The Secret to Updating Your RV

Have you decided to go full-time or even just weekends and find the perfect RV? The inside has everything you want as far as layout,appliances and space but the colors, curtains, blinds and hardware are just not to your taste. What do you do about it other than hire an expensive decorator. My advice, go for it!

For us it was spending some time finding our style then doing some DIY after finding the perfect paint, fabric, wallpaper, tile, ways to hang items, adding shelves, hooks and new hardware.

Our fifth wheel has a great layout but I hated the dark colors. I love country and shabby chic so I went online for ideas. I found the perfect fabric for the valances and dinette cushions. Yes I redid those by myself with a little help from hubby.



Next it was time to paint. Bruce took down all the cabinet doors then took the hardware off. It took me a little while to find the perfect color because I wanted a paint that was easy to use, would go on in one coat, no stripping of the old paint, no sanding or priming.

It took me about two weekends to do our dining, living room and kitchen areas. I was working pretty much full time at a very busy RV park so couldn’t do it all at once. That paint is really amazing. It is very easy to put on, looks fantastic and is holding up very well to our full-time lifestyle. I did apply a clear sealer over all surfaces so that I could wipe down any spills.

Then I found some easy peel and stick wallpaper for the dinette area. It looks like wood but in a lighter color and I love how simple and quick it was to install. It really made the whole dining room pop!

Our kitchen is nice but only had a small back splash. I really wanted tile for looks first then of course ease of cleaning. I found some that was simple to install. Just peel and stick.

You can do this. Just go for it! Leave comments and photos of your DIY!!

What No One Tells You About Workamping at Large Parks!

Crazy people, hard work, no time, trash overflowing, and more! Today we had to do over 200 campsites to get ready for a very large group. 800 reservations including sites, trailers and cabins. Cleaning the sites and fire-pits, picking up tons of trash at over flowing dumpsters and all within just a few hours.


We got it done but gave up our regular lunch time to do it. Just as we got the last row finished they opened the gates and tons of people started flowing in with their crazy questions, silly problems and rude behavior.


How do you handle your job at large parks?

Are You as Sick of The Trump Russia Show as I am?

Did Russia meddle in the election? Did they do it?
Did Trump do it or have knowledge of it? Did Trump have an affair and pay to hush it up?


Here is a thought. I don’t care. It’s over, let’s move on to much more important work.

Military Pay
Government Overspending
Pay for Teachers
Lower Pay for Government Officials
Our Soldiers deserve much higher pay than any politician. When they are fighting for our security and can barely keep a decent roof over their families heads and food in the kitchen, it’s a disgrace. At the same time that politicians are doing nothing and getting paid outrageous salaries!

Healthcare, well that is a whole other subject that as the richest country in the world we should not have to deal with not having a great system.
The administration hasn’t done one thing to help get people off the streets into homes and jobs, not just give another donation to charities. We try to help every time we go out, either with money or food but wish we could do a lot more.

Overspending. We all know what a joke government spending is. For instance, recently on the news is how much Trump’s military parade is going to cost $12 Million dollars!! What? How about you take that money and make some soldiers or teachers lives easier!
Teachers are one of our best hopes for the future of our children and put up with so much. Let’s get them paid what they are worth!

Immigration, well that is a joke these days. So much needs to be fixed not just add another band-aid.
Politicians should be paid reasonable wages, have term limits and actually do their jobs. They should not be making hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing nothing.
What do you think? Did I miss anything?

Join In The Fun! Join In The July 2018 Tea Party!

The Little Mermaid

“What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell

Aloha, charming WordPressers!

I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her first ever monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.

Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done…

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A lost lady and why hiking essentials matter

Gone Roaming

With the temperatures rising and holiday season kicking off, more and more people are going out for hikes. This is, of course, great and something I really want to encourage everyone to do. Taking some essentials with you will keep you comfortable and safe while enjoying the outdoors.

The reason why I write this post is simple: it is important and too often we come across hikers who are clearly not prepared. Just a couple of weeks ago we were on a weekend getaway in Germany and were called over by some people. They had come across a French woman who was hiking but got completely lost.

She didn’t know where she was staying or where her car was parked, she had no wallet with her, no water, no food, nothing and to make things worse she didn’t speak any other language than French. We were called to translate and…

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Retro Caravan Quilt

A Little Craft

I enjoyed making this retro caravan cot quilt so much, each caravan was a little adventure. It also gave me a canvas to do lots of variety of machine quilting.

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Wood grain quilting Wood grain quilting

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H20 quilting H20 quilting

VW camper van VW camper van

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Images drawn into a pattern for applique Images drawn into a pattern for applique

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3 July 2017 So many people have asked me for this pattern that I need to clarify that I’m sorry but I don’t have a pattern. Below I have put the page of images I gathered from the internet and then copied them by hand to the size I wanted. I used a similar technique to this tutorial to turn the drawings into applique. Give it a go, it’s not that hard 🙂 The images below aren’t mine but belong to other talented people!


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