May 112017
 

When you’re staying on a boat, the one thing you definitely do not have is a campfire right outside your door.  Honestly, it’s something I miss terribly.  But thank goodness for South Beach and it’s many offerings of fire pits, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from our boat slip on San Juan Island and it fulfills the campfire craving nicely I must say.

We’ve been spending time on this sacred stretch of beach for longer than I can remember.  It’s a rather special place for us and it has my heart.  Now that we’ve got our little boat here on island, we continue our tradition of visiting this beach, exploring it’s endless beauty and enjoying a grand finale of a roaring campfire.  Our Airstream has even been here once on a day camping adventure.  I fondly remember that day, hiking the bluffs and exploring to our hearts content with not a care in the world.  As the sun began to set, we stepped into the Airstream where B and I cooked up a one pot meal of rock fish with sweet cherry tomatoes and spinach, atop garlicky butter beans that we enjoyed at the picnic table, fireside.

Such sweet times ♥

Our first Silver Girl, 2009 – South Beach, San Juan Island, Wash.

Mar 162017
 

I would slow down my pace as I walked Oliver past this sweet Airstream  during our visit to Crystal Mountain a few weeks back.  Just a few sites down from us, this Airstream captured my heart and I was absolutely dying to see the inside.  Fortunately I didn’t have to stalk the Airstream too long before owner Jenn opened up the front door and I was able to introduce myself to her.  She gave me a tour and shared her future vision of the interior with me.  I tell ya, I left completely inspired — and, goodness, does she have great taste!  If you look at the photo below, the front portion of the Airstream where you see the silver insulation — that will be covered with beautiful copper sheets and instead of having one dinette table, Jenn and her hubby Shane plan on installing two tables that can raise/lower to suit different situations — a coffee table and a dinette table both at the same time.  Very clever!  The interior is very light and bright that is complemented with beautiful white enamel pieces and copper accents.

This is not your typical Airstream however, this beautiful trailer’s sole purpose is that of a ski lodge.  Outfitted with a bench to store ski boots and a row of hooks to hang up ski attire (all which dry quickly thanks to the most adorable wood burning stove), this Airstream is an RVing skier’s dream come true.

Jenn was so sweet to send me a list of links to all of her favorite items she has in her trailer — to share with you because she believes in supporting all the local small vendors and local makers, “I’m happy to share,” she wrote.

So without further ado, let’s begin the tour!   Continue reading »

Jan 272017
 

This wasn’t where I meant to be this weekend.  I meant to be at home dusting off my workbench in order to begin working on some new jewelry designs for my Etsy shop.  But rather, sweet friends of ours phoned us up and invited us to come and visit with them at their cozy cabin in the woods near Crystal Mountain.  Needless to say, a trip to the cabin propelled the idea of silversmithing to the curb-and I was very okay with that.  I was, as a matter of fact, in need of a snow fix and boy, did Miss Mother Nature deliver ♥ Continue reading »

Sep 132016
 

2016 Best Food Blog // Seattle A-List via J5MM.com

Thank you to the sweet person out there who nominated J5MM on Seattle’s A-List site for “Best Food Blog.”  I’m beyond flattered for the nomination (it’s my first nomination for anything, ever ♥ )  and it makes me glad that someone thinks I am worthy of this very special title.  Would be nice!

So if you will, please vote for me friends :)  It would mean a great deal to me, hubby, B and I am quite certain even Oliver :)

Please Vote Here: 2016 Best Food Blog

Sir Oliver Bennett // Canine Wanderlust ♥ Continue reading »