Home Sweet Rolling Home

Matt took a little flight up to Montana last weekend and picked up our new home. It's a rig that we've had our eye on for months...and right at the last minute, all the pieces fell into place. We sold the Safari to the amazing and brilliant Makenna Johnston during a serendipitous late night FaceTime chat. Matt was on his way north a few days later!

Why a different RV? Well...let's just say that after owning so many (this is #11) we have refined exactly what we are looking for in a rig. Especially in an RV that we will be traveling in full-time with 3 kiddos and 2 dogs. If you're still trying to catch up with our life plans...we rented out our mountain getaway for the next 9 months while we travel and spread the love of essential oils! Our renters are fantastic...a couple of park rangers. One that happens to be a bear tracker, which is perfect since Mr. Friendly Neighborhood Bear is very fond of our house.

This is a 2003 Alpine Coach. Yep! Our third Alpine. We absolutely LOVE these coaches. This one is barely broken in with an odometer reading of 24,000! The key selling points were the full-size washer/dryer, full-size residential fridge, and the huge family bedroom area. The closet that we will turn into bunks is super wide and long. Perfect for 3 growing girls. Speaking of 3, it has 3 slides as well. Two in the bedroom and one up front. We will make it cozy for now...but won't be doing the full remodel until this spring when we park in Texas for a spell. 

So there ya go! We've been a bit busy around here. So many details take care of before we head down the road. We have 72 hrs before our renters move in and we still aren't fully packed up. But we do work well under pressure. If you need us this weekend, we'll be taping boxes, drinking coffee, and playing in the snow (yep! it's snowing up here as I type!). 

My goal is to post here more regularly during our travels. But you can always find me on Facebook and Instagram! Let the fun begin!


Get Your FREE Oil Pouch - Nesting Gypsy Style!

Eeeeeeeeep!! I am SO EXCITED about my August promotion! It's HOT off the sewing machine this morning! The fabulous Sarah at MissMoneyBags and I have collaborated and designed an essential oil pouch just for my readers!  

Yep. I'm in love! These hand-crafted wallets hold 6 small vials, 6 medium vials, and 2 rollerballs...all held together with a sweet wooden button. Compact, easy, ready to go! The coolest thing is that all of the bottles are included too, so you can start using it right away! I NEVER leave the house without my oils...so I can't wait to fill this baby up!

And even better...I'm offering these oil pouches FREE to the first 15 people who open a Wellness Advocate account and choose ANY starter kit (starting at $150). 

And for ONE MORE DAY (expires midnight 8/15), you will also qualify for $50 in free oil credits with that same purchase. WHAT!? That's a lot of yumminess! So don't delay...

All you need to do is go to Nesting Gypsy Naturals and choose your kit, choose "wholesale", and checkout! Your oils will be on their way...as well as your adorable pouch. I will be in touch to get your color preference! You can always click around my site and watch the beautiful videos or shoot me a message if you have questions or want to chat on the phone about oils! They are my favorite thing to talk about ;-)

P.S. My very favorite kits are the Home Essentials and Natural Solutions! If you want to
create a custom kit, contact me!

Do you have your oils already but still want a pouch?!
Sarah is offering a 20% discount to my readers
 on EVERTYHING in her store! Use the code NESTINGGYPSY. Please note that her listing does not include the bottles.

Can't wait to become your oil guru! And know that you are directly helping our family and our small business! We appreciate you so much!

Sweet Sweet Safari

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This is our RV. She likes to wear hula hoops as jewelry.

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She shades us from the bright morning sun as we enjoy breakfast together as a family. Hi Nana and Papa!

She pulls our van behind her with ease...kind of a show off. ;-)

It feels good to be back in a motorhome. We haven't had one since 2011...it's been all fifth wheels and Airstreams and such. But a motorhome just feels GOOOOOOOD. We've missed it. There is definitely an ease of traveling with kiddos in a motorhome. 

This little one travels like a champ! Of course, it does help that she can watch the RV right from her cushy throne. This RV came with an in-motion satellite system. And since we already have DISH, it only cost $7 to add service to the RV. Yes please!

And because I know many of you will ask the question...let's talk car seats. Emma is always in a car seat. The other two girls have to be seated when the RV is moving. But they can be in their bed or on the couch. Each state has different rules regarding car seats...so do your research if you're interested in abiding by said rules :-)

One of the best things about the RV life is the ever-changing view out the door! This was taken somewhere in the middle of Iowa.

We had initially considered removing this couch to have more space for dogs and kiddos to run/play (especially because there are no slides). But I'm SO glad we kept it in. It's crazy soft and comfortable. Plus, the dogs have claimed an entire couch for themselves when they aren't riding in the front window. Spoiled I tell ya.

Do you spot the legs hanging off the top bunk?! This view makes me happy! It doesn't take much to make your RV snazzy. Just a little paint, curtains and textiles. Feels like a new rig!

We took the washer/dryer combo out and added this bunk area. We will be adding privacy curtains and changing out the floor as well. We added a king size bed to the bedroom and lots of hooks for storage. 

Where the magic happens! Love all the storage!

This table can seat all of us...it does pull out and has a leaf. We took out the stock chairs and added smaller IKEA chairs to accommodate seating 5.

So there it is folks! Not perfectly "staged" for pics...but I rarely shoot for perfect anymore. LOL! We're so excited to go on our west coast tour and get back into the rig for a few months. Every time we drive by it at Matt's shop, Emma yells "HOME!!".

Home is where your family is...so yes little one...it's home indeed! 

Photos of our previous RV remodels here: http://www.nestinggypsy.com/rv-remodel-gallery/


West Coast Bound + Sign Up to Host

As I think about driving West...it stirs up a lot of lovely emotions. Our first trip there in 2008 brought some of my most treasured memories to date. Friendships formed that are STILL the best of the best. Several trips later...I feel like we have only just dipped our toes into the goodness that is California, Oregon, and Washington! My heart is happy when we are there! That led me to search back in my archives for some of my favorite images from our time there. And now, I can hardly WAIT! Ocean! Redwoods! Mountains! Redwoods! Yes, they are my favorite thing.

We're leaving Colorado on September 13 and will first head to Salt Lake City for the doTERRA National Convention (eeeeeep! so excited). We are still looking for a daytime babysitter for those days (Sept 16-20), so if you know someone in that area, send them my way! Then we're off to Phoenix for the Free To Be Unschooling Conference. Definitely a highlight of the year as we reconnect with all of the most funky, free-spirited families around! 

And THEN...off to Cali. We will be teaching about essential oils in homes and venues along the way and we're still looking for HOSTS! 

Would you be willing to open your doors to our crazy crew? Nothing special required...just a heart for helping people and some space to have your friends and family over for about 45 minutes of good 'ol fashioned learnin'!  My classes are quick and fun...focused on learning how essential oils can be used in your every day life for everything from allergies to anxiety to animals (yes! oils for dogs)! My goal is to keep it super simple for you and everyone involved. In return, you'll get a gift from me and free oils!  It's not required to have space for our RV, as we usually stay at a local campground...but we can chat details later! Learn more at my new & improved website...complete with sweet little informational videos about oils (click LEARN!). 


If this sounds fun and intriguing...click over to my Google database and add your name. This isn't a commitment...just a way to let me know you're interested in hearing more!  The dates will range from late Sept. in Arizona, starting Oct 1 in the San Diego area...all the way through late November in Oregon/Washington. There is also a spot on the form to leave your name if you just want details on where the class will be in your area.

Can't wait to connect with old friends and meet new friends too! Weeeeee!

P.S. More RV photos coming soon...along with details on how to rent our house on the mountaintop while we're gone!