Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sweet Vintage Love....

I love displaying a dress that I wore as a baby... My mama kept it all these years and gifted it to me when I had my little girl.

It sits on top of a shelf in her room.... on an iron dress form.


Coffee tastes better in a vintage cup...


And, old marbles... in a really old canning jar.... eye candy!

 What vintage pieces do you cherish in your home?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

That Awkward Moment, When....

...You return to your blog after 7 months.  

I almost feel like I should introduce myself, again.  I'm not gonna lie though, y'all.... things have been busy!  But, that's life, huh?!  Everyone is busy in their own way, and we can use it as an excuse to put things off, or we can pull up the boot straps and forge ahead.  

I'm gonna start trying to forge... a little bit better, I hope.

I've got so much to tell you.... I feel like we are friends who haven't chatted in a while.  We actually are, huh?  I missed so much!  Holidays, birthdays, fun moments with friends and family... moments that I wanted to run straight to the computer to tell you about, that fell by the wayside when monotonous tasks reared their heads.  

I've tossed around ideas for the ole' blog... I've even considered wiping her clean and starting fresh with a whole new name, look, etc.  I just can't bring myself to do it (despite the fact that I even purchased an additional domain for the new site).  I may add to and change a bit in the near future, just to try to rekindle the "newness" of Stringtown Home, and I may keep her like she is (after all, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"), and just create an additional site.  I may just stick with Stringtown Home, as she is, no additional responsibilities, no additional sites.  I have to admit, I'm probably going to adhere to the latter of the choices, as that just seems to be wise in the midst of my craziness.  

Regardless, it is good to be home, y'all!  Stringtown Home has been so near and dear to me, for so long... I'm so sorry I've neglected it.  

Here's to a new start!

Hugs y'all!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar Keeps the Doctor Away...

Do you ever wonder where mamas got medicines for sick babies before Walgreens and CVS stores existed?

Home remedies helped cure the achiest of pains...

One tried and true home remedy for numerous issues is apple cider vinegar & honey.

I was at the farmer's market the other day, and noticed a sign above the local honey that read, "1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and eight ounces of water a day", then, it went on to list an array of benefits...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mexican Cornbread Skillet Casserole

Cheese.  If you put cheese on a rock, my family will eat it.

Lucky for them, this meal isn't cheese on a rock... it's fabulous all the way through!
ha!  Cheese on a rock.

This is an ooey gooey cornbread that really has more of a cornbread stuffing consistency.  It's very moist, and so easy to make.

To make this dish you'll need:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chunky Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trifle

Some girls love jewelry, others love perfume... 
flowers.... clothes.... 
those may make you swoon...

I love chocolate. covered. strawberries.

Oh, dear!  Now, don't get me wrong... I've never been opposed to a dozen roses or my favorite perfume, I'm just saying, chocolate covered strawberries are a hit, every time.  Ha!
So, this afternoon, when I peaked into the fridge, and noticed the strawberries on the shelf.... and the cream cheese... and the whipping cream... 
It hit me like a ton of bricks... can thank me later!
It's so easy to make!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Busy Bee Photos

We've been busy bees, lately.  So, I thought I should share a few pics from around the house...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fudgy, Super Moist Brownies

Happy Birthday, America!

 Are you heading out to a fourth of July picnic?
These brownies would be a wonderful treat to take along!


They are super moist, and remind me of fudge, because of the moist center, and crunchy outside.... the best of both!