May 292015


From early morning tea time rituals to silversmithing at my workbench, nothing beats a long weekend to catch up on things around the house.

It seems like forever since I’ve sat at my workbench and crafted a piece of jewelry.  I am happy to say, my yearning for a beautiful ring made from a precious piece of Montana Agate finally came true.  I’ve had visions of this ring now which seems like forever.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out and I wear it proudly.  Even B loves it — “Mommy?  Can I see your ring, again?” and he admires it over and over.


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May 262015

Fabulous Finds for your RVing Travels via // #Airstream

1.  I may just swap out my white dish soap dispenser for this one, because it’s just too cute.

2.  To market, to market, to market we go, but not without this very chic Parisian Cotton Net Bag

3.  If the market is calling and we have our bicycle, then this pannier would be perfect.  Btw — I can’t get enough of panniers for my bike, I have a problem collecting them, like I have a problem collecting handbags.

4.  Speaking of pannier/handbag/bag addictions, I wish I would have had this bag on our white water rafting trip through Hells Canyon last summer — would have been perfect!

Hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday and as always, thank you for being here :)

With all my heart,
Monica ♥

May 192015

Fabulous Finds For Your RV via // #Airstream #BestMadeCo

I  love this company, and I want to mention, I have no affiliation with them, whatsoever.  I simply adore their products for the great outdoors that I believe are very well made (from the few items that I own).   Here are a few of their things I have (and would love) for the Airstream and our RVing travels:

#1) It’s red and has little white stars all over it — talk about the cutest Banadana on earth.  Would be a great gift for the man in your life, or the dog in your life, or the kid in your life, or for even yourself — I’m totally buying four of them :)

#2) My parents escaped from communism  in (then) Czechoslovakia during Prague Spring in 1968 and came to America — New York City to be exact.  Shortly after in 1971 they had me (I was almost born in the car as my dad was zipping down the NYC streets at 1 am b-lining it for Mt. Sinai hospital, where thankfully I was born).  I am so proud to live in this free country and fly, this flag, proudly.

#3) This one is pricey, and it’s a total dream item for me to buy for hubby and B.  One day I will hold it’s preciousness in my hands but until then I continue to stalk the website and dream about it.  I’d love it on board the Airstream for the purpose of chopping wood for campfires and I’d find a nice place to display it on the wall — somewhere.  It’s that beautiful.  Plus, they have so many other designs to choose from too.

#4)  I have featured this precious pot before here on FFT, but I’m doing it again, because it’s been almost three years and it’s been a total workhorse and cleans up to a brand new finish each and every time.  I have the white one with red handle and I heart it so.  I use it as my little deep fryer on the board the Airstream.  I use it to make porridge for B on chilly mornings during ski trips and I use it to make sauces and even warm up water for tea.  I love love love this little utility pot.

Thank you for being here and I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday!  This weekend is Memorial Day — wondering if you all are heading anywhere?  We are staying put as B has some baseball games to play and I have a garden to tend to.  But we’ll be back on the road soon in the next few weeks and I can hardly wait.

Hugs to you all xoxo
~ Monica

My favorite  pot — in action frying up some apple pumpkin fritters a couple Falls ago :)  Along with the pumpkin fritters is B holding our poor sad axe.  Maybe I’ll ask Santa to bring one from Best Made this Christmas.

Apple Pumpkin Fritters in the Airstream Kitchen via // #Airstream #BestMadeCo

May 172015
Skillet Breakfast via // #Airstream

Kalaloch Beach State Park on the Olympic Peninsula via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

“Mommy?  Mommy, are you still sleeping?” B is whispering this into my ear as I sleep  . . .

I don’t say a word, hoping he will take pity on his poor tired and sleepy mom and let me be, for at least a moment longer.

“Mommy?  Mommy?”

This boy of mine.  No matter what time he goes to bed, as soon as the crack of dawn is upon us, he is up and at ’em.

“B — we are on vacation — you can sleep in if you want . . .” I try and convince him.

He is still standing next to me, I can feel his presence — he is probably pondering his next move . . .

Then hubby says, “Good Morning B,” with all smiles (I can hear him smiling, does that make sense?)  and he is next to rise and now it’s official, our day has begun.  But after the fog clears from my sleepy head, I am grateful for the early morning wake up call.  I look outside and see that the clouds moved out overnight and a beautiful pastel sunrise is on its way.

These two posts of mine covering our trip to Kalaloch Beach State Park is proof of the Olympic Peninsula’s moody weather behavior.  Cloudy, cozy and drizzling one day and the next?  Nothing but blue skies.  I took at least a million pictures.

Hubby and B headed down to the beach for a game of soccer while Oliver and I pulled ourselves together and made a skillet breakfast fit for an Olympic Peninsula king :)

Kalaloch Beach State Park on the Olympic Peninsula via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

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May 162015

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Outside Magazine asking if I would be interested in doing an interview about my Airstream cooking adventures.  I was so flattered and am completely beside myself with how the piece turned out.  I love it.

I hope you like it too if you have a chance to read it.

This is a huge honor for me.

Thank you my friends and here is the link to it:  How To Cook Delicious Meals In An Airstream



How To Cool Delicious Meals in an Airstream via // #OutsideMagazine #Airstream



May 152015
smoked salmon spread via // #Airstream

The Road To Kalaloch State Park on the Olympic Peninsula via // #Airstream #GoRVing

Hwy 101, as it meanders around and occasionally hugs the Washington coastline takes us to our last stop during our road trip through the Olympic Peninsula not too long ago.  I have shared our OP trips on GoRVing’s blog up until this one.  This one, I’ve been saving for J5MM.

Here is a map I designed detailing our road trip in visual detail with our three stops:

Map of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State via J5MM.comj // #Airstream #GoRVing

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May 122015

Fabulous Finds For Your RV via // #Airstream

This fabulous finds Tuesday post comes to you from ETSY — because I believe in supporting hardworking artists who make beautiful products.  Just look at some of what you can find over there:

1.  I’ve been obsessing over this cute mountain pillow for far too long.  I just need to bite the bullet and buy it.  It’s too cute!

2. Neon mini bowls — perfect as little pinch pots for your RV kitchen counter.  I just love them and their happy bright colors :)

3.  This striped large laundry hamper has my heart.  We keep the hamper in the Airstream shower but this one would be worthy of its own place, somewhere on the Airstream . . . maybe in the bedroom corner at the foot of the bed #thinkingoutloud

4. Reusable produce bags — these are just about the cutest and come in many different styles.

Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day and are enjoying the start to the week xoxo

~ Monica

PS  Speaking of Etsy, I have a shop over there in case you didn’t know :)  The shelves are bare right now, but I am busy working on more travel inspired silver goodies for you.  xx


May 052015

Fabulous Finds for your RV Travel via // #AirstreamLifestyle

1  Opinel Kitchen Set // I was first introduced to Opinel when we stopped into Airstream of Spokane to have our first silver girl checked out to make sure she was road worthy for our ski trip to Rossland, BC.  Karen, co-owner of Airstream of Spokane gave me an Opinel knife as a gift.  She was so sweet and can I just say that if you are going to buy an Airstream — Airstream of Spokane is it.  You can see their true genuine caring of their customers on their Facebook page and I just can’t sing their praises high enough.  They CARE.  Truly care.  But back to these knives, they are good.  Really really good!

2.  Batiste Dry Shampoo // This is the best dry shampoo I have found to date.  It smells Heavenly and works really well.  I even use it after I wash my hair to add volume.  Dry shampoo and road trips go hand in hand :)

3.  Portable Fireplace & Grill // Someone once asked me during a twitter chat, what was important to me in a campsite.  For me, a perfectly placed fire ring is very important.  I know, it sounds silly but I can’t help it.  I’m especially picky over this if we camp in a place where there is a pristine view.   I want my view and perfectly placed campfire too.  Is that too much to ask?  If it is and we don’t score a campsite with this weird want of mine, maybe this portable fireplace will be the answer to my fire ring madness.

4.  Folding Hammock // And wouldn’t it be nice to have a folding hammock, next to a perfectly placed fire ring in a perfect campsite?  I would think so :)  This one looks good and I love the color ❤

Campsite with perfectly placed fire ring and a view like no other :)  Couldn’t help myself . . .

Thousand Trails Campground LaConner, Washington Site 164 via J5MM.comThank you for being here,
~ Monica xoxo