Well thank you for the comments on our trailer and trip pictures. The suggestions for a post with tips for hiking with kids surprised me. I am definitely not an expert on that topic, but I do have 5 kids and hike quite a bit. I’ll put a post together of my practical advice for how we do it…just remember I’m a Okie who often hikes in flip flops!

I have a few posts related to projects in the trailer. Today I thought I’d share my MacGyver pillow making skills. This is sure to make any seamstress cringe…so look away now if you know how to sew.

I didn’t feel like going back in forth between the house and the trailer, so I just took my sewing machine out to the trailer. I draped random sheets and table cloths over pillow inserts to see what I liked. Then I just started cutting…without a measuring stick of any kind. Don’t tell my mom.
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I needed to get a bunch of pillows made in about 2 hours, so I just made really big pillowcases and tucked the ends in around the pillow inserts. It works and they come off easily for cleaning, which is important considering all the dirty camping kids that lay on them!6.14trailer2-0026.14trailer2-004

I keep my eye out for stained vintage table cloths. They are usually much cheaper and they would get stained in my house anyway. I’ve had a growing stack that I usually use for picnic tables, but I decided to cut into them to make the trailer pillows. Thus, the pillows have some stains and holes, but I sure don’t mind.6.14trailer2-005

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The other big sewing project was the ruffled bathroom curtain. My mom bought me the dishtowel and I was hoping to use it in the trailer. It is the perfect fit for the doorway going into the bathroom. I picked out two other tablecloths and asked my mom to sew me some ruffles…well I asked her to make the whole curtain.6.14trailer2-007

Turns out one of the tablecloths had too many holes for my mom to work with, so I picked a different one and my old duvet cover. I figured they all had that rosy red color so that counts as coordinating. Right?

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I had a steady flow of helpers, namely this little miss.6.14trailer2-009

In other news, I found a perfect little spot to watch kids fish. I buried my sweet tea/lemonade in the snow next to me and plopped myself down in that patch of sun. Approximately two minutes later someone needed help. I’ll be bringing my chair and Arnold Palmer with me again soon…maybe I’ll get three minutes. But if I don’t, I really don’t mind!6.14trailer2-010

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  • Avenlea - Little One looks great!! She has gotten so big, and her hair is beautiful!!:)

  • Danielle Peters - Oh that view! *drooling* Where exactly are you?! It’s June with snow on the ground?!

  • Amy Espinosa - Loving these traveling posts! Keep ‘um comin’!

  • Kimberly Oyler - I really thought that whole curtain was something you bought! you’re so good at mixing patterns.

  • Suzie12 - That top dishtowel is SO perfect! I wish they still made them.

  • Sarah D. - This trip looks like so much fun! I’m wondering if you could share your travel plans (where you went, how many days you spent, etc.) and where you stayed. We are planning a road trip out West next summer and would love to know how you did it. Thank you!! I love all of the pictures.

  • Jenny L. - Your family and the flip-flops cracks me up. You don’t usually see that anywhere but here in Florida. And speaking of Little Miss, I can’t believe how much she has grown – not only in height but her personality. She is so much like her big sister and what a great role model Firecracker is. Little one’s poses just kill me. Her pose in the shadowy pool picture was absolutely the best! I am loving your posts on the trip. It brings me back every day to our trip. Our kids were 6 and 1 and 1/2. We had a small TV/VCR combo on the console of our suburban. It was so long ago I don’t think cars had TVs in them yet. We played Sesame Street videos most of the day and I would lay down in the hotel bed at night and those songs would play over and over in my head. It was a trip I will never forget and I know your family won’t forget yours either.

  • Heather - I love how your kids are surrounded by colour!

  • Brittney - I am going CRAZY over that anthropologie dishtowel! Is there a collection name on the tag?

  • Samantha // The Everyday Thoughts - Seriously? There’s still snow on the ground in JUNE? Whaaat? California is having a crazy drought this year, so there wasn’t any snow on the ground in January/February. Send some of that our way, please! (:

  • sarah - I love how you made that old camper look so cool! I would have never thought of it. I’ve been a long time follower and have been meaning to ask- by chance do your kids watch TV, ever?? (Not on a roasd trip, of course) they are always doing such fun, outdoor stuff, I was just curious. …and I wonder if I could get my husband on board with buying an old camper…??? Once again, you have inspired me!

  • Seriously Sassy Mama - Oh how I love me an Arnold Palmer!

  • bethanyb - I love how open and down to earth you are about things. It’s not like other blogs I read. It’s so much more real… and beautiful. Life is holes in the table cloths, little breaths alone, and tinny helpful finger not ‘perfect’ houses, fancy cars, and white collars. Its enjoying the three minutes alone and long days together. :)

  • Taylor - Glad you guys are having fun! I love that curtain that you (your mom) made! Where did she find that dishtowel at?

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Jenn - my crawfish post I mentioned on your crawfish post.
    yum!
    I noticed in your comments from other people that they thought the same. :)

    http://mja527.blogspot.com/2014/06/crawfish-time.html

  • The Sunday Scroll - […] is motivating me to learn to use my sewing machine: This awesome post about a cool trailer from Ashley Ann […]

  • Seamingly Sarah - It is all awesomeness! It’s totally you and your family. I may not go that direction, but it’s fun to appreciate someone else’s sense of aesthetics.

  • Irene Wiranata - LO is just too cute! She’s grown so big now, and yes – agreed with the other reader, Firecracker somehow shaping her personality. Love the photo of her eating with the “classic chinese” bowl :D

  • Kelli Helm - Can I ask what sort of bug spray you use on you and your kids? We tried some different options this weekend, but didn’t have a ton of luck with anything we tried while on the trails… I’d really appreciate a little insight :) Thanks!

  • elizabeth H - looooove all your colorful loveliness inside your camper ~
    what a perfect little place!!

Hiking makes me happy, happy, happy! Naturally, hiking has evolved for Chris and I as we’ve gone from a dating couple to a family of seven. The toddler years were rough. Though we still have a toddler, the boys are all at such fun ages for being outside and active. They can carry their own packs and are excited about the adventure of exploring. I loved hiking alone with Chris, but it might be even more fun now taking the boys. The girls do  really well, but they don’t quite have the same endurance yet. We’ve been hiking every day – being outside makes for relaxed parents and kids that sleep well at night:)
6.14hiking1-0016.14hiking1-003  This next hike was a few hours along a creek. We only saw one other person the whole time – it was awesome!6.14hiking1-0056.14hiking1-0066.14hiking1-007

He learned that every naturalist should carry a camera and a sketchbook. He is quickly filling up his memory card.6.14hiking1-0096.14hiking1-0106.14hiking1-0126.14hiking1-013

Like I said – the girls don’t have quite the endurance the boys do. Chris is a good man.6.14hiking1-0146.14hiking1-015On one of our hikes a local woman began telling us a story about finding a black bear in her kitchen. She then started arranging our family in a group and told us to raise our arms up high. So there we were all standing in a group with our arms raised in the middle of a trail. Then she explained if we see a bear that is what we should do to scare it away – make ourselves as big as we can.6.14hiking1-016

I’m pretty sure we’ll scare anything away that comes near.

I also feel I need to warn you there will be a lot of pictures from this trip on my blog this month. I’ve got grandparents and great-grandparents that are missing my kids and I need to keep them happy!

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  • Avenlea - Good! I love hearing about your adventures!!

  • Mek - Oh don’t worry we LOVED seeing all the pics from your trip! Keep them coming! Have fun and stay safe :)

  • danielle - Awesome. This makes me want to hit the road. We just got back from Arkansas on a hiking trip and I already miss it :) Have a great trip! I love sharing things like this with my boys!

  • Joe - Love the pictures! How about a hiking with children post for beginners???

  • Jenni - Bring on the pictures! I am about to have number 5 and although obviously I am over the moon, it is a little intimidating. How will I please a 9 year old all the way down to a newborn?!! You make it seem so easy. Not that it really is that easy but these smiles with give kids while hiking me me realize that everything will be perfect because we’ll be happy.

  • Beth - That is the best family picture!

    I am very excited to live vicariously through you on your trip! We’re hoping for 3 weeks with the ultimate destination of Montana next summer.

  • Amy Espinosa - LOVE the picture of you two on the posts and that last family one is perfect! Don’t you just love the people you meet up with while out hiking. They are just the greatest! Have many adventures and share away!

  • Carol - Thank you sweet daughter for the pics. Love them and miss all 7 of you.

  • Debbie C - I’m excited to see more pics! These kids are so blessed to have such adventurous parents. Question…where does everyone shower/get clean?

  • emmybrown - I’m so glad you have grandparents and great grandparents you need to keep happy……because then I can be happy too! :)

  • Taylor - I love the pictures! I wish I was hiking that much right now! I can’t wait to see more of the trip.

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • DebZorn - What a wonderful time for your family. I love that your girls hike in dresses! Your entire family is adorable. Thanks for sharing a bit of your adventure.

  • angie - No need to apologize for all the pictures….. I am sure everyone who reads your blog is MORE then happy to see them!

  • Catherine - I second Joe’s comment! I would really like to go hiking with my kids but I just have no clue about it. Where to go, what safety measures to take (I am not a native North American and mentions of things like poison ivy and bears doesn’t really warm my heart to the idea!!), how long to go for with kids etc. Do we all have to buy special shoes? We don’t really have the budget to do that. Anyway, any tips would be great!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead - Keep the pics coming! I am loving your IG feed right now too! It is so awesome that you guys have made the choices you’ve made in order for this to happen. I’ve been trying to figure out how we can get out and see more of the country in our airstream, but you know how hard it is to travel when you are a minister in a church. It makes it tricky to get away on consecutive sundays. Anyway, enough about me! You guys are seeing some beautiful places and I know you are squeezing the last drop out of it!!!

  • kimberly oyler - keep the pictures coming. although they are making me seriously miss alaska. i know you’re not in alaska, but the hiking and the nature and the wide open air all feels the same. you’re also really making me want to do crossfit. but lets be real, that will never happen. #tooscared

  • Eva - These photos are so awesome. I, for one, can’t wait to see all the photos you share to keep the grandparents and great-grandparents happy.

  • Necole@seriouslysassymama - This makes me so excited about our three day trip we are taking to Turner Falls and the Arbuckle mountains. I actually got my husband to take a few days off of work so we can swim, hike, and adventure. It is very important to keep the grandparents updated.

  • Kelly - We love hiking! My husband & I used to go backpacking all the time pre-kiddos. Our youngest is now 6 and has built up quite a bit of endurance (he actually lasted the longest on our last hike!) we’re looking forward to doing it again.

  • RaD - Yay! I love fun posts that are full of lots of pictures and adventure! Bring it on!

  • Erica - I think it is safe to say that we all enjoy these pictures too! Love the one of you and your son on the fence posts, so fun!

  • Laura S. - I can’t wait to see more pictures. I have very fond childhood memories. My parents took my brother and I all over the western United States camping. We started out in a little camper like yours and eventually Dad wanted something a bit bigger. We went from a 14 foot camper to a 33 foot motorhome. I am 48 now, and those childhood memories flood back every once in a while. I am going to tell my Dad this Father’s Day how grateful I am for all those wonderful vacations.

  • bethanyb - I don’t mind seeing your sweet family enjoying Gods amazing creation on bit. :) I’m actually excited to see how the ‘living in an RV’ works out for you all.

  • Rachel G - I love it! How much fun for your family!

  • Betsy - awesome pictures ! Can’t wait for more– and what a great family picture– a framer for sure !

    Memories for a lifetime are being made

    Love Betsy

  • Meg - I love the photos. I am curious to how you hike with your camera. Also, Do you pose your kids? Ask them to hold still for a moment while you snap a photo? I try to shoot my kiddos as candidly as possible but they move so fast! I would love to hear some tips about how you travel with your camera and how you get such clear, candid shot of your kiddos :)

  • Haley - Can you share any hiking with kids tips? Specifically young toddlers in my case, but I’m still interested in tips for any age. I’m impressed that the girls are hiking in skirts… and that Chris is carrying both the girls.
    Thanks for sharing these!

  • Diana - Amazing!! This makes me miss family camping vacations from my childhood. Enjoy!!

  • Emily - What a fun trip! I can’t wait for more pictures!

  • Candace - you should all get on each others shoulders and that would really scare away the bear =)

  • Jenn - super fantasmic.
    love this…..all of it

  • Christina - What a great family photo! I love everything about this post :) Wonderful memories for those kiddos

  • Emiles - Just wanted you to know…Love without Boundaries has a surprise shop today on Sevenly!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - YAY! All the pictures makes us happy, too!

  • Heather - Loving all the photos! Can’t wait to see the photos of Glacier. I hope Going to the Sun Road opens while you are there…your kiddos will love all the snow. It’s pretty amazing with all the plowing they do. My grandfather helped build that road. You should check them out on Facebook-if you haven’t done so already. I’ll be out there July 8th! My home away from home…where a big part of my heart is. My mom grew up on Lake McDonald.

  • Megan - These pictures are amazing! I want a family adventure like this!

  • Beth in the City - I traveled like this with my parents, brother and sister, and great aunt and uncle when I was young. I loved it and I’m enjoying your family’s trip so much!

  • Kristin S - Those last two (not bear) photos? Ashley, those are keepers. Daddy/daughters ultimate photo. What true love and care. Great family pic too.

  • Eva - Beautiful pics! It is very alike to my country, we have a beautiful hills and Waters, it reminds me on my beautiful country.

  • katie - Your trip looks like a blast!
    That is so something that sounds like a dream to do!
    I think you mentioned you were coming to Montana, and Kalispell. That is our home, and Welcome, Welcome! :) Travel safe! :)

  • Clare - Lovely photos – sounds like an amazing holiday. Btw…where are those beautiful falls?

  • Heidi Jo the Artist - Love hiking! Looks like you guys are having a blast!

It was around 10:30 am, I was working on my computer and Chris walked in. He said he found a trailer out of state that was just listed that morning and he knew it was perfect for us. He had been a bit addicted to Craigslist and online RV forums, so it was easy to trust he knew what he was talking about. I asked him when he wanted to go look at it.

Him – “Now.”

Me – “Now? As in load up kids right NOW? Are you serious?”

Then he said something along the lines of potentially bad weather was headed our way and we had a little over 48 hours to get there and back. 30 minutes later we were loaded and headed out of state. It was a whirlwind trip and thankfully he was right – the trailer was a perfect fit our our family and budget. We arrived home long before any bad weather.

The trailer pretty much just sat since last fall while we worked on house projects. Then about 2 weeks ago, we started giving it some updates to make it feel more like home. My mom and dad helped. Our friend Nick so kindly and generously helped Chris (more like Chris helped Nick) put in laminate floors. We owe him big time for knocking that project out so quickly for us. Other than replacing the floors, we mainly did cosmetic work – painting everything white (of course) and adding fabric.

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Come on in and have a peek.
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Before ~ After6.14aviontour-005

Before ~ After6.14aviontour-0076.14aviontour-0096.14aviontour-010

The trailer has a lot of built in storage under and above the beds, which is so essential for our family. We considered removing the top storage compartments to build bunk beds, but we are waiting to make sure that is what we want. Currently, we slide a board out between the beds and put a mattress on the board and a mattress under it on the ground (kind of like a bunk bed). Four kids sleep on the top part and one sleeps under it. It is working while the kids are little, but we’ll have to change it up before the girls get much bigger. On the other side of that curtain is a bathroom.6.14aviontour-0136.14aviontour-014

The dining area folds down into a bed for Chris and me. As long as we have good weather and a table outside, we’ll leave the bed down instead of folding it all up each day. Plus, it is super inviting and cozy! We have a curtain between the two areas so we can have light on in our area at night while the kids are sleeping. There is also a full-size fridge in the middle of the trailer!6.14aviontour-0166.14aviontour-017

I’ll share some more posts on how I made different things, if you have any questions about it let me know.  Pretty much everything I used was stuff I had on hand (good thing I’ve collected stained vintage tablecloths for so long!). I had a couple of Anthropologie gift cards I used to splurge on some napkins (for curtains) and all the cute knobs.

Here are the ‘sources’ I used:

Pillows: IKEA inserts, I used random sheets, fabrics and tablecloths to make the pillow covers

Yellow pillow: Passive Juice Motel

Quilts: my aunt made most of them;  the white on the bed was handmade gift from Rachel Denbow

Small curtains: tablecloths I cut up; napkins from Anthropologie

Light teal curtain: another one of my old tablecloths, I added lace tabs to allow air to reach the back of the trailer

Teal ruffled curtain: tea towel from Anthropologie, my mom added ruffles made from an old table cloth and my old duvet cover

Wire basket: a gift from a friend, I spray painted it green

Hanging USA hankie: a vintage one I picked up a couple years ago

Knobs: Anthropologie

Laminate flooring: a freebie from a friend

Paint: glossy white – for easy cleaning

Let’s Sleep Under the Stars print: Katie Daisy

Cloud pillow: Gathering Wishes

I still have little things to add – a few other prints and little details. I’ll probably update this post as I work on the trailer. I’ll also add a better exterior shot soon. I asked Chris if it bothered him that the trailer was so ‘girly’. He said, “Nope, it feels like home.” Indeed it does….

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  • Amanda - LOVE!!!!! This is such a dream of mine to do! Yours is just perfection! Have fun making memories in your dreamy camper! :)

  • Amy Espinosa - I’m swooning. Just swooning. WOW!

  • amy jupin - i just don’t think this could get any cuter or any more “ashley”. i love it. happy trails!!

  • Jenni - Seriously?!! This looks amazing! It makes me want to go camping:). How much fun!

  • danielle - That is so cute! Great job!

  • Lisa W. - Beautiful! All your hard work paid off! (Where did you get that adorable fly swatter, by the way?)

  • Dana - the fact that the camper is so adorable…is second only to the wonderful family memories that you will create in it!! growing up, my family had a similar camper. We took many trips in it. And even though part of the time I was a grumpy teenager (I am the oldest child) I still consider those days some of my FAVORITE memories!

  • Haley - I love this! It makes me want to go out and get a trailer.

  • Kari - My husband has been looking for the “perfect” trailer for nine years now. Every summer he promises me that this is the year. You think your husband could write him a letter and be like “dude, pull the trigger already.”

  • Jenn - it is perfect. I love it

  • jamie - Your trailer is beautiful and awesome!!! I hope you and your family enjoy many soaring smiles together!

  • kelli - It’s perfect! Love it!

  • Jackie - Absolutely love it!!!

  • Tessa - Beautiful! My husband and I are looking to buy a trailer for our family, but keep running into the issue of the weight being pulled by a mini van. What’s the weight of your trailer and what car do you pull it with that holds your whole family? Thank you so much!

  • Amy - It’s fantastic! Do you think Chris could share his tips on finding a vintage trailer and maybe websites that helped the process? Hope you have a lovely trip.

  • Melissa - For the first time in my ENTIRE LIFE I would be interested in camping, so long as I was in this (I am a city girl, through and through!). Great job!

  • Erica - Looks like a good time to be had by all! Can you take a pic of the sleeping arrangement for the kiddos? I would love to see your creative solution. :) Thank you for sharing your adventures with us, your honesty and joy is so inspiring!

  • Rachel Kaylynn - It turned out lovely. It’s great how your kids got involved in the process too – such a fun place to have an adventure.

  • carrie - Fabulous! Never seen a trailer quite like this, what kind is it?

    Have fun!

  • erin m - It’s so cute!! I can’t wait to hear about your travels in this fun trailer!!

  • jules - seriously the cutest makeover… such a warm & inviting space! jealous. this could make me want to camp again!

  • Sprite - Only you could turn a trailer into such a darling abode! It is lovely! What fun memories you will make and adventures you will have. So happy for your family! :)

  • kimberly oyler - when did little one get so big?? this trailer is beautiful. i bet this will also be a nice place to escape little people once you’re home again. :)

  • Taylor - Love love love it!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Betsy - So so so cute and cozy!!! Happy trails to you!!!

  • sarah - this is just awesome!! I have been looking at Craigslist myself for a little vintage trailer! :)

  • Angie K - How amazing and fun! I quit my job about 8 months ago and really wanted to do something like this with my family. We live on the outskirts of Washington DC and I am itching to get away. I was born in California and lived until 20 in the midwest. Politics Central? Not quite for me! But I got a little stuck after I joined the military and got stationed here. They gave me a great job, I had a few kids, and 15 YEARS later I’m trying my hardest to get away!!!

    My biggest hurdle is school. I think I’d be a terrible homeschool mom. I’m too distractible and think I’d forget the kids need to learn!

    I love love love your little home though. Inspires me to continue dreaming for my family!!!

  • Leila - I have been waiting for this! I LOVE IT! I’m going to put it on our link round-up on Saturday, and somehow I need my husband to decide that getting something like this is his idea, which is not really in the realm of possibilities, but hey! A girl can wish :)

    It looks amazing!

  • mel - Beautiful…just like your family!

  • Pamela - I love your Avion!!! I have been the proud owner of an old Argosy and I just swooned over your post. Lovely work at updating it.

    Welcome to the Tin Can Club!

  • Debbie C - So pretty and so Ashley! :) Love it.

  • laura - I love everything!

  • Izzy - Wow, I’m so impressed with how beautiful and spacious it looks inside your trailer! Everything seems so well worked out. Hope your enjoying your trip : )

  • elizabeth H - {{LOVE}} everything.little.thing!!
    EVERYTHING!!! the end.

  • Jenny B. - It’s very awesome — as is everything you touch. Two weeks?? You guys are amazing (as are all your amazing helpers). :)

  • Jenn - How do you faux the board for the bunk so it won’t slide around and fall?
    Does the trailer have heat and air?
    Very cute updating!

  • donna - Just found a site you might like backyardchickens.com has some great ideas.

  • Nancy Jennings - great job, we have owned a 1957 Avion and 1975. the 57 was bought by my grandfather in 1957 and has been in regular use since then. Our 75 we found on craiglist and we use that one also… families grow and camping has been a part of our love and my kids with their family continue to enjoy it with us. have fun with yours, it will last forever.

  • Nori - That is absolutely gorgeous!! So happy, cheery, and cozy! You are so gifted! I’m so excited to see all the adventures your family will have in this fun trailer!!

  • Jenny - I love what you did to the inside of the trailer. Looks very homey.

  • Rach - Gorgeous. I cannot wait to do the same. Such a fun way to travel.

  • Julie - You have that magic touch that turns everything into something beautiful and inspiring!…..God has gifted you, and you in turn, gift us through your blog! Thank you for the tour!

  • Joy Fisher - Hi Ashley, did you by chance follow along with Joy Prouty’s blog last year when she and her family of 4 small ones downsized and traveled/lived out of their trailer similar to yours. You might find lots of ideas/inspiration for the trailer and use of space by checking out that section of her blog. Here’s the link: http://wildflowersphotos.com/category/our-trailer-renovations/

    And, I second what one of the earlier commentors said about doing a write up with Chris’ tips and tricks on finding a trailer via craigslist/on a budget.

    Love it all! Thanks, Joy :)

  • Melissa - Oh my gosh how perfect and cute. I LOVE It!!! Motivates me to get working on our camper again.

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Did you know that Gathering Wishes is here in Phoenix?! They are always at Junk in the Trunk and it is so fun!

  • Eva - This trailer is soooo YOU! I love it! And I can’t wait to see all the fun and adventures you have as a family in your Rosie/Soda Can. We have had Miss Peggy for almost a year now. And as much as we love her, our needs are too much for her. Sniff sniff. We are looking to “upgrade” her to a motor coach some time this year. If you know of anybody who’s interested in a gently used (practically new) 35′ bunkhouse travel trailer, let me know. ;)

  • Siew - We have a 1975 Airstream Safari and I love it to bits. Whenever we go anywhere in it, it attracts attention from some old timers who inevitably had one 25 or so years ago. They come along with wonderful tips and things we never knew about our trailer. Our daughter is 9 and has almost 30,000 road trip kilometers under her bottom. She will have amazing memories of travelling in the trailer as I’m sure your family will build. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

  • Belindq - This is so beautiful! I would really love to travel in this trailer.

  • Angie - Ashley, you make me long for simplicity, family, and long lazy summer days. Thank you for sharing all those things with me. Right now our lives are constant ballgames (my daughter pitches for a traveling team), photo shoots, two full time jobs between the hubs and I, and he is in a play that requires almost daily practices. My hope and wish is that next summer we can create a summer bucket list and live it up with our kiddo’s! Enjoy your vacation and keep the posts coming!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead - Oh girl- you know I LOVED this post! I’ve been waiting for a little tour! Chris and my husband should be besties. We have TWO vintage trailers sitting in our driveway, yet John still peruses ads for another. Your trailer turned out great! I can’t wait to start making ours more “us”. Do you have a working stove/oven in yours?

  • Jessica Thornton - IN LOVE.

  • Katie - Oh it’s so cozy!! I bet one of your kids will be an author (or blogger!) when they get older and they’ll have so many great experiences to share!

  • Jolene - Would love to go camping with this! So cute!!

  • Paige - This is seriously SO COOL!

  • Wendy - I LOVE your trailer!

  • Rachel - Here’s a link to watch the movie “The Long Long Trailer” for free! Saved my life during a very very long plane ride last week and it made me think of this amazing adventure you’re on! http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/xmtjo3_the-long-long-trailer_shortfilms

    It’s always fun to see Lucy and Ricky in the movies!

  • Tracy A - Ashley, I’m having a hard time picturing where all the kiddos sleep…they must share the two beds and one goes on the floor? It is such a dreamy trailer!

  • Melissa - Amazing! Your home will feel huge after this month! :). I’ll have to send you pics of our trailer sometime.
    Where is your “summer” dishtowel(?) from? I believe your notes said Anthro, but I just looked and didn’t see available. If it is from there, was that some time ago?
    Thanks! Beautiful tour. Feels like summer. :)

  • emily - So fun! Our camper has been begging for a make-over but we can’t stop playing!

  • Charity G. - This is so awesome. My husband and I crashed with my siter’s family (of four) while I was pregnant a few years back (we still brought us and three little ones) in their trailer. It was interesting fitting everyone together, but I loved that trip. It still stands out as one of our most favorite vacations. Since then I’ve thought about getting a trailer for our crew. I don’t know that I could convince my husband to let me fix a trailer up, but your’s is awesome!

  • {bits & pieces} - […] my dear husband that something like this would be entirely his own idea. I was so excited that Ashley was re-doing a camper. To tell the truth, I am not entirely sure that I don’t agree with my dear husband that […]

  • Elizabeth - OMG! Everything about this is so cute including your children. Ah, to be young again! I definitely would do this.

  • Jenn - Are u guys taking two vehicles or did u find a van that all of the kids fit in and has towing power? With only three kids I’m having a hard time finding an affordable , large enough truck able to pull a camper.
    Thanks for any input u are willing to share.

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  • JulieB - I have a 1978 airstream that we are gutting! My dad gave it to me (free is a good thing!) and we picked it up in OR! It wasn’t sleepable,but it did serve as our giant porta-potty on the drive back!! Since it was kept by the ocean there was lots of mold and not much to salvage…but I’ve almost got all of the stuff out and then I will be pulling out the floors and replacing them and the walls!! I have four kids and I’m definitely doing the bunk beds. There are some really neat ones out there and I’ll be building them from scratch. Love your curtain for the bathroom! So much prettier than those old sliding doors!! Happy Trailer Travels!!

  • elizabeth H - have i said how i love all this?!
    {love it. every bit.}
    goodbye