12 Screened Porches for Summer Fun

Summer is filled with many pleasures - warm breezes, sunny days, green grass, colorful flowers, picnics and outdoor parties, and so much more. But summer also brings a few bugs into its long, lazy days. Screened porches create a perfect space for enjoying the outdoors without having to battle the bugs. Here are 12 screened porches for enjoying summer fun! A white-painted screened porch enjoys a container garden filled with native grasses, so you … [Read more...]

Summer Table Setting for Entertaining

Summer is a casual season and when it comes to having friends and family over, entertaining should be casual and easy too. I'm joining fellow bloggers in a summer entertaining series this week. A special welcome if you're coming from Life on Virginia Street! Sarah always sets a pretty table. And a special thanks to Lory at Designthusiasm for organizing today's event! I've put together a summer table setting that's quick and fuss-free. My dining … [Read more...]

Summer Patio Decorating Ideas

We have a spot at the end of our very long driveway that I'd like to transform into a patio. I've got some ideas whirling around in my head to make the space livable and pretty. If you're also looking for summer patio decorating ideas, consider these inspirational photos. Add color and comfort. This beautiful patio from Maison de Pax includes a great mix of comfy textiles like throws and pillows, which also lend a touch of … [Read more...]

Create a Summer Mantel with Favorite Things

Summer temps are reaching into the 90's here in the Chicagoland area this week. When it gets hot like this I'm motivated to keep my decor light and cool. Taryn at Designing, Dining and Diapers asked me to be part of a summer mantel roundup and I decided to create a summer mantel with favorite things. Make sure you check out Ashley's pretty mantel at Cherished Bliss - she's the blogger on this tour just before me. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Summer Decorating Ideas: Home Tour 2017

Welcome to my short and sweet home tour with a few summer decorating ideas for you!  I've made a few simple changes for the season and am joining some blogging friends to bring you a week of decorating inspiration for the season! If you're here from Paint Me Pink ... welcome! (This post contains affiliate links.) The most work I've done for the summer season is seen outside. I shared my farmhouse entry and porch this past Monday. The front porch … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Entry: Summer Refresh

Temperatures are rising into the 80's which means summer has unofficially arrived in our neck of the woods! Summer is my favorite season when the Earth is fully alive and birds are in full song. Today I'm joining a few bloggers to showcase our porches or entryways. If you're here from Ashley's blog at Cherished Bliss ... Welcome!  And special thanks to Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers for organizing today's event! My farmhouse entry and porch … [Read more...]

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