• 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!

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Art

    Guest Room Art

    Finishing my guest room restyle has been a challenge y’all.  I have been working, with a few stops along the way, trying to mark off the projects one by one. One of the biggest challenges on my list was to find guest room art that I loved. Art that screamed “look at me, I totally rock!”. I have had this piece of art for some time now and I could never seem to find the right spot for it. I was hoping that the guest room was the perfect place. However, it just wasn’t giving me the wow factor I was looking for.

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    How to Fit Your Art to Your Picture Frame

    Happy Monday everyone!  I hope that each of you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Here at the castle I have been working on a ton of projects. I can’t wait to get a few of them finish to show you! One of the projects is getting new art together for my new eating area in the kitchen.  Being the super frugal gal that I am, I went to The Graphics Fairy.com for some really cool, free art.  If you haven’t been here, you need to go have a look at all of the wonderful free printable art that they have. WARNING – be prepared to spend hours there just looking!…

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    What I learned in Vegas!

    I recently vacationed with my sister and niece in Las Vegas.  Wow. First time to visit there and let me tell you I am still in sensory overload!  On my drive to meet up with my girls, I listened to a humorist Jeanne Robertson on finding the humor in every day.  Good thought right?  So, I decided to see if I could not only find the humor in everyday but also how good design ties in with every day!  I gotta say that I didn’t think that I  would find much design wisdom in Vegas but,  I was wrong!  Not only did I find a lot to of humorous things…

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    Funky TV Cabinet

    Good Monday morning to you!  It is freezing here in Texas… no really it is below freezing here.  After a wonderful Friday and Saturday, Sunday quickly turned cold with a little bit of sleet, rain, snow and sun.  I am sooooooo ready for Spring! Since I’ve had to move my projects indoors, I decided to do a project that I can honestly say  I had no idea what I was going to do with it!  NO. PLAN. AT. ALL.  I am the professional planner.  I rarely, if ever fly by the seat of my pants on anything!  Ever. I may not have all of the details nailed down, but I…

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    Things I Love!

    Every once in awhile I come across something I absolutely LOVE!  I have decided that some things are just too awesome to keep to myself , so being the wonderful person that I am I am going to share them with you… I recently came across a new App called Waterlogue and it is GREATNESS!  It costs $2.99, you can use it with Instagram or to create your own “water color” art prints! It works like this – you take a photo off of your photo stream, put it into Waterlogue and start creating!  So simple, so fun that you won’t want to stop playing with it! Here is an…