My Top 10 Vegan Camping Foods

My Top 10 Vegan Camping Foods

In cased you missed my IG stories, we had our first camping trip of 2019 this past weekend! And it was a blast! For the past couple years we have made it a tradition to go camping for Father’s Day weekend with a bunch of our friends. The weather was not the best, but also not the worst and the kids had a blast getting wet and muddy.

Anyway, I thought I might share with you some of my favorite camping eats, sans meat! Yes, you totally can go camping, and feel satisfied without eating animal products. True story! I’ve been doing it for a few years and we have never gone hungry or felt like we were missing out!

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10 Thoughts While Camping with Kids

Last week we packed up and headed out on our first camping trip of the summer.  Three days, 2 kids, 2 dogs and us in one tent trailer.  Oh man!  Well, we survived and here's a glimpse of how the trip went...


10 Thoughts While Camping with Kids

  1. What was I thinking? Who's idea WAS this??
  2. OMG, the kids (and dogs)are SO dirty!
  3. Dear Lord, can we all just get along?! 
  4. Hey look, they're quiet...and getting along.
  5. Could you just stop barking already??
  6. The kids are SO dirty & happy!
  7. Kids in jammies by the fire...adorable!
  8. Go the F*@& to sleep!! Where's the wine?
  9. Hey, the kids slept in! It's a miracle.
  10. When's our next trip?!

You know, camping with kids and pets is trying to say the least.  But even with wanting to pull my hair out multiple times, it was still a blast! Once the first day gong show was over and everyone settled in, we all had a great time.  Both girls said it was the best day ever on multiple occasions.  And seeing everyone sandy, sun kissed and smiling made it all worthwhile.  

And wine helped too!

Camping Made (More) Awesome!

In honour of our first family camping trip coming up I was inspired to check out some camping gear online.  Hello Polyvore!  To be honest, I haven't looked at camping stuff in years.  I just have fabulous memories of those musty canvas tents and cold sleeping bags we used to camp out in as kids.  I don't know how my parent's did it....sleeping on the ground in the same leaky tent as us 3 grubby kids. So I thought it would be fun to scope out some totally cool gear that I will probably never own, but can daydream about every once in a while.

Camping Made Awesome

Camping Made Awesome by myhippiehome featuring an outdoor day bed

What's your must have camping item? Any suggestions for our inaugural family camp out? 


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A Day in the Life - My Tomboy Roots

So as you know, I'm a mom, a wife and a thirty-something girl just trying to get by in Suburbia while embracing my hippie tendencies.  But where did it all start you ask??  Well, growing up I was a Tomboy.  I guess I didn't really have much choice as the middle child and the only girl my days were spent playing with my brothers.  It was all dirt and worms and wrestling.  Yes, there was the odd Barbie time with some of the girls from school, but I felt much more at peace catching frogs and playing imaginary games in the woods. 

I can't say that having brothers turned me into a slightly hippie housewife, but I can say they definitely made me fearless of dirt and all gross boy things.  I would have to say that my parents were also crucial in the development of my love for the outdoors and simpler things.  We never went on fancy holidays and my folks were always frugal - and still are. Our summer vacations would usually involve a couple weeks camping in Northern Ontario.  Canvas tents, a station wagon and 3 kids in the back arguing for a 12 hour car ride.  As much as I loathed being trapped in the car with 2 smelly boys, in hindsight I really appreciate those memories and experiences.  I found a love of hiking and fishing and mother nature on those trips that has stayed with me over the years.

By looking at me you probably would never guess that I can catch and clean my own fish and that's OK.  There are times when I'm in full on girlie-mode with heels and makeup and a manicure, but trust me; underneath I'm just a tomboy longing to play in the dirt. I think by coming to terms with my tomboy upbringing and my inner hippie I can be at peace with myself.

Be who you are for you - not for anyone else.

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