Easy Cooking Ideas for Camping

Easy Cooking Ideas for CampingIf I’m going to be living outdoors for a few days, I want easy cooking ideas for camping. I certainly don’t want to be spending too much time prepping food and the quicker I can cook up something for me and the fam, the better!

I also really want to enjoy every part of the process, from the food prep to sitting with my family and chowing down, to enjoying an after-dinner treat.

If you are brand new to cooking while camping, it can be intimidating. It seems like there is so much you need; from cookware and utensils to various tools and supplies just to make basic foods.

Here, I’m talking to beginners. This is meant to give you some basic things to start with, from lists of items to bring with you to easy and delicious starter meals. This is a great starting off point for your campsite cooking adventure!

Campfire Cooking Equipment and Supplies

Before learning about the different foods and snacks you can prepare for your family during the camping trip, it helps to learn about some essential campfire cooking equipment and supplies you’ll need.

Don’t feel pressured to purchase all of this gear since, as you will soon learn, some foods need nothing more than some aluminum foil or a skewer stick. However, it is a good idea to build up your stock, slowly and gradually adding these items to your camp cooking set. Read more

Almost Perfect Beach Hacks for an Easy and Enjoyable Day with the Kids

Beach Day Hacks - Just Leave Your FootprintsI’m all about beach day hacks and when I saw some of these almost perfect ones, I thought to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Some I already do when I go for the day. (Boogie board sled, anyone?)

See, if you’ve ever been to the beach, it’s not all coconut scents and sparkly water (though, there’s a lot of that!)

There’s sand. And hot sun. And little shade.

When you have little ones – or…even not-so-little ones – that can make for a long day that leaves everyone sunburned and cranky (but with great memories…especially if you remember to bring your camera!) Read more

Portable Hammock with Stand – Fair Weather Relaxin’

portable hammock with standThe weather was so nice today that I started thinking about picking up a portable hammock with stand for enjoying some quiet time in my yard. A yard that doesn’t make it easy for me to hang up a hammock between two secure places.

No trees. No poles. No wooden beams. Nothing.

And today in sunny southern California, the sun is out, the weather is cool, the sky is a bright blue…and I’d love nothing more than to chill out in my yard with my cockapoo and take a nap.

Evenings are still pretty cool but it would be so easy to curl up in one of these with a blanket and a book – maybe even my current crochet project – and just relax.

Read more

Best Portable Hot Tub – Soak, Socialize, and Relax

Best Portable Hot TubIf you’re looking for the best portable hot tub, I definitely have a find or two for you!

There is something so relaxing about a spa – the warm water, the jets, the bubbling water…it all results in an experience that can’t be beat.

Men, women, and kids love soaking in a hot tub! I know I loved it as a kid (of course, it means something different now that I’m an adult!)

And my son loves it, too – maybe not as much as swimming in a pool, though. 🙂

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I stumbled upon this 6-person inflatable hot tub by Coleman!

So many great things – it’s at a great price, with nice reviews, seats up to 6 adults, is made of heavy-duty material, and inflates in seconds with no tools required!

Read more