I just quickly need to say how incredibly overwhelmed Heather and I were yesterday as we watched more and more folks come by to visit and become friends/followers of us At the Picket Fence! It was humbling, actually. I knew I had some amazing friends here in blogland but you all really just blew me away. The encouragement, support and sincerely kind words were such a blessing and if I could thank each and every one of you personally I would. But since I can't do that, let me just say...THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you so much for being so sweet and supportive as we launched our new blog yesterday. There is always a nervousness when embarking on something like this, and well, we are just really grateful that you all are embracing it with graciously open arms!
Now... Don't forget to come over and party with us this week
We are ready to unveil the latest project from the sisters of
Southern in my Heart
Gourmet Meals for Less
Why the Picket Fence?
Well, in our dream world, the 2 of us could walk out our doors and meet at the fence line. With coffee cups in hand, we could chat about our homes, our families, our faith and all of the crazy stuff of our lives. But with thousands of miles separating us, this new blog will be our virtual Picket Fence and we hope you will consider meeting us there as well!
I hope you will come on by today and learn more about our dreams for this new site. You will even get to see video greetings from each of us! Yikes!
Wowee Zowee! Last week we set a new record for the number of
Link-ups to the party and I was overwhelmed with all of the fabulous ideas and heartwarming stories. There were posts about everything from furniture transformations to life transformations and that is what I love the most about this party.
You just never know what to expect!
I was especially thrilled to have many new guests join in the fun and in keeping with my tradition of mainly featuring newer bloggers I am going to be showing off some of those gals!
She took this dark kitchen with damaged cabinet fronts from this
I think that the little cutie patootie who snuck into the photo is really what makes this kitchen transformation extra special.
Look at the detail that she added over her sink! Those are the kind of character enhancing elements that really make a space.
Thank you ladies for sharing your creativity and talent with us!
Hop over and visit them if you get a chance!
Now, what about this week?
What have you all been up to?
I know what I have been up to...and come Sunday it will be all ready for you to see!
But until then, let's get to the partying!
With so much on my plate this weekend, I would appreciate it so much if you all could take some time and visit a few of the other party-goers so that everyone knows how important and special they are here at Inspiration Friday!
You know the drill...
1. Add your Permalink to your entry but not your General Blog Address. To get your Permalink, click on the title of the blog post you are wanting to submit and copy and paste the address into the URL box. You will also have to add your email address but it will not be visible to anyone else. 2. Do not try and Link up until you have actually published that particular post on your blog. 3. Please link back to the host blog, Southern In My Heart, so that those who visit your blog will be able to find some wonderful Inspiration from everyone else.
Thanks again for joining in the fun and I look forward to meeting you back here on Sunday!
She and her handy hubby found themselves snowbound and took that opportunity to complete a project.
I'm guessing that is probably the healthier way to combat Cabin Fever.
They have this gorgeous fireplace which is flanked by 2 bookcases and they wanted to make it more integrated as well as visually interesting, capitalizing on the character of their home.
Enter a board and batten treatment and VOILA!
Doesn't that look like the perfect spot for curling up with a good book? It reminds me of something you would see in the English countryside.
I'm noticing a theme this week in the Highlights...can you tell I have a hankering for some big projects???
Might just have to get myself over to the Hardware Store!
So what have you been up to this week?
If you are new to Inspiration Friday, you should know that this is a party where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is welcome!
Recipes, home decorating, crafts (just because I'm not crafty doesn't mean I don't appreciate those who are!), stories reflecting your heart and everything in between.
We want to see it!
So, here are the guidelines and be sure to pop over and visit each other. I'm thinking we may have some new bloggers joining us this week so let's make them feel warmly welcomed.
1. Add your Permalink to your entry but not your General Blog Address. To get your Permalink, click on the title of the blog post you are wanting to submit and copy and paste the address into the URL box. You will also have to add your email address but it will not be visible to anyone else.
2. Do not try and Link up until you have actually published that particular post on your blog.
3. Please link back to the host blog, Southern In My Heart, so that those who visit your blog will be able to find some wonderful Inspiration from everyone else.