Welcome to the post-Christmas Inspiration Friday! We pray that each of you had a joyous Christmas with family and friends. Some of you may be back to work already, or maybe you are still in the middle of celebrating still and maybe a few of you are taking a well deserved vacation and a nap on the couch. Whatever you are doing, we are honored you took a moment to stop by and see us today!
We both had a wonderful Christmas celebrating or Savior’s birth with our families!
Now, we’re thinking ahead to the new year and the many projects, crafts, recipes and inspiration we hope to share with you here on our blog! Speaking of blogging….we want to welcome our newest sponsor of At The Picket Fence.
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Jeanette from Creating a Life showed us her lovely master bedroom all warmed up with red accents for winter.
Pamela of From My Front Porch to Yours shared her beautiful Powder Room Makeover. We love the ladder as a towel rack!
Amy of Grown from Scratch has us looking forward to warmer days as she shares her updated Front Porch. The grouping of white rockers is just so welcoming!
Christine from The Crafty Woman shared her incredible kitchen makeover and we just love how light and bright it is and also those beautiful pops of blue!
Allison of The Golden Sycamore and her husband created this Wood Plank Wall for their nursery makeover. They share great step by step instructions.
We adore Becky of From Generation to Generation’s Quilted Bench Makeover made from a vintage quilt and her great story about these lovely family plates.
INSPIRED CRAFTS and CREATIONS
Liz from Love Grows Wild showed us how to make this fantastic Book Page Table Runner and even though she used it as part of her beautiful Holiday decor, we could see this working all year round!
Carissa from Carissa Miss shared a wonderfully simple tutorial for making these adorable fabric bows. Her little model was pretty darling too!
Carolyn from Homework shared these gorgeous Cameo Candles which were lovely for the holidays but could also be incorporated into every season simply by using different colored ribbon.
INSPIRED RECIPES and PARTIES
Daniela from Frugal Ain’t Cheap shared a wonderful recipe for homemade Panettone and we think this just screams warm and cozy.
These adorable “Hoot Chocolate Spoons” from Tales of a Trophy Wife might have been intended to be a sweet Christmas treat but we think that they would be welcomed by kids (or the kid at heart!) any time of the year!
Kick of a healthy new year with this Winter Berry Antioxidant Berry Smoothie from Kristin of Homespun with Love .
We continue to be inspired by our friend Anne, of Fiona and Twig! She has been busy shooting amazing photographs and magazine features and living out her passion. You MUST visit her to see this latest shoot.
Jeanette from Creating a Life Now, is located in gorgeous western Colorado and she shared beautiful words and photos in a post called “Decembering”
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Thank you to everyone who shared so many fabulous posts with us last week! We appreciate you! Now it’s time to share with us what has inspired you this week!
1.Link Up any post you’ve written that has Inspired You and will Inspire Others-it can be a home improvement project, craft, recipe, story, devotional…if it inspires link it up!
2.Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
3.Please post our button (code on our Buttons Page found at top of blog) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY to be featured At The Picket Fence)
4.Visit another guest. Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We try to visit as many posts as we can but as Inspiration Friday grows sometimes we miss some and for that we apologize. It makes us feel good knowing others are visiting people as well!
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