Jan 122015
 

Beauty To Go // Glamping Fashion & Beauty via J5MM.comIn about one month we pack up the Airstream and head into Montana for a 10 day winter road trip.  We’ll be staying at the Whitefish RV Resort and I am so excited!  Hubby told me last night that is has been snowing a lot in Whitefish.  I’m crossing my fingers that the snow will stick around when we arrive because I honestly love a wintery picturesque campground. Continue reading »

Jan 072015
 

LaConner, Washington Town Guide via J5MM.com

Happy shiny 2015 to you!  Hubby, B, Oliver and I are wishing you only the best for 2015 and we hope that your hopes and dreams come true in this brand new year :)

We felt very fortunate to have been able to ring in the new year at the picturesque Thousand Trails campground in LaConner, Washington.  Our site was #164 and has been proudly added to our “must return” list.

Thousand Trails Campground LaConner, Washington Site 164 via J5MM.com Continue reading »

Dec 272014
 

They say that if you don’t try, you’ll never know.  This quote gets me every time and hangs on my home office wall.  It reminds me that if I let fear stand in the way of my hopes and dreams, I may never know what “could be,” and that could haunt me for a long time.

So in 2014, I believed that if I worked super hard, good things would come (and boy did they).  I’ve made new friends from all over the world thanks to J5MM and have received some of the most sweetest comments that literally brought tears to my eyes.  It’s a passion this blog of mine and I’m so happy to have you all here in my world.

During this beautiful December, not only did I experience a peaceful Christmas with sweet handmade gifts from B, I received a very special gift of a very different sort.  This gift came from the RVing coalition — GoRVing.com  when they reached out to me.  They happen to think I am pretty good at what I do here on J5MM and asked if I would like to become a blogger for them and share some of our adventures and RVing domesticity with their readership.  I was so completely flattered and so very happy.  I mean, this was Go RVing, they are “THE” RVing coalition.  I will admit, hubby had to pull me down hard from cloud nine ;)

So without further adieu, here is my very first post for GRV.  I hope you like it and share it.  It’s full of recipes and a great DIY for gifts that would be perfect for any time of the year:  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 

Thank you for being here.  It means so much to me and I truly hope you are having a resultful and peaceful holiday season XOXO

With love,

Monica

Holiday RV Recipes via J5MM.comGo RVing

Dec 222014
 

Sweet Potato and Beet Tart via J5MM.com // RV Cooking //

Soon 2015 will be upon us.  A new year with a fresh start, new hopes and new big dreams.  I love this time of year — not only is it the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also the most exciting time.  The Christmas holiday, together with the anticipation of the upcoming new year just makes my heart sing. Continue reading »

Dec 092014
 

Last night, after dinner with the boys, I made myself a cup of tea, sat down at my desk and made something.

I made a calendar.
I hope you like it, because I made it for you :)
I hope you print it out and write down all of your hopes and dreams for the New Year to come.
I also hope you share it with your friends and family.

xoxo
Monica

PS If you click on the calendar below, it will take you to the PDF to download. It prints beautifully on 8.5″ x 14″ legal sized paper.

J5MM-2015-Calendar

Dec 072014
 

Glamper Sterling Silver Necklace via J5MM.com // RV Jewelry Accessories //

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow at 12:00 o’clock PM, PST time, these last three lovelies will become available in my Etsy shop.  I hope you can swing by and have a look around.  They would make a very special gift for the Glamper in your life this holiday season — or for you :)   Continue reading »

Dec 022014
 

Northwesternmost Point of the USA Road Trip via J5MM.com

There was much to be thankful for over this past Thanksgiving holiday road trip of ours. I am no doubt so very thankful for my boys, our health, our silver girl and so much more.

I was also incredibly thankful for mother nature bestowing her generosity upon us with good weather during our holiday road trip.  One morning though, she did decide to pour buckets of rain down upon us but luckily our plans were to wrap up camp and head to our next destination.  As we drove, the gray skies turned blue and the sun shined so brightly, turning our surroundings into the most beautiful golden color.  The sky was also the most beautiful shade of blue I had ever seen.  Maybe it was just my imagination, but the color was different to me.  I took so many photos.  I just couldn’t help it.

We just got back home-home this Sunday from our trip.  On our trip we visited the quaint town of Port Townsend and glamped at the Point Hudson Marina and RV Park.  We then motored up along the windy, and sometimes white knuckle — coastal roads towards Hobuck Beach RV Resort where we secured a beautiful ocean view spot.

We did so much, together.  It was a special time and B couldn’t stop talking about what fun he had on our trip, during our drive home.

“It was the best trip mommy!  Thank you.”

That’s what makes my heart squeeze with happiness — this child of ours and these memories hubby and I are making for him.  As I looked out the truck window, I couldn’t help but get teary eyed thinking that one day, maybe, he will bring his family to these spots we visited and possibly, just possibly share his stories — his memories with us — with his family for his children to remember.

It’s now Tuesday, December 2nd as I type this.  I have so many photographs to sort through, but I love it all.  I’m looking forward to sharing a detailed story of our trip with you so that perhaps, if you are considering planning a trip out this way, you may consider visiting the places we have.

In the meantime, every night after work — after all the home chores are taken care of, I sit down at my work bench and craft silver inspired travel accessories.  I am hoping very much to update my Etsy shop this Sunday with silver goodies.  I’ve been working on two sets of earrings so far and they are just about the most beautiful little earrings ever.  Another leaf design (which has been very popular.  THANK YOU !!)  and a new silversmithing technique I have learned — a tiny concave silver bowl with teeny-tiny little silver drops inside.  They are small, delicate and very sweet.  I love them and I think you will too.

Please stay tuned  — they would make the loveliest gift for the Glamper in your life.

With all of my heart,

Monica xoxox

The Look of Things Around Here via J5MM.com #Airstream #GoRVing

Dec 022014
 

 

Fabulous Finds For Your RV Lifestyle via J5MM.com

  1. Oh how these bring back memories of childhood camping.  I clearly remember the comforting hot and melty ham and cheese toasties my girl scout leader taught me and my fellow troops how to make over a campfire.   This winter I will be teaching B during our ski trip to Whitefish, Montana.  Bring on the snow and hot toasties :)  I am ready! Find them here 
  2. Just about the perfect wrapping paper ever, for the Airstreamer in your life :)  I take pride in supporting artists on Etsy — find this paper here and other really cute selections too!
  3. Speaking of supporting creative artists, how adorable is this personalized Airstream Christmas ornament?  I’m in love!  Order yours here
  4. These insulated tumblers are insanely insulated.  My hot coffee stayed hot for over three hours and when I say hot, I mean, hot hot hot.  So be careful if you do purchase one.  Find them here

Hope you are having a great first week of December ♥

Thank you for being here,

From the bottom of my heart,

Monica xoxo

Nov 232014
 

Tea Time Airstream Style // via J5MM.com

Oh weekends — how thankful I am for them especially during this time of year.  Today was a glorious day in Seattle and I was able to steal a few hours away for myself and organize my silver girl readying her for our upcoming trip next weekend.  It’s funny how organizing her, also helps clear my mind and helps me focus.

Airstream Trip Planning via J5MM.com

We’re taking her on a trip that will take us to the  northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States — Cape Flattery here in Washington State. Photography opportunities should be incredible from all the photos I have seen on line so far and I can hardly wait.  I’m also looking forward to being (far) away from corporate America and spending quality, quiet time with the boys on the beach.

After pouring myself a cup of tea this afternoon, I flipped through some holiday recipe books in seek of inspiration for this weekend.  Needless to say, I was overcome with ideas so now I just need to put it all together and come up with the official menu.  The only ingredient I have purchased so far is the turkey breast (yikes)!  Thankfully I have a few more days to shop and prepare.

RV Road Trip Holiday Planning via J5MM.comAirstream Tea Time via J5MM.com

Airstream RV Trip Planning via J5MM.com

Hubby, B, Oliver and I are sending you warm wishes this holiday season.

It means so much to have you here.

With all my heart,

Humbly,

Monica XOXO

Nov 112014
 

Fab Finds Tuesday // RV Accessories via J5MM.com

  1. Bring a feeling of the forest inside your RV with these darling forest animal tea towels.  Find them here
  2. Talk about a warm and cozy home on wheels :) I’m in love with this rustic Airstream renovation by The Local Branch
  3. Now only does this cute camper pillow cover come in a silver grey color, but other colors as well — perfect gift for the glamper in your life.  Find it here 
  4. Transition with ease from a flat chopping board to a strainer — nothing makes my heart sing more in my trailer kitchen than multi purpose accessories.  Find this board / strainer here

For more fab finds, please follow me on Pinterest here :)

I hope you have a wonderful week!

With all my heart,
Monica xoxo