easy dish towel curtains

Easy Dish Towel Curtains

I like to sew as you know, but haven't been able to do much of it lately. I had a wonderful kitchen above the sink curtain that Carly gave me. I so loved that, white of course curtain. However time and bright sun took it's toll on them. Oh I tried one last time to wash them but it would be the last time. They were so rotten they came out of the wash torn to shreds. Today I'm talking about one use that is simple and fast. Curtains for your kitchen windows.

simple no sew table runner

Simple No Sew Table Runner

Sometimes I want a little something different to use for a touch of added color. There are times when the almost completely neutral color scheme in our home can become, well, boring. The other day I was looking in the fabric cabinet for an idea of just what to sew. I brought several pieces downstairs and laid them on the table to see if anything would strike my fancy. Do you sewers do that?

ferns are on the porch


Mama always wanted me to hang ferns on this porch of mine. I wish I had, for her but just didn't relish watering and babying them with the hot sun that shines down on this porch.

gardening and gerbera daisies

Gardening and Gerbera Daisies

This year I bought a few annuals. I love the almost immediate color and show you get from them. It isn't usual for me to buy many of those, since they are short lived. Mama always said try to buy perennials, so you can have them year after year. I do seek those first when buying or planting, I confess. These little Gerbera Daisies just caught my eye, and I couldn't look away. I've purchased so many in the past, and found that they are short lived for me. Trying one more time to grow some.

our new back steps, Wicky Wacky Steps

Our New Back Steps

We had wooden steps and they were really in bad shape. The extreme weather we've had here in the last few years took a toll on them. I decided we would this time around put in brick steps. These had to go that's for sure, because they were getting dangerous to come up and down them. We all were beginning to hold onto the rails for dear life! This couldn't be put off any longer!

spring garden cleanup, Trimming and Mulching Finished


How exciting is it? I have many friends who love to garden as much as I. Do you like to garden? It seems that people either love or hate to garden. Circumstances have taken me away from my home gardens for almost three years. I intend to make the time to get back to a true love of mine, passed on from my mother. Well guess I'll show you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

make your own gentle laundry detergent with softener free printable

Make Your Own: Gentle Laundry Detergent With Softener Free Printable

Do you make your own laundry soaps? If you are you might want to give it a try. You can save lots of money, time and gas having the ingredients to make your own at home.Never run out of laundry detergent again!

are we ready for hurricane irma

Are We Ready For Hurricane Irma?

Well friends are you ready? Hurricane Irma is on it's way. We are still praying for Texas and now this one is soon to be near. What will you do?

homemade coconut oil baking soda toothpaste

Homemade Coconut Oil Baking Soda Toothpaste

What can you make from Trace Mineral Drops, coconut oil, xylitol, baking soda and essential oils?

homemade scuppernong muscadine jelly from your orchard

Homemade Scuppernong/Muscadine Jelly From Your Orchard!

We grow several types of this I call them grape varieties. In South Carolina that is just about the easiest type to grow. They have thick shells and a seed filled center but the taste is delicious! I love to garden and find ways to use things growing.

Dolly Sarrio
Dolly Sarrio
About meThe Simple Life!
God, family, friends and home are very important to me. I love to cook, design, sculpt and garden.
Hibiscus House is situated on family farmland that is almost 200 years old. Simple, peaceful living with a little bit of elegance thrown in.