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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Decorated Entry for Fall

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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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]

A Free Fall Printable and Vignette …..

black and white fall vignette with free chalkboard printable

  "Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, We had our summer evenings, now it's time for October eves!" ~Humbert Wolfe Okay, okay I know it's just September 2nd, but I admit that once Labor Day has come and gone, I'm ready for falling leaves and pumpkins and crisp October evenings! … [Read more...]

How to Make a Decorative Picket Fence

how to make a picket fence graphic

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!

Seafood-chowder-with-smoked-salmon-and-dill atthepicketfence.com

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 be … [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...]