• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • painting the nightstand
    home decor,  Painted furniture

    Painting the Nightstands

    A few weeks ago, I shared that I replaced the quilt on my bed. Which led to me buying a new dust ruffle. Unfortunately, the dust ruffle was a little too short. So, I bought a new bed.  At this point, I am sure that you know where I’m going. Now, none of the furniture matches. Which leads me to painting the nightstands! Now before you think that I’ve totally lost my mind by buying a new bed to fit the dust ruffle, you should know that I have been thinking of replacing my bedroom set since I moved into my house 12 years ago. In fact, I bought a…

  • My house is in transition
    home decor

    My House is in Transition

    My House is in transition!  You know, when your between decorating seasons, but ready to gear up for another one? Thankfully, Halloween is put away and fall is down to a bare minimum. I’m totally gearing up to get my Christmas on! The fall front porch is staying until the last possible minute to decorate for Christmas. I love the decorative cabbage, the pansies and the sweet faces of the violas!

  • Thanksgiving table
    fall decor,  home decor

    The Week That Was

    This is the story about the week that was. I certainly hope that it’s over anyway! I hate to complain because all of our issues, for the most part, were first world problems. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all bad. I did have quite a few pick me ups to get me over the less than fun parts for sure!

  • The tale of two dust ruffles
    home decor,  kitchens

    The Tale of Two Dust Ruffles

    Yesterday was definitely a Monday. I had two things to do, just two. Make a quick trip to Lowe’s to get paint to finish up a child’s table and chairs. And plant some plants I purchased on Saturday. Neither of those happened. Instead, my gas cook top blew up. Which leads me to the tale of two dust ruffles. Have I confused you yet? If my BFF Roxanne had been with me, it would definitely been another of our Lucy and Ethel adventures. Unfortunately, this one is all on me!

  • How to make a witch's broom
    Halloween,  Halloween decor,  home decor

    How To Make A Witch’s Broom

    Last week I made the cutest broom parking sign. However, it’s been raining too much to even think of putting it out, until today. With a brief window of time before the next round of rain, I knew it was time to put out this sweet sign. Now that the broom parking sign is hung, all that is missing are a few witch’s brooms to park! Today I’m sharing how to make a witch’s broom. Much to my surprise, making a witch’s broom was super easy and a lot of fun!

  • 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!