We Need to Have a Heart to Heart

...or the time I did battle with the yard bin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadfs2DZHpE … [Read more...]

Will You Help?

Christmas in July graphic

Blogging is fun. REALLY fun! We've had some seriously amazing opportunities come our way through blogging. We get to work with incredible companies reviewing their latest products. We've traveled the around country, spoken at conferences, been given an all-expenses paid trip to NYC, toured the HGTV Smart Home, been featured in magazines and … [Read more...]

A Coast By Any Other Name

vacation memory jar atthepicketfence.com

"You know we call it the 'coast' and not the 'beach', right? It was 1996 and my boyfriend was attempting to give me a brief linguistics lesson while we visited his family in Oregon over winter break. He was eager to show me around his hometown and take me for a drive along the 'coast'. I was a Southern California girl and frankly, this slight … [Read more...]

Christmas in July $500 Giveaway!

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Did anyone else notice the Christmas movies playing all weekend long on the Hallmark channel? Did anyone else give into the irresistible temptation of love stories mixed with gently falling snowflakes and a healthy dose of sappiness? Did anyone else find it strange that they were sitting there watching Christmas movies while it was 90 degrees … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Beverage Stand

4th of July beverage station

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm officially declaring this the summer of kids movie theme songs getting stuck in my head. Just when I start to think that I've finally buried them deep enough in the recesses of my mind something will come along and just yank it back … [Read more...]

An exciting announcement!

At The Picket Fence Contributors

  Happy Saturday friends! Well, it's official....the At the Picket Fence family is growing! You know, when we started this little ol' blog we had a vision. We could see you walking out of your front door, coffee (or tea!) cup in hand and meeting us where your picket fence joined our picket fence. We would stand there right at that … [Read more...]

Repurposed Outdoor Fountain

repurposed fountain into tiered planter

You know those pictures that look one way when you are standing further back but as you get closer you see that the image is really completely different? Like where you think you're looking at a painting of a beautiful lake but when you get closer you realize that it's a giant elephant....or something like that. ;-) You know what I'm talking … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Liquor for Summer Cocktails

fruit infused liquor in jars atthepicketfence.com

Whenever I even see the word 'cocktail' I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels. There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of 'Mad Men', don't you think? Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar … [Read more...]

And Then There Was the ‘Fail’

stuffed animals

I had big plans for Memorial Day weekend. I was going to get sooooo much done! I was going to clean out closets and pull out my summer decor and plant flowers. I was going to bake cookies and clean the kitchen floor and sort through the mountain of papers sitting on the counter in the laundry room. I was going to create the most FABULOUS craft … [Read more...]

Best In Show ~ Dog Themed Party

Best in Show Birthday Party

My daughter has yet to meet a dog without some redeemable quality.  Every dog regardless of pedigree, grooming, or personality is either the cutest, sweetest, or smartest dog on earth.  And if they’re not, well, it’s not their fault and they deserve an extra dose of love and affection. … [Read more...]