out there in blogland!  Last week we hosted the fun Swing Into Spring Blog Hop and saw so many fabulous spring crafts linked up to our party!  Since today is Take Five Friday…. we thought we would share five features, from that party, that were cute, easy and take no time to make! … [Read more...]

Inspiring Christmas Features!

inspiring christmas features at the picket fence

 Welcome to our round-up of amazing Christmas features from last week's Inspiration Friday! We felt that there were  so many amazing holiday and everyday links that we thought TWO features were deserving of last week's party! Today we are sharing some of our favorite Christmas and Holiday posts and next week Inspiration Friday will resume as normal with another round of features! So, grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and take a moment to enjoy these gorgeous Christmas features!  Inspiring … [Read more...]

Roo Mag and Vanessa~ A Special Feature!

Isn't it amazing how in "Blogland" you can be in two places at once?If only that were true in "real" life too!I may be hanging out at the Wine and Food Festival in NYC this weekend but I'm also absolutely thrilled and honored to be a guest over at Roo Mag today.Have you heard about Roo Magazine?Developed by actress, author, producer, speaker, wife and mother Candace Cameron Bure, Roo Mag is  an online magazine focused on encouraging and uplifting women in all areas of their lives. From faith to … [Read more...]

Sweet Buy and Buy….a sweet farmhouse shoppe

Don't you love it when you find a place that just "speaks" to you?One that has just the right combination of vintage and farmhouse and cottage and industrial...you know the kind of place that transcends these styles, where "patina" is not only admired but coveted and where our hands can touch and hold the treasures of the past.Welcome to Sweet Buy and Buy. I paid this "leisurely farmhouse shoppe full of fresh vintage style, from antiques, cottage to industrial" a visit over the weekend for their … [Read more...]

Imitation is flattery…a kitchen island transformation feature

When they say "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" they couldn't be more right!Last week I got the sweetest email from  Kristi of I Should Be Mopping Up the Floor with a link to her island transformation post and sharing how my island transformation tutorial had inspired them to do their own! She mentioned carrying around her phone with my post on it at Lowe's to show them exactly what supplies they needed and what they wanted to create!Do y'all know how much that made my day...my … [Read more...]

Perfectly Patriotic Memorial Day Features

Happy Memorial Day from the gals At The Picket Fence!  We thought it would be fun to share some of the perfectly patriotic posts (say that three times fast...grin!) that were linked up to this past Inspiration Friday! They are perfect ideas to inspire you for the 4th of July as well! We are always so amazed at the talent that stops by here at the fence each week...come take a peek. features Paula of Sweet Pea created this darling Memorial Wreath...out of a tennis racket! Sharla of The House at … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens comes to Kentucky…behind the scenes of a photo shoot

This is going to be a long one folks…thanks for indulging me.It started two months ago with an email.  The irony of it all was that I was on the phone with my mom who had finally got ahold of a copy of our At The Picket Fence feature in Romantic Homes Magazine.  We were discussing how cool the whole thing was, when I happened to glance down at an email that came through on my phone….and I might have screamed a little in the phone…sorry mom.It went a little something like this:“….Hi this is Kit … [Read more...]

Romantic Homes Magazine Feature…. At The Picket Fence

Wow! So can I say, first we (Vanessa and I) are probably the last two people on earth who should be keeping “secrets.”  So when the sweet Beth Livesay from Romantic Homes Magazine contacted me in late December informing me that they’d like to feature At The Picket Fence, (really?! our lil ol’ blog!? in their GORGEOUS magazine) along with some photos of my kitchen remodel, it was all we could do not to share with all of you…cause ya know YOU ALL are the first one’s we love to share with! I sent … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Features!


Love is in the air!And we thought we would help to spread it around a little by showing off some of our favorite Valentine's Day Features from the last few Inspiration Friday Parties.There were so many we decided to divide them into categories!So, are you ready to check out some incredible talent?Let's get this love fest going!Recipes   Raiding your kid's candy isn't the only way to satisfy a sweet tooth on Valentine's Day. Check out these incredible concoctions! Don't go thinking that Sue … [Read more...]