Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread-Waffles from atthepicketfence.com

If there were ever a time when we needed smell-a-vision, this would be it! Friends, if you knew how AMAZING these gingerbread waffles make your house smell you would run right into your kitchen and start gathering ingredients! But, please finish reading this...because you actually need the recipe in order to make them so that your house can smell AMAZING! ;-) … [Read more...]

How to Make a Branches and Burlap Frame

burlap twig frame atthepicketfence.com

This is totally a 5 minute craft. I mean, for YOU, I'm quite certain this is a 5 minute craft. For ME, on the other hand, this was one of those 'let's take something super simple and make it totally more complicated than it has to be' kind of crafts. But, I promise, in reality this is, in fact, a five minute craft. Okay, maybe 10 minutes, but still, in theory this should be an easy peasy project. … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Have a White Mantel

Fall mantel details atthepicketfence.com

Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld when George Costanza finally has to come to terms with his Holiday heritage? It all comes to a head with his father proudly revealing that while other families celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah, the Costanza family celebrated their own unique holiday. Festivus. And out comes the 'Festivus' pole! The person holding the pole gets the opportunity to air all of the grievances they have against the people in their lives. … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper Roll" or "75 Ways to Repurpose a Tampon Box" or "50 Dinner Ideas (you hope and pray!) You're Kids Will Love"   Because, you see, at the … [Read more...]

Decorated Entry for Fall

fall decor on entry table atthepicketfence.com

I think everyone has a touch of the rebel in them, don't you? Of course, this comes in varying degrees. I've always been a bit of a rule-follower with the occasional rebellious act thrown in here and there. But then, what's rebellious to one person is totally tame to another, right? For example, I feel particularly naughty when I walk past stuff sitting on the stairs and don't even bother to pick them up. Shocking, right?! ;-) Or when I leave my pj's in a pile on the floor in the closet … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor

simple fall centerpiece atthepicketfence.com

My house looks better in the Fall. It just does. It's like it's been patient all year just waiting for this time. For the flip-flops to be replaced with socks and slippers. For the mulled cider candle to have it's inaugural lighting. For me to step out on the front porch in the early morning hours and feel that chill in the air while the steam rises from my hot cup of coffee. For evenings filled with running through the sprinklers and watching fireworks in the sky to be replaced by foot-y … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour and Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Home Tour and Decorating Ideas from atthepicketfence.com

 *We apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced yesterday that caused our site to be down but thank you for bearing with us and we hope you enjoy this post today* Hello and welcome friends!! I'm so thrilled that you are joining me on a little tour of my home today all dressed up for my most favorite season. Here in Oregon (did you know that I live in Oregon?) there are signs of Autumn popping up all around me even though as I type this the temperature today will be in the 80's. … [Read more...]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Since I've been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I've lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it.  BUT….that doesn't mean I still don't appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season! … [Read more...]