• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • tile
    home decor

    Not Getting Anything Done

    I’m not getting anything done here at the castle! I’ve got about a thousand irons in the fire. All in different stages of completion. Last weeks cold kept me down for the count, however I’m feeling better and hoping to…

  • 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…

  • home decor

    A Little/Big Boy Room

    My sweet niece is now the mother of three little boys. All 5 and under! Once she knew she was pregnant with her third boy, she started rearranging and decorating the boys rooms. Her 2 year old was about to…

  • kitchen island
    home decor

    My Trip To IKEA

    When my son recently asked if I would make a trip to IKEA with him, of course I said yes! Who could turn down the opportunity to spend time with their son and shop at the same time? Not me.…

  • black botanicals
    home decor,  Murals

    Black Botanicals

    The weather is still a little cool here in North Texas. Yesterday it hailed and rained! Since I am in the house until the weather clears up a bit, I’ve decided to work on framing some black botanicals. I purchase…

  • just a few things
    flowers,  gardening,  home decor

    Just A Few Things

    I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! Normally, the day after Easter has me putting away the bunnies and starting to work in my garden. However, the weather isn’t co-perating. It’s cold! So, today I’m going to share…

  • easter chalk board
    home decor

    Spring at the Castle

    It’s spring at the Castle. Finally! Spring is my favorite season, tied with summer. There are a couple of reasons that I love spring so much. First, my birthday is March 20, the first day of spring. Woo Hoo! Second,…

  • blue front door
    home decor

    Painting the Front Door Serene

    I finally did it. I ended up painting the front door Serene blue! You all know I’ve been waffling back and forth on the color. Should I just repaint it black? Or go with something daring like turquoise? Maybe navy?…

  • little bunny on the front porch
    home decor

    Little Bunny on the Front Porch

    I have the cutest little bunny on the front porch!  Not a real bunny, thank goodness, but a bunny door hanger. My friend, Roxanne, and I went to lunch yesterday. After lunch we decided to stop in World Market and…

  • decorating Beep's nursery
    home decor

    Decorating Beep’s Nursery

    My niece Laura, and her family, have been renovating an older farm house for the last six months. It’s finally finished so my sisters and I spent the past weekend decorating Beep’s nursery! Well, we didn’t just decorate Beep’s nursery.…

  • home decor

    Decorating the Shelves

    A few weeks ago, I changed out the white sofa table for a brown console with drawers and shelving.  I decorated the top but put off decorating the shelves for awhile!   I wanted to find things I loved, not…

  • New Lamp in the Bathroom
    home decor

    New Lamp in the Bathroom

    I have a new lamp in the bathroom.  I know, not where you would normally put one, but I love this look. Plus, they make great night lights for company! I’ve been looking for a new one for awhile for…

  • new bedroom barn door
    home decor

    New Bedroom Barn Door

    We have a new bedroom barn door! You have no idea how excited I am! It’s Been in the works for over a year now. I know that a year is a really long time, but I just couldn’t decide…

  • the agony of defeat
    home decor

    The Agony of Defeat

    You all know that I occasionally like to try a craft off of Pinterest. Fab or Fail. Well, let me tell you that this one was so far beyond a fail that I’m calling it the agony of defeat! It’s…

  • living room furniture
    home decor

    Rearranging the Furniture in the Living Room

    Rearranging the furniture in the living room is problematic for several reasons. A corner angled fireplace. A Wall of windows. An open concept. A stairwell wall. See what I mean? Over the years I’ve come to terms with furniture placement…

  • The DIY Homeplanner
    home decor

    The DIY Home Planner

    I am so excited to share with you KariAnne Wood’s, of Thistlewood Farms, new book The DIY Home Planner! The DIY Home Planner is not out yet, but it will be soon. I promise you that this little book will…

  • Office
    home decor

    Recovering Two Stools

    Recovering two stools has required quite a bit of motivation on my part. Recovering? Not Reupholstering? The definition of recovering is: to restore to or return to normal or to restore ones state of mind. Since these two projects have…

  • Adrianna's coat rack
    crafts,  home decor

    Adrianna’s Coat Rack

    We all know that children’s rooms can get a little chaotic. Okay, a lot chaotic, messy,  and unorganized in a very short amount of time.  My sweet niece is getting ready to move into her new house soon, fingers crossed,…

  • decorated painted door
    home decor

    Roxanne’s Room

    Recently, my BFF Roxanne and I were complaining that we feel like a hamster on a wheel. A lot of motion, but not getting a lot done! So we decided to band together and help each other accomplish our mound…

  • library shelves and chairs
    home decor

    The Office is Done!

    It only took 2 years, but the office is done.  I never thought I’d be that girl who was frantically working on a room right before the holidays, but I was. We were frantically finishing up Wednesday evening mere hours…