Summer Time Heat

As a lot of you know, we are currently living in my grandparents basement while our house is finished being built. We are so beyond grateful to be able to live here and save money on a rental. It's been great, aside from the fact that all of our stuff is in storage. But it's been especially nice since it's summer because we are hardly home during the day. We try to be outside as often as possible, although the 95 degree heat kinda puts a damper on that. But better 95 degree weather than freezing in my opinion! 

I put together a fun summer bucket list for us and the kids. I made a list mainly to help myself be more organized haha! I'm going to print this off and hang it on our fridge! You're welcome to do the same :)  My goal is to do at least one of these activities weekly.

popsicle art via twindragonflydesigns / pineapple art via thejoyofcolor / tent artwork via cornercroft
tiedye shirts via weheartit / flamingo art via deckleandhues

The Modern Farmhouse: Front Porch Hangs

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Something that we will probably furnish first, although silly to some, is our front porch. I'm so excited to create a warm and welcoming area out there. The exterior of the home gives you that chance to share your personality to everyone who drives by! Josh and I love driving around checking out homes together. I love seeing how people decorate their front porches because it gives me an idea of how their home is decorated. Okay that sounds kinda of creepy haha. But I swear there is nothing more fun than driving by and seeing the cutest front porch, it just makes the whole house stand out!

Something I actually saw on Pinterest was these photos ^ and I died. I think would completely set the tone for our modern farmhouse. I haven't always been a fan of these swinging chairs. I thought they were a little too modern and pod like for my taste, but seeing them in these settings I LOVE them! Plus in all the times I've driven around I have yet to see a house with them on the front porch. So it would definitely catch the eye. I love that they used blankets, pillows and layers to make the areas a lot more cozier as well. If you missed this post where I share a little bit of detail into the exterior of the house. What do you think? Think it would fit in well?