Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party and Goodbyes

Tomorrow our girl from Colombia leaves.  She, along with 6 other orphans from Colombia have been here for the month for a program called Summer of Hope.  It has been a wonderful, exhausting month.  We do not feel called to adopt at this time, but have been advocating for our sweet Erika and feel we have been called to intercede for her.  Please pray for Erika and all of the orphans of the world.  Rather than sharing highlights from last week's linky party (and there were some great links--thanks) I wanted to share Erika with you all--I hope that is okay!
With my husband and sons at Big Sky:
Milking a cow
Backyard camping


With my daughter, hiking


Erika and I


I look forward to your links this week!

Under $100 Linky Guidelines:
1.  Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2.  Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3.  Please include a brief description in link up.
4.  Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can ind you and more great ideas.
5.  Please check and make sure your link works.  If it doesn't you can delete it and try again :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Chalk Talk

Thought I'd share a few past chalkboard projects.  You can really put this stuff anywhere:
an old chair seat,
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
cupboard door,
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
headboard,
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
ladder,
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
a screen door,
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
typing table.
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
Where have you used chalkboard paint?
Find more ideas at All Thingz Related!
and at The Stories of A to Z

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!

Wow, Happy mid-summer!  Time is a -flying here--it took so long for summer to get here-- I am just starting to appreciate it.  Spending a few moments each day checking out your great ideas and blogs makes me :)!  Here are some fabulous things from this past week:
I couldn't believe what this "chandelier" was made from--checkout Shoestring Pavilion to find out!
What a sweet keepsake from Domestically Speaking,
There are so many fabulous under $100 ideas in this tranquil living room from A Blued-Eyed Boy Met a Brown-Eyed Girl:
I love this mod-podge light from The Hand-Me-Down House:
Kids trying your patience yet?  Try this idea from Living With Punks.
And finally, Keep Calm and Decorate took a cheap item that many of us would overlook and used it to make this cute shadowbox!
I look forward to your links this week!

Under $100 Linky Guidelines:
1.  Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2.  Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3.  Please include a brief description in link up.
4.  Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can ind you and more great ideas.
5.  Please check and make sure your link works.  If it doesn't you can delete it and try again :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Coffee or Tea?

One from the archives today--a fun and funky little bistro set.  I made the table use a free plywood round I got from a garage sale, some squares of wood for the base and bed post. There is a wood square on the top of the bedpost that attaches to the tabletop from underneath.
Find more fun ideas at Blue Cricket Designs!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!

Wow, where did that week go?  I kind of feel like we are having one long playdate!  Here are some super cute ideas from last week linky's party:
Easy, adorable curtains from Meet Virginia:
I love these watches from Redtetart's Blog--I teach preschool and know the kids would go nuts for them!
Aaah, the power of paint from The Craft In Me,
A fresh stenciled dresser from Impatiently Praying For Patience,
And The Answer is Chocolate shows us a little time in a bottle.

I look forward to your creativity each week!

Under $100 Linky Guidelines:
1.  Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2.  Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3.  Please include a brief description in link up.
4.  Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can ind you and more great ideas.
5.  Please check and make sure your link works.  If it doesn't you can delete it and try again :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!

Life is loca.  I now have the non-English speaking escort (who was supposed to be a translator) staying with us for a week along with Erika.  This is a wild ride, just taking things one day at a time.  Here are some great links from last week, oops 2 weeks ago:
Adorable tipsy pots from Girl in Air,
Gaudy goes groovy at Sweet Blessings,
Fabulous dresser redo by Bubsies Boutique,
I want to spray some tires and make these from Recaptured Charm,
And this coffee table  from Brambleberry Cottage is drool worthy.

I look forward to your creativity each week!

Under $100 Linky Guidelines:
1.  Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2.  Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3.  Please include a brief description in link up.
4.  Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can ind you and more great ideas.
5.  Please check and make sure your link works.  If it doesn't you can delete it and try again :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pull Up Yer Drawers!

A few things I have made in the past from drawers:
Chalkboard,
Magnet board,
Storage benches,
Mail holder,
Cabinet.
So find yerself some drawers and get creating! Happy day--snowing in the mountains here!
Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quick Magnet Boards

Thanks for your kind words and understanding about linky party/posts.  High school Spanish is returning to me slowly!  Erika is settling in well, sweet little girl who has had such a tough life thus far.  I pray we bring a little light to her life.

 I am thinking this month will mostly be projects from the archives.  Here is one of my favorite quick ones--decoupaged vintage ads on enamel refrigerator lids make quick and easy magnetic memo boards.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Estoy Aqui

I am here, but not really.  As I mentioned a few months back, we are hosting an orphan from Columbia in our home for the month.  She arrived late last night--speaks no English and wants to be on the go, go, go.  Translating is exhausting, haven't spoken Spanish since high school.  Not sure how often I will be on here, not for a few days anyways and no linky party this week.  I appreciate all prayers for Erika and my family. Muchas gracias.
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