How I Started Knitting On my 10th birthday, my Auntie Kim bought me the Boye Knitting starter kit and a skein of Red Heart Yarn. I wish I could say that this is when my beloved hobby began, but that’s not how it worked out. At the time it was too difficult and then I stashed it away never to be found again. Fast forward to a twenty-year-old broke college student looking for a way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family while on a budget. I went to a local Michael’s craft store, bought the same Boye starter kit from when I was ten, and went back to my dorm. This time around, … [Read more...] about How I Started Knitting and 3 Reasons Why You Should Too
After sharing the story of our home away from home, I have received a lot of questions from readers about seasonal campsites for their own family. Although we are new owners ourselves, I am a second generation seasonal camper with a wealth of knowledge to draw from my own family members--I also work in a seasonal campground during the summer (not our own campground! Don’t poop where you eat, folks…) Today I am addressing frequently asked questions about a seasonal campsite. How much does a seasonal campsite cost? Trailer/Unit Price If you already own a trailer--awesome! … [Read more...] about Seasonal Campsites: FAQs about Seasonal Campground Living
Some of you might remember that I am participating in a shopping ban inspired by The Year of Less by Cait Flanders. Based on the first month, I would say that I am merely attempting a shopping ban. To refresh your memory, these are the guidelines: The Essentials List The Nonessentials List The Approved Shopping List Groceries and basic kitchen supplies Personal care and cleaning supplies (but only when I run out) Gifts for others Items on the approved shopping list Clothes and shoes Home Decor — just make it. You’ll probably like it better that … [Read more...] about Shopping Ban Update: Month 1
Ice Cream: A Life Full of Memories Ladies and gentlemen, when writing this post I couldn't even think of a way to start professing my love for ice cream. It came out as just a list of childhood memories and locations: Walking down to Carol’s Dairy Bar after school with mom in Fitchburg, Massachusetts THE BIGGEST “large vanilla” I have ever seen at Kay’s Dairy Bar in Gardner, Massachusetts Cherry Hill Farm Ice Cream in Lunenburg, MA Trips with Dad through the Dairy Queen drive-thru window in Saco, Maine and driving to Camp Ellis to sit and eat our treats Orange soft serve in … [Read more...] about Dairy Free Strawberry “Ice Cream”
Weekend plans: Chalk Paint! Okay, so I know I'm a bit behind the trend and chalk paint has been a thing for a while--but I had never used it up until now. I thought a weekend alone was the perfect time to give it a try. Mr. Geek started renovating our bathroom at home and told me to stay at camp for a few days. Well, he did not have to tell me twice! Gronk and I hit the road early Saturday morning. I had ordered Rust-Oleum Matte Interior Chalked Paint in Serenity Blue through Amazon and was so excited to try it for the first time! My eyes were on a bench for the entry area to … [Read more...] about Why I Paint With Chalk Paint and You Should Too!