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LET’S DISH ABOUT WHITE DISHES!

White dishes are the little black dress of the dinnerware world! They go with anything, food looks best on them and they love to play together! White dishes are the most nimble and friendly dishes you could own! Yes, white dishes should be mandatory for every kitchen cupboard and table! I recently received an email from a reader asking if she could mix different patterns and colors of white dishes... and could I give her some suggestions. Okay, Katie this post is for you! You hit on something I love to talk about!!!!! So let's dish about white dishes! … [Read more...]

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PAINTED HUTCH TECHNIQUE

I have a habit of starting something and when I am about a quarter of the way through thinking, "This is a huge project... I must be crazy to tackle it"!  This was NOT one of those projects. I knew before my paintbrush touched this hutch that it would be a very big job! But I was so motivated to turn this ugly and tired piece into something marvelous for my living room I was determined to work with gusto from start to finish! The painting process was not hard, it just took a long time. There was a lot of surface to cover and I used several layers of paint to give it depth.  Here's how I transformed this horrid, brown, dated hutch into an updated, fresh piece... … [Read more...]

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EARLY FALL FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

Fall and my farmhouse kitchen are like best friends! They work and play so well together! The colors of fall were made for my black and white farmhouse kitchen! I love the smells and tastes that come from my kitchen when the leaves start to turn! And there is a coziness and  deep felt warmth in my kitchen when there is a nip in the air. However, we are not quite into my favorite season yet, but I am ready to bring a little early fall to my farmhouse kitchen. … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #132

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful beginning of the week! And I hope we make it even better now that you are joining us at THE SCOOP! Last week there were so many fabulous links... my must-make  list is huge!!!! I love so many projects and recipes! You are such a talented group! Did you see my post on FARMHOUSE VINTAGE. If you want to add a couple of fun farmhouse touches you'll want to read this post! … [Read more...]

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BEHIND THE BLOGGER… DID YOU KNOW?

In my life I have worn many hats: wife, mother, teacher, girl scout leader, entrepreneur, business owner, PTO president, medical office worker, Bible study teacher and inspirational speaker... to name a few. But mostly these days I'm known as a blogger! Today I'm taking you behind the images and text of StoneGable and  giving you an honest and never before seen glimpse into the creative process of StoneGable! … [Read more...]

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ON THE MENU WEEK OF AUG. 18, 2014

This week I am pulling out my mason jars and putting food in them! There is something so fun about eating out of a jar! This is a busy week for me! I'm decorating for Christmas! Yes, Christmas. I am not an early bird or crazy but I have a very fun and good reason! If you follow me on facebook  and instagram you will get a peek at what I am doing and why! If you make one thing this week it has to be the BBQ Chicken thighs with Magic Rub! If you have already made them. try the Salmon, Asparagus and Bow Tie Pasta In a Sherry Cream Sauce! Ultimate company worthy food! Now here's what's ON THE MENU... … [Read more...]

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WAITING FOR SUPERMAN!.

If you were in dire trouble and needed to be saved by a superhero who would you pick to come to the rescue? I would pick Superman! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... He can fly in the sky like a bird and his hair is never messed up! He fights for truth, justice and the American way! Strong, fast, powerful. A real hero! He is the perfect package of good looks, brains, brawn and compassion! Yes, I would feel pretty safe in the strong arms of Superman! … [Read more...]

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FARMHOUSE VINTAGE

There is something so comfortable about farmhouse style. It reminds me of an easier, slower time... of home cooked meals and lots of family and hard work and making our own good fun! It's nothing fussy and everything welcoming!  There is a charm to farmhouse style, that's for sure! Here's a little farmhouse vintage inspiration. … [Read more...]

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BREAKFAST PIZZA

It's back to school time and I'm thinking there are a whole lot of kiddos and parents going from summer mode to school routine! As a former 1st grade teacher, I have seen first hand the value of a good breakfast. And as a mom, I know how rushed some mornings were getting my children out and onto the school bus!  One of my go-to breakfasts during those wonderful and frantic years was a healthy breakfast pizza. So easy to whip up... and my kids LOVED them! … [Read more...]

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PAINTED HUTCH REVEAL

There's nothing like a few coats of paint and a little wax to breathe life into an old piece of furniture! A paintbrush is like a magic wand... turning something we would never think of putting in our home into a grand piece of furniture that becomes the centerpiece of a room! I found this very ugly old hutch with marvelous arched glass doors.  It was a solid wood piece so heavy with dirt and cobwebs... but there was something I immediately fell in love with! So with a little paint I coaxed the true beauty out of this ugly duckling! Here is how it looked before... … [Read more...]

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HOW TO HANG AN “AS YOU GO” WALL ART GALLERY

Maybe It's because I'm not super organized... or maybe I'm just too impatient... or maybe I'm slow. It's probably all three! When it comes to hanging a gallery on my walls, I just don't have it together enough to gather up ALL the art to hang at one time and systematically arrange them before hanging them up! If you are like me, then this is a post custom made for you! Today I'm going to show you how to create "hang as you go" a wall art gallery. This is not rocket science, but there are a few tips and tricks that will make your wall gallery look like you have "planned" it! Let's get busy... … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP # 131

WELCOME TO THE SCOOP#131! Last week I shared 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU BUY ANY HOME DECOR. Wow, did you respond! I love lots of reader interaction!!! If you love home decor this is a good post to read! … [Read more...]

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A LITTLE FALL INSPIRATION

Before we begin I want to let you know that the FABULOUS blog DESIGN CHIC is featuring StoneGable today! Please head on over there (after you read this post) and show them some wonderful StoneGable Reader love!!!!  Click HERE to visit Design Chic! Thanks, Beth and Kristy!!!! I'm not trying to hurry summer out the door... I just want to give you a little fall inspiration to think about and fall fun look forward to! So go on and keep swimming in the ocean or pool and keep wearing your flip flops and keep picking those beautiful summer flowers... and live in the moment enjoying the remains of summer! And when you are ready, visit a few StoneGable posts that say HELLO FALL, SO GLAD YOU'RE … [Read more...]

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ON THE MENU WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2O14

The August garden at StoneGable is still filled with lots of fresh veggies! Now the peppers, tomatoes and eggplants shine!  We are picking 6 different varieties of tomatoes and I'm starting to think about canning sauce! YUMMY! Bobby just built a border around the veggie garden from the old patio pavers. I'll be sharing that project with you on Instagram.  If you make one thing this week you should try the BBQ Chicken Thighs With Magic Rub! That rub is so good that once you try it I know it will be a staple in your pantry!  If you try a second recipe it has to be the Panzanella Salad... using fresh garden tomatoes! YUMMY! Now here's what's ON THE MENU... … [Read more...]

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GIVING THANKS AT MEALTIME

This past week our family went out to dinner at a local steakhouse chain. You know the one that has free peanuts and two-steppin' servers and plays country music's top 40 and embarrasses birthday folk by making them sit on a big saddle! YEE-HAA! Yes, that's the one!  I love this restaurant! Kevin, one of the cooks, can make me the most perfect "Pittsburgh seared medium" ribeye EVER! It's so good it could make you cry! YUMMY! As is our habit, we all quietly held hands and prayed before we ate. We thanked God and asked Him to bless the food, the servers and cooks and clean-up crew, our lives and those whose stomachs are empty while ours are full! That evening our prayer did not go unnoticed … [Read more...]

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TOP 10 FAVORITE TABLESCAPING ITEMS

This post was born out of a readers question. Tami asked, "Your tablescapes are SO BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING! I have one question though, if you could only pick ten items, or even five, that you use over and over again, what would they be? I’m on a limited budget and need to choose carefully. Would love to hear your thoughts. Beautiful job! Thanks." Thanks Tami... your answer is in this post!  Here are ten items that I use over and over and over again to set a many of my tables... and I did not spend a lot of money for any of them!  They are by far my favorites! … [Read more...]

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EASY PUFF PASTRY HAM CHEESE AND BROCCOLI HAND PIES

Hand pies... little packets of flaky crust and yummy insides! These are perfect for a quick-to-make back to school dinner! The secret is all store-bought, easy to prepare ingredients! These little golden clouds can be frozen ahead and popped into the oven. They go from freezer to table in about 30 minutes! Once you have the basic recipe down... the ingredients can be switched up and the options are only limited by your culinary imagination! … [Read more...]

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10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BUYING HOME DECOR

It really does not matter who you are... if you are reading this you probably love "stuff"! Home decor stuff! I sure do. I love to decorate and change things up so much I write about it!!! I look forward to the changes in season to decorate accordingly. And the same goes for holidays!  I bet I've spent a small fortune decorating and redecorating my home! And could probably furnish another home with all the decor in my basement! This is the year of the PURGE! The time to give away, throw away, put away and sell EVERYTHING in my house (that includes the basement)! To keep the clutter... and extra expenses at bay, I've come up with 10 common sense questions we should ask ourselves before … [Read more...]

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EARLY FALL GREEN APPLE INITIAL WREATH DIY

Even though we might be wearing flip flops or have our toes in the water and sand it is not too early to be thinking about Fall! Many kiddos will be going back to school in a week or so... and that means fall is just around the corner! It may be too early to pull out the pumpkins and mums, but don't forget the bounty early fall brings!  Apples always remind me of September! Here's a very easy-to-make early fall monogrammed wreath that will welcome fall and friends to your front door! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #130

Welcome Friends! It's time for another SCOOP! As many of you know, I have recently switched my blog to wordpress. There have been a few glitches this week and lots of learning! Thanks so much for being patient with me as we all go through some growing pains!!! Look for StoneGable to improve with lots of reader friendly new features over this month! I also hope you like the new look!   Did you see my recent post LATE SUMMER FARMHOUSE VIGNETTE? I was inspired by all the flowers growing like weeds in my garden... … [Read more...]

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ON THE MENU MONDAY WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2014

Happy August! Where did the bulk of this summer go!!!  The garden has stopped producing zucchini and I just pulled up the onions and beets. The eggplant, peppers and tomatoes are filling the garden stalks and vines right now! August is the time to eat tomatoes right out of the garden for breakfast, lunch and dinner! YUMMY! If you make one thing this week... a hard decision... you might want to try the Roasted Tomato Mini Pies! They are made with cherry tomatoes and puff pastry. Easy and so delicious! Now here's what's ON THE MENU... … [Read more...]

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5 NO FAIL TIPS FOR ARRANGING PILLOWS

I have a pretty obvious confession to make... I am a pillow addict! I love them! I can't go shopping without going through the pillow isle. Looking and squeezing and fluffing... right there in the store!!! But, putting a great grouping of pillows together on a sofa can sometimes be a different story. A sofa is like a blank canvas and pillows are the pops of color and design and texture you put on it. Getting it right or even sorta presentable can sometimes be difficult! I've put together Pillow Arranging 101... 5 EASY no fail tip that will help you arrange pillows like a pro... … [Read more...]

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GLAZED LEMON ZUCCHINI BREAD

Zucchini are one of the most underrated vegetables in the garden. They are huge producers and only get a nod or recognition for it!!! But, I've found a recipe that does what Marinara Sauce did for the tomato and what Buffalo Wings and Bleu Cheese did for celery! Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread is THE BEST loaf bread I have ever eaten! It is super moist  and delicate and lemony! It elevated the humble zucchini to super star status... a position long overdue! If you make one thing with a zucchini this summer, this has to be it... … [Read more...]

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LATE SUMMER FARMHOUSE VIGNETTE

Late summer is the perfect time to pick garden flowers for a farmhouse vignette on the kitchen table! I think hand picked flowers are best... and when they are combined with lots of  dishes, old silver and other ironstone pieces they make the most vibrant vignettes! Kitchen table vignettes have long been my favorite to create. They are simple and easy to put together... and can transform my whole breakfast room. My inspiration for this farmhouse vignette were those beautiful blue salvia... those sweet little purple flowers that cling to their matching purple stems. Blue and white dishes seemed to be a natural fit with them. Come on into the kitchen and see what I put together... … [Read more...]

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STONEGABLE IS BACK AND IN A MAGAZINE

Hi, Friends! I'm finally back... with a new blog and a fun announcement. Did you miss me? I very much missed you!!! First, how to do like my new blog design? It still has lots of pictures and lots of the same StoneGable style, but it's a little more updated, fresher and hopefully will be easier for you to read and search for posts! … [Read more...]

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BIG CHANGES AT STONEGABLE… COMING SOON!

I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!!After 4 1/2 year of blogging and 1,457 posts I am finally moving to WORDPRESS.... and my blog is being totally redesigned!I have been working with Julie at BLOGGER BOUTIQUE for months to make StoneGable even better and more user friendly! AND  StoneGable will have a new, fresh look without loosing my signature style (lots of big images).The day has finally come!!!! It is moving day!So what does that mean for my readers?It means no new posts for a few days... I have so many posts and pictures to move that the whole process might take up to 3 … [Read more...]

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EASY AND ORGANIZED BILL PAYING SYSTEM

Do you have an easy bill paying system... or does your mail lay in piles around the house? Are your bills sandwiched between Southern Living magazine and the Ballard Design catalog and lots of messy papers?I HATE PAYING BILLS!I don't have a mind for numbers and I think accounting is my own personal h__l!But I'm not really into the idea of bill collectors calling me on the phone or knocking at my door... So, I came up with an EASY system to pay all our bills. A system that is very clear cut and organized and doesn't take a lot of time...I know that many of us have bills paid automatically these days or pay most of our bills online.What a huge help! But what about all those paper … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #128

Hello fellow Scoopers! So glad you stopped by to share the inspiration! One of the hardest things for me to decorate was my coffee tables. After lots of research and practice I came up with... 5 TIPS TO STYLE A COFFEE TABLE LIKE A PRO works every time!!! With these tips and a little practice you will have stylish, chic coffee tables too! I hope you will stop by and check it out... Now, let's get on with the party! WELCOME BACK TO THE SCOOP! We are Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable  Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is... Debbie at Confessions of a Plate … [Read more...]

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ON THE MENU WEEK OF JULY 21, 2014

It took a little longer than usual, but tomato season has begun at StoneGable! I love seeing garden tomatoes on my weekly menu and I love eating them even more! If you make one thing this week it should be the zucchini latkes! They are amazing with in season zucchini... and tomatoes on the side! Now, here's what's ON THE MENU... MONDAY PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN Mashed Cauliflower Roasted Vegetables TUESDAY ZUCCHINI LATKES Garden Tomatoes WEDNESDAY FISH TACOS BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD FRIDAY~ SLOW COOKER DAY SLOW COOKER APRICOT HONEY GLAZED CHICKEN THIGHS CAPRESE TOWERS SATURDAY KILLER FIJATAS SLOW COOKER REFRIED … [Read more...]

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SUNDAY SCRIPTURE… PRINTABLE CHALKBOARD ART

Today's Sunday Scripture is a wonderful promise from the Lord! First given to the Jews and also a promise to all those who have faith in Jesus Christ...This free printable chalkboard art is ready for you to download by clicking HERE.It is suitable for a 4x6 or 5x7 frame.Be blessed and know that God has great plans for you!!! … [Read more...]