Let me first say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Stacey at Poofing the Pillows for hosting May’s Flaunt Your RED!  Stacey, you just don’t know how much I appreciate what you did!  I really appreciate all you RED Flaunters that participated to!  The next Flaunt will be June, 26th.  Post it on your blog and invite all your readers!  We will be Flaunty all day…LOL :)


Girls, I have been busy as a BEE around here, feel like I need another vacation…lol :)   I have…..unpacked, done laundry, cleaned the house(we left 1 son home…so I had to clean when we returned home), done laundry, opened mail, paid bills (with the money I had left from vacation…lol ;),  done laundry, pulled weeds….(why do weeds take over when you’re gone? ;),  bathed the dogs, grocery shopping, washed the car, and done laundry….LOL :) Oh, and we celebrated our 23rd Anniversary on Sunday, June 7th.



So FINALLY~Where OH Where have my little feet been???

DSC06878 The pool~

DSC06901 The Beach~

DSC06909 The Atlantic~

DSC06967 The back porch of our cottage~ but my feet are not so little anymore~ A little too much sun and needing a pedicure BAD!

DSC06973 Back HOME!  Feet propped up, wearing my favorite robe and a fresh pedicure!  And, might I add, There is No Place Like Home!



Where did we STAY~

DSC06899 Willow Tree Cottages and Camping Resort.  Link Here.

Willow Tree is 13 miles WEST of Cherry Grove Beach, SC.  It is surrounded with acres of wooded land.  Loaded with deer and everything nature has to offer. 


The following pictures are taken at Willow Tree~



DSC06877 This is the back side of the office and store.  The front looks just like the back.

DSC06867 Willow Trees EVERYWHERE!

DSC06948 The front of our little nest~

DSC06848 The back~

DSC06895 Looking from across the other side of the lake….our cottage was the first one on the left.

DSC06896 The boat dock on the far left, behind the bridge.  The office and pool. The exercise room, laundry room, and game rooms. The building on the far right is the banquet hall.

DSC06785 Notice the track….it goes all the way around and is 1 mile.

DSC06797 A BAD storm around 4 PM.

DSC06868 After the storm~

DSC06855 Beautiful flowers everywhere!

DSC06859 Creatures everywhere! ;) I almost squished this little fella one night. :0)

DSC06864 (2) He had a friend too.

DSC06853 First time I have ever seen a Eucalyptus TREE! We have been to Willow Tree many times, and this was the first time I noticed this!   As you can see…..

DSC06852 People have helped their selves to this tree. 

DSC06866 Butterflies everywhere~


DSC06873 The bridge~ Which has become famous for Wedding Photos! 

DSC06872 Let’s take a look at that sign~

DSC06874 A little closer, please~

DSC06875 OOOH, That is a picture of my MAN holding a Large Mouth Bass he caught out of the lake at Willow Tree.  Weighing 9 pounds.  Yes, 9!  Caught in 2004. 

This is a catch and release lake, but that fish ended up dying from the stress, so my MAN was able to keep it…It now hangs in our house….LOVELY! lol :)


What did we DO~

DSC06937 My Southern MAN fished and fished!!!  He’s a pro…lol :)

DSC06945 Told you he’s a pro…lol  Count the rods here…3 in the water, 1 getting ready for the water, and 1 laying on the ground, waiting it’s turn. :)

DSC06781 And, he caught ‘em~

DSC06782 Morning, noon and night~

DSC06786 He’s my MAN!


What I did~

DSC06921 I took pictures, of this good looking hunk!

DSC06963 And, me~

DSC06904 Went to Cherry Grove Beach…..LOVE this beach!  As you can see, it’s not a crowed beach! This was about 11:30AM, and there was not hardly a soul on the sand!


As you know, this was so relaxing to just lay on the beach…so quite, noting but the roar of the ocean and the crashing waves.  Oh, it was heaven!


Around 12:30 there wasn’t a soul to be found~EXCEPT……

DSC06916 This (somewhat) good looking lifeguard!LOL :)  Not sure why the state of SC pays him to do this, but I’m glad they did….LOL :)


Up next~ we will go shopping and house peeking!


I want to thank every for being so patient with me!  I really appreciate every visit and comment!  Blessings to you all!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing with us.

Crystal said...

Oh Nancy,
It looks like you had a wonderful trip! I have already been feeling the need to get to the beach. After seeing all of your photos, I absolutely have to figure out when to go:)
Glad you had a great time and it is good to have you back. I can't wait to see what else you share.


Four Paws and Co said...

Your photos are so beautiful & I really need to go to the beach now! Welcome back! ☺ Diane

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love your cute pedi!! :) Glad you had a wonderful vacation!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous vacation! I love the little cottage you stayed neat and cute! Also, I am having beach envy of everyone going to the beach. We don't have a close one but I would LOVE to go and look for seashells. That one looks delightful being so deserted.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Girl, I am soooo jealous!!
Looks like a great time had by all!

I bet your hubby keeps Brass Pro in Kodiak in business!!

Stacey said...

Hi friend! Did you like my message earlier today? We missed you!

It was fun seeing your pictures of you and the men. Looks like a great time away from home. Your little cottage was cute!

Looking forward to house peeking. :)


Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

It looks like you had a great time. What a lovely little place. My husband and I are going to the beach at the end of July, and your post today has made me very anxious for our vacation to come!

Beth at Aunties said...

Welcome home from an amazing time!
Your little nest looked cozy and the the surroundings awesome!
When we were in NC a few weeks ago and the Ocean looked and was angry! I glad she behaved for you! :-)

Your trip looked fun and loved the fish pictures. Love your pedicure!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I was at South Myrtle while you were at Cherry Grove. We should have gotten together. Isn't Cherry Grove a great beach? The place you stayed is beautiful. If you are ever back down there and want a good burger, try 5 Guys!!! There are 4 of them in the Myrtle Beach area. My cousin's son runs them. Great burgers and hand cut French fries! Love & blessings from NC!

Lisa said...

Bless your heart! I know you are double-dog tired :O) Looks like ya'll had a fabulous time. Can't wait for the shoppin' pics!

Sue said...

What a WONDERFUl vacation. I love those peaceful looking there. I can hardly wait for my week at the beach next month. Glad you are back with us!!

Anonymous said...

Vacations are good for the soul...

Love that little nest you stayed in...I would have screamed like a baby if I saw that F R O G !!!! lol

Glad you're home safe and sound...looks like you all had a nice time.

Kathy :)

ps can't wait for the house peeking !!!

Vintage Chicken said...

Oh my goodness.... looks like you had a wonderful vacation! Those cottages are so sweet - I will have to put that on my list of places of visit!

Thanks for sharing such great pics!

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a cute little cottage to stay in! From the look of your photos, you had a mighty fun and relaxing time. So glad you're home and safely too!

Tammy518 said...

Your vacation looks like such fun! And I love the little frogs.

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!

The Muse said...

oh goodness! This Muse needs a vacation if this is as close as it gets..I am thrilled...what a lovely post from beginning to end!

Now pass the worms and let's get to fishing!

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time of rest and relaxation. Your hubby is quite the fisherman. We have a bass mounted on our wall but it's only 5 lbs. I'll have to show my hubby the 9 pounder.
I wonder how far you were from me. I'm in SC 3 hrs. from the ocean. I'll have to look up that beach. It looks lovely there.

A Hint of Home said...

It's me again. I wanted to say Happy Anniversary!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Nancy, I am just so jealous! What a beautiful place, and those cute little cottages, and that wonderful deserted beach! Your photos are so pretty. How great that your husband's picture stays on that board! That is some fish! I guess since ya'll are kind of celebs at this place! Okay, you're home now. Come on down off of that cloud, and mix with us normal folks. Glad you had such a wonderful trip (I just wish it had been me!) I also want to thank you for the lovely comment you left in my posting of my family room. I've read it several times now, because it was so special. You sure know how to make somebody feel good. laurie

Miss Janice said...

Miss Nancy...sounds like y'all had a wonderful trip! Love the little cottage:) Looking forward to more photos!

Barbara said...

Nancy, Great pictures and a beautiful place to spend some time, but I understand coming home and sometimes wonder was it really worth it.

Thanks for sharing your trip.


Jessica said...


Your back! What a lovely vacation....the water is beautiful.

Hugs to you~ J

Unknown said...

I am late saying that I am so glad you are back from your vacation. Love the toes pictures.


Beth in NC said...

You are so adorable! I love the beach and feel myself being called there. :o)

I'm glad you had a great time!