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  1. May 7, 2013
    Kimberly@DibbleDabbles

    Cute sign!!

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Oh thank you, Kimberly! I can’t decide if it’s going in the trailer, or staying home!

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  2. May 8, 2013
    Leslie

    For me, no matter how much you glamp it up, it will always be “cramping.” I love the retro folding chair on your little sign!

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Leslie – you’re hilarious! Believe me, I’ve had my share of camping that feels like “cramping”. Now that the girls are 2 and 4, I’m hoping that this year is a bit more smooth. Or that they sleep just a little bit more than “hardly at all”.

      I love the chair too… I want to put it on lots of projects now. Time for me to get creative! πŸ™‚

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  3. May 8, 2013
    Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

    Love that sign & the bag Tara! I’m definitely a GLAMPING kinda girl. hehe

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Oh aren’t we all a little bit more on the “Glamping” side of things? I’m hoping that if I made “glamping gear”, we’ll end up more glamp than “chaotic messes eating Cheetos out of the bag”. πŸ™‚

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  4. May 8, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Oh, Tara! I am the same way. I hold on to way too much. It’s funny, once you decide to let go and actually do it, doesn’t it feel like a weight has been lifted? I am really looking forward to more from your camping series. You might even inspire me to go camping πŸ™‚

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, you would laugh and laugh if you saw how much more “stuff” was lurking in my house. I do feel so much lighter when I see things leave my house; I need to make it happen more often.

      Man… I’m a pack-rat.

      I hope that I can convert a few people to try camping out this year. Of course, we may also have a hilariously terrible experience this year and you guys can all sit back in your air-conditioned homes and watch me stumble and bumble through it all. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping not, though. Otherwise, I’m going to have to sell that sign.

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  5. May 8, 2013
    Callista

    Both the sign and bag turned out awesome Tara, love them πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to this weekend and at least a couple more crazy summer adventures!

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Cal! You know that I promised you some Glamping gear. Let me know if either of these speak to you!

      Onward trailers! It’s camping time! πŸ™‚

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  6. May 8, 2013
    Linda @ it all started with paint

    Okay, your awesome graphics on the canvas tote and sign might (and this is a very big MIGHT) sway me over to the dark side … but is there a cute sign that will keep away the bugs and snakes and bears?

    So glamporous …

    πŸ™‚ Linda

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      Well, you know what would keep those creepy crawlies away even more? An awesome RV resort. With a pool.

      I’m only half-kidding because we do “rough it” in the state/provincial parks. But I also have some huge love for the RV park-style camping, too. The kids play in the pool and on the playground/waterslide/etc. We try to stay in places that don’t resemble a parking lot TOO much, but for us, it’s like a vacation (instead of just camping).

      I’ll try to come up with a “Keep Out Bears/Bugs/Snakes” sign, though. Just in case. πŸ™‚

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  7. May 8, 2013
    Angie@EchoesofLaughter

    Super cute projects Tara! We go camping every summer, but we tent….and that is def not glamping! lol! Happy Mother’s Day! Angie xo

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      No… it’s not quite glamping. Unless, do you have one of those crazy blow-up bed things that is more comfortable than most regular beds? Those things are crazy!

      Happy Mother’s Day to you, too! Have a great weekend!

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  8. May 8, 2013
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    Okay, seriously fabulous projects. Of course the sign should go. It is awesome.

    I have a confession. I have a secret fantasy of redecorating an old ugly camping trailer. Like the kind of fantasy that keeps me up at night imaging what I would do to frugally update every ugly and dated surface in an old trailer. Do you think that a redecorated trailer would count as ‘glamping’?

    Krista

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    • May 8, 2013
      Tara

      I think that a redecorated trailer would be the epitome of “glamping”. You should do a bit of research on the rehabs of vintage trailers. Bolers (and Big Foots) have become HUGE in the re-vamp world. There is actually a club out here called the “Glass Egg” club, and they have little meet-ups where they show off their awesome campers/trailers. People re-uphoslter, put in crazy retro details – it’s amazing.

      I think you should do it. You’re fantastic with colour; I can only imagine how awesome your trailer would be! πŸ™‚

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  9. May 9, 2013
    Jenna

    That sign is adorable! You are a braver woman than I am! I DO NOT camp!! haha! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    • May 9, 2013
      Tara

      Ooohhh…. you don’t camp now, but what if your wee one (and her possible siblings) want to camp? πŸ™‚ Would your hubby be game?

      (I’ve found that if the husbands don’t want to camp, then the family doesn’ t camp. If the husaband DOES want to camp, then it’s a 50/50 split)

      Thanks for the sign-love, though. I’m totally smitten with the chair! πŸ™‚

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  10. May 9, 2013
    Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns}

    I am in love with that bag! Now I really want a Cameo…. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear about your glamping adventure! I think it sounds like a lot of fun!1

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Julie! I’m glad that you like the bag! You should definitely get a Cameo – you won’t regret it! πŸ™‚

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  11. May 9, 2013
    laurie

    Tara, your bag and the sign are so cute! Your witty commentary had me smiling all through this post. I don’t have to fake it. I really am excited about seeing your trailer. We recently sold our travel trailer, and I’m going to miss it. laurie

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Why did you sell your trailer, Laurie? Not using it enough? We just got back from our trip, and we’re dirty and disheveled and pretty happy.

      I’m glad that you liked the post! My favourite part of blogging is the writing! πŸ™‚

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  12. May 9, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz

    Glamping is a wonderful thing. I think I need a cameo.

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      I think you need a Cameo too. Then we could have Cameo wars on our blogs. πŸ˜‰

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  13. May 9, 2013
    Mel

    Glamping, I like it! I love the bag as well πŸ™‚

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thanks, Mel! I like the bag too – I got a lot of compliments! πŸ™‚ “Glamping” is a term we use very loosely in our mess of a site. πŸ™‚

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  14. May 10, 2013
    Kate

    I really love the bag too!! What a great idea…I’ve never heard of a cameo?

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, Kate – Cameos are fantastic! It’s made by a company called “Silhouette” and it’s a cutting machine. It can cut fabric, vinyl, paper, cardboard, etc… and it uses a software on your computer to design it (but it’s very user friendly). If you’re a crafty-type, you should definitely check it out!

      I love the bag, too! I think it’s gotten more pins than the sign! I’m so surprised! πŸ™‚

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  15. May 10, 2013
    math toys

    Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, awesome blog!

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you for the heads-up. It’s working on my IE, but I’ll get a few people to check it out. Maybe there’s something funky going on that I don’t know about? Either or, I appreciate the comment! Hope to see you back here again! πŸ™‚

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  16. May 11, 2013
    Sarah – Inspired Camping

    Hi Tara
    You may want to get a little inspiration from our site in the UK before you set off on your trip. We love smoothing the edges of roughing it and can’t wait to get outdoors in style. Who says it has to be uncomfortable and small?
    Looking forward to reading more soon.
    Sarah

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    • May 12, 2013
      Tara

      Okay – your site is pretty awesome! Thank you so much for popping by! I hope you’re not a stranger! I’ll definitely be checking out your site before our next trip. (Just got back today, slightly rumpled and dirty after a great trip)

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  17. May 12, 2013
    Cathy

    Super cute!

    Found you through …… Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  18. May 13, 2013
    Donna

    We are a camping family, too. I love your sign. We have been “power lounging” for years. Now I’ll have to elevate camping to glamping. Love it.

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    • May 13, 2013
      Tara

      I love that term: “power lounging”. My husband would be all over that.

      “Glamping” is all relative. I try my best, but sometimes… we manage to explode all over the campsite. I like to think that it’s the effort that counts! πŸ˜‰

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  19. May 13, 2013
    Donna

    Now following on blog lovin’. Don’t want to miss the tour!

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    • May 13, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thank you, Donna! I’m so glad to have a new reader! Looking forward to seeing you ’round here! πŸ™‚

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  20. May 14, 2013
    Adrianne

    Super cute plaque, Tara! Love reading here and soaking up your humor. πŸ˜‰

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    • May 14, 2013
      Tara

      Thanks, Adrianne! If anybody says that I’m funny, I’m immediately their BFF. I’m really that hard-to-get. πŸ˜‰

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  21. May 14, 2013
    camping

    Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using?

    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as
    yours lol

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  22. May 14, 2013
    DeeAnna

    I love camping, too, and that bag and sign made me laugh, they are great! We have a little pop-up trailer and we’re trying to hit all the state and national parks in our state with our kids. And I’m in charge of taking our church group of teenage girls camping this summer, I think we’ll have to mix in a little glamping for them! I’m a new reader and I’m enjoying your site.

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    • May 14, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, you must get a bit of “glamp” into your camp, DeeAnna! It’s so much fun! And a group of teenaged girls would be the best test group for glamping! Definitely find your inner Phyllis Neffler and make “Fondue Al Fresco” over the campfire (and if you think I’m speaking gibberish, watch Troop Beverly Hills!)

      I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the site so far! I hope that you visit again!

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  23. May 15, 2013
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Oh my- if I had driven by when you set those pieces on the curb I probably would’ve snatched them up too! πŸ˜‰ Super cute bag and sign! I have never used vinyl and I may have to look into it… is it pretty much only for fancy crafting machines though?

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    • May 15, 2013
      Tara

      I wondered if anyone would say something about the stuff we left on the curb. If I had the storage space, I would have Craigslisted it – but opportunity knocked (as in – get it out of here asap!). Vinyl can be used for tonnes of stuff! Do you have craft punches? Those also work well with vinyl.

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  24. May 27, 2013
    Kendra @ AProverbs 31 Wife

    I love camping. We don’t even have a camper, so we rough it a bit. But we still have our air mattress so it’s all good! πŸ˜‰

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    • May 27, 2013
      Tara

      Good for you! I consider our trailer “roughing it”. I think I may be a bit spoiled. πŸ™‚

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  25. May 27, 2013
    Jeannie

    You make me laugh. I used to think camping did not include a trailer. I’ve outgrown the need to rough it and totally believe a trailer is camping. Actually, I think a quaint cabin with a fluffy matress and big shower is camping…

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    • May 27, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. I would consider a quaint cabin to be our version of “roughing it”. When people ask me if I tent it, I’m like… “This isn’t Survivor. I’m just camping.”

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