Most of my life I have loved the color yellow!
In the past, I have had a yellow front door, and when country decorating was so popular, I had a yellow and white checked, wallpapered kitchen.
Even with changing styles, I have not let go of it!
I now have settled for using yellow in my living room and dining area. The white sofa with the yellow drapes works happily, for me, especially with the floral print on my dining chairs and matching toss pillows.
I think I have mentioned and shown you in the past that I absolutely love toss pillows. Pillows are an inexpensive way to change and update any room.
I like to bring other simple yellow things into the room when I can find them.
Found this distressed yellow clock at Hobby Lobby when all clocks were 50% off!
Our home is small and our budget, even smaller! I really cannot do a bunch of decorating and updating in every room, but oh how I have learned to embrace what I have in my home, even the messes. There is beauty in taking care of what you have, and of course, in appreciating what you have! It took me a long time to realize that!
During my growing process, I know that everything doesn’t have to be perfect in life, or in our homes. Much work to be done on the rest of this life of mine, but today I took a big step by sharing with everyone a bit of my home, feeling proud of it….it is beautiful to us!
Today was a perfect summer day, hot and humid, so I made a pitcher of lemonade, photo above. Tall glasses, filled with ice, and garnished with “yellow” lemons. So refreshing, and a treat for us when taking a break from our yard work. I have included my favorite lemonade recipe at the end of this post. Invest in a wonderful glass pitcher!
Yellow will always be somewhere in my home, it’s brightness, joyfulness, like bringing sunshine into our lives!
Love you all so much, enjoy some lemonade today!
Simple lemonade recipe:
Bag of lemons squeezed to 1-1/2 cups of lemon juice
1-3/4 cups of sugar
8 cups of water
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and one cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate to chill.
Remove seeds from the lemon juice, but leave the pulp. In pitcher stir together chilled sugar syrup, lemon juice, and remaining 7 cups of water.