• 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 here in North Texas!) where they had the cutest I Do door hanger on the front door. Queen Sally wondered if we could make something similar for her upcoming shower? Of course, we can! If you want to make one too, here’s your Supply List: 3″ ribbon 2″ ribbon Wooden Letters D ring Hot glue and glue gun Staple gun Scissors Normally, I would share the finished project with you…

  • 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 items for Spring. Today I’m sharing how to make an Easter Bunny wreath! Have you seen all of the cute bunny wreaths that are on Pinterest right now? One of my favorite was one made using pom poms! So cute. However, in full disclosure, I’ll admit that there was no way that my attention span would allow me to make that many pom poms. So this girl decided to…

  • 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 could take it home, however the ottoman had to be ordered. It came in yesterday. Love, love, love it. The new rug that was ordered last week also arrived. The colors are perfect, but I’m still adjusting to it. It is sooooo different from any rug that I’ve had before that it may take a little while. However, it is super soft and Sadie loves it! Last week I also…

  • 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 of my fun finds was an Easter Bunny table runner. Super cute, but I had seen a similar one on-line that had some fancy bunny tails and you know I wasn’t going to let these little bunnies have plain tails! This project t is so easy! It would be an awesome project for not only you , but for a pre-teen looking for a fun project. All you need is…

  • 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 so ready! It is also Ten on the 10th! A great big thank you to Benita from Chasing Quaintness for hosting this month. If you don’t know Benita, hop on over to her site and check her out. Not only is she talented, she is hilarious. My kind of girl! This months theme is Spring. When I think of Spring, I think of Easter and gardening. So naturally, I couldn’t…

  • 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, it started looking a lot bluer by Tuesday evening! I blame it on my hip. Unfortunately, I tend to curl up on the sofa and as I’ve gotten older my hip doesn’t like it! It was suggested that I sit in a chair that I couldn’t curl up in. One big problem: this was the only chair in the room that wasn’t The Hubs recliner. While it’s really pretty, it…

  • 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 in the dining room. It started out so well. The curtains were cut, sewn and hung in an hour and a half. At this point, I was thinking I was the queen of the refresh. Oh, how the might fall! Next up, I started removing the material on the dining room chairs. Now, here’s where things went sideways. I removed the blue material, only to discover that the chairs were…

  • 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 Mother’s Day. I loved it. It added the perfect pop of color that the previous all blue toned room needed. But something was off. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Two years. Two years of walking by, decorating for holidays, eating family dinners and still feeling like I was wearing an uncomfortable pair of cute high heels! Until this morning. This morning I was drying my hair, looking at…

  • 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! Since no major projects have been completed, I thought it might be fun to share a few things that make me happy. Recently, a sweet friend gifted me this towel. She said it just reminded her of me. I love it. I love to cut out fun vinyl decals for my RTIC tumblers. This past week, I found this pretty patterned vinyl at Hob Lob! They had several different patterns,…

  • Beaver's Bend Oklahoma
    travel

    Beaver’s Bend, Oklahoma

    This past week the Queens and I made a trip to Beaver’s Bend Oklahoma to celebrate the January birthdays. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that we went to Beaver’s Bend State Park, which is a lake surrounded by hills, pines and lots of cabins. The two main towns around the lake are Broken Bow and Hochatown. Y’all this is truly a beautiful area! The cabin we rented was called Stairway to Heaven. You might think, as did we, that it was just a cute name given to the, cabin. Nope! It was given that name because it was at the top of a very steep hill. A…

  • Let the shenanigans begin
    Holiday decor,  home decor

    Let The Shenanigans Begin

    Now that Valentine’s Day is over it’s time to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s one of my favorite because it’s such a happy holiday. With all of the green, it reminds me that spring is just around the corner. At this time of year I am soooooo ready for some Spring weather! So, as my chalkboard sign says, let the shenanigans begin! In years past I have used a green “pot of gold” and put an Oxalis plant in it for my table centerpiece. Unfortunately, when I went to my local nursery there were no Oxalis plants to be had. I thought that maybe it…

  • I love terrariums
    gardening

    I Love Terrariums

    Anybody who knows me well knows that I love to garden and I love glass. Which may be why I love terrariums. All that goodness rolled into one thing. Makes me so happy! My love of terrariums may date back to my short lived membership in 4H. I joined at the end of school my 5th grade year, just in time to make a terrarium in an old 5 gallon pickle jar and an ill fated homesick trip to camp. I was hooked on the terrarium, even if 4H was not for me. Recently, I was cleaning out a cabinet and came across this glass container and thought it would…

  • my favorite material in the bathroom
    home decor

    My Favorite Material In The Bathroom

    Hey all! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and your start to the week is awesome. The weather here this past weekend was cold and wet, so it only made sense to stay inside where it was warm and add my favorite material in the bathroom! I recently added this material to a new seat for the bathroom, if you missed it you can see it here. It’s been along time since I found a fabric that I love as much as I do this one. I want to girl squeal every time I see it. Silly, I know! Honestly, I thought that I had a picture of…

  • ten on the 10th
    furniture

    Thrift Store Find

    It’s Ten on the 10th! Which would normally mean that ten bloggers share awesome ideas on the 10th of the month for under $10.00. However, this month we have 13 bloggers participating. Woo Hoo! Bonus for us. Our theme is a Thrift Store find, which is totally up my alley! I didn’t actually go thrift store shopping because, well, my garage is already full of thrift store finds. I had this sweet little chair that was beyond repair and thought that it would make an awesome little stool! First, we was sawed off the back of the chair and sanded it. Next, a few coats of white paint gave it…

  • Birdhouse remodel
    gardening

    Birdhouse Remodel

    The weather was fantastic here at the beginning of the week. The Hubs decided to do a little yard clean up. While soaking up some beautiful rays The Hubs found this sad little birdhouse. It had definitely seen better days! Now, I could have looked at this sad, dirty and moldy thing and tossed it in the trash. Instead, I decided to do a birdhouse remodel! The first order of business was to remove the mold. First thought? Bleach. However, Bleach is a harsh chemical and the wood on the birdhouse was already in sad shape. Hydrogen peroxide is suppose to be a good cleaning solution, so I decided to…

  • Mother Nature Is messing with me
    flowers,  gardening,  home decor

    Mother Nature is Messing With Me

    It was a beautiful 80 degree day here in Texas yesterday. After weeks of cold temps and gray days, it sure was welcome. It feels so much like Spring. I love it! But I know that Mother Nature is just messing with me, before long it will be cold again. After all, it is Texas in February. It was way to pretty to stay inside all day, so I headed out to do a little work in the garage. While there, a few things caught my eye. My fringe flowers were going crazy! My cabbages are so huge and pretty this year! Don’t you love that purple? My mint is…

  • One of those weeks
    home decor

    It’s Been One of Those Weeks

    Between jury duty and pulling a hip muscle it’s been one of those weeks that I haven’t gotten anything done. Instead of my usual “here’s what’s going on at the castle” posts, I decided to share a few of my favorite things! At the beginning of January I shared how beautiful this Amaryllis was. Sadly, those beautiful blooms have come and gone. However, a few new shoots have shot up and I’m really hoping for round 2! Tuesday was jury duty. Unfortunately, Monday I pulled a hip muscle. I pulled up my big girl panties and hobbled my way through it. Thankfully, I was not chosen for the trial portion!…

  • Updating the master bedroom part 2
    home decor

    Updating the Master Bedroom Part 2

    When we last spoke, I was impatiently waiting the arrival of my new duvet and shams. Well, I am happy to say that they arrived last week and I got to spend the weekend updating the master bedroom part 2! This is what my master looked like last week. Cute, but it was time for a refresh. I couldn’t open the new duvet and sham up fast enough and get started. My new duvet cover and shams came from Pottery Barn. I have to say that in the past I have only purchased children’s bedding and quilts from them, so when I opened this up I was a tiny bit…

  • Updating the Master Bedroom
    home decor

    Updating the Master Bedroom

    In the past few months I’ve been slowly updating my master bedroom. Nothing major, just a few things here and there. This is a truly horrible picture from, when I changed out the bedding. We’ve had this faux cherry wood bedroom set forever. It is a little dinged, scratched and truly in need of an update. Last fall I changed out the comforter and the dust ruffle in preparation of the arrival of my new headboard. When the new headboard arrived, I started updating and painting the old bedroom furniture. I’m still painting furniture, I swear it’s the never ending job! Earlier this month, my BFF and I went to…

  • I Love Mardi Gras
    Mardi Gras

    I Love Mardi Gras

    I love Mardi Gras! I love the beads, the fun, the bright colors, the king cake and celebrating the Wise men finding the baby Jesus! As I’ve told you before, I fell in love with Mardi Gras many years ago when we visited some friends in Biloxi. Before then I thought it was all about beer, beads and Bourbon Street. And while for some it is, it is also a family celebration! Of course, my decorating starts with my front door. One of my favorite Mardi Gras decorations is the front door wreath. Which, of course, has a crown! Once you enter my home, to the left of the entry…

  • Valentine's Day decor

    Valentine’s Day Napkins

    Today I’m sharing my Valentine’s table with you. Specifically, my Valentine’s Day Napkins. No one could be more surprised than me! Full disclosure: I’m not much of a Valentine’s Day celebrator. I don’t like chocolate. Hey, don’t judge! I’m not really a sweet eater, with one exception. If you are standing in front of iced sugar cookies, girl you best get out of the way! I tell you all of this because I don’t normally decorate a lot for Valentine’s Day except for my kitchen table. As you can see from the above picture, my Valentine’s table decor is usually pretty simple This is what I started with. And to…

  • crafts,  home decor

    How To Make A Faux Boxwood Wreath

    Hey! As I write this it is a beautiful, but cold, sunny afternoon. After days of dreary cold, wet weather the sunshine is so welcome for this girl. I did manage to get a few things done with my enforced confinement indoors. One of which, I want to share with you today. How to make a faux boxwood wreath. I purchased this boxwood wreath on a trip to Magnolia years ago. While it wasn’t terribly expensive, it wasn’t inexpensive either. However, I use it all over the house. I’ve been super surprised at how versatile this little wreath has been! Shortly after the new year, my BFF Roxanne and I…

  • crafts,  Valentine's Day decor

    Mixed Media Valentine’s Decor

    It’s the first Ten on the 10th of the new year. I’m so excited! If you’re new here, that means that ten fun bloggers get together on the 10th of the month to share fabulous fun ideas for under $10.00. A great big thanks to Carol from Blue Sky at Home for hosting this month. This months theme is Valentine’s, so I’m sharing a fun and easy mixed media Valentine’s decor project. So, let’s get this party started! List of supplies: Wooden blocks of various sizes. I used scrap wood from The Hubs pile of scrap boards. Sizes varied from 8″x8″, 6″x6″ to 3″x3″. Paint colors of your choices. Paint…

  • home decor

    Cleaning Up After Christmas

    It’s funny how a project can take on a life of its own. We recently started a mini makeover in a guest bathroom. Everything was rocking right along until I pulled a muscle in my hip. Now everything, including cleaning up after Christmas, has come to a slow crawl. After a few days on the couch, I was determined ( and bored out of my mind!) to get a few things done. Things that I don’t have to bend over, twist, or lift to do. The first of which is getting my Happy Planner decorated for February. I always try to keep my planner ready a least a month or…