Number 1: These outdoor dinner party decorating ideas!
I saw something on the 4th of July that I just can't get out of my head. As we drove the country roads to my friend's camp, out of nowhere appeared a beautiful farmhouse. And on the lawn of that farmhouse, under a huge old maple tree, was a beautiful table with probably 30 people sitting at it. They were smiling, talking, eating. There was a red and white checkered tablecloth and white lanterns. I imagined tall glasses of lemonade, corn on the cob and fried chicken. It was something straight out of a magazine (the word "Americana" comes to mind). The image tugged at my heart and I had the strangest feeling of dejavu. A faint memory entered my mind of me as a little girl surrounded by my family on a similar summer day. A day many years ago when my grandparents, great grandmother and my great uncle were still alive. It made my heart sad and happy at the same time. Oh how I wanted to be at that table! But I figured this nice group of family and friends would probably frown upon some stranger and her husband and 2 kids crashing their party!
Like I said, I can't get the image out of my head. I searched the internet high and low to see if I could find something close to what I saw. But of course I ccouldn't. The best I could do was compile these 3 pictures which each had something that reminded me of what I had seen.
And now that I've looked at allll these images, I so want to have an outdoor dinner party! There are so many amazing decorating ideas!
Number 2: This succulent DIY
I found this at kentheartstrings.com
I don't have much experience with succulents, but I'd like to get some! And isn't this an adorable little dinner party favor, or thank you gift, hostess gift, teacher gift, etc?!
Number 3: These Lego inspired bedroom ideas
Another idea is this Lego bathroom which would be much easier and cheaper!
Number 5: Family walks/bike rides
It has been so hot and humid here the past couple of weeks, we really haven't gotten much outside time. But Thursday night the weather was beautiful and we finally got out as a family and took a walk/ride around the neighborhood. I don't want to wish summer away, but I can't wait for the cooler fall weather so we can be outside comfortably and enjoy all the beautiful fall color!
|Slightly unhappy because his back tire was flat...thank goodness for the training wheels!|
So there you have it- my favorites this week. I hope you had fun stopping by, and if you like what you see, I hope you'll follow me on Bloglovin! The hubs and I have a fun weekend planned and I can't wait to post about it on Monday! Stayed tuned and have a great weekend!