Life's Sweet Journey

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How to Get Clean Drinking Water in an RV

Getting clean drinking water in an RV may seem like a hard task, but it's actually really simple and doesn't require a lot of setup. When we were just weekend warriors we had yet to work out a good solution for getting purified drinking water in our RV. I hated thinking about all the plastic we were going through with the water bottles we were using, but we finally figured out a solution that works great for us. Here's how we get clean drinking water in an RV.

How to Get Clean Drinking Water in an RV


You can watch the video above to see exactly what and how we purify the water for RV living or follow these 5 easy steps for how to get clean drinking water in an RV. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February Currently & 2020 Amazon Favorites Roundup

 Only 1 month into 2021 and I'm already slacking!

I may have missed it last month, but I am back with my 2020 Amazon Favorites and another Currently Linkup with Anne for a look at what's going on around here lately.

Current Location: Ponchatoula, LA

We have been back on the road for almost a month now and are taking it slow and steady this time. We loved all the sites we fit in last time we were on the road, but taking a month to really dive in and enjoy the surrounding areas without feeling rushed is I think going to be bit more our style. So far we have been into Baton Rouge, NOLA, and Downtown Ponchatoula. We have two more weekends here and are looking forward to a bayou tour.

{Loving} Downtown Ponchatoula! We also really loved Baton Rouge and need to experience NOLA again to better appreciate it, now that we took the first visit in to get the lay of the land. But Downtown Ponchatoula really surprised us. It was super cute and quaint. We went to the Berrytown Corner Cafe and tried their King Cake Beignet Bites and, oh. my. heaven! We will definitely be back for them!

{Sharing} When I saw Christina's 2020 Amazon Roundup I figured it would be fun to share my own; so here are my 2020 Amazon Favorites! 

2020 Amazon Favorites

2020 Amazon Favorites Roundup

Daily To-Do tracker- I absolutely love this non-dated, daily to-do planner. Taking a few minutes each morning to plan my day has made me a lot more productive.
Exploding Kittens- this was our new favorite game find of 2020; think a strange version of Uno (the goal is not to lose your cards, instead the goal is not to explode). The expansion packs also add a lot of fun!
Portable Bluetooth Speaker- perfect for the beach/pool/lake or if you are an RVer with a dually, playing your audiobook on road days because the phone speak isn't loud enough over the engine.
Fairywill Electric Toothbrush- this was such a huge hit when I got mine that we grabbed the upgraded version for Babe

Thursday, January 28, 2021

How to Take Your Own Couple & Solo Travel Photos

 It's been a minute since I've done any kind of how-to post, 
but in trying to save all of our time-lapse video shorts in one place
 I figured why not share one of my favorite photo hacks.


Getting your own couple (or solo) travel photos is actually pretty easy. This little photo hack has also saved us a lot of frustration, as Babe used to get really annoyed with the amount of time it could take to get a picture back when we were setting the photo timer and trying to beat the clock, only to realize one of us was blinking or had dropped their smile. Here's how we get our own couple photos using time-lapse mode: 

How to Take your Own Couple or Solo Travel Photos



You can watch the video above for a quick tutorial or follow these 6 easy steps for taking your own couple travel photos!

Step 1: Find a backdrop and set the picture up by placing your partner where you would like the camera focused (if solo you can use a stand-in object for where you plan to be one you get into the shot).
Step 2: Set up the camera so that it is secure. I would highly recommend a small tri-pod. We keep meaning to get one (our last one broke) and then don't think about it until we are somewhere that makes camera placement tough.
Step 3: Set the camera to time-lapse mode and make sure the image is focused. Then press play!
Step 4: Let it run and have fun with it! Pose, dance, laugh, move around (be mindful of how tight the frame is and how much space you gave yourself).
Step 5: Press Stop!
Step 6: Open the video and pause it, then slowly scroll through the video finding the images/moments you like the most and screenshot them. Save the screenshots to your phone and viola!! You have your image(s)!!

**Why time-lapse and not video mode? Storage space! Sometimes I like the camera run for 2-3 minutes and sometimes (if we are doing something and trying to catch in-the-moment stills) I may let the camera run for 5 or even 10 minutes. That's a lot of storage space taking up your phone, taking your own photos in time-lapse mode means that the 2-3 minutes converts to about 20 seconds of storage space.

Taking your own couple photos really is as simple as that! 

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Best RV Camping Site at Tallulah Gorge State Park

 Well, hello 2021! 

We spent the week after Thanksgiving visiting Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. It is a gem of a park, with amazing waterfalls and gorgeous scenery. We stayed 3 nights at the Tallulah Gorge State Park campground. When booking online a lot of the sites were only equipped for shorter rigs, so we were a little hesitant on which spot to book, but we think we found the perfect site. See what we loved about site #43 at Tallulah Gorge State Park... 

Best RV Site at Tallulah Gorge State Park


Happy travels!

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Five on Friday and Planner Finds for 2021

 Happy Friday!

I missed this month's Currently Linkup with Anne, so I decided to jump on for a little 5 on Friday catch up. We have had a lot going on, but I didn't want to miss finishing up the end of 2020. Here's a little peek at life as we wrap up the year to end all years to prioritize what truly matter and figure all our ish out! 

{ONE: LIFE} Life has thrown us one curve ball after another these last few months. Babe's mom passed away right before Thanksgiving, my family has been a bit of a circus these days and we are making a lot of big life changes. We've been trying to be there for each other and we are thankful to at least have each other's backs as we navigate everything. The holidays seem to become more bittersweet the older we get, but we are trying to find the silver linings through all of it. We are ending our time in NSB (for now) having made the decision to step away from the wine bar we helped open and have been managing for the last two years. It wasn't an easy decision, but we know it's the right move for us. We love NSB and plan to make this home base once things settle down, until then we are planning to hit the road again for awhile. The virus has a lot of downsides, but one silver lining for us is the freedom Babe working remotely give us. We plan to head to Louisiana for a month in January and then from there, I guess we shall see... 

{TWO: NEW OPPORTUNITIES} I have been looking for remote work for a while. I do plan to get back to more regular posting here and get more videos up on YouTube, continuing to grow this space as a potential side hustle at some point. God answered my prayer in the sweetest way and I also just got hired as a Social Media Marketer with Social Creative. I have been working it part time the last two months, as I phase out at the wine bar and am excited to go full steam ahead soon! I am now working alongside my cousin and sister and am excited for the new challenge. The chance for a changing office view is not lost on me and I am so grateful!

{THREE: A WEEK AWAY} The freedom my new job gives us now allows me to pick up and go. Babe made the decision to use his bereavement time, so we loaded up the camper and headed north for a week of decompressing. It was nice to get back into cooler temps and really helped us secure our decision to hit the road again temporarily.