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...]

THE SCOOP-6-15-15-stonegableblog.com

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...]

5 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW WHEN GARDENING-Stay healthy and safe while working in the garden this summer! stonegableblog.com

5 HEALTHY TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN GARDENING

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I love the gardening... or at least the ideas of it! It is amazing to see how quickly things grow and bloom and sprout this time of year.  What we planted only a couple of weeks ago has already taken root and are well on their way to being large established plantings. For those of us who love to putter in the garden and for those who are just as happy to water front porch pots, there are a few things we can do to keep ourselves healthy and safe while we are outdoors and the temperature soars! … [Read more...]

ITALIAN SAUSAGE, SWISS CHARD INDIVIDUAL LASAGNA- Creamy sauce and lots of savory ingredients. A company worthy dish! stonegableblog.com

ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND SWISS CHARD INDIVIDUAL LASAGNA

  I'm very excited about the summer line-up of recipes I have coming up for you! But today I'm pushing this recipe to the head of the line because it is absolutely delicious!!!! I recently served it for family and they all raved! It has flavorful Italian sausage and a great medley of sautéed Swiss chard infused with onions and lots of garlic! And the whole thing is bathed in a creamy-dreamy sauce with just a hint of heat and layered between lasagna noodles! Sound good? It tastes even better!   … [Read more...]

WHAT TO DO WHEN WE ARE WORRIED-stonegableblog.com

WHAT TO DO WHEN WE ARE WORRIED

  Do you know someone that is a worrier? Maybe your are! I'm somewhere in the middle of the road. I don't worry much except when I feel there is a real danger or problem that is far beyond my fixing. For many people, I think worry is just a very bad habit. It can be a "default setting" in life! I'm sure you know that worry is a useless and a very negative reaction to any situation! Worry never changes anything for good, it turns our emotions on end and cannot solve any problem. Let's look at what God says about worry and how to handle it! … [Read more...]

10 MINUTE SUMMER DECORATING- Using shell in fun ways-stonegableblog.com

10 MINUTE SUMMER DECORATING

Decorating with summer in mind can be the simplest thing! I say, keep it easy and breezy and sprinkle summer elements into the decor you already have! Today, let's get out our shells and create three pretty summer pieces that call to mind a white-bleached day at the beach! These decor projects is so easy peasy that you will be able to make several pretty decorations in under 10 minutes! … [Read more...]

CREATING A WELCOMING FOYER-ideas for making your foyer fabulous and friendly-stonegableblog.com

CREATING A WELCOMING FOYER

I think foyers are the hardest room in the house to decorate!!! They have a big responsibility and purpose! They serve so many functions...for not only a family but also guests! Foyers set the mood for our homes. So it's important to make our foyers warm and welcoming ! … [Read more...]

TIPS FOR EASY SUMMER TABLESCAPING-Set and easy and breezy summer table with these tips!-stonegableblog.com

TIPS FOR EASY SUMMER TABLESCAPING

Summer is the best time of the year to entertain! Lighting up the barbecue, eating al fesco and enjoying a laid back evening with  friends and family!!! Setting a fabulous summer tablescape goes a long way in creating a relaxed and special mood! Setting a great table does not mean a lot of work! It means being smart and playing up what summer is all about! Here are a few tips to help you set the perfect summer table for your next get-together! … [Read more...]

HOW TO KEEP CUT HYDRANGEAS FROM WILTING-Easy ways to keep hydrangea blooms fresh and full-stonegableblog.com

HOW TO KEEP CUT HYDRANGEAS FROM WILTING

Hydrangeas are the quintessential romantic summer bloom!!! Their big, moppy heads and little clusters of flowerets are iconic!!!  A big bouquet of them cut and arranged on a table is pure bliss! Yes, hydrangeas are one of the best loved flowers around! But like many things, these dramatic beauties can be a little bit of a diva! They often wilt as soon as they are cut and brought into the house. And there is nothing pretty about droopy hydrangeas! Here's a few ways to guarantee full, long lasting cut hydrangeas! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #173- hundreds of ideas-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #173

  Hi again, Scoopers!!! So glad you stopped by! Happy June! Here at StoneGable we are in full summer mode. Lots of outdoor parties and overnight guest and garden projects and porch sitting! Even the decor in my home is taking on a very summery look too! If you want to add a little summer to the inside of your home you might want to check out EASY WAYS TO DECORATE FOR SUMMER! Lots of easy-to-do ideas that won't break the bank! … [Read more...]

5 TOP MUST MAKE SUMMER RECIPES- Scrumptious recipes for easy summer cooking-stonegableblog.com

5 TOP MUST-MAKE SCRUMPTIOUS SUMMER RECIPES

Summer cooking is all about easy and favor and grilling! My summers are busy, like yours! Working and playing hard! So I don't want to be trapped in the kitchen when I can be out in the garden, or on the patio with friends enjoying a gorgeous summer evening! I'm sharing 5 of my very very favorite must try SUMMER recipes. These are the best of the StoneGable best! I hope you will give them a try! … [Read more...]

WHAT'S YOUR LIFE ALL ABOUT?

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE ALL ABOUT?

  If you could summarize what you would want for your life in one sentence what would it be?  Wow!   What a big question. Have you ever thought about condensing your life’s meaning into just a few words?    Sifting through all the day-to-day, the mundane, the internal clutter, the noise and the business of life and getting your life’s goal into such focus that you can pinpoint it’s meaning into one concise, easy to understand thought!   If you could do that, you would have a central theme around which your whole live and everything you do would turn.  Can you do that? I think it’s worth trying…   Time is such a precious commodity! … [Read more...]

GARDEN MARKER DIY- A very easy twig marker that adds a great natural element to the garden!-stonegableblog.com

NATURAL TWIG GARDEN MARKER DIY

I love my garden this time of year! The herbs are growing wild. I'm adding something fun to my kitchen herb garden and raised bed garden too! TWIG GARDEN MARKERS! They are super easy to make and look right at home and natural among my plantings!!! We cut back our cherry and apple trees in the late winter and Bobby saved some of twigs for these markers.   … [Read more...]

6 ESSENTIALS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR SPACE- Here's how to create a great outdoor space without spending a lot of money-stonegableblog.com

6 ESSENTIALS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR SPACE

Grab an iced tea and join me on the front porch. Today I'm sharing how to create a simple outdoor living space in 6 simple steps! Let's create an outdoor room that is inexpensive and cozy! A little spot to sit and sip iced tea and to read a magazine or two... or read a blog!!! Let's think about using what we have and then add only reasonably priced things we need. It's all about a little outdoor space to call our own!  … [Read more...]

NEUTRAL BOTANICALS IN THE DINING ROOM-A new neutral take on classic style botanicals-stonegableblog.com

A FRESH NEW TAKE ON A DECOR CLASSIC

I love love love neutrals!! And a neutral with a touch of black is perfection in my book. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find a pair of gorgeous vintage black and gold frames filled with two huge botanicals... neutral botanicals.  Botanicals have been a time honored and beautiful way to fill a wall for centuries!  I especially love these botanicals because they are a new, fresh take on a tried and true classic! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #172- ENTER TO WIN $100.00 VISA GIFT CARD-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP # 172

         What a pleasure to be hosting this week. Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone has had a great holiday weekend! Thanks so much for joining us!!!! I hope you stop by StoneGable and enter to win a $100.00 Visa Gift Card!!! I'm featuring a scrumptious, make-ahead Carmalized Onion and Goat Cheese appetizer that is easy to make. You have to enter to win!!!! Click HERE to stop by and enter. … [Read more...]

GOAT CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION TARTLETS- make ahead appetizers-stonegableblog.com

GOAT CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION TARTLETS AND $100.00 VISA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Don't forget to enter the $100.00 VISA CARD GIVEAWAY at the end of the post. I'm all about easy food that looks fabulous and taste that way too! And when the recipe says "make ahead" thats even better! Today I'm sharing what I call a WOW FACTOR appetizer! These Goat Cheese And Caramelized Onion Tartlets are perfectly scrumptious and can be made ahead! They are so full of melt-in-your-mouth flavors!!! What a great recipe for goat cheese!!! Let's get in the kitchen and start making these... … [Read more...]

FLAVOR YOUR LIFE WITH GODLY THINGS

A LESSON ON GODLY THINKING

  We are great coffee drinkers in my home!!!! Even my children and their spouses love coffee. As children they were allowed an occasional sip with tons of milk... but never a whole cup.  Who knew that a simple cup of coffee (really?) would teach them such a big spiritual lesson!   When my children were little and about the age they would have started to ask to see movies... and play videos... and do things some of their friends were doing...  Things that I did not I wanted their precious little minds filled with...  We had coffee together... a coffee they would never forget...   On a beautiful spring Saturday I announced to my little ones that it was … [Read more...]

5 INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR LIVING ROOM- Easy to do and budget friendly ideas-stonegableblog.com

5 INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR LIVING ROOM

    Did you know that you can update your living room without changing everything? Let's face it, most of us can't get rid of all of the things in our living room every time decorating styles change.. and they change fast! So, let's learn how to hone in on areas that when upscaped and upgraded will blow a fresh and chic decor difference into our living rooms! Here are 5 very easy, and very inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your living room! … [Read more...]

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN -Elements of a modern farmhouse kitchen-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

Make sure you enter the $350.00 giveaway at the end of this post!!!!! My farmhouse kitchen is getting it's summer face on! I've been putting away the spring decorations and clearing off the counters! Summer is a very busy time in the kitchen! Lots of canning and freezing and cooking and entertaining and family dinners! Summer in my kitchen is almost magical!!! Most of my days are spent going from the garden to the kitchen! … [Read more...]

SUMMER POTTING BENCH-Small potting bench near the back porch-stonegableblog.com

THE POTTING BENCH

Before I begin... Please make sure you enter the $300.00 giveaway at the end of this post!!! These days you'll find me in the back yard and on the porch and patio of StoneGable. Digging in the dirt and working at my little potting bench. It is such a workhorse! I try to keep it sorta clean and filled with interesting plantings and a few vintage finds, but mostly it is utilitarian and not just a pretty face! My potting bench earns it's keep! So while it's had a good scrub down and is free from dirt and a bevy of clay pots I snapped a couple pictures to show you how I perked up the potting bench for the summer season! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #171-Hundreds of great ideas from the best of the web-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #171

  Hi my wonderful SCOOP friends! Ready for another week of the best of the web all in one place? Me too! Last week I found quite a few new things to add to my must-try and must-make list!!! Do you have one of those?  Just looking through all the entries gives me a big shot of creativity!! Reading all these great blogs makes me want to make my home here at StoneGable the best it can be!!! Before we begin I want to share... … [Read more...]

HERB GRILLED SHRIMP-easy and scrumptious-stonegableblog.com

HERB GILLED SHRIMP

I have such a delicious, easy-peasy main dish recipe for you today! It's light and filled with tons of flavor! The shrimp is marinated in a great herb based concoction filled with other flavor-infusing ingredients. And the best part is that it takes literally minutes... about 3 ... to grill! This is my new go-to dinner when I don't want to cook! I cooked the shrimp in the picture on my stove top iron griddle but they can also be cooked on the grill! Oh, yummy! … [Read more...]

ONE AMAZING WAY I KNOW GOD IS REAL

ONE AMAZING WAY I KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL!

Okay, today I'm going to share some very exciting news and some amazing prophetic scripture! I'm sharing one reason I know, beyond any doubt at all, that God is real. That He is who He says He is... and He can do what He says He can do! There are many reasons I know God is real, but it was not until I began to study prophetic scripture that I came to a deeper understanding of just how great and amazing and all powerful and all knowing and sovereign and holy God really is! He is a God that I can believe in!!! … [Read more...]

AGNES AND IRENE 150.00 GIVEAWAY-stonegableblog.com

AGNES AND IRENE $150.00 CANDLE GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to feature, once again, my very favorite candles and a $150.00 candle giveaway from the fabulous AGNES & IRENE highly fragrant premium candles!!!! These are not just any candles! Oh, no!!!! The are candles that come in a collection of yummy, wonderful farm fresh scents! As I am writing this my kitchen and family room are filled with the scent of Sun Ripened Strawberries. Almost good enough to eat! And the kind folks at Agnes & Irene are giving one lucky StoneGable reader a $150.00 basket of these delightful candles and some fun farm decor! … [Read more...]

5 DESIGNER WAYS TO DECORATE WITH BOOKS-Budget friendly ways to amp up your decor with books-stonegableblog.com

5 DESIGNER WAYS TO DECORATING WITH BOOKS

Did you know that you probably have dozens of decorating elements in your home that you may not be using? I'm talking about BOOKS! We all have them, but how many of us use them and display them in our decor? With just a wee bit of thinking outside of the box and purposeful placement, books can add so much personality... your personality to your decor and home!  Here are 5 budget friendly, designer ways to decorate with books...  … [Read more...]

ARCHITECTURAL SHELF-A little architectural element gives big interest to a room. stonegableblog.com

ARCHITECTURAL SHELF IN THE GUEST ROOM

  Architectural elements make my heart sing!!! I love to add a little bit of old chippy pieces of old homes in my house! They have a history and a beauty all their own. So when I saw this great architectural piece on a recent antiquing trip I could not grab it up quick enough. I knew that it would look great above an old dresser I painted to look sleek and a little modern. LOVE the juxtaposition of smooth and chippy paint.... vintage and modern pieces living together. So much interest... … [Read more...]