We have a small 1970’s tent trailer that we camp in.  It works for us, but it has a lot of work that needs to be done.  We do little bits at a time and have replaced some things in it. 

Recently we took the trailer camping.  We had showers at the campsite, but no place to put our towels.  I asked hubby if we could get some of those adhesive hooks for our towels.

He said “Those are like a dollar a piece”. 

Ok, so there are four of us that’s a wopping $4.  I know we have been hit by the economy (losing about a third of our income) but still $4?

Last night, hubby proudly shows his deal.  He found a package of two on clearance at the autoparts store.  Two for 68 cents!  And the oil for our car was on sale.  He was a “happy camper”!

I have taught him well.  🙂

Have a “Frugal” Day!


I thought I was back, and then I was gone again.  I am sure many can relate to balancing this blog thing.  I have been wanting to do a post about a contest I won on The Simple Wife blog and haven’t gotten to it yet.  I hope this week.

Quick update:

-Back from 3 day weekend camp trip to Mexico.  Everything is a little crazy after that of course.

– Field trip today to Ice Skating Rink.

– Really trying to focus hard on homeschooling so we are all a little more happy!

-Trying to decide which direction to take some of my side interests Pampered Chef, Blog, Business Ideas that I have, EBAY, Book Ideas, ETC!!!!  Too many interests!!!

Well that’s about it for now.  But I do have one final question:  Why is it that my stats (blog stats that is) is just as high or higher when I am not writing?  Are you all trying to tell me something?  Checking to see if I have thrown in the towel?  🙂

I need some sleep now!!

Have a “Go To Bed” Day/Night

I think I will wrap up the last of the vacation recommendations.  Needless to say we had a great time and here are the final great spots we hit in no particular order:

Morro Bay, CA The weather was wonderful, although a bit foggy.  It is a small town that makes you start looking at home prices.  Kids learning to surf on the beach, small local shops, friendly people, and an otter met us by the bay just to say “Hi” as he was banging his dinner on a rock.  Make sure to go to La Parisienne Bakery and get some fresh breakfast sandwiches to go and head on over to the beach and watch some surfers or go play in the sand!

Solvang, CA is a wonderful little Danish Town in Central-Southern California.  Even though we got there just as the shops were about to close (Did hubby plan that?) it still is a fun little town to visit.  It thrives on tourism but still has so much character!  Don’t forget to go to Wheel Fun Rental for a bike ride.  Oh, and arrive early to pick up a danish too 🙂

Apple Farm Mill Housein San Luis Obispo is a restaurant that has been around awhile.  They are now part of a corporation entity but it is such a beautiful place and the food is quite good too.  Don’t forget to go the the little gift house where they make the homemade ice cream.  All the restaurant ice cream is made on the premises!

Portillo’s Hot Dogsin Buena Park.  If you are from Chicago, or are familiar with Italian Beef’s, this is a must.  It even passed my brother’s review and that is no easy task!

El Capitan Canyon near Santa Barbara, CA.  If you can swing staying here, cost wise, it will be memorable.  These are  yurt style tents and cabins in a beautiful setting.  There is a pool, bikes to ride, and many places to hike.  If you like the outdoors you would love this upscale version of camping!  If you can’t stay there, go there for a lunch.  It was yummy!

That’s all Folks. 

Have a “Recommended” Day!

I wrote these down awhile back but don’t remember where it came from.  If you know please feel free to put it in the comments.

  1. Skee Ball Tournament
  2. Summer Scrapbook (or do an event book)
  3. Grow a Plant
  4. Ride a Tandem Bike
  5. Play a Card Game
  6. Pick some Flowers (press in a book)
  7. Blow Bubbles
  8. Buy Funny Sunglasses and where them out
  9. Fly a Kite
  10. Research a Topic Online
  11. Go Backyard Camping
  12. Finish a Book
  13. Water Fight
  14. Volunteer
  15. Catch Bugs
  16. Start a Collection
  17. Play Tag (Maybe in the Rain)
  18. Go to a Free event in your community
  19. Pick up litter (with gloves)
  20. Sponge Football
  21. Picnic
  22. Keep a Journal or Diary
  23. Make Homemade Gifts for the Holidays Coming Up 🙂
  24. Miniature Golf
  25. Develop a new Talent
  26. Make Slushies             

   Sinister Slushies Photo

Recipe and Picture found here – 

Now print this list off and check them as you go.  Finish them all and no one will be saying they are bored this summer.  Well I can’t guarantee that but they will have fun along with being bored too 🙂

Have a “Productive” Summer!

Did you miss me????  🙂 

We had a nice time camping in Mexico.  Here are a few pics:

 (Sorry, I don’t tan..obviously!)

 The boys hitting the beach.

When\'s lunch? When’s lunch?

 Our oldest boggie boarding but the water was a bit cold.  It took him awhile to work up the nerve to go out in there.

 Our friends boat.  This was just after it got picked up after the waves tossed them overboard.  It was also funny because our little one was set to go on the “ride” and Mom intervened.  I didn’t have a good feeling about it and asked that he not go.  A few minutes later the boat was no match for the waves and had to be picked up.  Mothers intuition!

  The Family in town.

I will start back on my A-Z tips with K tomorrow.  Please remember the contest still continues.  Just link any of the A-Z tips on your blog and I will enter you in my first ever contest for some beauty products (see earlier post).

Have a “bueno” day!