Bandana Rosette 4th of July Shirt

How to make a bandana rosette 4th of July shirt

I have to be completely honest with you. Technically this is supposed to be a 5 Minute Craft. And it totally would have been. Except I received an invitation to a tea party from a little girl who was trying to teach manners to her brother who was pretending to be a cheetah. I don't ask questions. I just GO! Wouldn't you? But, if you … [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...]

Kids Art Center and a Little Redemption

galvanized buckets on art desk

The older I get the more I'm realizing that I just have to come to terms with the things that I will never be good at. Walking through a room without bumping into something Monopoly  Cartwheels And drawing I'm pretty much permanently stuck at a 1st grade level when it comes to my artistic abilities. Actually, that might be stretching it a … [Read more...]

A Mom Fail and a Button Shamrock Shirt

button applique shamrock shirt from atthepicketfence.com

  Last Friday was like every other day. We raced around getting ready for school, packing lunches and guzzling coffee (me), being completely silly and taking forever to get dressed (them) and just going about our normal routine. But as soon as we pulled into the school parking lot I realized something was wrong. I saw these kids getting out … [Read more...]

Recycled Paper Bag Hearts

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Angelina from JoJo and Eloise is back with us today sharing a simple, sweet and easy craft as part of our ongoing Take 5: 5 Minute Crafts Series! Hello Picket Fence Family, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. It is always such a pleasure to stop in and visit with you. With Valentines quickly approaching ( which I SERIOUSLY can't believe ) I … [Read more...]

5 Minute Valentine Craft and Free Printable

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We're so excited to be welcoming back our fabulous contributor Julie who's sharing an easy-peasy craft with us today as part of our ongoing Take 5: 5 Minute Crafts series! … [Read more...]

Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day

DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

  I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We've had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We've had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all … [Read more...]

Feathered Owl Pumpkin ~ It’s a Hoot!

feathered owl pumpkin craft from atthepicketfence.com

Pessimists, Debbie Downers, Naysayers, Glass half-empty-ists, Party Poopers.... We've all been there right? Working away on a project that you are absolutely POSITIVE will turn out so adorable and then someone comes along and just rains on your parade. They see a feathered covered pumpkin sitting on the kitchen table and tell you it kinda … [Read more...]

Hosting a Detective Birthday Party Picnic

ideas for a detective birthday party

One of my favorite things about having an 8 year old is how her interests and tastes have begun to influence mine.  She’s reading cool classic Nancy Drew books (which I never read as a kid), introducing me to music that I totally love, and her favorite colors inspired a room re-do in our house. She has also developed a pretty clear vision for … [Read more...]

Summer treat…all natural fruit popsicle ideas!

All Natural Fruit Popsicle Recipes!

Hello Picket Fencers this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am so excited to be here again sharing some Summer Fun with you. Summer was always my favorite time of year when I was a kid, as I am sure I am not alone in this. It meant time away from school, family vacations, staying up late and sleeping in. All of which I would LOVE to do on a … [Read more...]