• DIY,  gardening,  Uncategorized

    Garden Hose Guide

    Hello my friends! Today is the first Wednesday of July. Which means that today is the DIY Challenge. This month’s theme is Summer. Which is right up my alley ’cause summer is my favorite time of year! Today I’ll be…

  • Seed Packets
    gardening,  home decor

    Seed Packets in the Kitchen

    May waved good-bye in the blink of an eye and June has waltzed her way in! Which means it’s time to bring out the summer decor. Sometimes that means a big change, sometimes a subtle one. Putting seed packets in…

  • Flowers, planter, birdhouse
    gardening,  home decor

    Getting Ready for Summer

    I feel like I blinked and Spring snuck out the backdoor, while Summer is racing in the front! The past month has been crazy. We’ve had a ton of rain, which has made getting the outside ready for Summer a…

  • spring in the garden

    Spring in the Garden

    We have been working so hard lately. Spring in the garden here at the castle is in full swing! This is truly my favorite time year in our back yard. As you can see everything is green and blooming. Lucky…

  • statue, geraniums, tiki lamp

    What’s Going On In the Backyard

    Hey friends! It’s been a crazy week here at the castle. Although, full disclosure, when is it not? I’m not entirely sure where to begin. So, I’ll start at the beginning by telling you exactly what’s been going on in…

  • I love terrariums

    I Love Terrariums

    Anybody who knows me well knows that I love to garden and I love glass. Which may be why I love terrariums. All that goodness rolled into one thing. Makes me so happy! My love of terrariums may date back…

  • Birdhouse remodel

    Birdhouse Remodel

    The weather was fantastic here at the beginning of the week. The Hubs decided to do a little yard clean up. While soaking up some beautiful rays The Hubs found this sad little birdhouse. It had definitely seen better days!…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • putting lipstick on the patio

    Putting Lipstick on the Patio

    Morning everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We sure did at the Castle.  Fun, family, and food. We even found ourselves putting lipstick on the patio! Lipstick? Blame my Granny. When anything needed a little…

  • summer backyard

    Summer Backyard

    Now that the rains have stopped and the weather has warmed up I’ve been working on my summer backyard. I swear we skipped spring here and have jumped right into summer. I’m not complaining, I’ll take warm weather any day.…

  • spring at the castle

    Spring at the Castle

    For the first time in awhile, it feels like spring at the castle! I’m so excited. Normally late April would find me in shorts, t-shirts and, if I feel like shoes, a cute pair of flip flops. Unfortunately, this has…

  • New rug on the patio

    New Rug On The Patio

    I have a new rug on the patio! Yay!!!  I am so excited. I know, it’s crazy that something so little, can make my day. Right now I get excited about anything that means I can work outside. Abnormally cool…

  • up- cycled planter

    Creative Planters

    Good morning! Do you know what day it is?  It’s Ten on the 10th. Ten fun bloggers sharing ideas for under $10.00 on the 10th of the month. Today we thought it would be fun to share creative planters with…

  • 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…

  • gardening

    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    How does your garden grow? Mine  is a little eclectic. A little unstructured. It’s definitely colorful. I try to make it as much like a ” steel magnolia” as I possible can. More and more it is definitely more native…

  • gardening

    Updating the Fairy Garden

    Instead of me saying that I’m updating the fairy garden, I should probably say I tried to update the fairy garden! I thought it would be so easy. Buy a few plants, clean out the planter, paint and repair the…

  • gardening

    A New Pot on the Patio

    I’ve got a new pot on the patio.  My new pot is cute, super trendy and and is not originally intended to be a flower pot. It’s a utensil caddy! This sweet caddy was calling my name, however I already…

  • gardening,  outdoor decor

    Sprucing Up the Front Porch

    I love sprucing up the front porch every spring. New flowers, a wreath, and few decorations. It makes the whole house look great. Y’all, I worked all afternoon in hopes that my front porch would be swoon worthy. In retrospect,…

  • gardening

    Working in the Garden

    I’ve been helping a friend paint her mom’s house this week. However, after work I’ve been working in the garden. The weather has been “perfect” for the plants.  Lots of rain, followed by lots of sun.  It’s one of the…

  • gardening,  home decor

    Ten on the 10th! Spring is Here

      It’s time for Ten on the 10th! Spring is here, so I’ve been stalking the isles in all stores for anything fun and new that doesn’t leave a gaping hole in my wallet. Mama needs new flip flops! This…