Here’s where you can count on me (and on occasion, my daughter and granddaughters) seven days a week for a quick pick-me-up post from one of my 11 categories, penned in honor of us girls and that letter of the alphabet we’ve all laid claim to, G. Stop by for a recipe or two every Friday, just in time for your weekend fixings. My goal is to gladden your heart and add some glisten to your life.
My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … CJ Armstrong!
CJ Armstrong (ceejay48, #665) has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an Expert Level Glamping Merit Badge!
“My daughter and I call ourselves the “4871 Glamping Farmgirls” and have taken our glamping setup on the road more than once. Our locations in 2012 were:
-Black Canyon City, Arizona, in March
-Priest Gulch, Colorado, in July
-Flagstaff, Arizona, in September
Each time, we set up a 10×10 EZ-UP canopy and glamped it with all kinds of pretties. We also set up a nice tent with a screened porch and glamped it as well, including lace all along the edge of the rain fly, around the edge of the porch opening, etc. Continue reading →
This is Sophie and DFor, the dog, Glamping in Glastonbury in an E-den glamping cabin. E-dens are amazing. They are the latest glamping craze in the UK. Check out their website: www.e-dencamping.co.uk
Hello! I’m a big fan and love my 1973 Airstream more and more each time I open your magazine! My mom bought me your glamping book for Christmas and I just love it too! Keep it up, and thanks for the inspiration!
Here is my “glamping” photo, which is from the “summer home” that I created in my very own backyard. My tent, which was set up last year from May-October, proved to be my own little girl getaway, which I truly enjoyed. I plan on expanding on the idea this year and utilizing the antique clawfoot tub, which I purchased for just $50, as an outdoor spa too!Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas and inspirations—and the chance to win that fabulous glamping photo calendar!
“Little Hen House on the Island”
Farmgirl Sister #1403
Helping victims of Hurricane Sandy? Check. (If I recall correctly, more than $1,000 was raised.)
Giving away extra calendar. Check.
Loving the nature of a helping hand. Priceless.
I first heard about the Glamper’s Calendar from Kelle Arvay, Farmgirl Sister #4447, of Little Vintage Trailer. You may remember Kelle streaming in during my mother’s visit to the Hallmark Home & Family show last year. (Here is the video.) Kelle added her efforts to promote the calendar last November to help those that were caught in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Her picture (below) is one of the photos for the month of April. Va-voom, lady!
Unfortunately, the date to purchase the calendar has passed. However, lucky for one of you, we have an extra calendar to give away so you won’t have to miss all the lovely contributors and their vacations-on-wheels. Glamper chic!
I took a little time for afternoon tea yesterday. And of course, I reached first for my Mountain Rose Herbs loose leaf tea. Complete with one of their nifty press n’ brew teabags, the flavor was perfect, the tea was toasty, and altogether just perfect.
While I was sipping, I also let steep the entry names for the Pampered Glamper kit … and … after ruminating on the fabulous flavor of my white silver tea, I pulled a name out of the teapot …
Hope you all caught my spot on the Hallmark Channel’s new show, Home & Family, last Friday. We had a fantastic time on set with Mark, Paige, and crew discussing how easy and fun it is to glamp in your backyard. For those of you who couldn’t catch it, stay tuned and we’ll post some clips from the show in the next couple of days. Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter to win the Mountain Rose Herbs Pampered Glamper Kit.
So while Ace, Kim, and I were truckin’ down two-lane highways, thrifting, setting up our glampsite, taking down our glampsite, and getting our honky-tonk on in South Dakota … the animals we left behind were awaiting our return. Rascal, our design studio mascot (tortoiseshell cat), was being taken care of by Ace’s roommate Andy, also a farmhand here (Ace, Kim and Andy are roommates at Kim’s farm), and Daffodil, my canary, was offered space in Carol’s office, with my husband taking care of her on weekends. (Kim brought her Border Collie, Riley, on our trip.)
Part of the job of taking care of my canary is feeding her a deluxe daily diet of fresh veggies and fruits, soaked grains, hard-boiled egg yolks from the bigger of her kin, AND gathering up her gorgeous blue eggs she lays 3-4 times per week. (Yup, she’s pampered.)
All proceeds (minus shipping and packing) will benefit www.firstbook.org, a non-profit that provides new books to children from low-income families throughout the U.S. and Canada.
MaryJane will post a photo of the prop and its cost here along with a few details as to its condition. The first person to call the farm and talk with Brian, 208-882-6819, becomes the new owner of a little bit of herstory. Shipping will be either USPS or UPS, our choice. No returns.