Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Our Camper Bathroom

It's actually pretty big for a camper bathroom!

It came without accessories, except for the shower curtain.  So I've been glamping it up a bit, trying to infuse it with all the comforts of home.

(Excuse my cruddy phone pictures.)

Showering Miss Clementine with the wand can be tricky, so I plug the shower base and create a little tub for her.  It's SO much easier to bathe her in a small area like that.

There's a window vent and fan in the ceiling above the shower.

And I bought Command Strips for everything!  (shower caddy, soap dish, mirror, hooks for rag, towels and basket)

Underneath the sink I store: feminine supplies, Clorox wipes, rubber gloves, extra toilet paper, cups, and trash bags.

I'm still looking for a cute print to hang on the wall and a shelf to place one's clothes on when changing.


Bath mat, toothbrush holder, and two-tiered counter basket - T.J.Maxx

Succulents and (wall) baskets - Hobby Lobby

Wall scent / night light and hand soap - Bath and Body works

Q Tip holder (I also put pony tail holders and hair clips in this container) - Target

Self-Adhesive toilet paper holder - Amazon

Shower squeegee - Walmart

Towels and wash rags - Walmart


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Girls' Weekend

"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it." ~ William Shakespeare

Two of my girls and I were on a camping trip this past weekend.

I soaked up nothing but R&R, and they proved to be their father's daughters with their love of nature and adventure.

We floated on water and took walks in the woods (in our jammies after showers).

We kayaked for hours on the second day.  (We launched the kayaks ourselves, too!)

REI co-op (camping outfitters) recently donated 8 kayaks, (with oars and life jackets) to this particular Texas State Park.  The kayak program was FREE to campers!  

Miss Mabel napped, and I started a new book on my kindle while Miss Ester went fishing off and on.

Miss Mabel discovered a private cove not far from our campground.

So quiet and peaceful!!

We love our Texas State Parks!  (This one was called Lake Ray Roberts Texas State Park.)

We buy the park pass each year and utilize the beauty that this huge state provides.

Sarah was suppose to go on this camping trip with them, but with poor Internet service and taking a summer class, she really couldn't make it and be able to study.  I'm hoping she is able to get away after her class ends the end of June.

Until the next trip...


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Re-Purposing Glass Candle Jars

Once the candle burned out, I wiped the wax out, washed the glass container, and Viola - instant Rosary holder!!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time For Tea!

We had so much fun this morning!

Miss Clementine had another group of little friends over for another tea party. 

This was our third party in one month.  I know that sounds nuts, but I was thinking 18 little girls together wouldn't be much of a lady-like tea party, you know what I mean?  Ha!

And a little side note before moving on, none of these ideas are my original ideas.  I just put my own personal twist on it.

The church dedicates the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and that was our theme.

My friend brought 7 little daughters (SEVEN)!!  One is cuter than the other, and in true Catholic fashion, they are stair steps (one right after the other with a set of identical twins tossed in for fun - no joke)!

Since I didn't have enough tea cups for this party, I went ahead and purchased these adorable, paper, decorate-your-own tea cups on Amazon here.

The little ladies had so much fun decorating them with stickers and crayons.

Our menu ::

Tea Biscuits

Vanilla Tea Cake

Cucumber sandwiches

Fruit punch juice (which we pretended to be tea of course ;)

And just a little FYI, this fruit spread is so so so delicious!

It seriously is going to be the death of me this summer.  Ha ha!

After tea and biscuits and cake and sandwiches, the girls worked on their spiritual bouquets.

And I did it.   I bit the bullet and used glitter for a craft!  (I am NOT a glitter mom.)

And I survived :)

A spiritual bouquet is a card filled with prayers or devotional acts that the giver will offer for a receiver (typically someone in much need).

They all turned out so pretty and meaningful.

We sent our friends home with full bellies and joy-filled hearts!

I mentioned on this Marian Tea Party and Mary May Baskets post how much I love the Tea and Cake With the Saints.   One of the sweetest books for Catholic girls out there.  And no!  I'm not getting paid for an endorsement :)

With summer in full swing, we are looking forward to planning more - a little more low key next time since we've entertained all of our friends now.

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death, Amen.


Stan's Baptism Birthday

June 4 is Stan's Baptism birthday :)

He was baptized on Pentecost Sunday, June 2005.

What's really cool is that Miss Mabel received her First Holy Communion and was Confirmed on June 4 as well!    A God-coincidence.

We looked through his Sacrament box that keeps all of his cards, certificates, and other small gifts, and then gave him this book ::

Stan has a real connection to St. Martin de Porres.  Another God-coincidence.

Stan and St. Martin have a lot in common.  One of the big things that sticks out is that St. Martin's feast day (Nov. 3) happens to be Stan's adoption day (Nov. 3).  Mmm Hmm

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!


Monday, June 4, 2018

Camper Kitchen Update

So we have this HUGE (for a camper) pantry  in our camper kitchen.

When we took the camper for a "test drive" last month I knew we'd have to adjust the pantry to maximize all that space.

My husband recently installed a roll out (we are the business owners of Kitchens Alive) and whipped up a drawer front because this gal likes things to match ;)

I can have only one drawer in the bottom space because the microwave is in the way, so I picked up a metal shelf to hold my tin foil, baggies, etc.

And since that microwave does hang low, the drawer front could only be so tall.

BTW, that drawer front was the middle panel of an old cabinet door from our kitchen.  He cut it down, sanded the old finish off, and stained it in a matter of 10 minutes!  He's awesome like that! 

David put on a drawer lock to keep it shut when we are rolling down the road.

Organization is key!!

Now for that top space...

That's toaster on the left side of the top space.  I plan to keep our food pantry items up there.

It's really awkward to reach back (the pantry is 2' deep!), so I was thinking about having David build a half shelf on the far side of it, one that runs from front to back??

Or maybe using a wire shelf like this??

He also transferred the this paper towel holder from our tear drop camper to this new camper.  I had him install it under the microwave.

Two of my daughters and I are heading out this weekend to camp.  I'm looking forward to the R&R and figuring out different ways to bring the comfort of home into this living space!

Until next time...



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