Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spotlight Story: Karen Lynn Thompson

Karen Lynn

Karen Lynn is a blogger at Lil’ Suburban Homestead .  She and her husband who she calls the “Viking” are beekeepers, raise chickens, and supplement their diet with organic food that they grow all on a 1/3 of an acre. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bluebirds to Blooms

Looking out of the window toward the children's swing set and what do I see staring at me?
A beautiful Eastern Bluebird.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

He is Risen!

The Resurrection
Matthew 28: 5-7

5The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7"Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you."…

Easter and Things

Isn't this one of the most wonderful times of the year?  Traditions, Family, Friends, Loved Ones gather.  What Easter Traditions do you celebrate?

I remember daddy always making sure that mama bought us a new outfit for church.  The whole wardrobe, dresses, gloves, crinolines, lacy socks and shiny patent leather shoes for we girls.  Suits, shirts and shoes if needed for the boys.

Downton Abbey

This picture is so old, stained and torn but brings back memories.  I really wanted this pink dress and remember the day mama took me to Sears & Roebucks to buy it.  My aunt worked there.  "Aunt Jinks" we called her.  So of course this is where we shopped.  This is the first time I can remember, notice I said, "I can remember, being a brat."

Dolly age 6 or 7
The infamous pink dress
Hair cut and styled by our sweet neighbor that I loved Mrs. Hirfa

I pulled the tag off of that pretty pink dress with the satiny covered buttons!  She liked another dress on me and I wanted this one.  What did I do?  Well I pulled that tag off of it!  Yes me, I took the tag off thinking, "She'll have to buy this one now not that ugly one!"  Bad I was bad!  My Mama "Dot" was one of a kind that's for sure.  She said," I hope you don't think that will make me buy that one!" Then she proceeded to tell me that was wrong to do that.  We had a huge discussion of how she could ask them to replace that tag.  I thought, "I have gone and done it now." :(  Well you see who got the dress...laughing... Oh how I miss my mama.

Easter dress and mama had my hair cut.  I remember having to get used to the shorter version of my curly hair that they tried so hard to tame.  Funny the things you remember.

The tradition carried on with me when I married and had my beautiful little girls.  I would sew and make their Easter Dresses.  Daddy always had to contribute to them so therefore he would give me money to buy what was needed.  That usually was a crinoline to go under their new little creations.

I've made this one before for Carly she looked like Little Bo Peep.  May have made it for Catie also.  She always looked like she came off of "Little House on the Prairie".  I do need to scan some of the older photos of them.  They were adorable in their dresses.

Shopping for the Easter Meal now that was an adventure.  Shopping the Saturday before Easter with Mama "Dot" that was a treat.  One in which I am still observing, I must go grocery shopping and buy my ham.

Our favorite Easter Menu Recipes
We always had baked ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, fried chicken
Plenty of vegetables and desserts!

Delicious foods, decorations, happy children, friends and family.  Thankful to Jesus Christ for the sacrifice that saved us all!  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spotlight Story Artist Series: Tmari Ti' na of Kuwa Katsi

Tmari Ti' na Johnson
(pronounced; Tim are ee Tie nay)
Studio Kuwa Katsi  
can be seen here

Hibiscus House is proud to present Artist Tmari Ti' na Johnson, in her own words:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Natural Egg Beauty for Easter!

dolly's designs wreath used as a nest for my farm fresh eggs
Look at the gorgeous colors on the eggs
These are natural direct from the hens at Hibiscus House
There is nothing like fresh eggs and the beautiful colors are an added plus
Especially pretty this time of year.
I have a tutorial for making your own Rag Wreath here

I hope you have a wonderful Easter Week!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (John 12:12-13)

By waving palm branches and using them to cover his path as he rode into the city on a donkey, the crowd indicated that he was revered and respected on the level of royalty, and in doing so, challenged the power of the Roman empire and priests that ruled Jerusalem. (credit)

Matthew 21: 1-11
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,“Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Friday, April 11, 2014


Look at that face!  He smiles.  Look at that huge smile!
That's my little baby.  I say little but he is huge.  He is dirty and matted but is going to get a much needed grooming soon.  He is precious and so loving.  I'll get another picture of him after I groom him.  He is so pretty.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Angora Goats

credit Oklahoma State University
Are they not just gorgeous?  I think they are adorable.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Good Morning All!

Good Morning All!

Spring is here and in South Carolina it is as if Summer is here today.  Temps may be up to 85 degrees!  Yesterday we had family here and what fun to see the little grands running and playing outdoors.  Yes, they wanted "Mimi" to run and play too.

Birds are filling the yard, singing and flying around.  Whoops, one just flew into the kitchen window, guess it's trying to come inside with me.  Flowers are blooming daffodils and wildflowers.  The grass is getting greener.  Beautiful and my favorite time of year.

The animals are getting restless.  The chicken pen is full of activity as you can imagine because you know I have way to many roosters.  They of course are fighting with the others...with a fence between them that is hard to do.  I'm laughing, it doesn't stop them they stand up to each other anyway.  The lone roosters are free range and the others are in with their kind...well sort of.  Funny stuff they have a village all their own and are fun to watch.

Casper the Great Pyrenees just puts up with anything.  He is the best dog.  He needs a good washing, grooming from a long cold winter.  I wish I could show you how big he has gotten.  When he is excited and stands he is so much taller than I.  Chickens still eat from his pan and his best bud is still Spot The Barred Rock Rooster. Love that dog.

First post that I did over at Savannah Attic.:  Spring and David Austin Roses which is a beauty trail of wonderful photography and motivation for enjoying them in our own gardens!  I hope to have loads of gardening information as well as other interests like recipes, lots of DIY, decor. We will have lots of Guest Post too. Here at Hibiscus House, the door is always open and the breezes are blowing on the front porch. 

I had an enjoyable short time over at Savannah Attic 

Enjoy this beautiful day