THE SCOOP #168 Hundreds of creative ideas and lot of inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #168

  It's SCOOP time again! Did you get a chance to peruse all the fabulous entries from last week? I sure hope so!!!  But if you missed last week, don't worry. I'm sure this week's Scoop will be filled with more creative posts to spark your interest and get you excited about decorating and cooking and diy'ing and upscaling and all things spring and more!!! But first, I want to share a great main dish I made for my family this past week...   … [Read more...]

PASTA CARBONARA- A great meal you probably have in your pantry and frig-stonegableblog.com

PASTA CARBONARA AND FAMILY DINNER NIGHT

This post is a part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Barilla®, but all the opinions are my own. #pmedia, #OnePotPasta, http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Pasta Carbonara is one of those fabulous meals that you have to eat to understand! And when you try it you will be hooked forever! It is so delicious and creamy and cheesy and infused with great bacon flavor! It's what I call a pantry meal. I make it with things I have on hand in my pantry and frig.  Pasta Carbonara is a family favorite! It's budget friendly, feeds a crowd and is easy to make. A scrumptious winner for sure... … [Read more...]

WORLD PEACE AND LESSONS FROM FIRST GRADE-stonegableblog.com

WORLD PEACE AND LESSONS FROM FIRST GRADE!

You may not know this about me... I am a news hound! I could watch the new 24/7. World events fascinate me. I am very political and think I could probably run the world so much better than most of today's leaders. It's simple really. I know this because I was a first grade teacher.  Believe me if you can teach first grade you probably can do almost anything!!!!  I think before a leader want's to step onto the world's stage they should have to repeat first grade... at least once! There are lots of things we learn in first grade that would be extremely useful to them. I think most of them have forgotten these elemental things. Like getting along with others, and sharing and … [Read more...]

4 EASY AND SCRUMPTIOUS ASPARAGUS RECIPES- Great for dinner and so company worthy-stonegableblog.com

4 EASY AND SCRUMPTIOUS ASPARAGUS RECIPES

The asparagus will be peeking it's heads up through the ground soon here at StoneGable. Asparagus grows like weeds in our garden and that mean I have lots to cook with and share. I know that most of us can get asparagus at our grocer's all year long, but there is nothing like fresh spring asparagus. Today I'm sharing some yummy ways to elevate asparagus to the next culinary level. Making it the star of the table and not just a supporting role! … [Read more...]

STORING THINGS FARMHOUSE STYLE- Store things you need in crates-easy access-stonegableblog.com

STORING THINGS FARMHOUSE STYLE

I have a hard time passing up almost any old crate! I think they are a wonderful and trendy way to store almost anything that fits into them! And when a utilitarian piece, like a crate, becomes decor... better yet! Today I'm showing you how I took an old 7 Up crate and made it a stylish place to keep my everyday napkins and flatware! Storage is probably at a premium at your home, as it is at StoneGable too. Who says we cannot stash things away and do it beautifully in plain sight! Here are a few ideas for storing household things in crates! Let's store things... FARMHOUSE STYLE! … [Read more...]

DISPLAYING FAMILY TREASURES- how to make family heirlooms fit into your decor-stonegableblog.com

TIPS FOR DISPLAYING FAMILY TREASURES

Last week I was given an amazing gift! My uncle and aunt, who are downsizing, gave me over a dozen old books. But not just any ordinary books. These were filled with my  great grandfather's poetry, musings and stories in his very own handwriting. They date from 1893 to 1937. I have secretly wanted them for years!!!! Oh what a treasure! The books were very ordinary and tattered on the outside... but they are magical within! I just know they are... even though they are all written in Hungarian! … [Read more...]

HOW TO PLANK A WALL THE EASY WAY-Cut, nail, paint-stonegableblog.com

PLANKING A WALL THE EASY WAY

  We recently went through a bathroom renovation and we did it all ourselves. The only thing that was left in the bathroom were the hardwood floors. Everything else was updated. One big new thing on my wish list for the bathroom was a horizontal planked wall! These beautiful walls are very, very popular right now and the look is clean and crisp and amazing! After showing Bobby tons of Pinterest pins of planked walls he caught the vision so we decided to plank one wall. I'm so excited to share with you the smart, easy way my hubby came up with to plank a wall... without spacing, gluing and a whole lot of measuring! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #167

  Hi sweet Scoop readers! I'm so glad you are with me again for another Scoop adventure! This week I'm looking for great spring recipes, gardening ideas and any diy's that make my heart pitter-pat! What do you look for when you visit? If you love all things home and garden you are sure to find it here! Did you see the beautiful pair of ANGEL WINGS I am giving away from Decor Steals? If you have not entered to win click HERE! You won't want to miss this chance! They are truly a serious piece of feathery art! … [Read more...]

5 SPRING MUST HAVES FOR A FAMHOUSE LOOK-5 easy peasy ways to bring farmhouse charm to your home this spring-stonegableblog.com

5 SPRING MUST HAVES FOR A FARMHOUSE LOOK

Farmhouse decor and spring are like best friends! They were made for each other! Farmhouse decor can be so easy to incorporate into almost any stye and it certainly makes our homes feel so charming! If you like the look you don't have to break the bank with a total makeover. Just add a few pretty farmhouse touches that are especially fetching for spring! … [Read more...]

THE LINE SEGMENT OF LIFE-SUNDAY SCRIPTURE-stonegableblog.com

THE “LINE SEGMENT” OF LIFE!

      Last week we had one birth, one death and one milestone birthday in our family... ALL IN ONE DAY! And although the death was a much loved pet, this really made me think about what so many of us call the "circle of life". There was great joy, lots of tears, sorry and loss, celebrating and candle blowing out all around me that day. And for me... this brought lots of  introspection! It amazes me to think that everyday... all around this world... there is living and dying and joy and suffering and everything in between. All around us. We are all effected by "life" and it's fragility and it brevity and it's wonder and how it just marches on and on! I was struck … [Read more...]

DECOR STEALS ANGEL WINGS-big, beautiful and detailed wings-stonegableblog,com

ANGEL WINGS ALIGHT AND A GIVEAWAY

  What do angel wings look like? Well, I'm sure they are more than magnificent! Maybe they look like these GORGEOUS wings Decor Steals sent me. They are sooooo beautiful! Large, detailed, distressed, antiqued and glistening! I had several places to put these in my home but they finally alighted in the living room behind the sofa. And my great friends at DECOR STEALS are giving away a pair of these beauties to one very lucky StoneGable reader! I know... so generous and exciting!!!!! … [Read more...]

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SEVEN DECORATING TIPS FROM 7 DECORATING BLOGGERS!

I have a post you will just love today!!! If you love decorating or even the idea of decorating this is the post for you, my friends. I am so thrilled to be part of this edition of THE BEST DECORATING TIPS YOU WILL EVER GET. Sponsored by bHome. Seven bHome bloggers are sharing their best decorating tips for you! You will LOVE LOVE LOVE these blogs! Can you tell that I am just a tad excited to be sharing this with you? And if you don't know about the bHome Home and Garden Community you are in for an extra treat!!!! … [Read more...]

FARMHOUSE POWDER ROOM REVEAL- A simple white farmhouse bathroom-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE POWDER ROOM REVEAL

I have a REVEAL today!!! A bathroom reveal! This is one of 5 bathrooms here at StoneGable. NOBODY needs 5 bathrooms! And all of them need to be updated after twenty years of living large here! We stared with this little downstairs powder room because our friends and family use it most often. We (and when I say "we" I mean Bobby) stripped it down to the flooring. Every thing in it was replaced... except the hardwoods. I'm so excited to show you what we did... … [Read more...]

8 WAYS TO PERK UP YOUR PORCH AND PATIO THIS SPRING-Great ideas to do now and to enjoy your outdoor living space-stonegableblog.com

8 WAYS TO PERK UP YOUR PORCH AND PATIO THIS SPRING

  It's time to get our porches, patios and front door stoops ready for outdoor living! Yea! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a clean and well decorated area to enjoy the upcoming late spring and early summer!  Now's the time to do little things to an outside space to make it a fabulous outdoor living area! Here are 8 tips to work on now for a great outdoor space you will love spending time in! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP -4-13-15-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #166

  It's SCOOP time again! The time of the week that we all get inspired and oooooh and aaaaah over all the creative bloggers and their posts! I have learned so much from my fellow Scoopers! I usually carve out an evening or two to sit down and go through most of the post adding idea after idea to my must-try list! I get so inspired and so many new idea are born from perusing post after post! How about you? Have you gotten any great ideas from a Scooper? … [Read more...]

5 EASY SPRING DIY'S TO DO NOW-Creative ways to bring Spring to your home now-stonegableblog.com

5 EASY SPRING DIY’S TO DO NOW!

    Are you ready to breathe some spring air into your decor! Me too! And I'm really ready to do it myself!!! I just love ushering in a new season and embracing it! Here are 5 super easy, super springy ways to get you home feeling a little lighter, a little brighter and a whole lot like spring! Let's make spring happen in our homes and outside too! Here's how! … [Read more...]

THE BEST POTATO SALAD EVER- not bragging just facts-stonegableblog.com

THE BEST POTATO SALAD EVER… NO KIDDING!

There are some recipes I post and feel like I am giving you a prize! No kidding! They should be wrapped up in a bow with a big tag saying... JUST FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE SO LOVED! And this humble potato salad is one! My grandmother made this scrumptious recipe and I have for decades and now I am gifting it to you! You are probably asking... what's the big deal. Well, you have to love potato salad and make this one to know. It's creamy and tangy and the potatoes aren't mushy! It has a secret ingredient that makes everyone want this recipe when they try it!  … [Read more...]

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WHAT’S YOUR NICKNAME?

  Abraham's well, Beersheba Israel I love when we dig a little deeper than just the text on the pages of the bible we can learn astounding things! Did you know that our great and fabulous, one-of-a kind God has many nicknames? And it makes sense!  Do you have a nickname? Not just a shortened version of your given name, but a name of endearment or description given to you by your family, friends or maybe even a bully at school.   Names are very important and they often can tell us a lot about a person… names like Big Jack or Princess or Buddy or Stinky can give us word pictures about a person.   The names of God tell us, His family, a lot about Him too…   … [Read more...]

LOVING LANTERS- a beautiful obsession-stonegableblog.com

LOVING LANTERNS… TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH THEM

Is there something you are obsessed with. You know, you just can't seem to pass it up in a store if it's on sale? My not-so-secret crush is with lanterns. Oh, I love them! Wood, metal, white, black, oil rubbed bronze, tall, small, wide, and everything in between! And they are perfect for both indoor and outdoor decorating! I'm showing off the newest addition to my lantern collecting and sharing some lantern decorating tips! … [Read more...]

THE MAGIC OF PAINT-Budget friendly, easy to paint ideas-stonegableblog.com

THE MAGIC OF PAINT- BUDGET FRIENDLY IDEAS

I think a paintbrush is like a magic wand. Once I started using one... I just haven't put it down! Don't you love that painted furniture is so on trend right now. With a little paint we can drastically change the look of old tired pieces and breathe fresh new life into them... and into our decor for very little money! Today is all about inspire you to save money by painting something in your home... especially if you have never taken the paintbrush plunge!!!!! … [Read more...]

THE ART OF THE UNDERSTATED TABLE TOP-5 easy-to-do things to give a side table that beautiful understated look-stonegableblog.com

THE ART OF THE UNDERSTATED TABLE TOP

I think side and accent tables can be tricky to decorate. We want our horizontal surfaces to be interesting and attractive as well as functional. And for people like me, who LOVE to embellish everything, maintaining a balance between beauty, function and knowing when enough is enough is a big challenge. I can not stress enough how important the art of the understated table is! Not every table can be a diva! Too many of them in one room is not a good thing!  Here are 5 tips for mastering the art of the understated side table! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #165

  You are in for a treat this week... as usual! Don't you love finding the best posts here at THE SCOOP! The featured post by our talented Scoopers are amazing! I love that I can curate and showcase them each week! Do you follow me on Facebook? Make sure you do. I'll be highlighting some of my favorite Scoop posts as well as giving you lots of opportunity to share too! You can follow me on Facebook HERE.  … [Read more...]

5 QUESTIONS YOU ASKED STONEGLABLE

5 QUESTIONS YOU ASKED STONEGABLE

Have you asked me a question lately? Every day I get lots of emails from my fabulous readers asking questions. Some personal, some decor related, some about seasonal things, some about cooking or diy's. I get all sorts of questions! I love interacting with all of you. I keep track of the questions you ask and every now-and-then I answer them on my blog. Well, today's the day to answer 5 most asked questions lately.  … [Read more...]

HAPPY EASTER-stonegableblog.com

HAPPY EASTER!

Happy and Blessed Easter from StoneGable to your home!!! This is one of my favorite videos about our risen Savior! THAT'S MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?   HE HAS RISEN INDEED! HALLELUJAH!  … [Read more...]

5 EASY TIPS FOR SETTING AN ORGANIC TABLE- simple, fresh and easy table setting tips-stonegableblog.com

5 EASY TIPS FOR SETTING AN ORGANIC TABLE

Setting a table can be easy, simple and stunning for spring (or any season really) when organic elements are involved. Today's post is all about bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside and using it on our tables. Organics mix so well with tableware. And the best part... these tablescapes tend to be less fussy and frilly... but oh, so fabulous!  … [Read more...]

SPRING TULIP WREATH DIY-Dress your door this year with a WOW factor wreath-stonegableblog.com

SPRING TULIP WREATH DIY

This spring my front door is dressed and drenched in color! Vivid color. This parrot tulip wreath is celebrating the saturated colors of spring! I took the brightest colors from the crayon box and used them to inspire this happy wreath. It's so easy to make and has that WOW decor style I love! It is not a shy thing, that is for sure! Let's get all bold, bright and beautiful and welcome spring and anyone who comes to our door in a big way! … [Read more...]

HOW TO LAYER DISH ART-tips to make it so easy-stonegableblogcom

HOW TO LAYER DISH ART

Most of us know that using dishes as wall art is not only an interesting and pretty way to embellish our walls! Who doesn't love well chosen plates and platters hung in a pleasing display? Our eye s are almost always drawn to them! But did you know that these dishes we hang can be kicked up a notch by embellishing and layering them? I have a fun decor post today with lots of great tips about how to add an additional layer of WOW design to dishes already on our walls. … [Read more...]

BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE MERCHANTILE SIGN GIVEAWAY- the winner can take thier pick-stonegableblog.com

BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE MERCANTILE SIGN GIVEAWAY

I have a new addition to my dining room. I love the message and subtlety of this sign! When guest notice it they always pause and comment or reflect. This little sign has had a big effect on many people! It's the beautiful work of Carmen Hyde. Her Etsy shop OLD HOUSE MERCANTILE boasts signs for weddings, farmhouse signs, family, bath, scripture-inspired saying and also fun quips! She sent me this gorgeous sign and I've been so excited to share it with you and to bring her generous EASTER giveaway to my StoneGable readers! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #164-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #164

Welcome to THE SCOOP! I hope all of you are having some warmer weather than we are here in Pa! We have had snow! Not lots, but this weekend snow covered the ground. All the more reason I need lots of spring inspiration. Our blogging friends who share there talents on THE SCOOP are brimming with spring posts! Thanks so much for sharing them here! … [Read more...]

SPRING COFFEE TABLE VIGNETTE- adding spring colors and seasonal elements to decor-stonegableblog.com

SPRING COFFEE TABLE VIGNETTE

I'm bringing a little soft color to my living room this spring! One of the big benefits of a neutral color scheme is that I can add almost any color to it. So this spring I put together a vignette on my coffee table with a little soft aqua. The color reminds me of sea foam or a bird's egg. Here's a look at my spring coffee table vignette... … [Read more...]

ASPARAGUS HAM AND PARMESAN PUFF PASTRY BUNDLES- Easy make ahead and so delicous-stonegableblog.com

ASPARAGUS HAM AND PARMESAN PUFF PASTRY BUNDLES

I made these delicious bundles for the first time this week. Oh my yumminess! I found them on Pinterest and knew they would be perfect for a family breakfast over the weekend. And I was right! These ridiculously easy and scrumptious little bundles of salty ham,gooey cheese and light as a cloud puff pastry were a HUGE hit! And the best part is that they can be assembled ahead, covered, refrigerated and then baked when you need them. They were perfect for breakfast served with scrambled eggs and would be delicious for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer! … [Read more...]

WHAT EXACTLY IS PALM SUNDAY-stonegableblog.com

WHAT EXACTLY IS PALM SUNDAY?

When I was a little girl my father was stationed overseas and we could not go with him. In the Air Force in those day, that was called going "remote".  We... my mother, my siblings and I, lived with my grandmother during this time. I had an amazing father and I missed my daddy very much. Fourteen months is a long time for a little girl to go without her Daddy! But my mother and grandmother kept us busy with family life and school filled my days and the time passed. These were the days of no smart phones or computers. My daddy wrote to my mother every day and my mother wrote almost as often. Once we recorded a message to my dad on a big reel tape recorder and sent it to him. I thought … [Read more...]

WHAT IS FARMHOUSE STYLE-and how to get it-stonegableblog.com

WHAT IS FARMHOUSE STYLE AND 10 WAYS TO GET IT!

Farmhouse style is white hot right now! But, what IS farmhouse style? What defines it? How do we get the look? Do you have to live on a farm? Let's start out by saying that farmhouse style is more of an attitude or a way of life than a style these days. Once farmhouse style was distinguished by 3 key elements... rural location, functional porches and formal and informal living space! Today there are lots of fun decor element that bring the warm, simple and savvy farmhouse look to almost any home. And that's what I'm sharing today! … [Read more...]

TORN TISSUE EGGS-Beautiful, artistic, easy-to-make-stonegableblog.com

TORN TISSUE EGGS

This is such a common title for such beautiful things! The title says nothing about how easy these pretty eggs are to make, or how creative one can get making them, or how stunningly beautiful they turn out.  All you need to make Torn Tissue Eggs are paper napkins, regular old store bought eggs and ModPodge. That's it! I used what I had at home and in the frig and loved making these amazing eggs! I can't wait to show you how because I think you will love making them too... … [Read more...]

SPRING ISLAND JAR VIGNETTE-an easy way to add big decor value to an island-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE SPRING ISLAND VIGNETTE

I love anything that has the word "farmhouse" in front of it! How about you? This week I'm working on my farmhouse kitchen and getting it ready for Spring! BTW... I love the word S-P-R-I-N-G too!!! I'm adding just a little bit of color to my neutral kitchen. It's got to be a pretty spring green. And I'm sharing a fun way to display faux spring branches! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #163- hundreds of great posts and tons of inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #163

It's SCOOP DAY! YEA!!!! I love perusing all the fabulous post and creative ideas our friends share with us? How about you? Have you been inspired by a SCOOP post? Or even made something? I sure hope so! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Before we begin, I want to share a post and a GIVEAWAY with you... Did you see the beautiful boxwood wreath I have hanging on my foyer mirror? I love it! My friend Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle made it. Her etsy shop is amazing! Melissa is giving one lucky StoneGable reader their choice of one of her beautiful wreaths!  … [Read more...]

SPRING KITCHEN TABLE VIGNETTE-an easy way to decorate for the season-stonegableblog.com

SPRING KITCHE TABLE VIGNETTE

I almost get a little giddy when I create a kitchen table vignette. It's like setting the best table, but not as much of a commitment and certainly not nearly as hard to put together! I love love love creating seasonal vignettes on my kitchen table. This spring's vignette is a combination of blues and whites mixed with soft celadon green! Much different than anything I've done before. I've take the "less is best" decorating approach to keep the styling fresh and clean... perfect for spring! … [Read more...]

BEAUTIFUL PASTEL MERINGUE COOKIES- easy to make and like eating a cloud-stonegableblog.com

PASTEL MERINGUE COOKIES

Have you ever eaten a cloud? That's what I think of when I taste Meringue Cookies. Only these little clouds are seeded with chocolate chip pieces. Delicate, sweet and light, Meringue Cookies are a perfect dessert or treat. And they are so easy to make! You probably have everything to make these ethereal bites in your kitchen right now!  … [Read more...]

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WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON?

  Did you know that we are all in a battle for our very souls? It is going on all around us. Most of the time we just ignore it and live our lives totally out of touch with this reality. We eat and sleep and work and play and do all our daily life things while we are in the center of a huge, cosmic war of life and death. Yes, this very minute as you read this, there are forces of good and evil fighting for and against you!     It is the ultimate battle of good and evil!   It’s true!   The war is a battle between God, our creator, and Satan the fallen angel who is hell bent to steal, kill and destroy us. It is a war for eternal control and … [Read more...]

TWO TONED DRESSER DIY- crisp and clean paris grey and white dresser diy-stonegableblog.com

TWO TONED PARIS GREY AND WHITE DRESSER DIY

I've painted many things at StoneGable... walls, curtains, porch rockers and swings...chairs, buffets, and even candlesticks! But I have never painted anything quite like my latest project!  When Bobby and I were first married and 18th century cherry furniture was all the rage we bought a dresser from a freight warehouse-type place that was fake 18th century and very fake cherry and very very fake wood! It was all we could afford at the time, and can you believe, we still have it today. But it looks a little different now that it has had a little paintbrush magic worked on it. Here's the before... … [Read more...]

BOXWOOD WREATH IN THE FOYER-and a giveaway-stonegableblog.com

BOXWOOD WREATH IN THE FOYER AND A GIVEAWAY!

I'm changing up things again in the foyer and beginning to decorate for spring! That means adding a little more color and organic elements to the foyer! I decided to "go green"... literally! The biggest change was adding a beautiful and fluffy boxwood wreath over the mirror. My friend Melissa at DAISY MAE BELLE sent me this gorgeous wreath! And she is giving away a wreath to one lucky StoneGable reader! … [Read more...]

CREATIVE IDEAS FOR SETTING THE BEST EASTER TABLE EVER- tons of ideas and lots of pictures-stonegableblog.com

CREATIVE IDEAS FOR SETTING THE BEST EASTER TABLE EVER!

Easter is just a few weeks away. And it's not too early to to start planning the best Easter table you have ever set! Start now and plan and do a little every day. Get together all the things you need to set a fabulous table and keep the items in dishpans! That's what I do. So when it's time to set the table I have everything at hand!  Easter comes at the perfect time for us to shake off the chill of winter and embrace the warmer days ahead and all the pretty seasonal decor that goes along with it! Here are some fun and creative ideas to make your Easter table something special!   … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #162- hundred of ideas and lots of inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #162

    Spring is official here at StoneGable! I saw my very first robin last week. It's not the weather nor the date that ushers in spring... it's the ROBINS!!! And my home is in full spring mode too! I've gotten so many fabulous ideas for my home and for spring from all my fellow "SCOOPERS"! Thanks so much for participating. It's better than leafing through a magazine.  In return, I'm sharing a couple of my Spring post... … [Read more...]

5 BEATUTIFUL BURLAP PROJECTS FOR SPRING-update your home with trendy burlap-stonegableblog.com

5 BEAUTIFUL BURLAP PROJECTS FOR SPRING!

Burlap has been so popular for several years now and is still not only trendy but quickly becoming a classic!  No wonder burlap can make projects beautiful! Burlap can be dressy or casual, rustic or very chic! It now comes in different colors and patterns and weights and finishes. Lucky us that is still remains so very inexpensive! It's quite the bargain! And one of the best things about burlap, if you can get around the initial fuzz, it is so easy to work with!  Here are 5 beautiful burlap projects that can be done in just a couple of hours! … [Read more...]

MASON JAR LID CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TARTS-you will love this recipe-so easy to make and so impressive-stonegableblog.com

MASON JAR LID CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TARTS

Don't we all love mason jars? I'm always looking for recipes that I can individualize and put in a pretty jar! I think it makes food more special. So when I found that the lid of these beloved jars could be used as little tart pans my heart skipped a beat! I just had to share my very first MASON JAR LID TART with you. They are soooooo easy to make and turned out to be scrumptious, indeed!  … [Read more...]

ARE YOU A MARATHON RUNNIG CHRISTIAN

ARE YOU A MARATHON RUNNING CHRISTIAN

  I spent the weekend  in Washington DC and watched and cheered my daughter Jacqueline (middle), daughter-in-law Abigail (right)  and Jacquie's college friend Janalyn (left), towards their half marathon goal at the DC Rock And Roll Half Marathon. Unlike last year it sprinkled, and rained and poured and blew! The streets that were as packed with cheering crowds last year were only dotted with hardy, umbrella toting, hard-core family members. I was astoundedly impressed with how the runners sans cheering crowds, without  the bands every half mile and with a cold rain soaking them to the bone were so steeled to persevere and finish the race! I was amazed how they … [Read more...]

NEW DINING ROOM RUG-changes and updates-stonegableblog.com

NEW DINING ROOM RUG

YES I KNOW!!!! Before I get into this post, I do know that the rug in the dining room is wavy. But, I just could not wait to show you the dining room's latest new look. More on the wavy look later in the post. I've wanted to update the rug in here for about a year. I realized that I've accented my home with blacks and the dining room looked a little out of place. No blacks! It did not flow like the rest of the house. Here is what the old rug looked like in the dining room... … [Read more...]

10 EASY AND FABULOUS EASTER IDEAS-lots of Easter projects that are easy and doable-stonegableblog.com

10 EASY (AND FABULOUS) EASTER PROJECTS

We are just a few weeks away from Easter! It's time to get going and plan and create and get ready for this wonderful holiday! I have rounded up 10 StoneGable posts to make your Easter a whole lot easier! From tablescapes to Easter vignettes... and fun bunny bread to onion skin dyed eggs all these posts are in one spot. Sorta like an Easter reference! I hope these posts inspire you to get ready for Easter and do it beautifully! … [Read more...]

5 REASONS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTS-budget friendly ideas and tips-stonegableblog.com

5 REASONS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTS… BUDGET FRIENDLY DECOR

A perfectly placed plant can bring life to a whole room! Literally! Plants should not be an overlook element in creating a warm and inviting room. Our eyes will search out plants and key in on them. But, a little pop of green from a hip houseplant goes a long way. Striking a balance of just the right amount of greens in a room and an ideal plant size for each plant is a big key for keeping green plants a cohesive and striking part of a room's decor and not a jungle! … [Read more...]