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...]

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...]

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...]

Five Minute Crafts: Gold Gilded Leaf Plate

Gilded-gold-leaf-plate from atthepicketfence.com

When I was in middle school I was invited over to a friend's house for a Halloween party. As soon as I arrived I was quickly ushered downstairs to the basement. This should have been my first clue. Nothing good comes from a group of middle school kids hanging out in a basement. ;-) We were informed that we were going to be watching a … [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

five minute sticker pumpkin

  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!

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...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ white & gold decoupage pumpkins

white and gold decoupage pumpkins

  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...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ DIY Pumpkin Clock

clock-face-on-fake-pumpkin from atthepicketfence.com

It's October first!! Sigh...I love October so very much. My son and I went on a walk last night and the air was crisp, the leaves were falling and we could hear the sound of the high-school band in the distance playing during a football game. Perfection. We are so excited about it being the first week of October that we are going to celebrate … [Read more...]