DIY Wood Plant Stand

white wood plant stand atthepicketfence.com

The other night as I was tucking my 11 year old son into bed, he asked if I would lie down with him for a few minutes. He was listening to an 'Adventures in Odyssey' CD and wanted me to hear the latest story in the series. Now, this was one of those moments that every mom of a tween boy dreams about. Normally at bed time any kind of overtures … [Read more...]

Plum Puff Pastry Tart

Plum Puff Pastry Tart atthepicketfence.com

Anne clasped her hands and looked at the dresses. "I did hope there would be a white one with puffed sleeves," she whispered disconsolately.  "I prayed for one, but I didn't much expect it on that account.  I didn't suppose God would have time to bother about a little orphan girl's dress.  I knew I'd just have to depend on Marilla for it.  Well, … [Read more...]

Our Readers Strut Their Stuff

strut your stuff graphic

We hope you know that we sure do like you. Like, a lot. Being a blogger has some really awesome perks. Frankly, we get 'stroked' a lot. We share our hearts and our homes with you and you leave us lovely comments (except for the crazy spammers whose comments look like they were written by someone with multiple personalities!). We get to try out … [Read more...]

Repurposed Carriage Light

Good morning, At the Picket Fence friends! Redheaded Julie here with my "Repurposed Carriage Light". Last Summer, my Dad and I took down these rather nautical looking carriage lights from our front porch. They still worked fine, but they looked really old and dirty. I was going to clean them and put them back up, but I opted for new ones … [Read more...]

Over-sized Outdoor Checker Board

scotch blue tape outdoor checker board project

You know that saying, "If walls could talk"? Well, I've decided that I'm going to start saying a different version. In my home we will say, "If rugs could talk". Because honestly, our rugs could do some serious chatting! Especially the rug that sits under our kitchen table. Not only would it be able to tell you all about the conversations and … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Wreaths you can start right now…

Six Fall DIY Wreaths

  We know….we know….it's still warm, and it's August and you want to squeeze every last drop out of summer you can. BUT….we also know (because Hobby Lobby and Michael's told us so) that FALL is just around the corner, and if you're like us and need plenty of time to transition we thought it would fun to share…. Six DIY Fall Wreaths you … [Read more...]

DIY Iron Grate Mirror

DIY iron grate mirror from atthepicketfence.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I think I'm growing up. Not too much, mind you! Just a bit. You see, I've finally come to realize something very important about myself and I'm working to change it. I've always been a person filled with 'expectations'. … [Read more...]

Back to School Party Ideas

Back to school party ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We've taken a vote on something. And since there are only two of us and we both voted 'yes' that means that it's unanimous and our voices MUST be heard. What did we vote on, you ask? Well, we have decided that each state should get to determine when their summer break will take place. For example, in Oregon summer break should be July, … [Read more...]

Re-arranging the Dining Room

dining room

You know those pictures where it starts out looking like one thing but the longer you look at it, you are able to see another image appear? Well, I'm really horrible at those. Everyone around me will see that what looks like the solar system is in actuality a big bowl of apples. Squint your eyes, they say. Tilt your head, jump up and down, … [Read more...]

I Let Her Decorate Her Own Cake

Ariel cake1

Every day, all day long, we're faced with choices. What should I eat for breakfast? Should I have that second cup of coffee (the answer to that one is almost always YES!)? Are my legs hairy enough that other people will notice or can I get away with one more day of not shaving? And if you're a mom, you can just multiply those choices by a … [Read more...]