• sewing

    How To Make a Hooded Towel

    hooded towel

    A few weeks ago, I featured a children’s hooded towel on the Ten+ on the 10th. I promised that I would share how to make a hooded towel with you soon. Well, today is that day! It really is super simple to make. Plus, your kids will love them. All you need is a bath towel, a hand towel, a sewing machine, scissors, ribbon and if you wish, embellishments. Step 1 Once you have gathered your supplies, find the center of your towel. Cut the towel in half. Honestly, if I were to do this again, I would cut it…

  • truck, painting, chinoiserie vases
    Art

    Painting With A Twist

    A few days ago, my friend Donna called and asked if I would like to go to a painting class at Painting with a Twist. Donna’s poor sister was set to go with her, but came down with Strep. Bad…

  • Flowers, planter, birdhouse
    gardening,  home decor

    Getting Ready for Summer

    I feel like I blinked and Spring snuck out the backdoor, while Summer is racing in the front! The past month has been crazy. We’ve had a ton of rain, which has made getting the outside ready for Summer a…

  • Summer is almost here
    summer

    Summer is Almost Here

    Summer is almost here. Spring has gone by with the blink of an eye and it’s almost time for school to be out, outdoor cookouts, swimming and cranking up the air conditioner. Today is Ten on the 10th. Y’all know…

  • Mother's Day gifts
    Uncategorized

    Mother’s Day Gifts

    Hey friends! Can you believe that it’s already May? I have to admit that this year seems to be flying by and May’s calendar is already FULL. Since Mother’s Day is a little over a week away, I thought that…

  • spring in the garden
    gardening

    Spring in the Garden

    We have been working so hard lately. Spring in the garden here at the castle is in full swing! This is truly my favorite time year in our back yard. As you can see everything is green and blooming. Lucky…

  • blue lamp in the living room
    home decor,  lighting

    Blue Lamps in the Living Room

    With all of the changes I’ve made this spring in our living room, it quickly became apparently that our old lamps just didn’t work anymore. I looked to buy new ones. I shopped The Castle ( home) for old ones.…

  • Glow in the dark Easter eggs
    Easter

    Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt

    Every year I try and send the nieces and nephews something fun for Easter. When they were all little, this was a fun and simple task. However, as they’ve moved into the teen years it has become a little harder.…

  • chair, curtains table, lamp
    home decor

    Recovering the Dining Room Chair Seats

    Hey y’all! I hope that you are having a great week. As per usual, it’s been pretty busy here at the castle. Lots of projects! Remember last February when I changed the curtains, which led to recovering the dining room…

  • Happy Easter Egg door hanger
    crafts,  Easter

    Egg-stra Special Door Hanger

    It’s Ten+ on the 10th, one of my favorite times of the month. Mainly, because I get together with a wonderful group of bloggers, who have the best ideas, and we get to share them with you! This month I’m…

  • statue, geraniums, tiki lamp
    gardening

    What’s Going On In the Backyard

    Hey friends! It’s been a crazy week here at the castle. Although, full disclosure, when is it not? I’m not entirely sure where to begin. So, I’ll start at the beginning by telling you exactly what’s been going on in…

  • blue and white bunny plate
    Spring decor,  tablescapes

    Spring Tablescape

    Now that spring is here it’s time to add a some new decor to the castle. I don’t know why, but I always seem to start doing a little tweaking and rearranging for each new season or holiday in my…

  • bunnies and chicks
    Easter

    Bunnies and Chicks

    Bunnies and Chicks, oh my! They are everywhere here at the castle. Spring is my favorite time of year, mainly because it’s the time of year where everything feels shiny and new. Now that Spring is here, that means two…

  • I Do Door Hanger
    crafts

    I Do Door Hanger

    Queen Sally has been planning a bridal shower for a couple of months now for her BFF’s son and his fiancĂ©. Sally and her BFF had both attended another Wedding shower ( seems like there is something in the water…

  • crafts,  Easter

    How To Make An Easter Bunny Wreath

    Hi Friends! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. Temps were mild here, but it finally feels like Spring is on it’s way! Which means that it’s time to break out the spring decor and make a few…

  • New Things at the Castle
    home decor

    New Things at the Castle

    There are so many new things at the castle right now. The Hubs is super excited. Well, not really , but a girl can dream right? I bought a new chair last week. The chair was in store, so we…

  • Easter bunny table runner
    Easter,  home decor

    Easter Bunny Table Runner

    Can you believe that Spring is here? Easter is just around the corner so I’ve been doing a little shopping. I recently shared some fun Spring finds with you recently, if you missed it you can see those here. One…

  • Ten on the 10th
    Spring decor

    Happy Spring!

    Happy Spring, y’all! Well, it’s almost spring… I know this because my birthday is on the first day of Spring. Okay, I also know it because my garden is starting to green up and my trees are budding. I am…

  • My Living Room is Blue
    home decor

    My Living Room Is Blue

    On Tuesday morning my living room looked like this. My living room decor for the past few years has been mostly neutrals with a dash of black and a pretty green turquoise. Today, my living room is blue! In fact,…

  • fire place
    curtains,  home decor

    Problems in the Dining Room

    In my last post I shared with you my plans for refreshing the dining room. If you missed that you can find that here. Today I’m giving you an update on my progress, or rather I should say my problems…

  • fabric
    home decor

    Refreshing the Dining Room

    This is the story of refreshing the dining room. There is nothing majorly wrong with it, it just needs a little up date. A few years ago my family bought me this rug that I had been drooling over for…

  • rabbit
    random

    Things That Make Me Happy

    Lately, it’s been crazy here at the castle. A few trips to Austin to see the eldest son, a Queen’s trip and an up coming trip to Oklahoma make it hard to do a lot of projects, that’s for sure!…