AGING TERRACOTTA POTS WITH MILK PAINT-An easy way to get a time worn look-stonegableblog.com

PAINT WASHING TERRACOTTA POTS

I have a big crush on aged terracotta pots! The more distressed the better. I leave mine outside all year long so they develop a beautiful patina! But, sometimes I just can't wait for nature to take it's course and I help the process along along a bit! A little milk paint on a pot works wonders! So much better than any other paint. So put away the acrylics and chalk type paints and go for milk paint when aging terracotta. You will be so pleased with the results! I'll show you how... … [Read more...]

PATIO POND- a self contained pond and squirter-stonegableblog.com

A PATIO POND AND A POND GIVEAWAY

I've always dreamed of having a pond. The sound of running or spitting water is so relaxing and enjoyable to me!!!! I've dreamed of darting fish and floating plants that dance on the water when it moves! I have always loved the idea of a pond! I've wanted the fun and beauty a pond offers, but I really did not want the upkeep. Happily some dreams do come true... and my pond dream has in the form of an Aquascape patio pond! I've been enjoying the cooling sound of running water and the pleasure of feeding my shy but friendly little fish for most of this summer. AND YOU CAN TOO HAVE ONE TOO!!!! GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #181. HUNDREDS OF CREATIVE AND INSPIRING POSTS.

THE SCOOP #181

  Hello everyone! Here at StoneGable we are in the "dog days" of summer! It's the 3 H's that I dislike the most... hot, humid and horrible! So, the weather is pushing me indoors and I'm in a decorating mood! I'll be sharing lots of decorating ideas in the upcoming weeks. I hope you are ready to be inspired! And if you can't wait until then, just browse through our Scoop friend's posts! I'm always so excited to see what great things our contributing friend's bring to the party! … [Read more...]

HOW TO CLEAN YOU HOME IN 30 MINUTES A DAY! Tips for a clean house-stonegableblog.com

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HOME IN 30 MINUTES A DAY!!!!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dirt Devil, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DirtDevil360Clean http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Okay, I just need to say... I mostly hate cleaning. But I really hate a dirty house even more....and I love love love the idea of a clean and tidy home!!! I have been cleaning my home in 30 minutes a day for decades!!! It's easier than you think to have a clean home if you have a plan and execute it daily or almost daily! It's all about quick cleaning tips! I set a timer for 30 minutes and get to work and when the timer goes off I am done, done, done for the day! Here is my 30 minute quick … [Read more...]

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WHAT IS MERCY?

 Do you talk to God? I sure do!!! Lately, my dialog with my Father goes something like this... “Father, help me…. Father, have mercy on … Father, forgive me… Father, have mercy on me… Father, help fill-in-the-blank… Father, have mercy on this country… Father, I praise you… Father, have mercy on us…”   … [Read more...]

HOW TO PLANT SUCCULENTS- Easy planting tips for keeping succulents healthy-stonegableblog.com

HOW TO PLANT SUCCULENTS BEAUTIFULLY!

  I must admit, it took me awhile to warm up to succulent. But once I did I fell for them in a big way! Succulents are plants that are the most easy going ones in a greenhouse! With just a little care when planting, succulents will reward you by adding interest to your outdoor AND indoor rooms! Let's take a look at these fat little plants that can be planted in almost anything! … [Read more...]

10 GARDEN TO TABLE RECIPES-Farm fresh, capturing the flavor of summer-stonegableblog.com

GARDEN TO TABLE AT STONEGABLE… 10 FARM FRESH SUMMER RECIPES!

The garden at StoneGable is riotous! Lots of veggies have been picked and frozen and other "put up" in mason jars! And there's plenty more to be picked! Eating garden to table is one of the simplest pleasures of the summer! The flavors are the freshest and the colors peak-beautiful!!! You don't need a garden in your backyard to serve and eat like you do! There is plenty of farm bounty this time of year in local markets and farm stands... and so many delicious recipes to highlight summer's best. Here are my 10 favorite garden to table summer recipes and some pictures from my garden! This is your mini summer cookbook! … [Read more...]

TEXTURED MOSS BALLS DIY-Create beautiful moss balls. Better than store bought-stonegableblog.com

TEXTURED MOSS BALL DIY

  What do you do when you need just a little something extra when you are creating a vignette or an arrangement. What do you put in dough bowls or on top of cake stands or in trays  or trophies like the one above? Think MOSS BALLS!!!   Moss balls are a fabulous "decor filler". They are fluffy and round and beautiful and organic and fill up space in the most textured, mossy way! They are also very very easy to make!!!! You don't need to be crafty... anyone can do this project and they are a hundred times nicer and cheaper than store bought. … [Read more...]

EVOLUTION OF A DINING ROOM- From gut to makeover-stonegableblog.com

THE EVOLUTION OF A DINING ROOM

It's been about two and a half years since we first started the dining room makeover! Since then this space has gone through lots of changes... and that's an understatement! And I'm still not done! For me, any big decor changes are more of an evolution than a makeover! Here's a look at how the dining room has  "evolved" and how it looks from season to season! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #180

Hi Friends! Welcome back to another edition of THE SCOOP! I just got back from Haven, a huge blogging conference in Atlanta, and I'm so excited to try new things and make StoneGable an even better blog! While I was at Haven I hung out some of your favorite bloggers! It was amazing!!! Now that I'm back and refreshed and recharged expect just a couple of itty bitty changes here at StoneGable and lots of great posts! Did you see the post I did last week on my wall and trim colors? … [Read more...]

GARDEN FRESH STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOAT- Scrumptious, easy to make main dish. Perfect for summer!-stonegableblog.com

GARDEN FRESH STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

It's zucchini season at StoneGable! And I have a fabulous, filling and oh, so good main dish recipe for you! Stuffed Zucchini Boats are the perfect way to use up all those garden and produce stand zucchini that are profuse this time of year! Stuffed Zucchini Boats have a delicious, Italian spin! And they are so good for you! Even if your family does not care for zucchini they just might like this dish! The zucchini is tender and stuffed with Italian sausage and cheeses and yumminess! … [Read more...]

5 TIPS FOR FINDING THE PERFECT PAINT COLOR

6 TIPS FOR FINDING THE PERFECT PAINT COLOR AND STONEGABLE’S COLORS

  I get lots of emails asking about the colors of my walls and trim at StoneGable. Even though I found my perfect paint color I did not always make the best color choices! I used to almost get sick in the pit of my stomach when it came to making a paint color decision! It seemed so daunting! What if I painted a room and did all that work and didn't like it? Believe me, that happened more than I like to admit. Then I'd repaint the room... and sometimes repaint it again! But I've been learning a lot over the years about finding the perfect paint color. Now I'm not nearly as fearful and I can say I almost enjoy the process of finding a perfect paint colot! Here are 6 tips that helped me … [Read more...]

6 TIPS FOR A FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS KITCHEN-Use these 6 tips for a kitchen that is functional AND fabulous!-stonegableblog.com

6 TIPS FOR A FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS KITCHEN

The absolute heart of my home is my kitchen... and it's also a huge magnet for most everything that comes into my house. If you are a cook like me and your kitchen is a busy hub for breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as entertaining then you know that cooking and prep space is at a premium! AND if you are like me you also want your kitchen to be a wonderfully decorated space to enjoy while you are in it!!! There is a way to balance fabulous and function and here are a few tips that will help! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #179-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #179

The sumer heat and humidity is chasing me indoors these days... at least until evening! So that means I'm organizing and cleaning and decorating. Lots and lots of decorating! We are just about to start a new makeover... a total gut really! It seems to take us FOR-EVER to complete a project! It's a good thing I am a patient woman!!!! Our latest makeover was a blue and white bedroom. Sorta chippy, lots of soft colors, and upcycled furniture!  … [Read more...]

NO SEW CHAIR BACK COVERS- Great embellishment for any chair-stonegableblog.com

NO SEW CHAIR BACK COVERS

Here's a way to bring a little summer farmhouse freshness to your kitchen or dining room chairs! These fun chair back covers easy to make because they are a NO SEW project!!! I found a great blue and white striped tablecloth at HomeGoods for under $10.00 and made 4 chair covers out of it! You can also use the material of your choice, a table runner or even great dish towels to make these decor changing chair covers! If you have a chair that needs to be covered.... this project is for you!!!! Here's how I made the summery chair back covers! … [Read more...]

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EVERYONE DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES

Right now I'm doing a study on the book of Judges. Yes, Judges! That Old Testament book that is sandwiched in between the books of  Joshua and Ruth. I would guess that Judges is not one of the top 10 favorite book in the bible.  I love the Old Testament as much as I love the New. It's important for all of us who call Jesus our Lord and Savior to know the full council of the word of God... and that includes Judges! The book of Judges is about a very very dark time in the history of Israel. … [Read more...]

DECORATING WITH NEUTRALS-Easy tip for decorating with neutrals.-stonegableblog.com

6 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH NEUTRALS~ DECORATING 101

Whites and neutral decor is such a classic. In the past several years it seems to have resurrected itself and this classic has become a white hot trend... pun intended! When we think neutrals we should not just think "white". Neutrals run from black to browns to taupes and beige and gray and bone and ivory and whites and everything in between! We all love the calm and uncluttered look of neutrals working together and the clean serene feel it gives us! Neutrals are anything but boring... if done right! There are a few easy to follow rules for keeping neutral decor compelling and interesting and beautiful! Here are 6 of the best ways to mix neutrals in decor... … [Read more...]

BLUE AND WHITE GUEST ROOM- A quiet little nest for couples-stonegableblog.com

GUEST ROOM REVEAL

I've been really dragging my feet with this guest room. It has been almost done for months and honestly every time I go to take pictures of it someone is in it! The newest finished project (well, sorta) here at StoneGable is a room that was my son Christopher's. Again we gutted the whole thing... ripped out carpet, installed new hardwood floors, painted the entire room, upcycled or shopped the house for all the furniture. And bought new bedding!  Abby, Chris' wife of two years was my inspiration for this room. … [Read more...]

GROUPING LIKE DECOR- ideas and tips for beautiful ways to group like objects-stonegableblog.com

GROUPING LIKE DECOR

Make sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post! Do you have a collection? Things you have that have a common theme?  Items that you like to display... sometimes together? Today let's talk about how to group them so they look amazing and not like they are the contents of a curio cabinet gone wild! I'm so thrilled to be a part of DECOR STEAL'S DESIGN INGENUITY CHALLENGE. Thanks to the kind folks at Decor Steals I have a ready made  collections of gorgeous trophy urns and have been having fun styling them. Come see! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #178

Hope this edition of THE SCOOP finds everyone fine and basking in the glow of a great July 4th long weekend! Here at StoneGable our holiday was quiet and fun! Bobby finished the paver paths in the garden and my sister Lisa came up to celebrate my Mom's birthday with us! We had a cook-out and did lots of looking and shopping in local downtown Lancaster. There are so many cool shops here! I've been the diy queen lately... doing lots of fun home projects!  … [Read more...]

5 TIPS FOR SERVING A STORE BOUGHT DESSERT- Don't make dessert when you can embellish it-stonegableblog.com

5 TIPS FOR SERVING STORE BOUGHT DESSERT

  “This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EDWARDS®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #EdwardsPies http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” OH YUMMY! Let's talk dessert! You know, that sweet treat at the end of a meal or the thing  you serve at a gathering that EVERYONE loves. Let me be perfectly honest... I don't like to make desserts! Too precise... too much chemistry! But I sure do love love love to buy a special dessert and serve it to my family, friends and guest! The fancier and the prettier, the better! Like this fabulous, decedent chocolate pie above! Can you believe I bought it at Walmart? Here are 5 tips for … [Read more...]

CUCUMBER SALAD- FRESH, EASY AND SUMMERY-stonegableblog.com

CUCUMBER SALAD

Cucumber salad is like summer in a bowl! Fresh and oh, so light! Cucumbers are in-season right now and they are right for the pickin'! What better way to use these cool, juicy veggies than bathed in a tangy dressing infused with dill flavor? Cucumber salad is a great dish to serve especially on those hot days when we don't want to be anywhere near the stove or cooktop! … [Read more...]

JULY IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN-Lush and productive raised beds with paver walkways-stonegableblog.com

EARLY JULY IN THE GARDEN

It's a gorgeous summer evening, and I thought you might like to take a walk with me in my vegetable garden. In less than 8 weeks our garden has gone from tiny seedlings to a jungle of green, producing overtime! Our raised bed gardens have reached their limits after adding on year after year. And this year we (and when I say "we" I mean Bobby) are putting pavers where mulch walkways once were. Come with me this beautiful summer evening and let's walk... … [Read more...]

10 BEST JULY 4TH RECIPES- All winning recipes for a fun and yummy July 4th-stonegableblog.com

10 BEST JULY 4TH RECIPES

  FORTH OF JULY MEANS CELEBRATING WITH LOTS OF GREAT FOOD!  Yummy! If you still need some summer food ideas for your picnics, barbecues and gatherings I've got 10 that are all winners! Here at StoneGable, these are our favorites and we enjoy them over and over during the summer! Many of these can be made ahead so that means less time in the kitchen when you have family or friends over!  … [Read more...]

CARD ART-DIY TIPS AND TRICKS-stonegableblog.com

CUTE CARD ART… DIY TIPS AND TRICKS

Many of you may know, I love to create vignettes! I think they tell as story and add so much life to a room! But, sometimes I get a little stumped knowing what to put in a vignette that would be new and fresh and catch the observer's eye. Here's a fun and creative idea to add a little bit of art to your next vignette.... and it's almost free and absolutely easy to make. All you need is a card and a frame and about one minute of your time... … [Read more...]

6 MUST HAVE THINGS TO PAINT A ROOM LIKE A PRO- These simple tools will help you be a master painter-stonegableblog.com

6 MUST HAVE THINGS TO HELP YOU PAINT A ROOM LIKE A PRO!!!!

  *Make sure to enter a giveaway at the bottom of this post! One of the easiest and cheapest ways to give a room a whole new look is with paint! Changing up a color can change the mood and feel of a room... and don't we love how fresh it makes everything look.  I must admit I'm not the neatest painter in the world, so I need a few painting tools in my toolbelt to make a painting job easier, less messy and somewhat enjoyable. Yes, we all need paint and good brushes and roller and a rolling pan and maybe a ladder! Those are essentials! Here are 6 easy, common sense things that are must haves for me when I paint. … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP- hundreds of great post filled with lots of home and garden inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #177

Hi sweet friends! So glad you joined us this week! If you need summer or 4th of July inspiration you have come to the right place. Wow, our blog contributors must be working over time to crank out great ideas for you to get the most out of summer!!!! This week I've features some for you to visit!  And don't miss the Great Decor Steals Kensington Clock Giveaway I'm having. Find out how to enter in the body of this post! You know I love love love to give things away to my readers!!!! … [Read more...]

BHOME APP-FREE HOME AND GARDEN COMMUNITY-stonegableblog.com

WHAT IS BHOME, HOW TO GET IT (YOU WILL WANT IT) AND A GIVEAWAY!

Dear StoneGable readers, I HOPE YOU HAVE JOINED BHOME!!!!!  Now, both iphone/ipad users and Android users can download our FREE APP and be a part of our fabulous creative and informative Home And Garden Community!  Welcome Android users, we are so happy you are joining us!!!! You can find StoneGable on bHome as well as 40 of your favorite blogs all in one place... ON YOUR PHONE!!! Yes. YOUR PHONE!!!! No more idly standing in line at the grocery store or sitting in your car waiting to pick up the kids. Now you can interact... with all the bhome bloggers and more right from your cell phone! Can you tell that I am over-the-moon excited? … [Read more...]

FIESTA PARTY DIP- delicious, cheesy spread-stonegableblog.com

FIESTA PARTY DIP

  Here'a a recipe that makes entertaining easy and delicious all at the same time! Fiesta Party Dip is creamy, cheesy, filled with colorful peppers and has that scrumptious Ranch flavor we all love! YUMMY! And it can be whipped up in no time! Serve it with crackers or veggies... add a bowl of olives and nuts and you have an great appetizer for your next gathering. But don't just stop at DIP! Stuff a chicken breast with Fiesta Party Dip and you have a company worthy main dish! OR put a dollop of it in an omelet for a great burst of flavor! … [Read more...]

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WHY IS THE BIBLE SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND?

Let's get honest and just say... THE BIBILE IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND! There I said it! Have you ever opened up your bible and thought, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS SCRIPTURE TALKING ABOUT?  If you have, you are not alone. Today, let's examine some of the reasons the bible is so hard to understand and how we can make it more relevant in our lives! … [Read more...]

FARMHOUSE BACK PORCH-A little summer table-stonegableblog.com

SWEET TEA AND WATERMELON ON THE BACK PORCH

  The north western corner of our farmhouse porch is a great place to relax!  Do you have a special place you like to hide away when you need a little time to yourself? You can find me on my porch swing or here, sitting at the little mesh table overlooking the fields beyond. I've poured some homemade sweet tea and cut up some ice cold watermelon... so come meet me on the back porch! … [Read more...]

UPDATING THE FOYER WITH A RUG-stonegableblog.com

ADDING SASS TO THE FOYER

OH YES, I DID!!! I recently replaced the traditional oriental rug in the foyer with a fun, modern, sassy, loud, black and white striped rug. I've said this before, but I think foyers are one of the hardest rooms in one's home to decorate. My foyer certainly is a testament to that thought as it has been "evolving" for a couple of years! Some may think this rug is a bit too wild... but for me, it's just the thing this room needs! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #176- 6-22-15-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #176

HAPPY OFFICIAL SUMMER!!! So glad you stopped by on this nice summer day to participate in THE SCOOP! Our wonderful contributors have been in full summer swing giving us big splashes of summer inspiration!!! You can find a fix for a tired patio or a recipe for a scrumptious summer dessert or a patriotic project to display on July fourth or even a Summer Home tour! If you missed the StoneGable Summer Home Tour click HERE. Enjoy my house decked out for summer and 30 other fabulous homes too!  … [Read more...]

SUMMER FARMHOUSE KITCHEN VIGNETTE-an easy way to make a big summer statement-stonegableblog.com

SUMMER FARMHOUSE KITCHEN VIGNETTE

Do you love summer? To be honest I'm not keen on the scorching temperatures and I really am not a fan of humidity. But there are so many things to love about summer! I'm adding a touch of red, white and blue to my neutral decor and celebrating summer in grand patriotic style! One of my very favorite things to create is a vignette of dishes and other things from around my kitchen for my kitchen table. I have this kind of decorating down to a science, literally! And it's so fun to get dishes I don't often used out of the cupboards and play! Here's my latest creation! … [Read more...]

HOW GREAT IS THE FATHER'S LOVE- Father's day 2015-stonegableblog.com

HOW GREAT IS THE FATHER’S LOVE

  (image: Me and my Daddy!) Fill in the end of this sentence... GOD IS_____________.Take a minute and really think about this. If you  could describe how you see God in one, concise sentence, what would you say? How can one condense God into just a few words. But Give it a try. How you answer this question is very important! … [Read more...]

7 CHARMING HOMES ON TOUR- See summer decor at it's best! Tons of easy ideas-stonegableblog.com

7 CHARMING SUMMER HOMES!

  Don't miss the $200.00 GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! I hope you have been following all the fabulous home tours brought to you by bHome this week! 31 AMAZING homes... all different and all so welcoming! Today I'm featuring 7 homes that are loaded with tons of charm and lots of creative idea. And the best part of these homes are the stories behind them! Every home has a story to tell. Here are some of my favorite bloggers and their SUMMER HOMES! … [Read more...]

POTTERY BARN INSPIRED ROPE WRAPPED CANDLE HOLDER DIY- Chic, Easy and so Inexpensive-stonegableblog.com

POTTERY BARN INSPIRED ROPE WRAPPED CANDLEHOLDER DIY

Don't you love candle glow? I sure do!!! So, if you are like me and love how lighting a candle can give a whole room instant ambiance then I have an insanely easy and inexpensive and very beach chic diy for you!!!! Let's make our own beachy candleholders, like the ones that we all love from Pottery Barn that will give our homes an organic, summery feel! … [Read more...]

TOWER GARDEN- Aeroponic vertical gardening-stonegableblog.com

TOWER GARDENING… FUN, NUTRITIONAL AND DELICIOUS!

Something is new in the garden this year! Well, not actually in the garden and more like on the patio... it's my new TOWER GARDEN!!! Oh, this is such a fun, new-to-me way to garden! I'm growing so many wonderful herbs and veggies without soil in a vertical tower. The plants grow 30 percent faster than their in-ground counterparts! My lettuce is ready to be cut and I am enjoying my herbs! Oh yummy! Come on... I show you how this wonderful vertical garden works! It's so so much fun!!!! … [Read more...]

SUMMER HOME TOUR- Celebrating the beauty of summer!-stonegableblog.com

bHOME SUMMER OPEN HOUSE TOUR

*Make sure you enter the $200.00 bHome and Painted Fox Giveaway at the end of this post!  Summer at StoneGable means being outside in the garden, and company and long summer evening on the porch and patio and cooking light and grilling and lightening up home decor!!!! I love to decorate for the summer. And I'm so excited to share with you what I've done this summer! Come on in... out of the heat and I'll show you StoneGable, the SUMMER EDITION! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #175

Welcome back to THE SCOOP! Last week was a banner week as we hosted 357 entries from very talented bloggers all over the web! AMAZING!!! That means lots and lots of inspiration and ideas for YOU!!! And, WOW... it was so much fun visiting many of them. Before we begin this week's party I want to share a post I did to help you get ready for your July 4th celebrations... … [Read more...]

NO SEW POTTERY BARN INSPIRED PATRIOTIC STARS-Burlap and painted stars-stonegableblog.com

NO SEW POTTERY BARN INSPIRED PATRIOTIC STARS

Summer at StoneGable means red, white and blue!!! My mostly neutral living spaces take on a very patriotic look when the weather starts to swelter! In our area we fly Old Glory big and proud, have homespun 4th of July parades, lots of fireworks and local farm and country fairs. Our love of country runs deep here! I was inspired by Pottery Barn's Patriotic Stars to make some of my own!!! They are an easy-to-make NO SEW project with a big dose of summery patriotism! … [Read more...]

WHY IS GOD HOLY?-6-14-15-stonegableblog.com

WHY IS GOD HOLY?

When I was a little girl we lived with my grandmother, Nani, off and on... sometimes more on than off!  Because my Daddy was in the Air Force we were always moving from one place to another and many times we would end up at Nani's in between assignments. Three times we lived at Nani's for an extended period of time when my Dad went "remote". And that was perfectly fine with me. I loved my grandmother’s house. … [Read more...]

VEGETABLE GARDEN- A walk in the vegetable garden-stonegableblog.com

A WALK IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

My favorite time to walk in the vegetable garden is in early morning and evening. So, on an evening walk I took the camera out with me and captured some mid June growing activity in our veggie garden. This year we introduced a couple new varieties to the garden and added a new box to make the garden symmetrical! Come walk with me and let's check it out! … [Read more...]

SUMMER HYDRANGEA INITIAL WREATH WITH MONOGRAMMED INITIAL- Full of summer, lush wreath diy-stonegableblog.com

SUMMER HYDRANGEA WREATH DIY

  Summer is the time to add a big, lush, full-of-bloom wreath to our front doors! Don't be shy... make a big, bold welcoming statement! This year I planted hydrangeas in urns flanking my front door so I wanted to create a wreath that would give a nod to them and also bring in that bright, citron green I love! Let's get busy and make a pretty summer wreath... WITH AN INITIAL to personalize it!!!!! … [Read more...]

TIPS FOR ARRANGING GARDEN FLOWERS-Great Budget Friendly Ideas for lasting bouquets-stonegableblog.com

10 TIPS FOR ARRANGING GARDEN FLOWERS… A BUDGET FRIENDLY IDEA

I think cut garden flowers are about as budget friendly as you can get!!!! They can make gorgeous bouquets from spring until frost!!! If there is one complaint about garden flowers it is that they don't last very long when they are cut. Not to worry! You can have cut garden flowers that will last inside with these easy, doable tips! With just a little care your bunches of pretty flowers will last and last! … [Read more...]

10 TIPS FOR THROWING A SUMMER PARTY THE EASY WAY- Let's party and make it easy on ourselves this summer!!-stonegableblog.com

10 TIPS FOR THROWING A SUMMER PARTY THE EASY WAY AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

Make sure you see the bottom of the post for a TIKI Brand GIVEAWAY! Summer is the best time to throw a fun and laid back party! We can gather our family and friends together in our outdoor living spaces for a relaxed BBQ or an evening of yard games or even a dip in the pool! Entertaining in the summer should be all about enjoying ourselves and not at all about a lot of work!!! Here are 10 tips for throwing a summer party... the easy way!!! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP-Hundreds of creative posts and lots of inspiration!-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #174

Hi Friends! Another great week here at THE SCOOP! I'm so glad you stopped by! I can't thank you all enough for joining us!!! Every week we host so many creative bloggers and readers who love all things Home and Garden! THE SCOOP is a great way to get inspired! I need lots of inspiration to keep StoneGable fresh and decorated and filled with creative ways to love my family and anyone else that shows up at our door!  What inspires you? Summer decorating should be easy and fit into what we already have. Like this... … [Read more...]