Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What a castle means to me, a reminder, and a free printable

I've been talking about castles lately on my blog. Like A LOT. So I thought it might be fun to explain a little more of what I think of when I refer to castle on my recent posts. 

I'm not referring to literal castles, like the ones built in different parts of Europe hundreds of years ago. Although wouldn't that be so cool to live in one? I've seen some pretty dreamy ones online but haven't yet had the pleasure to actually set foot in one. Maybe one day tho.

When I refer to a castle, I'm thinking of a place that is a peaceful retreat. It is like our fortified structure away from some of the stresses in the world. I want it to be a place that we feel completely comfortable in. No clutter. Everything in it's place. No fussing over dumb things. Put your feet up, let your hair down kind of home.

I can say that I am definitely making progress on making our house our "castle". I have been decluttering, getting ready for a yard sale and starting to organize like crazy. 

It never hurts to have a reminder of my goal tho right?

I saw this saying somewhere {sorry I don't have any idea who the author is} and I loved it.

"Any home can be a castle when the King and Queen are in love." 

I think it fits our home so good right now. I love my husband and my family so much. I want this home to be their castle. So it helps me remember the whole reason I am working hard on making our home more peaceful and comfortable. 

I decided to make a print with the saying to hang in our house.

I also made it where anyone can download this printable for free if anyone would like to. Just click here to download and print.

I can't wait to frame and hang this little reminder/art print up! 

I am or will be sharing with these Awesome Parties:
///Monday: Monday Funday Link Party @ Uncommon Designs / Made by you Monday @ Skip to my Lou / Sunday Showcase @ Under the table and dreaming by Stephanie Lynn/Take-a-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts / Get your Craft on Tuesday! @ Today's Creative Blog / Tutorials & Tips Party @ Home Stories A2Z 
///Tuesday: The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Carolyn's Homework / Share it link party @ The Winthrop Chronicles 
///Wednesday: Fall into Fall @ DIY By Design / Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style / We Did It! Wednesday @ Sew much ado / Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Creek Cottage/Hookin up with HOH @ House of Hepworths/ Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts / Show and Share Wednesday @ Semi Homemade Mom 
///Thursday: Thursdays are your days @ 52 Mantels / Party Time @ The 36th Avenue / Live, Laugh, {Linky} Thursday @ Live Laugh Rowe / Thursday's Temptation @ Two Yellow Birds Decor / Pinterest Power Party @ The Taylor House/Link Party Thursday @ Somewhat Simple/ Keep Calm and Link up @ Becoming Martha/Flaunt it Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring DecoratingShine on Fridays @ One Artsy Mama 
///Friday: Creative Inspirations Linky Party @ Embracing Change / Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest / Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home / I'm Lovin' It Fridays @ Tidy Mom / {What's Shakin'} link party @ Shaken Together / Funky Junk's Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors/Weekend wrapup party @ Tatertots & Jello 
///Saturday: Spotlight Saturday Link Party @ Classy Clutter /Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time / Overflowing with creativity @ It's overflowing /Think Pink Saturdays @ Flamingo Toes 
///Sunday: Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty /Making the world Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter  /CraftOManiac Monday @ CraftOManiac / Motivate me Monday @ Keeping it Simple


  1. sweet, sweet motivation ... sure sounds like you're lovin' your man well!

  2. Super cute!! Love the meaning behind it too. Thanks so much for partying with us over at LLR :) Have a fabulous week. HUGS!