Make Room For What You Love

When we dont know our style

*this post contains affiliate links I'm so thrilled to be joining an AMAZING group of bloggers today as we celebrate the release of Melissa Michael's brand new book, 'Make Room For What You Love'. This latest book from Melissa (visit her at The Inspired Room) is such a natural extension of her previous books, 'Love the Home You Have' and 'The Inspired Room'. … [Read more...]

Weekend Wonderings

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Have you ever seen a home on the internet and gone back to look at it over and over again because there were just so many elements you knew you wanted to try and incorporate into your own home? That's how I felt when I took the tour of this house featured on Life on Virginia Street. It's slightly more neutral than I go in my decor but I still absolutely love it.   … [Read more...]

Aged Galvanized Metal Tray

Galvanized tray decor for spring atthepicketfence.com

The title of this blog post should really read, "The aged galvanized metal tray that really didn't want to age." And maybe it's the fact that I turned 40 this year that made me feel a lot of sympathy towards this tray and its unwillingness to let me give it a faux aged look even while I was cursing it under my breath. … [Read more...]

Creating Success at Home Giveaway

Creating Success at Home 2D book cover

In theory, being a homemaker or working from home sound like a piece of cake. Because, well, if you want you can just eat a piece of cake whenever it strikes your fancy. But, like so many other things in life, reality is often very different than the fantasy. I think that there are more of us who struggle with how to be managers of our home than we care to admit. Which is why I was so thrilled when I found out that my wonderful friend Sharon, author of the blog Mrs. Hines' Class¬†was writing a … [Read more...]

Vintage Style Canvas Map

Old World Style Map

I've been on the lookout for a vintage map for awhile now. And I realized something very important about myself as I haunted consignment stores and online sources. When it comes to bigger purchases, I suffer from 'must-be-able-to-return-it-if-it-doesn't-work-itis'. The struggle is real people.   … [Read more...]

French Country Wall Clock

French country style wall clock in living room atthepicketfence.com

My husband and I were talking the other day about this magical thing that transpires when we get one-on-one time with our kids. And these days with our almost teenager, its almost as if he becomes a different person. Gone is the attitude and the eye rolling and the one word (usually sarcastic) answers and in their place is laughter and fun and great conversation. … [Read more...]