Nov 292010

Went for a hike to the beach through Obstruction Pass State Park and found remnants of a pine tree all over the ground after the wind storm.  Decided to make a miniature Christmas tree for our Airstream using seashells for ornaments and some seaweed/kelp for tinsel.  It was the most beautiful tree ever.

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Nov 292010

Here is how I decorated our first Airstream — very different from our Airstream now but still very fun, I think :)


With gift card in hand I stepped into my local Anthropologie store. Wow. I couldn’t believe my eyes — so many beautiful and unique items from clothing to kitchen to gardening! Here are three things I brought home with me that I found fit so well on our Airstream.

Retro Kitchen Timer (and it’s orange!)

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Nov 292010

Finally used my vintage Nordic Ware “Good Morning” rooster omelette pan.  Found it at my local Goodwill for under $5.00 and clean up is a breeze thanks to the nonstick interior.  The trick to using this pan is to cook the majority of your omelette on one side and then a smaller amount on the second side.  This way, the side with the smaller amount will cook quicker creating a sort of “lid” that will fall atop the other side when the pan is shut.

I didn’t use any special recipe here, just sauteed some onions with butter and then used up whatever Egg Beaters we had on hand with real eggs. I  am not kidding, I used about a cup of egg beaters and 8 eggs and I still could have added more eggs.  Once the egg started to set, I grated some sharp cheddar and put that on one side (the side that had the most egg) and then flipped the lid shut.  It worked really well!

Nov 292010

THANKFUL we were that our Airstream survived the record breaking temps here in the San Juan Islands just before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Apparently temps were down into the low teens with gusts of winds up to 50 mph.  Luckily we learned that when our furnace runs, not only does it keep the inside of the Airstream nice and toasty warm, but the furnace is also “ducted” so it blows warm air on the pipes as well.

Nov 292010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we decided to opt out of the traditional big family get together and celebrate the holiday on our Airstream, just the three of us up on the San Juan Islands here in Washington State.  I have been very excited about the idea of cooking a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a small space on our Airstream and I am happy to say everything turned out perfectly.  As a matter of fact, I think this is probably the best Thanksgiving dinner I have ever made.

We shopped at Orcas Homegrown Market & Deli for our (special) turkey.  This is an incredible market as they carry everything you can possibly imagine from exotic hard to find herbs to fresh caught seafood and a plethora of meticulously arranged produce.

Our Thanksgiving menu consisted of roast turkey, baked mashed potatoes and brown sugar glazed carrots along with my own cranberry sauce and gravy.

Probe thermometer, makes life a little easier.

Our turkey from Shelton’s thanks to Orcas Homegrown Market & Deli.  I should mention that never, ever again will I buy a turkey that is not organic/free range.  After years of buying supermarket turkey’s, this one was so different in every way.  The texture of the meat was so long and lean and incredibly tender; there was literally no fat to trim and the taste was something I have never experienced before.


Fully prepped — btw, that is my iPad in the background with the best (in my opinion) recipe organizer app called Paprika.

I didn’t follow the roasted turkey recipe exactly.  I subsitutted sage and rosemary from my garden and I didn’t melt the butter.  Instead (since the turkey was so lean) I put pats of butter under the skin of the breast.

My simple cranberry sauce — just a bag of cranberries, one squeezed orange, two cinnamon sticks and about one cup of light brown sugar.

Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to boil and cook until you reach a consistency that is to your preference.

Boiled potatoes before being smashed into mashed….

Carrots cooking away in my new cast iron skillet

Potatoes “after”

Happy Thanksgiving and Bon Appetit!

Nov 172010

One morning at West Beach Resort, we saw the sweetest baby deer out of our Airstream window.  The little darling had no fear and came right up to us.  Her brother was nearby with little baby horns and was a bit more skeptical of us.


Nov 072010

Here is a virtual tour movie I made last summer. Hubby says my hand looks like the “Thing” from the Adams Family – anyways . . .

Here are some interior shots I have taken of our Airstream over the past year.  As you can probably guess, I thoroughly enjoy decorating as she has gone through many different decorating schemes.  She currently is in the “sheepskin” phase as we are gearing up for our winter cat skiing adventure to Big Red Cats.  I hope you enjoy my pictures and also hope they will bring you some inspiration if you are thinking of redecorating your Airstream.

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