BONE BROTH-filled with vitamins and minerals-stonegableblog.com

SLOW COOKER BONE BROTH

Bone Broth is all the trending "good for you" rage right now! And rightly so! My grandmother made bone broth because she lived in a time when the mantra was "waste not, want not" out of necessity. Now, bone broth is not considered chic and a very good thing to put into one's body. Chef's know the fabulous deep rich taste bones can give a broth. Today's home cooks are making bone broth because it is packed with vitamins and minerals and gelatin and that great protein collagen! Yes, it is a thing of culinary beauty and yumminess! Here's an easy way to make delicious bone broth to sip away for your health. … [Read more...]

4 FAVORITE CHALKBOARD SCRIPTURE PRINTABLES-ready to be framed-stonegableblog.com

4 FAV CHALKBOARD SCRIPTURE PRINTABLES

    Good Sunday morning! Today I have a special treat for you! Four of StoneGable's most popular chalkboard scripture printables all in one place and ready to be printed and framed! These are wonderful reminders of the truth of God's word in our lives. Put "This is the day..." on your bedside table so you will see it and start your day off right! Remind someone you love that God has a great and mighty plan of good for them! Keep the "fruits of the Spirit" in your car!  May your day be blessed as we live out God's word in our lives! … [Read more...]

5 THINGS TO DO NOW FOR SPRING-get decor ready for spring-stonegableblog.com

5 THINGS TO DO NOW FOR SPRING

Come on SPRING!!!! This is the time of year I get very anxious for spring to arrive. I'm on "ROBIN REDBREAST" watch and can't pass up tulips at the grocer's and I'm starting to work on a spring wreath for our front door. Even though spring is officially about 3 weeks away, here are 5 thing you can do NOW to bring spring to your home! … [Read more...]

DECORATING A WHITE CUPBOARD FOR SPRING-lots of inspiration-stonegableblog.com

DECOR STEALS DESIGN INGENUITY EVENT… SPRING CUPBOARD

I'm officially over winter! But winter may not be done with me... at least, not yet! I don't care... I'm thinking nests and eggs and pretty soft colors and lots of blooms! I'm in full spring mode! And this gorgeous DISTRESS WHITE WINDOW CABINET came just in time. It was so much fun to decorate this beautiful little cupboard from DECOR STEALS!  A big thank you to Decor Steals for asking me to take part in their Decor Steals Design Ingenuity Event. … [Read more...]

POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER SNEAK PEEK-bringing back it's farmhouse style-stonegableblog.com

A PEEK AT OUR POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER

If you have followed StoneGable you know that we are taking one room at a time and making them over with a nod to their farmhouse roots!  One question my readers often write to me about is our bathrooms. One dear reader asked why I never post about them and if it was because I thought that showing the public a bathroom was inappropriate. No, not at all. I have 5 bathrooms (no one needs 5 bathrooms) but they are all pretty dated! At least, until now. This is the year of the StoneGable bathrooms! All 5 bathrooms are getting a big facelift! Here's a sneak peek at the first, almost completed, makeover... our powder room off the kitchen! Here is a snippet of it BEFORE... … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #150- hundreds of great ideas and inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #159

WELCOME BACK TO THE SCOOP! I'm so glad you are here! This IS the place for finding lots and tons and bushels of inspiration and creative ideas! A big thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who come here to share week after week! We just LOVE you!!! I am so amazed at the talent that shows up every week! … [Read more...]

10 GEORGEOUS WAYS TO DECORATE WITH NESTS-lost of inspiration and ideas-stonegableblog.com

10 GORGEOUS WAYS TO DECORATE WITH NESTS

Spring is just around the corner so its not too early to start thinking about spring decorating! I'm a big fan of tucking nests into my existing decor. No need to disrupt your everday decor. A nest added to it will bring a little softness... a little bit of fluff... and lots of spring prettiness to your home! I love embellishing nests to work with my decor.  Here are 1o ways to decorate with nests this spring! Hope you get inspired! … [Read more...]

WHAT IS DOXOLOGY- a surprising word-stonegableblog.com

WHAT IS DOXOLOGY? YOU WILL BE SO SURPRISED!

  I am all about knowing what words really mean... especially when it comes to words Christians use often. Words like glory, amen, hallelujah, faith and so on! Today let's talk about a wonderful word full and rich with meaning... DOXOLOGY.  Many of us have heard this word and have some obscure idea of what it means. I think you will love its meaning and be so surprised! … [Read more...]

ADDING AN UPHOLSTERED CHAIR TO THE FOYER- breaking the decorating rules and opting for comfort-stonegableblog.com

A NEW CHAIR AND MORE DECOR

  StoneGable is configured like an old Lancaster farmhouse. A big rectangle, of sorts. Half of it, the "front of the house", consists of a foyer flanked by a living room and dining room. The "back of the house" is a long kitchen, eating area, powder room and a family room. Off of the kitchen is a mudroom and on the front side of the house is the study, and on the back is a laundry room and another bathroom. Today I'm showing you a new chair for the foyer and some never seen images of the "front of the house". … [Read more...]

5 EASY WAYS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A ROOM-easy and doable decor ideas for tired rooms-stonegableblog.com

5 EASY WAYS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A ROOM

  Have you ever looked at a room in your home and thought it looked... well, a little tired. A little dated or a little worn? I have 5 great ways to breathe a little life into your rooms and they are all quite easy and won't break the bank! I'm not talking about buying new furniture or lamps or even a new rug (which would really help). Nothing that drastic! I'm talking about a few thing you can change up or add to any room that will be a breath of fresh decor air! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #158-hundreds of inspiring ideas and projects-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #158

WELCOME TO THE SCOOP #158! I hope all of you are staying toasty and warm. Here at StoneGable... IT IS FREEZING!!!! Let's warm up this edition of The Scoop with a couple of recent posts! I have finally let the "cat out of the bag". Some of your favorite bloggers have been working on a fabulous FREE app for your iphone and ipad called bHome! Have all of our blogs, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (coming soon) and more in one easy place!!! It's the perfect Home & Garden Community just for you! You can also chat with us too! … [Read more...]

10 TIPS FOR EASY ENTERTAINING-great tips for almost effortless entertaining-stonegableblog.com

10 TIPS FOR EASY ENTERTAINING… YOU CAN DO THIS!

Some people love it, And most of us would love entertaining too if we didn't have to put so much effort and time into it! There have been times (when I was not as smart and a whole lot younger) that I would work so hard preparing, cleaning, shopping, tablescaping, cooking and getting ready to impress my guests that by the time they came I wanted to say, "So nice you came. I am exhausted and going to bed. Have a nice time and lock up after yourself"! But I have learned how to entertain in a much easier, fun way and the freedom of not having to make everything perfect. I really ENJOY myself and my company now. Here are 10 helpful and useful tips to help you love entertaining too! … [Read more...]

ROASTED ORGANIC CARROTS WITH THYME- sweet, scrumptious, filled with flavor-stonegableblog.com

ROASTED ORGANIC CARROTS

Not all things are the same. Not homes or cars or pizzas or people. So it is with carrots! Some carrots have a delicious sweet, juicy carrotty flavor... and others... well, you might as well be eating chalk! If you have never tasted an organic carrot it's about time. They taste like the carrots I remember eating as a little girl. This is one food, that if you are eating it as is, you should invest in organic! In stews and soups it really does not make that much difference for the carrot will be flavored by the other ingredients. I'm sharing a recipe that coaxes all the glorious real flavor and beauty out of the lowly and magnificent carrot! … [Read more...]

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NOW THIS IS LOVE!

I must admit I am a little hum-buggie about Valentine's Day. In reality, I think we make way too much of one day set aside for hearts-and-flowers type of love! Is that really love at all? Or is it infatuation or lust or love that makes us feel good? Isn't real love so much more than that? For some reason Valentine's Day reminds me of the Bachelor. You know, that train wreck of a show where one Bachelor dates 20 women and goodness-only-knows-what-else to find real love. SERIOUSLY! Valentine's Day, for me, is about as sincere as that! However, I am crazy about love. REAL, deep, stick-to-you-through-thick-and-thin, self sacrificing love! Now, that's the real deal and the kind of love I want to … [Read more...]

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I FINALLY CAN TELL YOU A BIG SECRET I’VE BEEN KEEPING…

About a year ago we started whispering... and dreaming... and hoping! We wanted to start a HOME AND GARDEN COMMUNITY that our readers could access on iphones and ipads and eventually all smart phones. It would be a place that you, our fabulously wonderful reader, could get our blogs and pinterest and instagram and twitter and posts and even a playlist of our favorite songs ALL IN ONE PLACE!  We imagined being able to chat with you and ask all types of questions and stay in touch with our readers... even when they were in the line at your local grocery store! We imagined bHome! A beautiful new app for iphones and ipads that have your favorite bloggers all in one place! There is nothing … [Read more...]

UPSCALING A PLANTER- budget friendly decorating-stonegableblog.com

UPCYCLING AN OLD PLANTER… BUDGET DECORATING!

  Are you a budget decorator? I sure am! I buy mostly on sale... deeply discounted sale. I also recycle and upscale items around my home! Breathing new life into things is a thrill! Once a month I'll be teaming up with some of your favorite blogger to bring budget friendly ideas and projects to you. Today I'll show you how I took the old worn out toile planter above and turned it into a chic new looking piece... for free! … [Read more...]

USING A MIRROR IN A VIGNETTE-an easy style to recreate with lots of class and sparkle-stonegableblog,com

5 TIPS FOR USING A MIRROR IN A VIGNETTE

  Using a mirror as the base to contain a vignette has been around for a long long time. It has fallen out of decor graces over the last decade or so because some people think of it as a dated look. You know, gold rimmed filigree footed mirror with lots of bric-a-brac collecting dust on it! Yes, THAT IS dated!  I say a mirror in a vignette can be a real classic that just needs to be updated a bit and displayed in a fresh new way! Here are 5 tips to help you bring a little sparkle to your vignettes... … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #157-hundreds of creative ideas and lots of inspiraiton-stonegableblob.com

THE SCOOP #157

  Welcome back to THE SCOOP! This is the time of year I get a little itchy to start digging in the dirt. Yes, it's still cold and dreary and winter-like in my neck of the woods. And yes, it IS still winter. But I can almost feel Spring... it's calling me to come out and play! So now is the time to visit greenhouses and make garden plans and put together indoor herb gardens like the one above! Click HERE to see how you can make one of your own!   We are  Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable and Suzy from Worthing Court   Our host this week is Yvonne from … [Read more...]

NO-SEW TABLESCLOTH RUNNER-upscale an old or inexpensive tablecloth-stonegableblog.com

NO-SEW TABLECLOTH RUNNER… a 30 minute project!

I know you love easy-to-do projects! And things that cost very little or no money at all.  I know that you like great style and easy to use pieces. This little NO SEW TABLECLOTH RUNNER has everything you and I love in project and more!!! It all stated with a beautiful Ralph Lauren tablecloth I found on sale for $5.00! At the time I was not quite sure what I would do with it, but I knew that I was not going to leave it in the sale bin at HomeGoods!  … [Read more...]

LIVING WATER- God's word through everyday life!

THE BEST OF SERIES… LIVING WATER

I've been blogging for about 5 years now and have hundreds of "Sunday Scriptures". My blog has grown in that time and there are probably many readers who have never seen or read some of my favorite Sunday Scriptures. So, once a month I'll be going into my archives and dusting off posts about my trip to Israel and what I learned while studying there. Today, I want to revisit the concept of "LIVING WATER". Living water was and is just that to the people and flora and fauna of this area of the world who depend on it and is such a beautiful living lesson of a great spiritual truth! … [Read more...]

NANI'S SAUTEED CHICKEN-easy-to-make-and-perfectly-scrumptious-stonegableblog.com

NANI’S SAUTEED CHICKEN… A HERITAGE RECIPE

  I feel like I'm introducing you to a very beloved member of my family! That's how special Nani's Sautéed Chicken is! My grandmother, Nani, pronounced this dish SAU-TEEEE-D. It is so easy and perfectly scrumptious and the dish I make the most! We must have Sauteed Chicken every other week. It's that good and fills me with such sweet memories. Food has a way of connecting us with the past. … [Read more...]

UPSCALING A LAMP WITH PAINT- a great way to make a chic statememt-stonegableblog.com

UPCYCLING A LAMP SHADE USING PAINT

I love quick, easy, little things I can do that have big decor WOW factor. Like trading out a ho-hum looking lampshade for one that works magic with the room around it! And sometimes that means not even having to get a new lamp shade! I have a HEAVY Restoration Hardware lamp in my living room that I love... but the lampshade that came with it, not so much! The shape worked great but it was boring! So I painted it... with chalkboard paint. Not only does the shade work so much better with the room, but I can write on it! A two-fer! Here is the "before"... … [Read more...]

HOW TO BUILD A PILLOW COLLECTION LIKE A PRO-easy tips for gorgeous pillow arrangements-stonegableblog.com

HOW TO BUILD A PILLOW COLLECTION LIKE A PRO!

You have come to the right place today! I have a post that will help you collect pillows to make the most fabulous arrangements on your sofa! Do you often look in magazines and sigh at how beautiful the sofas look with their gorgeously arranged pillows and say, "I wish I could do that?". Well, YOU CAN!!!! It's not magic and you do not need a degree from design school to have the prettiest pillow arrangements in your town! With a little thought and practice I'll show you how to build the perfect pillow collection just for you! Let's get started! … [Read more...]

THE SWEETEST VALENTINE ROUND UP- 600 X 600 BUTTON

THE SWEETEST VALENTINE ROUND UP

Valentine's Day is just a little over a week away. NOW is the perfect time to plan something for the most LOVEly day of the year! I'm partnering up with a group of fabulous bloggers to give you a round-up of Valentine ideas! I think there is something for everyone! A big thanks to Kelly at My Soulful Home for putting this together! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #156-hundreds of projects and inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #156

Welcome to THE SCOOP! Has the love bug bitten you yet. The web is full of Valentine fun! And here at THE SCOOP you can find the right Valentine project, decor, recipe or story till your heart's content! So check out the entries this week! And check out this and easy to make Anthropologie Inspired Wool Tufted Wreath!   … [Read more...]

MR AND MRS NO-SEW BURLAP PILLOWS-easy to make and looks fabulous-stonegableblog.com

NO SEW MR AND MRS BURLAP PILLOWS

  I have a confession to make... I'm not a big Valentine's type of gal. I don't decorate with much red and no pink at all. Hearts are okay, but I like stars better. Before you think I am the Grinch of Valentine's day, let me say, that I am a hopeless romantic! Real, straight from the heart love and gifts and projects and spending time with those I love are much more my style and truly win this girl's heart! I have an easy, no-sew, perfect for Valentine's Day DIY that is fun to make and can be used all year long! MR & MRS NO- SEW BURLAP PILLOWS are a great way to celebrate Valentine's day without all the hearts and flowers! … [Read more...]

WHITE VIGNETTE ON THE BAR-when simple is fabulous-stonegableblog.com

WHITE BAR VIGNETTE… when simple is fabulous

  When is "pretty simple" "simply pretty" or even simply fabulous? When we don't want to overdecorate something. When it's better to keep it simple and minimal and not overdo it. When our eyes need a little rest from decor overload! I am the embellishment queen. Nothing is more fun to me than taking something and making it more pretty, more spectacular, more... well, more! But I've been learning how important an edited look is. And I'm sharing one with you today! … [Read more...]

3 HELPFUL TIPS TO MAKE A CABINET LOOK FABULOUS-easy-tips-to-decorate-around-a-cabinet-stonegableblog.com

3 HELPFUL TRICKS TO MAKE A CABINET LOOK FABULOUS!

A new cabinet came to live at StoneGable a couple of weeks ago. It was more perfect than I even imagined! But when we placed it against the wall that would be its home, it looked a little lonely and bare. Like most decor, a little decorating and layering made the cabinet the star it was meant to be! Today's post has nothing to do with decorating the INSIDE of a hutch. Here are some easy to follow tips for decorating the space around a cabinet or hutch to make it a WOW factor piece! THE BEFORE... … [Read more...]

HOW TO ADD SEASONAL DECOR TO YOUR HOME-let's accent our homes with the season-stonegableblog.com

10 EASY WAYS TO ADD SEASONAL DECOR TO YOUR HOME

  I count time by the passing seasons and holidays in a year! I love where I live because we experience all four seasons in their glorious best! One way that I keep StoneGable's decor fresh and ever changing is to add a little touch of the season going on outside my door to the inside of my home. It's a fabulous and festive way to celebrate everyday life! Here are 10 easy to incorporate tips to help you add the beauty of each season and holiday to your home and have it play nicely with your existing decor! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #155- recipes, diy's, home decor, painted projects, inspiration and lots more-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #155

Welcome to THE SCOOP! You know love is in the air with all the great Valentine's Day projects showing up on THE SCOOP. What fun! Before we begin I have a couple projects I want to share with you... … [Read more...]

STRAWBERRY SOUR CREAM SCONES AND WHIPPED STRAWBERRY BUTTER-stonegableblog.com

STRAWBERRY SCONES WITH WHIPPED STRAWBERRY BUTTER

  Here's a yummy and simple and straight from the heart idea for Valentine's Day! Strawberry Sour Cream Scones are scrumptious, light and not-too-sweet of a treat for those on your love list! Add the fresh Whipped Strawberry Butter and you have the perfect couple! The scones can be frozen before baking and then taken out of the freezer and put right into the oven. Wouldn't this combination be a delicious way to start the day? … [Read more...]

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

(photo credit) If I were born in a different age, or place I don't think I could have ever made it. I can't imagine cooking over a fire and sleeping in a room full of people with lice and chiggers and all sorts of other maladies!I'm not even a good weekend camper! I would be a disaster without indoor plumbing and no electricity. I am not a survivalist-kind-of-gal. The thought of putting on a corset and a hoop skirt does have an appeal for about two seconds... but no toothpaste or nightly eye cream is almost unthinkable! And I thank God almost everyday for air conditioning, seriously! I am a huge lover of climate control!!!  … [Read more...]

YARN BALL WREATH-soft, fuzzy and perfect for a winter welcome at the front door-stonegableblog.com

WINTER YARN BALL WREATH DIY

  This wreath exudes a warm, fuzzy welcome as it hangs on my front door. Pure fun! What a happy, cozy wreath for frosty winter days. And I just loved making it! Even if you are not a crafter, you can make this easy-to-put-together wreath! If you can roll yarn around a styrofoam ball YOU CAN DO IT!!!! And after it hangs on my front door for the winter season I'll unravel some of the yarn and let the birdies use some it to build their nests. … [Read more...]

FAMILY ROOM CABINET-finding the right piece for any room-stonegableblog.com

FAMILY ROOM CABINET… FINDING THE “JUST RIGHT” PIECE

I have been looking for the "just right" cabinet for a wall in my family room for over a year. I made a list of the "just right" things I wanted in this cabinet. It had to be tallish, and not over 25 inches deep. It had to have glass doors and great shelves. It could be painted or a natural wood finish. No black... and you know how much I love to accent neutrals with black! It HAD to be in my meager budget and I had to fall in love with it. No wonder it took so long to find it! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP-get hundreds of the webs best home and garden posts in one place-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #154

  Hello Friends!!! Welcome back to THE SCOOP! It's mid January and you know what that means????? Spring!!! I know most of you are thinking "oh no, not yet!". But a blogger has to think ahead! I'm ankle deep in nests and spring flowers and seed packets! But for now I'd love you to stop by and check out my favorite and go-to stew... perfect for a frosty winter's night...   … [Read more...]

PERFECT POT ROAST-this is the best pot roast you will ever make-stonegableblog.com

PERFECT POT ROAST

I'm sharing my very favorite go-to stew. Everyone loves Perfect Braised Pot Roast! It's easy to make and can be made well enough ahead to be company worthy and will keep you out of the kitchen when guest come over! I guarantee that if you make it once it will be your favorite too!  The chuck roast gets fork tender, the soft carrots and mushroom have a hearty, beefy flavor and the gravy... oh, my! This is seriously good, I think it's a must-try! … [Read more...]

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A LESSON IN KINDNESS

I got an early start one day last week and found myself at our local grocery store before 10 cars were in the parking lot! I love getting there when all the grocery carts are neatly stacked up and the line and the deli isn't three deep. It's almost exhilarating to wander down empty isles with a cup of my first coffee of the day in hand. I did not have many items to get, so I grabbed what I needed and headed to the "15 items or less" check-out line. I guess it was just out of habit I chose that line because the other check-outs weren't busy...at all! But more likely, it was the compliant side of me. If it says "15 items or less" then of course that's where I should be!  As I loaded my 12 … [Read more...]

STONEGABLE READER'S SURVEY RESULTS-stonegableblog.com

RESULTS OF THE STONEGABLE READER’S SURVEY, CHANGES AND A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

I love, love, love my readers!!! And I honestly write every post with YOU in mind. I have come to know you so well that I know what posts will be a favorite... at least most of the time. I know you because you are like me! Busy, lover of home and family, multi-tasker, challenge overcomer, caring, warm and fun! We may have different lifestyles and names and live in different places.  We may or may not be married and have children, we are all probably overworked. We are strong and resilient!  One of the most common threads weaving us together is our love for all things home!!! Yes, our homes are very important to us. We appreciate beauty and want our homes to be a reflection of who … [Read more...]

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FARMHOUSE KITCHEN CHANGES

  StoneGable will be 20 years old this year! I can't believe it!!!! So much life has been lived here. I often say that sometimes StoneGable has been more like a hotel than a home! Hosting and housing guest and families and friends from an evening...or a year! Because we have lived very large here, it has been showing it's age. Three years ago we gave the kitchen a big facelift and now I'm working on a few more updates on our farmhouse kitchen's punch list! … [Read more...]

SIMPLE FARMHOUSE STYLE- Winter Mantel-stonegableblog.com

SIMPLE FARMHOUSE STYLE

  My mantel is one of the first things I decorate each season. I should say "tweak" when talking about the mantel in my family room. I have a default mantel decor that suits my room and usually changes very little. For winter, I am keeping all my decor clean and very simple. It's like letting StoneGable breathe after being decked for Christmas! This arrangement would work on a buffet or any flat surface. Let's get inspired! … [Read more...]

The Scoop #153-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #153

  Welcome to the 153rd edition of THE SCOOP! I'm sure you will find lots of great inspiration and ideas here this week! Are your Christmas decorations down yet? If they aren't don't think you are alone. Some of mine are sitting on a table in my foyer waiting to be put away!!!! Right now I'm decorating my home "winter style". I love to decorate my home for winter! It's simpler and more basic and feels so good after all the Christmas froo-froo!  Did you see the new way I'm decorating my dining room table for winter? ADDING CANDLE GLOW AND SHUTTERS. Here's a way to make a beautiful statement on cold, wintry evenings! … [Read more...]

NO-SEW BURLAP TAGS- easy to make and has hundreds of uses-stonegableblog.com

NO SEW EASY BURLAP TAGS

I'm a label and tag kind of gal. I feel organized when things are labeled! And labels can be a great layer of decor. Today, I'm blending organization, good looks and easy all in one with these NO-SEW EASY BURLAP TAGS! I can think of so many ways to use these and I'll share a few in this post. They literally took minutes to make! My "wet" and "dry" burlap tags are on a two tiered basket right inside my front door that holds dry hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to put on before we go out... … [Read more...]

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HOW TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS… KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD

Ever day we make hundreds of decisions... probably thousands. Many decisions we make we are not particularly aware of! But, some decisions are weighty. They are the decisions that keep us up at night. Some are life-changing and scary and hard!  Today, let's discuss how to make those hard decisions. First, let me say that all decisions should be made in light of God's word. The bible should be the plumbline by which our lives are measured. But, there are some decisions that get muddled up with emotions and options and plain indecisiveness! Here are 5 steps to take when making those tough decisions... … [Read more...]

WINTER DECOR-adding candle glow and shutters- an easy way to add beauty-stonegableblog.com

WINTER DECOR~ ADDING CANDLE GLOW AND SHUTTERS

  I've been looking for a shutter for my dining room table for quite awhile. On a trip last month to a great antique house I found the perfect one! It has great form and just the right colors for my dining room. You see, I really would love to have a big farmhouse table in my dining room and it is not to be. So I'm using the shutter as a "runner" and bringing a little bit of texture and chippy paint to my mahogany table. … [Read more...]

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10 COZY SCRUMPTIOUS RECIPES FOR COLD WINTER DAYS!

  The weather here at StoneGable is frigid!!! We, along with most of the United States, are in a deep freeze! BRRRRRRR! I am a huge fan of cold weather and snow but when the temperature dips into the single digits... not so much! On blustery winter days I want to cook! Nothing is better than hot stews, soups and tasty dishes that stick-to-my ribs! I've compiled 10 of my favorite and best recipes for the cold days ahead! Hope you make them for you and your family this winter! … [Read more...]

FINDING INSPIRATION-how to start decorating a bedroom-stonegableblog.com

FINDING INSPIRATION~ how to start decorating a bedroom

  I have been working on this guest bedroom for about 2 years! And I have gotten very little done. There seemed to always be some other thing with a higher priority. Since we now have 4 guest bedrooms, because we have no children living at home, I have not been in a huge hurry to do much with it. I did get a great mattress and a good bed frame and a custom made dust ruffle (because this bed is high)... but then I stopped! One of the first things I decided to do this year was to finish decorating this guest room. For me, a new bedroom always starts with inspiration! Let's talk about finding inspiration... and a few other tips! … [Read more...]

WINTER FOYER-simple and striped down design for winter-stonegableblog.com

WINTER FOYER

  I must be one of those few people who love winter! After Christmas I am ready to strip down my home to a less decorated and more uncomplicated style. I love how "fresh" my home looks after all the StoneGable halls have been de-decked. This year I started with my foyer, giving it over to the simplicity of farmhouse elements.  … [Read more...]