Easy Wall Decor

Hi sweet readers! It's officially August. Can you believe it? Where did the summer go? We spent the first part of August in Big Bend National Park, TX. I'm so excited to share one of our favorite places with you soon, right here, on the blog. Today, though, I wanted to share a simple way … Continue reading Easy Wall Decor

Oh so Clean & Fresh!

Each summer I try to take on one BIG home improvement project & one school project. I figure since I'm given this wonderful gift of time in the summer, I might as well put it to good use. Last summer, I painted my beloved china cabinet. A piece I still LOVE to look at every day. … Continue reading Oh so Clean & Fresh!

Step Stool for Little Feet – A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

Today's post is shared by our friend Jason Kreuzman.  Interested in knowing more about Jason's projects I've featured on the blog this summer? Follow him on instagram @jasonkreuzman. Thanks for swinging by the blog today, sweet friends!  -Jen, The Summer Wife So I was planning to visit my best friend in Lexington, KY. Talking to … Continue reading Step Stool for Little Feet – A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

Giving the Most-est to your Hostess

Hi sweet friends! Thanks for stopping by thesummerwife.com today. We've been vacationing the past two weekends and one of my favorite things to do when visiting sweet friends is planning a little hostess gift for them (Can we say #summerwife?!) When visiting our friends out of town, like we did, I usually will pack my hostess … Continue reading Giving the Most-est to your Hostess

Backyard Games Galore: Giant Jenga – A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

Today's post is written and shared by Jason Kreuzman. Enjoy reading all about the giant jenga set he built! Greg and I love going over to the Kreuzman's house in the summer. Yard games galore! Connect with Jason on instagram @jasonkreuzman. -Jen, The Summer Wife My wife, Carly, and I love a good yard game! … Continue reading Backyard Games Galore: Giant Jenga – A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

30 for 30: Planning a Manly Bday

If by "30" you mean "more awesome", then yes I am about to turn 30. -Anonymous This has been the year of the 30th birthday. So I'm sharing my take on a 'man-ly' 30th birthday that I threw for the hubs' last month. Invite: The theme was 30 for 30, after the ESPN Film Series … Continue reading 30 for 30: Planning a Manly Bday

DIY Reclaimed Wood Project -A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

Today's DIY post comes from Jason Kreuzman, our friend who loves woodworking and helped us with our cornhole boards and floating shelves. Enjoy! -Jen, The Summer Wife Hi, my name is Jason. I have been building with wood for really only a year now. I love the process of creating something from nothing and really … Continue reading DIY Reclaimed Wood Project -A Guest Post BY Jason Kreuzman

Floating Bar Shelves

Cheers to the weekend! And a long, patriotic, holiday one at that. One of my favorite pieces of furniture that Greg brought into our marriage is his bar. Believe it or not, its a Craigslist find and a good one at that. After I chalk painted the dining room table and china cabinet, we continued … Continue reading Floating Bar Shelves

A Red,White and Blue Post

It's almost July. Can you believe it? Part of me is so excited for all the summer fun we have ahead and part of me is sad to see June go... I am not one for going overboard on the 4th of July decor. I leave my beach-y vibes up all summer long, but a … Continue reading A Red,White and Blue Post

A Birthday DIY Surprise

Hey friends! Hope you're having an awesome week. We had a crazy, fun weekend! The hubs' turned 30 on Sunday and I couldn't wait to share some of his bday surprises and how I used DIY and home decor to make the weekend extra fun. I love a personal DIY touch when gifting. If a gift … Continue reading A Birthday DIY Surprise