Saturday, February 25, 2017

On the Road in South Carolina: Lenoir Country Store & Post Office


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

Southern Traditions: Why Did My Grandmas Sweep Their Yards?

Photo left Granddaddy Walter, Aunt Fannie, Grandma Cora and her mother my Great Grandma Maggie. Photo right is of my Grandmother Goldie


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

Storage Solutions for Each Room of the House




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.

Today I'd like to welcome Erin Holdgate from Zillow who has put together a few wonderful ideas to keep in mind while you are cleaning and organizing.

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

Cherry Crunch Dessert



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

Recent Sights Around Hibiscus House

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

Let's Talk About Wayne's Camellias



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

Would You Like To See Our New Porch Floor?


You know it may sound funny but after choosing the blue for the ceiling the next hardest decision I had to make was the floor decking stain color.  That really surprised me and I don't know why.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hibiscus House Has A Haint Blue Porch Ceiling!



I've shown you the new roof which I love by the way.  Now it's time for the house painting itself. Today I share with you the porch ceiling that I've wanted for a few years.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Slow Cooker Beef For Use In Recipes



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.

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