I’ve Updated My Privacy Policy

Happy Friday morning to you!  Sorry that you are receiving the second blog post from me in one day, but I’ve got some important info for you! Yep, I’ve updated my privacy policy. I’m sure your inbox has been filled with this kind of notification over the  past few days from your favorite bloggers.

If you are really into this kind of thing you can go to my home page and find my privacy policy there. ( I did type my fingers to the bone writing that thing!) If you have better things to do, let me break it down for you!

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Getting Ready for Memorial Day

As I was getting ready for Memorial day, I could not help but be thankful to all of the brave men and women who have served or are serving our country. There is not enough thanks in the world for what you do!


I’m a firm believer that getting ready for Memorial Day should be simple and easy. Here at the castle, we definitely have a low key Memorial Day.  Not a lot of decorating. More lets get together, have fun and eat some wonderful barbecue that the Hubs grills. Maybe swim or play a few games. I love every minute with my family!

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Mini Guest Bathroom Makeover

Our house is 14 years old! We bought the house when it was a year old. So we didn’t get to choose the flooring, walls etc. I loved a lot of it, but there were a few things that I have never loved. I have to admit a mini guest bathroom makeover has been in the cards for quite some time.


This is what the bathroom looked like before the makeover. Not bad. But I hated the floor.  I knew it could be so much better!!!

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Summer Backyard

Now that the rains have stopped and the weather has warmed up I’ve been working on my summer backyard. I swear we skipped spring here and have jumped right into summer. I’m not complaining, I’ll take warm weather any day.

patio furniture

I’m not done by any stretch of the imagination and it’s taken me a good month to get this far. However, I’m starting to make some headway! I started by giving my patio a little refresh. A good cleaning, a new rug, plants, and painting my back door were the perfect starting place!

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My Dad’s Toolbox

A few weeks ago my sisters and I went through my Dad’s things. Some things we kept and some we sold. When it came time for me to choose what I wanted it was hands down my Dad’s toolbox!


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Last Person to Give Advice

Okay, I’m going to give it to you straight. I’m the last person to give advice on fashion. Yet, here I am doing just that!ten on the 10th

It’s the Ten on the 10th! This months theme is Fashion. I have to admit that when I read the theme I almost took a hard pass until next month. On the girly scale I’m probably at the 30- 40% mark. Maybe! Let me give you a little background before I share my sage advice with you.

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Updating the Guest Bathrooms

I’ve been under the weather this week. So not much has gotten done if it can’t be done from the sofa. I hate weeks like this! Updating the guest bathrooms has been on my mind for quit sometime. Mainly, new flooring. I’m not fooling myself though. I know that once the flooring is done, I’m going to want to replace the ugly countertops. Of course, a new mirror would mean new lighting! See? That’s how it goes here at the castle.

updating the guest bathrooms


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Fun Things We Found

It’s been over a year since we lost our sweet father. My sisters and I have slowly gone through his things little by little. It was over a year ago that we had to remove everything from the house, garage and barn in less than a day! We went through a lot of stuff, threw a lot away and stored the rest in my sister T’s garage. This past weekend we went through everything and had an Estate sale. Boy, what a job! But, let me tell you about the fun things we found.

toy horse and cowboy

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Spring at the Castle

For the first time in awhile, it feels like spring at the castle! I’m so excited. Normally late April would find me in shorts, t-shirts and, if I feel like shoes, a cute pair of flip flops. Unfortunately, this has been a cold and wet month for the most part.

spring at the castle

Today is warm with very little wind. Truly the perfect day. Tomorrow it’s suppose to rain. Again. Sigh. However, while the sun is shining I’m taking the opportunity to play a little in my garden!

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A Little/Big Boy Room

My sweet niece is now the mother of three little boys. All 5 and under! Once she knew she was pregnant with her third boy, she started rearranging and decorating the boys rooms. Her 2 year old was about to get a little/big boy room!


The first order of business was to find furniture.  Her 2 year old’s crib turns into a full size bed, so she planed on moving the crib into the new room .   We found this diamond in the rough on Craig’s List. It was super sturdy.  Pretty? Not so much!

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My Trip To IKEA

When my son recently asked if I would make a trip to IKEA with him, of course I said yes! Who could turn down the opportunity to spend time with their son and shop at the same time? Not me.  How did my trip to IKEA turn out?

My Trip to IKEA

Pretty well, if I do say so myself! I bought a towel bar, a paper dispenser, cutting boards, and a door mat. Needless to say I could have bought so much more!

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Mason Jar Door Hanger

Have you noticed all of the cute door hangers lately? They are everywhere! If you haven’t  just check out Pinterest. It certainly has a ton to look at for inspiration. I’ve been looking for a small gift to give my sweet sisters and came across the perfect thing. A Mason Jar Door Hanger!

door hangers

I found several cute mason jar door hangers but none were exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own!

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New Rug On The Patio

I have a new rug on the patio! Yay!!!  I am so excited. I know, it’s crazy that something so little, can make my day. Right now I get excited about anything that means I can work outside. Abnormally cool temps, tons of rain and cloudy days have kept me indoors.

new rug on the patio

Not only have the rainy, cloudy days affected my working in the garden, it’s also done a number on my old patio carpet! As you can tell, my rug has seen better days. I blame Mother Nature.  Continue reading →

Creative Planters

Good morning! Do you know what day it is?  It’s Ten on the 10th. Ten fun bloggers sharing ideas for under $10.00 on the 10th of the month. Today we thought it would be fun to share creative planters with you!

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You know, something unusual and fun. Maybe something that you wouldn’t normally consider for a planter!

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A Little of This A little of that

When I sat down to write the post for today I realized something. I have been working hard here at the Castle, but haven’t finished one large project! I’ve been doing a little of this a little of that.

A little of this a little of that

The projects are all small. Some are unfinished. Many make me smile, some make me laugh!

So grab something cold to drink and take a look at a little of this a little of that!

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Decorating Beep’s Nursery

My niece Laura, and her family, have been renovating an older farm house for the last six months. It’s finally finished so my sisters and I spent the past weekend decorating Beep’s nursery!

changing table

Well, we didn’t just decorate Beep’s nursery. We did help hang art, clean, hang ceiling fans, light fixtures, microwaves and play with Beep. In other words, we had so much fun!

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