• 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…

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    4th of July,  Uncategorized

    15 Minute 4th Of July Mantle

    Let’s be honest. While I love the 4th of July, I’m not one to do a lot of decorating for the holiday. I’m not really sure why. I justify my non-decorating with the thought that it’s a lot of decorating…

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    The Giveaway Winner

    I am so excited to announce the giveaway winner! Congratulations Tina Robinson Paige! Please contact me at tammy@patinaandpaint.com or Private Message me on Facebook with your mailing address! Until next time….

  • fall decor,  Uncategorized

    Decorating With Pumpkins

    Happy Fall y’all! I can’t believe that it is officially fall, especially as it is still in the 90’s here. Since it’s the beginning of fall, it’s time to start decorating with pumpkins. There are as many ways to decorate…

  • Happy Harvest Wreath
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    Happy Harvest Wreath

    Remember last week when I shared my Dollar Tree haul? I found so many good things, I couldn’t wait to get started using them. Today I’m sharing how I made a happy harvest wreath. It’s super easy, took less than…

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    Cordless Vacuum Review

    A cordless vacuum review isn’t normally the kind of thing I share with you. However, it occurred to me that if I was having a hard time deciding on which one to buy, that maybe you might be too. Now,…

  • pumpkin pillow
    Holiday decor,  Uncategorized

    It’s Too Early

    We put the Castle on the market a few weeks ago. Which has put quite a few of my projects on hold for awhile. Since I can’t work on projects, I have been shopping! Have you been shopping lately? All…

  • 4th of July,  home decor,  Uncategorized

    4th of July Table

    Summer is in full swing and the 4th is right around the corner. Slow your roll summer! With that in mind, I’m already planning my outdoor 4th of July table. I’m a big believer that just because it’s outside doesn’t…

  • umbrella, pool, baskets
    Father's Day,  Uncategorized

    I’m Taking a Break

    It’s official. I’m taking a break! We’ve been to crazy town and back the past two weeks. Getting ready to put the house on the market and hosting the annual Lagaly get together has been our main focus. However, I’m…

  • Mother's Day gifts

    Mother’s Day Gifts

    Hey friends! Can you believe that it’s already May? I have to admit that this year seems to be flying by and May’s calendar is already FULL. Since Mother’s Day is a little over a week away, I thought that…

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    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…

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    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!…

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    I’ve Updated My Privacy Policy

    Happy Friday morning to you!  Sorry that you are receiving the second blog post from me in one day, but I’ve got some important info for you! Yep, I’ve updated my privacy policy. I’m sure your inbox has been filled…

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    Last Person to Give Advice

    Okay, I’m going to give it to you straight. I’m the last person to give advice on fashion. Yet, here I am doing just that! It’s the Ten on the 10th! This months theme is Fashion. I have to admit…

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    Fun Things We Found

    It’s been over a year since we lost our sweet father. My sisters and I have slowly gone through his things little by little. It was over a year ago that we had to remove everything from the house, garage…

  • A little of this a little of that

    A Little of This A little of that

    When I sat down to write the post for today I realized something. I have been working hard here at the Castle, but haven’t finished one large project! I’ve been doing a little of this a little of that. The…

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    Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day

    I know it’s a little early to be decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m seriously ready for spring!  Monday it was so cold, in the 30’s. Today is a breezy 78! My Brella app told me to break out…

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    I’m on Fire!

    Have you ever had a week when all of the stars aligned and everything went just right? Well, this week was one of those weeks for me. I tell you, I’m on fire!  Well, as far as shopping goes. My…

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    The PERK Project

    Have you heard of The PERK Project? It is a wonderful project that my sweet friends Jemma from At Home with Jemma and Stacey from Poofing the Pillows started over the holidays. PERK stands for Positive*Encouraging*Real and Kindness. Something that…