Outdoor Chalkboard Paint To Spruce Up The Shed

A month or two ago I wrote about our shed design – here, here and here.

I was very lucky to have a friend of mine, who is a shop Teacher, build it for us with his class.

I wanted a shed that would be relatively lightweight and portable. It has made it’s journey home, but we have not assembled it yet. When we do, it will be at the campsite and I will document the assembly process – for those of you who are curious about the design.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you how we spruced up the shed with outdoor chalkboard paint.

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Shower Head Mod

A few weeks ago we ordered the The Body Spa shower with Oxygenics from Camping World.

Image Source: Camping World

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Pest Preparedness and Winter Storage

You know someone who has gone through this:

Enthusiastically, they opened up the door to their trailer, which had been in storage for the winter. They slowly entered the trailer and saw the horror – tiny little black “pebbles” scattered throughout the trailer.

A mouse or, most likely, mice called their trailer home throughout the winter.

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A Gentle Breeze

I know that there are many safety issues surrounding this idea, but I couldn’t resist sharing.

Image Source: Pinterest

It may help keep the kids outdoors during those scorching hot summer days.

Happy Camping!

Bright Idea – Easy DIY Project: Outdoor Table Camping Light





I found this cute little DIY project a few months ago and I cannot wait to give it a try. I thought I would share the plans with you and hopefully it will brighten your day as it did mine.

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Six Simple Storage Solutions For Our Kitchen

Another major snow storm hit our area today and I am choosing to think warm thoughts – camping thoughts.

I thought that I would share with you the six simple storage solutions that I plan on incorporating into my kitchen in my Flagstaff 29BHKD trailer.

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Shed Dilemma

So the next thing that we needed to figure out was a storage solution for items that we would be leaving at the campsite.

  • It needed to be durable, so that it would last multiple seasons.
  • It had to be portable, as we are extended stay campers who need to take everything off of their sites at the end of the season.
  • It also had to be big enough to fit a push mower, two adult bikes and two kid bikes inside of it.
  • Finally, we need to be able to lock it, as we wouldn’t be at the campsite every night and we wanted peace of mind while we were away.

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Deck Design Ideas

Now that we are becoming extended stay campers, we feel that our style of camping is changing.

We always looked at seasonal campers and their sites and wondered why they had so much “stuff” at their campsite – full sized BBQ, bright lights, patio sets, bug zappers, sheds, decks, etc.  Now that we know that we will be staying at one site for the entire season, the wheels in our heads are turning. I now understand why people had all that “stuff” on their sites.

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