Annual Bash photo dump! More fun at the rodeo grounds including a crawling block party, tours of some epic rigs (like popcorn Jeff’s van, pictured), gallons of jungle juice in the party section, more presentations, awning help from @toughtopawnings, and last but not least... drunk Marshall! 😂🤩

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Today was an all-day mimosa fest with friends, rounded off with fake tattoos and a night keeping it real in @theflippingnomad’s rig, admiring her endless hard work. Bonus excitement, besides finally seeing this beauty in person- seeing that the Ultimate, her RV concept with Keystone, uses some of the same tile as @dustydeezel’s bathroom #imdead #ontrend #blacktilesareinyall #lowesforthewin

Sunday funday definitely lived up to its name today!! Even if we’re all paying for it by passing around this cruddy desert cold. 🤧😷 #xscapersbash2020 #sundayfunday #letstalkrenovations #xscaperstherapy #butwhatpaintdoyouuse

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SLAYING with Hollie from @thenerdynomads 🔥🔥🔥🔥 #80snight #xscapersbash2020 #fulltimerv #rvlife #fulltimetravel #nomad #nomadlifestyle

SLAYING with Hollie from @thenerdynomads...

Trying to post more in real time.. happy day 1 of the Xscapers Bash! It’s 80’s prom night... I was born for this! 😜

#80snight #xscapersbash2020 #yolo

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I don’t know her exact birthday.. but my babygirl turns 10 this month. 😭 I don’t know how to feel about that. She has been by my side for almost ALL of my 20s and I’m so happy to have such an awesome adventure sidekick. Faithful, playful, protective, whip smart and silly - I love this girl and am ecstatic that I’ve been able to take her from a pound in LA to some of the most beautiful, wild locations in the country. 💜

#rescuedog #adventurdog #adoptdontshop #dogmom #grandtetons #wyoming #boondocking #homeonwheels #tinyliving #vanlifedog #nomadlifestyle #nomadlife #dogswhohike

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I almost forgot to add NYE to my timeline. It was a pretty crazy night in the desert.. amazing that Xscapers can set up a night like that for free!! I have so many fun videos of friends dancing that would probably bore you so I’ll just post a taste :) #NYE #nomadlifestyle #fultimerv #xscapers

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Someday I’ll fix that darn awning. 😅 But first... sunsets! This was the first sunset of the year for me, and a really great way to start the year.

#nomadlife #nomadlifestyle #nomad #rvlife #homeonwheels #homeiswhereyouparkit #traveldog #desertdog #desertmagic #rvliving #fulltimerv

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The last few weeks (months maybe?) have been such a whirlwind of activity that I’ve barely had time to sit and appreciate everything happening.

Right now I’m looking back at Christmas in awe of the holiday setup we had in the middle of the desert.

I mean, c’mon. When I started RVing, this stuff was nowhere to be found in the depths of my imagination!

One of my focus areas for the new year is to get back into hobbies for the sake of hobbies, so while I’m figuring out what that is, you’ll probably be seeing more photo edits here. 🤓 I hope your new year is kicking off to a great start and I’m excited to start sharing more again!

#adventure #desertlife #desertmagic #wanderlust #strangeadventures #nomadlife #nomadlifestyle #digitalnomad #digitalnomadchristmas #merica #publiclands #homeiswhereyouparkit

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DIY Furniture: Half Table & Striped Bench from Desk & Coffee Table

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Hello DIY and nail addicts!!

I have been meaning to post this/these project(s) for ages. Once upon a time, I found a GINORMOUS desk outside of a job interview.  I’m crazy and awesome, so we picked it up! Luckily my boyfriend had driven me in his giant creeper van, so in classic style, we threw it in the back and it sat in my living room for a while. Here’s how I found it:

desk before half table diy

After a while, we chopped it in half, spray painted it, added some aluminum strips that we have laying around (?!) and mounted it to the wall along with a coffee table that we turned into a bench. What does that make? LOVE!

finished half table bench

Just incase you’d rather click next than scroll through the page, here is a gallery of everything in one easy spot:

In this picture you can see the guts of the coffee table, with the warped particle board head behind the detached and spraypainted legs.  I got all revved up when I started this little project so forgot to take a true before, with the top still attached and unpainted legs. It wasn’t pretty, though!

coffee table pre-bench

No, I didn’t sand the legs. But that’s ok because spraypaint is awesome like that. If you need a good spray painting guide, check out Centsational Girl’s Spray Painting FAQ!

Here is the wood for the bench that we cut out to size, mid-quick-upholstering:

upholstering diy striped bench

I had picked this pink striped fabric specifically with a bench in mind somewhere in Downtown LA. Maybe even Michael Levine. I can’t remember right now though.

Look how pretty it is all finished!

diy half table and striped bench via monrogue

front view diy half table and striped bench by monrogue

corner view, diy half table & bench via monrogue mounted half table diy via monrogue half table and striped bench diy with antlers via monrogue

Don’t ask about the antler plaque. Ok, ask about it. 🙂 It was in my Christmas decorating post, as well… we’d really like to have made a head for it by now, but are just too busy. So for now it remains just a funny antler plaque!

half table and striped bench diy via monrogue

Don’t mind the strange coloring on these pictures.  I took some liberties playing around with new actions and filters for these shots.

Sadly we are moving in a couple of weeks, so we’ll have to un-mount it and might not have a great spot for it in our new place. It has made a perfect dining table in our tiny apartment while we’ve had it though, and the thought of taking it down at least motivated me to make this post finally before the tear-down.

If you liked this project, please feel free to like, share, and pin-away! Also, if you’ve done a half table or bench makeover from a coffee table, I’d love to see them! Let me know what you think o’ this one 🙂


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