THE SCOOP #257-Find the best of home and garden post from around the web all in one place.
Welcome back to THE SCOOP! Merry Christmas sweet friends! Next time we will meet at THE SCOOP Christmas will be behind us. So enjoy this week and make the very best of it! I’m finally home from the hospital and doing very well considering all things. If you want to know “the scoop” on my fracture and 5 day hospital stay click HERE.  I’m so so thankful to be home and back to work and blogging! This Christmas there really is “no place like home”!
So, I pray that you and those in your home have a very very merry and blessed Christmas! My love to all of you!

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Hello and welcome to the weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!
We are
Yvonne from StoneGable
and Suzy from Worthing Court
Hi everyone! That’s me speaking at a recent event.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Have a very blessed holiday. We’ll back back next week at our regular time. We (Yvonne, Suzy, Debbie and I) are all so grateful for your support and friendship. Truly you are the very best readers!!!!
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Here’s a little look at what your hosts are working on!










Now here are the features from last week. Seriously it’s so difficult to decide each week.


Cottage in the Oaks – DIY Tiny Christmas Trees


Atta Girl Says – Farmhouse Table Brunch



The Everyday Home – Sweater Stocking Pillow



Home is Where the Boat Is – Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Sryup


Now let’s see what you have for this week.


  1. I love your site! Thank you for being such an inspiration. Prayers for a speedy recovery, and that you will have patience with your body as it is healing. Merry Christmas with love from Southern California

  2. Yvonne,
    I am so sorry to hear about your foot. You are like superwoman, and I don’t know how you have managed to maintain your blog with all you have got going on. Wishing you a fast recovery and a very Merry Christmas.
    Much Love,

  3. Such a tough time of the year for a hospital stay. Hope you are on the mend.You certainly haven’t missed a beat, I would not have known if you did not share the news. Rest and enjoy the Holidays!

  4. It’s okay to use your old blogs. We won’t mind. Only concentrate on resting and recovering. Prayers are being lifted on your behalf.

  5. Yvonne, glad you’re back home… but Ouch! So sorry about your injury!! Hope you heal up well and have a wonderfully relaxing Christmas. Thanks for hosting… I don’t think I’d be so good at getting back to my blog so quick, good for you.

  6. I am so glad you’re home! I knew something was up when you were not posting as usual. I wish you a speedy recovery and a very blessed Christmas with your family and new grandson!

  7. So sorry about your accident resulting in a hospital stay. You have to come home to get any rest! Love your blog and wonderful ideas and inspiration! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Happy to hear your healing well. I to have RA so I understand your challenges.prayers for healing and you a blessed Christmas. Pegy

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your fracture. It’s never convenient to be limited in movement but at this time of year? WOW! Ask for help and don’t try to do it all. I have to tell you one of my favorite Christmas ideas of yours is your aprons. I collect aprons too and I think using the pockets for decorations is so cute! I’m doing that next year 🙂 Merry Christmas and take it easy.

  10. So sorry to hear about your accident, hope you have a speedy recovery!!! Merry Christmas and many Blessings to you and your family,
    I have a question, can you tell me where to find the post for flannel blankets and hand warmers ??? It might have been from
    Confessions of a Plate addicts post… I can’t remember, thanks, Marty

  11. Praying that you heal without complications. I recently had toe surgery on each foot and it’s not easy maneuvering in the shower, etc.
    Thank you for sharing all the inspiration, both spiritual and decorative. Have a very blessed day.

  12. Wishing you a speedy recovery! You have a beautiful home. Your style of decorating is amazing and love your tutorials. Have a wonderful holiday!

    Thank you

  13. So much to read this morning. I’ll have to pour another coffee.
    i read of your surgery. I did wonder why you were so quiet. It’s not like you to not answer questions. Sending wishes for a quick recovery.

  14. So sorry to hear about your fracture and surgery. Sending prayers for healing. I love your blog, your home and ideas. Merry Christmas!

  15. Comment from my friend, Pinky: So glad I got to talk to you today! Praying for a SPEEDY and easy recovery. REST, and just get better. Sending wishes for a WONDERFUL Christmas week!!! Much love, XOXO

  16. Oh gosh! I just got caught up and saw that you had surgery. I’m praying for you, Yvonne! I hope you’re able to rest and enjoy everyone bringing you some yummy food. Relax and enjoy your holiday. We support you, and wish you a speedy recovery! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  17. I love love Christmas but there is a question I’ve always wondered but never got the answer to. Do you know how Christmas and Santa Clause came to be on Jesus birthday, and why we give gifts to each other? Just wondering.

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