White string lights, the kind with big round bulbs, have long been a favorite of mine. They were the best detail of my wedding reception, the part that was most perfectly translated from the picture in my brain to real life. This is the picture of my parents' backyard a few weeks before the wedding, the picture that had me practically levitating with excitement:
Last weekend, we got to put them up in our own backyard. As I've mentioned about a million times, our backyard is a long way from good-looking, but these lights make everything so much better. We had a party on Sunday and with the lights up, I wasn't embarrassed about the state of the rest of the yard. I just need a few more years and some careful planning and then maybe ours will look just as rad as my parents'. Maybe.