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Canning Day Quilt


This past week I celebrated my birthday in my favorite way, by going camping with my family.

It was a perfect vacation – a lovely camp spot, perfect weather, and the best company a girl could hope for.  We fished, read, played card games, took pictures, and napped in the hammock.

For my birthday, one of my dearest friends gave me a copy of Glamping with MaryJane.  I’ve been pouring over the book every chance I get.  It is full of wonderful ideas and advice for camping in style.  It makes me want the vintage Airstream that I’ve been dreaming of for years even more.  Someday I will.

For now I am as happy as can be with our awesome tent.  It may be heavy, but it is very comfortable and wonderfully sturdy.  We’ve camped in it in big thunderstorms, rain, even snow, and wind.  It has never failed us once and has always kept us dry and happy.

One of our other favorite camping accessories is our eno double nest hammock.  It is definitely the favorite spot in our camp.  It’s a chair, a bed and the best place to read and relax.

Since it is very wide and can hold up to 400 lbs, naps often get crashed by little visitors.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my husband and girls, taken last year on my birthday camping trip.

One more in the hammock… my girls got a little fancy with the settings on the camera and took a few cool pics…

We are counting our lucky stars to live in such a beautiful state.

We were no sooner home when the kids were planning our next camping trip.  Let me get through the pile of laundry first my dears.  Then we can talk about it.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

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