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

May 042015

Meal Planning for RV Trips via // #AirstreamLifestyle

Back when I was a stay at home mom with B, I would carefully plan out our monthly menus.  Every first Sunday of the new month I would seek out my recipe books looking for new culinary adventures I could introduce to B.  Some recipes were a success and others, well, not so much.  Live and learn.  Cook and learn.  Either way you had it, I really had my act together as far as organization and getting things done around the house. Continue reading »

Apr 282015

Chocolate Waffles via J5MM.comLast summer in Rolsyn, Washington I visited the farmer’s market quite often.  Just a short walk from where my silver girl was camped, I felt very spoiled and so lucky to have it so close.  From the farm fresh veggies to culinary artisanal delights such as a totally indulgent cheddar cheese spread and fresh baked baguettes, the market was Heaven on earth for any foodie for sure.  In addition there was a darling waffle stand with the sweetest lady making waffles.  I will never forget her summery pink dress, long silver hair braided into a bun on top of her head and her infectious smile that she gave me when my curious self went over to check things out.  There was a small group of young children before me, watching with big eyes as she poured the batter into the waffle iron. Continue reading »

Apr 222015

A Taste of Washington's Coast for #GoRVing via #Airstream

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Grayland Beach State Park along Washington’s coast, it is a trip that I highly recommend.  There you are greeted with beautiful sites — some boast privacy, some are very spacious and all are within close proximity to trails that take you straight to the beach and ocean.

I had the honor to write about our recent trip to Grayland Beach State Park for GoRVing.  There I shared our experiences of  razor clamming for the first time along with catching  Dungeness crab and enjoying starry nights.

Here is a direct link to my piece and I truly hope you enjoy it – and most of all, I hope it inspires you to find your Away :)

Link:  A Taste of Washington’s Coast


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~ Monica

Apr 212015

Fabulous Finds For Your RV via // #Aistream Lifestyle

1.  Brass Key Ring // Keep your RV keys all rounded up in one place on this charming brass key ring – perfect for him or her :)

2.  Little Love Cotton Scarf // No road trip wardrobe is complete without a scarf and this one sits at the top of my wish list.  It looks airy, delicate and lovely and I think, would make a perfect Mother’s Day Gift (are you reading this hubby?)

3.  French Picnic Flatware Set // Just about the cutest cutlery for your next picnic outing.  The only problem is deciding what color and style.

4.  Parisian Froufrous Candies // Treat yourself to a fancy Parisian treat when you’re on your next road trip.  These Parisian hard candies come in a variety of apricot, cherry, raspberry, black currant, orange, plum, and quince and the box is simply adorable.

5.  Gemstone Magnet Set // These gemstone magnets are simply gorgeous and would easily add a dash of glam to your RV.

Hope you are having a lovely start to the week ;)  Happy Tuesday!


Monica Bennett via

PS  I happily scour the internet weekly to find these fabulous finds :)  I save a lot of them to my Pinterest Boards — do you follow me there?

Apr 202015

Spring Cleaning your RV via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to give my silver girl a proper Spring cleaning.  Thankfully to Mother Nature, she gifted Seattle with an almost perfect weekend of pure sun and temps in the low 70’s.  This was my chance to get busy and I could hardly wait. I climbed into my silver girl on a sunny Seattle morning, opened up all of her windows and turned on the radio tuning into NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.”   One of my favorite radio shows ever, ever.  Oh how that show makes me laugh!  So with radio playing, fresh flowers on my counter and a sunny blissful day outside, I got busy cleaning . . .

Spring Flowers in Blue Ball Mason Jar via #AirstreamSpring Cleaning your RV via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

I began with the bedroom.  I first washed the pillows in my home washing machine.   Once they were dry, I then swapped out the warm flannel super-soft sheets with light and airy cotton sheets by Ralph Lauren from a new store I discovered called, “Home Goods.”  A new friend of mine introduced me to it and I’m hooked.  So many beautiful things for the home at very reasonable prices.  I go (very) often :)

In addition to swapping out the sheets, I made sure to rotate the mattress for even wear and I changed the battery in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Ralph Lauren Pink Polka Dot Sheets via // #Airstream Spring Cleaning

Then I tackled the shower by spraying a tub and tile cleaner by Meyer’s.  I closed the door and let the solution sit for a bit before rinsing it all off.

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Vacuuming was next — at least dust-vacuuming — with my Dyson Animal cordless vacuum.  This vacuum is $$$, but I will honestly tell you, it’s a great vacuum for an RV.  I’ve had a few other vacuums on board before deciding it was time to start dropping hints to hubby for a Mother’s Day gift a few years ago.  I am very pleased with this vacuum.  It comes with some great attachments to get into tight spaces and it does an excellent job on bare floors.  It’s even more of a workhorse on rugs (or throw rugs in my case) and if you ever need to vacuum your tow vehicle, it excels there too.

Best Vacuum For Your RV via // #Airstream RV LifestyleBest Vacuum For Your RV via // #Airstream RV LifestyleBest Vacuum For Your RV via // #Airstream RV LifestyleBest Vacuum For Your RV via // #Airstream RV LifestyleAfter dust vacuuming every nook and cranny including the screen on the Fantastic Fans I started working on the pantry . . .

Spring Cleaning your RV via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

Bathroom was next.  I discarded expired cosmetics and beauty products and I made sure our first aid kit was up to date.  Have you seen our  first aid kit?  You can have a peek at it here in a post that I wrote for GoRVing along with some tips I shared on traveling with Oliver.

I also wiped down the counter, walls and cleaned the mirror with an awesome chemical free cloth called the “e-cloth,” which I am so impressed with.  It polishes so well and works wonders on the silver interior skin of the Airstream.

RVSpringCleaning_14Spring Cleaning your RV via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream StyleThe fridge was next.  I emptied everything onto the kitchen counter and with a little liquid dish detergent in a bowl of warm water and a scratch free sponge, the interior cleaned up beautifully.  There were some stubborn marks that came from who knows where so I used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and et voila — they were gone.

RV Fridge Spring Cleaning via // #Airstream RV LifestyleRV Fridge Spring Cleaning via // #Airstream RV LifestyleThen it was time for my cute little microfiber cloth cleaner to come out to play in the areas where the dust was stubborn. A few swipes with him and the dust was gone.  The top of the blinds and roller shades accumulate a lot of dust as well as the backs of the TV’s so this little tool was super handy (and cute too, don’t you agree?)  I found him at my local Japanese Grocery Store called Uwajimaya.

Spring Cleaning an RV Shower via // #Airstream RV Lifestyle

Here is the e-cloth I was talking about earlier, it even shined up the fridge door !

Spring Cleaning your RV via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

Last but not least, I shook out all throw rugs, sheepskins and pillows outside.  I let them sit on the grass with the sun shining on them.  I vacuumed the sofa cushions both on top and underneath. I gave the entire floor a really good vacuum before getting down on my hands and knees to wash the floor.

Washing the floor is easy once you’re down there lol.  Just a little dish detergent in a bowl of warm water (just like the fridge) and a soft towel, I worked my way from the bedroom out to the front door.  I then took another dry towel, dropped it on the floor and stepped on it using my feet to move the towel around to dry the floor.

And that’s my simple Spring cleaning routine.  I still need to figure out how to remove the fantastic fan screen because I’d really like to wash the fan/blade part but I’ll save that for another day.  In the meantime, it feels good to have my silver girl shiny and clean.

I hope you are having a lovely start to Spring!

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With all my heart,

Monica xoxo

Apr 142015

Airstream Movie Night via

Not too long ago, Hubby and I had some rare alone time together.  We relaxed in the Airstream watching the James Bond film, “GoldenEye,” while sipping on our favorite cocktails.  We both fancy martinis, mine being the Gibson while he prefers his extra dry with a twist.

While cuddling up to hubby and enjoying our time together, I couldn’t help but let my eyes wander about my silver girl’s interior admiring our surroundings.  I focused on our wet bar and thought about how well it has served us over the last couple of years.  I also thought it would be nice to share with you, what I have done to transform that little space under our sink.

Our 2012 Airstream International came with a built-in rubbish bin.  It lived under the sink on the lower shelf and I couldn’t help but think that every time I needed to toss something out, I would have to open the door to do so.  Not that opening a door is such an issue but what about when I am cooking?  Messy hands?  To constantly open the door would be a pain and also probably cause early wear and tear on the hinges.   Door hinges in the Airstream kind of bug me, they seem to always be unloosening and I struggle with how to refasten them. Anyways — that is a post for another day.  Additionally — there was a lot of real estate under there that was solely dedicated to the rubbish bin.  I knew that space could be better utilized, so bye-bye went the bin and in its place fit six glass bottles perfectly (vodka, limoncello, gin, dark rum, vermouth and Pellegrino).  Under the bottles I placed a single layer of non-slip shelf liner to help keep them from sliding around while under tow.  Before towing, I would stuff tea towels in between the bottles to keep them safe and sound from knocking into each other resulting in possible breakage.  That worked fine and dandy, but it was just another thing to remember to do before hitting the road.

Then one day as I was perusing my local Asian market, I discovered Japanese apple pears.  I know, really off topic here, but just hang on — these deliciously sweet and juicy crisp pears come individually wrapped in styrofoam netting that repurposes SO well as protective sleeves for our glass bottles in the wet bar.  They keep the bottles safe and really snug in our little spot under the sink.  Perfect!

Airstream Cocktail Lounge via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

Then one day during my lunch break in corporate America, I happened to walk past a Mexican restaurant that had a beautifully lit up display of colorful liquor bottles in the window.  I took a step closer to see exactly how the bottles were lit up and discovered they sat upon a clear acrylic shelf that had string lights underneath.  “Very nice,” I thought.

Sooner than later I found myself driving to my local Michael’s craft store to pick up some battery operated fairy string lights to replicate the beautifully lit bottle display in that Mexican restaurant.  I could hardly wait to get back to my silver girl to see how the lights would work out.  Here is the result . . .

Airstream Cocktail Lounge via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

A mobile wet bar wouldn’t be complete without cocktail accoutrements that are conveniently stored in a utensil caddy.   Here I have a cocktail recipe book, a selection of aromatic bitters, whimsical cocktail decorations from plastic colorful mermaids to paper umbrellas, straws, tongs, mini whisk, hot sauce and more.  Basically whatever tickles your cocktail fancy would be right at home in this caddy.

Utensil Caddy for Cocktail Accoutrements via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

What’ll You Have? 

Airstream Cocktail Lounge via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

I hope this post brought you some inspiration.

From the very bottom of my heart,

Thank you for being here,

Monica Bennett via

My Sleepy Silver Girl Under the Moon & Stars via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream StyleOh and here is where I keep the rubbish bin now – right there in the kitchen next to the pantry:

Rubbish Bin Location On The Airstream via // RV Lifestyle #Airstream Style

Apr 072015

Fabulous Finds for your RV via // RV LIfestyle #Airstream Style

#1) Home Sweet Home Pillows —  be it to your home on wheels or your brick and mortar, these pillows are sure to brighten up any room.

#2) Did someone say “Ouch?” What a cute box for first aid supplies.  If I didn’t already have my little tackle box first aid kit, this box would certainly be on board the Airstream.

#3) Silicone over Porcelain Teapots because these are the real deal with a silicone protective cover.  Perfect for the road :)

#4) Kobenstyle Cookware — I have the smaller red one on board the Airstream and I love it.  The lid doubles as a trivet too, plus it’s red ❤

Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week xoxo

Monica Bennett via