I rarely use prepackaged ingredients. In fact I pretty much detest them. It is so easy to make from scratch most things. I have found that in extremely busy times especially with small children around it;s more fun to play with them than to cook all day. This is so easy to make and the kids will enjoy helping too! Frankly, I like it!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.