Wow! It’s hard to believe we are already into the middle of July. Where has the summer gone?! It’s been hot! hot! hot! here in Kentucky. And speaking of hot…Heather has some “hot off the press”… news to share with our readers.
Our family is moving to “Hot-lanta!”…that would be Atlanta..for all of ya who didn’t know Atlanta is often called that.
We are SO sad to be leaving our beautiful home here in the rolling hills of Kentucky, but excited for the new adventure ahead of us. This is the first home we’ve ever sold, so we’re a bit nervous about how it will all work. In fact, I’m hoping by the time my Better Homes and Garden features comes out this fall…we’ll be all settled in our new home. How weird will that be?! lol
I’ll be sharing some fun tips on how we are staging our home inexpensively to put it’s best foot forward, but in the meantime we would covet your prayers for a quick sell at the right price. Also, for our family personally as “the boy” is thinking of staying here in Kentucky to attend school. sob. can’t go there quite yet.
So, we’ll keep you updated on our families next big adventure…any Atlanta readers out there? Can’t wait to meet my new Atlanta gal (and guy) pals!
where you can find beautiful items like these!
and she’s already stocking up for the holidays! Head over to get a jump start on your fall and winter decorating!
We are also hosting a lovely giveaway from Lilla Rose. Wanna see how Heather normally wears her hair and enter to win a beautiful Lilla Rose hair accessory? Visit the Lilla Rose Giveaway!
Now it’s time for our Features!
Kristy of Coral and Coast revealed her new office! It’s so soothing with pops of fun color! A perfect place to work…and blog!
We love it when we get a peek into any fabulous space created by the talented Ann of On Sutton Place. Here’s a glimpse at her Summer Front Porch! A beautiful “room” full of inspiration! She also shares some of her gorgeous custom made pillows, one of a kind and so lovely!
Okay. If you know Kerry from HouseTalkN at all you know she’s one of the funniest people on the planet…seriously. But, she’s also one of the most talented! Here is the recent reveal of her daughter’s bedroom makeover! um…yes we want to be nine and have this room! Tell your daughter to step aside Kerry, we’re moving in!
This cheery yellow bench makeover caught our eye! Jana of Transformations of the Heart cleaned up and hand painted a old and worn out teak bench, giving it a fun new life!
We are always amazed at what people can do with old pieces of furniture. This dresser makeover from One Girl in Pink is no exception! We think this piece is very happy with it’s transformation.
Here’s a completely different type of makeover! Sonja of Practical Stewardship repurposed old clothes into reusable and “green” Snack Bags! She gives the full tutorial to show us how we can make our own.
CRAFTS AND CREATIONS
We love this beautiful “French-y basket” created by of Under a Pile of Scrap! She used a lovely graphic from the fabulous Graphic Fairy to make this one of a kind piece.
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict never ceases to amaze us with her creativity! We are adoring her Ruler Table Runner!
How darling are these DIY Butterfly Place Cards created by Setting for Four. Of course the fact that this one was made just for Heather couldn’t help but catch our eye… okay. okay so the creator of these beautiful butterflies is Heather…but I can pretend this one is just for me.
RECIPES AND PARTIES
Ashley of Cherished Bliss shared a fun Pink Lemonade Birthday Party with us! We feel cooler just looking at the pictures!
Who doesn’t love Root Beer…and who doesn’t love Play dough? But Root Beer and Play dough together..yes!! Kristin of Homespun with Love shares this great Root Beer Float Play dough recipe..perfect for summer fun!
We agree with Karla of My Serendipitous Life that this might just be the Best Breakfast Ever! Surely one of the prettiest we’ve ever seen!
Amy of The Blissful Bee replaced a ho hum ceiling fan with this darling DIY outdoor light fixture from a lantern.
These next two projects could have been featured in a variety of categories but they are most definitely outdoor loveliness and they are both by the same person. We just couldn’t feature one with out the other. Cindy of Beaux R’eves shares the amazing Outdoor Daybed she and her husband built…
…and peeking out from under that fabulous outdoor day bed is the gorgeous stained concrete floor that did themselves! Shares the full tutorial on how they did this!
We couldn’t let you get away without sharing Sue from Sullivan and Murphy’s new outdoor space! We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than hanging out in this gorgeous oasis!
Desiree of The Suburban Kelley’s shared a wonderful post on “Worry” and we so related to how she is trying to “keep all of the plates spinning” while trusting God to be sovereign over each one.
As the mom of a handsome young man, Heather’s heart was touched by this inspiring post shared by Rose Petals and Rust. son wanted to make a difference for patients suffering form long term medical hair loss and decide that growing your hair out for this worthwhile cause wasn’t just for “young ladies!” It took him 15 months…but he finally reached the goal! Read how he responded to the reactions of others and learn more about this special gift to Locks of Love!
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Now it’s time to share with us what has inspired you this week!
Thank you so much for joining us for Inspiration Friday at the Fence,
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Now all ya PARTY PEOPLE it’s time to link on up…here’s some instructions for Inspiration Friday
- 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!
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