If you haven't noticed, I disappeared for a while. Life got in the way. Wish I could say it was something interesting, but sometimes being an adult is just plain hard. Being a parent is hard. And sometimes, just getting through the day has to be enough. I make no pretense about anything other than that. For the last 6 months MY life has been hard, and I just haven't made the effort I was making before to find the time for myself, let alone to blog. I have remedied that today. Today I shall blog. It's nothing big. No current project or fantastical idea. Just something that is fun. Something for those who will find themselves sleeping under the stars next to a campfire with family and friends...or...for those more like myself...Glampers. Those campers who bring a little civilization with them in the form of a camper with running water and a shower. Ha!
I LOVE the smell of a campfire. That smoky goodness that sparks the memory of family and... S'mores. Hehe. As a kid I went with my church youth and spent a week in tents and sleeping bags, surrounding campfires with giggles and ghost stories, and hunting Snipes(mythical unreal creatures) until the group leaders sent us back to our tents. I was taught to love camping. Good times. Good memories.
For all those who will find themselves outdoors enjoying a summer retreat this summer(or even those just brave enough for their backyard), here are some SERIOUSLY fun ideas!
Photo credit to hip2save.com
I kinda think its a sin not to make S'mores when you go camping, but this version? Jump in my mouth please! Don't these look absolutely delicious?! Pop on over to Hop2save's blog and check out this recipe and other way fun ideas!
Photo credit to Frugalcouponliving.com
Looking for an easy campfire meal? Check this out! Campfire hot dogs on a stick! Visit frugalcouponliving.com for this recipe along with several others like Campfire Cinnamon Rolls and some great camping hacks!
Speaking of campfires...did you know if you burn sage in your campfire, you keep mosquitoes and other unwelcome pests at bay? Check it out at the above Buzzfeed link. She also has a fun list of camping hacks.
Campfires aren't just for tinfoil meals and staying warm, they are for singing, telling stories, and of course games! Here is a link to some fun game ideas!
Photo credit: Savingmoneycamping.com
Camping can be expensive, even just short trips. Here is an awesome site to help you out on tips and tricks to keeping down the bill! This is a great camping website!
If you're like me, you like a good outfit even when camping. This site has a ton of fun camping t-shirts, hoodies, and more!
Last but not least, the campfire! What's camping with no campfire? Surely not camping. Here's a great tutorial for making Fire Starter Kits. Please be mindful and follow your area's camping regulations during summer fire season!
Summer is just around the corner and this three day weekend has jump started my motivation. Happy summer to you! Enjoy the warm weather headed your way! Enjoy your Glamping/camping!
And as always...Happy Pinning!