Our Scamp Camper

We have some exciting news to share. We bought a Scamp camper.

Shawnee National Forest – Pine Hills Campground

It’s a tiny fiberglass camper, lightweight and just 13 feet long. Last summer up at Whitewater Lake in Wisconsin, we saw a Scamp parked in a driveway. I immediately fell in love with these tiny little campers. After casually browsing used Scamps for sale over the winter, we purchased one this spring.

Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Our family has taken several camping trips with the Scamp, and the kids are really enjoying their little bunk beds. Sophie just turned two and Everett is almost four, so I figure they’ll fit in the bunks for a while.

Thomas Woods – Marengo Ridge Conservation Area in Marengo, IL

Our Scamp is a 2018 model, though these trailers have been around since 1975. Ours sleeps 4. Billy and I share the almost full size bed and the kids sleep in the bunk beds.

Our bed in the Scamp

Our Scamp has a kitchenette with a stove and sink, but no bathroom. We prefer to use the facilities at the campsites instead. It’s filled with lots of cabinets and a little closet for storage. It has heat, which was great on our first camping trip in May when it got down to the 40’s at night. It doesn’t have air conditioning, but the powerful fan and large screen door have kept us cool.

Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca County, Wisconsin

We’re still planning on tent camping, since we love hike-in sites, but we appreciate that the Scamp will allow us to extend our family’s camping season from early spring to late fall. We also like having the Scamp for when we camp in places like the Smokies, where bears might wander through our campsite.

Shawnee National Forest – Pine Hills Campground

I appreciate all the emails I received during my lengthy hiatus from blogging. I hope everyone is having a great time camping this summer, and I always enjoy hearing about your favorite places to camp.

Everett’s New Room – Toddler Boy Bedroom

Thank you for all the lovely feedback on my last post. I’m 16 weeks pregnant now and we’re so excited about our upcoming arrival!

We’re planning on moving Everett into his toddler room after Thanksgiving. I am very pleased with how his new room has turned out: bright, cheery and fun.

bed - toddler boy roomcrib: ikea // crib rail: ikea // quilt: land of nod // fitted sheet: land of nod // monkey: build-a-bear

The first item I selected for Everett’s room was this colorful quilt. Once I picked it, the rest of the room quickly came together.

into the woods print - toddler boy roominto the woods print: c/o minted

I hung this scenic print of a watercolor painting where Everett can see it as he lies in bed. I am so happy with all of the framed prints I ordered from Minted. They really complete Everett’s room and the nursery.

toy storage - toddler boy roomcelestial moon print: c/o minted // shelving unit: secondhand // lantern: vintage coleman ukulele: hape // doe & buck: schleich //  car: hape // stacker tree: plan toys // drum: plan toys // bear puppet: gift // owl puppet: ikea // alligator: plan toys // stacker cone: plan toys // hammer toy: hape // glockenspiel: hohner kids // crocheted balls: gift

I hung this celestial moon print above Everett’s toy storage. Everett recently added the word “moon” to his vocabulary. He always points out the moon when it appears in his story books.

I received this shelving unit from a friend who no longer needed it–thanks Kathleen! It’s a great fit for the space. Each toy has its own cubby, which should make it easy for Everett to clean up once he’s done playing. One can hope…

I stuffed a few battery operated LED lights into a vintage camping lantern to create a nightlight. It looks a bit like fireflies on a warm summer night.

teepee - toddler boy room
teepee: land of nod

Everett loves playing hide and seek in his new teepee. He tries to sneak-out underneath one of the side walls instead of the front door, then laughs endlessly.

plush campfire - toddler boy room
plush campfire: land of nod // rug: land of nod

In front of the teepee, I added a plush campfire set. Everett’s not quite old enough to comprehend the joy of roasting marshmallows, but he likes throwing the soft rocks around his room.

The thick wool rug provides a soft play space for Everett and it should provide a cushion if (or when) he falls off his bed.

I am glad I could create this happy space for Everett. It seems to fit his personality and he already enjoys playing in his future bedroom. Hopefully he will settle in long before his younger sibling arrives.

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Coming soon…

…another baby. I’m so excited to share the news that we’re expecting our second child in May 2016!

In anticipation of big things to come, I decided to move Everett out of the nursery early so that he can adjust to his new bedroom long before his sibling arrives.

One of the things I love most about being pregnant is how my nesting instinct kicks in. It’s so much fun decorating kids’ rooms. There is more leeway to be creative and there are fewer restraints, especially when it comes to color and accessories.

nature theme nurserythe nursery

I started work on the nursery first by replacing the old art with woodland animal art. I found two prints at Minted, which is also where my Everett’s birth announcementsbaby shower invitations and baby shower decorations came from. They have an amazing selection of custom invitations, holiday cards and art from independent artists.

a deer-friend - nature theme nursery
a deer friend print c/o minted

Above the changing table I hung this beautiful photograph of a fawn. I love its simplicity and Everett is fascinated with it.

wild rabbit - nature theme nursery
wild rabbit print c/o minted

I also added this watercolor print of a rabbit near the window. I like how it’s the focal point when you enter the nursery.

What do you think of our nursery? I feel like it looks more ‘finished’ with the new art.

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