Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Happy Weekend to Ya!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!
Hope it is filled with laughter and sunshine!

Cathy Cobblestone

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

With Just a lil' paint - you can.....

Make your own curtain rods - I know many of you have probably done this - but here is a quick pic of one of my rods. I just needed a short curtain rod - so I made it out of large dowel rod - spray painted black - purchased wooden balls at the craft store - painted them black, added a few polka dots and a touch of antique glaze. Quick, easy, fun and mine. Doesn't get much easier than that!

Also, with a lil' paint you can turn a simple picture frame into a statement. These frames were very "plain Jane" - until they were papered with a "bead board" pattern wall paper - then custom painted to match my friend, Janet's room. Instead of placing a photo in the insert - I simply painted the wooden piece behind the glass chocolate brown to match the trim and monogrammed them for her and her husband. Now she has something uniquely hers.

These were jus' a couple of quick and easy tips I thought I'd share with you today. Have so much fun making your home your own!

Have a great day!
Cathy Cobblestone

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wishing you a GREAT start to your WEEK!

Blessings to ya!

Newest member to Cobblestone Farms - Isaac

Hope everyone had a great weekend - ours was great but BUSY! Friday night - VBS commencement and Family FUN night picnic, Saturday - well, I worked then I prepared food for a cookout at the lake that evening, Sunday - Oh my, church, had to go buy flowers for an event, took my lil' boy to KINDERGARTEN orientation :( BOO HOO!! - back home, to water, spray roundup, pick veggies, and had company!!!! WHHEWWWW - Oh, and I almost forgot, we got a new miniature horse on Saturday - meet lil' Isaac.

This week - I'll be decorating for a political event on Wed., the Beth Moore study on Thursday and a wedding on FRIDAY!!!! I better get my running shoes on! I am ever so grateful to have the opportunity to do these things - I love to decorate - but I'm getting a tad behind - so for those of you who have given me blog awards and tagged me too - I PROMISE - I'll get to it soon!!!! Don't give up on me.

I hope each of you has a blessed week - and like the canvas says "Greet each day with goodness, gratefulness and GOD".

Cathy Cobblestone

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A shining LIGHT!

What an incredibly blessed week this has been. From start to finish - there have blessings surrounding our VBS. From the most wonderful volunteers who have so unselfishly given of their time and talent - to those who generously gave us beautiful decorations, to the wonderful turnout of children and adult participants.

This week was not without incident though - on Wednesday night, the church bus full of children coming to VBS was hit by another car. Thankfully, no one was injured in either vehicle and seeing the other car, that is amazing. God was definitely watching over everyone involved in that accident.

No matter how tired we all get, VBS is a week that revives your SPIRIT!!!! I am just so totally grateful for the people that were sent our way to make this a Vacation Bible School to remember. To all my helpers, thank you is simply not enough. I know that each of you are a shining light to all those children who came this week. So thank you, thank you so much.

Let your light shine!
Everybody have a beautiful weekend!
Cathy Cobblestone

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Here is what I've been up to!!!!

Welcome to Outrigger Island -

Kicked back by the Hawaiian Island

Our Volcano

You all will have to forgive me this week - 'cause I'm sure I'm gonna be a lil' off schedule on my posting. This is VBS week at our church - our theme - OUTRIGGER ISLAND - Living God's Unshakable Truths. As you can tell we have been BUSY BUSY getting ready but ya know, we were off to such a great start when a very gracious church called from another town and said, "We've got all this great stuff - please come get it, you are welcome to it." Well I rented a U-Haul and Shaun and I went and got it. What a blessing - such cute decorations and they were so giving. Thank you Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Well, we brought them back to our home church put our own lil' spin on a few things and this is our stage. An erupting volcano, a beautiful waterfall (kindly donated), a hut, and the list goes on - the kids absolutely loved it last night. We had 103 children Monday night and we hope for many more. My husband, Shaun, had the 10-12 year olds and he had 32 in his class - that is almost unheard of for that age group - so YEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

You all please keep us in prayer and blessings to you all!!!
Cathy Cobblestone

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wonderful Weekend Wishes!!!!

Here's hoping you all have a beautiful weekend!! I'm getting ready to start Vacation Bible School this coming week - so my weekend is already full - creating a volcano, waterfall, canoe and on and on and on!!!! It's gonna be fun though and I know we will all be blessed by it!

Blessings to you all -and do something that makes your heart sing!
Cathy Cobblestone

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

HMMMMMM... Blackberry Pudding!!!

Two cups fresh blackberries...

Cream margarine and sugar

Add milk and flour, salt, and baking powder - mix well...

Pour into a buttered 3 quart casserole

Layer blackberries on top

Boiling water and sugar - drizzle over berries

Bake until golden brown.... YUMMY - OH.. so good.


These delicious berries were delivered to my backdoor by my father-n-law today. He's always thinking of us and bringing us delicious goodies. So I pondered "what shall I do with these beautiful blackberries - will I make jelly, a cobbler, or maybe try something different?" So I flipped though a couple of cookbooks and found this recipe for blackberry pudding - sounded DEEELISH!!! so I gave it a try. Well, just so you know - it was SOOOOOOO good and honestly, it's a lot like cobbler just with a slight difference. You must try it - add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you'll have the perfect summertime dessert!

Here's all the "must knows" and "how tos"...

1/3 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups blackberries

Cream the margarine and 1 cup of the sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the milk and a mixture of the flour, salt and baking powder, mix well. Pour into a buttered 3-quart baking pan. Layer the blackberries over the top. Drizzle a mixture of 2 cups boiling water and the remaining 1 cup sugar over the blackberries. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes or until top is golden brown. Yield: at least 12 servings.

Cathy Cobblestone

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Well, I got tagged for the first time - twice in one day. I wasn't even really for sure what I was suppose to do but I finally figured it all out. My friend, Rose Marie at Sugar Plum Cottage tagged me for this "8 Things MeMe" - so here it goes. She has an absolutely beautiful blog and glorious gardens - you must pay her a visit - you'll be so happy you stopped by.

So here are a few things about me!

8 Things I say alot:
*"Hey Hon"
*"What cha' been up to today"
*"I'm so sorry" - I seem to say this for no apparent reason - don't know why
*"Can I help you or are you jus' lookin' today?"
*"Casen- what are you doooooing?"
*"Thank you God for this day"
*"WHEW - it's hot" - so hot natured
*"Put the garage door down!!!" - don't want anybody to see my lil'(BIG) messes

8 books I have Read Lately:
*The Bible
*My VBS Directors Book
*My VBS Directors Book
*My VBS Directors Book - as you can tell - I'm up to my eyeballs planning for VBS
*My Do-it-Yourself Magazine
*Country Living
*Country Home
*My garden seed catalog - already planning for next spring in the greenhouse

8 movies I've seen 8 times:
*Pretty in Pink
*Top Gun
*Message in a Bottle
*Finding Nemo (watching it with Casen)
*Tom and Jerry (also another Casen favorite)
*That's all I can think of - not much of a TV watcher unless it is HGTV

8 Things I Am Working On: Oh MY MY MY! Where shall I begin!
*Trying to get my orders done
*Chopping out the garden
*Making all the props for Vacation Bible School
*Cleaning out the garage - it is a constant cycle - get rid of something - bring something else in - anybody else do stuff like this?
*Getting ready to rearrange the shop
*Painting, Painting, Painting - always painting something
*Getting my lil' boy ready to start Kindergarten :(
*Thinking of the next 80!!!! things I need to do! But I'm so grateful to be able to create things and be so very happy doing it.

8 People I Invite To Do This:
My sweet friend Ada Mae at
My kind friend Michelle at
My blogging friend Lisa at
My blogging friend Tammy at
My blogging buddy Linda at
Another blogging friend Nancy at
My friend Denise at
My friend Kelley at

Well, I had lots of fun doing this and I'll do my A-Z Meme soon! Everybody have a great start to your week!

Happy Sharing!
Cathy Cobblestone

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Happy Weekend to Ya!

Wishing you all a beautiful and blessed weekend!
Remember, today is a gift, live it!

Cathy Cobblestone

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ribbons and Dots and Bows, OH MY!

Now tell me, what girl doesn't like a lil' fluff. Even us farmgirls like pretty polka dots!! Actually, I LOOOOOOOOVE polka dots and ribbons - I put them on whatever I can (except my lil' boy that is). A sweet young lady ask me to make these frames for her wedding attendants - yes, they are bright - but each frame matches the color of their dresses. It is going to be an outdoor wedding so I'm sure the colors will be splendid with all the lush greenery around. I think they are lots of fun.

Here's one up close - I thought what she wanted on them was sweet - "As my friend, you share my life, as my maid of honor, you share my dream". We changed the others to bridesmaid and one for a lil' flower girl.

Remember, if you find a plain picture frame, there's nothing a lil' paint and bow can't fix!!! Have fun and do something that makes you happy!

Happy Creating Friends,
Cathy Cobblestone

Monday, July 7, 2008

Have you Seen It Yet?

This is the Before...
...and After

I was just wondering if you had stopped by Small Town Living jus' yet to visit with my friend Tina and check out the Garden Party Server? This is one of the fun projects I created to share with you. I thought I would give you a couple of pics and you can hop on over to view her great on-line magazine to get all the "how-to's".

Click on the "Glass Garden House" picture to your top right, click on the June/July issue and scroll down to page 26 for all the fun tips on how to make and use this pretty and easy summer project.

Happy Creatin' Friends,
Cathy Cobblestone

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

Here's wishing you all a beautiful, blessed and safe holiday! Hope you are able to enjoy your friends and family, fireworks and good food.

I'm grateful to live in this country - I admire, respect and honor those who have fought to defend our independence and freedom. We are a fortunate nation and we must not forget that. Blessings to you all and God Bless America!

Cathy Cobblestone

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's a Moving Sale!

Well, I'm doing this for a great friend and a loyal customer over the years. My friend, Larraine, is heading back to her home place in New York. She's excited and I'm excited for her. It's been great having her here in Kentucky but I know happy days await her back home. Thought I'd let you know she's having a moving sale and if by chance you are close to her you might want to stop by.

July 3,4,5
7:00cst - ?
8269 Columbia Hwy. Greensburg,KY

Antiques, Old Tools, Garden Items, Household goodies and much more. Stop by and tell her Cathy sent ya!

Best Wishes Larraine - May you be blessed on your new journey and I hope you find all the happiness you deserve! Safe Travels!

Cathy Cobblestone