The World Needs Love

When something tragic happens in the world, we are all quick to call for action. But what do we do? We are all quick to put the blame somewhere. We are all quick to make judgements. We are all quick to argue and post blindly on social media. We are all quick to cast fear and hate. So what is the answer? What can we do to keep these tragic events from happening? I truly believe there is not one answer. There is not one specific thing we can do to stop them. What I do believe is the world …

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Why I Quit My Diet and You Should Too

If you’ve followed the newest trend in weight loss, you are not alone. My whole life I have been “skinny”. I played sports, I was active. I never had to worry about my weight. So why I am writing about diets??? Stick with me, I promise this is worth it. Through my teenage years, I never weighed more than 100 pounds. I had an eating disorder in high school, so I was never comfortable with my weight. When I went off to college I weighed 100 pounds. We have all heard about the freshman 15. This is real. I ate …

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5 Relaxing Diffuser Blends You Should Try

Imagine yourself walking into a spa and immediately feeling relaxed. Do you ever wonder what they do that makes you so calm when you walk through the door? They use the sweet nectar that western medicine has used for thousands of years. The thing that can change your mood in an instant. Here are 5 Blends that you should try right now to give you that luxurious and relaxing feeling that the spas give you, but right in your own home. I suggest drawing yourself a nice hot bubble bath, grabbing your favorite book, and putting on the diffuser with …

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An Open Letter to My Nieces & Nephews

To the ones who have my whole heart, Your life is the most precious thing to me. Watching you grow from a child to the person you are today, has given me such happiness and joy. Everyday I pray that you wake up and know that you are loved, you are wanted, and you are special. Everyday I pray that you look in the mirror and know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Everyday I pray that you follow your heart regardless of what other people think. To know that your dreams and passions matter. To know that your …

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5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Life Right Now

It is January! Holy cow! Where did the last full year go??? I mean, it’s like I blinked and it was over. But I guess it’s time to move on right? So… whether you have set any new years resolutions or not, everyone wants to have their life decluttered. I know for me, my OCD doesn’t like clutter, but no matter what I do, it seems to happen. Especially right now with our renovation going on, and believe it or not, living in a 430 sq. ft. RV doesn’t help the clutter as much as we hoped it would. Why …

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Where to Find Awesome Festivals

Traveling full time has its advantages. Not only are we able to pick up and go wherever and whenever, we also get to check out some AMAZING sights across the country. And not just sights, but activities. Some you can’t find anywhere else in the country! Assuming you haven’t lived under a rock your whole life, you probably know of some kind of festival in your area, or a big name festival (I.E. Sundance Film Festival). But for those who aren’t quite sure, let’s define festival. Wikipedia defines Festival as – celebration that focuses upon a theme, and may run …

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When Life Gives You $9

Since it is the holiday season, I wanted to share this story…. well, I have been wanting to share it for like a month now, but haven’t really gotten around to writing it up. Rainy weather = Becca working. When we were at John Prince Park Campground, you had to buy coins for the laundry room instead of using just quarters. Not all parks use these coins and here at Lion Country Safari, their laundry room uses just quarters. Sadly the John Prince Park campground doesn’t let you exchange any leftover coins for your money back. I had one roll …

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Mission Fat Hearts

With Christmas approaching you will start to see all the pictures of what parents do with the Elf on a Shelf. Now, while I think this tradition can be a good thing, I also feel it is teaching kids they only need to be good when someone is watching them to be rewarded. BUT I will say off hand, since I do not have an elf of my own, I do not know the whole story and traditions behind him…. Maybe I should get an elf of my own! Anyways, back to the subject at hand. The posts I see …

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Gift Guide for the Dog Lovers in Your Life

My dogs are my babies. Chances are, you know someone in your life that feels the same way. So here is a simple guide for gifts for that dog lover in your life. 1) Dog Lovers Leather Charm Bracelet  2) Decorative Pillow Dogs Welcome 3) A Dog’s Guide to Humans (Fun Reads for Dog Lovers) (Volume 1) 4) Dog Person Stoneware Mug 5) It’s Not Drinking Alone if the Dog is Home Wine Glass 6) Dog Rules Throw Pillow 7) Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog 8) Dog Lover Cork Coaster Set 9) Dog Mom & Dad Gifts …

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What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Let’s get real here… I don’t like leftovers. I try to make just enough food for Eric and I so I don’t have to put any leftovers in a container and then put it in the refrigerator. Why? Because it then usually sits in the refrigerator until it gets moldy and then I just throw out the whole container. I know…. I am probably weird and in the small minority that do not like leftovers. UNLESS it’s Thanksgiving leftovers. There is nothing more delicious than a home cooked comfort meal. One that you enjoy for the majority of your day …

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Louisiana’s Carnival Season has Gone to the Dogs

Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws Hosts Its First-Ever Mardi Gras Ball Mandeville, Louisiana (November 14, 2017) – They say every dog has his day, but now they’re finally getting their night, too. Because, after all, every dog deserves a ball … right? For 24 years, Louisiana’s famed “Mardi Paws” Parade has come at the tail end of Carnival season. This unique Mardi Gras parade designed for canine participants and their people takes place along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, just across the causeway from New Orleans, on the Sunday after Fat Tuesday (that’s February 18, 2018). The event …

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Hope is Real

If you know me well, or even just a little, you know that I am an advocate for hope. I have seen many friends and family go through depression and self harm and I am persistent on them knowing hope is real. There is an organization called To Write Love on Her Arms which was started in 2006 by a 19 year old girl who struggled with depression, drugs, and more. The organization is now worldwide spreading the message of hope love and acceptance through spreading awareness on mental health issues. Today is an awareness day and to join just …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (8 – 13 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? By the ages 8-13, most kids no longer believe in Santa Claus. But what kid doesn’t still like getting presents on Christmas morning? Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on your kids faces and see the same twinkle in their eye as they play with the newest addition to their toy collection. But …

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Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog

If your fur-kids are anything like mine, they are spoiled beyond belief! Don’t forget to include them in the spirit of the holidays and spoil your dogs some more with these awesome gifts for Christmas. Here are 6 gifts for your pooches that are sure to get their tails wagging! 1) Premium Plush Soft Sherpa Pet Dog Blanket – protect your sofa and give your pup a cozy place to curl up next to you.    2) iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs – If your dog loves to play fetch (what dog doesn’t?!), then they will love this interactive ball …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (5 – 7 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (2 – 4 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (Birth – 2yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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Florida’s Largest Pug Celebration on Nov. 4th

Florida Pugs Bringing Their Families to State’s Largest Pug Celebration! Kissimmee, FL — Pugs from all across Florida and the southeastern U.S. have packed up their families and are heading to Kissimmee for Pugsgiving 2017. Pugsgiving, Pug Rescue of Florida’s annual celebration of all things pug, is this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Ramada Gateway Convention Center on US-192. Pug Rescue of Florida (PROoF) holds its annual Pugsgiving event to celebrate its success in rescuing and placing pugs and pug mixes into forever homes. The day-long celebration features games and contests for the …

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10 Amazing Diffuser Blends to Try Right Now

As Halloween comes to a close and Thanksgiving sneaks up on us, we are all thinking about the Christmas and New Years season upon us. Some have their homes decorated already. Some are dreading the season. No matter your stance, we all can enjoy the simple and lovely smells of winter. This post contains affiliate links. Here are 10 amazing diffuser blends to try right now. If you would like a FREE bottle of Simply Earth Essential Oil, please click HERE and use code REBECCAPETERSFREE. Why I use Simply Earth Essential Oils: Commitment to Quality— With the safety of your …

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The Best Coffee Maker for Your RV

Coffee. I have a love, LOVE relationship with it. When we decided to travel full time having a coffee maker was an absolute necessity and non-negotiable appliance for me to bring. When we lived in a brick and mortar, I had a whole coffee station set up. Espresso machine with steam frothed, keurig, and many more coffee essentials I won’t bore you with. But bringing the espresso machine wasn’t in the cards because of the space it took up. Luckily I had a small keurig that fit perfectly on our counter in the camper. Then I found myself drinking more …

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How to Avoid Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity Is My Biggest Pet Peeve By Dr. Katy Nelson So you walk into your veterinarian’s office for your dog’s annual exam and you’re feeling fine. You’re within a few weeks of the due date of the necessary shots, you were on time for the appointment (almost), and you even remembered to bring the stool sample that they inevitably ask for (ew)! Score! All seems to being going well, when all of a sudden the vet says the ugliest word in the English language about your dog: overweight. You develop tunnel vision. The room spins. Surely you heard her …

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My 3 Secrets for More Energy

Have you ever just wanted to curl up in the afternoon with a pillow and blanket and take a nap? Or have you ever just wanted to stay in bed because you feel you didn’t get enough sleep? Do you feel like everyone one around you has all this energy and you wish you could also harness it to put it to good use? Being a dog mom, husband of a lineman, housewife, author & illustrator, and a full time blogger, some days I feel a bit overwhelmed and exhausted by life. Here are my 3 secrets for more energy! …

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My DIY Self Stick Tile Experience

This post may contain affiliate links.. Please see disclosure policy for more info. Updating your home. Everyone thinks about it. We all have that one thing we want to make look better. For me, it was the backsplash right behind my stove. To me this pattern was just ugly. I mean, it’s probably ok, but my taste, or probably more my ADD and OCD just didn’t like it. Whatever the reason, it had to go. But figuring out how to do that in this small RV, without bringing all kinds of grouting tools and whatever else is needed to put …

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10 Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. Not only does the cooler weather creep in, but the show that the trees put on is spectacular. Back in 2009, I was using writing and art as a coping skill for anxiety and depression. Here is a poem I wrote during that time titled Fall’s Passion. The stream flows by and tickles my feet, the water is cool, it gives me a chill. Fall is near, I breath it in, it smells ever so sweet. The leaves give off the passion of God, with colors so vibrant, the passion …

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AMAZING News for Parents of Kids with Autism and Special Needs

Being an aunt of a niece on the autism spectrum, this is amazing news. Chuck E Cheese has opened up its doors to include kids that have autism and special needs. On their website it says, “Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.” The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes: 1. Less crowding and noise 2. Dimmed lighting 3. Show and music …

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Sleeping on a Cloud

This article contains an affiliate link for your shopping convenience. When we decided to full time in a 5th wheel camper, there is one thing we refused to give up. Our bed. Not only did we spend hours upon hours at a mattress store testing beds and searching reviews, we found the perfect bed for us at a price tag of around $1,500. That was 5-6 years ago. We immediately changed out the factory RV mattress for our amazing mattress. Life was good. Recently we have been feeling the effects of an older mattress by waking up achey and not …

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5 Scriptures for When You Need Strength

When we’re feeling down, it’s helpful to have an arsenal of verses that remind us of the strength we find in God. Use these verses to renew your mind. 1) Philippians 4:13  I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 2) Exodus 15:2  The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3) Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and …

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5 Fun Costumes for Kids & Dogs

This article may contain affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Halloween is so much fun. I remember every year wanting to pick out my own costume and get ready to go. I grew up in the 80s though and we had very limited choices on costumes. NOW there are so many choices its amazing! So here are some fun costumes you can pair together your kid and your fur kid for maximum fun! 1) Mario & Luigi Who doesn’t love the classic game Super Mario Brothers? This is a way you can relive it and have a fun costume for …

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Life’s Essentials

Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your natural medicine cabinet can: •Fight cold and flu symptoms •Relax your body and soothe sore muscles •Heal skin conditions •Alleviate pain •Balance hormones •Improve digestion •Reduce cellulite and wrinkles •Clean your home •Used in homemade personal care products *Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heals burns and cuts. *Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports brain and may help fight cancer. *Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products, improves lymph drainage and cleanses the body. *Peppermint: …

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5 Amazing Halloween Treats to Make with Your Kids

I remember when I was a kid being so excited to dress up and go around our neighborhood for Trick or Treat. Let’s face it, the treats were the most important part of Trick or Treat time. One thing we also did as kids was make cookies. My mom made cut out cookies for absolutely every holiday. She taught us how to mix up, cut out, bake, and decorate the cookies. It was so much fun. One thing I will always cherish, is making cookies with my mom. With having 11 nieces and nephews, I have found that they also …

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10 Scriptures to Read When Living in Fear

Every day we listen to the world shouting its troubles. On our laptops, on our televisions, and our phone, and the weight of tragedy and evil land heavily. How could anyone not be afraid? When you feel overcome with fear, read these 10 scriptures — and remember the promises God makes — to help you live free from fear: 1. Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The promise: God is consistent. The most important part of you is something no person can ever threaten — your soul. In Christ, …

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4 Life Lessons from Thor

There are many reasons I love my dogs. Many… like I could write a whole book about it. Oh wait! I do!  They just give me such a lively spirit and make me happy. Anyway… this post isn’t about me. This post is going to give you some life lessons from my dog Thor.  We adopted Thor on April 4th, 2015 from the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. He has been the most amazing addition to our family. He has been an amazing little brother to Pookie and an awesome fur-kid. He teaches me new things almost everyday and makes me …

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5 Things to Remember when Traveling with Dogs

Traveling around and living the tramp life is just… simply put, awesome. Not only do Eric and I get to experience new places, people, and things, but our fur-babies do too! Since we are very new to this whole traveling and living in a RV thing, I thought I would give you some tips that I have found out since we have been on the road. Things that you may or may not know, but need to remember to make traveling an enjoyable experience for you and your 4 legged babies. 1. Everything that is new to you, is also …

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Housewife Hack: Quality Delivered to Your Front Door

Want to make your life easier? Like the answer to that will be no! Anyway… You know how all these different companies are putting together boxes to ship to you? Well, I found one that is AMAZING! I hate to grocery shop. Mostly because I end up spending WAY more than I should. And let’s face it, when I started a healthier lifestyle and stopped buying the “boxed” foods, the grocery bill went sky high! Especially for fresh items such as produce and meats. I really don’t like looking for meats because there is no real way of knowing where …

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Strutt Your Mutt!

Hi friends and family! If you haven’t heard, I’m taking part in the 2017 Strut Your Mutt and am raising funds for Luv of Dogz Fund to help save the lives of homeless pets. And I need your help to reach my fundraising goal! Luv of Dogz Fund is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets. I have chosen to support this organization because every day, more than 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. That number should be ZERO! I have worked with Luv of Dogz Fund in the past and …

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Wondering Wednesday

Feeling compelled to write today, but I don’t really have a topic in mind. I am doing a little soul searching and trying to figure out where I want my businesses to go from here. It’s not easy when you have dedicated years of your life to something and suddenly don’t feel called to it anymore. My life has taken many directions since I graduated high school in 2001. I went to college with the idea of getting my Bachelor’s in business management and a minor in music theory. That took a turn quickly when I felt called to do …

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The Tiny House Movement

What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living? Simply, it is a movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space. People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. Because of my curiosity about …

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Summer Fun Schedule?

We all know summers can be an amazing time or they can be hectic! If you are a working mom, you know your time with your kids can be limited during the days you work. If you are a stay at home mom, things can get out of control fast if the kids are bored. I found this Summer Schedule on Pinterest created by VegasMommy. She said they make a Summer Bucket List every year of things they want to do and she was overwhelmed by the things on it. So she created this schedule to make things a little …

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The Glamping Housewife Idea

With becoming a housewife on the road, there are many things that I am learning. I started this blog to help other women that are in the same situation as me. Not everything is as easy as you want it to be in life, let alone life traveling from place to place. Here you will find different tips and tricks that I have found or am learning being a traveling housewife. Please follow and like us:0

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