25 Must Haves for your Camping Adventure under $25

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Here are some summer-time gadgetsΒ to make for an Awesome Camping Trip. I am ALL about creating experiences which will make lasting memories.

Camping, Where You Spend A Small Fortune To Live Like The Homeless – Wood Sign

This is a Must Have list aka things I want to beautify my cozy cabin! This list is an afforadble list- generally under $25… so you will not find a tent here. However, who needs a tent when the back of a truck bed will do. < Yeah, that’s going on my Bucketlist 😍

MUST HAVES- TENT EQUIPMENT: I love new camping gizmos that can help make the experience more delightful. As simple as light, a cute rug or a warm chic blanket these create an overall gleeful trip.


2 Pack E-TRENDS Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb
Happy Camper Camping Door Mat
Cotton Checked Throw

MUST HAVES- HIKING GEAR: Β Survival is the name of the game when venturing out on a hike. Whether it is a mild stretch or scaling a mountainside, you should always be well prepared.Β Β 

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Sage, 1-Liter

Venture Pal Ultralight Lightweight Backpack Daypack

Women Wide Head Wrap Seamless Bandana MultiFunction 6PCS

Camping Water Filter

Tactical Survival Bracelet [2 pack]

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Fishing Tackle Lures

Booms Fishing Multi Function Fishing Plier

Flex Fillet 5pc Fishing Cutlery Set

Daiwa D-Shock 2-Piece Rod and Reel Combo

MUST HAVES -KITCHEN GADGETS:Β I love to cook over the open campfire flame. The sweet smokey flavor that absorbs into the freshly cooked food is one of my favorite camping experiences. Β I love to create delicious, easy to cook, camping recipes. But let me save you from one of my horrible camping whoopsies….. I forgot the spatula. Ughhhh…. However with a piece of cardboard, tinfoil & a knife, I created my own handy-dandy spatula for our kitchen needs. It did work…. but I am sure if I had a kit with all of my utensils it would have not been forgotten.

Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer Travel Set


I am obsessed with this Enamel Tableware Set. Not only with the blue color, but the style is perfect. It just screams “Take Me Camping” & this 4 Person set is UNDER $20!

Β Stansport Enamel Camping Tableware Set, 24-Piece, Bluestansport-tableware.jpg

My morning is not complete without my hot coffee off the morning fire. These mugs can withstand the heat & keeps my coffee warm.

YaeKoo 4-Pack Mugs -Outdoor Travel Cups


Some of the metal grills that are over the firepits are sub-par…. & tinfoil doesn’t always do the trick to help cook your food. For a clean, effortless meal, the Camp Griddle is my go too. Trust me, Bacon + tinfoil = mini grease fire & burnt bacon 😦

Coghlan’s Two Burner Non-Stick Camp Griddle


This is our first year with this Egg Holder & I am beyond stoked in so many ways. In the past, the eggs never seem to stay cool, because we try to place them at the top of the cooler. And then later in our camping adventures, eventually the egg carton becomes soaked from the cooler which turns into a mess. Β Egg Holder- Please do not fail us this summer.

Coghlan’s Egg Holder, 12 Eggs


MUST HAVES- FUN & ACTIVITIES:Β Remember that you want to create everlasting memories. Camping is a freedom from electronics & the social world. It should be a connection with your family/friends & making fun in the present moment. We always bring games with us- such as Uno, Yahztzee, a pack of Playing Cards & Β I always bring a game that has a twist- like Bean-Boozled or Doritos Roulette. These always seem to be a hit & great for any age. Reaching into a mystery bag trying to determine the flavor, creates a lot of suspense & laughter for everyone.

Β Jelly Belly 4th Edition Beanboozled Jelly Beans Spinner Gift Box, 3.5 oz

Doritos Roulette Tangy Cheese & Hot Chilli 180g

Mattell Original UNO Card Game

Yahtzee Game

Bicycle Playing Card Deck, 2-Pack

MUST HAVES- FOR THE FUR BABIES: Sometimes our Furry little friends get to go on trips with us as well. Be sure to bring plenty of food & water for them.

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Fast and Easy Portable Dog Water Bottle

Collapsible Travel Pet Bowl 2 Pack by Dog-Gone Dish

Pawaboo Dog Backpack



Coffee Saver β˜•οΈ πŸ’°Β 

I love my Keurig. But I do not love the cost of K-cups. Ekkk. Money down the drain. 
Normally, before my Keurig, I would brew a 10 cup pot of coffee. Some days I would drink through it & others I would be distracted and leave the pot to stale. (RIP πŸ’€ wasted coffe) A moment of silence please…. 

Upon dumping coffee litterally down the drain, I knew there had to be another way. A Keurig was a great investment because it limits how much coffe you make. Make a cup when you want it, if you want 7 more cups, then go for it!

However, this was still an arm and a leg. I saw department stores selling a box of 10 K-cups for $8.99. That’s crazy to me. Now you are paying a convenience store price for your coffee every morning. (For yourself to make it.) I thought, now that is just silly. 

I can purchase a large 32oz of Coffee on sale for $5.99 & even cheaper with coupons πŸ˜‰ Its not necessary to pay so much money πŸ’°. & then I had the discovery of reusable K-cups. They are amazing! β˜•οΈ 

(Of Course, I already tore through the packaging, I needed coffee!) 

Here are reusable K-cups. I purchased them through Amazon. They were 6 cups for $5.99. They are easy to use. You can scoop whatever coffee you choose into the K-cup, Brew & Enjoy. They are easy to clean. 

To extend your buck & coffee even farther, check out my blog on getting flavored coffee for 1/2 the price.  β˜•οΈ 

…::Thanks for Reading πŸ“–::…

Fish On! -H 🎣 

β˜•οΈ Mug Monday β˜•οΈ-Fishing Girl

There are two things that I truly love ❀️ & they are:

  • Fishing 🎣 & Coffee β˜•οΈ 

When I start my day off with coffee & go fishing later from the canoe, I am guaranteed to have an amazing day πŸ˜‰ 

This mug is available at: http://www.shop.spreadshirt.com/thecatchofhislife πŸ‘‰Fishing Girl Mug πŸ‘ˆ 

And for a limited time it’s on SALE! Retail- $11.99

Use Coupon Code HAPPY17 & get it for 17% off. πŸ’° 

Happy Monday! 

Happy National Coffee Day! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

My day has been filled with everything Coffee! (& I’m lovin’ every minute of it 😘) 

For starters, I had Coffee Yogurt for Breakfast. I added a little granola with almonds & it was delicious. 

& I wore my perfect shirt from my mother in law. Thanks 2nd Mom πŸ‘©


&& my co-worker brought me a 66 cent pumpkin spice coffee from Dunkin. 

& I tried the new flavor of M&M’s Coffee Nut. It might be my new Fav. 

As a coffee fanatic, I would Rate Today – Definitely a strong 9 of Awesomeness! & I hope my coffee lover friends enjoyed their day today. β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

DIY Coffee Coconut Body Scrub

FYI, if you didn’t know, I love love love Coffee! β˜•οΈ So, when given the chance to bath in it, Oh Heck Yeah I am going to try it. πŸ™‚ I gotta tell ya, it is an easy DIY Body Scrub that will eliminate dead skin within minutes & it’s just 3 simple ingredients that you may have sitting around your kitchen right now. 

Just mix equal parts of-

  • 1Tbsp Coffee Grounds
  • 1Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Tbsp Brown Sugar

In the morning, turn on your coffee maker and enjoy your fresh hot cup of joe. Then empty the used coffee grounds into a mixing bowl. Your getting two bonuses in one. πŸ˜‰ Add Brown Sugar. Add Coconut Oil. <I prefer at room temperature to keep body wash like consistency. Mix together until well blended. Viola, you’re done.  

There is also a list of benefits bathing in this concoction β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ


  • Exfoliation: It removes residual dirt & dead skin.
  • Blood Flow: Increase blood flow & reduce the appearance of cellulite. 
  • Aromatherapy: The scent of coffee is calming & anti-depressant.
  • Skin Texture: Constricts blood vessels in the skin to make them tight & firm.
  • Antioxidants: Caffeine, a natural antioxidant, fights premature aging & heart disease πŸ’•
  • Anti-Inflammatory: The acid in coffee affects anti-inflammatory activity & skin wound healing.

Now it’s SHOWER TIME! 

When showering, lather your head with shampoo and let it set for a few minutes. While doing so, now you can shave your legs. Rinse your hair & repeat with conditioner. While that’s setting, dip into your body scrub. I use about 1 tbsp per leg. Scrub in circle motions, from your ankles up to your thighs. I focus mostly on my upper thighs and butt for cellulite reduction.  I scrub for about 3-5 minutes to help blood flow. You can litterally feel your dead skin come off. (It’s winter time right now and my skin is so dry and dead, Ewww…) And now rinse. You will feel the coconut oil- like an oil residue.  Don’t stress, we are not done yet. >>>Shave your legs again<<< You will physically see a collection of dirt on your razor. πŸ™‚ Once rinsed and done, pat dry and apply your favorite lotion. 

Within the first week of this Coffee Scrub my legs look tighter and definitely feel smoother. Give it a try and let me know how yours turned out.