Thursday, September 1, 2016


A place to enjoy ~ when it rains.

 Anybody notice that August has become a memory?  Crickets, cornfields are turning brown and the sounds of crows are in a distance.  Summer is fading and fall is pressing his way in.

Hello  friends,

My heart is full of gratefulness as hints of fall touch our little farmhouse this week.   Made by little hands of our little La la, to me it is the best fall decoration ever made.

Pouring her little heart in each thing she does....Oh how we love this little girl.

 Music fills the house from Doodle. She puts her whole heart into her playing.
She is learning many Gospel songs that bless our hearts when she plays.
Oh how we love our young lady.

Books, pillows, blankets and more books with words of encouragement. 
 Books that inspire , books that remind me to trust in Him and Him alone.

Toss pillows and blankets, here is where we live.

Books that were written from the 1800's and beyond.
Books that fill our shelves.

  I sit at this familiar place writing to you. 

My thoughts reflect over this past year...I can honestly say "I'm grateful".

That the Lord thought I was worth saving, so He came and change my life.
He thought I was worth keeping.  so He cleaned me up inside.
He thought I was worth dying for....

I am so grateful!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Magnolia Farmhouse Plan

The Magnolia Series  (click to enlarge)

To read our reviews go here   "House Plan Reviews"

This is our latest Farmhouse Plan

4 bedroom 3 1/2 baths
Master Bedroom on the main floor
and 1- 1/2 bath.

Second floor
A play room/ school room/ office
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
Open to below with balcony

Square footage:   2300 + sq feet

If you are interested in this house plan 
Email us at

To order this house plan for $495.00 follow the simple steps below:

1. To the right of this blog make an non-refundable $200.00 deposit down,
to get your very own plan started.

2. We work through emailing back and forth, making any changes
for you at no extra cost. 

3. Once the plan is completed to your satisfaction you will need 
to make the final payment of 295.00

When the final payment is made, we will then release to you
the  PDF  file that can be sent to your local printer, for your full size 
blueprints.  Make as many copies as you want.

4.   Please, take the time to leave us a review on how we did.
And send pictures of your beautiful home.

Thank you for using Cornerstone Home Designs.
To read more about us go here.

Additional cost will apply to the following:
$100.00 for a finished basement
$100.00 if it goes over 2500 sq feet
$100.00 if for some reason you need us to start over
on your plan,

1st Floor ( click to enlarge)

2nd Floor  (click to enlarge)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Do Everything In Love

I am very thankful for my family and our farmhouse that is called home.

This home has been giving to me to care for.
Learning to serve my home with Joy & Love.

I have been busy sprucing up our home with paint.
This week I painted the hall bathroom.
I am working on priming and painting the entire house trim.
Goodness, what a big job it has been.

I love the idea of having my home fresh and clean before school starts again.  It just seems to make things go more smoothly. I may or may not get it all painted before then.  That's okay it !  There is always fall to work towards all these little jobs.

So, what are you doing around your lovely home?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Great Quote!

Hello Friends, We are enjoying the last of our lazy summer days, before school starts back.  Spending more time with the kiddo's and less time on the blog. I'll be back soon.

I read this quote by Valorie Burton, and I wanted to share it with you.  As a busy mom, this is a great quote to remember.

"Be fruitful and productive, not busy.
If you have a full life, it should be purposeful,
 and it should be filled with things that matters
the most to you."

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Garden Paths II

Paths for gardening carts.

Paths for little visitors.

My grandson loves helping and playing in the water.

These six garden paths are working out great.   I love the grassy paths; they make caring for the garden so much easier.   Instead of hoeing in between the rows, I simply mow them.    Today, we did a little garden work.  The weather has been perfectly nice and cool.

Enjoy your weekend,

God is Great and Greatly to be Praised.