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Shhhh… The Best Kept Secret in RV Furnishings is…

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For years, I have searched the aisles of Camping World looking for fun and interesting things that would be fully functional and funky additions to my RV. For years I have been disappointed. Spare the clock with the days of the week, I have not found anything exciting in any CW across the country.

That doesn’t mean we haven’t spent a lot of money there, in the form of sewer hoses, vent covers and other RV Essentials, we have. But those interesting, dual functioning, perfectly proportioned items that would make life in my camper easier… were not there.

Then, I found them! All in one place, all affordable and all served with a delicious side of Swedish Meatballs… Was this a dream??? No, it’s IKEA!!!

THE BEST store for fun, functional and funky things to add to your RV at affordable prices.

Check out some of the things I got…

High chair 19.99 – Note this chair is light weight, the perfect height for an RV table AND a picnic table, and it’s totally weather proof! Love it!

Toddler potty 4.99 – Simple, portable, works great in the RV and on the tailgate of the truck – oh and it looks great in the middle of my kitchen too! Atleast I think so!!!

Matchbox car carpet $12.99 Since we brought this home it has seen hours of play time. It’s the perfect foundation to build a Matchbox World on top of. Also works great with our train collection and Tonia loves how her Giant Barbie Dolls can wreak havoc on the entire town her brothers just diligently built.

Butt that’s not alll!

 

These dog leash holders for $2.99 each are absolutely my favorite. Not only do they help me organize the various tethers I have for our three mongrels, they also make me laugh!!!

Keep in mind, once you go to Ikea one time you will be absolutely addicted because… unlike that dusty Camping World… Ikea offers (are you sitting down) FREE BABYSITTING!!!!

Yes, you can shop in peace! or make it a date and check out the Ikea Cafeteria.

Check out this menu… Sometimes they even offer “kids eat free” http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/sunrise/restaurant

And get this … Ikea has RV Parking and they’ll even let you stay overnight! It’s like they were built with FtF’s in mind!

Ikea is definitely the best kept secret in RV stores, so the next time you pass that bright blue and yellow sign, hang a u-ie and be sure to keep a lookout for me in the parking lot – it’s my new obsession! 😉

 

 

 

13 Things You Don’t Know about Friday the 13th

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Don’t let this Friday, freak you out!

Use today as a special road school study on Friday the 13th, past, present and future!

Here are 13 things you probably didn’t know about this grave date.

#1 Did you know that fear of Friday the 13th could stem from The Last Supper?

The trepidation surrounding Friday the 13th is rooted in religious beliefs surrounding the 13th guest at the Last Supper—Judas, the apostle said to have betrayed Jesus—and the crucifixion of Jesus on a Friday, which was known as hangman’s day and was already a source of anxiety, Vyse said.

For more information about why Friday the 13th gets such a bad rep, check out: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140612-friday-superstition-taboo-fear-luck-triskaidekaphobia-phobia/

#2 Do you know what the fear of Friday the 13th is called?

The word is triskaidekaphobia. Its literal meaning is ‘superstition about the number thirteen’, but it’s also used to refer to the specific fear of Friday the 13th.

 

#3 Do you know how rare it is for Friday the 13th to fall on a full moon?

You’d have to go aaaaall the way back to June 13th, 1919 to find a Full Moon that fell on a Friday the 13th in the month of June. This will next occur on June 13th, 2098.

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#4 Did you know if your cell phone stops working today you can blame the sun?

One of the flares created a “coronal mass ejection” that actually could come into contact with Earth on Friday, according to NOAA. The ejection is essentially a huge cloud of plasma that could hit the Earth and cause a shock wave, affecting communications systems.

Want more info about that… click here, but make it snappy ’cause the internet might go down at any minute! http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2014/06/solar-flares-disrupt-communications-on-earth-could-send-shockwave-on-friday-the-13th/

#5 Do you have a list of things you’d like to do on Friday the 13th?

Haven’t had time to make a list?  Here, check out this one: http://www.boldsky.com/insync/pulse/2013/13-things-to-do-on-friday-13-035239.html

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#6 Did you know there’s free printables and lesson plans for Friday the 13th?

Kiddos too ‘scared’ to do their school work?  No problem, set them onto these Friday the 13th math problems and they’ll soon realize how ‘soothing’ their ol’ worksheets can be. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT669/Essay.Ideas/F13th/Fri.13th.html

#7 Did you know that most sky scrapers don’t have a 13th floor?

Even landlords who are not themselves superstitious realize that the rentability of suites on the 13th floor might be compromised because of superstitious tenants, or tenants who are afraid their own customers might be superstitious.

Want to know how and why they build buildings without a 13th floor… check out the answer here: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060917174241AAgpRlk

 

Since I’ve run out of things so say about Friday the 13th… I’ll end my list here.  You can consider yourself unlucky if you clicked on this expecting 13 things 🙂

 

10 Best Father’s Day Field Trips Around the Country

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Looking to celebrate your FtF Dad with a Special Day Out?

We’ve collected the 10 Best Dad’s Day Field Trips in the country!

10. Take Dad for a FREE Ride

Take Dad to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH where Dads are FREE
and there really is such a thing as a FREE Lunch!

with paid child admission
Dads will receive FREE admission and FREE Lunch (lunch served Noon-3pm) when accompanied by a paid child’s ticket at Canobie Lake Park on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Click here for all the details: http://www.canobie.com/specials.php

9.  Take Dad out to the Ball Game

Every Father’s Day & Mother’s Day the Boston Red Sox offer fans the opportunity to “take a walk in the park.” Families and loved ones can stroll around Fenway’s warning track and see the left field scoreboard, dugouts, and bullpens up-close.

Visit http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/community/events.jsp for all the info!

8.  Let Dad get his ‘car fix’

The California Automobile Museum wants to make your Dad’s day extra special!What a great way to make Father’s Day memories! Enjoy rides to Old Sacramento in some of our most amazing classic cars, hoods-up in our exhibits, free admission for your special Daddio!

Go to http://www.calautomuseum.org/event/free-classic-car-rides-fathers-day/ for more information.

7.  Treat Dad to a Pig!

Celebrate Father’s Day in grand style at Four Sisters Winery as they pay tribute to all dads during our annual Father’s Day Pig Roast. Roasted suckling pork is the focus of this wonderful day on the farm. No need to worry about the weather as the celebration takes place under the party tent.

For more details go to: http://foursisterswinery.com/event-calendar/fathers-day/

 

Don’t Miss Out!  Submit Your Favorite Foto of Dad for your chance to win a Yeti Tumbler from DishForMyRV!

6. Take Dad Fishing

The City of Knoxville presents the Father’s Day Fishing Event, where dads and their kids can catch a memory or two while fishing together on Father’s Day. Prizes are given for the top three largest fish caught.

Click on http://www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/fathersday/fathersdayfishing.asp for more info

5.  Make it a Sweet Day for Dad

Dads are admitted free to Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA.  For more info and to see what’s in bloom, go to: http://www.hersheygardens.org/events-programs/19/Fathers-Day

4.  Get your Dad in the Fast Lane!

The North Shore Corvette Club in Libertyville, IL is hosting its 14th Annual Corvette and Classic Car Show and Fathers’ Day Charity Fundraiser.  To check out all the sweet rides visit: http://northshorecorvetteclub.org/

3.  Give Dad Wings!

Every Fathers’ Day the RC Airplane Hobbyists of the Flint Aero RC Club host a ‘fly in’ over the fields of Flint, Michigan.  About 50 planes will take to the sky above Lennon, Mich., Sunday, June 15 performing stunts, maneuvers and acrobatic moves that even the Red Baron couldn’t match.

Check out: http://www.flintaerorcclub.com/

2.  Take Your Dad on a Ride on the Rails

This Father’s Day bring your Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and friends out to the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. Climb aboard living history on a steam train ride through the forest and foothills of Mt. Rainier. Dad gets his own train engineers hat and at our destination in Mineral you’ll enjoy a good ole fashion BBQ.

Get your tickets at: http://www.mrsr.com/

1. Get ‘in tune’ with Dad at a Music Festival

The 39th Annual Father’s Day Festival is right around the corner with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines in the scenic Sierra Foothills.

Find the events schedule here: http://fathersdayfestival.com/

 

Where ever you are this Fathers’ Day, make it special.  Check out the local listings in your area and make it a great day for Dad!

Don’t Miss Out!  Submit Your Favorite Foto of Dad for your chance to win a Yeti Tumbler from DishForMyRV!

Here are last year’s submissions:

 

 

 

 


 

8 Great Destinations to Watch 4th of July Fireworks – Guest Post by The Road Trip Teacher

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Want to watch 4th of July Fireworks with your Fulltime Families Friends?  Save your spot for our upcoming Hang Out!
This month’s guest post from the Road Trip Teacher blog reveals some of the best places to watch fireworks in the country.  Head on over to her site to get a free copy of her newest Fourth of July Curriculum!
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The first Independence Day fireworks celebration reportedly took place in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1777, on the first anniversary of America’s birthday. Although this pyrotechnic pastime has became common for many other holidays and special events, there’s still something extra-special about July 4th fireworks. The Road Trip Teacher crew has these 8 great destinations on their leap list for places to celebrate the country’s independence.

 

Tele Therapy Now Available to Full-Time RVing Families

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Full Time traveling, home schooling, roadschooling and busy families should have access to services they need to help children grow, learn and be happy at a time and place convenient for busy lives.  G&E Therapies has provided pediatric therapy services for almost 20 years in upstate NY and now we are proud to offer these services nationwide through G&E Therapies on the GO!

Check out the Rate Sheet for Services and to Make an Appointment

G&E Therapies on the GO! is currently accepting children and their families for Teletherapy!  You can access expert Pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Special Education Teachers and Behavior Specialists to provide consultations, evaluations and treatments for your children.  We help with sensory challenges, behavior and transition strategies, educational support, motor milestones, feeding/swallowing/oral motor recommendations and more in a supportive way to meet your goals!

Fulltime Families Members get a Special Rate on these Services!  Not a Member Yet?  Join Today!

G&E Therapies on the GO! has partnered with Fulltime Families to provide these services at a 25-50% discount with your verified FTF Membership number ( Rate Sheet ) .  Shelley Dostie, OTR/L for G&E Therapies on the GO! and Fulltime Family Member, will be at the Tallahassee Rally Wednesday February 1st through Saturday February 28th 2017 to provide “in person” therapy consultations and services!  Shelley’s Seminar on Thursday about Sensory Processing is a MUST SEE!! You can also make an appointment to see one of our professionals “face to face” through a secure server using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

G&E Therapies on the GO!   Meet The Teletherapy Team is now accepting the following:

Physical Therapy (PT):  Families from NY            Special Education: Families nationwide

Speech Therapy (SLP): Families from FL            Behavioral Intervention:  Families nationwide

Occupational Therapy (OT): Families from NY, PA, CT and FL

Fulltime Families Members get a Special Rate on these Services!  Not a Member Yet?  Join Today!

Fulltime Families Hosts 4th of July Hangout in Hershey, PA

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The Boudreaux Family (FtF Trailblazer Lifetime 1324) invites fellow Fulltime Families Members to join them for a Good Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July in Hershey PA, at the Hershey Thousand Trails Campground, June 30th – July 7th, 2017.

Family Friendly Activities will be announced shortly.

Families interested in attending this event are encouraged to make their reservations at this Thousand Trails park, asap.  Not a Thousand Trails Member yet, contact the TT / FTF Rep Alisha Deschene at  (207) 270-1121.  Non-Member rates are also available for this park.

An activities fee of $50 per family will be required to cover supplies for this week long event.  Please keep in mind, this is not a rally, it’s a “hang out” which has a more relaxed calendar of activities.

This event is limited 10 families.

Not on the East Coast this Summer?  Check out the other scheduled Fulltime Families Hangouts

Interested in hosting your own Fulltime Families Hangout?  Contact Kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com

You can reserve your spot for this event by reserving your spot with the form below:

2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
Hosted at the Hershey PA Thousand Trails - June 30th 2017 to July 5th 2017
Price: $50.00

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Hangout Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before May 1st, 2017 for a full refund of hangout fees with $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between May 2nd, 2017 –May 31st, 2017 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after June 1st, 2017  will not be refunded.
  • Fees at non-transferable

Camping Refunds:

  • Please refer to the host campground regarding their refund policy.  FtF has no control over campground refunds.

Tee Shirt Refunds (if applicable):

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.  After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.  Must pay additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt if you’d like your shirt shipped to you.

Tips for Organizing Your RV – Guest Post from Outdoorzer.com Founder, Julie McClain

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Space is a major problem for most RVers especially those that practice the full time RV lifestyle. Fitting all your worlds belonging that include kitchenware and clothes into an RV can prove to be a headache for many. When an RV is not well organized, it is not only going to be unpleasant to the eye but it could cause some serious health repercussions. It is important to note that even the biggest Class A Motorhomes have problem with space and it is therefore not just a problem for the small ones. Here are a few easy, cheap and space saving ways one can organize their RV.

Kitchen

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This is the most crucial area in the RV. Food is not only made but also stored here and therefore hygiene is very important. For the cutlery there are several options to use that ensure you use your small space to the maximum. An over the sink utensil rack is great option for utensils. Hooks on the inside of cabinet doors can be used for hanging the cutlery. Vertical space should be utilized to the maximum by placing dishes vertically in a dish cradle. Save some cupboard space by using nesting bowls and measuring spoons. Wall mounted magnets strips can also be used for the magnetic kitchenware such as knives and kitchen scissors. You can get an over the cabinet door waste bucket and therefore no need to create space for it. The aim is to have everything properly stored without the kitchen looking too congested.

 

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For food storage dangling jars can be used to store kitchen spices. This is simply done by screwing the lid of a jar on a wooden surface that is above. Fruits and vegetables can be put in a hung hammock. Spices can also be stored in a fold out spice rack. Foods such as nuts, cereals and meat should be properly stored in airtight containers to prevent rodent infestation. Such foods attract rodents which are a menace to live with, in an RV.

Bathroom

A flat toilet paper holder will create room for a towel rack. Toothbrushes and other toiletries can be placed in storage pods attached to the inside of the toilet cabinet. Use coat hangers to create a toiletries holder to prevent them from falling. Towels can also be hanged on flat toilet holder as this saves so much space. Use a towel caddy to hold all of your bath supply and it can also be hanged in the bathroom.

Sleeping Area

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Utilizing the sleeping area is very essential as the bed takes up most space and therefore leaving little space for the rest of the things. Use of caddy night stands will ensure that minimum space is used for your bedroom supplies. A storage headboard that is basically a sort of curtain with pockets is a great way to store books and other small products in the bedroom. Hanging cabinets can also be used for hanging clothes. Hangers with a slanted rod are perfect for ganging clothes as they utilize space as well as hanging a lot of them.

General Tips

Having known how to maximize specific places within an RV there are also ways to organize that works generally. One of the most effective is the use of pullout surfaces. You can incorporate a pullout on your bed, kitchen surfaces and cupboards to create that extra space for storage. Large supplies such as cleaning ones can be mounted on the ceiling and only used when they are needed. Hanging baskets can be placed anywhere within the RV and can be used for placing random things. Hideaway hooks can be used on doors where they double up as door handles as well as hangers. Magazine racks can also be placed in any room as they can hold a wide range of supplies including first aid kits, books, flashlights and many more supplies.
Most of these solutions for organizing your RV are easy and use materials that are easily available. You can do them yourself and will realize how inexpensive they are.

Conclusion

With these solutions space in an RV will no longer give you a headache and whether the RV is your full time home or you are just on a vacation with you family, your stay in the RV will not be a nightmare as both you and your family will have enough space to enjoy yourselves fully.

About the Author:

Julie is the founder of Outdoorzer, where she and her associates blog about camping and hiking tips, recipes, and gear reviews. Outdoorzer is a website for those who love the fresh air outdoors ñ Itís the best gift Mother Nature gives us!

Peek into the Life of a Full-Time RVing Family

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This Spring, the Traveling Travs have kicked off a new YouTube series, giving viewers a bird’s eye view of the life of a full-time RVing family and inviting YOU to peek into the real world of full-time family travel.

From school days, to working from the RV, amazing destinations and off grid locations, you can catch the videos live or watch the replays on a brand new play list here:

If you haven’t checked out the Trav’s camper, you can take a video tour here:

And if you’re looking for more information about awesome adventures on the road, check out their web series “One Epic Adventure” here:

Meet Up With Your FtF Friends on the Road with the New Family Finder App

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Have you been wondering “Where are all these Fulltime Families”?  Have you been traveling for months, barely crossing paths with other like-minded families?  Have you been searching for playmates for your kids and fellowship for your family?

At the 7th Annual Fulltime Family Reunion, the FtF Family Finder was unveiled.  This geolocation tool, for Fulltime Families Members, has many security enhancements built in to keep your family information secure, while allowing you to connect to traveling families in real life.

Current Fulltime Family Members, please sign in to use the FtF Family Finder.  If you require assistance logging into FulltimeFamilies.com please email Chris@fulltimefamilies.com directly.

Not an Fulltime Families Member yet?  Join the FtF Family today!

 

 

Unlimited Internet on the Road from new Fulltime Families Partner

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For Immediate Release:

Internet on the Road is one of the keys to living the Full-Time RV Life with your family successfully.  We know our members rely on consistent internet with high or no limits on data and so we are always looking to partner with resources who can provide this tool and offer our members an Exclusive Rate on their services.

Available immediately, Fulltime Families Members (Annual, Charter, Lifetime) can now receive exclusive pricing on acquiring your very own 100% Unlimited Verizon Data line from Digital Shield LLC .

Existing and new Fulltime Families Members will receive a total savings of almost $225 off of your very own Unlimited Verizon Data Plan INCLUDING a free 6620L Jetpack!

Absolutely no data limits, you own your own line (pay Verizon directly), and when everything is said and done your monthly bill will be less than $60!

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Members Only Area of FulltimeFamilies.com to reveal the exclusive promo code.

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