First few weeks as a full time traveling family

We moved out of our townhouse a few weeks before we could actually leave the Twin Cities area.  We still had a few obligations to take care of so we had to stick around a little while longer. Luckily we have a number of gracious family members who were kind enough to let us park our read more…

Mice, maggots and a boat load of stuff

A handful of people have made me promise to share all the down and dirty, irritating and generally un-fun aspects of living full-time in an Airstream with 2 kids. Well, this is that. You’re welcome. The Airstream was stored at my father-in-law’s after we purchased it last summer.  It was in a wooded area, so read more…

Veronica’s Quiet Book :: a video tour

Up until now, all the quiet books I’ve made have been for my girls. I regularly get asked to make custom quiet books, I’ve just never had the time. This is why I created my quiet book patterns in the first place – so that other people can learn to make quiet books. In 2015 read more…

We have curtains!

I. Am. So. Excited! So much of our Airstream is original and in such great condition we can’t bring ourselves to change much about it right now. The one thing I HAD to change was the window treatments, they aren’t original anyway. Someone obviously loved those dark brown silk damask curtains, and God bless them read more…

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

We visited Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park on what may have been the most beautiful Fall day I’ve ever experienced in Minnesota.  The sun was shining, the leaves were changing and they were all still on the trees and it was just cool enough for a light jacket.  A perfect day. We toured the read more…

Oliver H. Kelley Farm :: Elk River, MN

We visited Oliver H. Kelley Farm for the first time this summer.  Kelley Farm is a working farm frozen in the 1860’s and we visited on Threshing Day.  Volunteers dressed in period clothing work the farm and engage visitors with details about the history of the Kelley Family and the farm. They will also put you read more…

Jeffers Petroglyphs :: Sacred Prairie

There is a placard at the Jeffers Petroglyphs that reads: “All life is Wakan [Sacred]. So also is everything which exhibits power, whether in action, as the winds and drifting clouds, or in passive endurance, as the boulder by the wayside. For even the commonest sticks and stones have a spiritual essence which must be revered as a manifestation of the all-pervading mysterious read more…

Easter on Grandma’s Farm

We spent this Easter on Grandma’s farm in Southern Indiana with brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course, Grandma. I barely knew my grandparents, I love that my girls not only get to know their grandparents, but also their Great Grandma. There was old barn exploration, fishing, eating, laughing, family photo posing, and Easter Egg hunting read more…

home is where the heart is

My parents have moved a lot during their 53 years as husband and wife. If moving ever bothered either one of them they never showed it. My dad just always said “wherever I am is home as long as your mother is there”. Home for me is also wherever my mom is. I’ve finally sorted through read more…

aargh! Pirate Ship :: Panama City Beach Florida

Here’s a little known family secret – we are related to pirates (by marriage, like 4 times removed, but whatever, we claim them as kin).  We never miss taking a trip on the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise when we visit family in Panama City.  The pirate crew entertain your kids non-stop for 2 hours while you read more…