Summer Home Tour 2015

Good morning!  I’m participating in the “7 Stunning Summery Home Tours” blog hop  hosted by Krista, aka The Happy Housie today!  If this is your first time stopping by House by Hoff, welcome!

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

It’s summer, school is out, and I’ve quickly fallen into my summer routine of taking a nap in the afternoon.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

 I love taking naps.  I just wish Miss L. loved taking them as much as I do.  Now that she’s three years old, I kind of have to decide between afternoon naps or an easy bedtime.  I can’t have both.

Most days, I choose a nap.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

The problem with our naps is that they turn into really, really long naps.  We’re talking 2 hours, easy.  It’s ridiculous, actually.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

We let her stay up later in the evening, but after a long nap, girl will NOT go to bed.  She has become downright impressive with her ability to drag out bedtime.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by HoffPutting her pajamas on takes no less than 10 minutes, we read stories and must discuss every page, she has to climb into her bed a certain way (the longest way possible), and even then we have to put her back in her bed 15 times.  Most nights, she sneaks out and finds her Kindle.  We’ll find her in the oddest places watching episodes of Doc McStuffins and Jake the Pirate.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

….and after all of that, you’d think I’d give up the afternoon naps.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

But you’d be wrong.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Anyways, enough about the napping habits of the Hoffs.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

My summer decor this year is simple and easy.  No big changes, I just added some palm leaves around the house, brought out the seashells, and changed up the chalkboards.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Our bedroom has recently seen a lot of changes and new pieces including this spray-painted trunk.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Last year I set up this vacation vignette after we returned from HHI, SC.  I thought it would be fun to include these pictures in this year’s summer tour.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

We’ve been working very hard at finishing our backyard.  We recently added a new fence, a swing set, and this new patio furniture from Target.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

We also made this fun Pallet Wood Planter.

Summer Decorating Ideas via House by Hoff

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the tour!  I hope you’ll be back often!

Have a great day!

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Make sure you check out the rest of the summer home tours on our “7 Stunning Summery Home Tours” blog hop today!

7 Stunning Summery Home Tours

Life on Virginia Street / The Wood Grain Cottage / Place of My Taste / The Migonis Home / The Happy Housie / House by Hoff / Just a Girl and Her Blog /

I’m linking up at: Thrifty Decor Chick

Comments

  1. Cheryl Yates says

    April, I love your stories about the naps! That was me back in the day with my little girl. Very cunning Michelle was! I would really love to bring lunch over, sit on your new deck furniture and visit! You are so cute, so talented and so personable. Enjoy your summer vacation…….doing whatever you want, whenever you want! I enjoy you in Oregon!

    • April Hoff says

      Ha! Thanks, Cheryl! I have a feeling we’d enjoy each other’s company! Thanks for your nice words! 😉

    • April Hoff says

      You know, Erin, I felt a little guilty admitting that I nap a lot in the summer! I know it is a total luxury! Thanks for your sweet words! xo

  2. Lynn W says

    April,

    I love the large “ferny” looking leaves that you have in the blue Ball jars on your mantel and buffet. I was wondering where you bought those? Very pretty and airy…..I really need them 😉

    Thanks,
    Lynn

    • April Hoff says

      It’s such a hard transition, Christy!!! It kind of feels like a lose/lose right now…so I might as well get my nap! Ha! 😉

  3. Cricket says

    April, I love the look and feel of your colors. Especially in your bedroom where you incorporate the beige. I am looking for a similar bedspread. I have a few of those ugly plastic planters and you have given me a simple (and inexpensive) solution to cover them. Thanks..

  4. Lesley White says

    Your home is beautiful, I love the driftwood wreath you have. Where did you get it? Thanks 🙂

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