State of the Blog Address

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Many years ago my husband and I attended a leadership conference hosted by our church. There were many amazing speakers over the course of the weekend and a lot of wisdom was shared. But there was one speaker who shared a phrase which so resonated with me that it has repeatedly come to mind ever since. "A mist in the pulpit is a fog in the pews." (Dr. Howard Hendricks) Now, obviously this is a reference to those in roles as pastors or preachers, but I believe that the essence of this statement … [Read more...]

Winter Decorating Ideas

Winter farmhouse decorating ideas atthepicketfence.com

*I have some very simple winter decorating ideas for you today* Well, the gift I gave to myself when I decorated the house for Christmas is really paying off! This was by far the easiest tear-down I've ever had as basically I only had to remove the big trees and the garland on the staircase. I seriously feel like I'm winning at this post-Christmas getting the house back to normal stuff! The best part is that I didn't have to do a bunch of redecorating. My brain feels so fried lately as we … [Read more...]

The Post Christmas ‘Blahs’

Winter vintage tabletop decor

Hello sweet friends! How are you? Are you recovering from the craziness of the holiday season? I don't know about you, but I find myself feeling all out of sorts in the days following Christmas. On the one hand, my family does infinitely better when we are operating within a routine. So getting back to our regularly scheduled programming is more than welcomed around here. But on the other hand, my emotions tend to be all over the place and I feel discombobulated (that's one of my all-time … [Read more...]

A Nativity Scene Story

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Hello from redheadcandecorate.com~ Before I share today's treasure with you all, I wanted to ask if you have subscribed to my weekly newsletter yet? I send my decorating newsletters out by e-mail on Wednesday & Saturday and they are free. Once you are signed up (which takes seconds), you have the option to download our 12 page home tour in Cottages & Bungalows magazine. If interested, you can enter your e-mail address here: SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for subscribing! Okay, now let's get to … [Read more...]

Easy Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Icing

Eggnog Cake with watermark atthepicketfence.com

*I'm so excited to be sharing with you today this easy recipe for Eggnog Cake* A few weeks ago I gathered with a group of amazing women at the beautiful home of Janna from Yellow Prairie Interiors. All of us live close to each other and have connected through the wonderful world of Instagram. We chatted and laughed and shared stories and broke bread together and made a Christmas craft. I came away with my heart filled to overflowing. There is just something about connecting with women who … [Read more...]

Family Room Flooring Makeover with Shaw Floors

Shaw Epic Plus Wood Floors in a family room

*I'm so thrilled to be sharing my family room Shaw Floors  makeover with you today* Can we just all agree that home renovation and decorating TV shows have given us such a false sense of reality? These so-called reality shows are anything but. They've created this illusion that we can all just wipe the slate clean in our homes and start from scratch. And it will all be done in 2 1/2 days right down to adding the last accessory. But, the real reality is that when most of us are making … [Read more...]

Winter Buffet Table in the Dining Room

Winter buffet table decorating ideas

*I have some very simple winter buffet table decorating ideas for you today* For the last couple of years, I've given myself the best gift. It's not something that would mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it definitely means a lot to me. And it's a gift that keeps on giving, long into the new year. What is it, you ask? Well, I had an epiphany last year when it came time to decorate my house for Christmas. As I began to pull out the bins of decor I felt almost myself having an almost … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home Tour

White half barrel tree stand with narrow Christmas tree atthepicketfence.com

Welcome, welcome friends! I'm so excited to be apart of the Jennifer Rizzo Design Company Holiday Housewalk again this year and bring you some Christmas home decorating ideas and inspiration! You won't want to miss out on all of the beautiful homes so be sure to head over to Jen's to begin at the beginning. If you are coming here after paying a visit to Jen at City Farmhouse I know you've already seen some truly beautiful eye candy and I'm so glad that you continued the housewalk … [Read more...]

A Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel

Winter woodland themed Christmas mantel decor atthepicketfence.com

I'm so excited to share with you my Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel today. But first, a little insight into life around my house. "Hey guys, remember the year that I decided to draw a picture on a napkin with permanent marker while we were decorating the Christmas tree and it soaked right through onto the kitchen table and Mom kind of freaked out?" "Oh yeah, I think that was the same year when Mom offered to let me help her spray fake snow on the panes of a vintage window and instead of … [Read more...]