The holidays have come and gone. The New Year is here and now all we have to do is wait as patiently as possible for the warm summer months to be here. Trust us, this is much easier than it sounds. We have been waiting for summer to come around again since the second she left us. We are waiting for those sunny days on the lake and the nights by the campfire. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? While you're waiting for winter to come to an end, here's some things you can do to enjoy it to the fullest!
Light the Fireplace, a Candle or Turn Some Lamps On
Since the winter days have the shortest amount of light it can be hard to get the feeling of summer when it is dark out by 5pm. During the day make sure you open up all your blinds to let all that natural light in. At night you can light a candle or your fireplace to help bring in some more light to your home.
Cook Summer Foods
When most of us think summer we think of grilling burgers, eating corn on the cob and watermelon. While these are thought to be "summer foods", it doesn't mean you can't have this meal in the winter. Cook up a summer meal and let it make you think it is good ole summertime.
Fresh Flowers in the Kitchen
Fresh flowers have an effect on your smell, sight, and touch. They are bright and colorful and can really change your mood around. Trader Joe's has beautiful affordable arrangements year 'round.
Put Some Summer Smells Around Your Home
Anything that smells like sea breeze, coconut, or tanning oil screams summer. Find some candles or wall plug-ins that smell like summer to give you that summer effect.
Choose Bright Colors for Your Home Decor
Whites, yellows, greens, oranges and other bright summer colors are perfect for your home decor. It will lighten your mood while you're lounging on the couch or cooking dinner.
The warmth is near, just think summer thoughts and it will be here before you know it! In the meantime, don't forget to put in your order for your new dock/boat lift you've had your eye on.