Pop-Up Remodel: The Beginning

My guilty pleasure…I LOVE watching HGTV remodel/rehab/flip shows. I’ll be honest- I can binge watch them for hours. Or days. I sit at the edge of my seat awaiting the before and after pictures. I love watching as bathroom and kitchen fixtures are chosen and new flooring is picked. As a renter, I have looked at houses online and imagined how amazing I could make them look. And now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s on a very tiny scale. But I am determined to make our pop-up camper feel just like home. Today Louie and I went to our pop-up …

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A “Hitch” In Our Plans

A trailer hitch. It seems like such an easy thing. You just have it professionally installed, and then that is it, right? Nope. Well, not for us. This was our first trailer hitch and we were going in blind. We wanted to do this on our own. The 2008 Mercury Mariner can pull up to 3500 lbs only if it gets a “factory installed trailer hitch” (according to the owner’s manual). We wanted to do everything the correct way since we were going to be pulling a trailer for one year around the entire country. So, we contacted the Ford …

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It Never Goes As Planned…

Months ago my husband and I began looking at used RV sites to get an idea of what we could get in our price range. With dreamy stars in our eyes, we decided a Class C RV was the one for us. Not too large because neither of us had driven anything larger than a car. But not too small because we still wanted the comforts of home, right? And we were okay with needing to do some interior remodeling as long as it did not involve water damage or electrical work. Or anything to do with the engine. In February …

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