I’m so happy to be part of Summer Simplified with some of my bHome friends.
My mantra is Keep it Simple so I loved the idea of this week.
I think so many times we tend to overcomplicate things, myself included and it doesn’t need to be.
I’m sharing easy ways to get your outdoor spaces ready so you can enjoy your family & friends.
We use our porches a lot during the warm months here.
My porch buffet is the perfect spot to keep all our necessities handy.
If you don’t know how the buffet came to be it was some discarded kitchen cabinets and a few pieces from an old dresser.
Then I painted it to match my estate sale find table and chairs.
I love the blue is to happy and really makes the whole porch space so inviting.
I added a galvanized tray with some cups, straws and wooden flatware along with some plates and napkins to the top of the buffet.
This makes is easy for the kids to take anything they might need.
I like fresh flowers and now that the wild flowers are plentiful I stopped on the side of the road and picked a few for one of my white ironstone pitchers.
Does anyone else do that? I truly hope I’m not the only one who pulls over the car to pick wild flowers!
I moved my star string art outside (it’s since been moved since I took these photo to lean on the window sill on the buffet!). Things are always being moved around here.
Inside I stored a tablecloth, place mats and cloth napkins.
More cups, extra plates and napkins. Most of the plates and napkins are from the dollar tree or the dollar spot at Target.
I found the long forks for making smores at Target so I put those in the buffet as well. The kids are always having friends over so I know these will get put to good use! Don’t be afraid to buy a dessert if it allows you to spend more time enjoying the summer.
My kids love the little cookies from Target so it’s an easy way to have something out for guests without all the work.
I added the cookies to a cake plate and I’m done!
I’ll be sharing more of my porch on Monday so I hope you’ll come back to see what else I did! Thank you all for coming by. Have a beautiful weekend!!
See what other Summer Simplified tips my friends are sharing this week!