Fall is my B.F.F.
But summer? Well, summer is just so easy you know? Decorating my home for summer is so simple and uncomplicated. I’m going to call it my “B.F.F.F.” (Best Friend’s Friend Forever”)
I can stick the easiest burlap wreath ever on my front door and call it a day.
In the summer, my entire foyer is flooded with light and it makes even the simplest of accessories shine brighter. And it couldn’t have been a more perfect time of year to complete my staircase and entry makeover!
I always say I’m going to tackle a bunch of projects in the summer but then…summer gets in the way. It calls to me to come outside and enjoy the sunshine and the time I have with my kids while they’re out of school. So, instead of sticking to some ridiculous list of projects and goals, I just do things whenever the mood strikes me.
Last week the mood struck and it led to me making a change to the living room. Can you guess what it is? You might have to click here to figure it out.
Fall (my B.F.F.) is about warming things up but summer? Well, summer is about cooling things off.
Do you remember signing yearbooks at the end of each school year? You wrote things like, “gag me with a spoon” or “that was so rad” or “Mr. so-and-so science teacher was totally lame”. (Can you tell which decade I belong to?)
You wanted to sound cool because you knew that these inscriptions would last forever!
And of course, you always breathed a sigh of relief when the same person you referred to as your “B.F.F.” in their yearbook also called you the same thing in yours. Whew!
Being a Southern California girl in high school meant that we had another extra special phrase scattered throughout our yearbooks.
It was easy, simple and uncomplicated. Just like summer.
Two little words that, to me, were just about the coolest thing you could write in a yearbook.
Stay Tan. The few times I worked up all the ‘cool’ness I could muster and actually wrote out those words in someone’s yearbook I felt like I was capturing the epitome of the summer spirit.
And that same spirit is how I approach my summer decorating.
If I’m going to make any changes they are going to be simple. Like new toile pillows in my bedroom.
And every few days placing new roses from my garden on my nightstand.
The white ones are my favorite. Maybe because they’re so simple too.
So, as I prepare to reconnect with my B.F.F. (fall), I’m still clinging to the simplicity of summer.
Summer is cool.
Like the surfer dudes who never seemed to have books with them in class but somehow managed to graduate.
Or the girls who had the perfectly teased bangs that didn’t move even when the rest of their head did.
If I could write in summer’s yearbook I would only say two words…