A Tip That Really Works!

Do you know what is in the foil?
You may, but do you know that it works?
Come on in the kitchen and read all about it.

Orange Marmalade

Do you like Orange Marmalade?  I sure do and always have.  When I was small I remember my daddy getting all sorts of gifts at Christmas from his customers.  The gift packs were my favorite.  You know the ones with summer sausage, cheese, crackers and jams.  If I was lucky one of those jams would be Orange Marmalade.  Daddy liked it too but he would smile and hand it to me.  Memories.

We went to see Paddington Bear at the movies and thoroughly enjoyed it. That also brought to my mind Orange Marmalade

Little Dickens is Back!

She was gone for three days, but she came back.  I'd say that was a miracle and a blessing.

Weekend at Mimi's

I love being a Mimi!  These little boys make it so much fun.  They are active little boys so I have to think hard to find something for them to do.  Especially when the weather is not so good.  Please join me in pictures for our fun weekend....

Rose Gardens: Trimming The White Roses

The photo above shows the mass of old rose branches after the bloom.  I usually trim back after the first huge bloom that they have every Spring here at Hibiscus House.  I failed to do so last year so I have just done a massive trimming.  We will see what happens this year when Spring comes.

 These beauties in full bloom..here

Please come on into the Winter Rose Garden as I share the not so pretty with you...

Dresser to Island $6.97

The last post showing the dresser repurpose today.  Gwen took her grandmother's bedroom dresser and combined it with doors from a cabinet in storage.  She took those doors rebuilt to fit the dresser and painted a beautiful rooster on them.  She took drawers from a side table to use in this project and painted the drawer pulls she had on hand.  She had the lumber, all tools, stains and paints to make this project.  She tried to make this for little to no cash spent. 
She thought she was finished with the brown stain but then decided that wasn't the look she wanted, so she painted it white.  It matches her 1940s cabinet trims and bar stools.
I think she did a pretty good job of it since she spent only $6.97 for lacquer.  Great job Gwen!  
Come on inside to see the finished kitchen island.

Dresser RePurpose Part Four: Adding Doors

Putting together

Adding the Rooster Doors to the brown dresser.  read more....



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.