Saturday, December 7, 2013

AddieB handmade

I did my first craft bazaar today. I have been a crocheting fool.  I was a little disappointed with the venue after I arrived. But I put a smile on, set up shop and saw it as a blessing for my first attempt. Not big, very manageable. 

I was pleased I took the time to make my booth feel like a little winter wonderland. It was a fast setup. It was a fast breakdown. 

I take pride in everything I make. I take time to make it right.  I think that shows in my product. 

Looking for bigger and better opportunities for next time. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween in the Lemondrop

We went on an adventure to the Eastern Shore to camp this past weekend.  A campground that boasts of being "Scary" the weekends of Oct.  Many camping friends I know go to this place often.  That being said, it is not on my top 10 places to camp.  Mainly because they had some crazy rules that just seemed unnecessary.  We had friends that visited on Sat who opted to buy a primitive tent site as it was cheaper than what was being charged to visit per person.  They have a "prompt" 11am check out.  As we pulled through the gate rearview mirror tags were collected and the local sheriff stood on duty (I guess to make sure everyone left on time?!).  That's not exactly what gives me warm fuzzes.  

All of that said, we still had a great time.  Any time camping in my Lil' Lemondrop is a great time.  I did realize on this trip that it might be the last we take in my tiny trailer.  The new girl will be ready by next season I think.  With the kids growing every year (funny how that happens) and with my Mr now coming along, it's getting tight in that 8' space.  She will always be my first love though, and I am keeping her around for girl trips that I hope to start going on.

Views from the ride.  

My Lemondrop in her halloween disguise.

I love everything about the inside of my trailer.  It just makes me happy!

Outdoor movie night the first night.

Chili in the crockpot for the cook off we had with our friends.

Packing up to head home.  Always feels like it takes twice as long to put her away.

The amount of laundry we can make on a short weekend trip is mind boggling.  I will be washing clothes and bedding for days.

The wind was brutal on the water, even set back a bit it constantly blew.  We are all wind burned and chapped.  My awning did great as always (Awnings by Marti if you are looking for one).  I had so many people stop and ask about her.  I always love that.  A few asked for a tour and I was more than happy to show them.  I'm proud of this project my dad and I did.  There is a lot of love in that tiny space.

**writings/filters courtesy of rhonna designs app

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Glamping

We are headed for a quick weekend camping trip. Halloween fun is to be had.  Pictures to follow!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


We had a quick trip home for a wedding.  

We did our annual corn maze.  This time my brother, sister-in-law, and nieces came along.

It's that time of year when I want to be crocheting all the time .....

                                                  Thinking of opening my etsy shop again....

Friday, September 13, 2013

This Morning

Some times you have to pull the car over, snap a photo, and remember Gods word.  On my way home from school drop off this morning.  A wonderful reminder.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Time Together

We have had beautiful weather the last few days.  So after dinner tonight my girl and I jumped on our bikes and took a ride.

School is done at the end of the week.  I look forward to a slower pace and some time on the beach.  But first I'm taking that new to me camper to my daddy's to get the renovations started.  I want to camp in it by Oct. for the Halloween camp out we are going to.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More Camp Out Photos

I love these kind of weekends where we make memories with good friends.  I love my tiny trailer but,  I have to admit, I am looking forward to a little more space.  My kids just won't stop growing.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Campout

Spent the holiday weekend camping with some great people.  That Scotty is my girlfriends that she just finished refurbing and this was their maiden voyage.  What a great time!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Beginnings of a Plan

I have BIG plans for my new 1969 trailer.  We towed her home this past week.  I spent the afternoon getting things cleaned out and bleached.  Then I took a step back and thought about how I wanted this new trailer to look.  Right away I realized my dad is going to have to rebuild the front and back walls due to water damage.  At some point a previous owner took out one of the front windows to hold an AC unit, that will need to be replaced.  I recently read someones take on their vintage trailer redo and I love how they put it,  to paraphrase it "We are not trying for a restoration, too much time and money for that, but we want to keep as much retro charm  as we can."  I couldn't have said it better myself.  I took a trip to Lowes this week and found a lot of the things I want to replace and upgrade my trailer with.  Just like with my Lil' Lemondrop,  I am leaning towards that seaside cottage look with a little more sparkle here and there.  I am working with a coral/orange oven and hood so that right there is going to pack a lot of punch in the color department.  I will be replacing the sink with a stainless steel option. With that being said here are the before photos of my yet to be named trailer. (hey Kerrie from seacottage, do you have any name ideas?!) 

Back wall light close up.  I think I will be changing this out. 

 This is the view to the back, bunk up, couch in place.  I think I am going to make that a permanent bed with a real mattress.  We will put extra pillows on it and call it a daybed during the day ;)

 From the back couch bench looking to the front.

 The orange appliances in all their glory.  The backsplash will be tin, the countertop will also be changed.

 The front light fixture and original gas lamp. (I am thinking a cute little chandelier right there would be supper cute.)
 The shower room.  The selling feature of the camper.  Needs a new toilet.  Not sure If I will keep the corner basin either.  Don't see us brushing our teeth that close to where we use the potty.

 An "upgrade"as my youngest would call it,  this was a birds nest that was behind the fridge.

And just for fun, a comparison of the two.  Seems crazy that this new trailer is only 4' longer than my Lil' Lemondrop.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Camp Out

Another successful April camp out!  I took a few photos but not like I thought I was gonna.  So instead I "stole" some photos from a good friend and fellow April camp out camper.

This is by far my favorite camp out of the year.  The laughing and fun is beyond description.  Can't wait for next time!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Building an Idea Board

Well I did it.  I bought the Globestar.  It needs some work and a little elbow grease but I am getting the vision in my head of what it can be.  I love a new project like this.  I had such a great time doing my Lemondrop with my dad that I am excited to dive into this one.  

I am scouring pinterest for ideas and inspiration.  Color schemes, exterior paint ideas.  I love this stuff!

We head out this week for our annual crazy big April camp out!!  I have the Lil' Lemondrop in the drive making her shine.  I am hoping to get a photo shoot in of her this weekend.  Check back next week for those.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Project

This is photo heavy cause this is how my daddys gonna see the trailer.  But I think I'm buying her.  Needs some work, but not so bad.  Would fit my family perfect.  It's a 1970 Globestar.