Summer at Home Recap

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Summer at home recap https://countrydesignstyle.comLast week was the Summer at Home Blog Tour with 14 incredible bloggers and stories of summer at home.

summer at home bloggersToday I doing a Summer at Home Recap.  In case you missed it…

and I know you wouldn’t want to miss a single thing.

summer-at-home-at-sutton-placeAnn who blogs at On Sutton Place shares summers with stunning pictures of her beautiful home and adapting to summers as an empty-nester.  Those of us that have grown children can relate and reminds others with younger children at home, years go by fast.

Potting-bench-TITLE PAGE-stonegableblog.comA potting bench can fit almost anywhere.  Yvonne at Stone Gable found the perfect spot and shares her love of herbs for the summer.  That reminds me, I haven’t planted a herb garden yet.  Have you?

watermelonKelly at My Soulful Home tells a charming story of mermaids and watermelons.  Life is soulful at their home.  I adored this simple story! 🙂

toolbox #hometour #blogtour #summerThen it was my turn.  Eak!  I don’t even like summer!  I’ve spent too much time in the desert.  But joining this tour I took time to remember the summers that were magical.  Then proceeded to hauled anything I could think of that reminded me of those times to the front porch.  I’m going to learn to enjoy this summer!

IMG_4797-e1403148111281I love Anita’s website Cedar Hill Farmhouse.  The photos are incredible!  How does she make green beans so beautiful?  Anita is will be enjoying summer on the cozy back porch among all the beauty that surround the farmhouse.

back-patio_wm-1024x651I could spend my life on Julie’s back patio, forget just summer, my whole life.  There’s more over at Julie’s blog Lilacs and Longhorns.  I just love the name of her blog!

faux-succulent-wreath_thumbKariAnne at Thistlewood Farms has an uncomfortable story that inspired the use of faux greenery and a tutorial on making this amazing succulent wreath.  You’ll be itching to read the rest of this story!

No-Bake-Orange-Creamsicle-Pie-2Heather writes about playing with Vanessa outside and hearing the sound of the ice cream truck.  Pop on over to their website  At the Picket Fence and let them know your favorite ice cream truck treat and grab the recipe for this dreamy treat.  I’m making it this weekend.  Yum!

DSC_1366-771x1024Jennifer, who’s blog is named Jennifer Rizzo, summer plans include relaxing with her family to prepare for a hectic schedule when her book release come out in the Fall.  I will be watching for her book because I love everything she does at home.

1-Screened-Porch-Pin-OSH-1 I always wanted a screened porch.  Don’t you?  Christy from Our Southern Home shares her screened porch and backyard for the summer tour.  I adore the way she works natural elements into her decor.

plate-of-food_thumbOkay I’m sorry for picking the plate of food from all the wonderful pictures Rhoda shared for the tour at her Southern Hospitality blog, but it has fried okra on the plate!!!

Fried okra is my all time favorite food.

Click on over and see the other pictures of a dearly loved family home and wonderful stories of family life. at Debbiedoos shares her home filled with sunshine and pops of color.  I love what Debbie does over at Debbiedoos!  Plus she has a fun free summer download printable too!

IMG_7785-copy-copyVeronica’s website was new to me and I’m thrilled to have found it.  She shares her art work and life at Veronica Roth.  And what a life!  The photography is amazing and I have a soft spot for her art.

OutdoorLights_thumbLaura from Finding Home ends the tour beautifully by reminding us what summer at home is all about.  Unwinding!  Pop over be inspired to simply unwind.


If the ice cream truck had fried okra when I was young, I would have picked it every time and eaten it until I itched! 😀


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    1. Kelly, I love our simple and small blog tours. Thank you for including me. Can’t wait till the next one. Always let me know if you need help. I know they can be daunting to put together. ~Jeanette

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