All posts filed under: DIY

the homebody’s guide to self-care

I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a bath more enjoyable. Yah, yah, whatever. I don’t have a fancy bathroom, and a beautiful plank of wood (bathtub tray) isn’t going to help much. Our only bathroom is teeny all the highlighted items in the post would just need to be stored somewhere out of the way.  Not glamorous! But, I did something that I don’t normally do, I read the article. Shocking, right? In the introduction, the author, Cristina Cleveland, talks about what she and her co-workers do for self-care. I was shocked that the list didn’t include the oil diffuser or the exfoliator that she linked to. Now, hold on a minute, cuz this was profound for me. …

Introducing CAMP declutter

If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that I started a new weekly challenge that I’m calling it CAMP Declutter. My friend @larae_5 helped me fine tune the hashtag for this fun challenge. We choose #CAMPdeclutter!! CAMP stands for cull and make pretty! #cullandmakepretty. Feel free to use both hashtags. My goal is to pick little spots around my house that need to be tidied up, cleared of clutter and made pretty. Little changes can make a big difference, I believe that they motivate me to tackle the REALLY big areas that need a lot of help. Like, my kitchen that needs a total reorg and paint job. If you are interested in playing along follow me on Instagram and follow these simple instructions. 1) Monday, check my feed for the weekly prompt. 2) Cull. Purge. Trash. Recycle. Donate. 2) Cull. Purge. Trash. Recycle. Donate. 3) Make a shopping list to replenish your supplies. 4) Make a plan for how you can make this space pretty! 5) Think outside of the box, …

Sew Junie: Window Removal

Next up… Windows! As you can see below, the windows were the cause of most of my water woes. The butyl tape that created a waterproof seal in between the window and it’s frame was shot, and over the last 44 years the leaking just ate away at the framing and paneling. I have to admit I was terrified to remove the windows from the camper. There I said it, it seemed like a job for a professional. Motivated by my lack of funds, and the need to work on the framing, I took to the internet to learn all I could learn about removing and repairing windows in vintage campers. So one morning I grabbed my trusty drill, outfitted it with a hex socket drill bit and went to work. In the end I was worried about nothing, it was a fun and easy project! Once the back window was out I went to work on the framing, and then moved up to the front window. Sadly, I don’t have any great photos of …