• flowers
    flowers,  gardening,  gifts,  home decor

    Friday Favorites

    Hey all, it’s FRIYAY! I hope that you are surviving this heat. Maybe a fun vacation? Or floating in a pool with a refreshing beverage.  Speaking of beverages, grab your favorite. Find a cool spot and check out my Friday favorites. My first Friday favorite is this super fun summer read. It’s release date is July 17. I laughed. I cried. Sometimes I did both at the same time. Pre-order yours now here.

  • fall decor,  flowers

    Fall Flowers on the Patio

    Fall flowers on the patio are a must here at the castle. We spend more time in the back yard than we ever do in the front. Plus, let’s face it. I just can’t resist all of the beautiful fall flowers that are in the nurseries right now! Beautiful mums, kale and even a few pansies are for sale everywhere right now. There are even pumpkins for sale. There is only one major problem. It still feels like 105 degrees here in Texas!

  • fall decor,  flowers,  outdoor decor

    Fall Front Porch

    My fall front porch is  slowly coming together. It’s still in the 90’s here, so it’s a little hard to shift from summer flowers to autumn leaves.   In fact, until this past weekend, you couldn’t find a mum or pumpkin for sale anywhere. My sister and I hit Walmart over the holiday weekend, I believe I may have burst her eardrum with my great big girl squeal when I saw all of the mums.  We came for folding chairs and left with mums!

  • fall decor,  flowers,  home decor,  Thanksgiving

    Fall Mantle

    I can’t believe that Halloween is over! Before you know it we will be getting our Christmas jingle on!  I packed all of the spooky and scary up, left the pumpkins out and started on my Thanksgiving decor.  The first place I started? My fall mantle. After putting away my Halloween decor and giving the mantle a good cleaning, I was left with my mantle basics – a long box and three candlesticks. I’ve tried different things on the mantle, but I always go back to these. The mantle is not very wide so I am limited as to what I can put up there. I add fall flowers, feathers,…

  • fall decor,  floral arrangement,  flowers,  home decor,  Pumpkin decor,  tablescapes

    Fall Table

    A few weeks ago I shared with you some of my fall decor, all except my dining room table. I gave you hints, but the dining room had so many pictures that I felt like it needed it’s own post to do it justice. Funny thing though, the longer I lived with it the more I took things off of the table. It just felt wrong. I couldn’t put my finger on it, so I decided to start over! I finally came up with a fall table that I could live with! This is the table before. Parts of it were to fussy. Parts were to plain. I just didn’t…

  • flowers,  home decor,  outdoor decor,  summer decor

    More Flowers On The Front Porch

    Have you all gone to the on-line store Antique Farm House? Well, you totally should! Lately I have bought a few things from them and I have to tell you that it is all I can do to wait for them to get here! Look what came in the mail a few days ago. I totally LURVE It.  And it really works too! Isn’t the detail on this just full of awesomeness? I shared this bucket full of flowers with you awhile back.  I told you that I would be putting it back up after the Fourth of July. And I did. The only negative I have about this bucket…

  • chairs,  flowers,  makeovers,  Painted furniture

    Getting the Backyard Summer Ready

    OK… we finally have had a few days to work in the yard. It is so rewarding getting the backyard summer ready.. you have no idea!  With all of the rain, I was beginning to have my doubts. The first thing I like to clean up – other than the flower beds – is one of my favorite places on earth – the patio. Or as my BFF Rox says ” the party-o”.  I made out great this year, usually I am buying new pillows, replanting all of the pots, and replacing anything that is totally worn out. Due to our unusually mild winter everything was in pretty good shape.…

  • flowers,  home decor,  Spring decor,  tablescapes

    15 Minute Decorating

    I don’t know about you, but there are times when I want to shake things up a little in the decorating department. Okay… let’s be honest, with me it is more often than not! Thing is – I don’t  always have a lot of extra time to pull it all together. But it can be done. Today I want to share with you what I call 15 minute decorating.  You know, the little things you can do in a short amount of time to decorate your home. Today I am working on a floral arrangement. Peonies are some of my favorite flowers! I saw these and decided that these were…

  • chairs,  flowers,  gardening,  makeovers,  Painted furniture,  repurposed furniture

    Garden Chair Makeover – Again

    Yay! It finally stopped raining so I can get out into my yard and start planting, pruning, rearranging and enjoying the sunshine.  This is my favorite time of year. Today I gave my garden chair a makeover – again! It’s not the first time this garden chair has had a makeover, and it probably won’t be the last either. This is what my chair looked like last year… well, at least it did when I decorated for fall. For the life of me I can’t find the original pic of when I first painted this chair. Mental note: photo re-organization in my future! As you can see Mother Nature took…

  • flowers,  home decor

    Dreaming of Spring

    Sorry this post is so late. Went out of town for a few days and thought that I would auto post! NOT! So forgive me if I am a few days late. I couldn’t help myself.  I usually walk right by the floral section at the grocery store. Not because I don’t like flowers, because I do. I would spend a fortune every week, especially now, because I am So. Over. Winter. After the past few weeks I feel like I need some serious light therapy. This time I couldn’t resist because I am dreaming of spring! So I bought these lovelies and put them in one of my garden…