Date Night and a Chalkboard Word Search Puzzle

Valentine's Day date night at home

It was the summer of 2003. My husband and I were sitting outside at a restaurant enjoying the warmth of the evening and sipping on our glasses of wine. Our newborn son slept soundly in his carrier at our feet and we smiled smugly at each other across the table as if to say, "Why do people always make it sound like life has to stop when you have … [Read more...]

Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day

DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

  I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We've had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We've had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of … [Read more...]

Five Minute Valentine’s Day Craft: Notes Jar

Five Minute Craft Valentine's Day Love Notes Jar

 Can you believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here's a cute five minute craft tom our friend Maryann of Domestically Speaking! Be sure to stop by and pay her a visit!  Hi Guys!  I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I’m thrilled to be over here today sharing a quick Valentine’s Gift.   We’ve got just over a month till V-Day… … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Magnetic Letter Tray Art

Take Five Graphic

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...]

A Love Story

Pottery Barn Inspired Mercury Glass Cloche

Recently I fell in love. Mercury Glass Cloche love. But, the cost of this love was just too high. So, I had to settle for what might have seemed to be second best at the time, but in reality turned out to be the perfect one for me all along. That Pottery Barn kind of love is just too expensive for this heart! All I had to do was take a … [Read more...]

DIY Love Mug…for Valentine’s Day!

DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

  It's so easy during Valentine's Day to get wrapped up in expensive gift giving.  Now don't get me wrong, I love roses and perfume and jewelry as much as the next girl but I also love sweet, simple gifts as well. Like this Love Mug that you can easily make yourself! All you need is an inexpensive mug, paint pens and an … [Read more...]

Faux Wood Valentine’s Day Candles

Faux Wood Valentine's Day Candles from At The Picket Fence

  I'll never forget it.  We strolled down the steep path that meandered behind the cabins.  I'm pretty sure he held my fact I know he did.   I could feel my palms getting clammy and wishing I could wipe them on my shorts.  I couldn't help but wonder where we were going...and that nagging worry in the back of my mind, "what if he … [Read more...]

Mini Boden Inspired Heart Applique T-Shirt


  I’m not usually a holiday dresser….no pumpkins for Halloween, no holiday sweaters for Christmas but for some reason the Valentine motif sends my heart a flutter. For each of these t-shirts I cut out a paper heart template, traced it on various shades of felt, and then cut and pinned them in place.   Fortunately come … [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 … [Read more...]

Christmas Garland turned Valentine’s Wreath


Now, let's just get one thing out in the open.There are Crafters and then there are People Who Attempt Crafts.I definitely fall in the latter category!Nothing I do will ever be super involved or complex but what I can do is try to figure out how to stretch a dollar and get multiple uses out of an item.So, when I was packing away my Christmas … [Read more...]