I am so happy to have you here today for the Light Up the Night Summer Housewalk sponsored by Balsam Hill.
Summer is so many things…it is the time of year when you can feel like a kid again…
when you can catch fireflies….
and sit outside late into the evening….
talking about your hopes….
and before you know it it’s the wee hours of the morning.
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of camping….
the smell of the Coleman lantern and the glow it cast on the faces of my family members….
and the lights my Dad would string up around the camper….
My sons, husband and I don’t camp *sigh*….and there are no campfires allowed in our neighborhood….
but we do still like to spend time outside.
My favorite ways to light up the night are with beautiful lanterns – these are from Balsam Hill….and candles. Have you ever tried the battery operated ones? I love that I don’t have to worry if I remember to blow them out or not……
and globe lights strung from trees…..
and mason jars filled with sand and a candle……
Once the cooler temperatures start I’ll bring the lanterns and the topiary inside ~ I have a penchant for subtle lighting and prefer it so much more than bold and bright lights….
I love summer….and summer nights….I only wish they were here a little longer.
using the code BHSUMMERFCC30
The Summer Tour continues at the beautiful blogs listed below
Courtney of French Country Cottage
Emily of Our House Now A Home
Mary Beth of Cupcakes And Crinoline
Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane
*disclosure ~ This post has been sponsored by Balsam Hill. All opinions shared are mine alone.