Giveaway: “Camp Like a Girl, The Experiment”

In the Aug/Sept issue of MaryJanesFarm, “The Experiment” (on newsstands July 14), we led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a free copy of Glamping with MaryJane, featured in our “Camp Like a Girl” article.

In our article, we give you lots of ideas to glam up your camping experience. For a chance to win a copy of Glamping with MaryJane, tell me one of your glamping ideas or tips in the comments below. (If you haven’t picked up a copy of Glamping with MaryJane yet, order your autographed copy here.) We’ll toss your name in a hat and draw one lucky winner in mid-September, when the Aug/Sept issue expires on newsstands. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

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  1. jean Clarkson says:

    Be sure to build a campfire in the evening. The warmth and fun of watching the flames encourages new friends to come by and gets you out under the starlight. Happy memories of lakeside camping!

  2. Mary Famisaran says:

    One thing I loved when camping with my daughter was using a film camera,taking photos of the sites and fun for a few days,then getting them developed at the first 1 Hour type place we found, staying camped for a few days at the same site and scrapbooking our trip as we went,since we would take a month off for camping we had time to really enjoy the trip and scrapbook it while everything was fresh in our minds with all the time we needed.

  3. Nell Ciaccio says:

    I like putting vintage doilies on the back of the toilet to dress it up. And they also make great curtains for the small windows.
    We (until recently) had a vintage Winnebago. It was so much fun just taking it 20 miles down the road to the inlet just to spend a couple of days. Now I’m itching to get another vintage camper and do it again!!!

  4. Michelle Wynne says:

    I love bringing strings of outdoor lights!

  5. Charley Pelton says:

    I love to take a bicycle.More fun than walking.

  6. Amanda Travis says:

    Well, to be honest, we don’t “glamp” too much. We camp quite frequently, however, we don’t fuss too much on the ascetics. We use a tent and don’t have a camper. We do make our tent with the air mattresses and such comfortable with homemade quilts. My daughters even bring an array of stuffed animals to place at the heads of their “beds”. One day, I’d like to have a camper and gussy it all up. Until then, we will just continue to camp and enjoy the great outdoors.

  7. Katie Rowan says:

    We always take simple but fancy ingredients for campfire cooking- fresh mozzarella, basil and black krem tomatoes with whole-grain bread and ev olive oil for mountain pies for example. We also love to heat up a pound cake over the fire and serve it with our homemade berry jam, fresh berries and real whipped cream! Gives it a lovely warm smokey flavor!

  8. Alice Osborne says:

    GLAMPING WITH MARYJANE was my inspiration for buying and decorating our 1957 Westerner (red and white with the cutest checkered floor and bright yellow stove and oven you’ve ever seen). I LOVE this book and would love another copy to give to a dear girl friend who’s launching into the vintage trailer world as well. TIPS? 1) Drawstring bags of all sizes to hold all sorts of things that can be hung up (think insides of cupboards and closet) which then increases storage space exponentially; 2) Decorating with multi-use items; a collapsable veggie steamer makes an adorable cloth napkin holder for the table, for instance. Simplifying is what vintage trailer life is all about, and smart space usage is the theme (while still indulging in adorable decorator touches!).

  9. Ann Brooks says:

    Throw in your favorite vintage dress and apron! What is glamping without dressing it up too!

  10. Julie says:

    I just saw solar/led mason jar lights…. I’m going to tie them to the tree branches and leave one on the shelf as a nightlight when I go glamping….easier to find the facilities at night!!! I love nice bedding when I am glamping — I’ll keep the sleeping bag for backpacking trips.

  11. Sarah says:

    Get yourself a non electric clock, particularly one that you wind for your camper. One less electric item and the striking of the hour and half hour is quite cozy.

  12. Dina Hennessey says:

    Glamping ideas: bring some colorful throw rugs for inside and out. bring some solar or electrical lights (if you have a generator) to add some mood lighting at night! Love!!

  13. We like to glamp green. We have fitted our 1955 Flying Cloud Airstream with a solar panel for the lighting, a composting toilet and a water container to collect gray water. I’d love your book for lots of further ideas. 🙂

  14. Rhonda Fisher says:

    I like taking a jigsaw puzzle to do at night and Fresh flowers in a vase always adds color.

  15. Judy Leddy says:

    I have not camped since I was a little girl. This is definitely my idea of “camping”. This has planted the seed for me to find my own little one to begin glamping around!!

  16. Jan Kerr says:

    Glamping is my new leisure time activity, whether it is camping in a tent on an island in Lake Ouachita or camping in the state park in an RV, my day off is a mini vacation in Paradise.

  17. AZ says:

    We used to camp when the kids were younger and then got too busy. Now that they are gone (and we are older) sleeping on the ground is not so enticing. We are looking forward to going camping in style.

  18. Andrea Papanek says:

    Bring vases for flowers or aromatic branches that you gather or cut from your location, candle holders to light lots of candles while you sit outside (citronella or other natural bug repellant variety), battery or solar powered string lights to hang from your canopy or along the edge of your glamper, a cozy rug, lightweight rocking chairs to sit in under the stars, delicious baked goods to enjoy with tea or wine!

  19. Leah says:

    Always bring a whisk broom and nail polish. I never get a chance to polish my nails when I am home because there is always so much to do, but when I am “stuck” somewhere away from the worries of everyday life, I notice it and it gives me something to do with my hands.

  20. Betsy Vanek says:

    Camping has always been rough & tuff. I have this idea to share a beautiful “Glamping” trip with my grandaughters. I think it would be so much fun to share a feminine, fun & beautiful trip and make these memories with these six wonderful young women. I am currently shopping for a camper and have my ideas, but it would be nice to have a guide.”” The Guide.” Time flies and it’s up to me if it’s to be. What a way to remember grandma!

  21. Christi Kotus says:

    As a child camping was a summer outing and about the only way we vacationed. As the years have gone by, I have yearned for those experiences again. This summer I bought a pop up to glamp up with dreams of ladies weekends and antique shows. With feather beds and all the necessities she has been a doll this summer. The real work begins in a week or so as my kiddos head off to school, giving me unlimited dream time. I am determined to try fabric “wallpaper” on her canvas. Something beautifully floral to celebrate that she is mine. She has an upcoming glamping trip to Country Livings Fair in OH soon, where I even scored a campground with a spa. And hopefully a last trip to Northern Michigan in all it’s Fall splendor.

  22. Holly Haus says:

    I don’t have a tip. But what I do have is a new to me 1965 Oasis 16ft trailer. I just transferred the title to my name and am so excited to get started prettying it up!

  23. Lori Baker says:

    Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you make a wrong turn, just think of it as an extra bonus to your adventure! Happy Trails!

  24. paula forei says:

    One thing love to do while Glamping is bring homemade healthy dog biscuits for my fellow glampers pets. They really love them and I like giving them out because they are all natural and holistic. I really would love to win “Glamping with Maryjane” I had one but I donated it to my friend’s daughter who is working on a glamping boutique business. I thought she would get inspiration from your wonderful book, but I miss it. It inspired me and I read it front to back on the day I bought it….. Love your magazine too! Paula

  25. Cindy Jacobson says:

    Don’t give yourself undue stress if you have not completed the “Glamping” transformation on your trailer before using it. Just remind yourself it’s a “diamond in the rough”. I like to believe we glamping women are supportive of each other. Rather than pick apart what has not been done we compliment what you have done.

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