Who loves baked/roasted chicken? Who loves roasted fresh vegetables? I for one. Can you just smell the aromas coming out of the kitchen? This is a quick and easy way to have both!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hey Everybody! I was having a day of laundry when it hit me; I haven't shared this DIY mixture of laundry detergent with you. I say detergent but it is really laundry soap without some of the harmful detergents and additives found in laundry cleaners.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Hello, how are you this morning? We are waiting to see how Hurricane Irma is going to affect us here in South Carolina. I'm just sitting here drinking a huge cup of coffee and wishing I had a fresh baked loaf of bread. Today is as good as any to do a review on this little number. God bless all in the path of this monster storm.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A good question isn't it? Well, do you? Where did this custom come from? I don't know, only that if you wear white after, what? People will stop and stare. We wouldn't, we couldn't wear white; Or could we?
Thursday, August 31, 2017
This little critter is enjoying the daylily
Today's topic is The Beautiful Daylily! This has been our showcase flower this year! Everyday was a flower show. The best I've ever seen. I'll put the link at the end of the post as to where we found them. Join me today for the Hibiscus House Daylily 2017 Tour! Watch your step!
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Today I do a review of a kitchen full of appliances here at Hibiscus House. Keep in mind that I cook more than usual! As a matter of fact I cook all the time, so these appliances have to work hard! Having said that I still expect them to work!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
It wasn't long after we painted that we started noticing scratch marks, then gashes taken out of the porch flooring and railings. What in the world was happening, we scratched our heads and gave up thinking about it.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Have you made this yet? Do you make homemade products for your home, health or body needs? I've found that although I put these things off they truly can save you money in the long run. From time to time, I am skeptical of some of these homemade products and want to be sure they are safe to be used. Every ingredient needs to be investigated for safety, well as best as any individual can investigate that is. I jumped off the buy everything a while back and haven't been disappointed at all. The deodorant I put together last year, and let me tell you one tube lasted an entire year, works wonderfully! Today we're talking toothpaste!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
I was in the mood for brownies the other day and these were what I came up with. The coconut oil arrived the day before and I declared that I was going to use more of it because it just might be better for us than some of the oils out there.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
We have a few different varieties of Scuppernong or Muscadines growing in our little orchard. You know there are only so many of these you can pick and eat then after a while it makes sense to save the rest before they go bad. I love the juice from them, it reminds me of the grape juice we have at church when we observe The Lord's Supper. Prepare and take the juice from your grapes to be used now or later. This jelly was made from the juice of last year's crop. It is delicious.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Strawberries, who doesn't love them? I know they are my favorite fruit and my next favorite is a good ripe banana. Of course you do have to time that just right ripeness in the berries and bananas, then eat or preserve for best taste at that perfect time! Today I'm sharing one of my own recipes and it is delicious! They do call me the 'Strawberry Lady'.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Isn't it a beauty?
Isn't it a beauty?
Farming, row crops, farmhouses, farm animals all have been on my mind lately. We lease this land out where we are to farmers, so when I hear a piece of farm equipment in the fields those memories come to mind.
Friday, April 28, 2017
A farmhouse is a building that serves as the primary residence in a rural or agricultural setting. Historically, farmhouses were often combined with space for animals called a house barn.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I know most are enjoying Holy Week, off on a trip or getting ready for the weekend. Easter is a sacred, fun and busy time. Today I am sharing something out of necessity because of the recent requests to make it easier to find them. Join me won't you:
Friday, April 7, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Today I'm sharing a menu that some will know and like and some will know and not like. Either way today we're talking about Southern Traditions and eating not as high on the hog!
Monday, March 27, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
What do you do when it comes to spring cleaning? Do you do extra cleaning this time of year, or are you one who doesn't have to do it? Are you one who I intend to be one day (who am I kidding?) ,that doesn't need to have a hard cleaning because your house is immaculate? Join me today as we talk cleaning.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
This was a couple of days ago and was just enough to coat the lawn lightly. It truly was beautiful and Chuck was off and home for the first time to see the snow fall out here. He is usually working when it does happen to snow, which isn't too often. We did enjoy it very much together. Today I share a few pictures and a video of our view from here.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Earl, Darrell and Wendell
Earl played baseball for a few well known teams and has been a painter for years like his family. Darrell tells me he has been a maintenance man with Shaw Air Force Base, worked for The Department of Transportation with schools and also has done vinyl siding and carpentry work. Wendell played football, was a cook/chef in restaurants as a Grill master for 15 years! I told him we should have had him cooking us some steaks up on those grills in the back yard. Heaven knows Darrell lucked up because had I known all of this time he was a carpenter, let's just say he would have been much more busy!
They are talking on the front porch that they painted so beautifully. Today I'm sharing the painting of our master bedroom and my closet.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Good morning and how are you? Fine I hope. Today my thoughts are on growing something. The weather here is undoubtedly strange this year. The temperature predictions for today will be in the 80s! Actual prediction high 86 degrees! I think I'll hold off on planting some things because if history can be taken into account we will have a cold snap. Talking gardening today.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Lenoir Country Store Post Office
Horatio, South Carolina
Last November Chuck and I took a ride to Horatio, South Carolina. I had read about this store being one of the oldest in South Carolina and if some records are true the oldest in the nation.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Today's post came to mind from seeing a meme on Facebook with an elderly lady sweeping her yard. Yes, sweeping the yard was a common thing back in the day. I as a child watched my grandmas and Aunt Fannie sweep their yards. I seem to remember them doing this especially hard on Saturdays. Back then chores had to be done and done well to get ready for Sunday.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Is Spring Cleaning on your mind? I know it is! You know we've had lots of home repairs going on here at Hibiscus House and they have made me see how many things I really don't need. I've been purging for awhile and will post updates shortly.
Storage Solutions for Each Room of the House
By Erin Holdgate
If your New Year's resolution is to live life more simply, decluttering your home is a great place to start. After you remove all the items you don’t use regularly, however, you may find yourself in need of extra storage — which you can create with a little rearranging.
Below are several examples of where and how to increase the storage capacity of your home.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
This recipe has been around for so long you probably already have it but just in case you don't I'll share. I've come to find out that people in different sections of the country don't have some of what we think has been around so long everybody knows about it. Sharing today this easy, quick, go to dessert when time is limited. Not your from scratch recipe which is always best but a great substitute!
Friday, February 3, 2017
Work in progress
Today I'll share a variety of pictures taken with the recent painting of the home. These guys were very good sports allowing me to take many pictures. Join me as I share a day in the life of painters and homeowner.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Today I'm taking a break from painting updates and sharing beautiful Camellias. Do you have some of these in your gardens? Mama had some beautiful ones and my sister Gwen does now. They are filled with blooms that are so spectacular. I love the fact that to me they look like trees filled with roses. Wayne a schoolmate of mine has allowed me to share his beauties with you today.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
We are so busy these days and at times just plain tired. Beef with a few ingredients can be added to a slow cooker and then used in many of your favorite recipes. You can also cool and refrigerate for up to two days to use. I think if we take a little time to do these things it makes it easier to prepare meals for our family.
Once you decide what you will be cooking you can prepare the other ingredients. Just store them in the fridge until use in the meal. This will make fixing your meal a snap! You can then work with peace of mind, knowing that your meal will be easy tonight. You may want to just relax or go shopping, it's up to you.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
When one reaches my age (I sound like my grandma) and is a sentimental pack-rat a huge amount of "stuff" has been collected. You know the sentimental, the extra for when you need it. So and so gave me this it would be rude to part with it, (you know I've only had it 10 years!). That kind of stuff. What to do what to do?
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction behind especially in some areas. We weren't in the worst area for sure but it did leave some damage. We now have a new roof and I wanted to show it to you. I know we're excited about a roof! Drum roll please!