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!
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 :)
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Savory . . . velvety . . . rich . . . are just some of the words that come to mind when describing this simple seafood paella recipe I made for Go RVing. If you’d like the recipe please visit Go RVing’s recipe blog here.
Oh and some exciting news — Go RVing is compiling their favorite RV Summer recipes in one (free) cookbook, and they need your help! Share a few of your favorites using the hashtag #RVCookbook on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to be featured!
~ Monica XO
A short while ago when visiting the San Juan Islands of Washington State, we had the pleasure to dine at the Bay Cafe on Lopez Island. It was here, where I had one of the best salads of all time called the Lopez Arugula Salad. Owners, Tim and Kristin Shea shared their very simple recipe with me, so that I could pass it along to you ♥ Now bear with me, this salad recipe could very well be a fabulous find, and it is — but wait until you see what I have prepared it in :)
Is this serving bowl set from “Camp Casual”, not the most perfect serving bowl set for your RV kitchen? Just look at how simply lovely it is! Thank you Rachel for sending it to me! This serving bowl set will live happily in my Airstream kitchen from now on, no question :)
I knew straight away, the Lopez Arugula Salad would be the first salad to fill this marvelous bowl. I honestly, truly, hopefully hope you will make this because quite frankly, it’s such a fresh and zippy salad that is quite delicious! Here is the recipe:
The Bay Cafe
Lopez Arugula Salad
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Toast the almonds on a baking sheet until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then roughly chop.
Toss the arugula in your salad bowl with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and half of the Parmesan cheese. Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese and chopped almonds. Serve immediately.
Some other goods on my Fabulous Finds radar are:
This “take it anywhere,” red table. It’s very stylish and seems to be quite practical as well.
This “travel pouch,” would be quite handy for those trips to the RV park shower to keep all your beauty essentials in one place.
Oh and last but not least, you can now buy this charming Airstream shaped cutting board here.
Hope you enjoyed this installment of Fabulous Finds Tuesday :)
I’ve been sharing some recipes of mine over on GoRVing’s recipe site. This fudgey skillet cookie with a soft center is a decadent treat that I actually make quite often during our road trips. Scoop it straight out of the skillet or allow to cool slightly and cut into slices. Vanilla ice cream makes it that much better, if that’s even possible. You can find the recipe here and I hope you enjoy :)
PS: There are so many great recipes on GoRVing’s site and it’s a great resource for meal planning your next road trip :) Be sure to have a look around.
I recently wrote a piece for GoRVing sharing how I go about meal planning and organizing the RV fridge. If you’re curious to see the method to my madness, please travel with me here: “How To Pack Your RV Fridge For a Week Long Road Trip.”
Thank you friends, for being here – and there :)
It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Spending the holidays in the San Juan Islands warms my heart. There is no other place like the Islands during the holidays.
To really get a feel for the islands, please visit my first post for Go RVing here and I hope you enjoy (and visit one day, if you have not had the chance.)
Happy shiny holidays,
~ Monica XO