I hope all of your are running to get one of your most prized possessions, your LABEL MAKER... wave it in front of your computer screen! Look at those beauties!
How can one little machine bring such joy to my heart... and sanity to my life? I love the sound of a label being printed out and sticking the neat, clearly lettered label to something to give it order and a name!
Here are some tips and tidbits to help you get organized using your label maker...
I had a busy and productive weekend! I made my very first pair of fully lined "professional" curtains and matching euro shams. The project was time consuming but very easy and rewarding. It was a BIG job! The hardest part of the project was thinking things through! Measure twice sixteen times cut and sew once!
I think this room, our Gable Guest Bedroom, is a little gem! It is such a cozy room. Many of our repeat guests say that the Gable Room is there favorite room to stay in. With it's hight vaulted ceiling and big window that pours in light, it is cozy and bright all at the same time...
This week I am going to the spa! Not the place I get a pedicure... but a big time, fluffy robe and slippers luxury spa! I have never been to a spa... and I have mixed emotions.
I can't wait for a couple hours of decedent pampering and being fussed over. BUT there is something in the back of my mind that makes me want to giggle! A very sophomoric giggle that breaks out into a fall-on-the-floor-gasp-for-breath belly laugh!
A Spa would be great settings for sitcom! I can picture Lucille Ball doing a hilarious segment with she and Ethel wrapped in seaweed, eating their eye cucumbers and slinging Dead Sea mud at each other. My husband says I have the Lucille Ball "factor"! Oh, dear!
I know that spa-ing is therapeutic but I think it is just a wee bit silly and pretentious (oh, boy... I bet I get so many spa lovers e-mailing me). I am sure once I get there I will change my mind... but if they play white noise music and burn patchouli...
Need a quick dinner? But not just a quick dinner... a dinner that is scrumptious? And not just a scrumptious dinner... but a dinner full of fresh flavor? And not just a dinner full of fresh flavors... but a dinner with a flaky crispy crunch? And not just a dinner with a flaky crispy crunch... but a dinner with WOW factor...
Then this is the recipe... it is fast, scrumptious, fresh, flaky and WOW worthy...
The internet is filled with so many creative bloggers! Since TUTORIALS, TIPS AND TIDBITS began I guess I have been focusing on blogger's DYI's! We can make, build, cook, upcycle, sew, weld (well, I haven't found that one yet but I am sure it is out there) decorate, demolish, knit, paint, copy, modge podge, tie-dye, frame, weave, stain, transfer, stencil, grow... and a whole lot more!
The farm to fork craze has captured the nation in recent years. Also known as farm to table or eating in season... this is nothing new for the avid backyard gardener.
No matter the size of our gardens...a couple of tomato plants in patio planters or a big swath filled with rows of vegetables, we eat from the land. Everything tastes so much better when we grow it ourselves!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE! Thank you so much for joining this new venture with me!
I have had so many kind and supportive comments about TTT~ thanks everyone. It's so nice to know that in blogland there is room for ONE MORE linky party!
Are you hot yet? Most of the country has been gripped by a triple digit heat wave! And here at StoneGable we are trying to keep cool ... the heat has chased us into the air conditioning. Oh, thank goodness for AC!
This week's menu reflects the steamy weather. I am keeping things light and fresh!
What's a girl to do when her garden is being taken over by zucchinis? When your garden gives you zucchinis... make zucchini bread!
I know there are HUNDREDS of great zucchini bread recipes and most of them taste pretty good! Just so you could have one hundred-one recipes... here's another ( and it is scrumptious... just sayin')...
A big hug and hearty thank you to everyone for making the first TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS a great success! We had 76 participants and lots of creative ideas and helpful tips. I think it was a great first turnout!
There were many tutorials I would love to try and great tips that made me say, "Why didn't I think of that!".
My garden has taken off! The head lettuce are large and plump... the peppers and tomatoes are growing and maturing nicely and the zucchini is taking over the garden and may only be outdone by the cucumbers! The eggplant are showing off the prettiest flowers! Life is good in the garden!
I look forward to walking in my garden in the morning and evening... watching the progress, picking weeds here and there and gathering in produce! Right now my zucchinis are going crazy.
I just love zucchini attitude! They try SO hard! You plant them... and once acclimated to their surrounds they go about growing and producing and fulfilling their veggie destiny with such GUSTO! They want to do a good job... give it all they've got ... they are like the little engine that could... well sorta.
Cool, fresh and colorful is the way we want to eat when the temperature begins to soar! And there is an abundance of garden and farm stand veggies to make spectacular salads... just what we crave in the summer!
Why make a salad with all of that just-picked flavor and put a bottled salad dressing on it? Enhance your salad's in-season taste with a dressing as fresh as your salad!
Here are some of my favorite salad dressing recipes and handy formulas for making your own...
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!