Planning a Weekend Camping Trip (+ a Checklist!)

About a month ago, Gary and I headed into the mountains (away from the heat) to do a little camping. Our camping weekends are somewhere between ‘glamping’ and basic. (True story: probably closer to ‘glamping’ for those who are hardcore campers that bring only the minimum needed for survival.) But, we’re out there to get away from home and real life for a few days, with a few creature comforts to make it enjoyable. It had been a while since we’d been camping, and I used to have a camping checklist......

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Menu Plan Monday
August 15, 2016

Menu Plan Monday – August 15

It’s hard to believe we’re at the mid-way point of August already. Here in Southern California, we’re starting to venture into the hot part of the year – August to mid-October. Which means finding ways...

The cheap and easy way to start smoking meat
August 11, 2016

The cheap and easy way to start smoking meat

Kendra here. There are some things I’m great at – organizing, sewing, knitting, cleaning. There are things that I’m good at. And there are some things I just let my husband handle. My husband (and...

Menu Plan Monday
August 08, 2016

Menu Plan Monday – August 8

So it turned out that last Sunday’s smoked pork loin lasted all week. Wednesday we ended up ordering in pizza, mostly because we were both sick of the pork loin and neither of us wanted...

Making: The Daisy Dress
August 04, 2016

Making: The Daisy Dress

The Daisy Dress is my first make from my Spring/Summer Sewing 2016 Plan. My verdict? I’m in love with the final product. The construction, not so much. The dress is the Daisy Dress pattern that came...

Menu Plan Monday
August 02, 2016

Menu Plan Monday – August 1

Now that vacations and the summer rush at work are starting to slow down, I’m working my way into the menu plan groove again. I spent a week in June at a conference in San Francisco, immediately...

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