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...]

It’s YOUR Turn!

strut your stuff graphic

We were on the phone the other day doing that thing that sisters do where we are able to talk about approximately 1,763 topics in the course of 30 minutes and yet when we hang up realize that there are still subjects we haven't covered. But, somewhere in the midst of those 1,763 topics we talked about someone very special. Someone who we value … [Read more...]

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...]