The Best and Easiest Cranberry Sauce Ever!

Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe from atthepicketfence.com

Do you remember that scene in the movie 'A Christmas Story' where the neighbors crazy dogs somehow manage to get into the kitchen and totally destroy the Thanksgiving meal? The family stands there in shock as their turkey dreams are shattered along with all of the visions of leftovers. "The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, … [Read more...]

DIY Gratitude Tree

Gratitude or Thanksgiving Tree from atthepicketfence.com

One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn and he weaved his weather magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country. But when it came time to talk about the west … [Read more...]

Hosting holiday guests … and a Hoover giveaway!

Get your house ready for holiday guests

 This post is sponsored by The Home Depot... The holidays are fast approaching, and with them often comes house guests.   I love having company stay at our home, especially when they know exactly how long to stay! ;) My mother-in-law is the Hostesses with the Mostess! She has had more company over the years, than just about anyone else I know. … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

unique and creative Christmas gift ideas from atthepicketfence.com

It was time. The children had finally reached an age where I was certain that they were ready to sit down and watch one of the greatest movies of all-time. The fake logs glowed in the fireplace, the lights twinkled on the Christmas tree and the smell of popcorn floated in the air. And as Julie Andrews spun around in circles on the top of a hill, … [Read more...]

French Country Christmas Mantel

french country christmas mantel decor atthepicketfence.com

Last week on my regular Monday morning Walmart run, I veered off of my usual course (does everyone else make their grocery list according to the store layout or did I just admit how very OCD I am?) and headed over to the Christmas section where I was promptly introduced to the newest Walmart greeter. … [Read more...]

Free Thanksgiving Printable …

Live Thankfully Printables.  Three Color Choices.  For At The Picket Fence by Live Laugh Rowe

  Happy November!! Can you believe we're weeks away from Christmas? Have any of you started to do any shopping? Me? Nope! Nada. Nothing. I have to commend those of you who have already gotten a head start -- you are my heroes {wink}. Well, today I have a fabulous printable for you! A festive one that has a great reminder to Live … [Read more...]

Christmas Decor Sneak Peek!

Christmas mantel with magnolia garland atthepicketfence.com

I know, I know. I realize it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Honestly, I do. I know that sometimes that wonderful day of thanks gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and Christmas. I know that we all need to slow down and truly appreciate each holiday as it comes. And I really am thankful and I really do enjoy Thanksgiving. Really! … [Read more...]

Sharpie Stenciled Thanksgiving Lazy Susan

Sharpie stenciled thanksgiving lazy susan atthepicketfence.com

Sometimes I think I suffer from short-term memory loss. Correction...sometimes I think I suffer from short-term 'thankfulness' memory loss. … [Read more...]

Setting a blue and white Thanksgiving Table

Blue and White Tablescape

  Can you BELIEVE it's November already!? The month literally blew into the south, with windy nights and falling leaves! … [Read more...]

Hot Apple Pie… A Low Calorie Cocktail

Low Calorie Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

  “The ripe, the golden month has come again, and in Virginia the chinkapins are falling. Frost sharps the middle music of the seasons, and all things living on the earth turn home again... the fields are cut, the granaries are full, the bins are loaded to the brim with fatness, and from the cider-press the rich brown oozings of the … [Read more...]