There's a reason every camp store has this items in its store along side Hershey's chocolate bars and a box of graham crackers. Marshmallows! The name alone conjures up images of family and friends around a campfire roasting up these sugary bites of goodness. I know when my husband and I tell the ... Read More about Marshmallow Treats For Adults
It’s dark. The sun has long set and the kids are sound asleep in their sleeping bags. I grab a lantern and head to the camp bathrooms. The night air is still but for the sound of fire pits crackling, hushed voices talking and the occasional loud laugh of an adult enjoying time with friends. I ... Read More about The Light of Camping
The one thing you can be sure of when camping in New England is how quickly the weather can change! Sunny one moment and then a wind gust picks up the next. This can leave you scratching your head on what to play with the kids. On the beach a sunny day is perfect but if it's too windy, sitting ... Read More about Fly a Kite with your Kids!
Unless you're backpack camping, you will want or probably more likely need ice. Keeping foods such as meats, fruits, yogurt cold is a necessity and of course keeping your beer chilly may be a priority for some as well. I know it would be for us! Oh and of course chocolate milk for my ... Read More about Keeping Food Ice-Cold when Camping
In our first home together, hubby and I had one of those large white hammocks on a big green stand in our backyard. The two of us would lay in the double-sized hammock and just relax side by side staring up at the tree branches and the clouds. It was absolutely relaxing in our little quiet ... Read More about Camp in a Hammock!
G is for Games! There is usually a lot of down time with camping. Instead of having kids that are saying they are bored, bring out the board games for you, them, everyone to play together! There's nothing like gathering together around a table with some munchies and enjoying some family time ... Read More about 6 Must-Have Family Games to bring Camping
D is for Dehydrated or Dried Food! Whether hiking or camping, dried food is a great idea for snacks! It's easy to do, light-weight and can be healthy! It's also easy to store and can last for a long period of time without refrigeration which is perfect when ... Read More about Dried Food Ideas for Camping
Grow a Sweet Potato from a Sweet Potato? Ever wonder how to grow a sweet potato when they don't have any seeds? I did! And so I took pictures from start to finish so I can share my discovery with you. This is such a great project to do with your kids or on your own. I am in zone 5, so ... Read More about How to Grow a Sweet Potato from a Sweet Potato at Home
I love day trips! Something I will be featuring a lot of as we get closer to summer are many of the fun day trips I have done with my family. If you've never been to Yankee Candle's flagship store in South Deerfield, MA, then you may want to plan a day to take the kids there over during April ... Read More about Yankee Candle Day Trip – So More than just Candles!
I have to share this great app that my four-year old son absolutely loves. It's called Dreamdays HD - Countdown to the Days that Matter by Guxiu Design Inc. He loves to know how many more days to dad's birthday, how many more days until the Easter Bunny, how many more days until we go camping, how ... Read More about Countdown to….