campy white

I’ve got camping on my mind with our son’s 11th birthday party coming up.  More like glamping on my mind, but I have to keep his birthday bash boyish.  So I’m here to sit and daydream with you for a spell.  Crushing like crazy over the famous grownup treehouse at Camp Wandawega and their whole inspiring approach to camping.  This is one great escape!


There’s a sweet story behind this magnificent elm treehouse, owned by Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez.  Tereasa’s father, Tom, christened their newly purchased property by hanging a rope swing in a big elm situated in the center of their camp.  Sadly, her father, who was ill at the time, died a year and a half later.  Almost immediately after his passing, the tree became sick with Dutch Elm disease.  Tereasa didn’t have the heart to cut down the tree, so she and David decided to have her brother cut only the infected branches, thus saving the trunk and lower branches.  Tereasa and David hoped to someday build a treehouse.  A few years later, their dream came true.  Their elm treehouse was built over a year’s time as a labor of love by talented designer and builder friends.

Tereasa and David named  it “Tom’s Treehouse,” in loving memory of her father.  And yes, his original rope swing still hangs from one the tree’s branches.  Amazing.

Here’s a shot of the inside.   


Found the most beautiful and rustic wedding at Camp Wandawega on Style Me Pretty.  Even if you’re not planning a wedding, there are so many outdoor entertaining ideas in the post.  And more fun shots of the treehouse. 


Great reminder that you can never go wrong with navy and white check in any setting.  Love the little stone they used to hold down the cards.  Simple but elegant!



photos Lexia Frank | styling Cherry Blossom Events | venue Camp Wandawega

Okay, I’m ready to pack up our family and head straight to Wisconsin for camp.  To see more outdoor inspiration, check out the Camp Wandawega tours and countless camping options from cabins to tee pees here.  All I can say is wow.


We have a special family friend coming to stay with us – so excited to see her because it’s been ages since we’ve had this much time together.   I’m taking off a little early to enjoy her visit, and will see you bright and early on Monday!









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fall vibes

Fall has slowly started to emerge here and I’m loving the chilly mornings and blue skies.  Happy, happy, happy!  Here’s a little fall inspiration to begin your week, starting with this beautiful Vermont scene.


I could deal with a fire going in our house every day.  Love this pretty fireplace set up….more on this home here.


Pretty, white calligraphy pumpkins over here.


And this knit pouf  looks like it would be a comfy foot rest for cozy nights by the fire.


This weekend flew by.  Saturday was craziness as usual.  Sunday we unwound and unplugged and it felt great.  We started with a big breakfast at our favorite spot in the sunroom and left the doors wide open all day until the sun went down.  Not a mosquito in sight (this happens about once every 364 days).  After a lazy afternoon, our youngest taught me how to play checkers and we enjoyed a few games.  I thought “playing checkers is pretty fun” until I played Peter and he stomped me.  I learned that our son had made up his own interpretation/rules of the game, ha.  But I have to give our boy credit, he was pretty close on the general rules.

We ended the day with a late dinner followed by a family bonfire on the bay.  The stars were so bright!  We made s’mores probably a little too late for a school night, but that’s okay.  Good memories. No pictures or IG updates letting everyone know how much fun we were having, just real togetherness.  I like this fire pit idea found here.


As simple as it sounds, these are the moments that are so special with our kids, no matter their age.  I find that they really open up and talk when you take the time to be together in simple ways.  Gathering around a fire under the stars is such an easy thing to do.  To keep our fire low maintenance, we picked up an inexpensive fire pit found at our local home improvement store.  If you’re looking for a low-key but fun fall  activity, I highly recommend family night bonfires!








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wednesday white beauty

Loved reading about all of your fall memories in our scarf giveaway post.  Gave me some new ideas for our family, so thanks for sharing!  Comments will be open until tonight at midnight.  Now for some relaxing white, starting with this beautiful and simple entry.  The rest of the home tour is over here.


Temperatures are back in the 80’s here.  I’m so ready to start bundling up and wearing layers.  Come on, fall, I know you’re in there!  If I were to pick a pretty off-white sweater to wear in cooler weather, it would be this cozy number, which I just found on sale $30 less than other sites over here.  I like that it’s slouchy and versatile in that you can wear it off the shoulder or around your neck.


Someone asked about my nail polish color from the giveaway post.  It’s called Funny Bunny by OPI.  I love wearing white tones on my nails – it’s a classic look year round, whether you’re sweating in your boots begging for fall or freezing in your flip flops hoping for spring, ha.

I also like Marshmallow by Essie.




Halfway to the weekend!

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equestrian scarf giveaway + fun weekend recap

Crushing on the new equestrian print necktie and wrist scarves from Ex Voto Vintage, one of my favorite jewelry and accessory sources.  Today we are giving away one of their beautiful equestrian scarves!  Details a little later in the post.


These custom designed scarves are one-of-a-kind and made of cotton and silk voile – great weight for our climate in the South.  They come in four colors:  blue, charcoal, crimson, and burnt orange.  Available for pre-order here.  I loved the blue ; )

Thought it would be fun snap a few pics wearing the scarf on the beach and then show my daughter later in Atlanta with a totally different look.

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