Did you know that July is Family Reunion Month?  Summertime is also a great time to plan fun get-togethers with friends and family.  Because we live in a RV, we like to plan all our gatherings around the campfire and the grill.  With that in mind, I put together a list of grilling tips and party ideas for your next summer gathering!

Celebrate togetherness this summer!  Ready to party?

tips for fun outdoor gathering

Planning for a crowd can be difficult.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Keep it Simple!
Choose food and recipes with fewer ingredients and those that do not take tons of time to make.  One of my favorite go-to items at any gathering is DREYER’S® SLOW CHURNED® Ice Cream.  It is always a big hit and it is so simple to scoop out on a hot day for everyone to enjoy!

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A little over a year ago, we sold our house and most everything we own and hit the road in our RV.  Life on the road so far has been very exciting.  Learning to live full time in the ultimate tiny house of about 350 square feet can be a challenge.  But we love to take on all challenges and do not regret a single thing.

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I have to tell you that finances, insurance, taxes, and other technical issues are totally not my cup of tea.  Hand me a toilet paper tube or a disposable aluminum pan and tell me to make something?  I'm in heaven.

Hand me the checkbook and ask me to balance the statement, and like Marsha Brady, "something will suddenly come up".  But unfortunately, some things just cannot be avoided.

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Looking for a fun summertime craft for the kids?  It occurred to me that one of the most versatile ways of creating a mold would be to use sand.  And there is certainly plenty of that around in the summer!

So with that in mind, I located an object that I wanted to mold and created some sweet wall hangings using bath toy animals to mold for a cute piece of nursery art.  This goes to show you that there are tons of possibilities with this concept.

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Our life change since becoming full time travelers has also included being healthier while on the road.  Our new jobs are very active, sleep is something that we no longer are in dire need of, and we are both watching carefully what we eat in an effort to be as healthy as we can be.

But we still love to eat.

This week I created a fun bunch of Baked Cream Cheese Rangoons for a campground gathering using Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese.  Not only did they taste fabulous, but they were a healthier choice for a great appetizer!

baked cream cheese rangoons

Did you know that Weight Watchers cheese products are real and all natural cheese?

They have reduced fat, but taste just as good as any full fat cheese product!  Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese is the perfect choice for this appetizer recipe.  Not only are they baked rather than fried, but these delicious Rangoons also contain reduced fat cream cheese!

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Thank you to the nice folks at eSalon and Mom It Forward for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are totally my own. #eSalon #homehaircolor Living full time on the road means that money is not as plentiful as it used to be.  When we sold our house and nearly everything we owned, moved into our […] Read the full article →

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringTheTropicsHome #CollectiveBias We live full time in our RV.  That is two of us plus two dogs living in about 400 square feet of space.  The ultimate tiny home!  So you can imagine that sometimes our tiny home can […] Read the full article →

diy clothespin dolls

Remember making clothespin dolls when you were little?  Or maybe I just totally dated myself....anyway, this could be a fun project for the kids this summer.  They are easy to create and let a child's imagination shine through. All you need are some wooden clothespins, fun scrapbooking papers, maybe a little felt, beads, sequins and paint […] Read the full article →

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I'm always looking for ways to add a touch of color to my RV.  You see, it is basically white and wood.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with that; it makes the place look much bigger than it's 400 square feet.  But it could definitely use a pop of color or two.  So when […] Read the full article →

easy fabric wall art

When we bought our home years ago, it was a blank slate full of blank walls.  And I did not have a lot of money to decorate with.  But I did not let that stop me.  Sometimes the best projects come from items found in the dollar store. And the best part is that it […] Read the full article →

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Have you ever needed to enlarge a pattern, but did not have a copier handy?  Happens to me all the time!  You see, I live in a RV and a copier would take up so much room that I'd have to find other accommodations for the husband.  Fortunately for him, I use an easy grid way […] Read the full article →

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #WalmartVoteOREO #Walmart #VoteJellyDonut #CollectiveBias Did you know that OREO offers more flavors besides just the chocolate with creme center?  Yep, there are some great flavors and they are about to add even more!  For the very first time, OREO is […] Read the full article →

ultimate guide for creating a luau in your backyard

Summer is nearly here, and it is time to plan your first summer gathering! How about transforming your backyard into a festival celebrating the finer things in Hawaiian culture, luau-style?  I put together 35 party planning tips, fun DIY's, food ideas and much more for your next luau! Let's get this party started!  Summer is the time for get […] Read the full article →

9 creative mothers day gifts

Mom loves pretty things, and Mom loves things made by you!  In need of a few crafty Mother's Day gift ideas?  Well, I totally have your back!  You will find lots of colorful and unique craft ideas here on the Sitcom! Make your mom a beautiful handmade gift that she will cherish!  Mother's Day is on Sunday, […] Read the full article →


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of letgo for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Part of becoming full-time travelers living in our RV involved getting rid of about 99% of our possessions.  It can be a very draining and emotional task. You don't really realize how attached you are to some things until […] Read the full article →

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Love a fun vacation adventure?  Have you ever considered the beautiful shores of Gulf County Florida?  Gulf County is a great place to vacation, kayak, hike, bike, fish and play.  And best of all, […] Read the full article →