The Journey ~

Life is a journey. Not a destination.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May showers bring...

Headaches? We are now at day 19 of rain. We did have some sunlight today though! So, between my runs to Ohio and Jaks to North Carolina,  not even an overnight campout. But I have "She who had no name" all packed and ready to go. And Polly probably needs a little tweaking, but she can be ready to go. AND most importantly, I  have a new tow vehicle! When we have a good break in the weather I will pop up both campers for a final pack up and then I will really be ready! Oh, I also have my backpack ready to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Polly's sister needs a name!

I have Polly's sister popped up. She needs a name. Is Poppy too redundant? In Victoria I visited a beautiful garden that grew BLUE poppies. They were really blue and amazing. I think Poppy would be a name, but a good name?

Anyway,  I bought a sweet purple rug and made some curtains and pillows today. I actually think she is done.  Less is more when kids are camping! I think I will go through the old toys.  We might need a few in the camper, maybe.

So, the kids side is bright and open. MY side has a curtain.  ☺

March Madness?

The big news is (drum roll, please) that I purchased another Livin Lite Quicksilver. The 8.0 has 2 bunkends and a drop down table to bed. The Quicksilver brand is all aluminum. They are trying to make them look a little warmer in the 2016 model with a vinyl wood look floor and champagne color walls but basically, the models are cold and stripped down. I have a sink and air conditioning though no propane. 

So, why buy a used stripped down aluminum camper for the same cost as a nice new pop up? One reason - weight. Base weight is 860, gvwr is 1400. Well within my Forester's 2400 lb rating. I am going to load it and take it to the county recycling center where there is a scale to get a good weight. I don't expect to need trailer brakes though. Secondary reason for a LL QS, and a good one, is that being all aluminum means no rot!

My new camper needs a name. The decor is going to be "cheerful" and she is designated to be fun for our grands.  

So, here she is! Polly Pop-up's big sister! (OH! I am keeping Polly! At least for now!)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Snow? NO, I would rather have my toes in the SAND!

We are expecting a little snow tomorrow so let's play in the sand!  This is an awesome tangle by Karry Heun. It's fun to do and looks awesome. Let's see what YOU do with it!

Friday, January 22, 2016


It has begun! The Blizzard of epic,  historic proportion! :-) I had my girlfriend visit for an hour at the winery. Now I'm ready to craft!

Bring it on!

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Junk Journal

We are nearing the end of our Advent Journaling. I hope you have enjoyed this journey through Advent. This is my favorite part of Christmas, the 12 days of Christmas.  All is calm, and I love sitting by the tree, listening to Christmas music.

So on this,  the 10th? 11th? Day of Christmas,  I realized that I would soon need another journal! I have loved using this repurposed book and will surely do something like it again, but not yet. 

I have a Pinterest board called "Journals I Love" and on it are several Midori journals. Today I made a Faux-Midori! It was a scrap of leather, scrap paper sewn together, elastic bands... I didn't have to buy anything! I call it Winter Rose. I left it pretty blank (for a junk journal) so I have lots of space to draw as well as write.

Already I am wondering what my next journal will be!