How to Make a Decorative Picket Fence

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I realized recently that I have a kind of latent rebellious streak. I've always been a rule-followin'-by-the-book-don't-rock-the-boat kind of gal. But now, for some reason, I want to just toss the "book" into the garbage and wing it! I think I'm getting in touch with my inner Sandy from Grease. ;-) … [Read more...]

Seafood Chowder & Pumpkin Party Features!

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Seafood chowder and a pumpkin party? That's quite an interesting combination, right?! I'm so thrilled to be guest posting over on Tidy Mom today and sharing the recipe for this AMAZING Smoked Salmon Seafood Chowder. Did I mention it's AMAZING? Because it is. And if you try it you will realize just how right I am. And why that word needs to … [Read more...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ Burlap Pumpkin Basket

Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket and a Pumpkin Party

  Welcome to our final installment of FIVE PUMPKINS 5 WAYS! We're so thrilled to welcome  Melissa, of Daisy Mae Belle, who is sharing our final pumpkin in the series with us today, a Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket!  Take it away Melissa.... I am so THRILLED to be here At The Picket Fence today! Heather and Vanessa are both so super … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Decorating Pumpkins with Stickers

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  Stickers. What is it about them that makes me still a little giddy all of these years later? Tell me I'm not the only one who had a love affair with stickers in the 80's...Hello Kitty.  She had my big fat puffy sticker heart! Little Twin Stars came in a close second. What did we even do with all of these stickers? I know I kept … [Read more...]

Feathered Owl Pumpkin ~ It’s a Hoot!

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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...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ white & gold decoupage pumpkins

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  I'll never forget that dress... It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Magnetic Letter Tray Art

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Today we are excited to be kicking off a fun new series here At The Picket Fence! We know that you are busy, busy, busy! And as much as you love to craft and DIY it can be hard to find time between work, and soccer games and laundry and cooking dinner to sit down and actually create something! Now, don't get us wrong we love creating more … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Fall Decorating & A Break-Up

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Welcome to Fabulous Fall! I'm joining the amazing Jennifer Rizzo today along with 7 other talented bloggers to bring you some ideas and inspiration for Decorating with Natural Elements. You know, I used to have this "faux" ficus tree. I vividly remember seeing this big empty corner in our first apartment after we got married and telling my … [Read more...]

Blue and White Fall Dining Room Reveal ~Kirkland’s Giveaway

What is blue and white and orange all over? and no the answer is not the Auburn University  football team...Roll Tide! It's my new dining room! I'm so excited to share my dining room reveal with you, all made over for FALL!  I was privlidged  to team up with Kirkland's (and four other amazing bloggers) for a challenge to dress up a room … [Read more...]

My Picket Fence Fall Mantel…literally!

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Wouldn't it be so neat if I decided to pay homage to our blog by decorating my mantel for fall with a "Picket Fence" theme? I would be feeling so sentimental about our "little blog that could" that I would run all around town trying to find an old section of a picket fence to put on my mantel. And when I couldn't find one, I would decide to … [Read more...]