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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This is my inspiration photo. I love it. Let’s start with floor my tile decision. Continue reading →
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.
Like all of my Dad’s old toys! My Dad was a cowboy and apparently loved horses all of his life. Continue reading →
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
I found several cute mason jar door hangers but none were exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own!
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.
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 →
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!
You know, something unusual and fun. Maybe something that you wouldn’t normally consider for a planter!
The weather is still a little cool here in North Texas. Yesterday it hailed and rained! Since I am in the house until the weather clears up a bit, I’ve decided to work on framing some black botanicals.
I purchase this book a good six months ago. I knew that the beautiful pages would make awesome art work!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! Normally, the day after Easter has me putting away the bunnies and starting to work in my garden. However, the weather isn’t co-perating. It’s cold! So, today I’m going to share just a few things with you that I do have going on.
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.
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!
It’s spring at the Castle. Finally! Spring is my favorite season, tied with summer. There are a couple of reasons that I love spring so much. First, my birthday is March 20, the first day of spring. Woo Hoo!
Second, after a long winter there is nothing like my garden blooming and all things spring making an appearance inside the castle.
It’s Ten on the 10th! Where my 10 fun blogger friends and I share ideas under $10. This month we decided to share the one item that we decorate with that we can’t live without. I had the hardest time trying to figure out my favorite decorating item!