Oct 212014
 

Fab Finds Tuesday // RV Acccessories via J5MM.com

  1. If there was every a one-pot-wonder — this is it.  Small yet mighty — perfect for making soup for two, sweet and savory sauces, puddings and morning oats.  It is the perfect little deep frying vessel because it is just the right size to keep things under control.  Take for example these Fall Apple Pumpkin Fritters I made.  Heavenly I tell you — Heavenly :)  But mostly I use it to make breakfast porridge for B and the clean up is quite amazing.  Find it here
  2. Pumpkin Carving Templates :) B wants to carve out the trailer one and I am in love with the campfire scene — these are by far the cutest glamping and camping templates I have ever seen — from KOA
  3. I will admit, I have gone through more coffee making devices than I care to admit on the Airstream but when ordering more capsules for my Nespresso maker (that USED to be on the Airstream and since moved it indoors because it was a little too big for the Airstream counter) I discovered this little gem.  Tiny and space saving and the price can’t be beat — $99.00.  I was sold on the red one.  Check out all the colors (blue, white, cream, and more) here
  4. I’m not really a big fan of cornbread — mine always turns out so crumbly and dry and well — this recipe may be my saving grace.  Can’t wait to try!  Find it here

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Oct 142014
 

Fab Finds Tuesday via J5MM.com

  1. When we took our silver girl into the local Airstream dealership to have some warranty work done, I spied this cute canine collar and leash set in the store.  Looking up online, I also discovered this super cute ornament — perfect for the upcoming holiday season for you — or the glamper in your life // Ornament, Collar and Leash :)
  2. Keep your eye out on this Seattle artist — Katie Marks.  I heart her and her beautiful work.  This mug is only the first in my collection // from Silver Lining Ceramics
  3. Cast iron skillet Mac and Cheese?  Say no more! // Recipe by:  Spoon Fork Bacon
  4. There is no link for this one — oh how I tried to find one — but get in the car now and drive to your nearest Target (or call first) and pick up a pair of these super soft “Pink Flamingos On Ice,” glamping jammies for the chilly weather ahead // By Nick and Nora

xoxo Monica

Oct 082014
 

Suddenly Last Summer with our Airstream via J5MM.com

Fall is upon us now and the other day, it suddenly dawned on me, that last summer — a lot of cooking had been done in my silver kitchen which never made it onto J5MM.  Pouring over all my photos I took of my culinary creations made me realize also — what a beautiful, gloriously long summer we had here in Washington.  The warm breezes continue to blow, even now in what should be a chilly October.  We have our funny days where temps reach 80!  But today will be a nice mid 60’s October day according to the weather woman.  I’m ready for warm sweaters in the upcoming season and exhilarating early morning hikes where the frost graces the edges of the creek near my home. Continue reading »

Sep 302014
 

An Airstream Travel Blog // Fab Finds Tuesday via J5MM.com

  1. Glamping fashion at its finest — add this darling fleece neck warmer by Skida to your winter fashion repertoire. With a gentle reminder of summer flowers inspired by Monet, it will surely brighten up any winter day.
  2. I’ll be making this warm skillet bread and artichoke spinach dip this winter.  No question.  It not only seems as if it would be time saving but also an incredibly delicious appetizer or dinner even — served up with a salad.  Find the beautiful recipe here
  3. This is my new perfect coffee making vessel called the Chemex.  I love it for its versatility in multi-use from a coffee maker to start, to a flower vase and lastly, a wine decanter anymore?  Plus it’s beautiful . . .
  4. I can never stop obsessing over cute cutlery for my trailer.  Thanks Anthropologie for this new release.  Gold dots or black ones.  Your choice and oh so lovely!

Peace & Love XOXO

~ Monica

Chemex Flower Vase via J5MM.com

Sep 222014
 

Fishing the Cle Elum River in Washington State via J5MM.com

As sure as the summer sun sets and the big moon rises, my heart is drawn to this river that runs just beyond our property.  I call him Mr. River (and I love him).  Hubby doesn’t seem to mind.

It is here where I feel most at peace.  It is here where most of my summer is spent fly fishing, writing, crafting and frolicking about with Oliver.  Mr. River flows not only through the windy channel he has carved out, but also through my heart.  Our hearts.  I feel my brother is here too.

To get to Mr. River, we must travel through gravely back roads.  Only a few people know of this and I feel proud I can navigate when I do come here alone.

Backwoods River Drive via J5MM.comCle Elum River, Washington Fly Fishing Mecca

To begin our days spent with Mr. River, we enjoy early mornings on our property with simple breakfasts . . .

Glamping Breakfast via J5MM.comEarly Morning Coffee via J5MM.comRiver dog on the Cle Elum River, WashingtonBackroads with Oliver via J5MM.comB Fishing The Cle Elum River via J5MM.comRiverside Snack via J5MM.comCatch and Release Baby Rainbow Trout via J5MM.comRushing RiversFly fishing the Cle Elum River in Washington State via J5MM.comRiver Walk via J5MM.comAfter Fishing Lunch via J5MM.comThe Transforming Cle Elum River, Washington State via J5MM.com

Mr. River’s friends, the tall trees that live along his banks, give B a gift of a bark puzzle.  He is mesmerized by it.

tree puzzle

Some days I fish and other days I sit alongside Mr. River and create.  Sometimes I come with hubby and B and sometimes I come alone. I dip my toes into the water and make sage bundles.  I listen to Mr. River gently talk to me as I craft. He tells me that when I am here, with him, everything in the world is right. I love him.

River Craft via J5MM.comAirstream in Autum via J5MM.com // A River Story //Black Eyed Susanproperty (2 of 8)

The days spent with Mr. River are warm and when we come back to camp, the wind picks up with a slight chill to it.  We make ourselves at home and I prepare a pot of comforting chicken stew.  I love cooking in my silver kitchen.

Airstream Kitchen via J5MM.com

I make Mr. River Earrings.  They serve as a reminder of him and my summer spent here.  The blue stone is for his rushing waters, the chain symbolizes his swiftly flowing movement, the red is for the wild berries that grow alongside his banks and also the strawberries that live alongside my coalminers cabin.  The brown agate stone reminds me of the spotty skin of his trout, or the slippery stones I carefully and gently walk upon — and the pink gem reminds me of the sparkles that radiate off his waters.

Mr. River Earrings via J5MM.comRiver Earrings via J5MM.comRiver Love via J5MM.com

It was a whirlwind love affair I will never forget ♥

Goodnite Airstream

Sep 122014
 

DeschutesRiverOutfitters_1Fishing on the Deschutes River with Matt Carter and Nate Turner with Deschutes River Outfitters via J5MM.com

Matt Carter, our guide — from Deschutes River Outfitters showing me how it’s done.  Matt is a super talented angler and has been featured in many magazines and recently was featured on the cover of Fly Fisherman.  In addition, each summer he travels to Mongolia as a fly fishing guide.  Kinda crazy if you ask me, but follow your passion I say and this man certainly does :) Continue reading »

Sep 022014
 

SOCK1

These socks.

They have my heart.

Sounds kind of corny, but oh how I love them.

I love them !!

I’m not big on fashion socks — the last time I bought a cute pair such as these was a very long time ago.  10 years maybe?   Back when I was into my clog phase (which I seem to be reentering as of late) . . .

But if you, my sweet reader of J5MM love FUN socks — love CUTE socks — want to give a unique gift to the Glamper in your life?  Christmas stocking stuffer perhaps?  Go now and buy these !!  I bought mine at my local Nordstroms – but you can also buy them online here.  They are by the company called Hot Sox.

Hot Sox S'mores Crew Sock via J5MM.com
They even have a camping/fishing version too — here :)

Peace & Love,
Monica XOXO

Aug 312014
 

Frends Layla Headphones

When sitting down to write here on J5MM or out and about during our travels, my Layla headphones from Frends are always with me.  I love them that much :)  In fact, I love them so much that I am writing about them here on J5MM to share with you.  I’ve owned many a pair of headphones from your dollar store variety to the more costly Beats by Dr. Dre and I can honestly say to you, from the bottom of my heart that these headphones you see in that picture above are my end-all-to-all-headpones.  They are the “Layla,” headphones in gold from the company called Frends. Continue reading »