Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bed Coverlet

Now that summer has arrived I had really been wanting a new bed cover. We had a tan colored bed spread that is perfect for winter. Super fluffy and warm. We don't have air conditioning in our house so it tends to get warm during the summer. We have a window unit for the bedroom when it gets unbearable, but to be honest, I love having my windows open and feeling the breeze even if it is a little warm.
So, for that reason I decided to make myself a new coverlet. I guess that's what you call it. It's not a quilt or a duvet.
It's a little wrinkly because we've been using it, but it is perfect for summer.
I had bought this fabric a few months ago when I went to the quilt show. I wanted to make something quick and easy. Something that didn't take much thought. So, I had six yards of fabric, I cut them in half length wise and sewed them all together. I added a 6 inch border along two ends to make it not so square.
I backed it with an old flat sheet I had. Sewed the two pieces together and turned right side out and top stitched.
It turned out good. I'm happy with it anyway.
The walls are a mint green color and the fabric has blue and green in it. I love blue and wanted to accent with it. I will have to find more ways to add blue in.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Simple Beauty

Who knew that a basket full of toilet paper could be so cute.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Corner of my home..outside view

Here are a few pictures of our home. I promised I would take updated ones when the weather warmed up and everything looked nicer..
This is back of the house. The back door goes into the mudroom and the office is to the left. the kitchen to the right and then the laundry room
This old chicken crate sits on the porch and makes a great back drop for decorating for the seasons.
The barn and silo looking from the back porch.
This is the house from the end of the driveway.
This is the side porch. It is kinda a catch all for the old things that I love but don't want in the house. I move stuff around all the time.
I love this old screen door and the red gas can.
This is the front of the house. The mudroom and office to the right.
More of my old gas can collection. The wagon was a gift from my grandpa Cable when I was a kid.
I love old things!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

China Doll

We are so blessed to part of a church body that we adore. We have the most wonderful friends and church family. That's what they are, family. We care for each other, we pray for each other, we support each other, we help each other and we love each other. There is a true fellowship that you have with other believers, that you can have only with believers.
When I say "church body" I mean that the church consist of many people but we are all one body, all with different functions. Just like the human body has many parts with different functions. All the parts are important. If one part was not there or not functioning we would miss it.

Anyways, we have a wonderful set of friends that have been trying to adopt a little girl for two years! This is something that the Lord has laid on their hearts to do. Let me say, they are faithful to obey and the Lord is faithful to provide!
Two weeks ago they left for China with high hopes and lots of excitement! We were all excited! We have been praying for this little girl for two years. We feel like she belongs to us a little too. They had to reluctantly leave their two boys home, one adopted from the Ukraine a few years ago.
Wednesday was the big day!! They returned home with their China Doll. So precious...

Tears were flowing. It was so great to see this cute family together.
What is so amazing to me is that God planned, before she was even born, for the little girl to be a part of this family. He must have an amazing life prepared for her. He brought her all this way and opened so much opportunity up to her! What an amazing merciful God

Thursday, June 23, 2011


A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my sister and her husband were at The Farm Chicks Show and I was watching her kiddos...this is what she brought back for me....
Farm chicks mug

I don't know why the picture won't rotate!!!
Farm chicks note pad.
Fun! The mug has a great handle that you can fit all your fingers in.

I love laundry on the clothes line. It is so pretty and summery!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I have not been able to leave any comments anywhere!!! Am I the only one??? This is driving me crazy!!!
Let me know if you have any ideas!

Also I am putting a recipe for a really good Dill Dip on the Farm Kitchen page. Check it out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fog, baby birds, paint, and a tip

Hello friend on this monday morning.It is a rainy morning here. It has been raining for the past few days which has kept me from getting the grass mowed. If it rains much more I will be living in a jungle!!
The mornings have been peaceful around here. The other day I woke up and a thick fog had set in...

It was so pretty. The smell of the damp air reminded me of my papa Cables farm in kentucky! I remember it from when I was a kid. Funny how certain smells trigger memories.

A while back my Love and i were walking along the pond and I spotted a birds nest nestled in the cattails. It had three blue eggs in it. Well on Friday i was walking around the pond with my nephew and i spotted the nest again but this time there were three baby birds!

I was surprised that the nest had stayed put through all the storms that we have had!

I know I am being kinda random here but now I am moving on to yet another subject....

We finally painted the office!!! I use the term we very loosely. Have I mentioned I have the most wonderful husband in the entire world. I adore him!
The color I chose is Blonde from Sherwin Williams. It is kinda tan with a gold tone..does that make since? Colors are so hard to explain.

The color doesn't show up real well here. I took it this morning and it is rainy and dark outside. The lighting isn't the best. In order to start painting we had to move some stuff out that had accumulated over the last 2-3 years, yes it has been that long since we started this project, which made the mud room look like this....

The dust is bad I know....please don't judge me.

Ok, one more thing...I was made blueberry muffins and thought I would share a little tip I learned from somewhere..
If you turn the muffins in the pan like this to cool, it lets the steam out and keeps the muffins from getting a little soggy. Just thought I would share! 
Have a great day!
Sarah Beth 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's Been Going On...

So I have the computer up and running and just uploaded some pictures. I am having a little bit of trouble getting use to a laptop. I have used them many times but having it for my everyday stuff is a little different. Anyways, here are a few things that I have been working on...

My friend's baby shower was this week so I made her a little something. A Diaper clutch changing pad, Laundry bag, and burp cloth.

I also have several vintage cook books. I love the old cook books, with the pictures of the housewives in their aprons. I always find good recipes that are a little different than what you see today.
This one is from my mom. I remember using it when I was younger.

I made this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and it is very good. I had used it once before. I always try and write the date that I made a recipe and any comments that I have in the book. That way I know if it is worth making again.
Yummy! I think you could wrap anything in a cellophane bag, add a cute ribbon and you have turned something simple into something simply adorable!
These are for  a friend who is recovering from knee surgery!

I mentioned last week before the big crash of the computer, that I was watching my sister's kiddos and their puppy. I love a puppy but this is why I'm not ready for another one yet...

Uh, yeah....i guess he was bored! They spent $25 bucks on this nice doggy bed and he shredded it!
I had to laugh! This is what puppy's do!
But isn't he so cute!!