When You Want a Wood Watch

wearing Jord wood watch

Have you ever been thinking of a song and then you go to turn on the radio only to have that EXACT song be playing? It kinda freaks you out a bit, right? At least it does me! And even though I know that 'big brother' is watching I'm still startled when something I looked at on Amazon suddenly shows up on the sidebar of my Facebook page. So, when one day this summer I received an email from JORD Wood Watches, I'm not going to lie, I was a little suspicious.   … [Read more...]

The Peace-Filled Home Part Two

the peace filled home series from atthepicketfence.com

*click here for part one of The Peace-Filled Home series* I have a thing for pendulums. I've talked a little bit about them here before. Perhaps it's the fact that a pendulum is always trying to find the center. They are made using a fixed point and as they swing back and forth there is an effort, a straining, towards getting back to that point. That point is the equilibrium. … [Read more...]

Blackberry Basil Scones With Lemon Glaze

Blackberry basil scones recipe from atthepicketfence.com

I was warned it would happen. The other mothers, the ones with older children, would look at me wistfully with a hint of pity in their eyes. Now, looking back, I realize that I was a skeptic. Perhaps I was naive. Perhaps I was just hopeful it wouldn't happen to me.  Either way, I was wrong. Dead wrong. And now, I find myself realizing the truth. The truth about the 'hollow leg' stage.   … [Read more...]

The Peace-Filled Home

the peace filled home series from atthepicketfence.com

Not too long ago we had some of our dearest friends over for dinner. Their son was running around with our kids and general hilarity and mayhem was the order for the evening. As the kids played and the husbands talked my sweet friend turned to me and said, "You know, your home just feels so peaceful."   … [Read more...]

DIY Wall Plate Rack

DIY plate rack with silver platters atthepicketfence.com

Oh happy, happy end of the week! Are you all in total denial like me that July is already over? Slow. Down. Summer. So, we're continuing on with our Flashback Friday series today and I'm sharing with you a project I did almost two years ago in my kitchen but it still remains one of my all-time favorite DIY's.  You may notice that some things look a tad different in the house but don't forget that this includes old photos. Since this time we have painted the kitchen island and changed up … [Read more...]

DIY Window Seat With Storage


Why oh why we ever think we are going to get big projects done in the summertime is beyond me! I had the best of intentions of tackling my office makeover this summer. So far, I have a desk. ;-) We're giving ourselves a break though, knowing all of you totally understand and relate. We also know that many of you are newer friends to us here at the fence so we thought it would be fun to put together a new series. Welcome to the Flashback Friday series! … [Read more...]

Lakeside Home Makeover Tour


Good morning ATPF followers! It's me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. I'm here at my kitchen table listening to the birds and looking forward to some rain today. The rain really puts me in the mood to browse through DIY DECOR in blog land, how about you? … [Read more...]

Ballard Designs Monogrammed Wall Plaque Knock-Off

Door Mat Turned Wall Plaque Ballard Designs knock-off

I have a bit of a ritual when it comes to receiving the latest issues of my favorite catalogs or magazines. I never look at them right away. Oh sure, I might allow myself a quick glance through. But rarely does the mail come to our house at a time with things are calm and relaxed. Frankly, sometimes I wonder if those times are just urban legends. ;-) I want to savor that new catalog or magazine. I want to peruse it at my leisure. Preferably without anyone asking me for a snack. … [Read more...]

This One’s For You


Hey you, yes YOU. You who have a dream. A dream that started as a mere whisper. A dream that seems so out of reach that you dare not speak of it for fear that others will confirm that yes, you are indeed crazy for ever dreaming it up. … [Read more...]