I love summer entertaining, it’s probably my favorite thing about the season. Dining outside, lingering over good conversation with friends, spending an evening in the backyard. These are all a big part of summer for us. However, I don’t know about you, but our weather is not always cooperative! Especially in these early summer months of May and June. Our days are gloomy, grey, and even rainy. But of course, we still want to entertain!
It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through May!! How did that happen?! I feel like I was just talking about winter decorating, and now we’re well into spring and about to talk summer! (Not that I’m complaining mind you – we’ve had such a rainy winter and quite a gloomy spring so I’m very ready for some sun!)
Hi and happy Wednesday! Today I’m excited to be joining a fun summer home tour hosted by the fabulous Krista of The Happy Housie. If you’re coming here from my friend Jamie’s, welcome! She just released a gorgeous French decor book, which I wrote all about it in this post. And you can check it out here!
This weekend we were at my nephew’s graduation. There is just nothing like a high school graduation! The kids are so happy and excited. The parents are full of pride. And the promise of a young life and all that lies ahead is such a wonderful thing to see! I always shed some tears and it makes me hopeful for the generation ahead just seeing all their hard work, pride and smiling faces…
Today I’m excited to share my French Country summer home tour with you! In fact, I’m just excited about summer in general. I know when August comes and it’s blazing hot, I may regret wishing for it, but I can’t help myself.
Ever since I was a kid, there has just been something special about summer to me. Swimming on a hot day. Backyard BBQs. Pool parties. Warm nights spent outside. Sandy toes and salty hair. The long, lazy days of summer remind me of a younger, simpler time, and I treasure them when they’re here.
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and I also hope you’ve had a chance to do some relaxing and unwinding after the busyness of the season.
As each year comes to a close, I usually take this last week to relax and recharge. And also, to take stock. One of the things I like most about blogging is the fact that everything is documented; it’s fun to go back and look at what I was doing, interested in, and talking about during the different points of the year. And, I love seeing how each post has done. It’s sometimes surprising to see what post did the best, and what people responded to the most (and those two are not necessarily the same!)