• Chalkboards,  chandeliers,  Holiday decor,  Holidays,  home decor

    Christmas In The Dining Room

       I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As soon as the turkey was polished off, the elves here at the castle got their Christmas decorating on. (There may have been a little shopping going on too…) I have so much to show you that I am going to break it down into several posts for fear of putting you in Christmas decorating overload. What can I say? I love Christmas! I’m starting with Christmas in the dining room. I normally do lots of glam red, white and silver in the dining room, but not this year. I didn’t intend to change it up. It just happened. It all started…

  • Holiday craft,  Holiday decor,  Holidays,  home decor

    DIY Christmas Friday #4

    Happy Black Friday to you! It’s DIY Christmas Friday #4, where I share a project with you that is super easy. I used to say it was so easy a monkey can do it, but apparently monkey lovers everywhere were offended! Crack. Me. UP!  Today’s project is a Pottery Barn hack on their Jingle pillow. I made my pillow out of drop cloth material, but the beauty of this project is that you can buy any pillow cover pre-made instead of making one. Using your computer, find a font that you like and print it off the size that best fits your pillow. Once I printed it off, I flipped…

  • crafts,  Holiday craft,  Holiday decor,  Holidays,  home decor

    DIY Christmas Friday #3

      It’s DIY Christmas Friday #3! You know where every Friday before Christmas we share a craft that is so easy even a monkey can do it? I’ve been decorating for Christmas like a mad woman here at the castle. When it came to putting up the stockings it occurred to me that our stockings were in pretty fair shape, but the fur babies stockings were pathetic. I’m talking toes up peeps! It was time for some new pet Christmas stockings!     There are a ton of cute pet stockings out there, but if I ordered on-line I’d have to wait forever to get them. Anything I could find…

  • crafts,  Holiday craft,  Holiday decor,  Holidays,  home decor,  tablescapes

    DIY Christmas Friday

    I can’t believe it, but it’s time to get your jingle on! Especially if you are going to make some of your Christmas gifts, crafts or decor. In keeping with the spirit, Fridays here at the castle, from now until Christmas, will be DIY Christmas Friday. The Queen has decreed it so! I’m starting with a craft that is so simple to do I’m almost embarrassed. At the same time it’s so dang cute I can’t help but share it with you! It’s a Christmas tree place card holder! Or you could just use it as a sweet decoration like I have it here. Here’s what you are going to…

  • Easter,  Holidays,  tablescapes

    Easter Table Centerpiece

    Woo Hoo! It is the First Day of Spring. Finally! Take that you crazy groundhog! Also, Happy Birthday to me! Yup, I am a true spring chick. I love this time of year. For me, my birthday starts it all off. Warmer weather, Easter, flowers blooming, baseball. Hey, it’s almost flip flop weather y’all! While I love being outside and working in my yard this time of year, I also try and bring some of that color and spring feeling into the house. One way to do that is with a spring/Easter table centerpiece. Here is what you are gonna need… A little fluff. You know the “filler”. I like…

  • Holiday decor,  Holidays,  home decor,  table linens,  tablescapes,  Uncategorized

    St. Patrick’s Day Decor

    Top o’ the morning to you! I love St. Patrick’s Day. I do. Rumor has it I have been to a lot a few Paddy’s day parades. Some I may or may not have been dressed up like a gypsy Queen ( thank you Sweet Potatoe Queens!) I love the beads, I love green, I love how everyone just wants to have a little fun for one day.  I love the thought that I might find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow… I MIGHT! I just don’t decorate for it like I do other holidays. I usually do my chalkboard and buy a few tiny gifts…

  • Chalkboards,  Holidays,  home decor,  Mardi Gras

    Happy Mardi Gras

    Happy Mardi Gras y’all!  I thank God for good friends.  In a former life my Hubs was a banker at a savings and loan. He was sent to Georgia for a banking conference and was fortunate enough to meet one of the best friends of his life, Dennis. Dennis was from the Gulf coast area and was more than happy to share his life and traditions with us. Before Dennis, I – like many others – thought Mardi Gras was a New Orleans, Bourbon Street thing. It is for some, but simply put, for a large majority it is the celebration of the three Wisemen finding the baby Jesus. Now…