Well, I’m still adding pops of summer around here. How about you? I am so ready for summer pool and beach fun. Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the sunshine and HOT temps. I live in TX so it definitely gets hot! I am ready to be outside watching the butterflies flutter back and forth, and the fireflies fly around in the evening. My absolutely most favorite thing in the summer is watching fireflies light up the night sky. I LOVE THEM! I can just sit and watch them all evening. So these little summer bugs became my inspiration for our summer mantle. Here is what our mantle looks like for the summer.I just love the yellow with the pop of pink and a touch of purple. The garland is $1 bin pom-poms from Target that I just ran a thread through. The butterflies are pink paper punched with a Martha Stewart punch.Here is a close up of the top shelf. I used my old window frame I used in our Christmas mantle, because it is so versatile. This is my first boxwood wreath I’ve ever had. Why I waited this long is beyond me because I’ve always loved these things. The flowers are bunches I cut apart from the Dollar Tree and then placed in these fantastic Ball green anniversary jars. Mason jars are just another love of mine!The bottom shelf has my main inspiration for this whole mantle, the firefly jars I bought! They are so cute. I added more Dollar Tree flowers in the small rain boot planter, and this great flea market bird cage find. I ordered the firefly jars, then I came across this birdcage and the ideas for this started flowing! You just have to have a little inspiration. Inside the birdcage is a mossy M that I made from a wood letter and sheet moss I bought from Hobby Lobby. Then to bring in some more pink I just added more of those Martha Stewart punched butterflies.Now what I’ve been wanting to show you, the awesome reason as to why I fell in love with these firefly jars. Here they are lit up. They just flicker and light up this little space. It’s like having a permanent jar of fireflies all summer long, which just makes me happy. What makes you happy in the summertime?