Off-Grid Sink

For our little dry cabin, I REALLY wanted a sink and a medicine where I could brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and even do my hair. My neighbors/friends use a 12v water pump connected to their battery in order to have a full functioning faucet. Basically the faucet draws water from a fresh…

Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packet Review

So, the hubby and and I are going to be backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail this Fall and I am prepping with getting our meals together, etc. I have had a variety of instant coffees; however, most are not individuality packaged. I like Starbucks coffee but it is kinda expensive for the amount that we…

Camping in Napa – Day 2

We started our day with with bubbles at Domaine Chandon. Surprisingly, I found a lot of their wines to be more dry that I thought they would be….anyhow, still a nice time. But too dry for me. Next was Robert Mondavi. We ended up becoming a wine club member here as Mondavi is part of…

Things to Think About Before Buying Land

We have had our plot of land for about 3 years and our dry cabin for about 1.5 years and it is still a work in progress. As we were reminiscing about how we found this land and why we decided on this place over another, I thought I would write about what exactly was…

Picking a Cabin Name

After buying our place, we noticed that other people named their camps. We thought it was fun and started thinking of names of our own. Some people used their last names for their cabins and some used how their built theirs (i.e. a neighbor built his cabin with the money he made on “Wall $treet”)…

RV or Dry Cabin?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we wanted to build a small cabin of about 600 square feet (a 20×30) with propane, septic and a well; however, with state regulations that dream died unless we wanted to pay closer to $100k for a vacation/getaway spot. We spoke to our neighbors about what they do…

Birthday FREEbies

I have multiple emails for different reasons. For instance, an email for personal, for work/professional, and “sign up for our newsletter.” Don’t get me wrong, the last one gets a lot of emails; however, I enjoy getting a lot of freebies for my birthday from companies like: Qdoba – free burrito Sephora – free makeup…

Bathroom Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the house, in particular, in the bathroom so every morning I see them while getting ready and start my day. I usually try to spend around $5 for a bundle and Trader Joe’s is a good place to find them; however, while at Michael’s I came across these really…

24 Hours in Seattle

There are many things to do in Seattle; however, my husband and I covered it all in 24 hours for a fast getaway. Here’s what we did and what we would recommend: Space Needle – buy your Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden tickets online to beat the line and for a better price! These…