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 of their parents' cars in costumes. It was the 100th day of school. And in my daughter's class they were celebrating by dressing up like a 100 year … [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 freaks them out. It might even remind them of "Thing" from The Adams Family. The nerve! … [Read more...]

How to make a Mod Podge Leaf Necklace

Garden Leaf Mod Podge Necklace

Hello everyone it's me!! Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. Every month I look forward to my visits with you here, at The Picket Fence. Are you as excited as me, that SUMMER is here? I am beyond excited because it means, LOTS of family time, Yummy BBQ's and Vacations to far off places. However I could do without the Extreme High Heats, we tend to get. Our kids LOVE sewing, decorating and crafting. They are always coming up with some thing or another. The other day my daughter came in and wanted … [Read more...]

The Accessories Make the Outfit, Right?

V-day crafts

Valentines Day is a day of sweet memories for me.  Of waking up as a child to a pink & red wrapped gift on my bed and special treats at the table.  Memories of care packages filled with home baked goodies to share with friends in my dorm room.  And post-college memories of sidesplitting belly laughs with girlfriends at my annual Valentine’s Day party where the wine flowed & the girls one-upped each other with dating disaster stories. One Valentine’s day, in a moment of … [Read more...]