10 Ways a Countertop Dishwasher Will Change Your Life

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10 Ways a Countertop Dishwasher Will Change Your Life

Did you know a countertop dishwasher is a thing? A friend of mine shared this bit of intel with me, and my mind was blown. I can have a dishwasher, that doesn’t include my own two hands, in my small rental kitchen? Had I known, I would have bought one … Read More

How to Meal Plan for Camping

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How to Meal Plan for Camping

Camping is a great way to spend time with family and friends and get away from the rest of the world. When we unplug and move to take ourselves away from the things in life that stress us, we get an opportunity to see the world from a fresh light … Read More

Foil Packet Camping Meals You’ll Love

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Keep meal planning easy with these 20 foil packet camping meals. Cook them over a fire, on a grill, or even in your RV oven. All ingredients can be prepped in advance, and there is no messy pan to clean. Foil packet meals are great to cook at home too. … Read More

Camping Scavenger Hunt Riddles

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Camping Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Camping is a favorite childhood memory, and it’s even more fun with a camping scavenger hunt. Getting away from day-to-day responsibilities, exploring nature, and enjoying time together is what camping is all about. We are looking forward to taking Sadler on his first camping trip this summer with many more … Read More

Rent a RV for Your Next Family Vacation

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5 Reasons to Rent an RV for Your Next Family Vacation

Living in a RV for two years taught us a lot about valuing our time together. Less space meant less time taking care of things and more time taking care of ourselves. Our RV was totaled, but we would do it all again in a heartbeat! In the meantime, we … Read More

Happiest Camper Quilt Free Pattern

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Happiest Camper Quilt Free Pattern

This Happiest Camper quilt is so fun! After totaling our RV and being forced to rent a house, we suddenly had multiple rooms to fill with beds to cover.  I wanted to make something bright and cheerful for the master bedroom that would come together quickly. I started with 5″ … Read More

Child Passenger Safety Week

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Child Seat Safety

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 Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. … Read More

RV Insurance Claim Tips

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Navigating 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 RV and tow vehicle, both … Read More

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

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RV Totaled Wreck

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 our 8-month-old son.  Upon exiting … Read More

RV Flooring: How to Install Step by Step

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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 how to install RV 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 you … Read More

RV Makeover

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Camper RV Makeover Renovation

We put a lot of work into our RV makeover in the weeks leading up to it getting totaled. (More about that here.)  If I had known what I know now, I would have taken a lot more photos.  There was still some finishing work to be done, but these … Read More

Our Totaled RV

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RV Totaled Wreck

On April 9th we left Arizona with the RV in tow and set off for our new home in Big Stone Gap, VA.  The springtime drive was beautiful, everyone was enjoying the trip (including the baby and dogs), and after two years we finally felt like we had this RV … Read More