May 172015
 

Kalaloch Beach State Park on the Olympic Peninsula via J5MMM.com // 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 J5MMM.com // 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

xoxo

Monica

How To Cool Delicious Meals in an Airstream via J5MM.com // #OutsideMagazine #Airstream

 

 

May 152015
 

The Road To Kalaloch State Park on the Olympic Peninsula via J5MM.com // #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

My first post for GoRVing shared our experiences at the Waterfront at Potlatch . . . Continue reading »

May 122015
 

Fabulous Finds For Your RV via J5MM.com // #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 J5MM.com // #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 J5MM.com // #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 J5MM.com #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

xoxo
Monica

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~ Monica

Apr 212015
 

Fabulous Finds For Your RV via J5MM.com // #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!

Warmly,

Monica Bennett via J5MM.com

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?