Tuesday, May 4, 2021

summer home tour

Welcome to our summer home tour! 

I am so happy you are here today.

I am excited to take you on a little summer home tour AND share with you a fun DIY that anyone can do!

So grab that cup of coffee and settle in!

If you are new to my blog, I want to take this time to welcome you with open arms!
We are a family of 4 living on a lake in the PNW.
I like to share decorating ideas, recipes, and DIY's.

My hope is that you find a little inspiration here and leave feeling inspired. 


I like to keep the kitchen clutter free and pretty bare. I recently did a post on our kitchen decorated for Spring, which you can read about here. 

I do like adding in fresh flowers or flowering branches from the yard as they bloom.
Lilacs are one of my favorites!


You can read all about our coffee nook here as well as get shopping sources.


Off our deck and behind our house sits this outdoor kitchen/bbq area. It is covered so we can use it year round, but we especially love it in the summer.


All the great outdoor pillows are from this shop.


Our deck is my favorite place to hang out.
It overlooks the lake and I have my morning coffee out here and usually end my night here in the hot tub.

You can get all the sources for our deck furniture as well as see more pictures by clicking here.



One of the easiest ways I change up the look of a room for seasons is by changing out the throw pillows.


I love adding in lighter pillows for the summer months.
I like to shop here for pillows, here, here and here.



And I do the same thing on our beds.


Another area of our home that I love is this bedroom hallway where I have special family photos, framed notes from the kids, and artwork the kids have made.
It puts a smile on my face every time I walk by.


Now that you have seen all the decor, how about a little DIY for summer? 
I will say, this is a great Mother's Day decor idea as well!

I am going to show you how to make the sweetest floral ice cube spheres that you ever did see!

HOW TO MAKE FRESH FLORAL ICE CUBES:

You'll need balloons. I get mine at the Dollar Tree because they are cheap.

Then you'll need to pick some flowers. 
Small ones are best because they need to fit down the neck of the balloon.
You can choose edible flowers if you are worried about the ice melting in the drink. 
I wasn't worried about it because they are so big. 
You should pick flowers that match the color scheme of your party or tablescape!
Add a random amount to each deflated balloon using a skewer or q-tip to help get it in there if needed.

Then fill each balloon with water until a nice size ball forms {think golf ball size} and tie it off.

Place in your freezer until fully frozen, around 24 hours. 

Then one at a time, remove them from the freezer and cut off the balloon.

You are left with the cutest ice cubes!

You can put these directly in a glass, a pitcher, or fill a champagne bowl with them to chill your beverages. 






I'm thrilled to be joining in today as 29 talented bloggers bring you the best of all things home! Please continue along this inspiring Spring Into Summer tour, and visit the other participants in each of the following categories.







I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Don't forget to pin any of these images, it would make my day!

xoxo, Melaine 

10 comments:

Unknown said...

I'm so glad I found your blog through the Spring Into Summer blog hop! It's so fun making new friends! I love the way you've styled your home so simply, yet so beautifully.

I'd love to invite you to share at my Sundays on Silverado link party too, if you'd like. 💕
Niky @ The House on Silverado

The Curated Farmhouse said...

I just love this. So much inspiration

The Crowned Goat said...

These ice cubes are so cute and perfect for the season too! Your home is always beautiful. Love the picture of you guys at the lake. I swear it seems like Savannah was just in middle school and now she's in college. Hope you make lots of extra special memories this summer, CoCo

Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Your home is so beautiful. I love the details. Simply beautiful.

French Creek Farmhouse said...

Your whole home is simply gorgeous, and I love the floral ice cubes! What a fun way to decorate a beverage station too. I can just imagine a galvanized bucket filled with them to chill bottled beverages. The possibilities are endless! Love it! xo, Kristi

Sherry Cole said...

Your home is beautiful and I love all of your pillows. The floral ice cubes are so pretty. I will have to make these the next time I entertain.

Michelle @ The Painted Hinge said...

Your home is gorgeous and I love the floral ice cubes!

Unknown said...

I love the floral ice cubes! What a fun detail to add!

Calypso In The Country said...

Your home is like a breath of fresh air! I love seeing how you decorate for the warm weather months - and those ice cubes are so cute! Great to tour with you!
Shelley

Jennifer Howard said...

Oh, that coffee nook has my heart!!!! Beautiful tour Melaine!!!

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