• ear bobs, gold lame' and go go boots
    home decor

    Ear Bobs, Gold Lame’ and Go Go Boots

    Ear Bobs, Gold Lame’ and Go Go Boots. All three remind me of my Granny. She hated being called Granny, but pulled her big girl pants up and embraced it anyway.  As they say in the south, she was whiskey in a tea cup. So why am I telling you this? Have you ever seen something that not only reminded you of someone, but also made you nostalgic for that person? That happened to me recently and I can’t help but share that story!

  • How to make damask pumpkins
    crafts,  fall decor,  home decor

    How To Make Damask Pumpkins

    I promised that I wouldn’t share any more pumpkins with you this fall. However, I saw some recently and thought “Hey, I could make those”. Then I thought that maybe you would like to make some too.  So today I’m sharing how to make damask pumpkins! These mini pumpkins were super easy to make and are the perfect decoration in my dining room. 

  • Random fall decor
    fall decor,  home decor

    Random Fall Decor

    The Queens, my 7 besties, get together and it’s a free for all. Lots of laughing, lots of sharing and lots of talking. Sometimes, one thing leads to another and one of us is compelled to share about something totally unrelated to the current subject. Which is so confusing. We have decided that when this happens we are required to shout “Random” before we introduce that subject. Today I’m shouting Random, because I’m sharing Random fall decor! I shared my fall front porch with you last week. I had originally wanted some white mums for the front porch. However, I couldn’t find them anywhere! Until today.

  • early fall in the dining room
    fall decor,  home decor,  tablescapes

    Early Fall in the Dining Room

    Happy September y’all! I hope that you had a fun Labor Day weekend. We had a fun weekend, however you know I fit in a little time to decorate for early fall in the dining room. Well, lets be honest. I found time to sprinkle a little early fall here and there all over the castle! Even though it’s hot here in Texas, September definitely signals fall leaves, pumpkins, mums and hopefully cooler temperatures.

  • fall place setting
    fall decor,  home decor,  tablescapes

    Setting an Early Fall Table

    If you’ve followed along with me recently, you know I’m really holding myself back on pulling out the fall pumpkins. However, next week is September. Which for me means busting out the fall decor. So today I want to show you how easy setting an early fall table is. But before the sharing begins, I want to tell you a quick story. One of the best things about blogging is “meeting” new friends. I’ve truly made some of the best of friends, even if I’ve never met them in person.  I love reading their post, comments and the great ideas that I receive from them. One of those peeps for…

  • trash to treasure vanity
    hand painted furniture,  home decor,  Painted furniture,  Uncategorized

    Trash to Treasure Vanity

    I’m not sure if you know it or not, but I started this blog to promote my furniture restore business four years ago. Over time the blog has morphed into more of a life style blog. However, there are still days /weeks where I’m swamped with furniture makeovers. That’s this week. Today I’m sharing a trash to treasure vanity makeover. A friend texted me asking if I  had seen this vanity in the trash down the street. Nope, I had not. So I hopped into the car and went to do a little dumpster diving. This is what I found!

  • table
    home decor,  Painted furniture

    A Magic Table Before and After

    I’ve got a magic table before and after to share with you today!  Why is it a magic table? Because if you pull on it’s legs, it changes sizes.  It took me forever to figure it out. I even called my neighbor who gave it to me to ask how it worked. I kind of felt like I need to take an advanced math class to figure it  out!

  • My new favorite artist
    Art,  home decor

    My New Favorite Artist

    I have had love affair with art my entire life. I love making art, looking at art and I love finding new artists that inspire me. This past week I found my new favorite artist at the grocery store! I know it sounds crazy but it’s the truth. My new favorite artist is Roxanne Spradlin. Many of you may know and love her work, however she’s new to me.

  • All I wanted was spray paint
    home decor,  outdoor decor

    All I Wanted Was Spray Paint

    I had one goal, just one. All I wanted was spray paint from Walmart. That’s it. In and out. Unfortunately, I decided to go through the garden center. Why? Because it’s less crowded, right? It was less crowded, it also had a HUGE sale on patio furniture. That I didn’t need!!! Y’all know that I can’t pass up a good sale.

  • a different kind of tissue holder
    home decor,  mason jar

    A Different Kind of Tissue Holder

    Today I want to share a different kind of tissue holder with you. Since I’ve been hiding inside due to the heat, I’ve been on Pinterest. Imagine that! If I’m not on Pinterest I’m stalking my favorite bloggers checking out their latest posts. This is the standard tissue holder here at the Castle. Not that inspiring, is it? Have you been to the blog Redhead Can Decorate? Julie has the cutest house. This week she shared how to make a 5 minute tissue holder. I was hooked! I had to try and make one for myself.

  • mantle
    4th of July,  home decor

    How To Make a Patriotic Banner

    Happy 4th of July everyone! Well, actually it’s the 3rd, but around these parts everyone celebrates the 4th on the 3rd. Confusing much? I agree! I had a few people ask how to make a patriotic banner like the one I shared last week. So I decided to share how to make one, just in case you want a quick inside project to beat the heat!

  • 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.

  • centerpiece
    4th of July,  Holiday decor,  home decor

    4th of July Kitchen

    Last weekend was Uncle Kahron’s annual BBQ.  Otherwise known as the Lagaly Family BBQ. The BBQ was so much fun and it was awesome to get to be with all 28 in attendance!  We slept 16 here at the castle. We joke every year that if we get anymore sleeping over we will be sleeping on the pool floats! All joking aside, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Now that the Lagaly family BBQ is over, it is time to decorate for the 4th of July.  My 4th of July kitchen is one of my favorite places.

  • summer front porch rug
    home decor

    Summer Front Porch Rug

    It’s hot here in North Texas! No worries though, I’ve been getting a lot of projects done. Inside! My latest project wasn’t really meant to be a project. I wanted to put a out a new summer front porch rug. Which should have been easy. Right? Turns out to be a little more complicated than I would have thought.

  • art in the guest bathroom part 2
    home decor

    Art in the Guest Bathroom Part 2

    There is nothing that will light a fire under me to get things done than having company. It’s time for The Hubs annual family BBQ, which means we will be sleeping around 16 of the 35 invited. So I’ve been working overtime to get things put together here at the castle. I recently shared with you my failed attempt at art in the guest bathroom, so I only felt it fair to redeem myself and share the art in the guest bathroom part 2! This was my first attempt. Ever have one of those “what was I thinking moments”? Well, this was mine! Thankfully I found something I like much…

  • garden flags,  home decor

    Make a Floral Garden Flag

    Good Morning! It’s one of my favorite days of the month – Ten on the 10th. I love this day because I get to see what all of the talented ladies in the group are doing. They do inspire me! Our theme this month is Flowers. With that in mind, today I’m sharing how to make a floral garden flag with you. Not gonna lie, I have a ton of pictures. So grab something cold to drink and find your favorite chair!

  • partio rules
    gardening,  home decor

    Partio Rules

    Last week I shared a few things that we added to our shade patio. If you missed it, you can see those here. After we added the hanging baskets to the shed, it looked a little bare. It definitely need a little something to fill in the blank space on the wall. What better than to post the partio rules! Yes, you read that right. Instead of a patio, we have a partio! What is a partio? It’s basically a patio, but you have so much more fun on a partio. My BFF Roxanne and I decided many years ago that we no longer had mere patios. Too proper for us…

  • flowers
    home decor

    The Week I Lost My Mojo

    This is the week I lost my mojo. What? Even golfers get the yips. Or is that baseball players? Years ago tennis player Andy Roddick lost his. I know this because I saw the commercials of Andy missing the ball and bumping through life. What exactly is Mojo? Wikipedia defines it as a magic charm. If I ever had a “magic charm”, I’ve certainly lost mine! Don’t get me wrong, I got a lot done this week. Just not that many things that I would call sharing worthy. Ever had one of those weeks? All I can say was the week started off well and then took a different direction.

  • Getting Ready for Memorial Day
    Holidays,  home decor

    Getting Ready for Memorial Day

    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!

  • Mini Guest Bathroom makeover
    home decor

    Mini Guest Bathroom Makeover

    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!!!

  • My Dad's toolbox
    home decor

    My Dad’s Toolbox

    A few weeks ago my sisters and I went through my Dad’s things. Some things we kept and some we sold. When it came time for me to choose what I wanted it was hands down my Dad’s toolbox! Actually, I chose two of them. I think my sisters thought that I was crazy! They were dirty and beat up. The trash can was definitely calling!

  • tile
    home decor

    Updating the Guest Bathrooms

    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.