Wow Us Wednesdays # 276


The holiday weekend is over and of course Tuesday feels like Monday. School is out in the south and summer has begun and the heat has certainly set in almost overnight it seems. I was hoping it wouldn't. I was enjoying the cooler low humidity days, but sigh, they are gone. The weather has been so strange and I am thinking of those flooded in Texas and others who have dealt with tornadoes. Hope everyone is alright and stays safe.

Let's look at some features from last week and get this party started!

This porch is summer ready at Ramblings of a Southern Girl.

Curb Appeal


It's the end of the long Memorial Day weekend and I thought I would share some shots around the front yard after getting it all mowed and edged on Saturday. For those of you new here we have three acres, but only half or less is landscaped. We are private in the backyard with the woods behind us, but live on a busy road so I like for us to have a pretty curb appeal. That means lots of work and upkeep. Mr. Savvy says it keeps us young. This was a quiet road until they built Walmart less than a mile away. 

Early morning shot I took in my pajamas.

Red, White and Blue


I hope y'all have been enjoying this holiday weekend. We worked in the yard all day Saturday and Mr. Savvy had to finish cleaning up some stuff he cut today. We grilled out steaks tonight, just the two of us, and I'm not sure what I'm doing on Monday. I may just do nothing. Nothing sounds good.

In honor of Memorial Day to say thank you to those who served our country for our freedom I'm sharing some red, white and blue from my archives.

Summer Decorating Ideas From My 2015 Tour


With this weekend being the unofficial kickoff to summer I thought I would share my summer open house tour from last year for those of you who are new here and for those who may find some inspiration for your summer decor this year. You will notice that there have been a few changes in my home since last summer, but hey, what else is new? I'm always refreshing things around here and especially seasonally.
Enjoy and have a fabulous holiday weekend!
For a little background info my husband and I designed and built this house twenty years ago doing much of the work ourselves to save money and there has been much updating over the past ten or more years.  Of course there are a few more things that still need updating. My style has certainly changed since 1995 and I have been updating to the look I like now.

Summer brings back memories of the beach with a bit of Americana thrown in since we usually go on beach vacations in the summer and celebrate July 4th. Even though my home is French country style with some farmhouse style thrown in it is easy to mix in some coastal decor for summer.

Our Cookout and the Deck After Dark


After receiving the dining table and chairs for the deck I had to host a cookout, right? So I invited my daughter, son in law, and Miss Leila to come and dine alfresco with us. 

Early in the day I spruced up the deck before full sun was on it and I snapped this shot. I had Mr. Savvy hang three of my pink ceramic lanterns from the pergola. I had a candle in each one and they showed up a bit once it got dark.