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Today I’m participating in a summer home tour blog hop hosted by my dear friend Marty of A Stroll Through Life again. I’m always so thankful for her hosting this blog hop because it features so many different styles.
I hope you are enjoying all the tours and welcome everyone coming from Laura’s of Decor to Adore.
In my tour today, I toned it down with the staging mostly because I didn’t have the time and also because I’ve been so busy with life lately. Our son graduated high school, we went to the beach over Memorial Day, and a bunch of other things just happened.
One of the things that just happened is that I switched my blog theme as well yesterday to help with my google page speed, so if anything is wonky today, please bear with me. And if you notice anything specific, let me know, I’d so appreciate it.
I literally just took my camera and snapped some photos. Especially outside, there is no fancy table setting or anything. Just how it was yesterday in the house and when I opened the door to the yard in the morning because I love the morning glow so much.
Our living room
Do you spot my new wall hanging? I don’t think it is completely done yet because I might ad some more details to the bottom but I’m happy with where I am at with it at the moment.
I created it following my recent tutorial HERE that was inspired by THIS wall hanging if you want to check it out. It is definitely rather time consuming but to me so worth it.
I didn’t clean the pillow on the chair. You can spot the cat hair and dent. That is Willy’s favorite chair to sleep in and while I clean it frequently, it usually always sports some cat hair. I’m completely ok with that. Just wanted to show it and point it out because most people ask me how my house stays so clean which it definitely does not.
Over Memorial Day weekend, we went to the beach and I spent some time photographing some of my old projects. I love taking photos on the beach because to me the beach makes everything look and feel better. I linked them so you can check them out.
You might have noticed that the planter is currently sitting on my one end table in the living room.
Something else that has recently changed in our home is the dishwasher finish. If you missed it, I wrapped it in car vinyl to match the cabinets. I couldn’t reface it with a cabinet front and painting isn’t an ideal option either.
The car vinyl is heat resistant and pretty durable and I love how it turned out. You can check out the project HERE.
Every year our garden fills in more and more. In spring we spend quite some time dividing plants so we can fill in empty spaces. I love that it keeps feeling more and more like a jungle… a jungle in Pennsylvania.
On the left side below, you can see the fence. We are currently trying to grow some more trumpet vines along the fence and the plan is to grow and trim them into a tree shape. I hope this will make the path to the stock tank pool feel more like you are entering a secret garden and even out the distribution of plants throughout the yard. The brown fence currently feels so empty. Less is definitely not more in my landscaping visions.
The faux rock for the stock tank pool pump cover is blending in more and more too. can you spot it to the left? You can see the blog post about it HERE.
I love using difference foliage, leaf textures and colors. I’d say we have plenty which makes it ok when there aren’t that many blooms.
Just like last year, I hung some hanging plants into our umbrella. They always love it. Especially my pitcher plant appears to like it. Probably because more bugs are crawling into the carnivorous pitchers and the humidity is finally higher.
I took some photos the other night when we had friends over to show you how it looks when we are hanging out. We love it and spend as much time as possible out there. In fact I’m sitting out here as I’m typing this blog post.
And this is it for today. I hope you enjoyed my toned down, un-staged tour.
Tomorrow the tours continue at Cristina’s home of Remodelando la Casa. You have to make sure to continue. I always love her home so much! Below you can see who else has participated so far.
All the above brands and websites have plenty of other beautiful summer dresses. I just picked my favorites. So browse around because you might find something else.