Yellow Dresser Makeover

Dresser Makeover Mustard Yellow

We have a bright and happy yellow dresser makeover to share with you.  It was one of the first pieces of furniture we purchased after totaling our RV and moving into a house rather suddenly.  It was tucked away in a booth at an indoor flea market.  Initially, we asked … Read More

Quilter Gift Guide

Gift Guide for Quilters

This quilter gift guide only includes products that are tried and true.  I personally own each item and use them in every quilt I make.  Quilters of all skill level can use these gift items, from beginner to advanced.  Also, they are all consumable or wear out over time, so … Read More

Cranial Helmet FAQ’s Answered By A Mom

Idaho Pasture Pig

My son wore his first cranial helmet for nearly 4 months before growing out of it. His head looked significantly better, but the measurements could still improve. Making the decision to move forward with a second helmet was easy, despite the 4-hour drive to our nearest clinic. Here are some … Read More

Happiest Camper Quilt Free Pattern

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

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

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled on a 5-acre homestead 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 enjoy … Read More

23 Smoker Recipes

Smoker Recipes

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 we can’t wait to get … Read More

Easy Scrapbook Paper Banner

Scrapbook Paper Banner

This scrapbook paper banner adds whimsy and color to any space. 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 … Read More

RV Insurance Claim Tips

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

Why My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Baby Cranial Helmet

Our son, Sadler wears a cranial helmet, and we receive lots of questions about it. This post provides some answers about why head needs it and the process to get it. Sadler was born with a misshapen head most likely attributed to his position in the womb.  Babies can also … Read More

Vintage Metal Chairs Makeover

DIY Vintage Metal Star Chair Makeover

We are finding all kinds of interesting things on our rental property, like a set of awesome vintage metal chairs.  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 … Read More

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

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