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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

Ensuring child passenger safety is SO important. When our RV was totaled, thank goodness the baby was safely strapped into his car seat. The seat (we had this travel system) was appropriate for his weight, height and age, and the installation was checked by a […]

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled in southwestern Virginia.  The house is (mostly) furnished, and we are no longer going to the store every day to replace missing items.  We are moving out of survival mode and beginning to […]

23 Delicious Dishes You Can Make in a Smoker

23 Delicious Dishes You Can Make in a Smoker

Meat cooked in a smoker is heavenly, but did you know you can bake cake in a smoker?  Really! Now that we are stationary, we purchased a secondhand smoker and a load of wood.  These are our favorite recipes to make in a smoker, and […]

Easy Scrapbook Paper Banner

Easy Scrapbook Paper Banner

My sewing machine was another casualty in our RV wreck.  I was really getting into quilting and had several projects in the works, so an upgrade was in order.  It needed to have a wide throat to fit larger quilts through, a metal casing and […]

How to Navigate a RV Insurance Claim

How to Navigate a RV Insurance Claim

Your RV is damaged.  Now what?  Here is how we navigated our RV insurance claim after a wreck and some tips we learned along the way. First, always carry full coverage insurance for all your vehicles.  We chose GEICO as our insurance carrier for the […]

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Sadler was born with a misshapen head most likely attributed to his position in the womb.  Babies can also get flat spots from sleeping on their back and spending time in one spot in a car seat. Our pediatrician recommended re-positioning Sadler’s head when possible […]

Vintage Metal Star Chair Makeover

Vintage Metal Star Chair Makeover

We are finding all kinds of interesting things on our rental property.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? Dave surprised me by pulling these punched metal chairs with stars out of the woods one day. They are pretty cute, and a matching set […]

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

It’s official.  Both the truck and RV are totaled, so now I can share the whole story. We were traveling eastbound on I-20 through Mingus, Texas.  My husband was driving (thank goodness!), and it was time fuel up.  I was riding in the backseat with […]

20 Delicious Burgers for Your Next BBQ

20 Delicious Burgers for Your Next BBQ

Dave could eat burgers for every meal, every day.  He can BBQ a mean burger too.  We purchased this little grill (affiliate) for our RV and fell in love with it.  Now that we live in a house, the BBQ grill made its way onto the […]

How To Install RV Flooring

How To Install RV Flooring

Here’s the final tutorial about our RV that was totaled a week after we finished renovations, and it’s all about flooring.  We will cover how to remove the previous carpet and linoleum, choosing the right flooring for a RV, preparing to install flooring (especially when […]