• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Broom Parking sign
    Halloween decor

    Broom Parking Sign

    It’s raining here. Again. Or should I say still. Today was the day to decorate my Halloween front porch, however since it’s so wet I thought my time would be better spent in the craft room. No, I’m not building…

  • Easy halloween Place Card
    Halloween,  Halloween decor

    Easy Halloween Place Cards

    A few weeks ago, I shared my Halloween Table with you.  I’m always on the look out for fun, inexpensive ways to present my place cards. This year, I found what I think are some really fun and easy Halloween…

  • it's been a bad week
    Halloween,  Halloween decor

    It’s Been A Bad Week

    It’s been a bad week here at the castle.  After a fun filled weekend in Oklahoma, I came home with a bug. The only thing I’ve gotten done is the beginnings of getting the partio spruced up for fall! In…

  • Halloween Mantle
    Halloween,  Halloween decor

    Halloween Mantle

    It’s officially fall. Finally! I’ve been waiting awhile for it. Here at the castle, we start off with a small amount of fall decor, swing into October with an overload of Halloween, and finally settle in for  a more traditional…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • pretty napkin rings
    home decor,  tablescapes

    Pretty Napkin Rings

    There is nothing quite like setting a pretty table. Pretty napkin rings. Fun Dishes. Colorful glasses and white plates. Beautiful flowers. Yes, please. I’ll take all of those.  However, pretty napkin rings and napkins may be my favorite part of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…