So I’d like to apologize for being that slow blogger. Besides the fact that we really haven’t been up to much, I don’t want to just be a boring blogger so I’ve been trying to make sure I have good content for everyone to read. So in turn I don’t post often, but on to making this RV a home that I love.
Since this is our home now and I love pretty things I thought it was high time to start making this RV more homey and me. What better way than remodeling and painting, right?
My inspiration as of late as been bright and airy if that is such a thing. I have a big thing for blues and whites. Beachy theme I guess you can say. I love all the white cabinets and neutral walls with just lovely decor. I can’t seem to get enough of it. I won’t be painting all the cabinets right away, mainly just because I don’t feel like tackling that by myself yet. My main plan is to just paint the walls and hang my new curtains for now. We have plenty of projects to get going too so I’m sure I have plenty to keep me busy for a long time.
First I have taken down all the ugly border that the manufacturer put up… Really who designs these RV’s? It left a good amount of sticky residue so now I’m working on getting it off so I can finally paint before it gets too cold here.
We’ve also taken out the couch and dinette that was in here and replaced it with a bigger comfy recliner couch. Haven’t replaced the dinette yet with table and chairs but its on the list. I don’t think I’ve spent this much time on Pinterest since it first came out haha. I have so many ideas not enough space for it all.
Next on the list of projects is to work on giving the boys a space they can call their own. I plan on making curtains for their beds and letting them choose paint for their walls in their bunks. Also we are thinking of tearing out the dinette in their room too and giving them extra floor space to spread out as it is pretty cramped in there and they don’t tend to use the dinette too much. They definitely don’t use all those toys in the benches of the dinette. Also we are going to get some stuff to help organize their room as there isn’t a whole lot of organization going on in there at the moment.
Any way not a whole lot going on around here hopefully soon I can get a lot done on the remodel and make it look blog worthy around here ;).
Chicago Skyline seen from the Museum window
When we found out we were coming up to Indiana for a job it was not only last-minute, it was fast. I made the decision to leave my SUV as it needed an oil change and just didn’t feel like making a 1500 mile trip in a truck with no one to help me drive just yet lol. So since I didn’t have my car here I haven’t done a whole lot of getting out and about which to be honest I am perfectly fine with and since Mark only gets one day off we chose to use it as a time to go see Chicago.
I’ve always wanted to go see the windy city. I’m not really sure why, maybe just to say I’ve been, but its been a desire for as long as I can remember. We have only ever been close enough once before and just didn’t have the budget or the time so I’m really glad we did it finally. We decided we were going to go check out the Field Museum because our oldest is pretty fascinated with history and the like. Now if only we would have remembered to check the NFL schedule! 😉 Since the game that Sunday happened to be in town we had to park the truck over at Millennium Park and can I just say I have never wished we had a car so bad until that day. Marks truck is huge and underground parking garages are SCARY! But we made it work and found a spot. Luckily (or not so luckily) we just dealt with tailgating traffic after we parked the truck. We left the Museum we left before the game ended. I do have to say its kind of cool to be so close to the stadium that you can hear the announcers that you were normally only see on TV, but I still was not interested enough to stay haha.
If you’ve never been to Chicago go and definitely check out the Field Museum it is great and very educational for the kiddos. I actually enjoyed it and I HATE history. We were there for hours and still never got to see everything. (THREE STORIES y’all!) We were able to check out one of the 3D movies they had there and all I can say is I wanted to take a nap. Not because it was boring, but because I had just been walking enough. lol
After the Museum we walked back to Millennium Park to see the Bean and hopefully find something to eat. The Bean was awfully packed and the kids did NOT enjoy to long walk back. I have to say I was pretty exhausted too. I will say I didn’t want to leave the city I wanted to see more. We thought about going back today but we were just not feeling up to a lot of walking. Maybe next time. I still want to go see Navy Pier, the aquarium and just see the sights some more.
From here we will head to Iowa sooner or later I will get my truck back haha. Check back soon! 🙂
So I know I said we were going to be stationary awhile, but things change only for 3 weeks though. Though I can’t say I’m disappointed ;). I am going to thoroughly enjoy the cooler weather. We had to come up here so my husband can help finish a job that needs done quick. We signed up for this lifestyle so while the 1500 mile trip seemed daunting we were up for it.
We left out Saturday for Oklahoma so we could visit my mom for a day and can I just say that trip was a nightmare. We only made it as far as New Braunfels before one of our RV tires blew. We had signed up for Good Sam roadside assistance back in July while on vacation in San Antonio so we of course called them to help us out. What I figured would have been a quick fix turned into a 4 hr nightmare and we just ended up having to replace everything ourselves. Yay! So by 6:30 pm we were back on the road and on our way to Oklahoma. Made it to Waco before the other tire on the same side blew, by then we were so exhausted and frustrated we just got a hotel room and called 24 hr tire repair. So what was supposed to be a one day trip turned into two.
We finally made it to Oklahoma Sunday afternoon and proceeded in being lazy the rest of the day. 🙂 Mark had been having some pains in his right side and we were worried it was his appendix so we got him in to the DR as soon as possible. Turns out he just strained a muscle or something at work a few days prior. Thank goodness he didn’t need emergency surgery. So that was a few extra days, Nana and the boys sure didn’t mind.
We headed out to Indiana Wednesday morning and made it in around 1am. That was fun setting everything up and trying to be quiet. We finally made it to bed by 3 am and can I just say it was freezing! I needed like 3 layers of blankets to warm up lol.
It is beautiful at this campground lots of trees, everything’s green! I can’t say I’m disappointed waking up to the smell of trees and campfires. 🙂 My youngest has already exclaimed that he loves it here and he doesn’t want to leave. I sure do wish they had wifi, but I guess I will look at it as a way to help me disconnect some from the internet. As I edit this post I’m sitting in a Chick Fil A freezing my butt off! LOL Still working on getting a ATT hot spot device for home use. Hopefully soon! Bare with me as I am slow blogging for now. 🙂