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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Philippians 4:6-7

Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Christille's Creations

Christille's Creations

About Christille's Creation

I have been making jewelry about 6 years now. Just recently I have decided to do it full time. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse, I have been for 15 years now. Still waiting to get licensed in my home state. This is just a sampling of my items, if I do well, I hope to add more items daily. I love to work with silver mostly, but am starting to branch out into some gold pieces. I love just sitting with my supplies and allowing things to "create" themselves. If there is an item you aren't sure about or need something custom made, please just message me, I would be happy to attempt to make you that "perfect" piece or set.  
Welcome to Christille's Creations! Hand made jewelry created with every style in mind. Thank you for stopping by! If there is anything that is not exactly what you are looking for, please send me a message, I am happy to help you achieve that "perfect" piece or set with a custom order. I truly enjoy the artistry of jewelry making and hope you see something here for you, for a friend, or for that special someone. Each piece is individually hand made by me with care. No two pieces are exactly alike unless asked to do so.

Mountain Man George Reviews would like to thank Christille's Creation for being a guest spot on my blog. My personal take on this LADY - and she is a LADY, is nothing but awww's. She's travel A LOT and not a lazy traveler either. She took the time to learn from locals who were willing to teach her and embrace her talent to a new level. She also gives immense of time to her profession for caring for others. The honor of being able to chat with her has been a excellent experience and I can say, I've made a new friend for life.

RV Hemp Jewely

Hemp Jewelry by Willow

Here is a excellent example of a hard working RVer who travels full time and earns a way cool living. And too boot, she is a mother of some young little buggers. Willow is on our bucket list in meeting real soon. My wife is a huge fan of her crochet chicks.

Not only a fan but a customer of Willow. Easy to work with and she cares a lot of her craft. Puts a lot of work into her sales and is an amazing person.

The part of her business is catering to bulk orders. I envy her for that. I am not sure of her secret but, I do hope she knows how lucky she is. She puts in just about the same number of hours a day in toward her business as we do, except her challenge also includes her little one. I couldn't imagine putting in a day like hers.

I'd like for you to tell her, how you heard about her. This helps a great deal, to know where your leads come in. Sort of puts one mind to rest to have faith in a certain networking advertising.

Hemp Jewelry by Willow

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

RVing Folks who are into 100% NATURAL BODY CARE

lovemyskinsoaps' Shop Announcement

59 items for Sale
Opened on Oct 6, 2011
and has sold 333 items (way to go OLGA)
 Lots of anti-aging, anti-wrinkle creams are coming very soon with the best available ingredients from pharmaceutical companies incorporated in natural oil bases (made by me) instead of silicon bases which are used by big manufacturers. Best of the best!

Hello and welcome! I have a degree in pharmaceuticals from Russia. Making creams and lotions always was my passion. In a pharmacy school we made them using both natural and man made ingredients.
After studying medicinal plants professionally my appreciation of natural products grow tremendously. I always loved making extracts, concoctions, though it can get messy.
When I moved to USA I read some books about native plants and their uses. The Native Indians idea of God creating not only people ailments, but an herbs which suppose to treat them got into my heart. I started making soaps about 7 years ago.
The idea of putting into my product something I THINK and I AM SURE would be good for you, not SOME ORGANIZATION DECIDED WHAT IS GOOD FOR ME sounds soo alluring... Again, back in Russia I was very limited in ingredients I could order to make my own stuff...
Now I am so happy to share some of my creations with people. All my creams, lotions and soaps made from scratch from all natural, mostly organic ingredients ( exception is fun soaps- for them I use safe glycerin soap base). I do not use parabens, PEG or SLS in my products.
preservative in it, drop me a note. I love making custom orders. Have a good health!

My personal thoughts on the store. We'll, I just love her crazy little character soaps and have a few family members who are going to love their care package (Germany - so this will travel far and will be loved). My wife has the square soaps and loves them - they got rid of her bumps, caused from this awful winter itch of a winter. A must buy for so many reasons. Super product and Olga really went our of her way to make sure we were happy. Sent package super fast knowing we hitting the road soon. And best of all, Olga is a sweet lady. I like her. She has class and it going to do very well on her store.

New Life Vintage RVs

                   NewLIfeVintageRVs' Shop Announcement

Welcome to our Etsy shop! Part of the fun of the Vintage RV Lifestyle is outfitting and decorating inside and outside our vintage caravans. We love that extra glam and bling - that “kitschy kitchen” look and the whole process of finding the perfect accessory to show off our tin can cottage for a rally or for our own personal enjoyment. Our shop gives us a chance to share our finds with you. We're also looking for good homes for our garden and home decor items as we downsize! Many of our treasures look equally well in a vintage home, so enjoy your visit and come back soon! Laurie and Don

376 items for sale
1250 sales to date
Opened on Dec 10, 2011

My husband Don and I manage New Life Vintage RVs together. We live at Two Acre Eden, out in the country east of Portland, Oregon where we experience many blessings.
Don does the hard work of renovating our vintage travel trailers - preserving a part of the past - and I decorate them (definately the fun part!). I also run our Etsy shop.

We're currently focused on downsizing so we can do some serious travel trailering in a 1950 Spartanette (named "Lucy") that Don's working on. Four other vintage trailers await their turn!

Don and I both enjoy the hunt to find vintage decor and accessories to outfit our trailers. We're also finding satisfaction in going through our collections, paring down, and sharing some of our treasures with you! Laurie, New Life Vintage RVs

We wish to thank Laurie and Bob for being Guest on our blog - this is RV related and not only a super cool shop, but these two folks are the cream of the crop FRIENDLY.

Earning Hitch Itch Funds

MrsCraftyRVing's Shop Announcement

SALE SALE SALE ----- > INVENTORY only (if we have to make it, it's not on sale) - use the coupon code RVING to get 20% off your order.

FREE SHIPPING for APO/FPO/DPO - once your order is paid and we see that it's a APO/FPO/DPO address - shipping will be refunded. We honor all those who serve!!

We hit the road in one week. After paying the insurance for the year, medical bills, and all those other bills we have to have out of the way before even hitting the road. We now have scurry like crazy to build our saving back up, in case of a ROADSIDE emergency.

We have items for RVers Grandchildren, RVers wives, RVers Husbands, RVers Solo, and EVERYONE ELSE. We are far from lazy - we put in on average 12 hours a day and that's two of working our sewing machines - his and her machines.

Here are just a few photos (we have 382 items for sale)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. – 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bountiful Basket Food Co-op our 2nd visit was BETTER

Oh jeez, it was flipping cold to be trucking out at 6am in the morning. BUT WORTH IT. The picture is after 20 minutes of running the car, with still frost/ice on the windshield. BRRRR. And my poor wife who refused to buy a winter jacket, really suffered, but didn't complain. She loves adventures.

So, last week we missed the baskets, because we were late at buying on line. So this week we were excited to be heading back. When we got there, there was a line of folks waiting and like us, they were cold, but new they were doing a good deed.

We spokes to a lot of the members there, to see how long they've been going to the Co-op. We were amazed, that a bulk of them were pretty new at this. My wife, went through the line asking questions "how did you hear about the co-op?" and 80% said through a friend. Friends are the greatest.

                        RESULTS for us this week was beyond awesome!!

                                 We were about 15th in line. And so this is the basket I choose.
We walked out of their with smiles on our faces. Our food shopping is done for the week - we spent a total of $29.00 for our fruit/veggies for the week.

~Red potatoes
~HUGE White potatoes
~3 bundles of asparagus
~Bundle of broccoli
~Bundle of cauliflower
~Butter lettuce
~Rosemary (FRESH)
~an Herb we have no clue what it is????
~Grape fruits

So yes, we did GREAT - and  I can't thank my wife enough for finding this for us. I also wish to thank everyone for talking to my wife and wanting to get to know us. Figures, we have 1 week left here and we find all the nice people at the tail end. I have to laugh, because one gentleman says "your wife has the engery of 15 women I know" - she sure does, always trying to make people laugh and such.

Get onto the site and locate the nearest Bountiful Baskets. And if they don't have one near you - get one started. They have all the details on the site. It's about time, we find people helping people and working together. It's a great way to support your town/city and even cooler to meet your neighbors.

Save 25% to 50% Off at Harbor Freight!

Friday, March 22, 2013

All Within Minutes

This was a strange Spring day in CDA - this was within minutes. A complete white out to pockets full of sun. Another great Spring day - I am thinking about taking that rodent to court - FRAUD!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eagle Eyes

My wife is amazing at finding wild animals. We were on our way to CDA today, when she screams "turn around, there's a MOOSE". I have to be honest with you, when I don't see things that she sees, I think everyone is wrong. Well, egg in my face because, sure enough there was a moose in the driveway of someones home. Took me a while to see it, but it was there and here is the proof that my wife has eagle eyes.

Honey, I am really sorry - you were right again!

A Spring Sunrise in Idaho

Brrrrr but beautiful....

Compliments from

Stickers By Design RV Friendly Advertising


Customer Service is my wife's biggest thing. I mean it, I've seen her chew people out for rude service. I even once walked out of a shop, knowing she would be blowing up because of something rude said by the store owner (my sweet wife, don't cross her, I so kid you not, it's not pretty).

In the same breath, she acknowledges GREAT service. Let me rewind here for a minute. She blows up at RUDENESS, there is a difference between being rude and giving bad service. Bad service is easy to deal with, you just don't buy or recommend. Rudeness however is not acceptable and there is just too much of it in this world.

My wife, has been searching for a decal for the RV for some time now. And this store has super customer service, fast on the emails - makes sure every detail is cleared with customer - and helps with ideas - super friendly - and above all, care about the customer first instead of the sale first.

My wife emailed 8 etsy companies, that deal with decals and 3 got back to her, 2 of them where short, curt, and not very helpful. Now the 3rd is the winner by far: 12 emails total and smiles on both ends, because the customer "US" and the store "OWNER" win - a product and a sale.

Simple but there will be a picture decal above and below when the final choices are made. You'll have to see what we come up with.

Dawn of Stickers by Design, is beyond nice and for all our RV friends who want to advertise their blog or web store or even just a catch phrase, this is the company we recommend. She's fast, friendly, and she won't break the bank for those who are like us, who have to be careful of cash flow.

The decal is a choc brown color - we wanted to match it as close to the rig as possible and with the new curtains going up (my wife designed them, but I get to sew them - wait till you see what she came up with, I must say it's the best yet).  Size 3" x 18" so you won't have to be on top of it to read it, which will help, we hope in bringing in more sale - after all that's the GOAL.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ben Stein, we honor your WISDOM.

I love Ben Stein ~ I wish more would think like him, but often enough a lot do, they just fear the word polical BULL of hurting EVIL rights.....

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school... The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

I received this as a chain email, and really thought long an hard and thought it had merit to share on my blog.

RV World and Others HAPPY SPRING

Spring is not in the norm for this part of Idaho - there are no pretty flowers, or buds on the trees. And in most places there is still that "White" stuff on the ground. But it's still pretty and the air is clean and it's a wonderful day to be wishing everyone "Happy Spring"

For my wife, who loves turtles

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cat Advertising Business

Junebug? What kind of name is that to force on a male cat? Well, we should cut him a break, when we got him so many years ago, we thought he was a she. Surprise you have a male. He's also been with us since our first day of RVing and so to his credit, he's seen much of the USA.

It's time to get him to start earning his keep, since we are on a tight budget now. Today was his first day being our billboard. Say, what do you think??

Monday, March 18, 2013

RV Healthy Way of Shopping for Food

                                           Muddle, Muddle. I've become the thinking man...

Times are hard and vastly changing. Do we stay RVing or do we settle into a home?? Back and forth we go. I know my family would love to see this me settle, but I just can't. There is so much to do in the grand wonderful US of A, to see and to touch and be part of. So moving on from our decision to stay with RVing - demands change. We are both tired of being STUCK in one location longer then we wish, either because of job we don't like/respect, weather or even the people. We work hard, and we are loyal and we seem to be always putting ourselves last. NO MORE... Times are changing and plans are being made, but it's now about saving every single dime we can to ensure freedom of the road.
I placed all that burden on my wife. She's faster at finding things on the Internet then I am.

#1 And her first call of action, was to find a new job for me to do this summer (you know rebuild the savings from winter use). And back in the day, I wanted to work for American Land and Leisure because truly they have the best campgrounds in Utah - my true love, it's where I meet my wife. So we can check the summer job off the list (by the way super excited to know I already sort of know my supervisor, he worked for another company that worked for a couple of years ago - super friendly guy, already an A in my book).

#2 The second chore for my wife, was to find cheaper RV insurance, and by golly she did it. Saved us $300 a year.

#3 The third chore for my wife, was to find either a cheaper cell/Internet service. And dang if she doesn't get it done and quick - Straigh Talk , we pay $45 a month but if we pay for the year $495 instead of  $590, we save $45 - it's not much but helps. The Internet saving will have to wait - we still have Verizon and it's $80 - $120 a month depending on usage - we have a company in mind of switching to,  but waiting to see if we even get signal at our summer location. Crossing fingers, and we have been warned it may not be, so wifey will have to travel daily for her reports and deal with the store sales in town (don't fret only 6-7 miles away).

#4 Setting a strict budget and living by it. Slash, Slash, Slash on everything - this will ensure a 20% going into savings and leaving a winter living allowance too, which bring us to the fun part of this blog article.

 FOOD...  A must to survive but since we are 100% more healthier this is going to save us some money too. No more junk for food. The only white stuff I eat is "BREAD" and it's made by me daily. It taught me a good lesson on how much of a waste it is buying it daily from the store. I save 80% by making it myself and it taste a million times better.

AGAIN, my wife is the hero of this article because, upon her research she came across another blog about a couple with 2 children living on a budget of $14,000 a year and ding, ding, ding, bells of change ringing away. We read her blog daily, for the fun of it, as well as for the daily tips in either cooking or savings. has change the way we view our money and the way we view how we spend money "FOREVER". We took their principles and tweak to fit our life style.

But to get back to the food. I love food and I am a growing boy and require more then his share. And I am lucky, that I have a drill Sargent of a wife, who forces us to work out, and that my friends is the secret to not being over weight at my age.

SAVING money on our FOOD BUDGET - you'd be shocked at what our food budget is for the week, and we have yet to go it. We plan, plan, plan and find cool fun things to make all the time. Cutting the white stuff out of diet really has helped. So let me spill the beans, we spend $46.00 a week on food - I so kid you not. NO, NO, NO, NO we are not starving at all. It's just we eat things that fill us up and no more. We opt for fruits/veggie instead of chips/Twinkies and cookies - in the end how much have you spent on all of that?? See, the thinking works....

One of the things that has helped us reach our goal is . We tried this out for the time a couple of weeks ago. Made our first Contributions of a basket and then crossed our fingers, because we had no clue what to expect. The photos are just terrible - there were a ton of folks and we were scared little mice.
We got more then we thought we'd get - Bundle of garlic, bok choy, radishes, roman lettuce, asparagus, green peppers, banana, strawberries, mango's, lemons. And it was beyond awesome. And it was so early in the morning. We had to leave our RV at 6am and got there about 6:30am thinking ahhh early - but not even close, there where cars parked everywhere and so much hustle bustling going on. My wife loves earthy sort of people and felt right at home, being a SNOBBY Miami boy, it taught me some new things.

We all have to work, we pick our baskets (kind of threw me for a loop - we get to pick our own baskets - AMAZING) and then pack our hippie bags and then wash our baskets down. In a couple of weeks we will volunteer to help pack the baskets as our way being part of this wonderful "NEW" family of ours.

Last week my wife, forgot to order our basket but with the deadline of being Tuesday, we thought we were safe - NOT SO. Sold out they where, so today, she was on there at 12pm and got our order in. she checked a couple of hours later and they were sold out. PHEWWWW... We made it. We opt for another package along with our baskets, since our budget for food is $46.00 a week, we could add on and all there is left to get for the week is meat.

This was our first winter being 100% employed to ourselves, and it was scary but we did it. We suffered a little but not as much as we thought - next winter with better planning should do the trick. We are not lazy - in fact we work more then folks think. We love it however, its something my wife and I can do together and love that. Hell, I am with my best friend who is also my wife. Life can't get better then that. It's a simple life, just as it should be. Nothing is ever taken for granted, that's for sure.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring in the Colors - Where Kids are the Hero

ATTENTION: Evielynne and Mountain Man George Reviews ARE DOING A FUN CHARITY DRIVE THAT WE'VE STARTED UP, but we need your child's help. Send a coloring page that a child colored in exchange for us donating a crayon roll.

SPRING IN THE COLORS is the name we are using for our donating crayon rolls, depending on the outcome of the mail - we will donate in bundles of 25 per agency

From March 5th until March 20th for every coloring...ring page we receive in the mail - we will donate 1 crayon roll (3 slot holders) to charity.

Mail colored coloring page to:

PO Box 726
Spirit Lake, ID 83869

We are not asking for money or anything EXCEPT A child's coloring page - be sure to have your child's name on it (first name only) for our posting pictures.

RE POST this to show your support!!