Simple Summer Picnic

If there is any time of year that calls for simplicity, it’s summer.

Hot, lazy afternoons…

simple summer picnic blanket and games

Light breezes and cool drinks…

simple summer picnic blanket and games

Sunburns and recovery…

simple summer picnic blanket and games

And – in our home – lots of games and laughter.  And maybe little fighting and complaining, too. 😉

simple summer picnic blanket and games

Our new home has a big pool and drop off view in the back (which I have been working on and am so excited to share with you all next week!), which makes our front yard our play space.  I was originally worried about playing in the front yard, as my children are young, but we live on a quiet street and as you can see, the beds separate the lawn from the road.  Nevertheless, I feel much better about their playing in the front yard when I can keep an eye on them.  And this little spot is perfect for our picnic blanket.

simple summer picnic blanket and games

The lush green grass allows for horseshoes, baseball, soccer, and bocci ball.

simple summer picnic blanket and games

And the competition is fierce.

simple summer picnic blanket and games

We are joined by friends from time to time…

simple summer picnic blanket and games

But with a few pillows…

simple summer picnic blanket and games

And some cold drinks, it’s just as fun to be a spectator.

simple summer picnic blanket and games

How do you enjoy a simple summer?  I’d love to know!

tall basket: HomeGoods | basket with handle: thrifted | wire basket | picnic blankets | striped pillow | square pillows | bocci set

I’m sharing today with other bloggers who wanted to celebrate the beauty of the outdoors this summer… Be sure to visit them and enjoy some simplicity this summer.

summer simplified graphic

Day 1
Driven By Decor
Garden Therapy
Empress of Dirt
Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Day 2
Duke Manor Farm
Savvy Southern Style
Southern Hospitality

Day 3
In My Own Style
The Wood Grain Cottage
Maison de Pax (that’s me!)
Love of Home
Setting For Four
My Soulful Home

Day 4
Craftberry Bush
At The Picket Fence
On Sutton Place

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  1. Looks like the perfect way to enjoy summer to me! I’m pretty sure I could be content hanging out on that beautiful blanket and pillows all day long!

  2. Your kids are at such a fun age! Enjoy them is goes so fast!

  3. that’s what summer is all about. watching and hearing our children playing…and complaining.Happy summer.

  4. Perfect picnic – here’s to aa perfect summer!

  5. Looks like you all had a really fun day! Love your chic and simple picnic layout! I love baskets of all shapes and sizes too! Happy summer friend :)

  6. What a lovely post…enjoy these days and savor the special moments. They grow up so fast. Your picnic is perfect and so are your pictures!

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