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Jun 22, 2012

Glamping In Georgia @ Sugarboo Farms

Sugarboo Farms is the perfect place to stay in beautiful scenic Blairsville, GA. 

Rick and Rebecca

"The artist of Sugarboo Designs Rebecca Puig and her husband Rick, who is a long time home builder, had an idea of creating a beautiful getaway for friends and family called Sugarboo Farms"

 The farm is a relaxing mountain atmosphere to get away from the everyday stresses of life. Set on 20 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, guests will find plenty of space and privacy to enjoy with their groups. 

Sugarboo Farms specializes in hosting groups and is ideal for corporate retreats, small company events, club gatherings, birthday parties, weddings, reunions, and ideal for a weekend retreat. 

The facility is within miles of trails for hiking and biking, along with an on site organic farm with animals as well as local activities such as boating, fishing, and golfing. 

The farm is extremely private and can accommodate from 10 to 45 guests

Gaming Wheel
They also own Sugarboo Designs

Contact: Kristen Kepler

Jun 18, 2012

Sisters on The Fly - Girls You'll Love THIS

Sisters on the Fly, Caravans, Campfires and Tales from the Road

Sisters On The Fly, written by Irene Rawlings, introduces readers to the fabulous network of sisters who have bonded over vintage camping trailers, martinis, fishing and good ol’ sisterhood.  The book includes fabulous photos, recipes, suggestions for renovating a trailer and more.  

Currently for sale at J.J.Jackson’s in downtown Nevada City, it’s a great gift idea for anyone who loves camping and wants to get inspired by this growing group of sisters.  

The best advice on decorating your trailer, “My sister, Maurrie, and I have a pretty simple rule,” says Becky.  “Hook your trailer up and take it for a ride. Everything that ends up on the floor is too much.”  If you’ve got a “Calamity Jane, Mustang Sally, Rhinestone Cowgirl, Whisky Rose” named trailer, you’ll feel right at home with your Sisters on the Fly.

Book review by Erin Thiem @ OutsideInn

Do check out Sisters On The Fly website, I'm still exploring it myself and am sure I'll have a fallow up post. If you don't live in our awesome community then you can buy the book online at their website. 

Thanks Erin for such a GREAT find. 


Jun 2, 2012

Happy Hour @ The Campground

In my 20's the drink de jour was any beer someone brought or a Bacardi and coke

In my 30's it was a Belvedere Martini, two olives, dry, up

In my 40's drinking it's a glass of wine with an occasional cocktail or micro brew

When I plan group camp trips I often make the first night "Happy Hour" at our site and ask my fellow campers to bring an appetizer. This is a great way to break in the weekend as well as an easy dinner for everyone who just set up camp and doesn't feel like cooking a full meal.


Waiter Bottle Opener
This type of opener is great and compact. It can cut the cap off of a wine bottle as well as open it and opens bottled beer and other beverages as well.

Beverage Factory.com 
Williams Sanoma 

Are we making margaritas blended? If that's your thang then this is the tool for you

Unbreakable Glasses
Plastic or stainless steel seems to be the best choices here. Check out these favorites.

Travel Bar and Flasks

These are totally fun. They run about $ 40 - $100. Keep in mind most of these sets have real glasses. You can use real or replace with plastic. I've used both, but now with a child I keep it unbreakable. Shop picnic sites like the ones listed below. The one shown above is from Picnic Time for $101.


1/4 fresh lime
1 Tbsp of frozen lime aide
2 Tbsp of water
1 Tbsp of cointreau or triple sec
Shot of tequila
Large handful ice
Kosher salt for rim optional

Run lime along rim of glass and dip in salt
Mix ingredients in glass
Add ice to glass if having over the rocks
Blend in blender with ice if having a blended margarita

Splash dry vermouth
1/4 cup top shelf vodka or gin
Large green olive or lemon rind to flavor

Fill a mixing glass with ice
Add vodka or gin
Add vermouth
Strain into drinking glass
Add garnish

non alcoholic beer is an option

1 part ginger ale or ginger beer
1 par beer

Pour equal amounts of ginger ale and beer over ice in a tall glass
Make sure this drink is very cold