Adventures with Scotty Part II

Two years, a house, and a baby later we are back at it again. Working on the Scotty camper that is.

Do you remember when we bought her?  Oh how I thought we would have her finished by the summer. Well life happens. But this weekend Brook and I had another stay-cation for our anniversary. Our goal was to get the floor finished.

After our camper demolition we had the frame sandblasted and powder coated. If you remember, last Christmas I got wheel wells, wood, screws, and nuts and bolts. What girl would get excited over those things on Christmas morning? Yep, me!

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I know you are wishing you had a minivan to haul plywood!

We went with a pressure treated plywood for the floor. I did the sanding and staining while Brook took all the measurements off the old trailer and cut the wood to size.  The stain is a cherry color. We will coat it with Zar’s wood floor finisher once the floor is complete.

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It was and still is a puzzle putting this camper back together. We kept all the old pieces to take measurements but for some reason they just don’t work on the new camper. It could be that the old one is so deteriorated.

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And this is what was accomplished in a day. I really hope it does not take two more years to start the walls. We are having a family reunion in Idaho this summer. How awesome would it be to take this beauty on a road trip. I think the girls would have a blast. That is if they can stay in their car seats for two whole days.

One day it will look like this. It just has to.

Follow my other visions for the Scotty camper here.

A Few of My Favorite Things

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I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. Ours was fun, fast, and furious with many gatherings and yummy food eat.  I tried to be purposeful when choosing the girls gifts this year. Practical seemed to be the theme this year. Books, games, clothes, shoes, and craft supplies. Maybe a baby or two. There were also lots of homemade gifts too that made it even more special. Some of my favorite things this season were items that keep giving throughout the year. 

The love and peace of Christ is the greatest gift that we all have in our hearts. I am so grateful for His love and how I can carry it with me everyday. 

*Bog boots..they are an investment but they serve as snowboots and galoshes in fall and spring. Hannah loves her new barn boots to help daddy feed the horses. I love that her feet stay dry and warm. 

This lipbalm recipe made with our own honey. We tweaked it to make it seasonal by adding clove oil and grapefruit oil. 

Bees wrap…I have wanted to try this for a long time so I ordered it for Brook’s stocking because he always gets on my case for using so much plastic wrap and foil. This product is great and I am seeing his point. 

My new cast iron skillet made by Lodge. I have wanted a skillet for some time now. I have visions of making pancakes on our wood stove on a snowy day. 

Taproot magazine… Love this magazine. No articles, just great reading with helpful tutorials and amazing artwork. 

My sister-in-law makes her own beautiful stamps and I have wanted to try my hand at it. So for Christmas she supplied me with a book and the tools needed to get started. I can’t wait for nap time! 

I think my favorite gift came from my husband. Nothing romantic at all but something that speaks to my heart. Fenders, four sheets of wood, and two bags of screws. All of it to keep rolling with the Scotty camper project. You can read more about that here. We took quite a break from rebuilding it when we moved into our house. Wishful thinking that it will be done by May for our birthday. 

I am looking forward to learning, creating, building, and cooking in the New Year with all these fun gifts. Feeling so grateful!