• The Great Pumpkin Part 2
    fall decor,  Pumpkin decor

    The Great Pumpkin Part 2

    Today I’m sharing the great pumpkin part 2 with you. It’s still hot here, but I’m dreaming of cooler weather, fall leaves, football, dragging out the fall decor and making pumpkins. A few weeks ago I decided that my fall decor needed a little sprucing up. So, I thought that making a few new pumpkins and sharing them with you seemed like a lot of fun! Last week I shared with you how to paint a pumpkin. If you missed it you can go here. This week I’m sharing how to glam your pumpkin up! I started with this beautiful velvet teal pumpkin. Pretty on it’s own, however a little…

  • Uncategorized

    Beep’s 1st Birthday

    The Hubs and I made a quick trip to Oklahoma to celebrate Beep’s 1st birthday. It’s hard to believe that she’s already a year old. For those of you who don’t know, Beep is my great niece. And we are all in love with her! The theme of Beep’s birthday was Boho Wild One. Which for me, meant lots of turquoise, flowers, arrows, feathers, tee pees and a ton of color! I have to say, it was a very fun theme which I would love to share with you. Or, at the very least, the highlights!

  • The Great Pumpkin
    Art,  Pumpkin decor

    The Great Pumpkin

    If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been obsessed with pumpkins of late. I don’t want to put them out yet, I just want to buy them. You know, so I’ll be ready when I do want to put them out. Then, I had a thought. What if I shared  pumpkins with you? Specifically, how to get the great pumpkin? Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing how to make some fun and interesting pumpkins with you. Today, I’m sharing how to paint a pumpkin. I’ve got a lot of pictures, so grab a drink, sit back and enjoy!

  • Grandma shirley's piano
    Painted furniture

    Grandma Shirley’s Piano

    This is the story of Grandma Shirley’s piano. The story of how it came to be is actually pretty funny considering that  I don’t even play the piano, however almost all the women in my husbands family do! I purchased this piano from a local school that was having a garage sale.  When I purchased it I had another piano sitting in my house and had just sold one that was in my study. So why buy another one? That’s a good question!

  • 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!

  • Patio Furniture
    outdoor decor

    New Outdoor Patio Furniture

    I have new outdoor patio furniture! A week or so ago I shared with you my crazy Walmart adventure about buying patio furniture. If you missed it you can see it here. The short version is that I bought patio furniture and it had multiple parts missing. The Hubs called the furniture makers and they agreed to ship us all the missing parts. Free! It sat just like this on the back patio for a week and a half. Good news. The parts came in on Friday!

  • 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.

  • office,  organization

    Making Office Organization

    My  youngest sweet sister is a minister. A year ago, her daughter got married and moved out of the house. Which left an empty bedroom available for my sister to make into a home office. Over the past year, sister has been collecting pieces to make her office functional and fun. Today we are sharing how we’ve been making office organization for her. The cute kind! What could be more functional or cute than a gate?  A couple of coats of seaside spray paint and the gate  was ready to go!

  • Beeps tee pee
    children's furniture

    Beep’s Tee Pee

    I can’t believe it. Beep is almost one year old. Please, stop time! I’ll say this, birthday parties sure have changed since my boys were small. A few friends, family and a Big Bird birthday cake were all we generally had. Today, it’s more of an extravaganza! Beep’s party theme is Boho. Lots of florals, feathers and bling. We even have a special place to hold the gifts. Beep’s Tee Pee! Once my niece, Laura, had chosen her theme. Her elves, Granny, GT, and Aunt T, got busy helping Mom make the extravaganza happen. We started with these sweet hand made invitations.

  • chairs
    children's furniture

    Beep’s Adirondack Chairs

    I’m happy to say that I have a lot of projects going here at the Castle. I tend to get a little lazy when the weather starts to get hotter. And boy, is it hot! The past few days have had me painting Beep’s Adirondack chairs. Last week on my visit to the grocery store, I spied these sweet miniature Adirondack chairs. They are just the perfect size for Beep!

  • 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.

  • fireworks
    4th of July

    How To Deal With A Holiday Hangover

    I hope that you had a wonderful  4th of July weekend. We sure did!  We started the Friday before the 4th and celebrated all weekend into the week. Now that it is all over, I’m learning how to deal with a holiday hangover. No! Not that kind of hangover. More the I’ve worn myself plumb smooth,gained ten pounds, had so much fun kind. I’m certainly not complaining though. I would do it again in a heartbeat! So what did we do? Quite a lot!

  • 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.

  • patio
    4th of July

    Last Minute 4th of July Decor

    It’s been so hot here in North Texas that I’ve been hard pressed to do anything but float in the pool. My procrastination is why I spent the last weekend getting all of my last minute 4th of July decor completed. Well, that and my sweet sister is coming in for the weekend. I started with the front porch and worked my way through the castle. Sprinkling a little 4th of July cheer as I went.

  • 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!

  • Uncategorized

    What I’ve Been Reading

    Since it is summer and a few of you will be looking for a good read, I couldn’t wait to share with you what I’ve been reading. As a former librarian and a lover of books, I read a lot! So when I saw that Melissa Radke was looking for people to be on her new books launch team, I signed up as fast as I could! Y’all I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got the email from Melissa telling me I was in!

  • 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…