Our Storage Story…

We haven’t always lived in our RV. Once upon a time, that wasn’t all that long ago, we lived in a house. The five of us and our dog put almost all of our stuff into storage containers. It was easy to do. The company dropped off the containers in the driveway and suddenly all of our stuff was packed away.

Storage containers are convenient. They are great for remodeling projects and short term storage that can be delivered where you need it. We just don’t need it living in the RV. I have forgotten what’s in there, but my husband wants to keep all his stuff.

Storage containers cost too much in the long term, so I sought out and found a traditional storage unit that will cost us a fraction of what we have been paying for the container. Today, I had one of our containers delivered. I spent all day moving stuff out of the container.

Tomorrow the company will take away the empty container and bring another. I wouldn’t be truthful if I said I am looking forward to that.

Making Dinner EASY with eMeals!!

I found a way to cut down on grocery shopping time, reduce waste and pick out special diet friendly meals all in one place!. I choose the recipes and send the shopping list to my favorite grocery pick up service and bam it’s so easy. It’s all in the eMeals app.

What’s so great about eMeals?

  • You can use it wherever you happen to be.
  • Choose from multiple grocery stores. (Instacart, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Shipt and more)
  • Shop your grocery list for pick up or delivery.
  • Find kid friendly meals.
  • Recipes that fit your dietary needs. (Keto, Diabetic, Gluten Free, and more)

I love eMeals because it saves me so much time and we are trying new things every week. It doesn’t get boring. We are signed up for the full package (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, occasions) and we are using it all! You can choose to sign up for as many meal times as you want. It is better than any meal delivery service we tried because we are in control and can access meals from our favorites list. Having so many weekly options is great.

I wont keep going on and on about how much we love it. I will give you two weeks free so you can try it and see for yourself


Our Kitchen Update and Removing Paint from Clothes

Recently, we have been updating our kitchen. We started off with a 1970’s kitchen with good “bones” as they say, but ugly appliances, countertops, cabinets that need refinishing, etc. We have put in a lot of work ourselves to get a better looking kitchen.

This is basically what we had to start with. We already did those floors!

All put the cabinets needed to be refinished completely. The original finish was pretty much gone/ wore down to bare wood on most of the cabinets. Plus the cabinet over the fridge had been saws-alled at some point and was unrepairable as an actual usable cabinet so it had to go. Also, the “vintage” appliances were an eyesore. My husband and oldest son worked hard on sanding and restaining the cabinets. I think they did a marvelous job!

Before we painted and finished up.

We picked out new appliances! It is so hard to find appliances in stock anywhere. We ordered and had to wait what felt like forever, probably a month, for the wall oven, induction cook-top and over-the-range microwave. The fridge we got at Costco and had to wait a day or two for delivery – while everyone else is backordered at least a month!!

We are enjoying our kitchen now!

After all this, painting the room was all that was left. Yesterday, we did a quick paint job on the kitchen and dining area replacing the gold vessel/ yellowish color with a paper kraft/ whitish color to brighten up the rooms. It looks great!

Well, working fast and in clothes I didn’t really want to ruin – I got paint on me. Not only did I get paint on my clothes, but I left it on the clothes overnight and only this morning did I decide to do anything about it. Not worried, I got out the rubbing alcohol and a scrub brush I keep in the laundry room. Using a small amount of rubbing alcohol poured directly onto the paint and scrubbing lightly with the brush removed all the paint. Then, I just tossed the clothing in with the rest of my laundry.

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