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 :)
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 :)