Isn't it a rush to see something you think is fabulous and say, "I think I could make that"!
The first time I saw silver spoon plant markers I was captivated... and on a mission to make them! I could picture them in my herb garden, peeking out between all the green... adding their class and sass to my parsley and mint!
I have been gathering silver spoons and butter knives and forks with simple wide handles to create plant markers. The process of the silver hunt was just as rewarding and fun as making my collection into markers. You can't imagine how much inexpensive silver there is out there if you are looking!!!!
So, toss out those ugly plastic markers and bring some bling into you garden!!!
Here is an easy video tutorial to make SILVER SPOON PLANT MARKERS...
The Lilacs are blooming here at StoneGable and the air is filled with their perfume! It floats through our open windows and drifts from room to room. I wait all year for just a few days when the lilacs boom and cast their fragrant spell!
My late blooming lilacs are not really late at all. They are right on time! These delicate blooms are the inspiration for a Mother's Day table on the porch...
Welcoming guest to our homes begins before we open our door! A beautiful wreath on our front door says, "We have been expecting you... WELCOME"! It also makes a very good first impression! And first impressions are often lasting ones!
I don't scrimp on a door wreath. Nothing small or demure... I want curb appeal! I want a BIG wreath that offers a big welcome! I want a focal point that will draw peoples eye to it's summer beauty! It must make people want to come inside. I want a design shop wreath without the design shop price!!!!
I can get all that by making a wreath myself. One lush, with summery blooms... and you can too! Here's how...
This week I had a biopsy of my thumb nail bed (no worries) so my left hand was a little out of commission!
I was not able to cook or use my hand very well.
The recipe I planned to make and post could not be done and the silver spoon garden markers did not get finished! What's a blogger to do when her best laid posting plans go awry... Write about yourself!!! YIKES!
So, I posted 10 RANDOM THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME yesterday! I didn't want this to be all about me, so I asked my readers to tell me something about them too!
It was AMAZING and soooooo much fun! This has become my favorite post because of all the interesting responses!!!!! I found out some delightful and funny random facts about you!
I am s-l-o-w-l-y working on the Gable Guest Bedroom at StoneGable. We are giving it a much needed "spit and polish". Just some overdue changes to keep it fresh and ready for our cherished guests.
The Gable room is one of two guest rooms here at StoneGable. The larger Guest Suite, with it's own bath and back stairs, is home to our adorable niece Courtney right now. Her just-out-of-college job brought her here to our town and she is staying with us.
So right now we are down to one guest bedroom.
I love to tuck our guest into the Gable Room! It's high high ceiling, big window and antique furnishings makes this room feel so snug and comfortable...
How do you mark time? We all have our own internal system of marking the passing of a year. I mark time by Holidays (birthdays count as holidays)! It must be the first grade teacher in me. Easter has passed and now I am counting down to Mother's Day and Memorial Day!
I have not yet planned out my Mother's Day celebration. My dear Mother lives in San Antonio and in Lancaster County. She will be home (WHERE SHE BELONGS!) for Mother's Day. I am hoping my children will be as well...
I look forward to THIS weekend all year! I think about it in the cold and dreary winter months... and as the time approaches the excitement builds!
This is the weekend Bobby and I go flower shopping! We peruse our local greenhouses. I want to hit every Amish greenhouses dotting the countryside! Bobby is really there to lift and carry... and watch me as I dance down the isles filled with all sorts of plants, lost in a floral frenzy...
I just got home from a RELAXING girl's weekend on the Chesapeake Bay. What fun to eat lunch on a big sailboat in a beautiful marina! The owner of the boat was kind enough to offer her boat as a setting for a tablescape. You bet I'll be traveling down to the Chesapeake very soon with a big box of dishes.
Don't we all need time to relax? I love to go away. No laundry to call for me, not pets needing my attention, no dusting, no cooking, no responsibilities! I sleep so well when I am away (as long as I have my own pillows!)...
When I made the decision to continue blogging I wanted to start with a fresh new look. This time I decided to let a professional handle the design. And I am so glad that I did!
I researched many blog designer's... looked over their web-sites, perused portfolios and read testimonials. After much investigation, I chose Julie at BLOGGER BOUTIQUE to give StoneGable a facelift. What a great fit!
This week I am hosting a luncheon for the "Nursery School Lunch Bunch". We have been friends since our children were in Nursery school together... over 20 years ago! Although we don't see eachother as often as we would like, when we get together we just pick up where we left off as if we had all just chatted yesterday. I am so comfortable with these beautiful women!
The thing that I love so much about this group is that we are all very different. I respect and love them all. And I can be just who I am too and they love me in spite of it!
Ruins of The Jewish Temple at Capernaum not far from where Jersus stayed, Capernaum Israel
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you; take your everyday, ordinary life. Your sleeping, eating, going to work, walking around life. And place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
Don't become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without ever thinking! Instead, fix your attention on God! You will be changed from the inside out! Readily recognize what He wants and respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to it's level of immaturity... God brings the best out in you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Welcome to my blog... and my life. I'm Yvonne... the mother of 3 beautiful twenty-something children and a recent empty nester. I live with Bobby, my wonderful husband, Scamp our spoiled (so cute) dog and Hobbes our rascally cat. I love all things HOME... well...except cleaning the garage and maybe ironing! I am a life-long learner on a constant quest to learn and do something new... especially when it concerns anything domestic !
Living by grace, I strive to be positive and purposeful. I want to live large and love life and all those who cross my path! It is my hope to inspire creative living here at StoneGable!