After Florence: Gracie and Hurricane Lola

Happy Wednesday! Gracie and Lola are dog gone happy that the sun has returned to dry things out after Hurricane Florence. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concerns for our safety. ♥ We had 5 inches of rain, unlike the eastern parts of North and South Carolina, that are still dealing with historic rainfall and…

5th Annual Halloween Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy Giveaway!

Welcome to the 5th Annual Meeting of The Black Hat Society Members here at Home is Where the Broom Is! With Halloween on the horizon, it’s that time of year where members start to feel Witchy. . .  Witches’ Potion Table Are you polishing your shoes? Tootsie Rolls Witch Shoe Cupcake Toppers Are you dusting off your…

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

source  We’ve battened down the hatches in preparation for Hurricane Florence. We’re 300 miles from the NC coast, but remember the damage from Hurricane Hugo in 1989 when it came ashore in Charleston and traveled inland to Charlotte, taking down over 80,000 trees and leaving us without power for a week. According to the National…

Fall Planting for Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

If you’re looking for a perennial that is low-maintenance, blooms repeatedly for years with little attention, tolerates the heat and drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, look no further than the daylily! Daylilies are known for their hardiness and their big, colorful blooms. The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day”…

‘Woodsy and Wise’ Whimsical Fall Table

Happy September! Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer which means we’re closer to autumn’s arrival and my favorite season! I’m ready for a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu! In anticipation, I’m at the table as part of a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop this week! You can find more fall…

Meet Lola: 6 Pounds of Puppy Love

Happy Friday! Meet Lola, our new family member and 6 pounds of puppy love. ♥ When we said goodbye to Chloe in February, our hearts were broken. Thank you again for all your heartfelt comments and emails. I still get teary-eyed when I read them. Lola is a 13-week old Bichon Frise, like Chloe and…

In the Garden: Monarchs, Milkweed, Ladybugs and Aphids

It’s always a happy day in the garden when I spy a butterfly, especially a Monarch! Sunny ‘Hello Yellow’ Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) attracts lots of butterflies.  It also supplies us with volunteer plants that germinate in the spring from drifting seeds. Milkweed is the only host plant for Monarchs as the caterpillars feed exclusively on…

10 Must-Try DIYs and ‘Before and After’ Projects

Happy Monday! I’m sharing my Top 10 Must-Try DIYs and “Before and After” Projects! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating her 500th Metamorphosis Monday! Metamorphosis Monday, along with Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP, were the first link parties I joined 8 years ago when I started blogging and it continues to be weekly…