• garden flags,  home decor,  outdoor decor,  summer decor

    How To Make A Garden Flag

    I came to the hanging of garden flags late in the trend, but once I got there I was on board in a big way.  But I am picky.  Maybe even a little snobbish about my garden flags.  I usually go for the bold colorful, embroidered ones. No cheap printed signs for me! Every once in awhile I  will make one when I can’t find one that I love. Which is what happened recently. Today I will show you how to make a garden flag! Up until today, this is the garden flag flying at the castle. It had three of my favorite colors, was embroidered and I admit I…

  • 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…

  • above ground pool,  crafts,  lighting,  makeovers,  outdoor decor,  summer decor

    My Redneck Pool

    Remember when I shared my patio cover and new lights this year and you could see part of a “crop circle” in the photo?  The crop circle is the pad for my redneck pool. ( It’s only redneck because I thrive on super tacky pool decor!) I am a water dog. Texas summers have three temperatures – hot, humid and hotter. Some days I feel more like a lizard on a rock rather than a water dog. So a pool is high on this girls priorities.  We plan on moving in the next couple of years so an in the ground pool just doesn’t make sense financially. So  I did…

  • home decor,  Indoor plants,  summer decor

    Summer In The Living Room

    Record rainfall in Texas has kept me from working outside. What’s a girl to do? Well, work inside of course. I decided that instead of light therapy, I needed some summer in the living room! One of the easiest ways bring summer in the living room was to change out my pillows. I made these pillows last summer. I still love them, but I was ready for something a little different. So I made these leopard pillow covers. A little plain… I could add this ribbon flower lamp shade magnet for a little interest if I decided they were too plain. I liked them, they made a great neutral, but…

  • gardening,  lighting,  outdoor lighting,  summer decor

    Leaving the Night Light on…

    Before the never ending torrential rains that we have been having, we actually had a few good days that we were able to work in the back yard. I love being outside and as much as I love being outdoors during the day, if your family is anything like mine, you are outside as much in the evening. There is nothing better than great lighting during the evening hours. Today I want to share with you how I am leaving the night light on! I shared with you how we hung shade sails over the patio here. Well, despite my indecision I really do like it.  I still wanted to…