Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Celebrating the 4th of July, Camping and Crafts

Well I got my 4th of July  tree done .Only a few weeks late. All ready for a nice long week end at home.

Wrong. George came in and said " Lets go camping"  So guess who is packing up the trailer and we are heading a few miles up the road. Only going about 12 miles away but will be nice.

I  have not even posted about our new trailer. We took the plunge and last fall found a 2013 Ameri-Lite 21 foot travel trailer. Traded our pop up camper  and this will be our third trip out with it. Can not get used to camping with Air conditioning, a refrigerator , furnace, and microwave. But I am loving it. In fact if this week end works out I may be taking a part time position at the campground and put the trailer on a permanent site.I can work off the yearly rent. This idea came from the camp manager. Very nice lady.Here is our home away from home.Oh and I forgot to mention. We have a bathroom with tube and shower.

Her she is in all her glory on first arriving  to our home.
Yup I decided that it is a "she" 

All the items a person needs. 3 burner stove, refrigerator, microwave , and sink. 

I even can take a nice coffee pot and not have to use a camper stove to either perk coffee or drip coffee . So nice .

And this is my favorite. A bed that I can sleep in and not have to climb over George to get up. Oh how I hated that in our pop up. Would have been fine if we were alone and I could have slept in the 2nd bed in that but we always had kids and grandkids with us over the years. Managed to get away once if I remember right with no one.  

Even have a wall mounted TV. Came in pretty handy in May when we took it north for a week. Three days of rain so stuck inside . Sure watched a lot of old John Wayne movies that week. 

You know I am going to take several craft things to do. Being so local I plan on staying right at the campground.Thought that ribbon angels would be a quick and easy thing with not a lot of supplies to drag                                       along.The ribbon angel is on the bottom left. So simple.  

 Also am doing several sets of Coaster tiles so thought that if I cut all my papers here at home tonight I can take the Modge podge, paper and tiles and will not take much at all to get those done. I an planning on doing the fall craft show this year .

These are some I gave my dad for Fathers Day. I love the patriotic  ones and am sure they will sell well at the sale. We actually did these for our Senior Craft day in June and I even had two men come in for the craft class. 

Well guess I had better get busy and finish loading the camper. 
Baked cupcakes, made pretty pink lemonade cookies, past salad, loaded potato salad, and deviled eggs all to take with us. Good week end to not have to cook too much. All that and need to finish the laundry and straighten the house. It has been a busy day for sure here. 

Everyone have a " Great 4th of July.

And at this time a special thank you to all our military, past and present. 
And this is past and present.

My Grandson Donald  and a very special person Larry still working volunteer for disabled vets. Larry was honored a few years ago as "Lenawee Person of the Year for all the wonderful things he has done. What an honor to have these very special people in my life

Happy 4th of July



  1. Happy 4th to you too, Karan. The 4th of July tree is so cute. I would have never thought of that idea :)

  2. Karan,
    O MY!! I do not know how I missed your Patriotic tree. Work just gets in the way of everything that i want to do....
    I am so interested in your camper. I always say that i can not travel because of all my stomach issues but about 2 months ago, it dawned on me that if we had a camper, I could travel because the bathroom would be coming with me!! LOL! Joe is not sold on the idea at all but we do have a few more years to retire so maybe i can sell him on it.....
    Thanks for stopping by and always having such nice things to say. I LOVE your tree and i am not looking back on sold posts for your black Halloween tree.....


  3. Karan,
    Thanks so much for stopping by all the time!! I am playing catch up with my return visits and I apologize for taking so long to get back to you!! Congrats on your continued weight loss!!


  4. Karan,
    Thanks so much for all your visits and kind comments!! Sounds like you are busy too!!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!