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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The weather has warmed up (well...."warmed up" to 40 degrees...) and it has us thinking about summer adventures. Camping and hiking, exploring our favorite state parks and hopefully venturing out and finding some new favorite places, as well.

Also, thinking even further ahead to later this summer/ fall, when we will be taking baby on his/her first adventures.

Some new jewelry and beads inspired by our always-present yearning to go and do and see.

All artwork featured in this post will be making its way to baby's room :)

 Beads/ jewelry available in my shop (if it hasn't already sold!).

And our newest addition...
Luke and I have been searching craigslist for the past year to find a used teardrop camper. We love to camp and wanted an easier way to "jump in and go"....otherwise it seems like camping takes 2 extra days of packing/unpacking. Plus sleeping on the ground in our tiny tent was getting old...and would probably be less fun with a huge belly and baby in tow. They are hard to find around here and the ones we came across were either too big (to be pulled with our car) or too small (no room to grow with baby). We found this one late last week and even though it was way over our budget, we decided it was too perfect to not go take a look. Of course, we fell in love...
It is perfect. MORE than what we were looking for. I will post more pictures someday but what you can't see....the kitchen has a sink and pull-out stove in the right drawer, cupboard space...lots of room for kitchen-y things.
Inside the entire floor is a bed (with cupboards/ shelves on both ends) and plenty of room for all of us to sleep. It has heat and a/c (what!? we don't even have a/c in our house!) and a storage rack on front for coolers or bikes or baby stuff...

So, we pooled together our money, cashed in some old savings bonds, borrowed a little from our baby stuff fund and are crossing our fingers for a tax refund.... and we made it OURS! Probably a little irresponsible but life is short and we see this as an investment in our family and baby's future. More time spent together, doing the things we love.

Once some of our snow melts, we will be taking it out for a test spin- so excited :)


  1. guh! it's amazing, I want one!

  2. SO FUN! you are going to have a blast in that! I can't wait to read about your first adventure out in it! I'll be right behind ya, I think this might be the first season we'll finally be able to take out the VW Camper and actually enjoy it for the whole summer! Cheers to camping!

  3. That is awesome! And I think that it makes perfect sense to have that. I didn't realize that you were expecting a wee one, Miss Kylie. Congratulations on the new life and the new adventures of mommyhood and camping! Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. so cool, you guys are so hip! can't wait to come over and see it (once it gets above 50)

  5. That camper is AWESOME! While I love waking up in a tent, my husband and I have been drooling over some of the camper vans and airstreams that we see while walking around the campgrounds. Just wish some of those things got better gas mileage!