The Southern Glamper: January 2018

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3 Projects to Beat the Wintertime Blues

Monday, January 29, 2018


Right now, it is 23 degrees, windy and very grey outdoors.  Even if I wanted to go outdoors and do a little work on Peggy Sue, it is too cold.  While we are going to be taking her to the dealership for our new canvas to be installed, that is as much as we are going to do to her during this month.  I'm hoping for some warmer winter weather in February.  Sometimes in Mississippi, that happens.  I can dream about and wish for it.  But while I wait, there are some projects that can be done indoors while dreaming of the smells of an evening campfire.

Find Your Camping Tribe

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Camping at Legion State Park in Louisville, MS

As soon as our family bought our pop up camper, I joined a group on Facebook for pop up camper owners.  The camping community can be very inclusive.  But, camping can be a lonely interest when you don't have friends that share your interest in camping.  None of my tribe of friends at home like to camp.  In fact, they would admit that they like not camping.  And that is okay.  It isn't for everyone, but it is for our family.

Trip Planning 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018



Growing up, I traveled out west with my family each summer.  One summer, driving across Texas my sister and I fell asleep with our feet in the windows and woke up to sunburned feet.  What family vacation memories are burned into your mind forever?  Is it a National Lampoon series of unfortunate events or the trip of a lifetime that you feel that you can never recreate?

3 RV Safety Updates For Your Pop Up Camper

Friday, January 19, 2018

Peggy Sue, before her remodel!


Did you buy a used camper like we did?  Even if you bought your camper new and had it for several years, there are always things that you need to do for basic maintenance.  These things will keep you safe on the road and help you to make the most out of your camping trips.  We did a few minor things last year that make me feel better every time we take a trip.

7 Tips for Starting a New Blog

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Recovering our cushions for our pop up camper.  These were featured on my blog.
Last year, I started my blog to share our family's journey to remodel our camper.  One year later, I'm still blogging.  Do you look at other people's blogs and think that you might want to start your own?  Then maybe you should.  Here are 7 basic tips to get you up and running!


How to Make Simple Camping Themed Pot Holders

Monday, January 15, 2018


Campers love camping themed decorative items.  Sometimes these items are easy to find.  Other times, you may need to make your own camping themed decor.  There are so many lovely camping fabrics available that I prefer to make my own if I can.  Timeless Treasures has a beautiful selection of vibrant colors that would suit any campers preference.  From frilly pinks to traditional prints and standard colors, there truly is something for everyone.

Eating Out or Dinning In at Your Campsite?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Foil packet meals can be easily customized for any taste and with the proteins and vegetables, you have on hand.

How do you tackle meals while camping?  Do you cook all of your meals and stay in?  Or do you like to venture out and explore the local cuisine?  It's a toss-up.  And, it all comes down to budget and the camping experience that you want to have.

4 Reasons to Join a Coop for Outdoor Gear - REI Review

Monday, January 8, 2018

New Oboz Luna Low Hiking Shoes
There are plenty of big outdoor gear stores out there for shopping.  Camping World, Cabelas, Bass Pro and REI are just a few.  Of course, local stores are out there and available in areas that cater to outdoor enthusiasts.  Choosing where to spend your dollars does make a difference.

New Year, New Camping Gear - 5 Updates To Get You Going!

Friday, January 5, 2018


New camping gear is just what we need for the season ahead!
We have some specific plans for camping in the upcoming year.  Many of those plans are based on the experiences that we had in the previous year.  I feel like we are starting out this year much more seasoned and knowledgeable about what we want and need for this year.

What's Ahead in 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Our family on a non-camping weekend.  This is us at the start of 2018.
Last year, we spent a lot of time renovating our camper and completing projects.  We were finding our way as a family camping.  There were a lot of trial runs and guesswork.  I loved most of it.  The growing pains were good ones that made 2017 worthy of some accolades and alterations for the 2018 year. 

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