Farmhouse Friday ~ MAGNOLIA HOUSE, TEXAS

I’m super excited for this week’s Farmhouse Friday !   I actually talked my daughter into making  a 1 1/2 hour detour so I could go see the house.  In case you are not familiar with the Magnolia House, it belongs to the Fixer Upper stars Chip & Joanna Gains.

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Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions


  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning or Mexican seasoning blend
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon bottled hot sauce (such as Cholula)
  • 1 fresh poblano pepper, stemmed, quartered lengthwise, and seeded*
  • 1 red sweet pepper, stemmed, quartered lengthwise, and seeded
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rings
  •  Olive oil


When you see the inside of StoneGable house, you will fall in love with it just like I did.  The photos below come from her “summer” look but you can check out all of her home tours at her blog StoneGable.

Yvonne says that summer at StoneGable means being outside in the garden and long summer evenings on the porch and patio.  Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

I am excited for you to see her home so keep scrolling and check out her blog : StoneGable





We get to start with my favorite room – the kitchen.

How to Grow ~ BELL PEPPERS

how to grow bell pepper



  • Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost date.
  • The temperature must be at least 70 degrees F for seed germination, so keep them in a warm area for the best and fastest results.
  • Start pepper seeds three to a pot, and thin out the weakest seedling. Let the remaining two pepper plants spend their entire lives together as one plant. The leaves of two plants help protect peppers against sunscald, and the yield is often twice as good as two segregated plants.
  • Begin to harden off plants about 10 days before transplanting.
  • A week before transplanting, introduce fertilizer or aged compost in your garden soil.
  • After the danger of frost has passed, transplant seedlings outdoors, 18 to 24 inches apart (but keep paired plants close to touching.)
  • Soil should be at least 65 degrees F, peppers will not survive transplanting at temps any colder. Northern gardeners can warm up the soil by covering it with black plastic.
  • Put two or three match sticks in the hole with each plant, along with about a teaspoon of fertilizer. They give the plants a bit of sulfur, which they like

FARMHOUSE FRIDAY ~ Farmhouse 5540

This weeks farmhouse comes from Farmhouse 5540.  It’s a cozy farmhouse in Pennsylvania that is bright and beautiful.   This is just a sneak peek so go check out Megan’s blog where she  is renovating, decorating and creating in an 1867 Pennsylvania farmhouse.

She is very detailed oriented with her decorating, even giving you the paint colors she is using. She also shows you before and after pics with steps along the way.



Farmhouse Kitchen


Impossibly Easy BLT Pie

Impossibly Easy BLT Pie

I ran across this recipe on the Betty Crocker website and it looked so good, I had to share it.

Our Newest Chicks

Polish chicks

I was excited to come home from vacation and see new baby chicks.


Ginger is my mother hen and I usually let her raise all babies.  The three chicks with black coloring are Polish babies and the yellow one is a silkie.

FARMHOUSE FRIDAY – A Burst of Beautiful

Alicia and Nick at A Burst of Beautiful have a beautiful, light-filled home.  I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today.  You can check out their website and entire home HERE.

The author states that the kitchen is her favorite room in the home.  I can see why… it’s beautiful !

A modern farmhouse kitchen boasts classic white cabinets, open shelving and a soothing neutral color palette | A Burst of Beautiful:

A modern farmhouse kitchen boasts classic white cabinets, open shelving and a soothing neutral color palette | A Burst of Beautiful:

The dining room and living room are one large open space.  There are plenty of windows which bathes the rooms with natural light.

Bright and Neutral Living Room and Dining Room - A Burst of Beautiful:

Vinegar Vs. Dishwasher Rinse Aids


DIY Homemade Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid Recipe (Jet Dry Agent)

I ran across this article about using vinegar as a natural dishwasher rinse aid over at Handy and Homemade.    There are a couple of suggestions on how to use the vinegar in the dishwasher (put in your rinse aid dispenser or put in a bowl on the top rack)    I have been doing this for years and it works great.  And best of all, it’s cheap!  Go to the store and compare the cost of a bottle of vinegar to a bottle of jet dry (or comparable brand).






Farmhouse Exterior. Real Farmhouse Home Exterior. Farmhouse Exterior Ideas. #Farmhouse #FarmhouseExterior. M. Barnes & Co.

When I ran across this farmhouse, I knew I had to share.  Using my two favorite colors, blue & green, the interior designer Marci Barnes from M. Barnes & Co created this beautiful home.

Located only an hour from Dallas, this house has about 4,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms, plus a pool house.

Dining Room Drapery. Dining Room Drapery Fabric. Dining Room Fabric is Cowtan & Tout. #Drapery #DraperyFabric #CowtanTout

The dining room features soft shades of blue and green, casual textures and a comfortable furniture.

Open Floor Layout. Open floor plan. Main floor with an open floor plan. #OpenFloorPlan #OpenLayout #OpenConcept #MainFloor M. Barnes & Co.

With an open layout, this family room feels connected and it has plenty of space for everyone in the family.


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