Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Weekend And The Winner

We got away this past weekend to my parents log home in Wisconsin. We always have a great time whenever we visit.

Their house is walking distance to Lauderdale Lake and about fifteen minutes from Lake Geneva. Would you like a little peek inside? I thought you might.

The living room is open to the dining room and kitchen. I bought the two cane back chairs next to the fireplace at an auction for five dollars. My mom had the cushions made to fit, she loves those chairs and you can't beat the price.

The downstairs bathroom has a flagstone floor and stone shower.

They did all the work themselves.

We spend a lot of time in the screen porch when the weather is nice. The curtains are drop cloths from Home Depot. I could go on and on and show you so many cool details but that would make this a very long post!

We never run out of things to do when we visit...

We get out on the boat and I look at all the beautiful houses.

This is one of my favorites on the lake.

We play at the little beach.

And try to catch butterflies.

We eat yummy food made by a serious Weber grill collector we call Grandpa.

And end the day reading a book with Grandma and announcing the winner of the giveaway.

Congratulations Cassie


  1. What a beautiful home! We love visiting that area too!

  2. I don't know if I would ever leave here. This is my husband's dream home. He wants to build one like this on our property in Houghton Lake. The little one is soooo cute! Love her in her life jacket!

  3. Their home is lovely! Log homes are a favourite of mine and we hope to own a log or timber home one day. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I wish we had a lovely little lake home like this!

  5. i LOVE the bathroom on this house. so nice! and i am SO excited to be the winner! i just got to see some pics today of my pregnant best friend i was telling you about. her shower is at the end of the month and she is due in 2 months, so this will be the perfect gift! just let me know what i need to do. thanks, londen!

  6. Looks like the perfect getaway spot! Beautiful! And your daughter is such a cutie!

  7. I wish you would have shown more pictures! What a beautiful home and some wonderful memories for you and the family!
    Yeah Cassie!!!

  8. My favorite picture is the one of your little one reaching her hand out for the butterfly. so cute! Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip! What a great place to go to get away!!

  9. Looks like a great place! Looks like Grandpa has a serious addiction to grills, it's okay, mine is popcorn.

    Have fun!


  10. Your parent's home is beautiful! What a nice vacation spot. Looks so relaxing! I'm ready to head there now. I like the drop cloth idea for the curtains. Oh, and your daughter is adorable!

  11. the lake house is lucky are you to have it to go too!
    love YOUR outdoor room too.

  12. Can grandma & grandpa adopt me? What a wonderful place to spend summer vacation.

  13. I love that house! What a wonderful place to spend vacation.

  14. What a wonderful vaacation, the pictures look amazing! Glad you had a great time!
    Take care

  15. Seriously! $5!!! Those chairs are gorgeous! The whole house is. What a wonderful place to retreat to and to. Your parent's home is so lovely.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous in every detail! What a DEAL (no, make that STEAL) on those chairs!

    What a beautiful, picture-perfect place! Thanks for sharing it with us!


  17. Looks like a fun weekend. Love your parent's house. The grills are my favorite!

  18. This is America at its finest!! What great memories for the kids. Love the drop cloth drapes and the Webber grill collection; now THAT'S Serious!

  19. My hubby would just about hurt himself over those grills! hahaha! Their home is beautiful! What beautiful memories!!!

  20. next time take me with!! that shower is to die for!
    My Go Dog Go is one my Leland's favorite books:O)
    thanks for the vote in Miss Mustard Seeds little contest and for the comment on my birthday girl post-- i think she's pretty sweet too:O)
    your gal is precious with her sweet curls!

  21. Wow, what a beautiful house! Seems like the perfect place to hang out. Do you mind saying where your parents got the dining room table? That's exactly the style I'm looking for for our new house. THanks!

  22. i love that cabin! can you call it a cabin? love all the wood and rock. i can't think of a better way to spend a summer day than crusing in a boat looking at beautiful homes with a little cutie pie next to you.


  23. Bringing Pretty Back,
    So funny! My dad wants the big big one too! I never really realized how many he had until I was standing back to take a picture of the house, there they were all lined up nice and neat. Ha!

    They bought the table at the Elkhorn Flea Market in Wisconsin about 5 years ago. Good luck with your search!

  24. what a lovely lake home! how wonderful
    that they did so much of the work them-
    selves. makes it mean so much more.

    your daughter is absolutely adorable!


    ps. you asked about 'sunday lane,'
    we're still waiting to hear the final
    results. thanks for asking!

  25. I think there are few things more relaxing than a lake vacation. You are so lucky to have access to a place like that!